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SNES REVIEWS: The Death and Return of Superman

For those reading one of my SNES review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept:

"While the SNES was a constant presence in my childhood, I never had a large collection of games for it. In fact, many of the games I played I still don't know the names of. It wasn't until I say the uproar over Breath of Fire 6 that I knew I played Breath of Fire 1 in the SNES.

After reading the excellent top 100 SNES games list by IGN:


I decided to go back and play those 100 games and review them. Well, as I looked closer at the list, I realized that there are many genres that did not age well from the SNES (racing, sports) and many other genres that I am simply not good at (shmups, arcade shooters) and others that I need other players to play against for an accurate representation (fighters). Also, I played many of the more well known games such as Final Fantasy and Super Metroid."

We finished with the legacy reviews, so we are beginning with the reviews after my hiatus. Please feel free to give me advise on my reviews, as I always look for improvement.

Also, here are a number of extra rules for Destructoid:
-If you have any suggestion of a game that is not in the IGN list that I should review, please suggest it.
-Make a bet on each game to check whether Chris Charter played it or not.

Without further ado, here is:

81- Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage:
Year: 1994.
Genre: Brawler.
Publisher: Sunsoft.
Developer: Sunsoft and Blizzard.

"I should feel tired"

After returning from the death, and beating the final boss, Superman thinks he should be tired, and wonders why he is not. Besides being THE Superman, a tangible reason would be that the players themselves took the enormous fatigue the game inflicts instead of him.

Indeed, I am tired from the uninspired soundtrack. A soundtrack that consists of 10 tracks at most, none of which are memorable. Seriously, this game has the worst SNES soundtrack of all the games I reviewd. Not only is it completely unoriginal and mundane, but it repeats itself to criminal degree. For instance, ALL the bosses including the final boss all share the same terrible music.

In a twisted malicious way, it makes sense that the final boss would recycle the same track as other bosses. Because, wait for it, the final boss is the exact same boss you fought TWO times before with no extra bells or whistles. Not even in the finale does this game deliver a memorable experience.

Bad Soundtrack: -3
Recycled Bosses:-3

In Conclusion:

I thought reviewers have fun when slamming terrible game. Based on this review, which was more difficult to write than a positive review despite being shorter, I think I was wrong.

First, I want to be fair to hard-work put into the game.
Second, I don't want to over-exaggerate my complaints.
Third, playing the game was not a pleasant experience to remember.

From this review, I can only say that DRS might be the worst game Blizzard ever made. It might be the worst SNES game I played and am yet to play. Keep out and go play Batman or Spiderman brawlers if you want your comic book brawler fix.

Final: 8/50

This game does not deserve a list in any SNES top 100, not when being thoroughly outclassed by games off the same genre. I think this game will end up being the one with lowest score in all of my reviews.


1- Don't play the game.

"Next Game"

Apparently, I am done with brawlers for the rest of the list. The next game I will be playing in #73 Pocky and Rocky 2. The name tells you very little about the game, and any description won't give it justice. From what I have seen, it can be likened to Geomon Mysticle Ninja. Also, it is made by Natsume of Harvest Moon fame.

Stay Tuned

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About Lord Spencerone of us since 5:57 PM on 01.12.2014

Hello all, I am Lord Spencer, your friendly neighborhood royalty. Yes, the ancient bloodlines are letting absolutely anyone in these days.

Being the lurker that I am, I have been following Destructoid for more than four years. Well, its 3 AM where I live now, and I just plunged in getting HUGE in the way.

Here is hoping for a fun time.

Oh yes, here is a little more info about me that is probably not as interesting as I think it is:

-I owned and played about 1000+ games.
-I owned and read about 2000+ books (I counted comic books I read as a kid so this is not as impressive as it sounds).
-I absolutely love Legos.

Out of all the games I played, I only regret playing a few. I am a big fan of gaming, and thus I really like most of what I play.

Thanks to the excellent work of community member Dango, now I have a cool infographic of my top 20 games. This list is not my final one, but what I thought off at the moment. If you notice, they are presented in chronological order:

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