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   " Well, it didnít tell me how to get into the secret 'Mary Jane / Black Cat Love Triangle Mode' that I so wanted to be there... "

   Title: Spider-Man Strategy Guide by Brady Games

   Format: PSX Hint Book

   Reviewing Monkey: Dungapult

   The Hype: Spider-Man, one of the most hyped new games of 2000, widely hailed as the best super-hero/comic game of all time, now has its own official hint book.

      What This Monkey Thought...

   Layout: Boo-Yah! This hint book is Monkey magic! Built like a comic book (all the way down to using the patented comic narration font) this does everything to keep you in the game. Itís even designed in a logical orderÖ, which so few hint books now days are. I wanted for nothing as I followed my game through. 5 out of 5

   Usefulness: HmmÖThis is a toughie. Not because the book isnít fantastic, but instead because the game is so damned easy! We beat it in the office in something like four hours, which sort of makes me wonder how justifiable it is to spend 13 bucks. Still, if you are having problems with the game (which you had better not let us find out about or we will mock you relentlessly) this is absolutely the book for you. Itís easy flow and good walk through will help even your loser ass triumph. Still, it also has schemes for unlocking costumes, getting hidden items, etc., so for a measly ten spot itís easily justifiable in having. 5 out of 5

   Desired Content: Well, it didnít tell me how to get into the secret "Mary Jane / Black Cat Love Triangle Mode" that I so wanted to be there, but it did have everything else; elaborated instructions on how to play, 3D maps of the levels, full walk through, tips and tricks, item locations, bios on all the costumes and guest stars, the whole nine yards. Hell, it even had a special "Behind the Scenes" on the making of the game! Keen! The only thing it didnít have was the cheats to get all the costumes, but oh well (Iíll post them at the end of this review for yíall). 4 out of 5

   Accuracy: Well, they seem to disagree with my theory of Doc Ock secretly being a "Bondage Baby" transvestite, but otherwise theyíre right on. Everything was where they said it would be and the maps were accurate. This makes me happyÖAnd when Iím happy I donít do bad things to puppies. 5 out of 5

   The Verdict:

       All in all, this hint book kicks Monkey! Itís a shame the game is so damned easy, otherwise youíd need this a lot more. Still, Iíd suggest picking it up if you want the full skinny.

   The Good: Just about everything.

   The Bad: Not enough cheats.

   The Overall Ugly: A great hint book. More in the industry should look like this.

   What it's Worth: Market

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Scarlet Spider costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the  "Cheats" selection. Enter "LETTER S" as a code to unlock the  Scarlet Spider costume. Alternately, defeat Rhino in Level 3-1.

Ben Reilly costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the  "Cheats" selection. Enter "BNREILLY" as a code to unlock the Ben  Reilly costume. Alternately, successfully play the game through  level 4-2.

Quick Change Spidey costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the  "Cheats" selection. Enter "ALMSTPKR" as a code to unlock the  Quick Change Spidey costume. Alternately, get more than 10,000  points in zip-line training mode. Note: This costume only allows  two webbring cartridges.
Symbiotic Spidey costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the  "Cheats" selection. Enter "BLKSPIDR" as a code to unlock the  Symbiotic Spidey costume. This costume allows Spider-Man to  have unlimited webbing. Alternately, successfully complete the  game on any difficulty setting.

Full health 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the  "Cheats" selection. Enter "DCSTUR" as a code to give Spider-Man  full health.

Spidey 2099 costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main  menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection.   Enter  "WNTYNDN" as a code to unlock the Spidey 2099 costume. This costume allows    Spider-Man to do double damage.  Alternately, collect all comics in the game.

Captain Universe costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main  menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection.  Enter "S COSMIC" as a code to unlock the Captain Universe costume.                   This costume allows Spider-Man to have double damage, unlimited  webbing, and invincibility. Alternately, successfully complete the game on the hard difficulty  setting.

"What If Contest?" mode 
   Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "GBHSRSPM" as a code to unlock "What If Contest?" mode.

Big head mode 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "DULUX" as a code to give Spider-Man a big head.

Debug mode 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "LLADNEK" as a code to display debug information.

Amazing Bagman costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "AMZBGMAN" as a code to unlock the Amazing Bagman costume.

Armored Spider-Man 
  Unlock the Captain Universe costume. Go to the costumes and select it. Then, collect the  Armored Spider-Man icon during the game to appear as Armored Spider-Man during the  remainder of the game, including the intermission sequences.

Spidey Unlimited costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "PARALLEL" as a code to unlock the Spidey Unlimited costume. This costume allows  Spider-Man to have stealth mode by pressing L2. Alternately, successfully complete the  game twice on any difficulty setting.

Peter Parker costume 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "MJS STUD" as a code to unlock the Peter Parker costume. Alternately, find Peter Parker in  the Kraven room in item hunt training mode. Note: This costume only allows two webbring  cartridges.

Unlock everything 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "EEL NATS" as a code to unlock all secrets in the game.

All comic books 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "ALLSIXCC" as a code to unlock all comic books.

Level select 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "XCLSIOR" as a code to unlock the level select option on the "Special" menu.

Joel James Jewett 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "RULUR" as a code to unlock Joel James Jewett (Neversoft's President) in the character  gallery.

Infinite webbing 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "STRUDL" as a code to give Spider-Man unlimited webbing.

All movies 
  Select the "Special" option from the main menu, then choose the "Cheats" selection. Enter  "WATCH EM" as a code to unlock all FMV sequences.

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