Sticking pretty faithfully to both the origins of Spidey and the new movie, you’re a pretty geeky, science-obsessed, High School kid who lives with his aunt and uncle in NYC, fancies the girl next door and just happens to catch superhuman arachnid-aping powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Got all that? Oh and there’s a monstrous man-lizard on the loose too who you have to make face the scales of justice. Scales? Lizard? Suit yourself…
Set within a stunning, fully open, 3D rendition of New York City, The Amazing Spider-Man lets you web-roam through the Central Park, Business, Downtown, Pier and Residential districts following the new movie Lizard-battling storyline, going off-piste to rough up random gangs of thugs or, should you be a less than amazing Spider-Man, wander freely, bouncing off buildings, falling from the sky and spending too much time running until you finally get a grasp of the controls.
Using a multi-tap and drag system to both navigate Spidey and unleash a wealth of devastating combo moves on the collective ne’er-do-wells that he’ll encounter on his travels, it can be difficult to keep old Web-head facing the right way in the thick of a bad guy brawl, whilst the 3D camera direction shifts often don’t help that problem. That said, once you master the light touch required many happy hours of goon grounding await you!
THE BOTTOM LINE
Graphics are A1 with excellent attention to detail, the storyline immersive, incidental background music is suitably heroic and the dialogue, whilst hardly Wilde-esque in its wit from the Wall-crawler, is snappy and plentifully pun populated. In short then, The Amazing Spider-Man is a labour of love from Gameloft, a breath of fresh app air, and a guaranteed Spider-fan pleaser.
Current version: 1.0.8
Requires Android 2.2 and up
Download The Amazing Spider-man app from Google Play
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