Successfully complete the game as Spider-Man to unlock
Symbiote Spider-Man's story mode and Arena mode.
Collect all 50 Black Spider Tokens to get the black Spider-Man
suit to wear whenever desired for as long as you want.
Hint: Defeating Michael Morbius:
When you are trying to open the boarded up windows,
if you are far away from him he will do a long jump towards you.
Then it takes him a few seconds to recover to attack. Before he
jumps, do not stand in the yellow circles. Instead, stand next
to the wall opposite the windows. He will now jump to there, recover,
etc. While he is recovering, pull down the boards. When he jumps
into the light, attack him. Keep doing this until his and his
wife's life runs out to complete the level.
He will fly around, etc. When he lines up, use the Spider-Wall
to damage him and he will land. Attack him and repeat this strategy.
Hint: Defeating The Lizard:
You must first defeat The Hunter. Use the Black suit
and it will be easy. You will then catch up with the new and improved
Lizard. Stand by a generator and wait until he is about to strike,
then dodge. He will hit the generator and shock himself. This
will also shock you. Repeat this until you must counter-attack
him and ride his back. Use the Left Analog-stick to balance
and he will run into one. Then, the last one shuts off and you
must turn it back on. Go over to the switch, and if done quickly
enough, press Triangle to turn it back on. Ride his back
one more time to defeat him.
Hint: Defeating Shriek:
She has a shield, so do not worry about her. Stand
next to a satellite and wait until your Spidey senses activate.
Press L2 and dodge, causing her to damage her crystal.
Repeat this until she runs away.
In your final encounter with Shriek, she temporarily takes away
your Black suit, and figures from your imagination attack you
(your loved ones). You can kill them with one hit, but it is pointless.
Wait until the Black suit recharges, then switch over, revealing
your true enemies. Attack Shriek until she changes you back to
the old Spider-Man. Repeat the previous steps and she will collapse.
Hint: Defeating Michael Morbius and Shriek:
Wait until Michael is about to rush you, then open
the window. He will be temporarily weakened. Beat him up. Shriek
will heal him, losing some of her health. Repeat this until he
dies, and she flees the scene.
Hint: Defeating Sandman:
In your first encounter with Sandman, do not try to
attack him, just stay close to him. Counter-attack him several
times on different levels to finally battle him. Unfortunately,
you must use the Black suit to damage him. Just hit him around
until you are prompted to give him a bath. Keep doing this cycle
until you defeat him.
Sandman will create a mini-tornado and you cannot hit him. Use
your Spidey senses to dodge the flying bars and wait until he
throws a tank at you. Press Circle when prompted and send
it back at him, allowing you to beat him up. Do not get over-confident,
as he will start up his tornado and do some damage. Repeat this
until he dies.
The second battle with Sandman is very easy. Just dodge when your
Spidey senses alert you and run to the yellow circles when they
appear. Complete the prompts to throw TNT barrels into Sandman.
Eventually Harry will kill him, ending Sandman.
Hint: Defeating Venom:
Before this battle, go to the upgrade menu and make
sure you have the melee attack volley. Then, fight. Depending
on your health level, you may or may not want to use the power
up. At the moment, you can easily jump over Venom, confuse him,
and chip away at his health. Keep doing this until his black suit
begins to "glow". Now when you jump over him he will
run away. This is a good opportunity to use your new attack and
chip at him, occasionally giving some hits. Keep hitting him until
his "glow" gets bigger and eventually Harry will tell
you to knock Venom into the air. He'll fall back to the ground
same as before, easily confused. Repeat this cycle until his health
is really low and you can finish him off.
To defeat Venom in the first battle, use upgraded vaulting to
Vault Web or Jab. Do this repeatedly until he is defeated.
Use the following trick for an easy victory the first and second
time you face Venom. When you meet Venom for the first time at
the construction site, you must beat him down in five minutes
or else Mary Jane will die. A easy way to do this is to defeat
Venom in version one. It should be very easy). Version two is
slightly harder, but all you have to do is watch his five punch
combo. The last punch is his super punch. After he is done with
his combo, beat him up. Repeat this until Venom turns into version
three. You cannot do much once he is in his full power. Watch
carefully and you should see a flashing symbol. Follow what the
game instructs you to do and you should win. This works on both
In the final battle with Venom, it is just the two of you. Repeat
the previously listed steps to defeat him. When his "glow"
is very high, run over to the metal bars and follow the prompt.
This will slowly remove the suit off him. Just keep fighting him
until he dies.
Use Upgraded Vaulting skills and use it against him until he is
The easy way to defeat the second Venom is to jump around and
fire adrenaline web. When his glow is high, go to the prompt circle
and press the selected button.
Hint: Defeating technology person:
Dodge him and wait until he shoots missiles at you.
Press Circle to send them back. This will cause him to
land and you can hit him. Keep doing this until he dies.
Hint: Easy kills:
When an enemy is running away from you, press Circle.
You will stun their eye and make it easier to kill them.
To easily defeat enemies jump then keep tapping both Attack
Jump in the air and press Circle to do an air-web grapple
move. Once in the air-web grapple move, attack once, web-air grapple,
and repeat. You can keep web-air grappling forever and quickly
defeat any group of low level enemies.
Hint: Easy gang eradication:
Immediately after you defeat The Sandman for the first
time in the "Mary Jane's Favorite Band" mission and
before you "Meet Mary Jane At The Restaurant", you cannot
take off the Black suit. During this time period, which does not
end until you start the next mission, you can wear the Black suit
without any damage being done to you. Use this time to clear the
city of all gang activity. This may take awhile, but it is easier
with the Black suit.
Hint: Rival gang reward:
Choose any of the gang patrol missions (Apocalypse,
Dragon Tails, H-Bombers, Waste Tribe) and defeat all of their
marked territories that match their logos to earn 3 experience
Hint: Token collection:
While swinging through the city you might hear a chime.
This indicates that you are close to a token.
Hint: Meteorite collection:
As Black costume Spider-Man, you can find the meteorite
fragments (small rock-like objects surrounded by a purple/pink
glow) by listening for a pulsating sound. The louder it gets,
the closer you are.
Hint: Web swinging upgrades:
You can earn upgrades for this ability by using it
Hint: Easy health:
When you find a ambulance, it should be on top of the
truck. Otherwise, try to complete one of the story mode missions.
Hint: Back to morning:
When it is dark, do the City Alert one time.
Hint: Random gang:
When you go to a crime area controlled by the police,
you will be assigned a task involving a random gang. On completion
of the tasks the effectiveness of the police will be increased
(as seen by the rings around the police symbol on the map). The
more rings you have, the harder it is for gangs to take control
of police-controlled areas and the more likely it is for the police
to take over gang controlled areas.
Hint: Construction site:
After you have completed the Final Showdown mission,
swing somewhere far then go on the map and look for the Financial
District. Go there. Go to the left until you see a glass building.
That is the construction site after it was broken Note: You will
see the little square that you was fighting in with Venom and
Glitch: Easy experience points:
Begin taking photos of all the villains as soon as
possible. Once all thirty five photos are taken of all the different
villains, you will gain 15 experience points. Immediately after
you get those points, save the game and reset the PlayStation2.
Every time you restart you be where you left off, except before
your game loads completely you will hear the sound of experience
points being awarded. Notice that you have gained 15 more experience
points and you have not done anything except load the game. Do
this as many times as desired for easy hero upgrades.
Chris Del Vecchio.
Glitch: Web Swing in air:
Take Spider-Man to Stuyvesant Town and walk into the
middle of the smallest park. Press R2 and you will shoot
a web into the air. It will stick to the air. Also, while you
are on the web look over to the larger part of grass to see glitched
square of land.
Glitch: Person walking on water:
Go near the bridge. Find a person near the water. Push
that person into the water and they will begin walking on it.
Note: If you fall in, when you come out of the water the person
you pushed will still be walking on the water.
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