The Amazing Spider-Man Game On Nintendo 3DS Looks Like This

By Ishaan . June 14, 2012 . 10:30am

Activision and Beenox have barely released any information on the Nintendo 3DS version of The Amazing Spider-Man, but what seem like the first screenshots of the game were revealed today via Nintendo’s website. The page for the game and its free eShop demo contains just three screenshots:



The Nintendo eShop demo, which you can download now, starts off with the Black Cat robbing a bank, and you’re required to foil the robbery. The demo has three difficulties available, and can be played up to ten times.


The full  version of The Amazing Spider-Man will be released on June 26th, alongside the console versions. As previously reported, the Nintendo 3DS and Wii versions don’t have the free-roaming feature from the console versions.

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  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    come on the 3DS is more powerful then that  this looks ugly 

    • Indeed they need to try harder.

    •  I agree my 3DS is crying, I am disappoint. XD! -___-

    • Anime10121

       And western studios wander why western games sell like crap on handhelds while Japanese games tend to have much more success.  Its because they treat handhelds worse than mobile phones.  Most western games developed on handhelds are made by third tier studios with little to show for themselves and look/play bad.

      • Guest

        Spreading themselves too thin. Should have just focused on the PS3/360 game. Greedy.

  • MrRobbyM

    Looks almost as good a a Gamecube game.

    • kylehyde

       You are being too kind.

    • kylehyde

       You are being too kind.

  • J

    So let me get tis straight. The PS3 and 360 versions have free roaming, sidequests, and Stan Lee. The 3DS version has… What does the 3DS version have?

    • AuraGuyChris

      I’ll tell you what! The 3DS has some lazy third-party developers who ignore the system’s potential!

    • Portability, 3D?

  • Shadowman

    Ewwwwww. They could do better.

  • MCoelho

    This… isn’t amazing ya know.

  • MCoelho

    This… isn’t amazing ya know.

  • It looks like Mortal Kombat on Vita

  • It looks like Mortal Kombat on Vita

  • Hating Ass Nigga

    This looks like spider-man 1 for the ps1.

  • TheInternetNomad

    lol it looked okay up till the screenshot of rhino, looks like a potato/ used coffee bag

  • TheInternetNomad

    lol it looked okay up till the screenshot of rhino, looks like a potato/ used coffee bag

  • I just played it. It reminds me of “Death to Rights” or “True Crime” in the sense that while in battle you can stop time (like in bullet time) to adjust your target on each enemy. Once you get into the groove of it, it’s pretty functional and fun.

    Here’s a mini-guide from my first run:

    1. Beat all the crooks that are at the main hall of the bank. The bad guys have machine guns, so you really have to take advantage of being able to slow time down by targeting each enemy (you press and hold the X button) and once you do, you let go of the button and Spidey will attack the guy you were targeting. You can also trap any enemy with a web-throw and spin them around, hitting nearby enemies with him. Spider-man also has a special web attack.

    2. After you clean the first area, some more bad guys break in into the bank with a truck. You beat those guys and then a new area opens up.

    3. You then have to free a guard who is being held by some more robbers. The guard gives you a passcode to use on a console that opens up a ventilation duct in the main hall.

    4. You enter the ventilation duct and crawl you way to the bank vault area. But the bad guys hear you and you’ll have to beat them to a bloody pulp. Try to stay in that area, because if you go inside the vault, you’ll get overwhelmed with bad guys.

    5. Once you kill the enemies outside the vault, you have to sneak around inside the vault without being watched. Crawling on the ceiling above the baddies. You then target each enemy and trap them with a web and hang them from the ceiling. You do that with every bad guy on that part.

    6. You then have to follow Felicia through some subway cars. You enter some more open areas where you fight more robbers. There you learn that you can target some heavy objects and use them to smash your opponents with it.

    7. You run into Felicia and there is a boss battle. You have to beat some foot soldiers first. Using some canisters that you can target and use them to blast enemies is quite helpful. After they all die, you fight Felicia. It’s rather easy if you get down how to use the targeting system. After the battle you have to carry her on Spidey’s back all the way to the beginning of the level.

    The game controls fine. You might get disoriented at first because Spidey hangs and sticks to any surface. But like I said, once you get into the groove on how it works, you will have no problems with it. I didn’t and I suspect more experienced gamers won’t either.

    There is a sub-mission that requires you to take pictures of the OsCorp logo. But I only found 2 of them. I think you can only find 3. The demo has a lot of voice work. No wonder it takes a while to download.

    You only get 10 tries. And I do mean 10 tries at the demo. Like you beat the demo and you are forced to close down the software. Unlike other demos, you cannot restart it to keep playing that one try.

    The graphics are nothing to write home about, though. It does look like a first gen PS2 game. But here’s hoping that 3rd party devs get used to the 3DS and create a better engine down the road that takes advantage of its power. I mean Capcom got it right with Resident Evil: Revelations. But they did had to produce Mercenaries 3D first. And that game looks like crap next to Revelations.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Look at Resident Evil: Revelations then look at this. There are no excuses~.

  • Suicunesol

    I just tried the demo. Graphically, it’s very lackluster in a way you can’t really see in the screenshots. The flame effects are extremely low quality and while the closed environment doesn’t really bother me, the panorama of the city outside seen through the windows is flat and blurry. Really, the environments almost remind me of the ones from Superman 64. :S And I feel like there’s some strange artifacting in the screen at some times.

    That said, I have to say that the gameplay is kind of fun. Web rush is a rush, and I’m not sure how the other Spiderman games play, but in this one I could really get a feel for webswinging, fighting, and just being Spiderman. The 3D is a nice addition too.

    If the PS360 versions play anything like this game, I’d probably be pretty pleased with them.

    Anyway, at the moment, it seems to me that the 3DS version is nothing more than a low-quality port of the Wii version (I think?). I can’t say the 3DS can do much better than this in terms of graphics, but even if it could, I think the developers still didn’t put much effort into polishing it (if at all).

    Also, I took the pictures of the Oscorp logos, but the game didn’t register my photos. :O Hmm…

    • “I can’t say the 3DS can do much better than this in terms of graphics”

      ^^^ Oh yes it can. EASILY. Almost any first party Nintendo 3DS game looks better than this effort. Just Super Mario 3D Land blows this one out of the water.

      Heck, almost any 3rd party 3DS game looks better than this. by that comment you made there, I bet you haven’t played Resident Evil Revelations. That game even looks like a first gen PS360 game without the HD.

      Even a PS2 port like Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D looks miles better. And that game includes improvements over the PS2 version.

      So sorry buddy, there are no excuses for this.

      • Peace Legacy

        From what I experienced debating with Suicunesol once, he doesn’t quite believe in the graphical capability of 3DS, so don’t bother

      • Suicunesol

        Okay, okay. Yes, I agree. Spider-man looks nowhere near as good as the games that you mentioned. There is clearly a lack of effort given to the visuals (and predictably so given the status of western portable games).

        In defense of Spider-man, however, both Resident Evil and Snake Eater both used 4 GB carts, so I don’t know. Maybe there was more room for higher quality textures/models. If that is the case, I can’t blame the developers for the low-quality graphics.

  • Resident Evil, seriously? You can’t even compare that to Spiderman.

  • Scirm

    Maybe this is a joke?

  • Let’s just put it on the 3ds because it has 3d! We don’t have to work as hard on it like ps3 and xbox360 because people will buy it anyway as it’s a movie game and screw the graphics, it’s 3d!

  • neetyneety

    Well, damn, graphics are a disappointment, but I hope that the gameplay is good. Going to pick up the demo now to see~

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