Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Bits Studios software and published by LJN in 1992. Versions of the game were also released for the Sega Master System and Game Gear by the Flying Edge division of Acclaim. The game is loosely based on a Marvel Comics mini-series that featured Spider-Man and the Sinister Six in the early 1990s.
Doctor Octopus is setting his master plan into action to take over the world with the help of the Sinister Six. Spider-Man manages to defeat all of them and save the world.
In the game the player controls Spider-Man through six side-scrolling levels, with a member of the Sinister Six at the end of each level as a boss. The famous super-hero could jump, punch, kick, climb certain walls, shoot unlimited webs to swing on and collect web fluid to shoot square, web projectives. Players can also duck, and perform a jump kick.
The levels were generally pretty straight forward side-scrolling action, although occasionally a particular item such as key or a detonator would have to be found. Each level started out with a graphic illustration of Spider-Man battling the supervillain that the player would fight as a boss.
After successfully completing each level, the ending is a scene of all the supervillains sitting together in a large jail cell, with the on-screen message, ''VICTORY! Spider-Man triumphs over the Sinister Six...'
- Level One: New York City Streets and Power Plant with the boss being Electro.
- Level Two: New York City Sewers with the boss being the Sandman.
- Level Three: New York City Secret Labotory with the boss being Mysterio.
- Level Four: New York City Streets and Rooftops with the boss being the Vulture.
- Level Five: New York City Park with the boss being the Hobgoblin.
- Level Six: New York City Castle with the final boss being Doctor Octopus.
Spider-Man has only one life (in the NES version), although you do receive one continue. While there are web cartridge icons scattered throughout certain levels, (allowing Spider-Man to shoot ten web projectiles) there are no icons available to restore energy. However, defeating several enemies can restore Spider-Man's power bar.
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You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.