DescriptionSpider-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.
- "蜘蛛侠" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "ספיידרמן" -- Hebrew spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Inspiration: TV cartoons
- Marvel licensees
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- Spider-Man licensees
|Enjoyable game, but watch out for bugs!||Madotsuki (735)|
|Decent game ruined by poor design choices and bugs.||Rekrul (51)|
|Spidey lives!||Zovni (9367)|
|Too easy, too short.||MrSuperGod (58)||unrated|
The Press Says
|GameStar (Germany)||Oct, 2001||76 out of 100||76|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Dec, 2001||70|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Oct 15, 2001||70|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Nov, 2001||67 out of 100||67|
|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|
|Svenska PC Gamer||Nov, 2001||59 out of 100||59|
|PC Action||Dec 10, 2001||53 out of 100||53|
|PC Games (Germany)||Oct, 2001||50 out of 100||50|
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TriviaIn 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.
Related Web Sites
- Spider-Man Spins a Web Any Size (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Spider-Man, with commentary being provided by Aspyr Media President Michael Rogers (November, 2001).)
- Wikipedia: Spider-Man (Information about Spider-Man at Wikipedia)
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