Trying to remember an old Spider-Man game I played as a child... anyone can recognize it?
from to on 13 Jun 2024 17:02

Hey folks, I’ve lurked on this community for a while now but haven’t really posted anything until today. Sorry if this isn’t really the right place to ask questions like this, but since this is a place for old games, I felt it’d be the most appropriate one…

I’ve been wanting to re-live some of the games I used to play as a child, and I remember how, back in 2004-2006, there was this Spider-Man game I used to play as a kid but could never beat. Lately I’ve been curious if I could finally do it now.

All I remember about it were three missions:

I understand this is really vague, but my memories of this game are incredibly vague and I barely recall much more. I remember I played it on a computer at least. I couldn’t find anything like it on Wikipedia’s pages on Spider-Man games, so I’m wondering if it might’ve been an unofficial game or something like that?


threaded - newest on 13 Jun 2024 17:14 next collapse

Spider-man 2: the game on 13 Jun 2024 18:32 collapse

That’s the one, thank you! on 13 Jun 2024 17:21 next collapse

I mean, there haven’t been THAT many Spider-Man games.

When I was a kid…

List of games here:

……/List_of_video_games_featuring_Sp… on 13 Jun 2024 17:21 next collapse

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. on 13 Jun 2024 17:27 next collapse

Spiderman 64 starts off exactly how you describe the game you remember. There is a tutorial, you stop a bank robbery, and then you have to save J Jonah Jameson by fighting Scorpion. Looked up some videos of the Scorpion fight, but it doesn’t look like he has a grab attack.

It was released on the Nintendo 64 in 2000. Not sure how different the ports are, but the game was ported to the PC in 2001, and to Mac in 2002. on 13 Jun 2024 18:26 collapse

Playstation Version was better because of cutscenes. on 13 Jun 2024 17:52 next collapse

From that time period, it was probably one of the Spider-Man games that tied in with the Raimi movies. It would have had Bruce Campbell narrating the tutorial levels, if that helps jog your memory.

The first one had a tutorial level in a wrestling match, but the second one sounds more similar to what you described. Unfortunately, if you were playing Spider-Man 2 on a Windows PC, it means you were playing the worst possible version of a great game. The Playstation version was far superior in performance, controls, graphics, and well just about every other way. The Windows version (you can’t even call it a port, because it was an entirely different game) was developed by Fizz Factor. If you tried to play the game today, I would strongly recommend the Treyarch version on an emulator, but it might not have the nostalgia factor. on 13 Jun 2024 18:31 next collapse

Oh, it is indeed the second one, thank you!!

Yeah, I’m watching a video on the PS2 version and it seems completely different 😅 I might try that one, actually… But yeah, it might not have the nostalgia factor. on 13 Jun 2024 22:06 collapse

Took me completely by surprise that Campbell narrated the game and honestly, that kept me going. on 13 Jun 2024 20:22 next collapse

God I remember the hell out of Spiderman 2. I only had it on like a demo disk, so the game ended shortly after your battle against Rhino, so I just spent ages swinging around the city. on 15 Jun 2024 03:20 collapse

Retro. :| I was excited to showcase what little knowledge I remember from Maximum Carnage. And it was Spiderman 2. I guess I’ll just die now.