SpiderMan: 1 will let you play hero for a day, but be ready to fight with the game's weaknesses as well as its villains.
Once bitten, twice the guy. Thanks to the bite of an irradiated spider, budding boy genius Peter Parker suddenly finds himself turned into a superhuman with the powers of a spider. The rest is comic book history. As the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, Parker has been entertaining legions of fans for 40 years through a string of comic book titles and animated series. If the Spider-Man game is any indication, the general love affair with all things Spidey burns as brightly as ever. Originally developed by Neversoft, the developer behind the hit Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series, Spider-Man first swung its way onto the PlayStation, and soon leapt to the Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and Dreamcast. Now the third-person action-adventure game has come to the PC to make true believers out of computer gamers. Along the way, though, it's run into a few snags that often dampen the game's more entertaining aspects.
Spider-Man's simply textured, blocky graphics and muddy cutscenes are distinctly underwhelming, if not outright poor. Some of the settings are bland and boring too--the dark, drab sewers in particular are overused. Still, the graphics do at least evoke the look and feel of the classic Spider-Man comics and cartoons. The same holds true for the game's audio. The familiar opening theme song, updated from the '60s cartoon series and featuring an incredibly catchy bass riff, sets the right mood from the very start. Spider-Man cocreator Stan Lee narrates the game in his authoritative style. Lee always sounds like he's having fun with his creation and doesn't take it dreadfully seriously. When he describes Peter Parker as a "sometimes neurotic" hero, you know that the writers aren't afraid to gently laugh along with you at the essential silliness of the game's story and superhero conventions. It's all good-natured fun, though.
It's a shame that more time and effort couldn't have been put into making this Spider-Man port better suited to the PC and the PC gaming audience, as well as improving some problems that hurt the original game. The awkward controls and camera in particular often take the wind out of the game's sails. At its best, Spider-Man immerses you in the colorful, enjoyably implausible Marvel Comics universe, and swinging between skyscrapers and firing off webs offer up plenty of adventurous, if shallow, thrills. If you've ever wanted to play hero for a day, Spider Man will let you, but be ready to fight with the game's weaknesses as well as its villains.
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