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|Spider-Man: The Movie Information|
Spider-Man opens in theaters everywhere this Friday but if you can't wait that long then you should check out Spider-Man: The Movie, a new third-person platformer for all three systems (PS2, GameCube, and Xbox...we played the Xbox version). Unlike previous console incarnations of the Spider-Man series, this one is actually fun. As Tobey Maguire (Yes, it really is Tobey...whiny voice and all) you discover your Spidy powers and start the game trying to avenge the death of your Uncle Ben (not the rice king...just your uncle) by beating up everybody around you. However, as you weave your way through the game, tasks become more difficult than simply kicking thugs' asses. You have to use stealth, which is a good addition to a Spider-Man game because of your ability to crawl on walls and ceilings. This adds a third dimension to your usual stealth fare (if only Solid Snake could've hung from ceilings). You also have several open air/city scape web swinging missions to accomplish in addition to several very mean bosses to defeat.
The graphics in Spider-Man: The Movie are excellent (at least for the Xbox). Spider-Man looks exactly like he does in the movie previews, we could both easily pick out Willem Dafoe as one of the bad guys, and the city scapes were amazing...gliding from building to building and using the web attack while swinging gave us both great joy.
Game play, in general, is fairly fluid. The missions are well laid out and no one mission is particularly difficult or impossible to accomplish. This allowed us to get through the game within about 3 days. The controls are laid out logically enough, but left much to desire. There are almost too many things that Spider-Man can do. They should have trimmed some of the extra, unnecessary moves. The learning curve for the controls is pretty steep and it takes at least an hour of playing to begin to feel comfortable. That's not to say that Spider-Man doesn't have some cool moves. In addition to the awesome swinging, you have a web attack (like a bullet), the ability to wrap people up with your web and toss them around, a web dome which protects you then blows up to harm any enemies near you, and, the ability to hang silently from ceilings and ease yourself down (Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise, style).
All in all Spider-Man: The Movie deserves to be picked up as a rental. It's fairly easy to beat and a little frustrating but
will provide you with at least a weekend of good times. Also, if you have a choice, pick it up for the Xbox. We've heard that
the other two versions are a little inferior graphically.
|Cheats||To enter these cheats, go to the "Cheats" menu in "Specials" and enter the code.|
|Unlock All Levels||IMIARMAS|
|Big Head Mode||GOESTOYOURHEAD|
|First Person Mode||UNDERTHEMASK|
|Play as a Thug||THUGSRUS|
|Play as a Lab Scientist||SERUM|
|Play as Mary Jane||GIRLNEXTDOOR|
|Play as Knuckles||KNUCKLES|
|Play as Uncle Ben's Killer||STICKYRICE|
|Play as the Shocker||HERMANSCHULTZ|
|Play as a Cop||REALHERO|
|Play as Captain Stacey||CAPTAINSTACEY|
|Enemy Big Head Mode||JOELSPEANUTS|
|Play in Goblin Suit||FREAKOUT|
|Finish any Level||Level Warp, which allows you to revisit any level you've beaten to get a better score. Level Warp Menu found in "Specials"|
|Earn 10,000 points in Story Mode||Pinhead Bowling - Becomes available in Training Mode.|
|Earn 20,000 points in Story Mode||Vulture Movie - Becomes available in Gallery.|
|Earn 30,000 points in Story Mode||Shocker Movie - Becomes available in Gallery.|
|Earn 50,000 points in Story Mode||Unlimited Webbing|
|Beat the game once on at least "Easy"||Play as Peter Parker - Must turn feature "On".|
|Beat the game once on at least "Easy"||Play as Wrestler Spider-Man - Must turn feature "On".|
|Beat the game once on at least "Normal"||Play as Alex Ross Spider-Man - Must turn feature "On".|
|Beat the game once on "Hero" or "Superhero"||Unlock Green Goblin Movie||Golden Spider Location FAQ||A big thanks to LanMan_themovie for giving us permission to include this guide on our site.||GOLDEN SPIDERS LOCATION FAQ
Last updated 04/29/2002
Written by Orlando Barrowes
|What's in this FAQ?|
|This FAQ tells you where the golden spider icons are in a very descript, easy
to find, manner.
This FAQ pertains specifically to the Xbox version of Spider-Man. Many locations may be similar to the game on the Playstation 2 and GameCube consoles, however. These are also specifically found in Normal Mode, though others may be added later. Also, there are still two combos I have yet to find, so if you've found them and would like them to be listed in this FAQ with your credit, please contact me.
What do these icons do?
-These Icons are necessary to activate more of Spider-Man's fighting combos. All the moves are listed in the Pause Menu but must be activated by finding the incons hidden in the levels.
Can you go back and get the icons you've missed?
-Yes you can. From the main menu, select Specials, then Level Warp, and you can re-visit past levels in search for icons.
How do I change difficulty level?
-From what I've found, the only way is to Start a new game, and select the option that lets you keep your current points instead of resetting them.
|Search for Justice||*Note: to explain locations here, we'll have to assume that since the sun sets
in the west, the sun would be on the WEST side. So, using that as a guide, the
museum you go to at the end, for example, would be in the SOUTHEAST corner.
The building you start in is somewhat close to the WEST side, towards the
|Birth of a Hero||
|The Subway Station||
|Chase through the Sewer||
|Showdown with Shocker||
|Air Duel with Vulture||
*Note: In Hard Mode, this one is actually found in level 3: Birth of a Hero. As you begin, use stealth to get past the first room full of guards before you get to the first Steam Room (where Bruce Campbell originally explained about targetting). As you reach the door to the steam room, the door to your left should open to reveal the golden icon.
|Race Against Time||
|The Mighty Hunter||
|The Razor's Edge||
|Breaking and Entering||
|Oscorp's Ultimate Weapon||
|Escape from Oscorp||
|Mary Jane Kidnapped||
|Face Off at the Bridge||
|Thanks to Treyarch for doing such a great job of a Spider-Man game.
Thanks also DTJAAAAMJS for help finding the Head Hammer, Scissor Kick, and Tackle Icons.
Thanks to Parker 126 for help finding the Dive Kick icon.
Thanks to TheMasterCheif182 for helping to find the Adv. Web Gloves icon, and Low Web Hit, and cpslostang78 for helping find Sting.
If there's anyone I missed who contributed information, I thank the people on the GameFaqs message boards for helping put this together.
|This Golden Spider FAQ Copyright 2002 Orlando Barrowes
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