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22nd Dec 2023 | 558 views
Recently, with the Switch running Dreamcast in homebrew, I decided to revisit some games that I played in my childhood with my friends, and Spawn was one of them. Back in the '90s, Spawn was very hyped, with magazines, shows, games, and toys—even here in Brazil since 1994. Additionally, it's hard to believe nowadays that the Dreamcast had amazing graphics, and the games looked gorgeous at a time when the PS1 was almost ready to be the go-to console here. Graphically, Spawn and some characters are excellent for a 23-year-old game. Unfortunately, this does not apply to the mostly basic and empty scenarios.
Secondly, the gameplay is at least interesting to look back on for a time when online play was starting. We can play a game here that uses the idea of the tower from classic Mortal Kombat, with quick battle royale matches. This is fun because it mixes the past with what the industry would become 23 years later. Albeit, in summary, the gameplay did not age well at all. It's crazy to think about that in a superhero game you basically need only to use guns and bombs, as the most effectively Spawn or angels and demons attack.
At the end of the day, Spawn on the Nintendo Switch is a good look at the past, even though it's not a very good game.