Spider-Man: Edge of Time - DS/DSi

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Spider-Man: Edge of Time (DS/DSi)
Also for: 3DS/2DS, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Beenox Soft. Co.: Marvel
Publishers: Activision (GB)
Released: 14 Oct 2011 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
No Accessories: No accessories


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While some fans feel things got a little shakey for Spider-Man games back in the mid-noughties, 2010's Shattered Dimensions was hailed as having righted that ship. With Spider-Man: Edge of Time Activision hopes to continue that success.

Where Shattered Dimensions focused on no less than four versions of the webbed wonder, Edge of Time has a more focused approach. We get the regular Amazing variety of Spidey as well as the 2099, future variation.

A scientist working for Alchemax - the sinister corporation Spidey 2099 works for - named Dr. Walker Sloan has worked out how to breach the time barrier. He decides that the best thing to do with this isn't visit the Old West or see what humans will look like in the year 20,000, but to go back in time and get Alchemax started up early. This, predictably, leads to a dark shift in the space time continuum, and it's up to the two Spider-Men to work in tandem across time to set things right. The story's written by comics veteran Peter David - the man who created Spider-Man 2099 - so you know it's going to carry the ring of authenticity.

Gameplay's divided between platforming elements that make use of the Spider-Men's agility, wall crawling and web-slinging - along with some freefall action on the part of Spidey 2099 - and brawling elements. There are even puzzles the Spider-Men may have to solve across time. For example, if Spidey 2099 inhales some poison gas in the future, you might just be able to do something in the present to help him out...

Peter Parker's always been your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, but now that neighbourhood's stretched out across time and space!


Spider-Man: Edge of Time - DS/DSi Artwork

Spider-Man: Edge of Time - DS/DSi Artwork