Console: Sega Game Gear
The fantastically popular Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin was a huge hit for Sega and rights-holder Marvel. Legend has it that the latter renewed its license with Sega on the strength of this title, which is impressive considering that shortly beforehand, the developer had added Spider-Man as a defeatable enemy to Shinobi without so much as asking Marvel if thatd be okay. What made this game such a barnstormer?
As with later Spider-Man titles, its the combination of exhilarating web-swinging; exacting photography challenges to break up the combat; and a steady roster of freakish enemies to throw sticky goo at, including Dr. Octopus, the Lizard, Electro, the Sandman, and of course the absurdly formidable Kingpin himself.