Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Movie, is a 2002 action-adventure video game based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. Made to promote the film of the same name, it was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance on April 16, 2002 in North America (two weeks before the film's release), and June 7 in Europe. The Game Boy Advance version was later re-released and bundled on Twin Pack cartridge with Spider-Man 2: The Game in 2005. While the game directly adapts the plot of the film it is based on, it also builds upon it by including scenes and villains not present in the film. Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe reprise their roles from the film, as Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, respectively, while Bruce Campbell, who played a wrestling ring announcer in the film, narrates the game's tutorial and bonus levels.
The game was published by Activision in North America and co-published by Capcom in Japan. It was primarily developed by Activision's then recently-acquired subsidiary, Treyarch, who had previously ported Neversoft's 2000 Spider-Man video game to Windows and Dreamcast. Upon release, it received generally positive reviews, although some criticized its length, voice acting, and camera control, and became a best-seller. After the game's success, Treyarch became the lead developer of all Spider-Man titles published under Activision until 2008, producing Spider-Man 2, based on the 2004 film of the same name, Ultimate Spider-Man, based on the comic book series of the same name and released in 2005, Spider-Man 3, based on the 2007 film of the same name, and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, which had an original story and was released in 2008.
Sound Effects Used
- Dick De Benedictis Music
- Sound Ideas, HUMAN, SCREAM - SCREAM: FEMALE, HORROR 01 (2nd scream heard when a panda balloon falls.)