Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge

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Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Flying Edge
Developer:
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Sound Images v1.4
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[1] T-81136
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-81136-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4][3] T-81136-50
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FARC08SMC
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.9534.95[6] T-81158
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Non-Sega versions
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Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge is an action game starring both the Spider-Man and X-Men comic book franchises. It was released for both the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear.

UK advertising suggests a Sega Master System version was also planned at one stage[7].

Story

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Arcade

While swinging his web throughout the city, Spider-Man notices the disappearances of X-Men Cyclops, Storm, and Wolverine. He then notices a tube from a garbage truck sucking up Gambit and recognizes the truck as belonging to supervillain Arcade. He tracks Arcade down to an abandoned building. Inside, he, along with Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine and Gambit, are placed in the deadly games of Murderworld, a simulated program designed by Arcade to torture and kill his victims.

Gameplay

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Heroes

The game is an action platformer in which the player must complete each Marvel hero's stages to play a final battle with Arcade and escape. Each character has a different gameplay style and unique special abilities. Characters move with Left and Right, kneel with Down, and jump with B.

Characters have energy bars that go down as they take damage from enemies and hazards. They lose a life if they run out of energy. Lives are shared between the characters. The game ends if the player runs out of lives.

Characters

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Spider-Man
Spider-Man automatically clings to walls when he jumps onto them and climbs them with Up and Down. He throws out a web line and swings from it by holding C; he can then use Up and Down to swing higher or lower on the web. This can be used to reach higher platforms. Spider-Man kicks while swinging, which can be used to attack enemies. He can shoot a web line while climbing. Spider-Man shoots web bolts with A. He can shoot web bolts while jumping, kneeling, or climbing.

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Wolverine
Wolverine punches with C and uppercuts with A. Either button punches when jumping or kneeling. Wolverine unsheathes (or retracts) his claws with Up+A. While his claws are out, he can attack weak walls to destroy them.

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Cyclops
Cyclops crouches with Down and stays crouched unless he stands up with Up. He punches and kicks with A. He fires an optic blast with C, which can be aimed at an upward angle with Up+A or at a downward angle (while crouching) with Down+A. Some enemies are immune to the optic blast.

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Storm
In the underwater stages, Storm swims in any direction with the D-Pad. She floats up when no direction is pushed. She fires lightning bolts with A. If she collects a whirlwind item, she can create a whirlwind with B. The whirlwind wanders around a small area, causing damage to anything it touches. If she collects a lightning storm item, she can release a lightning storm with B. The lightning storm attacks with lightning bolts in eight directions. Storm's energy bar is replaced with eight air supply bubbles, which she loses the longer she spends underwater and when she takes damage. Air bubbles are replenished when she surfaces for air or from bubbles that percolate from the floor in some spots.

In her final stage, Storm walks normally and jumps higher than other characters. She shoots lightning bolts with A, which can be aimed at an upward angle with Up+A or at a downward angle (while crouching) with Down+A. She emanates whirlwinds from herself with C. The whirlwind attack is limited; the amount of whirlwinds is shown next to the extra lives.

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Gambit
Gambit throws kinetically charged playing cards with A. These cards can be thrown upwards with Up+A or while crouching with Down+A. He has a deck of 52 cards. There is a meter that goes down as he throws cards; he cannot throw cards if the meter is empty. Gambit can replenish his playing cards by picking up cards dropped by defeated enemies. He can defeat enemies by running into them, but this costs health and enemies defeated in this manner do not drop cards. Gambit can throw a "Joker" card with C, which causes fireballs to radiate out from him. These cards are limited; the amount possessed is shown next to the extra lives.

Items

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Extra Life
Gives the player an extra life.
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Extra Energy
Restores a partial amount of energy.

Spider-Man

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Silver Spider
Awards 50 bonus points.
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Gold Spider
Awards 100 bonus points.
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Red Spider
Awards 500 bonus points.
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Diamond
Awards 100 bonus points.

Cyclops

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Extra Energy
Restores a partial amount of energy.
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Power Blast
Temporarily empowers the optic blast so it can defeat any enemy in a single blast. The energy bar flashes while this effect is active.

Storm

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Whirlwind
Gives Storm another use of her whirlwind ability. These pearls are released from oysters when they are attacked.
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Lightning Storm
Gives Storm another use of her lightning storm ability.

Gambit

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Lucky Star
Awards 50 bonus points. Every 100 stars collected awards an extra life.
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Playing Card
Restores 7 playing cards. These are dropped by defeated enemies.
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Full Deck
Completely restores Gambit's playing cards, including 2 Jokers, and awards 500 bonus points.
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Bonus "B"
Restores 26 playing cards and half of Gambit's energy and awards 5,000 bonus points.
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Ball Bonus
Rolls the doomball backwards and awards 250 bonus points.
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Diamond
Awards 500 bonus points.

Stages

The opening stage is played as Spider-Man at the start of the game.

After it is completed, the player can choose to play the stages of any character in any order. The player can switch characters after completing a stage. Each character's second stage can only be played after completing the first.

Once they have all been completed, the player plays an additional short stage for every character. The final stage is played as Spider-Man.

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Opening
Spider-Man must de-activate the "Security Eyes" in a set order (as indicated by the Spider-Sense) to enter the building.

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Wolverine 1
A funhouse with enemies resembling the clown villain Obnoxio the Clown. The boss is Apocalypse.

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Wolverine 2
A rampaging Juggernaut chases Wolverine.

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Cyclops 1
Set in the Genosha underground Sentinel mines. The boss is Master Mold.

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Cyclops 2
The boss is Master Mold.

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Storm 1
Underwater maze level with Storm having a limited air supply. She must destroy the capsules to raise the water level.

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Storm 2

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Gambit 1
A cave where Gambit is chased by the doomball, a giant spiked ball.

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Gambit 2
The screen scrolls up automatically and can crush Gambit between objects. The boss is the Black Queen (Selene).

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Spider-Man 1
The bosses are Shocker and N'astirh.

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Spider-Man 2
The bosses are Rhino and Carnage.

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Final
The boss is Arcade.

History

Development

The Mega Drive Arcade's Revenge was converted from the Super NES version, and did not arrive on the platform until a full year later.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Software Creations Development Team
  • Programming: Peter Andrew, Peter Harrison
  • Artwork: Gavin Eagleton
  • Music: Sound Images
Acclaim Development By "The Black Team"
  • Mark Flitman, Donn Nauert, Mike Arkin, Tom Rademacher, Joe Allocco, Linda Spelman
  • Special Thanks: Mike Follin, Stephen Ruddy, Kevin Edwards, Coffee
Source:
In-game credits
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[8]


Game Gear version

Software Creations Development Team
  • Programmed by: Mike Ager, Craig Mitchell
  • Graphics by: Gavin Eagleton
  • Music by: Alistair Brimble
Acclaim Development by The Black Team
  • Mark Flitman, Mike Archer, Tyrone Miller, Joe Allocco, J.J Mazziotto, Linda Spelman
Source:
In-game credits
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge GG credits.pdf
[9]


Magazine articles

Main article: Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Game Gear print advert in Mega Play (US) #0501: "February 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Game Gear print advert in Sega Visions (US) #17: "February/March 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Magazine (UK) #1: "January 1994" (1993-12-10)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[1]
Hyper (AU) PAL
62
[14]
Joypad (FR) PAL
84
[15]
Mega (UK) PAL
45
[4]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
84
[16]
Mega Force (FR)
85
[17]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
71
[3]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
78
[2]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
46
[18]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[19]
Sega Force Mega (UK) PAL
80
[20]
Sega Force (SE) PAL
53
[21]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
67
[22]
Sega Mega Drive
70
Based on
14 reviews

Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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Mega Drive, FR
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Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
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Mega Drive, AU

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Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[23]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
60
[24]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
70
[6]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
65
[25]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
85
[26]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
89
[27]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
51
[28]
Sega Megazone (AU)
80
[29]
Todo Sega (ES)
78
[30]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[31]
Sega Game Gear
75
Based on
10 reviews

Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge

Game Gear, US
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4a4414ea
MD5 16205f67804ec434085121f3c4a81bf5
SHA-1 978dabcc7d098edebc9d3f2fef04f27fd6aeab19
1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 742a372b
MD5 912075356cc3bb5bbab641e61d3904d7
SHA-1 4006a23571f194e1fcb3563557decd5d11e7b5c2
512kB Cartridge (US)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GamePro, "September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 32
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-09-28), page 88
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 MegaTech, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-20), page 74
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mega, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-21), page 59
  5. GamePro, "March 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 174
  6. 6.0 6.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 6 June 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 82
  7. Sega Magazine, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-10), page 3
  8. File:Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge MD credits.png
  9. File:Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge GG credits.pdf
  10. GamePro, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 94
  11. Game Players, "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (US; 1993-1x-xx), page 164
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 59
  13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 220
  14. Hyper, "December 1993" (AU; 1993-xx-xx), page 41
  15. Joypad, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 136
  16. Mega Action, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-07), page 34
  17. Mega Force, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-11-10), page 94
  18. Sega Power, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-07), page 68
  19. Sega Pro, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-14), page 68
  20. Sega Force Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-16), page 38
  21. Sega Force, "1/94" (SE; 1994-01-12), page 14
  22. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 173
  23. Computer & Video Games, "October 1994" (UK; 1994-09-15), page 102
  24. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 40
  25. GamePro, "June 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 146
  26. Mega Force, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-07-04), page 108
  27. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-07-30), page 78
  28. Sega Magazine, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-xx), page 77
  29. Sega Megazone, "September 1994" (AU; 1994-0x-xx), page 29
  30. Todo Sega, "Agosto 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 42
  31. VideoGames, "June 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 80


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Spider-Man games for Sega systems
Arcade
Spider-Man: The Videogame (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1991) | Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1993) | Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994) | Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1995) | Venom - Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (1995)
Sega Master System
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1991) | Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1992) | Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (1993) | Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1993)
Sega 32X
Spider-Man: Web of Fire (1996)
Sega Dreamcast
Spider-Man (2000)



X-Men games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1993) | X-Men (1993) | Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) | X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1995) | X-Women: The Sinister Virus (unreleased)
Sega Game Gear
Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1994) | X-Men (1994) | X-Men: GamesMaster's Legacy (1994) | X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega Saturn
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1995) | X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997)
Sega Master System
X-Men: Mojo World (1996)
Sega 32X
X-Men: Mind Games (Unreleased)
X-Men related media
Music
Sega Tunes: X-Men 2: Clone Wars (1996)