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|Spider-Man: The Movie
Assume the role of the super hero himself, weighing great power with great responsibility as he embarks on a career to thwart crime and put an end to a mastermind criminal, the Green Goblin, and his legions of evil. The game features all-new aerial combat and maneuverability, an advanced combat system with dozens of combos, and new super villians including Shocker, Vulture, and experimental HK units compliments of Oscorp Industries. [Treyarch]
||April 16, 2002
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Wow. Thats all I can say about this game. Not only did they make a great game to go with a great movie, but they pulled it off with awesome graphics and fun gameplay.
The game is one of the truly enjoyable action games of the year, and the look, design, and overall game play should skyrocket it to the hall of game fame.
Spidey's movements are exhilarating...The best superhero game to date.
Lots of new combat moves, including new areal manuevers, should really make gamers feel that they can finally utilize all of that agility Spider is famous for.
My biggest, albeit trivial gripe with this game-- you save far too often. Right as youre starting to get into the swing of things (no pun intended), in most cases, youre stopped and asked to save your game.
Media and Games Online Network
The first 3D beat-em-up game for the Cube delivers in every category, and its slight flaws don't detract from an overall great experience.
A close second to the Xbox version. [June 2002, p.60]
Game Over Online
Enjoyable from beginning to end, with enough diversity peppered throughout the experience to keep the action fresh.
While I loved the wealth of combo moves and web slinging, the added flavor it gave to the title was hampered by the way levels were broken up. [June 2002, p.81]
Its huge variety of moves and shifts in gameplay style capture Spidey well, and its plenty of fun to play.
For those who have an XBOX and a GameCube, I STRONGLY recommend choosing the XBOX version. The XBOX version sports two additional levels, along with improved graphics and Dolby Digital sound.
A fun 3D action-adventure...Often times the action becomes disorienting, difficult to find your bearings, particularly in the indoor levels, which is downright frustrating.
For those willing to hang with its foibles, Spider-Man may prove to be a durable opponent, rather than a pest to be swatted away.
Sports pleasing visuals, solid voice acting, and a slew of unlockable replay incentives.
Though the gameplay is contrived and the story is one you comic fans have heard a million times, it all manages to be more fun than it should just based on letting you romp around as the famous Web-Slinger.
There will be times when you'll wish the game wasn't based on the movie so that it could include more of these outdoor levels with their straightforward but fun action.
The best levels are certainly those based on top of skyscrapers where you have the possibility to just explore by swinging from building to building while shooting webs for no reason. Unfortunately, not many of these are present since Treyarch have filled this game up with ground levels, full of tunnels and small rooms.
Electronic Gaming Monthly
Feels like a bunch of great ideas that weren't fully realized, except for the web-swinging and aerial fighting. [July 2002, p.122]
For the most part Spider-Man is a chore to play through, which is a shame.
Fun (and funny) training levels, decent graphics, and great sound are offset by gameplay that is linear, repetitive, and plagued by an unmanageable camera.
Enormously action packed, yet, it feels as shallow as a Saturday morning cartoon.
The average user rating for this game is 6.4 (out of 10) based on 10 User Votes
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