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Spider-Man: The Movie

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
79
3.9
PlayStation 2
78
3.8
Windows
75
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 Dodging Vulture's aerial attacks in the rain
Spider-Man: The Movie GameCube One of the training obstacle courses
Spider-Man: The Movie PlayStation 2 Mission Impossible
Spider-Man: The Movie PlayStation 2 Spidy sense tingling? Should probably get off the train tracks.

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 (9344)
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 (2157)
Welcome to the true world of Spiderman. Windows ThE oNe (178)

The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Jun 05, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Game Over Online Xbox May 30, 2002 85 out of 100 85
IGN Xbox Apr 18, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jul, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox May 29, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Nov 22, 2001 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2002 78 out of 100 78
GameSpy GameCube Jun 24, 2002 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Windows Apr 19, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
ActionTrip Windows Apr 26, 2002 71 out of 100 71

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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.
Contributed to by Kartanym (10766)