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  • Summary: Spider-Man 3 for the Nintendo DS is set in a 3D side scrolling world and delivers complete touch screen handling, in which players must draw upon Spider-Man's vast array of moves, attacks and upgrades as they choose their path and embark on a wide variety of city-based missions and multiple movie-based and original story arcs. Additionally, Spider-Man 3 for the Nintendo DS features local wireless multiplayer gameplay featuring with a variety of modes enabling awesome two-player head-to-head challenges like Brawler, Hot Potato, Target Practice, and Combo Challenge. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The game’s graphics are comparable to previous entries but decidedly larger in scope. You can’t always tell but it’s hard not to be impressed by the scope when the camera pulls away and shows you the level you’re playing through.
  2. I won’t cookie-cut – the DS rendition of Spider-man 3 will undoubtedly provide more entertainment than its multi-million dollar big-screen counterpart. Activision should be commended on a job well done.
  3. 81
    It was a risk to make an all-stylus action game in a design that's usually been a more traditional-controlling experience, but the team pretty much nailed it. The combat system's collision could be tighter and just a little more "fluid," but it's a hell of a lot of fun kicking bad guys' butts with quick flicks of the wrist.
  4. 80
    Far better than the Wii iteration, this is an engaging and good looking action game with classic gameplay and innovative controls. For Spidey fans on the go, it’s good stuff.
  5. Sure, it’s a rail-fighter at heart, but the game offers enough variety and action to keep you suitably occupied. This is a well-rounded product.
  6. Way too over reliant on the D-pad diagonals. [July 2007, p.71]
  7. 60
    The game can be fun and rewarding and does a pretty decent job at not massacring a movie franchise, but can grow tiresome rather fast if the fighting bores you.

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  1. PIzzaPizza
    Aug 22, 2007
    9
    This is one of the few good Movie-based games I've played. The touch screen controls are great, it has great graphics, and it's fun to beat up all those thugs. However, it's on the short side, and after you beat it, the combat gets pretty old. Expand
  2. FreddyL.
    May 26, 2007
    9
    It revolutionizes the way action games are played on the DS. Like many I'm sure, I was worried about all the fighting being done on the touch screen, but I must say that Spider-Man 3 really nails an awesome gaming experience. It's not the greatest action game of all time, but it is the best one on the DS. Really fun and worth it just for the touch screen experience. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2011
    8
    "Spiderman 3" is one epic DS game. It has all the freedom you have for a 3-D side scrolling game as well as the challenging but intriguing boss battles and enemies. Expect fun. Expand