1001 Video Games
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
On the walls of the comic book shops are screencaps from the game and concept art of Spider-Man villains like Kraven the Hunter and The Lizard.
The game includes a totally realistic 3D representation of New York City, with all places accessible. The only way to get to the Statue of Liberty (after the battle with Mysterio) is to hitch a ride on the helicopter patrolling the water. The geography also includes Ground Zero where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center used to be. Wait for night and two columns of light can be seen where they were.
According to Ireland On-Line
, Kirsten Dunst
was initially unhappy with her avatar: "I got to approve the video game, the way she looks. They made her boobs gigantic. I was like, 'Tone down the boobs, please!' It was a little ridiculous."
Every so often, you may hear a pedestrian mutter "Luckily no one suspects my secret identity". Occasionally during an armored car robbery, one of the security guards who is tied up will utter: "If I could just reach... my utility belt". Both are of course references to superheroes and secret identities.
- On one of the upper levels of the Empire State Building, you can find the Vulture's feathers.
- Occasionally, an enemy will say "Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!" That line is a lyric from the '60s Spider-Man theme song.
- Mysterio's line in the theater, "You have no chance to survive, make your time!", is a deliberate error and was originally said in the Genesis game Zero Wing.
Best selling video game of June 2004.
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