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Spider-Man: Total Mayhem

App review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Straightforward brawler does justice to comic book hero.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Controls work smoothly, with the left thumb used to move the character and the right thumb to attack and jump. Some scenarios, like jumping onto moving platforms, require a certain amount of hand-eye coordination.


Spider-Man defeats his foes using kicks and punches. Baddies come at him with knives, baseball bats, bombs, etc. Players are encouraged to destroy scenery and environments to earn red orbs that are used to increase stats. There is no blood; defeated enemies just fall down and disappear.


"Crap" is uttered once; other than that there's nothing objectionable.


Tapping the "More Games" link from the main menu leads to other Gameloft games for purchase.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Spider-Man: Total Mayhem is an arcade-style beat 'em up inspired by the Spider-Man comic books (not the movie starring Tony Maguire). Spider-Man faces off against some of his biggest enemies after an explosion releases them from incarceration. The explosion also releases a venom that causes ordinary citizens to become violent. Fighting against bad guys is the core game mechanic, although the violence is bloodless. Spider-Man can also rescue citizens to earn extra life and experience points.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9 year old Written byronitld March 30, 2013

about the symbiotes

There are some scary venom creatures that utter phrases such as:"raaah","BEAH","venomhh","were coming to get you",and,... Continue reading
Adult Written bybuketserefli February 2, 2015
Teen, 15 years old Written byOfficial Critic March 16, 2012

Great Game - with action and some violence required

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem is an app that you can download on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Violence: 1.5/5. Sex: 0/5. Bad Language: 0.5/5. Drinking, drugs an... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bychriz123 April 25, 2011

good kids game

its a fun app its for kids ...though the violence is very cartoonish so it for those 7-12 year olds that are into spiderman but its an ok game i personally thin... Continue reading

Is it any good?

Through superb graphics and fluid controls, SPIDER-MAN: TOTAL MAYHEM brilliantly captures the essence of the comic book hero. As Spider-Man, players will swing from lamp posts, ensnare foes in gooey webs, use spidey sense to anticipate enemy attacks, and scale huge skyscrapers. The beat 'em up formula (enter area, defeat all baddies, move on to next area) gets repetitive eventually, but replay value is ensured through unlockable comic book art, the ability to take pictures during boss battles (a nod to Spidey's alter ego, newspaper photographer Peter Parker), and multiple difficulty modes to master.

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