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Spider-Man: The Movie

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
78
3.8
Windows
75
3.4
Xbox
80
3.4
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Description

Spider-Man, the classic comic book co-created by Stan Lee, is now a major motion picture. This conversion of the movie to the video game world takes the major storyline, characters and artwork of the Spider-Man movie and adds a lengthy backstory and new characters.

The Green Goblin is the main villian here, and as Peter Parker you must defy gravity using your spider crawl, web-slinging and spider-sense abilities to track down Spidey's nemesis through the skyscapers of New York City.

The major inclusion for this title over the previous Spider-Man series (on Playstation also by Activision) is aerial combat. Attack the enemy mid-air while web-slinging, rise and decend while swinging and banking around buildings create a greater emphasis on Spidey's greatest asset, the spider web.

Screenshots

Spider-Man: The Movie PlayStation 2 Breaking into Oscorp
Spider-Man: The Movie GameCube Watch out for Shocker's blasts!
Spider-Man: The Movie PlayStation 2 Peter doesn't start the game with a proper Spider-Man suit
Spider-Man: The Movie Windows Swinging on the web.

Alternate Titles

  • "ספיידרמן" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

A worthy adaptation of the movie that builds upon Spidey's proven formula for success Windows Zovni (9350)
A decent but awkward film conversion with some irritations. Windows Sycada (175)
Not as good as the originals PlayStation 2 James Kirk (159)
Doesn't matter which system you put it on, it is grat in every way. PlayStation 2 Exodia85 (2158)
Welcome to the true world of Spiderman. Windows ThE oNe (178)

The Press Says

GameZone Xbox Apr 29, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
XBox Evolved Xbox Apr 10, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Over Online Windows May 30, 2002 77 out of 100 77
Joystick (French) Windows Jun, 2002 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Apr 18, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Apr 25, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows May 20, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
X-Power Xbox Apr 29, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube Jun, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle Xbox Jul 07, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

This game has several cheat codes that allow you to play the game as a variety of characters, such as thugs, security guards, the Shocker, and a motorcycle cop named Captain Stacey with a striking resemblance to Marvel kingpin Stan Lee.

One code allowed you to play the game as Mary Jane (the only female playable character), but this code was apparently disabled in later production copies of the game. A possible reason for this is that in the game's ending you see Mary Jane and your character kissing, so if you play as Mary Jane you end up with her frenching herself. Perhaps the developers felt that having two women making out in their game would alienate potential buyers (or, more likely, the parents of potential buyers), considering the family demographic this game is targeted at.
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