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  • Summary: Spider-Man: Battle for New York allows gamers to 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. For the first time in a handheld Spider-Man game, players can personalize their gaming experiences by choosing what abilities and powers to upgrade and when, such as Spider-Man’s web maneuvers or Green Goblin’s fire attacks, as they progress through the game. Playing as both good and evil, gamers will experience levels packed with frenzied action, in-depth combat and a host of unique super moves as they embark on the ultimate quest to save New York City from almost certain disaster. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Spider-Man: Battle for New York boasts fun 2D gameplay mixed with an impressive 3D presentation. The game’s biggest fault is that it hasn’t made any significant strides since last year, but it remains one of the most fun 2D action games on the Nintendo DS.
  2. With its smaller scope and missions, New York doesn't eclipse 'Ultimate' as the benchmark Spider-Man title for the DS but it does sure as heck give it a run for its money.
  3. Battle For New York will satiate the inner comic book fan for a few hours, but a rental would certainly settle your cravings for some Spidey action.
  4. It's worth playing. It's not hard, but it's still satisfying for a short while.
  5. The lack of any extra modes could be forgiven if the main story wasn't so short. You can easily finish this title in a weekend play through.
  6. At the end of the day, Battle for New York isn’t worth the cash if you’ve already played one of the other DS games, and since it looks like they’ll be using the same engine in the future, you might as well hold out if you haven’t experienced any of the previous titles. Sorry, Spidey.
  7. Playing it doesn't make you feel like a superhero or a supervillian, and the game makes unsatisfying use of the DS' technology. Lack of variety and an insistence on turgid fetch-and-carry missions seals this as one to avoid.

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  1. May 11, 2014
    One of the most fun you will have playing a 2d side-scroller this game has the classic spider-man/green goblin rivalry. You can easily find this title one of the best Spidey portable games -Nuff Said...- Expand

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