Spider-Man 2 Game Boy Advance

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
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  1. They’ve taken the technology used in [the original game's] engine and tweaked it just a bit to deliver more responsive controls, but above all, a better looking game overall.
  2. The background music is fitting for an action game, and the rest of the audio is made up of powerful sound effects and pretty crisp voice clips.
  3. Whether you're strictly a movie buff or have followed the comic book for years, you're going to easily be able to identify with the characters, stories, and missions that the game serves.
  4. The reason I am giving Spider-Man 2 an average score is because of the shabby 3D graphics and the fact that the controls can get shabby from time to time and leaving you very frustrated.
  5. Game Informer
    70
    I love the gamplay, but there really needs to be a more engrossing game around it. [Aug 2004, p.107]
  6. 70
    Problematic, though, are the sequences in which you have to swing around confounding and shoddily rendered 3D hub areas to capture Doc Ock, access new chapters, and unlock bonus missions against a timer.
  7. Nintendo Power
    68
    The task may be mundane, but the gameplay is solid for the most part. [Aug 2004, p.122]
  8. 65
    As excited as we were for the first Digital Eclipse Spider-Man game on the GBA, it's just a little disappointing to see its problem areas ignored for the sequel.
  9. It starts out on the right foot with an incredible opening video (yes, video) sequence but that early excitement quickly gets bogged down amidst mediocre 2D platforming and trial-and-error boss battles.
  10. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Younger players who aren't up to snuff on the somewhat difficult controls of the console version will get more out of this than the average console player.
  11. It's far too long and tedious, allowing us to save along the way, when its old school appeal would have been better served by fewer levels, no saves and less repetition.
  12. The game is only a couple hours long and any semblance of unlocks (an image gallery) are an insult. Nobody wants to look at a gallery of movie screencaps on a GBA screen.

Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
#15 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 18, 2012
    8
    This is a fun game w/ a cool unlockable system. Any fan of 2D action games should take note, this game is great. The power-ups and pictureThis is a fun game w/ a cool unlockable system. Any fan of 2D action games should take note, this game is great. The power-ups and picture system should keep you interested. Full Review »
  2. JaredP.
    Jul 8, 2004
    10
    Like all spiderman games its awesome in all ways.