Spider-Man: Total Mayhem – Review

On September 16, 2010

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Spider-Man: Total Mayhem – Review

Our rating:

By: Gameloft

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2010-09-14


Price: 6.99

User Rating:

Despite being a comic book fan, I was hesitant to purchase this game simply based on the price. Fortunately, someone gave me an iTunes gift card and I felt as if I could purchase it without blowing my own money.


This game, quite simply, is the next generation of gaming on the iPod touch and iPhone. The graphics and animation are as sophisticated as the storyline the app tries to convey. Taking place in the Ultimate Marvel universe, the Triskelion is on fire in the distance of New York and a myriad of super-villains are running loose with only Spider-Man to stop them.


I think of this game as a simplified and more child-friendly version of Batman: Arkham Asylum. The player has to go through a variety of tasks in order to accomplish a final goal (presumably to see who is behind the fire at the Triskelion and stop him/her/it). Due to the variety of tasks the player has to perform (fighting, dodging, climbing), the game can seem complicated to learn. It’s also a shame that there is no multi-player version of the game as I have not seen that sort of functionality on this type of iPhone game yet.


Also, if this is the Ultimate Marvel Universe, then Spider-Man seems a little too bulky for his role. The comic book Ultimate Spider-Man is a skinny kid.


However the creators got more right than wrong with this game. If you’re willing to spend the seven bucks (or wait for the inevitable sale) then you’ll likely find it to be worth it.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Most likely.

Learning Curve:Medium.

Who Is It For:Spider-Fans and action game lovers.

What I Like:The next step up in iPhone graphics and animation. Decent story.

What I Don't Like:Tough to figure out sometimes. High price.

Final Statement:This app does whatever a spider can and then some.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man battles to save his beloved city! Spider-Man will need to use all of his great powers to save New York from the worst breakout of Super Villains the city has ever seen. Fight against time to stop the madness and mayhem created by the Super Villains who want to take over the city and disperse a poisonous virus! Spider-Man: Total Mayhem captures all the action, humor and fun of the Ultimate series in state-of-the-art gameplay and animations. Are you up for the challenge?

#1 GAME ON THE APP STORE in the USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Argentina, Mexico

#2 in France, Spain, Canada, Russia

#3 in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium

(Top grossing apps ranking)


- Enjoy ultra dynamic gameplay with more than 20 fighting combos that take advantage of Spider-Man’s extraordinary agility and super powers.

- Master the mayhem by using Spidey’s agility to master tricky platforming and quick time events.

- Find yourself in a pinch? Activate Spidey’s special attack, the Ultimate Web Combo to blast danger away!

- Use your Spider-Sense to avoid danger and get in the best position to counter-attack!

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