User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Spider-Man 2 (Nintendo DS)

62
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com:
    Spider-Man's big screen adventures come to Nintendo DS's dual screens.

    Activision's Spider-Man 2 DS for Nintendo DS follows the storyline of the summer smash hit Spider-Man 2 over the course of over a dozen missions. In addition to running into the movie's main meanie Doctor Octopus, classic Spider-Man villains such as Mysterio also make an appearance (although in Mysterio's case you never can be sure if he's really making an appearance or it's one of his many illusions!).

    Spider-Man 2's graphics are an impressive mix of 2D and 3D. As Spider-Man swings and springs through the city, the levels rotate as they scroll, which really adds a great feeling of depth to the action. Some encounters switch the viewpoint to first person, such as the epic battle with Doc Ock on top of the runaway train.

    Everyone knows that Spider-Man can do whatever a spider can, and thanks to the Nintendo DS's touch screen, all of Spidey's moves are at your fingertips. It's great fun to be able to recreate virtually all of Spider-Man's moves from the excellent Nintendo GameCube game, from his punishing attacks to his trademark web-swinging specialties.

    Spider-Man 2 DS does an excellent job of mixing traditional gameplay elements with new touch-screen action. In one boss battle, for example, you have to guide Spidey to computer terminals on the upper screen, then use the touch screen to solve puzzles by moving switches with your finger or stylus.

    Bottom Line

    Spider-Man 2 DS is an excellent game that brilliantly uses the Nintendo DS's touch-screen technology to emulate the feel of web-swinging. Now you can go where ever a spider can!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Feb 04, 2005.

Press Release:
    ACTIVISION’S SPIDER-MAN 2 FOR THE NINTENDO DS WEBS RETAIL OUTLETS NATIONWIDE

    Santa Monica, CA – November 17, 2004 – The world’s most celebrated Super Hero, Spider-Man, is swinging into retail stores nationwide in Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Spider-Man 2 for the Nintendo DS’ video game platform. The game, which is based on this summer’s blockbuster feature film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel, is among the first titles to hit retail stores alongside the Nintendo DS hardware.

    There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the Nintendo DS and we are excited to be among the launch titles for this innovative new platform,” said Kathy Vrabeck, president of Activision Publishing. “Spider-Man 2 takes advantage of the Nintendo DS’s processing power by delivering amazing graphics and sound, and gameplay that fully realizes the potential of the dual screen.

    Players assume the role of Spider-Man and re-live the movie experience through all new missions featuring unique enemies, objectives and combat maneuvers.

    Utilizing the touch screen and new controller layout, players can quickly swing, run, jump, solve puzzles, engage in combat and switch to an arsenal of moves on the fly, while patrolling and protecting the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock.

    Spider-Man 2 for the Nintendo DS is being developed by Vicarious Visions and is currently rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB.

    About Spider-Man Merchandising, LP
    Spider-Man Merchandising L.P. is a 50/50 limited partnership comprised of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. The partnership oversees all of the licensing and merchandising for the Columbia Pictures feature film “Spider-Man 2,” based on Marvel characters.

    About Activision, Inc.
    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.

    ###

    Spider-Man and related characters: TM & Marvel Characters, Inc.

    Spider-Man 2, the movie: 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Feb 03, 2005.