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Best Spider-Man games on Nintendo consoles


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Do you feel that? It’s your spidey senses that are stirred. Why? Well, maybe that’s because arachnid fans around the world have been speculating for months about who is going to show up in Spider-Man: No Path Home. Will Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield join Tom Holland and the rogue villain gallery from Sony’s previous non-MCU Spider-Man movies? The internet is teeming with rumors and debates, and Spider fans have much to be excited about.

All of these discussions led us to play webslinger as a video game. There has been a whole slew of Spider-Man games over the years, and most (but not all, of course) have appeared on Nintendo consoles. Switch owners may only be able to play as him as the Lego Marvel Super Hero (or as the Fortnite, of course), but there are many other options available on older Nintendo platforms.

But what’s the best Spider-Man game of all time? Which Spider-Man games are worth revisiting? Well, we’ve enlisted the help of our friendly neighborhood readers and asked you to rate and rank your favorite Spider-Man games on Nintendo platforms – the results are below.

Before going any further, it’s best to approach the rhino in the room. Insomniac PlayStation Exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the best interpretations – maybe the best – webslinger in game form, not to mention great Miles Morales To add. These are definitely the nicest Spider-Man games you’ll find, and any Spider-Man fan will want to check out these games on PlayStation 4 or 5. Unfortunately, you won’t see them on any other console, but you can read more about them. on our lovely sister site, Push Square:

With that caveat covered, let’s dive down from the building and sweep our way through a huge 38 Spider-Man games that have appeared on Nintendo consoles over the years …

To note: Keep in mind that the leaderboard here is updated in real time based on the corresponding user rating of each game in the Nintendo Life game database. Even as you read this, it is quite possible to influence the order below. If you haven’t rated your favorites yet, just click on the “star” of the game you want to rate and assign a score now.

The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers (GB)The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers (GB)

Editor: Acclaimed entertainment / Developer: Bits Studios

Release date: July 1993 (United States) / 1993 (UK / EU)

The Game Boy had a surprising number of Spider-Man games, although this one didn’t go particularly well at the time. Story-wise it was tied to some comics from the time which is a good idea, but it was a tricky and rather awkward game to play with its mix of combat and platform / vertical traversal. . Not a classic.

The Incredible Spider-Man 2 (3DS)The Incredible Spider-Man 2 (3DS)

Editor: Activision / Developer: High voltage software

Release date: April 29, 2014 (United States) / May 2, 2014 (UK / EU)

Developed by High Voltage Software (well known for The Conduit on Wii), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 3DS was not the same game that graced other platforms, in fact at the time many thought it was a noticeable downgrade from its portable predecessor. With a disappointing presentation and an emphasis on a 2D platform action rather boring (except for some segments swinging the scruffy Web), this 3DS port is not in the memories of many fans of Spidey.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes (SNES)The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes (SNES)

Editor: Era / Developer: Silver

Release date: March 17, 1995 (JPN)

It doesn’t appear to be a wrong Spider-Man game, with colorful and bulky 16-bit visuals and plenty of encounters against iconic enemies. The problem with this one is that it was only released for the Super Famicom in Japan, so unfortunately a very decent Spidey game missed out on a lot of us in the mid-90s.

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES)Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES)

Editor: LJN / Developer: Bits Studios

Release date: October 1992 (United States) / October 1992 (UK / EU)

This NES entry bears an eerie resemblance to a few other licensed LJN titles of the era, such as a rather small Spidey running, jumping, punching, and kicking enemies. It doesn’t do Spider-Man things like swinging, shooting the web, and scaling walls, at least not as much as we’d like, but it’s a reminder that the early ’90s had plenty of games to go for. franchise and gave many young players great memories.

The Incredible Spider-Man 2 (GB)The Incredible Spider-Man 2 (GB)

Editor: Acclaimed entertainment / Developer: Bits Studios

Release date: August 1992 (United States) / 1992 (UK / EU)

A game that has plagued many young gamers with cruel difficulty spikes, nonetheless it does its best to provide a thrilling Spider-Man adventure on humble tech. You climb walls, swing, and there are even puzzles to solve. There were clever ideas and even story cutscenes, though many never made it to the end credits.

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (DS)Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (DS)

Editor: Activision / Developer: Artificial mind and movement

Release date: October 2, 2007 (United States) / October 12, 2007 (UK / EU)

In theory, this should be a great game; he remixes encounters from the Sam Raimi film trilogy but with new locations and ideas, and meanwhile, Spidey enlists various allies (and even villains) to help him out. Despite the fun idea and even the flexibility to play with different characters, the DS version was pretty rough and the gameplay didn’t quite live up to the concept.

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

Editor: LJN Toys / Developer: Unexpected development

Release date: Dec 1993 (United States) / 1994 (UK / EU)

Considering the limitations of the Game Boy, this was a lofty idea, with each level giving you control of a different hero, including Spider-Man, Cyclops, and Storm. Spidey was the star for opening and closing the game, but like a few others on this list, that probably can’t be considered a Well game, with various quirks and frustrations common at the time. Still, the X-Men are cool.

Spider-Man 3 (GBA)Spider-Man 3 (GBA)

Editor: Activision / Developer: Visions by proxy

Release date: May 4, 2007 (United States) / May 4, 2007 (UK / EU)

Another developed by Vicarious Visions and related final movie Sami Raimi, GBA, it was a beat ’em up side scrolling 2D with a decent amount of web grappling and climbing wall. With the technical limitations of the system, it was nothing like the console versions and had a mixed response at the time. Not incredible Spider-Man, but has its charms.

Spider-Man (SNES)Spider-Man (SNES)

Editor: Acclaimed entertainment / Developer: Western technologies

Release date: 1995 (United States) / 1995 (UK / EU)

This was supposed to take inspiration from the mid-90s animated series, and there would have been high hopes with the use of the SNES. The end result is an action platformer that is fairly average overall, and wasn’t particularly well received when it launched. Some will no doubt have fond memories, but clunky controls and limited creativity in terms of enemies and settings are holding it back.

Spider-Man: At the Edge of Time (3DS)Spider-Man: At the Edge of Time (3DS)

Editor: Activision / Developer: Beenox

Release date: October 4, 2011 (United States) / October 14, 2011 (UK / EU)

It was part of an era for intellectual property in games where there was a real ambition for storytelling (before the excellent PS4 / PS5 exclusives), although the end results did not quite live up to the expectations. expectations. This is a dimension covering 3D beat’em ups with the current team and Spider-Man 2099, which was perfect for dual screens in 3DS. There are quite a few things to like, but ultimately the game is pretty rushed and buggy, dropping what could have been a great title.