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Spider-Man (Windows)

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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 to the main mission including multiple unlockable Spider-Man costumes and numerous hidden comic book covers to find.

Screenshots

Spider-Man Windows Left an enemy in a bodybag of webbing.
Spider-Man Windows Wall crawling
Spider-Man Windows He must do the same without a time limit in the Survival training mode.
Spider-Man Windows Title screen (1)

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Enjoyable game, but watch out for bugs! Madotsuki (735) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
Decent game ruined by poor design choices and bugs. Rekrul (51) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
Spidey lives! Zovni (9367) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Too easy, too short. MrSuperGod (58) unrated

The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2001 76 out of 100 76
Peliplaneetta.net Oct 24, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Gamesmania Dec 03, 2001 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot Sep 20, 2001 6.6 out of 10 66
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 25, 2001 13 out of 20 65
Gamezilla Oct 22, 2001 63 out of 100 63
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2001 55 out of 100 55
ActionTrip Oct 26, 2001 55 out of 100 55
PC Action Dec 10, 2001 53 out of 100 53
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 2001 50 out of 100 50

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Trivia

After unlocking the storyboards, if you look at the last one, you can see that the Lizard was meant to be in the final cutscene.

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Kartanym (10781) added Spider-Man (Windows) on Sep 20, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69506), Jason W. Owen (10) and Jim Fun (222)