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Spider-Man (PlayStation)

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Description

Spider-Man is the first 3D game to star the popular web-slinger. It is loosely based on Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Spider-Man Unlimited and features some of the voice cast from each and similar character designs.

Peter Parker is attending a demonstration of the reformed Dr. Otto Octavius's new invention when an imposter Spider-Man steals the device. Spider-Man must work to clear his name and uncover the sinister motives behind the device's theft.

This game features appearances not only by most major Spider-Man characters, but cameos by numerous other characters from the Marvel Universe, such as the Human Torch, Punisher, Daredevil and Captain America.

Spider-Man's webs are greatly emphasized. He can use them both for navigational purposes, like swinging or ziplining, and for offensive and defensive combat, such as tying up a villain, coating his fists with web for extra oomph, or building a protective shield. His web supply is limited though and he must find new cartridges or risk running out. The wall-crawling powers are also prominently features. Spider-Man can cling to any wall or ceiling. This is used for basic environmental navigation and for stealth as there are many sequences where you crawl over the heads of unsuspecting thugs, or drop down and catch them off-guard.

Combat is based around Spider-Man's ability to jump, kick, punch and web. By combining these with direction and in various combinations, Spider-Man is able to throw objects such as furniture, hurl web balls, yank enemies into melee range and follow up with a flurry of hits, among other things. There are a number of boss-battles as well, all of which are puzzle-based.

Missions vary from the fairly common fight-your way-to-the-goal or find-the-key-that-unlocks-the-door types to races to catch some or evade them or just trying to avoid the police.

There are several side goals in addition the main mission including multiple unlockable Spider-Man costumes and numerous hidden comic book covers to find.

Screenshots

Spider-Man PlayStation Main menu.
Spider-Man PlayStation Swinging towards my next objective.
Spider-Man PlayStation Tragedy at bank...
Spider-Man PlayStation Aiming for the shorted out "W".

Alternate Titles

  • "蜘蛛侠" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "ספיידרמן" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

Do whatever a spider can ! DANIEL HAWKS ! (1928) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Best Spider-man game to date! James Kirk (159) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A good mix of action and adventure. Jim Fun (222) unrated

The Press Says

Just Adventure 2001 A 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 19, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Critics Sep 13, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamezilla Nov 08, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Super Play Nov, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 11, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Aug 25, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
4Players.de Sep 18, 2000 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 15, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Sep 21, 2000 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

In the "Race to the Bugle!" Level, during Stan Lee's narration you can see a fiery image drive up the building. Once the level starts and you head out, you will see it again.

The figure is Ghost Rider. And his cameo is exclusive to the Dreamcast version of the game.

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Jim Fun (222) added Spider-Man (PlayStation) on Nov 02, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69521), Kartanym (10785) and Jason W. Owen (10)