Spider-Man: The Movie (GameCube)
- A full-roaming action/adventure game
- Play as Spider-Man
- Detailed 3D environments
- Swing from the dizzying heights of skyscrapers
- Aerial combat with the Green Goblin
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- Platform: GameCube
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
Spider-Man: The Movie allows fans to play as Spider-Man in several highly detailed 3-D environments inspired by Sam Raimi's live-action feature film. This full roaming action-adventure game allows you to jump into the suit of a fledgling Marvel superhero and learn how to battle the forces of evil. Crawl, leap, and swing from the dizzying heights of skyscrapers to catch criminals and supervillains, and, ultimately, come face-to-face with the Green Goblin in a death-defying display of aerial combat. During the course of the game you must use Spider-Man's spider sense, agility, quick wits, and strength to evade the pursuit of the bad guys and overcome obstacles.
Spider-Man: The Game brings your friendly neighbourhood webslinger to life with engrossing realism, proving that a superhero game of such complex nature can be achieved with nearly flawless and non-intrusive gameplay. Be it wandering the city's environs in search of villains, or just checking out your surroundings by web-swinging high above them, you truly can do whatever Spider-Man can. It's all here: high-flying aerial battles, the ability to web up and yank your enemies close for pummeling, and the capacity for crawling or web-zipping up, down, and over any surface--and that's just for starters. All in all, this is one involved game that doesn't fail to live up to the hype.
The game parallels the motion picture's storyline, steering you through a progression of challenges that begin with the hunt for Uncle Ben's murderer, and ends with a final showdown with the Green Goblin. You begin as Peter Parker dressed in his wrestling costume and must defeat a variety of thugs throughout each level before advancing to the next set of challenges. The game gets progressively tougher as you encounter in turn Shocker, the Vulture, Scorpion, and, of course, the Green Goblin.
Visually, Spider-Man is a treat: cityscapes unfold in realistic detail and are enhanced by sunlight shining between buildings; cut scenes offer seamless animation; interiors are painstakingly recreated; and Spider-Man and his enemies are well rendered, moving about the screen in clean fashion. As an added bonus, most characters are voiced by their movie counterparts, and the training mode features the sarcastic wit of Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell. --Larry White
- Detailed controls bring Spider-Man to life
- Challenging gameplay enhanced by numerous fight styles
- Stunning visuals at every level
- Camera angles slow to respond at times
- Some interiors too dark
- Repetitive one-liners
Top Customer Reviews
The only dodgy part is the American bloke telling you what to do during both training and the game. He tends to treat you like a 2 year old but this is more laughable than annoying.
Overall a fantastic game which does the GC proud.
Buy it (unless you are skint - then don't)
The graphics on this game, for the gamecube, are very good. Texture detail is high and the character models look great. The gameplay is good, you go from different settings such as outside of the city and inside various buildings, into the sewers etc.
There is a variety of villains in this game, with Vulture, Shocker and Green Goblin making appearances. The main game follows the story of the first movie, although the levels don't particularly have to follow suit. Some of the levels see Spidey invading Oscorp, which he doesn't do in the movie. While this may annoy some, the plot still follows the basic gist of the movie; Spiderman trying to take down the Green Goblin.
Aside from the main game, there are cheats you can use to alter your character model, and after you complete the game on 'Hero' difficulty, you can unlock Harry Osbourne in the Goblin Suit, which creates very different gameplay with different dialogue and different moves.
All in all, this is a great game to own in anyone's gamecube collection, especially for a Spiderman fan. Well worth the price!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you're the sort of person who gets bored reading the instructions, then runs into trouble later, here's one for you. Read morePublished on 7 Oct. 2008 by Ms. C. A. L. Turner
I'm a long time fan of Spidey and although this is probably the best Spidey game ever to be released it is totally rubbish. Read morePublished on 14 Nov. 2002
This game is superb! The graphics are amazing and the story follows the film near to exact. It has cheesy one-liners that are cool, but are repeated a lot. Read morePublished on 24 Aug. 2002
I havent seen the film yet but the game is great.
The game took me quite a long time to complete. Read more