Spider-Man 2

Role Playing Game Retail - Nintendo DS - MPN: 80843
Product Details
Description
Based on the blockbuster feature film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel, Spider-Man 2 is coming to the PSP handheld entertainment system with an all-new experience that has critics raving. As Spider-Man, master new combo moves while you protect the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock and other classic Marvel villains. Swing, jump and wall-crawl through 19 all-new, action-packed levels that extend beyond the film. Experience an unprecedented depth of gameplay as you battle through graphically rich 3D environments.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Role Playing Game
Expert Reviews
Spider-Man 2
4 Star Review  GameZone - Dec 6, 2004

Ah, Nintendo DS, you haven’t been out that long and already you’re bringing us great joy via a cartridge the size of a stamp (Super Mario 64 DS, how I love thee). Among the launch titles is Activision’s Spider-Man 2, a game that loosely follows the plot of the blockbuster sequel and adds many of the elements found in the Game Boy Advance version so this one is in no way a portable version of the superior console game. Yet with its cool technology and ability to display some pretty impressive visuals, is this the ultimate portable Spider-Man game? “With great power comes great responsibility,” Uncle Ben tells Peter Parker on the fateful day he is shot dead by the hands of a criminal Peter had let slip through his fingers.

Read the full review »

Spider-Man 2 (ds)
3 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 30, 2004

One of the biggest and best movies this year was Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. Starring our favorite web-slinger, Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man, the film featured the crazed multi-limbed Doc Ock, the sexy Mary Jane Watson and a few other Spider-Man staples. The film has been the inspiration for a number of video games already this year, but now it's the turn of Nintendo's shiny new DS system to get all tangled up in the world of Spidey.

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Spider-Man 2 (ds)
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Nov 18, 2004

Not only is Spider-Man one of the coolest superheroes out there, but he's clearly the one comic book character that gets the best videogames. His unique superhuman abilities, most notably his wall crawling and web swinging capabilities, tailor extremely well to the gaming format, and it gives developers plenty of room for ideas to create a fun and faithful action design. But never have his abilities been dependent in launching a brand new gaming platform, but that's exactly what Activision has done with Spider-Man 2 on the Nintendo DS. It's the first time the webhead's premiered on a videogame system for the hardware's debut, so all eyes are upon him to see just what this guy can do on the brand-new handheld platform. For the most part his outing is a success, but it still could have used a few tweaks to tighten up the gameplay.

Read the full review »

Spider-Man 2
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Spider-Man 2 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.64 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,487 game of all time, #7 game of 2004 for the Nintendo DS and #133 Nintendo DS game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 76 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Spider-Man 2
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 5 expert reviews for Spider-Man 2 and the average expert rating is 69 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Can Spidey Do It?
2 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Oct 21, 2006   

Strengths: Good graphics and fluid animation

Weakness: Level design sucks

This game is pretty sort. There are 15 levels that you can finish in about 15 minutes each. The levels are rather hard though. If there's something wrong in this game, it's the level design and gameplay. They simply just didn't try too hard with this. If you love spidey and can find this cheap, give it a shot. All others, think about it first. Who knows, you may like it anyway.

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Spider-Man 2 (DS)
2 Star Review   By member eau697 - Aug 22, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Lack of touch screen, horrible controls

Spider-Man 2 is a very mediocre game for the Nintendo DS. It has horrible controls and is rather difficult to play. It's tedious and repetitive in that you don't have a checkpoint or game save in the middle of a level, and if you fail, you have to start from the beginning the level all over again. The graphics are excellent, even in 2D. It's sharp and detailed. However, it still can't help the poor gameplay. I only recommend the console version of this game, which is far more better in terms of graphics and gameplay. If you want it on a portable platform, get the PSP version.

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Spider-Man 2 for DS
2 Star Review   By member keelie - Aug 14, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Weak gameplay, repetitive

Spider-Man 2 for Nintendo DS is nothing comparing to the console version of the same game. It is essentially a side-scrolling game with spidey fighting bad guys and saving people. The game is repetitive and tedious. The only saving grace for this game is the graphics. It is very good, shape and detailed. If you are looking for a portable version of Spider-Man 2, steer clear of the DS version and go for the PSP version. If you don't need the portability, go for the console version, which is a much, much better game.

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Spiderman-Man 2 DS
1 Star Review   By member mort555 - Jul 20, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Horrible Controls, No real use for DS pad, Repetative gameplay

Spider-Man 2 DS is the official game of the movie. Overall the game is not very good. It is the worst verson of Spider-Man 2. The controls are horrible, the levels are repetative, and the game is boring. I wouldn't recommend this game unless you can find it very cheap.

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SPinderman 2
1 Star Review     

The game was really boring. THe levels were to easy and very confusing. It was to violent for my children and is way to over priced for such a horrible game. THe images were also blurry and it didn't fallow the movie story line. Over alll my family and I hated the whole thing!

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Spider-Man 2 DS
2 Star Review   By member mick16 - Oct 7, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Touch Screen is useless, Lack of Level Saves

Spider-Man 2 DS is basically a side scrolling game which you get to look for bad guys and beat them up and save helpless civillians. Web swinging is nowhere near as fun as it is in the console version. While there's nothing technically wrong with the game, its rather difficult at times, very repitive in the tasks, and just not that much fun. Personally I'd save the dough unless you can get it under $10. Anymore than that, you'd be better off saving your money.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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Spider-Man 2
2 Star Review   By member dago2727 - Sep 21, 2005   

Strengths: Pretty Good Graphics

Weakness: Extremely Difficult

Spider-Man 2 turns out to be nothing like its big-brothers on the home consoles, and goes the path of a basic side-scroller. One problem with this is that the game becomes so frustrating right from the begining (save the people in the burning building in under 4 minutes), that I was never able to progress further than 5 minutes into the game. It just made me not want to play any longer. Stick to the PSP version if you want a portable version of Spider-Man 2.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Spider Man 2 DS
2 Star Review   By member Alive741 - Sep 13, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics are excellent

Weakness: Size of the level

I wasn't a fan of this one at all really. The graphics are great, and it's pretty fun for the first 20 minutes, then you realize how long the game is actually going to take. It is ridiculously tedious, the levels are huge and you just search for bad guys to beat up. Not worth it in my opinion.

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1 Star Review   By member cadwal - Jun 24, 2005   

Strengths: Good Graphics

Weakness: Poor Gameplay, Tedious

As my first DS game, it deserves a review just like the rest of them, however it certainly isn't my favorite. In fact, I found this game to be so boring that I could only beat one level every few weeks. They aren't even truly linear, so since most of the levels have a limited timer of some sort if you miss one bad guy you'll have to back track every where you've gone playing hide and seek for one maybe two opponents. The controls are really simple and the graphics are excellent, however none of this can make up for the lack of content in the game. It is simply running around searching for bad guys while trying to beat a time limit. To simplify any description I can give, it's only a violent version of the Sega Genesis childrens game "Barney's Hide and Seek," and honestly I had more fun with that game than I do with this game. The levels in this game are too large and the enemies are too spread out to be effective. If you're looking for a good platform game, I suggest looking into the already excellent set of games on the GBA.

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2 Star Review   By member YoshiFan - Jun 20, 2005   

Strengths: Good graphics

Weakness: Tedious gameplay

Spiderman 2 is an action platform game. Each level has different objectives to complete such as rescuing people in a burning building or defeating the enemies scattered throughout the level. The graphics are sharp and detailed. All of the gameplay is 2D but the environments even in 2D really are vibrant. The game itself is very tedious. If you lose all of your power in a level, you have to start the entire level all over again even if you are 90% done with the level. The controls are also poor with the touch screen used for special attacks. It's a bad setup using the directional pad to move and then have to go to the touch screen to pull up the special attacks. I would only consider Spiderman 2 if you need to own every Spiderman game released.

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Product Details
Description
Based on the blockbuster feature film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel, Spider-Man 2 is coming to the PSP handheld entertainment system with an all-new experience that has critics raving. As Spider-Man, master new combo moves while you protect the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock and other classic Marvel villains. Swing, jump and wall-crawl through 19 all-new, action-packed levels that extend beyond the film. Experience an unprecedented depth of gameplay as you battle through graphically rich 3D environments.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Role Playing Game
Summary
Product Title Spider-Man 2
Manufacturer Activision
Power Score 3.1 | 16 Reviews
General
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
SKU: D047875808430
Parent Retsku: B00066LG9W
Description: Spider-Man 2 (DS)
Expert Reviews
Spider-Man 2
4 Star Review  GameZone - Dec 6, 2004

Ah, Nintendo DS, you haven’t been out that long and already you’re bringing us great joy via a cartridge the size of a stamp (Super Mario 64 DS, how I love thee). Among the launch titles is Activision’s Spider-Man 2, a game that loosely follows the plot of the blockbuster sequel and adds many of the elements found in the Game Boy Advance version so this one is in no way a portable version of the superior console game. Yet with its cool technology and ability to display some pretty impressive visuals, is this the ultimate portable Spider-Man game? “With great power comes great responsibility,” Uncle Ben tells Peter Parker on the fateful day he is shot dead by the hands of a criminal Peter had let slip through his fingers.

Read the full review »

Spider-Man 2 (ds)
3 Star Review  GameSpy - Nov 30, 2004

One of the biggest and best movies this year was Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. Starring our favorite web-slinger, Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man, the film featured the crazed multi-limbed Doc Ock, the sexy Mary Jane Watson and a few other Spider-Man staples. The film has been the inspiration for a number of video games already this year, but now it's the turn of Nintendo's shiny new DS system to get all tangled up in the world of Spidey.

Read the full review »

Spider-Man 2 (ds)
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Nov 18, 2004

Not only is Spider-Man one of the coolest superheroes out there, but he's clearly the one comic book character that gets the best videogames. His unique superhuman abilities, most notably his wall crawling and web swinging capabilities, tailor extremely well to the gaming format, and it gives developers plenty of room for ideas to create a fun and faithful action design. But never have his abilities been dependent in launching a brand new gaming platform, but that's exactly what Activision has done with Spider-Man 2 on the Nintendo DS. It's the first time the webhead's premiered on a videogame system for the hardware's debut, so all eyes are upon him to see just what this guy can do on the brand-new handheld platform. For the most part his outing is a success, but it still could have used a few tweaks to tighten up the gameplay.

Read the full review »

Spider-Man 2
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Spider-Man 2 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.64 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,487 game of all time, #7 game of 2004 for the Nintendo DS and #133 Nintendo DS game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 76 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

Spider-Man 2
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 5 expert reviews for Spider-Man 2 and the average expert rating is 69 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Can Spidey Do It?
2 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Oct 21, 2006   

Strengths: Good graphics and fluid animation

Weakness: Level design sucks

This game is pretty sort. There are 15 levels that you can finish in about 15 minutes each. The levels are rather hard though. If there's something wrong in this game, it's the level design and gameplay. They simply just didn't try too hard with this. If you love spidey and can find this cheap, give it a shot. All others, think about it first. Who knows, you may like it anyway.

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Spider-Man 2 (DS)
2 Star Review   By member eau697 - Aug 22, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Lack of touch screen, horrible controls

Spider-Man 2 is a very mediocre game for the Nintendo DS. It has horrible controls and is rather difficult to play. It's tedious and repetitive in that you don't have a checkpoint or game save in the middle of a level, and if you fail, you have to start from the beginning the level all over again. The graphics are excellent, even in 2D. It's sharp and detailed. However, it still can't help the poor gameplay. I only recommend the console version of this game, which is far more better in terms of graphics and gameplay. If you want it on a portable platform, get the PSP version.

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Spider-Man 2 for DS
2 Star Review   By member keelie - Aug 14, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Weak gameplay, repetitive

Spider-Man 2 for Nintendo DS is nothing comparing to the console version of the same game. It is essentially a side-scrolling game with spidey fighting bad guys and saving people. The game is repetitive and tedious. The only saving grace for this game is the graphics. It is very good, shape and detailed. If you are looking for a portable version of Spider-Man 2, steer clear of the DS version and go for the PSP version. If you don't need the portability, go for the console version, which is a much, much better game.

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Spiderman-Man 2 DS
1 Star Review   By member mort555 - Jul 20, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Horrible Controls, No real use for DS pad, Repetative gameplay

Spider-Man 2 DS is the official game of the movie. Overall the game is not very good. It is the worst verson of Spider-Man 2. The controls are horrible, the levels are repetative, and the game is boring. I wouldn't recommend this game unless you can find it very cheap.

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SPinderman 2
1 Star Review     

The game was really boring. THe levels were to easy and very confusing. It was to violent for my children and is way to over priced for such a horrible game. THe images were also blurry and it didn't fallow the movie story line. Over alll my family and I hated the whole thing!

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Spider-Man 2 DS
2 Star Review   By member mick16 - Oct 7, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics

Weakness: Touch Screen is useless, Lack of Level Saves

Spider-Man 2 DS is basically a side scrolling game which you get to look for bad guys and beat them up and save helpless civillians. Web swinging is nowhere near as fun as it is in the console version. While there's nothing technically wrong with the game, its rather difficult at times, very repitive in the tasks, and just not that much fun. Personally I'd save the dough unless you can get it under $10. Anymore than that, you'd be better off saving your money.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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Spider-Man 2
2 Star Review   By member dago2727 - Sep 21, 2005   

Strengths: Pretty Good Graphics

Weakness: Extremely Difficult

Spider-Man 2 turns out to be nothing like its big-brothers on the home consoles, and goes the path of a basic side-scroller. One problem with this is that the game becomes so frustrating right from the begining (save the people in the burning building in under 4 minutes), that I was never able to progress further than 5 minutes into the game. It just made me not want to play any longer. Stick to the PSP version if you want a portable version of Spider-Man 2.

50% of readers found this review helpful.

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Spider Man 2 DS
2 Star Review   By member Alive741 - Sep 13, 2005   

Strengths: Graphics are excellent

Weakness: Size of the level

I wasn't a fan of this one at all really. The graphics are great, and it's pretty fun for the first 20 minutes, then you realize how long the game is actually going to take. It is ridiculously tedious, the levels are huge and you just search for bad guys to beat up. Not worth it in my opinion.

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1 Star Review   By member cadwal - Jun 24, 2005   

Strengths: Good Graphics

Weakness: Poor Gameplay, Tedious

As my first DS game, it deserves a review just like the rest of them, however it certainly isn't my favorite. In fact, I found this game to be so boring that I could only beat one level every few weeks. They aren't even truly linear, so since most of the levels have a limited timer of some sort if you miss one bad guy you'll have to back track every where you've gone playing hide and seek for one maybe two opponents. The controls are really simple and the graphics are excellent, however none of this can make up for the lack of content in the game. It is simply running around searching for bad guys while trying to beat a time limit. To simplify any description I can give, it's only a violent version of the Sega Genesis childrens game "Barney's Hide and Seek," and honestly I had more fun with that game than I do with this game. The levels in this game are too large and the enemies are too spread out to be effective. If you're looking for a good platform game, I suggest looking into the already excellent set of games on the GBA.

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2 Star Review   By member YoshiFan - Jun 20, 2005   

Strengths: Good graphics

Weakness: Tedious gameplay

Spiderman 2 is an action platform game. Each level has different objectives to complete such as rescuing people in a burning building or defeating the enemies scattered throughout the level. The graphics are sharp and detailed. All of the gameplay is 2D but the environments even in 2D really are vibrant. The game itself is very tedious. If you lose all of your power in a level, you have to start the entire level all over again even if you are 90% done with the level. The controls are also poor with the touch screen used for special attacks. It's a bad setup using the directional pad to move and then have to go to the touch screen to pull up the special attacks. I would only consider Spiderman 2 if you need to own every Spiderman game released.

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1 Star Review   By member Metropolis - Jun 16, 2005   

Strengths: graphics

Weakness: repetitive, no in level saving.

I hated the fact that i had to keep starting from the beginning of a level every time I lost a life. There are no checkpoints at all in this game and it only saves when you complete a level. I don't know how many times i have gotten to the end of a level and my time ran out because i missed rescuing one person and lost a live. After completing 6 levels, I got tired of that crap and quit playing this game and will not even pick it up again!

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