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      29.09.2010 17:35
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      Still a great Spiderman game after all these years

      Spiderman for the Playstaion 1 was released in 2000. This is the first truely great spiderman game I remember playing. I always felt held back by previous incarnations of the the wall crawler as they were 2D and side scrolling, go this way, beat em ups! This is the first time you were let loose as spiderman to swing, crawl and jump in full 3D. For the first time you get to see Spidermans rogues gallery in 3d as you fight carnage, mysterio, venom, scorpion dock ock and more. Plus the fact that you get helped out by daredevil, captain america, black cat and the punisher. Its like a dream come true. The levels are great and they get more and more difficult as you progress. The story follows roughly that doc ock is trying to control the symbiotes. Of course this is great fun to play still and even now it still has more fun and humour than the later incarnations (except spiderman 2). As for replay value you have comic books and costumes to collect which should keep you busy for awhile. One thing of nore here is that webbing actually runs out - which is an extra dimension to those of you used to playing the newer games! All in all this game is great fun and worth a game if you come accross it.

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      24.01.2010 10:43
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      Overall enjoyable and good if you can get it cheaply

      Spiderman on the Playstation is a very enjoyable action game with plenty of beat em up moments and great graphics. It's well worth investing in a copy of this game to play. The only drawback of this game is that it's not the hardest game to complete so doesn't offer too much replay value. The graphics in the game are pretty decent from the characters to the New York buildings which you swing from and have enough detail to make them quite realistic. The whole game in general is pretty impressive visually and nothing really gets too repetitive or boring in that respect. The animation is such that spider man looks like he does in the comic books and adds an extra depth to the game. As far as the gameplay goes this 3-D Spider man game operates pretty well. The movements of the characters in the game is smooth enough as you move around the playing area and his moves are great fun as you latch on to buildings and build webs. As you swing from building to building there was a danger that this might not work but due to the camera angles it works well. If you're stuck on a building and the camera turns to give you a view of the surrounding area in order for you to see where you are going to swing to next, the building you are on becomes invisible so your view is not blocked. This is extremely helpful and adds to the gameplay as there is nothing in your way blocking off your views and making it harder to make the next jump. If this game does has one problem is that it's a little too short and so doesn't offer too much replay value. If you beat the game once or twice on the hard setting there is not too much left to do as no new characters or levels are unlocked. The only thing you can do is change costumes which doesn't hold too much interest. If you play this game on Normal or Kid settings then it's too easy and not very challenging really. The simplicity of the game could mean it's not for everyone but I guess for children it's still worth buying. Overall, I enjoyed the game while it lasted but not the most challening and a little too short. But worth getting for a cheap price or renting out.

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      27.05.2008 23:52

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      A good superhero game and thats rare nowadays

      When you think super hero's who do you think of? Well theres so many, Superman Batman hell even Ironman has his own movie nowadays but the biggest grossing movies of the past few years have actually been the Spiderman series. This game on the Playstation isn't based on either of the 3 movies to date, but of the cartoon/ comic book hero of Spiderman. This is a 3rd person platform game in which you guide Spidey around defeating crime and defending the good of the land. Theres plenty of cool little gadgets you can use, everything from your webs to your spidey-sense is useful in your pursuit of justice and do right the wrongs. The graphics are pretty cool, looking very comic book like and clearly these weren't too much for the PSX to handle, the animations are all very smooth and each move Spiderman does looks pretty sweet. The sound is of course good and accompanied by the themes that mde the cartoon and live action series so popular. For me what makes this game so playable is the gameplay itself, very easy to manouver your character around and it never really feels awkward. All in this is a unique spiderman title different from the ones based on the movies and it's worth a look for fans of this superhero, thumbs up.

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      11.09.2004 03:01
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      Save the city, be the hero, get the girl - you won't find a more instantly attractive premise this year. and San Andreas aside, its unlikely you'll find a game to match the cheer scale and ambition of spider-man 2. The biggest achievememnt is the vast model of Manhattan that provides the playgroung for your superheroics. Its enormity is driven home early on when, as Peter Parker, the daily bugle orders you to take an aerial photograph of the city. Change into Spidey's spandex, scramble up the tallest skyscraper, look down and WOW mile after glistening mile, and not a single loaded time in sight. That's right no invisible walls and no-off limit areas - just a bustling urban sandbox waiting to be explored. You do the obvious and dive straight down. The screen blurs as Spidey hits terminal velocity and then, with seconds to spare before splatterisation, you flick out a web line and arc back towards the sky, gasping at the sheer thrill of it as -TWAT- tou hit a building like asuicidal pigeon (well at least thats what i did). Thankfully the only damage done is to your ego, and if you manage to press circle in time you will start crawling up the wall (well i did so it can't be too hard). The whole game is remarkable, the swinging works at all. Seriously imagine being a programmer and watching theCG-straining footage of Macguire bouncing around NYC, then going away and tryig to make it happen using a dual shock. Spider-man 2 teaches the audience a new trick not found in other games (except spidey 1), swinging. For every annoying moment , there's a couple of absolute crackers - like swinging under Brooklyn while chasing after Black cat, or hitching a ride from a helicopter on your way to rescue Aunt May from an oncoming train. The clever way the game's structured also helps. To unlock each new chapter you first need to complete a couple of objetives, one of which advances the story, while the others usually involves acc quiring a set number of hero points. How you do this is entirely up to you, and there's plenty of choice because trouble is never more than a street away. Manhattan is stuffed with things to do - from race challenges to pizza deliveris to the missions you pick up from distressed citizens, which include intervening with robberies, rescuing trapped construction workers and returning lostbaloons to whining children. These give the game a loose, natural rhythm, because after dealing with a tricky boss encounter in the main game, helping out locals actually comes as a relief - giving you space to breath and really explore. Our only reservations are how quickly the optional missions start to repeat and the slightly limited nature comes to combat. But lets not pull any more of Spidey's legs off. Those with particuly short memories would do well to remember that there was a time when all you had to do was say "monie license" to a videogame fan and it would induce Zidane-style vomiting. And that time was last week.. Spider-man 2 is almost unique in that it only does justice to the source material - Maguire's voice acting is a massive help here- but also stands as an enjoyable gameplay experience in its own right. The design is ambitious enough to give most games a nosebleed, but Spider-man 2 doesn'tbuckle - and, despite some off key moments, fully delivers on oits brilliant premise. The city's waiting for you. Graphics 08/10 Slick animation. Manhattan's incredible Sound 08/10 Excellent voicing from all the stars Gameplay 08/10 Enjoyable, but prone to repitition Lifespan 09/10 Enormous city with loads to see and do conclusion Sets a new standard for movie crossovers, delivering a thrillingly freeform experience marred only by the occasional uneven mission

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      03.08.2004 01:29
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      Spiderman for the Xbox really will take you for a spin. It is unique as it is such a good game. It is much better than every existing Spiderman game even the first Spiderman the movie game. Nearly everything on it has been perfected. But not everything has. Gameplay: Well, overall, the gameplay is very good. But, they could have made it better. I personally feel that it lacks in some things. I feel that they got the swinging like Spiderman does perfect. But the fighting and the game length aren't as good. For starters the swinging is great. It makes you feel like you are actually Spiderman swinging through New York. As you can do what he does with a little something called precision swinging. It?s all acrobatical. I think that that is the best part about the gameplay. Now moving on to the fighting part of the game. Throughout the game you have to face various enemies. Be it common thieves, to alien robots, to mysterio, and then to rhino, shocker and doctor octopus. Now the fighting is still good, but like I said they could have made it better. This time Spiderman also has a bag of new tricks that you either obtain or purchase using your hero points. You can do all sorts of new moves like swinging multiple enemies around your head before you slam them into a wall or the ground. You can take them for a ride before diving down and smacking their heads right down onto the floor or just dropping them letting them fall. You can web the enemies to lamp posts or anything like that, and then beat them up whilst they are hanging upside down. The only bad bit about the fighting is that when you hit an opponent or enemy, one of those circular cartoony type 'Pow' things appears on the screen. It?s hard to explain what I mean but if you've ever watched a cartoon then you would understand what I'm getting at. And it appears every single time you hit an enemy. Its annoying at first but after a while you will get used to it. Now moving on to the leng th of the game. I feel that it is quite a short game, and I would like it if it was longer. This is because I got through the game very quickly as the majority of the game I feel is quite easy. There are a few hard bits but not many, the only hard bits that I can remember doing is fighting Doctor Octopus for the second time and fighting a huge bunch of robots and people with big, heavy guns and rockets. Although there is mini missions and things that you have to collect to prolong the end of the game. It doesn't completely follow the second film exactly, as you know having read my description of the gameplay, which didn't bother me and so shouldn't bother you. It also doesn't have the multiplayer option which I wish that it had. Graphics: The graphics on this are very good but they still have room for improvement. The citizens that walk about are repetitive in terms of looks. As I rescued the same people about 20 times etc. Apart from this pretty much everything else looks life like. I.e. the buildings, Spiderman, the cut scenes, you get the picture. Also some of the buildings are real. Like the statue of liberty, the sky scrapers, and some of the theaters etc. The backgrounds are also life like. Music that is played: The type of music that is played in the background sets the mood for the different objectives or stages in the game. As there is different music played at different points. I.e. fighting parts, racing parts (racing against time), rescuing parts and many more. Conclusion: Overall I feel that the game is one of those games that everyone has to try even if they are not a Spiderman fan. And that even if it could be improved it is still a very good and enjoyable game to have and play.

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        15.01.2003 02:22

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        Spiderman is an excellent game for ps1 it has exellent graphics and sound it is alot better than ps2. In the game you start off where yu have to follow a little spider compass you do this all the way through the game. on the first level you get help and you swing from building to building. This is a great web swinging game. graphics:for a playstation1 this are pretty good graphics they could be better on ps2 but i was amazed by the graphics on this game. gameplay:its fast and addictive you will have so much fun that 1 minute will be like 1 second to you! sound: spiderman talks to his enemies while fighting and while in a hmv sequence. you can hear spiderman and his enemies talking to each other very clearly. one of the clearest games i have heard on the playstation 1! overall out of 10 graphics: 10 gameplay:10 sound:10 the whole game out of 100% 100%

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        18.07.2002 19:40
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        Great game, which takes a couple of hours to get used to. As the bumpf says, it really does go beyond the film, and as well as Green Goblin, you have to fight the challenge of Scorpion, Vulture, and countless baddies. Definitely do the training for 15 mins first - just gets you into the hang of web-swinging and web-zipping. It's reasonably straightforward to get through the games on the easier levels. To make it more fun, you can also play as different characters; here's how to play as Green Goblin (in the form of Harry). 1. Start the game on at least hard level 2. Pause and quit to the nain menu 3. Type in ARACHNID in the Cheats menu 4. Level warp to the Conclusion 5. In the main menu, go to Secret Store and collect 6. Start New Game. As simple as that - pause to check out Goblin's controls. Other characters include GIRLNEXTDOOR (Mary June - is the animated version more attractive than Kirsten Dunst) and SPIDERBYTE (for a mini Spiderman). Great fun, but you'll need to play as different characters to get the most out of it.

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          15.10.2001 19:19
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          This third person platform game lets you take control of one of the most famous super heroes ever created, Spider-Man. Spider-Man has been framed and must clear his name.. As Spider-Man you are armed with a large repertoire of moves. You can crawl up walls, web sling between buildings, sling yourself to walls, punch, kick, jump, pick up and throw (large) objects and you have several web based attacks. Most importantly you have Spider sense, warning you when you are approaching a dangerous situation. Of course all the moves must are necessary throughout the game. The control is well thought out and easy to use, with 'Black Cat' your super heroine friend, tutoring you about the basics on the first level. The game has several types of level varying from excellent chase scenes, building based levels (often involving saving hostages) and difficult survival levels, to well thought out boss levels. There are some other level types but these ones make up the bulk of the game. Most of the levels are purely based on action, but for some variety the levels based within buildings contain simple, lateral puzzles that you must work out to progress. None of these are too taxing, but they can occasionally make you stumble. During this game you have to fight a variety of Spider-Man's most dastardly foes including Venom, Chaos, Doctor Octopus, Scorpion and Rhino. The basic structure of the game, simply involves finding any given villain's hideout, by progressing through their lair usually spanning over a number of levels. All the villains are not only well realised in the game but they are also used in cut-scenes to tell you the unfolding story. I was particularly impressed whenever I had to fight these super villain bosses. These levels often require an intelligent strategy to beat them and you need to use as much brains as brawns to beat them. Having said this the game does suffer from the general problem of repetitiveness, with concepts regularly reused. One major irritation is that any villain's henchmen are the weakest characters in the game, with only one type of henchman per level. This does make battling them repetitive and in some instances actually irritating. Generally though the game is fun, and just as a level starts to bore you, you'll find a way to get past it. The game is relatively short, and will not take too long for most people to complete on a normal skill level. To keep you coming back, the creators ask you to pick up comic book items that give Spider-Man new costumes with various powers that can be used in the game. This is a nice touch. Presentation throughout the game is well executed. The cut scenes are never too intrusive and you do feel like you wish to watch them at least the first time around. All the cut scenes have a simplistic style that fit in with the classic cartoon. The story is full of twists and turns and really does feel very similar to a comic book story. The cut-scenes are graphically on the simple side, but this is keeping in with the style of the popular cartoon. Short cut-scenes are also well used for specific types of death (for example drowning). Graphics within the game are generally good. Spider-man and other characters move well and compare well to the comics/ cartoon. However minor henchmen although again well done, suffer from the fact that they all look the same. Each level looks samey and sometimes it is possible to get lost. However most of these problems are partially due to the limits of the PlayStation. However one major graphical problem is the regularity that the characters appear to move through parts of the scenery. This can occasionally lead you to being injured or killed in an unfair manor. Another common graphical problem is that the textures often 'warp' when Spider-man walks or crawls over them. Sound throughout the game is excellent. The music from the title sequence to ea ch level is varied and is well suited to the game. It is also dynamic, with music kicking in when you approach an enemy. Spider-man often makes wise cracks after dispatching an enemy, after a while these can be irritating but with each level these wise cracks do change. They have obviously been based on the cartoon series. The user interface is well thought out and easy to use. A nice little touch is that the main game screen has eight options, one for each leg of the Spider-man symbol in the background. Saving and loading the game is quick and easily accomplished. The cut-scenes can also be easily skipped. The presentation is generally very polished. This is a fun, action packed, easy to play and a well-presented if short-lived platform game. It is the best super hero game released in recent history and certainly worth obtaining.

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            10.08.2001 15:56
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            I was leant this game by my brother in law, who recommended it as good fun. He is a Play Station fanatic and it clearly has his recommendation. The game sat around in my flat for several weeks until one rainy afternoon I decided to give it a try. It has 4 modes to choose from; difficult, medium, easy and kid mode. Feeling a little lazy and not being that good a gamer, I opted for kid mode. I have not tried the other modes as yet, but can see how it could be made much harder (tougher to kill enemies etc). Even in this simple mode I found the game highly addictive, it's comic book style in both graphics and plot proving very entertaining and enhanced by Spiderman's 'witty' comments throughout. Many of the characters from the comics feature (Daredevil, Venom, Black Cat etc) all having a role in the story. There are a variety of monsters to be fought which can become a little repetitive at times, as can the moving from place to place. However, the desire to see the plot develop somewhat counterracts this. Spiderman's movement is reasonably easy to control and his fighting moves and weapons are effective, interesting, varied and quick to master. I would recommend this for younger gamers and those who don't want anything too demanding.

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              15.03.2001 02:01
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              Two years ago I attended my first E3 in LA. What game made the biggest impression on me? Spider-Man. And it was only on video, you couldn't even play it. When I received the one level Demo in OPM this past Winter, I was blown away at how the game was coming together. Once again, the majority of my time at E3 2000 was at the Activision booth, playing the game. Then I begged Rhy-Ming at Activision to send me a build of the game back in July, which she did. I loved every minute of it. I was blown away at the vision of Neversoft. They obviously have a great love for the character, and it shows through in every single aspect of the final product. The whole concept behind this game is to throw you into the life of your friendly neighborhood wallcrawler, and Neversoft made sure they did just that. Spidey has every power he ever had in the comics (and then some, more on that in a moment): Wallcrawling, webswinging, spider sense, web weapons (web yank, exploding web dome, web spikes for his fists, impact webbing and web trap), proportional strength, agility, high jumping and of course, fists and kicks and combos of those. Controlling your hero takes some time to get used to, because this is a character who can go on walls and ceilings, upside down and rightside up and everything in between, so the perspective changes quite a bit. The camera does act up every now and then, but I'll live with it. As you swing around virtual New York, you'll be amazed at how easy Spidey is to control. You'll marvel at how cool it is to stick hundreds of feet in the air to the side of a skyscraper, while taking out thugs on the rooftops below. The story is ripped right out of the comics. Someone has impersonated Spider-Man and stolen Doc Ock's latest contraption. That makes Spidey Public Enemy Number 1, natch, so you'll spend a lot of time avoiding the boys in blue while trying to clear your name. Along the way, you'll encounter a laundry list of som e of Spidey's greatest foes: Rhino, Scorpion, Mysterio, Venom, Doc Ock and even Carnage, along with some friendly faces too like Daredevil, Punisher, Human Torch, Black Cat, JJJ and Peter Parker's wife, Mary Jane. The story is moved along by CG cutscenes as well as the odd one using the game engine. Lengths have been taken to keep the soul of the comic intact, and in true Marvel fashion the game truly plays out like an interactive comic book, with twists, turns, and a whole lot of action. I don't often laugh at video games, but Venom and Spidey had some great comical exchanges. Even Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee shows up to do the narration, which is only fitting. Neversoft used the Tony Hawk engine for the guts of Spider-Man and it turned out to be an excellent idea. The game is graphically sharp, moves at a nice clip, the animation is top notch and the camera, although a little quirky at times, is pretty respectable. Unfortunately the mouths don't move during the cutscenes, but that shouldn't stop you from buying this title. The acting is great, and just as over the top as you'd find in the comics. For once, "over-the-top" actually fits in a videogame! Rino Romano who provided the voice for Spider-Man in the Spider-Man Unlimited animated series, returns to mouth our webheaded hero again. Unlimited continues and well placed Save Points make the game move along briskly without every getting too frustrating until near the end of the game, when the difficulty ramps up quite a bit. You can play Spider-Man on 3 difficulty levels (Easy, Normal and Hard) and there is even a great option called "Kid Mode" which allows young children to play the game with little difficulty and an easier control scheme. My four-year old daughetr tried it, and she had a great time, although I got supreme doo-doo when she told my wife that she "killed a bad guy." "But they just flicker and disappear honey, he didn 9;t die," I said trying to not get "the look." I got "the look" and more. My only complaint with Kid Mode is that they should have taken steps to eliminate deaths from "falling," as some young kids may have trouble with spatial relations, especially in a 3D game. Not only is the game a blast to play, but there is just so much to do. The game offers a Training Mode, which helps you develop your spider skills in a few various time-limited tests: Time Attack, Survival Mode, Speed Training, Target Practice and Item Collecting. Throughout the game you can find comic books hidden in the levels. You can then check out the Gallery and see which ones you've found and bone up on some Spider-Man history. The Gallery also allows you to view the movies you've unlocked, check out the characters in the game, look at the storyboards and view the comic covers that separate stages. You can also find costumes hidden around the levels, which then allow you to play the game as that version of Spider-Man as well as provide various powers that the costume had in the comics. There are 10 in total and range from Spider-Man 2099, to Captain Universe Spidey (anyone remember that?) to the Scarlet Spider to Peter Parker himself. Even though it's sort of just pallette swapping, the ability to play as these other costumes is a testament to just how far Neversoft went to make this game fun from beginning to end. There are also a slew of hidden cheats like the obligatory Big Head Mode, Level Select, etc. One of the coolest codes is the What If? Mode. What If? refers to the line of comics published in the 80's that dealt with parallel Marvel universes and the events that contributed to their existence. For example, What If Spider-Man had stopped the burglar that shot Uncle Ben? The What If Mode in the game simply changes some events, some big, some hardly noticeable, but enjoyable just the same. It doesn't affect any FMV sequences, but if you keep a sharp eye out you might notice some bizarre things. Complaint Dept. The one problem with Spider-Man may be it's length. It isn't a very long game, and some stages can be quite short. Those who thrive on getting from beginning to end just to beat a game will have a few hours of game time ahead them; others who will go back and explore will get more out of the game. We aren't talking 40 hours of gameplay here. This is an action game, not an RPG. The length of the game really doesn't matter as everything has been done to perfection, but some sticklers might take issue with it. Even though I've already admitted to being a Spider-Man fan, don't think that I am quick to embrace all things "Spider-Man" especially when it comes to video games based on the character. I have played my share of crappy games based on Spider-Man and other superheroes: Batman, Superman, X-Men, you name it, and I've probably suffered through it. If anything, I am the harshest critic of games like this because I expect so much. I am happy to report that the hype is true: Spider-Man from Neversoft is the best Superhero game ever made. Hands down. All of those companies trying to cash in and make a quick buck on a license, take notes on how to really do it. Neversoft took their time and created a game that will forever be the benchmark of superhero games. If you aren't willing to spend the time, or if you do not love and understand the property you are dealing with, then you will fail. Neversoft and Activision will reap the monetary benefits from Spider-Man (and Tony Hawk 1 & 2) and they deserve every last cent. Companies who make games based on their own intellectual property (Crash, Metal Gear etc.) will benefit greatly if their game turns out to be a winner, because they own all the rights. It is in their best interests to make the game as good as it can be. Third Party companies who make games based on licenses usually do so to make a fast buck and throw a well-known character into a cookie cutter game that could easily star anyone from Scooby Doo to The Incredible Hulk to Mary Kate and Ashley. The attitude seems to be "Why spend all of this development time on a character we don't even own? Screw that! Just throw them into this and people will fall over themselves to buy it. Why do all of this extra work for a game that we may not even have the license to do a sequel?" It's obvious Neversoft didn't think like that. Spider-Man is a triumph that finally proves that superhero games can be entertaining and incredibly fun to play, if the proper care is taken. I anxiously await the sequel. Supremely Recommended!!

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              When I was as young as six years old, I used to watch the cartoon series and the old live action television series of Spidey, then later on I got into the comic books and went Spidey mad! So the anticipation for this game for me was very high. But was I rewarded when I opened the package, switched on the Playstation and started to play - HELL YEAH! After stopping a bunch of terrorists from blowing up a very big bank, Spidey finds Mary Jane has been kidnapped by his Symbiote enemy, Venom. Typically, Spidey has more than enough already on his plate - what with Rhino causing havoc at a research lab and someone posing as Spider-man stealing the newly reformed Doc Ock's latest invention in front of the eyes of the press - this is but the start of what feels and is a true Spider-man adventure. This game is the Spidey Fans dream come true - you can make him climb walls, beat up bad guys and even better, you can web sling - in 3D, which means you have what can be the best simulation of what its like to leap from building to building short of actually doing it. It starts off very easy with a nice - get to know the controls level, then as the game goes on, it gets more and more interesting, as you learn how to maneuvour Spidey, whilst using the various leaping and fighting techniques - if you are quick enough, without even getting hit! What about baddies you ask - well its got the villains alright - Rhino, Doc Ock, Carnage, Venom, Mysterio and a bunch of terrorists that you get to beat up at the start. There are also guest appearances made by several Marvel heroes to help move the story along. But is it really any good - does it keep you captivated wanting to play it to the finish? The answer to this is yes - you can get so emersed in the story that you soon find that you've finished it and you want to start it again. Unfortunately the game isn't that long and can be finished by a beginner within a coupl e of days. - But there is replay value. Oh yes - in the guise of the many costumes that you can get. By collecting lots of the comic books in the game and completing the hidden tasks - you soon find Spidey has a whole wardrobe that you can use in the game - who says that a super hero has to wear red and blue tights all the time - he isn't Superman after all!

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                For years I wished I could do whatever a spider can. And now that's all possible with this excellent game from the very nice people at Activision. They have captured the essence of Spidey better than I would have though, and some of the in-game modes they have implemented to overcome problems were genius. Spiderman can stick to absolutley anything in the game, just as he was designed, and as he can crawl on the roof, how do they implement that? By making the roof see-through once he gets his sticky mits on it, so that you can still see what's going on underneath Spidey. Cool! The levels are well designed, and although you don't have the freedom to go absolutely everywhere you may like you can still deviate your route to go and look for the hidden comic book covers, of which there is one in each level. The story starts with a poisonous fog or something filling the lower streets meaning that if you fall off a building and are out of range of other buildings you lose a life. Lose a life. See, no one dies in the game at Spidey's hand. The bad guys may end up blowing up police helicopters and incinerating all the occupants, but even if Spidey kicks an enemy henchman off the side of a building he doesn't fall to his death. Instead a ledge magically appears on the side of the building that the hench-man will fall on to and be saved from a deadly drop into that gas stuff. Apparently Stan Lee made them put that in, so that Spidey isn't seen as a baddie. Lots of the characters of the Spidey comics and cartoons make camoe appearances, with Black cat being the person to explain all the different check points and stuff, Captain American shows up as does Dare Devil, Iron Man and that flaming lad from the Fantastic Four. None of them are playable, unfortunately, and just turn up to chat with Spidey, giving him encouragement and advice. And then there are the things Spidey can do with his web. As well as the usua l webbing someone up to incapacitate them and swinging about all over the plave he can make web-balls to fling at people, web-gloves to double the strength of his punches, and make an igloo shield kinda thing that you can blast out and hurt enemies with the debris. As well as the friendly characters there are also the well known baddies to pit your wits againt, including Venom, Doc Octapus, the Rhino and a few others. Each has their own methods of attacking and Spidey has to change his tactics with every level. The game's only down fall is that because the tactics have to change between levels then the difficulty changes about. One level may be easy and include lots of gentle swinging about and taking out a few henchmen, where the next will be a mental climb up the side of a building with a police chopper throwing missiles at you the whole way up. The next level after that may revert back to the gentle swinging and this happens a lot, so there is no real progression where the player is concerned. If I recall correctly, the chopper/building level is about a third of the way through the game and is probably the hardest of the lot, and there are a lot of levels mking this a massive game. To keep the life of the game going there are loads of secrets dotted about and lots of extras. I already mentioned the comic book covers, but then there are the different costumes to collect. They range from a peter Parker costume that only carries 2 spare web cartridges to a Captain Marvel (or is it Captain Universe) suit that makes you invincible and you never run out of web. Then in between these there are an assortion of suits from throughout the range used in the comics and cartoons and in all Spiderman guises. And if that weren't enough there is a section called "What if..." which stems from comics that though things like "What if Peter Parker didn't know Mary Jane..." and "What if Spider Man was Venom's Gay love r..." and things like that.Once you access this certain things pop up in the background during levels and other rooms open up, like enemies hide-outs with pictures of girls on the walls. Cool! All in all this game is a treat for everyone. Fans of Spider-Man can 'marvel' (eheh) at all the hidden secrets and characters and suits, and gamers can enjoy a superb game.

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                  23.01.2001 05:53

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                  If you like spider man then this game is for you, it’s got all of spider mans archenemies including Dr Oct, Carnage and the clumsy Rhino. The game is exactly like you want it to be as you take it home from the game store, imagining spider man sitting on a ledge of a huge sky scraper and swoops down using his sticky web, flying between building well you can do all this in the game. There are a number of levels of difficulty that you can play the game on, each difficulty has it's own controls to make it easyer for the person playing, which I think is more sutible and easyer for the younger gamer. During the game you are looking for comics, the comics provide you with a new suit, which will give you extra super powers such as, unlimited web and healf. The game is also very puzzling as a part of the game you have to complete puzzles to get to certain parts of the level and a lot of the game is chasing a character called venom around and you have to fight this character a couple of times which gets a bit annoying, just as you thought you killed him then he runs off again. Traveling through the game you meet up with some other characters {good guys} such as Captain America, Johnny from the fantastic 4/ the human torch, cat that helps you learn the control, she keeps on appearing as you walk over the question marks. As you work your way up through the levels the bad guys change, which are harder to kill and that’s properly the worst part of the game as about ten bad guys surround you and beat you up and there’s no way of escaping. But it must be warned that this game is very addictive and it’s most definitely worth the money.

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                  23.12.2000 03:33
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                  Who's that masked crusader I see swinging through the night's sky of New York City in a red and blue costume? From building to building with such ease and grace, who else could it be, but the one and only Spider-Man! That's right all you comic fans, the spider is in town to regulate all evil doing, coming in full 3D environments for your viewing pleasure. Come on and jump in this game, where you punch, crawl, kick, and web-sling all in the name of justice! This game is sure to win all gamers over, with the fast action pace, smooth controls, and a plethora of bad guys asses for you to kick. I was fairly skeptical about this title when I first popped it in, but oh boy, was I wrong to have any doubts about it. This game is exactly like a comic, literally, but you are playing it. Spider-Man is spilt up into chapters, or different books, where you encounter different situations and baddies. There is such a variety of action, and puzzle in this game, one cannot help but to love playing it. This game uses voice acting, to further the interaction with the player, instead of text like the comic. None other than the great Stan Lee, the creator of not only Spider-Man, but also numerous other famous comics in the marvel universe does main narration. Just as in the comic book, this game has, main story narration, thoughts of our super hero, and spoken dialogue. Every time one occurs, we get a small cut scene to watch. Even though to voice acting is corny, and has been scorned by other reviewers, I feel that they have missed the point. Spider-Man does, and has always said fairly corny things to evildoers, so it fits exactly how it should. The voice of spidery is taken on by the actor who has does the animated series on fox, and he does a great job, as the lines, in my opinion work perfectly for the game, and its atmosphere. These are not the only voices that will be heard from in this game. Special appearances of other super hero's will drop in to pay sp ider a visit (such as Black Cat, Dare Devil, and the Human Torch just to name a few). Not to mention, the huge boss's you will fight in this one, you will see all your favorite baddies, scorpion, rhino, venom, etc… I can guarantee you will love it just as much as me! The voices aren't the only things in this game that fits successfully, the music Spider-Man is rock and roll oriented, and kicks in every time there is a fight about to occur. This technique works perfectly, because it pumps you up, just at the right time just to kick some henchmen butt! The basic plot of the game is that Dr.Octagon, main baddy in the Spider-Man series, is trying to steal lots of new technology in addition to framing Spider-Man for the job, for what reason we do not yet know. This is what you, Spider-Man, are here to find out, and stop his evil plans! For anyone who has ever said that it would be cool to have a video game like a comic book, here is your chance! With that said, I can now move on to what is really the most fun part of this experience, the controls. From the same people that brought us Tony Hawk, Neversoft did a great job there; as well did they do an equally good job here! With these set of controls, it feels as if this is what Spider-man was meant to be. Here you get a range of options in which to successfully defeat your opponents. Of course, what every fan is looking for is his web-slinging abilities. Our Spider-Man can swing through the sky with ease! These controls are every bit as fluent as those seen in THPS. Spider-Man, coming equipped with, a web ball, making it easy to trash certain enemies at a long distance in no time, a web dome, which can protect our hero from harm when being attacked by to many villains at once, which then explodes and kills them all, his ability to tie baddies up with his webs (depending on how long you hold the button, the more they will get tied up), and last but not least, a pair of sharp web fists, tha t do more damage to opponents. Each of these choices is activated by simultaneously pressing a direction on the D-Pad while, pressing spidey's web sling button. Also to further his abilities he has small 3 hit combos for both his punch and kick buttons, and of course being able to jump, higher than any normal human, also carries its own button as well. These controls make you use almost every bit of the controller to survive the game. The innovation is endless, the people at Neversoft have also provided us with a aim sight, for those more accurate needed web shots, a center camera button, which puts you in charge of your view, and a quick action web sling, that allows you to go from the floor to the ceiling, or wall to wall in no time. These controls are magnificent, and nothing but a blast to play with! They nailed these controls on the first try, I don't think Spider-Man has ever felt more real, and accurate than now! Not only are the controls in this game top notch, the animations that come with them are fit just as well. Everything from Spider-Mans crawl, to his building surfing, to his normal walking strut, screams perfection! They even got his normal poses done exactly how they would look in real life. I cannot stress enough how exact this game is to comic book heritage. The graphics in this game are brilliant as well, I am amazed by the fact that better and better graphics keep being produced on our PS, as every time they say it cant get better well here it has. Spider-Man is beautifully rendered, and even his evil companions look very good, this game has surprised me from all angles, and it is sure to do the same to others. The environments seem a little sparse at first but once you get into the game, you won't notice. Game Play wise I was even surprised, you will have to take on numerous amounts of new tactics to successfully defeat this game. Most will like this game because it carries something with it that most games these days seem to be missing, difficulty. This game has 4 different modes of play, Kid Mode, Easy, Normal, and Hard. Spider-Man is even a challenging game on hard, gamers will have to master the controls of this before it can be beaten on the highest difficulty level! In a break away from the normal game, this Spider-man comes with numerous extras that make this game all too worthwhile. There are a variety of training mission, it has everything to time attacks, to web-slinging building tasks, to survival battles, to target practice! When the normal game stages get a little tedious, these extras are here to rejuvenate its play. In addition to these, spider-man, has a few extra things that spice it up. In this game, defeating certain parts of it allows you to acquire new costumes (such as the Spider-Man 2099, and black suit spidey costumes). You can then select this costume to play, and it will be rendered as is during play. Once you have gone through the game, you can watch all your movies over again with a movie viewer, look at the game covers and story boards for the game, and a level select to play your favorites over again, there so many extras to play with, you have got to love it. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, there is a character viewer can bring you up to speed. Spider-Man takes on a whole new level of innovation, proving that a good game could come from a comic book series. Everything about this game is great, controls, graphics, difficulty, this one is sure to be one of those "oh so many" classic Playstation games! The only gripe I have about Spider-Man is the voice acting, however fitting, when losing on the same level numerous times, however fitting the first couple times through, you go hear the same phrases from enemies over and over until the level is defeated. This gets fairly annoying, seeing how losing each time only adds to the frustration! Other than this fact however, spider-man is a terrific game that comic loving fan, or game loving fan for that matter!

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                    18.12.2000 01:57

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                    This is one of the best platformers that I have ever played! You could swing around for hours just mucking around with your super-powers and you won't get tired! The storyline is that someone is desguised as you and nick some technology, and everyone thinks it is you. You have to fing the technology and defend your name against the bad guys! The game is quite short but there are quite a lot of things to do such as find hidden comics and get the special costumes. This is a great game but could be longer.

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                  Spiderman is the first free roaming, 3D action/adventure game that lets you become a fully equipped Spiderman. You will balance the weight of great power and responsibility as you utilize super strength to fight super villains and thwart their vile plans. Employ all your Spidey skills, including web slinging, crawling up walls, agility and "spidey-sense" to protect the innocent. Eight main comic book locations and 30 sub-levels set the stage for your battles and fun.