Since its first appearance in the early 1960s, Spider-Man he knew how to insinuate himself into the collective imagination as one of the superheroes Marvel most popular of all time. Given the potential, groped to place it in the gaming market became an almost obligatory move, but what was the first contact between Peter Parker and our medium?
Spidey’s debut in the world of video games corresponds to the first time that Marvel has granted the use of its own character under license. The year was 1982 and the title in question was the Spider-Man for the Atari 2600: an experience similar to that of the then just released Donkey Kong where, however, the threat of Green Goblin. The company known as Parker Brothers (at the time already famous for making board games such as Cluedo, Risk and the timeless Monopoly), but the product turned out to be rather rudimentary both on the technical front and in its gameplay.
Needless to say, that was only the first in a long list of Spider-Man games. In this regard, in case you want to deepen the subject, here is an article that lists all the Spider-Man video games. And to deceive the wait for the new Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Gameson the pages of .it you can find a special dedicated to Neversoft’s Spider-Man released on PS1.