History VideoGame / UltimateSpiderMan

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'''''Ultimate Spider-Man''''' is a 2005 video game that is based on the comic ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''.

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'''''Ultimate Spider-Man''''' is a 2005 video game that is based developed by Treyarch (for the consoles), Vicarious Visions (for the handheld consoles), and Beenox (Microsoft Windows) and published by Activision. Based on the comic ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''.''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'', it is set several months after Volume 6,[[note]]The Venom arc[[/note]] which serves as the game's prologue. Both Spider-Man and Venom are playable characters, with an original storyline that was originally intended to be canon and was later [[BroadStrokes loosely adapted]] into the "War of the Symbiotes" arc.



* TheCameo: Venom's first boss is Wolverine from the X-Men.
** In fact, there are cameos from all three of the other Ultimate series (at the time the game was made that is): Johnny Storm from the Fantastic Four, who you can race against, and Nick Fury from the Ultimates.
* CanonDiscontinuity: It's the other way around. The videogame synced very well with the comic at the time it was released. However, scheduling issues pushed the comic's adaptation further out so that the game's storyline finally was adapted into "War of the Symbiotes", it had to be in BroadStrokes to account for all the other story elements that were already in play.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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Venom's first boss is Wolverine from the X-Men.
** In fact, there There are cameos from all three of the other Ultimate series (at the time the game was made made, that is): Johnny Storm from the Fantastic Four, who you can race against, and Nick Fury from the Ultimates.
* CanonDiscontinuity: It's the other way around. The videogame video-game synced very well with the comic at the time it was released. However, scheduling issues pushed the comic's adaptation further out so that when the game's storyline finally was adapted into "War of the Symbiotes", it had to be in BroadStrokes to account for all the other story elements that were already in play.



* IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon: Blow up a car as Venom and it triggers a mini game wherein a HammerspacePoliceForce comes after you. [[WantedMeter Rack up enough points]], and {{SWAT Team}}s start coming. Rack up enough points and SHIELD shows up with {{Flying Mook}}s and lasers.

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* IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon: Blow up a car as Venom and it triggers a mini game wherein a HammerspacePoliceForce comes after you. [[WantedMeter Rack up enough points]], and {{SWAT Team}}s start coming. Rack up enough even more points and SHIELD shows up with {{Flying Mook}}s and lasers.



* OhCrap: "I'm so scared I can't even finish my lame joke", says Spider-Man after seeing how big R.H.I.N.O is.
** Don't forget the final battle where he goes, "You again?!" on Silver Sable just before she says that she's not gonna attack him.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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"I'm so scared I can't even finish my lame joke", says Spider-Man after seeing how big R.H.I.N.O is.
** Don't forget In the final battle where he goes, battle, Spider-Man says "You again?!" on to Silver Sable just before she says that she's not gonna attack him.



** Venom gains more health from civilians than he does from criminals or cops. He can also brutally kill enemies by slamming them face-first into the ground or snapping their spines like twigs.

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** Venom gains more health from civilians than he does from criminals or cops. He can also brutally kill enemies by slamming them face-first into the ground or snapping their spines like twigs.twigs by folding them in half.
21st Jun '16 12:40:36 AM Nik1895
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* AmusingInjuries: Some of Spider-Man's quips lend to this. "Don't worry, nothing's broken except my spine... and ribs... and everything." is one such example, wherein he's thrown upside-down into a wall by R.H.I.N.O and peels off it like a cartoon character.

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* AmusingInjuries: Some of Spider-Man's quips lend to this. "Don't worry, nothing's broken except my spine... and a few ribs... and everything.maybe everything else." is one such example, wherein he's thrown upside-down into a wall by R.H.I.N.O and peels off it like a cartoon character.



-->"Press the jump button, then press it again and I can jump in midair! [[LampshadeHanging Sure it breaks the laws of physics, but so does everything else I do.]]"

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-->"Press the -->"Jump and then jump button, then press it again and I can jump in midair! again. [[LampshadeHanging Sure it breaks the laws of physics, but so does everything else do most things I do.]]"
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* RegretEatingMe: Whenever Venom tries to eat a boss, [[ContractualBossImmunity they invoke this on him]]. He probably shouldn't try to consume anyone made of indestructible blades, anyone made of electricity, anyone who instinctively fires machine guns, or anyone formed of a chaotic spiky symbiote.



%%* DeadpanSnarker

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%%* DeadpanSnarker* DeadpanSnarker: Spider-Man will frequently snark on anything he does or during missions.


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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Facing a mook will cause this reaction that Spider-Man is shorter than them.


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* RegretEatingMe: Whenever Venom tries to eat a boss, [[ContractualBossImmunity they invoke this on him]]. He probably shouldn't try to consume anyone made of indestructible blades, anyone made of electricity, anyone who instinctively fires machine guns, or anyone formed of a chaotic spiky symbiote.
30th Sep '15 4:50:19 AM Arawn999
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* AmusingInjuries: Some of Spider-Man's quips lend to this. "Don't worry, nothing's broken except my spine... and ribs... and everything."

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* AmusingInjuries: Some of Spider-Man's quips lend to this. "Don't worry, nothing's broken except my spine... and ribs... and everything."" is one such example, wherein he's thrown upside-down into a wall by R.H.I.N.O and peels off it like a cartoon character.



* AntiVillain: SilverSable.

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* AntiVillain: SilverSable.ComicBook/SilverSable is a mercenary hunting Venom.



* OhCrap: "I'm so scared I can't even finish my lame joke", says Spider-Man after seeing how big Rhino is.

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* OhCrap: "I'm so scared I can't even finish my lame joke", says Spider-Man after seeing how big Rhino R.H.I.N.O is.



* RubberMan: One of Venom's stretch attack has him elongate his arm to slash opponents at a distance.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the Ultimate comics, Venom barely was originally barely a character at all, just a blob that was always hungry and Eddie can't exactly control it; here even without control Venom seems to maintain some intelligence, and Eddie learns how to control it. When the comic finally adapted the game's storyline, Eddie-as-Venom ''did'' get more development and gained additional control over the Venom Suit... but was captured by the Beetle and never seen again.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the Ultimate comics, Venom barely was originally barely a character at all, just a blob that was always hungry and which Eddie can't couldn't exactly control it; control; here even without control Venom seems to maintain some intelligence, and Eddie learns how to control it. When the comic finally adapted the game's storyline, Eddie-as-Venom ''did'' get more development and gained additional control over the Venom Suit... but was captured by the Beetle and never seen again.



** Venom gains more health from civilians than he does from criminals or cops. He can also brutally kill enemies by slamming them face-first into the ground or snapping their spines

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** Venom gains more health from civilians than he does from criminals or cops. He can also brutally kill enemies by slamming them face-first into the ground or snapping their spines like twigs.



* WantedMeter: In Venom's minigame, the amount of points you accumulate serves as a wanted meter, with SWAT, helicopters, and eventually SHIELD showing up in waves to take you down.

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* WantedMeter: In Venom's minigame, mini game, a little red bar appears under the amount of points you accumulate health bar that serves as a wanted meter, with SWAT, police, helicopters, the Wild Pack, and eventually SHIELD showing up in waves to take you down.
29th Sep '15 11:35:08 PM Arawn999
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* HilariousInHindsight: In ''[[VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions]]'', Ultimate Spider-Man (who is bonded with the symbiote) has his normal outfit as an unlockable. And again, with no gameplay differences whatsoever.

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* %%* HilariousInHindsight: In ''[[VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions]]'', Ultimate Spider-Man (who is bonded with the symbiote) has his normal outfit as an unlockable. And again, with no gameplay differences whatsoever.
29th Sep '15 11:34:39 PM Arawn999
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* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker, again. [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Sean Marquette has some experience voicing socially awkward guys who are pretty cute]].

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* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker, again.the quintessential teenage nerd with superpowers. [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Sean Marquette has some experience voicing socially awkward guys who are pretty cute]].



* AmusingInjuries: "Don't worry, nothing's broken except my spine... and ribs... and everything."
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: 100% completion required to play as Spider-Man in the symbiote suit. With no gameplay differences whatsoever.
** HilariousInHindsight: In ''[[VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions]]'', Ultimate Spider-Man (who is bonded with the symbiote) has his normal outfit as an unlockable. And again, with no gameplay differences whatsoever.

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* AmusingInjuries: Some of Spider-Man's quips lend to this. "Don't worry, nothing's broken except my spine... and ribs... and everything."
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent
AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: The game allows you to alternate playing as [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Spider-Man]] and ComicBook/{{Venom}}.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: You unlock costumes for completing achievements. 100% completion required to play as Spider-Man in the symbiote suit. With no gameplay differences whatsoever.
** HilariousInHindsight: In ''[[VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions]]'', Ultimate Spider-Man (who is bonded with the symbiote) has his normal outfit as an unlockable. And again, with no gameplay differences
whatsoever.



* BerserkButton: "That's my bike you smashed this place up with!"



* TheCameo: Venom's first boss is [[spoiler: Wolverine.]]

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* TheCameo: Venom's first boss is [[spoiler: Wolverine.]]Wolverine from the X-Men.



* CanonDiscontinuity: It's the other way around. The videogame synced very well with the comic at the time it was released. However, scheduling issues pushed the comic adaptation further out. When the game's storyline finally was adapted, it had to be in BroadStrokes to account for all the other story elements that were already in play.
* CarFu: Venom's weapon of choice. Great against helicopters.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: It's the other way around. The videogame synced very well with the comic at the time it was released. However, scheduling issues pushed the comic comic's adaptation further out. When out so that the game's storyline finally was adapted, adapted into "War of the Symbiotes", it had to be in BroadStrokes to account for all the other story elements that were already in play.
* CarFu: Venom's weapon of choice. Great choice, which is great against helicopters.helicopters. Throwing them in free-range mode brings endless waves of cops down on you in a ''Grand Theft Auto''-type mini game.



* ContractualBossImmunity[=/=]RegretEatingMe: Venom probably shouldn't try to consume anyone made of indestructible blades, anyone made of electricity, anyone who instinctively fires machine guns, or anyone formed of a chaotic spiky symbiote.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bolivar Trask

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* ContractualBossImmunity[=/=]RegretEatingMe: RegretEatingMe: Whenever Venom tries to eat a boss, [[ContractualBossImmunity they invoke this on him]]. He probably shouldn't try to consume anyone made of indestructible blades, anyone made of electricity, anyone who instinctively fires machine guns, or anyone formed of a chaotic spiky symbiote.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Bolivar TraskTrask wants to get his hands on the Venom Suit to turn it into a bioweapon.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker



* DoubleJump: Only Spider-Man.

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* DoubleJump: Only Spider-Man.Spider-Man has this ability, which he lampshades.



* GetBackHereBoss: Oh man.

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* GetBackHereBoss: Oh man.There are several throughout the game, namely against the Green Goblin, Electro, and Venom.
* HammerspacePoliceForce: Triggering Venom's minigame causes wave after wave of cops to come after you. Rack up enough points by destroying stuff and killing enemies, and SWAT teams and eventually SHIELD show up. You don't get nearly as much regain from eating cops as you do civilians, which eventually stop appearing.



* InfantImmortality: Averted in a TakeThat towards the children who kept losing their balloons in the ''Spider-Man 2'' tie-in game.

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* HilariousInHindsight: In ''[[VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions]]'', Ultimate Spider-Man (who is bonded with the symbiote) has his normal outfit as an unlockable. And again, with no gameplay differences whatsoever.
* IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon: Blow up a car as Venom and it triggers a mini game wherein a HammerspacePoliceForce comes after you. [[WantedMeter Rack up enough points]], and {{SWAT Team}}s start coming. Rack up enough points and SHIELD shows up with {{Flying Mook}}s and lasers.
* InASingleBound: Rather than web-swinging, Venom can leap immense heights to quickly get around.
* InfantImmortality: Averted in a TakeThat towards the children who kept losing their balloons in the ''Spider-Man 2'' tie-in game.game, in the form of a little boy with a balloon... who gets nommed on by Venom.



* MythologyGag: "Madame Web is faster than you, [[LampshadeHanging and I don't even get the reference!]]"

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* LifeDrain: Rather than outright eat people like he does in the comics, Venom simply swallows them and then spits them back out.
* MythologyGag: There are several to the comics, and even to the Mainstream Marvel universe. "Madame Web is faster than you, [[LampshadeHanging and I don't even get the reference!]]"



* PunchClockVillain: Silver Sable.
* RubberMan: Venom's stretch attack.

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* PunchClockVillain: Silver Sable.
Sable. She and her mercenaries were only hired to capture Venom, nothing more.
* RubberMan: One of Venom's stretch attack.attack has him elongate his arm to slash opponents at a distance.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Venom, the character itself, in the Ultimate comics he barely is a character at all, just a blob which is always hungry and Eddie can't exactly control it; here even without control Venom seems to maintain some intelligence, and Eddie learns how to control it, by the end of the game Venom seems to become much more harmless and lives on, unlike the comics version.
** In the comics, even in the story arc this game continues, Venom is not a blob and can even talk like a normal person.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Venom, the character itself, in In the Ultimate comics he comics, Venom barely is was originally barely a character at all, just a blob which is that was always hungry and Eddie can't exactly control it; here even without control Venom seems to maintain some intelligence, and Eddie learns how to control it, it. When the comic finally adapted the game's storyline, Eddie-as-Venom ''did'' get more development and gained additional control over the Venom Suit... but was captured by the end of the game Venom seems to become much more harmless Beetle and lives on, unlike the comics version.
** In the comics, even in the story arc this game continues, Venom is not a blob and can even talk like a normal person.
never seen again.



* VampiricDraining: How Venom and Carnage regain health.
** Carnage actually doesn't. He can heal himself perfectly fine.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Venom gains more health from civilians than he does from criminals.

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* VampiricDraining: How Venom and Carnage regain health.
VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** Carnage actually doesn't. He can heal himself perfectly fine.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
Venom gains more health from civilians than he does from criminals.criminals or cops. He can also brutally kill enemies by slamming them face-first into the ground or snapping their spines



* WantedMeter: In Venom's minigame, the amount of points you accumulate serves as a wanted meter, with SWAT, helicopters, and eventually SHIELD showing up in waves to take you down.



* WideOpenSandbox
* WouldHitAGirl: Spidey and Venom's boss fights with Silver Sable.

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* WideOpenSandbox
WideOpenSandbox: You can freely roam a shrunk-down version of New York City as Spider-Man and (once unlocked) Venom.
* WindowPain: Venom's first boss fight is triggered when he throws a motorcycle through the front window of a pub. Said motorcycle belonged to Wolverine of the X-Men, who is understandably pissed off.
--> '''Logan:''' "That's my bike you smashed this place up with!"
* WouldHitAGirl: Spidey and Venom's boss fights with Silver Sable.Sable, as well as the female gang members
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** Spider-Man can outright ''kill'' mooks in the game if you decided knock them off buildings, throw them into the ocean, or let a flaming car explode on them. Half of the City Mission side quest will even consider them ''successful''.
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* CanonDiscontinuity: The comic adapted the game but ignored all the storylines made for it.
** It's the other way around. The videogame synced very well with the comic at the time it was released. However, scheduling issues pushed the comic adaptation further out. When it finally was adapted from the game, it had to be in BroadStrokes to account for all the other story elements that were already in play.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The comic adapted the game but ignored all the storylines made for it.
**
It's the other way around. The videogame synced very well with the comic at the time it was released. However, scheduling issues pushed the comic adaptation further out. When it the game's storyline finally was adapted from the game, adapted, it had to be in BroadStrokes to account for all the other story elements that were already in play.
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* BookEnds: The first and final boss is Venom. The same background music even plays in both fights.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were apparently plans to give cameos to TheUltimates, as revealed in the game's storyboards.
** Nick Fury shows up, at the very least.
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