The Amazing Spider-Man

Common Sense Media says

Web-slinging players thwart crime in well-made action app.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Web-slinging and fights are easy to grasp, and enemies aren't overly hard. And figuring out where to go next is clearly marked. 

Violence

The game is basically a series of fights, with other acts of violence thrown in. A car will try to run you over. Guns are fired. But players rely on their fists and web fluid to conquer enemies. No blood is ever shown. 

Sex

Spidey wears some pretty tight tights -- and you spend a good part of the game looking at his posterior.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The game is a tie-in with the summer movie of the same name. Players might want to try out the console versions of the movie tie-ins as well after playing. And Spider-Man, of course, is heavily merchandised in just about every department of every store. 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Amazing Spider-Man is a mobile tie-in with the summer movie of the same name. While there's plenty of action and fist fights, there's no blood or anything especially graphic. The violence is well beyond cartoon violence, but not nearly as bad as some other action game offerings. It's also wise for parents to go into this game realizing it might increase children's pleas for other Spider-Man merchandise (or, at least, to take them to the film). 

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

Parents say

Kids say

What's it about?

Players explore Manhattan helping curb street crime and unraveling a bigger storyline by tapping and holding the screen to swing via web. Spider-Man's \"Spider sense\" alerts them when an enemy is about to hit and, if the correct screen button is hit in time, they will be able to counterattack enemies and wear them down. By thwarting crime, players boost their experience and are able to upgrade Spidey's powers, adding new offensive capabilities.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

While it's made for mobile devices, The Amazing Spider-Man plays like a console game. And that's a compliment. The game follows not only a solid storyline, it also offers plenty of side missions, letting players live out their Spider-Man fantasies of helping people in need. 

While playable on phones, this is a game that shines on the larger screen of the iPad, where the controls are spaced well. (On smaller devices, they can be a bit tight.) There are some graphical glitches -- and the game runs slower on older devices, but at its heart, it's an enjoyable action/adventure game that will keep fans happy. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$6.99
Release date:June 28, 2012
Category:Action Games
Topics:Superheroes
Size:694.00 MB
Publisher:Gameloft
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up

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Teen, 14 years old Written byDrayoc July 14, 2012
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10
QUALITY
 

This is an excellent well made app!

This, in my opinion, is a perfect game for all ages. The violence is extremely mild, and you never kill anyone. The webslinging baddy fighting spiderman though, is the part that makes me give it four stars rather then five. His voice acting is just dreadful. awful. Other than that though, if you can pick up and use an ipod or ipad, this is an alright game for you. It is probably far to difficult for anyone under ten though.
Parent Written bymegastaraxe October 5, 2012
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6
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I love it any one 6+ can play

this game is amazing hardly any profanity you can only punch people but people tray and attack you with guns and peter and his girlfriend flirt a little but we have seen worse right
Teen, 14 years old Written byJKB97 July 19, 2012
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11
QUALITY
 

Outstanding Game....but quite difficult for younger kids

I got this app for my iPad a week ago, and I haven't stopped playing this awesome game ever since! The graphics are smooth and detailed, and you can freely swing around an open world NYC as your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman, shooting your webs and getting immersed in city brawls with thugs, bosses such as the mighty 'Lizard' like in the film! For a price of £4.99 at the moment, it's a BARGAIN for audiences of any age to have a nice 3D app game that is up to console standard. Therefore I highly recommend it, however..... CONS: Some boss fights even for me (I'm 14) are tricky and EXTREMELY frustrating and this doesn't help especially when you are battling the Lizard in the final level and the controls are a bit tight. That is the reason why I gave this a pause for kids 11 and under, as they could get frustrated.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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