Marvel’s New Spider-Man Game For Smartphones Looks Pretty Cool



Marvel announced a couple of mobile games at the San Diego Comic-Con last week, and they actually don’t look half bad. The one that caught my eye in particular was Spider-Man Unlimited, a runner by Gameloft where you play as multiple Spider-Men.


In Spider-Man Unlimited (which isn’t based on the cartoon of the same name), the Sinister Six has invaded Manhattan, and you play through a a mission-based episodic story to stop them. You’ll get to play as the regular Spider-Man, the Scarlet Spider, the Iron Spider suit from Civil War and other variations of the character.


Spider-Man Unlimited will be released this September for iPhone, Android and Windows Phones.

Another game that Marvel announced was Marvel Contest of Champions, which is a fighting game for smartphones and tablets coming this Fall. This one is being created by developer Kabam, and is a one-on-one fighter with RPG elements.


The game’s story is being penned by Marvel’s Sam Humphries and is loosely based on the original Contest of Champions crossover story from 1982. It will include characters from the Avengers, Thunderbolts, X-Men, Inhumans, Guardians of The Galaxy, the Brotherhood, X-Force and other superhero teams.


Creative director Cuz Parry says that the game will feature light, medium and heavy attacks, as well as multiple special attacks for each superhero. A combo system will be implemented and will help regenerate your specials attacks as you fight.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.