Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
Completionist Info


Episode Number 12
Date Released January 6th, 2012
Completionist Rating Look At It!
Link Maximum Carnage - SCHPIDAMAHN! The Completionist Featuring Continue Episode 12

Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage is aside-scrolling beat 'em up game for the Super NESand Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, developed bySoftware Creations and published by LJN (a subsidiary of Acclaim) in 1994. The game, based ona sprawling comic book story arc of the same name, features numerous heroes, including Spider-Man, Venom, and their allies from the Marvel Comics fictional universe like Captain America, Black Cat, Iron Fist, Cloak and Dagger, Deathlok, Morbiusand Firestar, all teaming up to battle an onslaught of villains led by Carnage, including Shriek,Doppelganger, Demogoblin and Carrion.

Both the Genesis/Mega Drive and Super NES versions come in a red cartridge. They were later released in the normal cartridge colors (black for Genesis, gray for Super NES).

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The Completionist Edit

Jirard reviewed the Genesis version of Maximum Carnage for the twelfth episode of The Completionist. He was challenged to complete the game by Continue? at the end of their episode on the same game, where they state they love it.

Jirard appreciates the game catching him up to speed on the story quickly, but criticizes the long time it takes the comic book panels to finish displaying. Though overall, he doesn't care about the story, especially since it's a beat-em up.

He criticizes the music for being repetitive, and for the poor sound quality. He's also not too fond of the visuals or the repetitious levels and difficulty. Special grievance is saved for the final boss Carnage, who he calls broken.

Overall, Jirard doesn't like the game past the 20 minute mark, which he theorizes is why Continue? liked it: as they only played the first 20 minutes or so.

At the end of the episode, Jirard challenges Continue? to play Bubble Bobble.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first game Jirard has given a Look At It! rating.
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