Spider-Man 2 Activity Center

Game review by
Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
Spider-Man 2 Activity Center Game Poster Image
Seven fun activities to play with Spider-Man.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while this software doesn't track your child's performance, it does offer seven activities that are a nice blend of learning and fun.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bydogtoma November 4, 2020
Adult Written byjosephi k. November 10, 2017

really good sound track

the main theme lyrics is
Okay, aight, boom
Big Shaq, hold tight Asnee
Scoopnum, ratnum, oosna
Hold tight the girl-dem as well

2 plus 2 is 4
Minus 1... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old June 1, 2009

great game for little ones

sure doc ock throws stuff but great

What's it about?

The SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTIVITY CENTER offers seven activities that are a good mix of learning and just-for-fun. The software, which features the voice of actor Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man, invites kids ages 6 to 12 to help Spider-Man fight evil. Some of the games are variations on typical arcade gaming such as stopping falling debris with Spider-Man's webbing, moving through a maze, and directing Spider-Man's progress up the side of a building.

Other activities are more educational. In one, kids try to identify the perpetrator of a crime by putting together a mug shot after looking at him for a short time. Kids select from a set of eyes, noses, mouths, and hair features. In another, children help Peter Parker (Spider-Man) finish schoolwork by following directions about mixing and measuring ingredients in a laboratory setting.

Is it any good?

The realistic sounds of Spider-Man's webbing expanding and stretching, coupled with rapidly passing graphics, greatly enhances an activity in which kids fly with Spider-Man as he web-slings between skyscrapers in hot pursuit of escaping criminals.

The games offer multiple levels of play and keep track of the highest score earned. But there are no sign-in and no save features, so kids start on the first level of an activity every time they play. Kid-testers didn't mind the replay, and they enjoyed finishing levels to unlock printables and video sequences from the Spider-Man 2 movie.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about which activity they enjoyed most, and why. Is it more fun to play Spider-Man games or watch Spidey TV shows and/or movies? Why?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $20
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Activision
  • Release date: February 24, 2005
  • Genre: Edutainment
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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