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Spider-Man
Spider-Man PS2
Developer:
Treyarch
Publisher: Activision
Released: 2002
Genre: Action-Adventure
Platform: PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance
Followed by: Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man (also released as Spider-Man: The Movie) is a level based action-adventure game based upon the Marvel Comics character, Spider-Man, and is directly based on the first feature film starring the eponymous character. It was developed by Treyarch and released in 2002 for PC and several other video game consoles. The game has many scenes, as well as villains from the comic books, that did not appear in the film.

PlotEdit

Peter Parker develops superhuman powers after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. The game opens with Peter using his new powers to track down and defeat the murderer of his uncle Ben Parker. Peter vows to use his powers for good and to fight evil in New York. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn and Oscorp Technologies are investigating the appearance of the new hero. Anxious to develop his Human Performance Enhancer "Super-Soldier" Serum, the main goals of which are already exhibited by the super-hero, Osborn orders the capture of Spider-Man, deploying hunter-killer robots for this purpose.

Spider-Man fights these robots and emerges victorious. Meanwhile, Shocker has just robbed a bank, and is driving away with his thugs as Spider-Man lands, only to be hit by Vulture. Spider-Man goes after Shocker first. His battle with Shocker leads him through Grand Central Station, into the sewers and to a subway station, where Spider-Man defeats him in a climactic battle. Afterward, Shocker tells Spider-Man about Vulture's lair: an old clocktower on the Lower East Side of town. Spider-Man climbs Vulture's tower, but Vulture escapes. Spider-Man pursues, and defeats Vulture atop the Chrysler Building.

Osborn's scientists tell him that now two individuals with arachnid DNA are at large in New York, and Osborn orders the capture of both. Spider-shaped robots pursue a desperate Scorpion through the sewers. Peter goes down to the subways to take pictures of his battle site with Shocker, when he runs into Scorpion. After Spider-Man helps Scorpion defeat the machines, the apparently paranoid and unhinged Scorpion turns on Spidey, and they fight. Spider-Man wins, but the Scorpion escapes. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn is fired from Oscorp and takes his own untested super-soldier serum to become the forever-feared Green Goblin. Spider-Man saves the life of Mary Jane Watson and then defeats The Green Goblin at the yearly Oscorp Unity Day Festival. Later, The Green Goblin confronts Spider-Man again and is defeated, but tells Spider-Man of bombs planted downtown. Spidey races against time to defuse the bombs, and is attacked again by The Green Goblin, this time with deadly small devices called razor bats.

After studying a wing of a felled razor bat and determining that it was manufactured by Oscorp, Spider-Man goes to Oscorp to research its connection with The Green Goblin. He discovers that the company is producing highly dangerous chemical weapons, and shuts down the operation. After finding out that the Goblin is after Mary Jane, Spider-Man chases him down to a bridge. Here, Spider-Man has his final battle with the Green Goblin, who is eventually impaled by his own glider. Spider-Man unmasks the Goblin to reveal Norman Osborn's face. Osborn's last words are, "Tell Harry, I'm sorry." Spider-Man replies, "I'm sorry, too." Mary Jane and Spider-Man are then reunited and kiss.

Version ExclusivesEdit

Exclusive to the Xbox version, Norman hires Kraven the Hunter after the bomb threat to capture Spider-Man failed. After having lured Spider-Man in, Kraven poisons Spider-Man with a lethal gas, forcing Spider-Man to track Kraven through zoo corridors filled with traps before he finally confronts and defeats Kraven in a cage match in the main area of the zoo.

In the Playstation 2 version of the game, the section involving the battle with Scorpion was notably omitted.

CastEdit

Several of the actors from the film reprised their roles and did voice work for the game. Josh Keaton, who voiced Harry Osborn, was originally chosen to provide the voice of Spider-Man in the game. However, due to Tobey Maguire taking over the role, Keaton's audio was preserved by the addition of including The Green Goblin as a playable character.

GalleryEdit


Raimi Film Series
Films: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3
Characters: Spider-Man | Mary Jane Watson | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Gwen Stacy | Robbie Robertson | Betty Brant | Curt Connors | Flash Thompson | Dr. Stromm | Mr. Ditkovich | Ursula Ditkovich | Maximillian Fargas | Henry Balkan | Rosalie Octavius | Hoffman | Bernard Houseman | Mr. Aziz | Bonesaw McGraw
Enemies: The Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | The Sandman | New Goblin | Venom | The Carjacker
Locations: The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Technologies | Quest Aerospace | Osborn Penthouse | Goblin Lair
Video Games: Spider-Man | Spider-Man 2 | Spider-Man 3

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