Revenge of the License: Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game

Michael Crisman writes, "OK, so it’s not exactly designed to scare the sap who picks up the control pad, but I think we can agree: a game about an undead justicar who roams trash-strewn alleys and frequently mixes it up with an immortal demon clown calling itself “The Violator” is not chasing the same crowd as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Magical Mystery Mall. For those of you who missed out on the mid-90s sexplosive sensation that was Image Comics, all I can say is, “Go read that first sentence again.” Image was everything wrong and everything right in comics stuffed into the same blender, and the man most directly responsible for hitting ‘Liquify’ is none other that Todd McFarlane. This is Todd McFarlane’s Spawn: The Video Game for your Super Nintendo. And this is the second-to-last time I will refer to it via its full title, because I do not get paid by the word around here."

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