Take on the role of Spider-Man and one of his famed nemeses,
Green Goblin, in an original storyline which builds upon their
legendary comic book rivalry. Personalise your gaming experiences
by choosing what abilities and powers to upgrade, such as
Spider-Man's web manoeuvres or Green Goblin's fire attacks,
as you fight to save or destroy New York...
for New York allows
you to play as both Green Goblin and Spider-Man as you progress
through the levels. You start off as the Green Goblin as you
rampage through the streets, beating up police officers who
try to stop you, followed by a rampage through Peter Parker's
school - knocking down supports and breaking test tubes. Then
you can take on the role of Spider-Man as you rescue people
from the school which you've just wrecked as the Green Goblin.
characters come with their own set of special moves - which
can take a little getting used to. And on occasion (to straighten
a collapsing pillar, or to lift a car to rescue a civilian,
for example) you can use the stylus, or your finger, on the
bottom screen. And from time to time you'll be given the ability
to upgrade certain elements of your character - ensuring that
you can use your strengths in future levels.
have to admit that I had a lot more fun playing as the Green
Goblin - there was something so satisfying about being able
to smash buildings up and punch anyone who tried to stop me.
But the Spider-Man segments are much more challenging.
most notable thing about this game is the fantastic job the
developers did of making full use of both screens on the DS
for the comic book style linking segments. These not only
look great, but the developers have spent some serious time
making sure that the vocal acting is up to speed too. Add
to this some great music, and you have a winning combination
which plays well.
course the previous Spider-Man game for the DS, which
set the benchmark, is Ultimate
And while Battle for New York doesn't quite reach the
same standard, it gives it a run for its money.
the negative side, while the game is good fun most determined
gamers will be able to complete it over a weekend - which
is a bit of a shame.
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