With no movie tie in until next year, Activision continues the Spider-Man video game series with Battle for New York on the DS and GBA. The game has a cartoon style similar to Ultimate Spiderman and gameplay similar to Spider Man 2 for the DS. Players move Spider-Man through 2D side scrolling levels while fighting enemies with the face buttons. Gamers can also use Spider-man’s web powers to entangle enemies. Each punch and kick fills up a meter on the touch screen that lets Spider-Man do super attacks when it is full. In the game players will meet up with villains like Silver Sable and the Green Goblin, who appears as a playable character. The two characters have different stories and different gameplay styles. Spider-Man Battle for New York is shaping up as a game that fans of the series will probably enjoy, but we’re left wondering what else Activision has planned for the touch screen.

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