Back in the 90's, multi-title cross-overs became all the rage in comic books. One of the more popular cross-overs was Spider-Man's "Maximum Carnage", which managed to spawn a really cool video game.
Maximum Carnage was a side-scrolling beat 'em up in the vein of Streets of Rage and Final Fight. The game followed the storyline of the comic book, with Spider-Man joining forces with his nemesis Venom in order to stop the murderous villain Carnage from destroying New York City. Players could choose to play as either Spidey or Venom, and would experience a slightly different story depending on their choice. Additionally, both characters had a range of support characters from the Marvel Universe, which functioned as special moves, that could be summoned to help out in battle. Not only was the game a lot of fun, it also had a cool soundtrack with music from the likes of Black Sabbath and Dokken, and it was also released on a blood red cartridge too. What more could a kid in the 90's ask for from a video game?
If you are a Spidey fan (like me), or if you are a beat 'em up fan (like me), or a fan of both (like me), you should take a stroll down memory lane with Maximum Carnage. In fact, I might have to take my own advice if none of you out there decide to buy the game.