Spider-Man - Platinum (PS)
- 1-player action/arcade game based on the beloved comic-book series
- Explore New York's skyline, sewers, and hideouts
- Fight, jump, crawl, and swing through a free-roaming, 3-D environment
- Take on such classic characters as Scorpion, Venom, and Rhino
- Use your "spider sense" to detect danger from a distance
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- Platform: PlayStation
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
As the beloved photojournalist-cum-webslinger, you'll freely explore New York's skyline, sewers, and hideouts to fulfil several missions. Use Spider-Man's superhuman strength to fight such notorious foes as Scorpion, Venom and Rhino. Use his spider abilities to spin webs (any size) to disable and detain bosses, swing around buildings, and creep along walls and ceilings. And thanks to your spider-sense, you'll detect impending danger from a distance. There is no wealth or fame at the end of this game, however; action is your reward.
Whether you're a fan from the 1960s or not even remotely familiar with the Spider-Man comic, you will get caught in his web. You'll see that despite its few flaws and the limitations of the PlayStation hardware, Spider-Man is the best based-on-a-superhero video game ever released. A crime has been committed and (as often happens) our hero has been framed. As the game progresses, you'll find that all is not as it seems and that many of Spidey's enemies including Venom, Carnage, Mysterio and Rhino are all out to squash the spider's quest to clear his name. Fortunately, Spider-friends like Daredevil, Human Torch and Punisher are here to help Spider-Man and keep the story moving. Like the comics, ol' webhead can climb most walls and ceilings, swing from rooftop to rooftop and, of course, do whatever a spider can. With his constant web slinging and acrobatic hand-to-hand fisticuffs, it's easy to feel that you are Spider-Man.
The characters and scenery are nicely recreated here by making great use of the aging PlayStation's graphics prowess. Spidey's ability to climb walls and ceilings does present problems with camera angles from time to time, occasionally making it tough to watch Spidey as he fights his way through some of the game's levels. While it can be frustrating, the overall camera work and graphics of Spider-Man are still amazing with Spider-Man becoming translucent if he gets in the way of the camera. In fact, the gameplay is so good, most seasoned gamers will devour the game in day or two, which makes Spider-Man a woefully short game. Cherish the time you have in these red and blue tights; this game is escapism at its best. --Mark Brooks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
But I was wrong. I played a bit of it last night and was very impressed with it - the 3D graphics and decent game play make this a must buy for all Spidey and non-Spidey fans alike. I mean if you've played Fantastic 4 or all those street fighting games like X-Men vs Street Fighter and were really disappointed this one is really worth it.
For once they've really thought about it and added most of the dimensions to Spidey. Agreed the graphics get a bit jerky at times but that's a small price to pay for a really decent game - probably the only Comic book conversion worth buying, and believe me I've played most of them...
A thumbs up and worth the fuss...!
This, I believe, was Spidey's first outing on a console and, all round, the developers have done a pretty good job of it! Basically, you play as Spiderman and many of his familiar opponents are here: Scorpion, Rhino, Venom, Mysterio, Doctor Octopus (known as Doc Ock in-game) and Carnage. The Lizard also appears in-game during the New York Sewer segment; you do not fight him in any way, in fact, he aids you in your quest. You do, however, fight the Lizard men while in the Sewers.
The plot of the game is simple: Doctor Octavius (Doc Oc) has 'reformed' and is showing off his latest technology at a Science Expo. Peter Parker is there, alongside Eddie Brock (Venom), when an 'imposter' Spiderman steals Octavius' equipment. Now, Spiderman is an outlaw and must get to the bottom of this heist...
Graphics-wise, the game looks beautiful, for a PS1 title. There are only 'some' giveaways of bad graphics, but all round, the game looks beautiful and looks and plays well.
Gameplay-wise, the game is fantastic and is a must-have for any Spidey fan or Superhero fan alike. While playing the game and using Spidey's arsenal of puches, kicks and web attacks, players will actually 'feel' like they 'are' Spiderman and, for a game, that's a hard feat to achieve, you feel, yet this game delivers perfectly, in my view.
So, onto the postives and negatives...
- Nice graphics and great gameplay; you will actually 'feel' like you are Spiderman!
- Good story, all round.Read more ›
The graphics on this game is the first thing that strikes you - the characters actually look like the ones in the comic, the levels can create a large sense of scale, different costumes, the webs, the action....it is all top notch for the playstation - and all adds to the sheer enjoyment of this game.
And this is pure arcade - it brings back memories of playing early nineties aracde games such as Ninja Turtles, et al. when you just keep plugging away, as you just want to see..one..more..level! Wave after wave of baddies come in some levels, and as you swing from pipe to pipe, you can see elements of Activision`s Apocalypse game (the one with Bruce Willis) which is no bad thing. And after each level you get to fight a number of big-baddies - all of which are highly recognisable super-villains from Spidey`s past. And each is a joy to fight....just like to comics.
I find the game is best when you a using your stealth to move around levels, and take thungs by surprise. Whether attaching from the celing, or swinging in on top of them - all is possible due to the immense amount of freedom given to you via the main character....
...it appears the developers have really THOUGHT about what Spidey can do - and they have delivered an amazing central character, that pretty much does what a spider can - try this game once, and after half an hour you will be hooked - believe me.....
In all, this game IS a bit short, but due to the extra characters, extra costumes, baddies, levels, comic books, etc - there is plenty of replay value.
If you have ANY interest, or liking of Spiderman, or Arcade games...BUY THIS!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Shame most spider-man games after this fell downhill. but damn is this one good!Published 1 month ago by M8Tty
Excellent delivery. Case came repackaged and in good condition, as promised. The odd scratch here and there, but that was to be expected on a sixteen year old game! Read morePublished 4 months ago by ZB
Didn't work, cost more money to send back, waste of time and moneyPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son rated this as a 5-star purchase, no complaints, would recommend.Published 14 months ago by marina
Great game but it came with a shoddy excuse for a case. Makes storage difficult and easy for disk to be damaged. Other then that great product.Published 19 months ago by Chris
Absolutly saved my sanity my son had a copy of this game that was accidently damaged. Found this one it was perfect. Arrived very quickly plays perfectly exactly what i wanted. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2014 by Lynn Parker
An amazing childhood game for me! I reccommend any one who is a Spiderman fan to but this as this will not let you down!Published on 18 July 2014 by Callum Blows