Spider-Man does whatever a spider can...uh, sort of.
You're reading the words of one of Spider-Man's biggest fans and this Atari 2600 game was a childhood staple. The setting is a nondescript building and Spidey "shoots webs" to get to its rooftop. Ultimately, it's a time-race for Spidey to get past window thugs and window bombs to diffuse a huge bomb set by the hovering Green Goblin, whom the wall-crawler can't even fight!
This game was fun to play at first, but as Spidey saved the building over and over again it got immensely BORING. Just to spice things up, I sometimes let the web slinger fall and either save him at the last possible second or let him go splat (which looked & sounded sweet no matter what, sorry). It always appeared extremely goofy when Spider-Man used his webs to vertically move, as a long black line shoots out of the top of his head. My positive bias towards the character will not stop me from noting this game was kind of dumb and monotonous. But it *was* Spider-Man's first VG, and hell, it even had a theme song that is *still* stuck in my head! So it balances out for me.
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