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    Spider-Man: The Movie

    Game » consists of 9 releases. Released Apr 16, 2002

    A game based on Marvel's superhero and on the first movie of the Spider-Man franchise. It also featured many villains that did not appear in the movie.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Spider-Man: The Movie last edited by Galamoth on 07/25/22 03:35PM View full history

    Overview

    Spider-Man: The Movie is the movie tie-in to the 2002 film Spider-Man. It was released during April of 2002 for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, PC and Game Boy Advance in North America and later came to Europe in June of the same year and to Japan in February 2003. Treyarch was responsible for the development of the console game whereas Grey Matter Interactive oversaw the PC release and Digital Eclipse Software the GBA edition.

    Plot

    Following the plot of the movie, the game essentially acts as a companion to the film franchise and an extension of the universe. After being bitten by a genetically enhanced Spider whilst on a field trip with his school, Peter Parker starts to develop abnormal abilities reflecting those of spiders. Not long afterwards, Peter is witness to the death of his Uncle Ben and immediately uses his newfound abilities to chase down the track down the man responsible. After a brief interrogation, Peter learns that it was a member of a local gang, the Skulls that did it and Peter immediately chases the man down to the Skull gang house by the port. After busting in and beating down everyone willing to cross his path, Peter battles with the man who killed his uncle, which quickly escalates and leads to the murderers' death. Feeling responsible for his Uncles death, Peter takes onboard one of the last thing Ben Parker said to him: With great power, comes great responsibility. Taking this on board, Peter becomes Spider-Man and vows to use his powers for good.

    Spider! Goblin! Fiiight!
    Spider! Goblin! Fiiight!

    A few months later, we find Spider-Man battling the scum of Manhattan, and taking pictures of himself so that as Peter Parker, he can keep his job working as a freelance photographer for The Daily Bugle, a local newspaper that has a habit of criminalising Spider-Man. Meanwhile, at a nearby Bank, a bunch of goons and Shocker are driving away from their heist. As Spidey lands, he is briefly attacked by the Vulture. Spidey chooses to chase down Shocker first, engaging in an electric battle with him before Spidey emerges victorious. Spider-Man interrogates Shocker and finds that the Vulture is hiding out in a clock tower in the lower-east, and Spider sets off immediately. Once he finds Vulture, he finds he has to chase him throughout New York, a pursuit that ends in a battle all around the Chrysler building in which Spider-Man once again wins.

    As Peter checks out the site where he fought Shocker for some pictures, he runs into the Scorpion who is being chased by small spider-like machines. After helping Scorpion destroy them all, the Scorpion becomes paranoid and turns on Spidey who battles reluctantly and wins once more.

    Meanwhile, Norman Osbourne, father to Peter's best friend Harry Osbourne, finds himself fired from his own company, Oscorp. Through desperation, he exposes himself to a potent and experimental new form of genome-gas, designed to make the human body stronger, faster and more reliable. The trial is a resounding success but the cost is Osbourne's mind which is transformed from the caring, if enthusiastic Norman Osbourne, to the homicidal and exaggerated Green Goblin. Stealing a glider and a flight suit from Oscorp, The Green Goblin begins his plans to take revenge on those who fired him from Oscorp.

    Soon after that during the Oscorp Unity Day Festival, The Green Goblin makes his attack. Killing many Oscorp executives, and attempting to kill many other innocent civilians (amongst them, the love of Peter's life, Mary Jane Watson) The Green Goblins assault is foiled by Spider-Man who shows up just in time,

    It doesn't take The Green Goblin long to launch his next assault, as he sets up a number of bombs and sets a series of 'Razor Bat' weapons on Spider-Man who successfully defeats The Goblin and disarms all the bombs. Finding a defeated Razor Bat, Peter examines it and decides to check out Oscorp to try and make a connection between the arms company and The Green Goblin. Whilst there he manages to stop the threat of a chemical toxins leak. However, upon exiting Oscorp, he discovers that The Goblin has learned of his true identity and is taking Mary Jane hostage. Spider-Man chases The Green Goblin to a bridge where Spidey and The Goblin engage in their final battle. Eventually, Peter avoids The Goblins glider which then runs over the Goblin.

    Seemingly regaining consciousness in his final moments, Norman remarks "Tell Harry I'm sorry." to which Spider-Man responds "I'm sorry too."

    As Norman dies, Spider-Man kisses Mary Jane and the game ends.

    Gameplay

    The game takes some liberties with the levels and boss battles.
    The game takes some liberties with the levels and boss battles.

    The game is divided into sections with 3 levels in each section. Each section has it's own enemy and charts progress throughout the plot, so it cannot be picked at will, unless sections have been unlocked. Much focus is placed on Spider-Man's abilities, such as web-slinging, zipping, firing webs at enemies, tying them up with the web, crawling on walls and stringing together combo's that use these dynamics. Using these abilities can appear different, based on how you press the buttons, or in which order. Certain objects throughout the game can be lifted, and wall-crawling is automatic throughout. There is a type of stealth mode in which the player cannot be seen if Spider-Man is hidden by shadows. As well as this, certain golden combo spiders can be found extending the players ability to pull combos.

    Throughout the game there are bonuses you can collect consisting of:

    • Time -- You must clear the area in a specific time.
    • Style -- You must string together a certain amount of combos.
    • Perfect -- You must not be damaged/detected (depending on which level you're playing).
    • Secrets -- Uncover a secret area.
    • Combat -- You must defeat all enemies.

    You can gain points for these tasks, and depending on your difficulty, they can range from 500 points to 1000 points each. Through bonuses, you can also unlock pinhead bowling.

    Green Goblin

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    After beating the game you will unlock the ability to play as the Green Goblin. This goblin is actually Harry Osbourne trying to get revenge on Spider man. The game levels stay the same, but voice actors and story elements change slightly. Goblin has the ability to fly hover and use various weapons on the glider. The glider is equiped with razors, machine guns and bombs. While the levels stay the same the game does feel very different while using Harry as the Goblin.

    Credits

    Cast

    Spider-Man / Peter Parker...Tobey Maguire

    Green Goblin / Norman Osborn....Willem Dafoe

    Tour Guide...Bruce Campbell

    Harry Osborn...Josh Keaton

    Mary Jane...Catherine O'Connor

    Adrian Toomes / Vulture...Dwight Schultz

    Herman Shultz / Shocker...Michael Beattie

    Mac Gargan / Scorpion...Mike McColl

    J. Jonah Jameson...Jay Gordon

    Sergei Kravinoff / Kraven the Hunter...Peter Lurie

    Bonesaw...Jay Gordon

    Dennis "Spike" Carradine...Michael Papajohn

    Crew

    Senior Producer...Gregory John

    Creative Director...Chris Soares

    Lead Programmer...James Fristrom

    Lead Game Designer...Tomo Moriwaki

    Audio Direction...Sergio Bustamante the Second

    Lead Engineer...Jason Bare

    Lead Enviroment Modeler...Alex PBortoluzzi

    Producer...Jonathan Zamkoff

    Assistant Producer...Robert Sanches

    Game Designer...Aki Akaike

    Game Designer...Joel Burgess

    Game Designer...Winnie Lee

    Game Designer...Eric Pavone

    Game Designer...Rey Samonte

    Game Designer/Effects Artist...James Chao

    Game Designer/Writer...Matthew B. Rhoades

    Engineer...Jeremy Parker

    Engineer/Platform Programmer...Greg Taylor

    Tools/Front End Programmer...Bob Parkinson Jr.

    Lead Animator...James Zachary

    Animator...Ryan Duffin

    Animator...Jeff Hayes

    Animator...Sung-hyun Kim

    Animator/Modeler...Joerg Fiederer

    Character Modeler...Arnold Agraviador

    Character Modeler...Miranda Collins

    Character Modeler...Brad Grace

    Character Modeler...Kevin Pasko

    Character/Level Texture Artist...Michael McMahan

    Cinematics...Jon Lauf

    Cinematics...Tim Smilovitch

    Cinematics Texture Artist...Dusty Peterson

    Senior Sound Designer...Douglas Rappaport

    Sound Designer...Kris Giampa

    Xbox Version

    With the Xbox version of the game, there is an extra bonus mission featuring fight Kraven the hunter. This also pads out the playtime of the game.

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