Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spiderman made his first appearance in Marvel Comics' Amazing Fantasy #15, and is still a popular comic superhero book nowadays, spawning several films in recent years, not to mention a slew of video games based on the character. This article takes a look at where to play free Spiderman games.
About online Spiderman games
Whilst for many, it wouldn't be much of a worry, the simple fact remains that purists to the whole Marvel Comics genre and the Spiderman franchise in general will be at best, moderately put off by most free Spiderman games and at worst, totally disgusted.
A lot of the browser-based games have very tenuous links to the 'real' world of Spiderman (if any at all). Whilst one game seems to be licensed via Marvel Comics, many of the other games seem to be poorly thoughout and badly programmed affairs. That said, some of them are great fun and it's really a case of trial and error before you find one that you like.
Types of games
There are a number of Spiderman games that are on-rails side-on web slinging games. These have been expanded upon in some respects with titles such as Spiderman 2 or Spiderman 3. These just appear to be exactly the same as the 'original' Spiderman game except with changed graphics to try and make it feel like it is a reflection of the official films of the same name.
Other titles include the following:
- Spiderman - City Raid
- Spiderhog (a bizarre cross between Spiderman and Sonic the Hedgehog!)
- Spiderman Dark Side Official titles that have been released Online one officially licensed free game has been released and this is Spiderman - Web Of Words. This breaks the mould in terms of all the other games as it requires the player to defeat Dr Octopus by typing in words that can be made from a selection of eight or so letters. Needless to say, this isn't very popular with hardened Spiderman fans, even though it is an official game.
Where to play
Here are some sites to play free Spiderman games: - Spidermangamesland.com - Thespidermangames.com - Playspidermangames.net - Spidermangamez.com - Spiderman-games-online.info