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    Source: Electronic Gaming Monthly – Issue Number 69 – April 1995

    There were quite a few games for the Super Nintendo with Spider-Man as the title character. This particular one, simply titled Spider-Man and released in 1995, was based largely on Spider-Man: The Animated Series. It’s your basic side-scrolling platform game with six levels. There are, however, twenty bosses and some help from the Fantastic Four so there are plenty of Spider-Man Villains and other Marvel heroes that show up in this game. This game isn’t anything special but if you are a fan of Spider-Man and this genre of games then it is worth playing.

    The above “Fact-File” is from the April 1995 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly. Fact Files were like mini game previews. They weren’t meant to be critical but would typically have a handful of screenshots and other facts about the game and were often published before a game was complete.

    This game was also available on the Sega Genesis.

  • Super Mario RPG (Super Nintendo)

    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Super Nintendo)


  • Super Metroid (Super Nintendo)

    Super Metroid (SNES)


    Super Metroid on the Super Nintendo was the sequel to Metroid II: The Return of Samus which had been released about three years earlier on the NES. Super Metroid was released in 1994 which was kind of late in the life of the Super Nintendo. Even though the SNES enjoyed immense success, it really had a relatively short commercial life compared to other successful systems. Next generation CD based consoles like the Saturn and PlayStation were only about a year away at this point. The SNES had been kind of late to the 16-bit party with the Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 having been introduced a couple of years earlier.

    Nevertheless, Super Metroid was a huge hit and is widely regarded as one of the best games, not only on the SNES but of all time. It is a side scrolling action adventure game much like the previous games but updated to take advantage of 16-bit hardware. However, it’s really the playability that makes this game so successful.

    You don’t even need a Super Nintendo to check this one out. Super Metroid was released on the Wii’s Virtual Console in 2007, on the Wii U’s Virtual Console in 2013 and on the New Nintendo 3DS’s Virtual Console in 2016.