ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN FAQ/Walkthrough Copyright 2005, comic_geek21 All rights reserved Email: firstname.lastname@example.org __________________________________________________________ USM TABLE OF CONTENTS __________________________________________________________ 1. Introduction 2. Version History 3. Story 4. The Good Guys 5. The Villains 6. Side Missions 7. Walkthrough 8. Secrets 9. Ultimate Landmarks 10. F.A.Q. 11. Acknowledgments 12. Disclaimer 13. Closing __________________________________________________________ USM INTRODUCTION __________________________________________________________ Welcome to my Ultimate Spider-Man guide! This is my very first walkthrough, so I hope it's helpful! I began collecting the Ultimate Spider-Man series around 2000. Since then, I have collected every single issue and have fallen in love with the series. Ultimate Spider-Man is an attempt to bring the character into the 21st century. The USM origins are slightly different from their 616 counterparts, but they still keep the same spirit that made the originals so appealing. The USM stories are meant to bring new readers to the series as well as appeal to older readers. This makes the Ultimate Spider-Man comic one of the most popular series of books in the world. When I heard that Activision and Treyarch were making a game based on my favorite comic series, I decided to take the plunge and create a walkthrough so that everyone could enjoy the game as much as I would. I hope that you all find this guide helpful. If people like it enough, maybe I'll do more. Send me feedback! Also, I am extremely happy that Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, the writer and artist of the comic respectively, lent their incredible talents to the creation of this game. Awsome job guys! So, read on and enjoy True Believers! __________________________________________________________ USM VERSION HISTORY __________________________________________________________ Version 0.10 (09/25/05)- Walkthrough is up and running! Got first few chapters done, as well as character bios, side quests and landmarks done. I'll have an update up in a couple days, so be patient! And please send me questions for my FAQ section! Version 1.00 (10/01/05)- Whoo! Took me three days, but the walkthrough is complete! Also added a few more characters, some more landmarks, and have begun my FAQ section. I'll be adding little doodads here and there, as well as some add ons for the walkthrough section just to spice it up. Thanks for the Emails guys, and keep sending me good questions for my FAQ section! Version 1.20 (10/02/05)- Updated my FAQ section, as well as what websites are allowed to post my guide. I am amazed and flattered at all the Emails I've gotten from people that liked my guide and found it helpful. Thanks a bunch guys, not bad for my first walkthrough! Thanks again, and keep sending me your questions! __________________________________________________________ USM STORY __________________________________________________________ PROLOGUE: Peter Parker and Eddie Brock were once childhood friends. Their fathers were gifted scientists that committed their life's work to finding the cure for cancer. To achieve their goal, they created 'The Venom Suit', a protoplasmic bio-suit capable, in theory, of healing any injury or disease while enhancing the wearers strength and natural abilities. They hoped to help the world with their creation, but their employer Trask Industries, saw the 'Venom Suit' as a powerful military weapon and took the project away from them. Weeks later, while preparing to take Trask to court for ownership of their creation, they were killed in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances. Peter and Eddie were sent to live with living family members, and contact between them was cut off for many years. Fast forward to today. Peter is now 15 and living with his Aunt. He goes to midtown High School in Queens, works as a web designer at the Daily Bugle, and has a relationship with Mary Jane Watson. But in between, he protects New York as the costumed super hero Spider-Man. One day, while going through his things, he finds an old tape of a reunion between his family and the Brock's. Remembering his childhood friend Eddie Brock, he attempts to locate him and discovers he works as a lab assistant at Empire State University. Meeting up with each other, Peter and Eddie catch up on old times and rekindle their friendship. Feeling that he can trust Peter, Eddie brings Peter to the lab, where he introduces Peter to their inheritance, the 'Venom Suit', which resides In a beaker inside a freezer. Eddie explains to Peter how the suit works and everything that their parents went through in their legal battle with Trask industries. Feeling enraged at Trask for what they did, Peter decides to perform his own experiments on the 'suit'. Sneaking into the lab as Spider-Man, Peter attempts to take a sample, only to have the liquid spill on his hand. Within moments, he liquid covers his entire body, encasing him in a black bio-suit. Finding that the suit has increased his strength and abilities, and that the suit can produce it's own 'webbing', Peter decides to go on a spree of nightly crime fighting. He is almost unstoppable, even taking a bullet in the shoulder, only for it to heal within seconds! But later, when he attempted to stop a robber from getting away, he lost control and the suit transformed him into a monster with sharp teeth and a long tongue. Fighting the suit's influence, Peter discovered that the suit was attempting to devour him. In a last ditch effort, he flung himself onto some power lines, burning away the suit and knocking him unconscious. After coming to, Peter headed back to the lab to destroy the suit, only to be caught by Eddie. Peter revealed to Eddie who he is, and what had happened to him. Peter explained that the suit is dangerous and needs to be destroyed, which a somber Eddie reluctantly agrees too. After agreeing to talk more later, Peter takes the beaker to an industrial furnace, where he drops the beaker down a smokestack, incinerating it. Meanwhile, back at the lab, Eddie feels angered and betrayed by Peter. He opens another freezer, and reveals another beaker of the Venom suit. Eddie willingly puts his hand in the beaker, where the suit overtakes him and transforms him into the same monster Peter had transformed into, where he proceeds to murder and absorb a cleaning lady and security staff. Driven completely mad by the suit, Eddie, now Venom, makes his way to Peter's high school with the intent to murder him. Facing off on the football field in the middle of a thunderstorm, Peter, in street clothes and a hoody, faces off with his former friend. The battle is fierce, and makes it's way into the city. Venom is clearly stronger than Peter, and starts off on the offensive. But halfway into the fight, the suit begins feeding off of Eddie, which weakens him and allows Peter to fight back. In a last ditch effort, Venom attempts to absorb Peter, who manages to break free, sending Venom into an electrical pole that snaps one of the wires. The police show up and begin opening fire on Venom, which has little effect. As Peter watches from a building, the snapped line strikes Venom, which lights up the entire area. When the flash cleared, Venom was gone, with only a smoke cloud in his place. Assuming his friend dead, Peter attempts to move on with his life. PRESENT DAY: Peter's life is about to take a turn for the worst. Despite what he believed, Eddie Brock survived, and is completely possessed by the Suit. Completely insane and driven by revenge, Venom has returned, and he's more dangerous than ever. The city now becomes a battleground as two former friends are turned bitter enemies. Spider-Man now faces the greatest challenge of his life as he struggles to protect the city from an enemy that seeks his death, and will stop at nothing to get it. __________________________________________________________ USM THE GOOD GUYS __________________________________________________________ SPIDER-MAN- The bite of a genetically altered spider granted high school student Peter Parker incredible arachnid-like powers: Strength, agility, a spider-like sixth sense, and the ability to walk on walls. When a burglar killed his beloved Uncle Ben, a grief stricken Peter vowed to use his amazing abilities to protect his fellow man. He learned the invaluable lesson that with great power comes great responsibility! Now the fledgling super hero tries to balance a full high school curriculum, a night job as a web designer for the Daily Bugle tabloid, a relationship with the beautiful Mary Jane Watson, and swing time as the misunderstood, web-slinging Spider-Man! NICK FURY-Nick Fury is S.H.I.E.L.D's top man as well as leader of the world famous Ultimates, a team of super humans charged with protecting America from all threats. Fury is not a man to be taken lightly and should be considered capable of anything if it means getting the job done. Fury has made it clear on many occasions that he does not approve of Peter's Spider-Man hobby and that once Peter is 18, he belongs to Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. MARY JANE WATSON-Mary Jane Watson, aka MJ, or just Mary, is a beautiful redhead who is good friends with Liz Allan and the on-and-off girlfriend of Peter Parker. Mary Jane wears simple clothes and wears little make-up. She was the second person to learn of Peter's secret identity and the only person who Peter revealed it to. She then took to being his soul confidant and encouraging him in his role as Spider-Man. WOLVERINE-Logan, the mutant also known as Wolverine, is a former assassin, now a premiere member of the world famous X-Men. Possessing a mutant healing factor, a skeleton grafted with the unbreakable alloy Adamantium, and a set of claws coated in the same metal, and you have one of the most dangerous mutants in the world, worthy of the former codename 'Weapon X'. HUMAN TORCH-Mutagenically transformed by cosmic rays into the heroic Human Torch, Johnny Storm is the hothead of the Fantastic Four. Often impetuous and immature, the Torch has a talent for tormenting his teammate, The Thing. With the ability to transform into living flame on command, which allows him to expel blasts of intense flame, as well as the power of flight while 'Flamed On', the Human Torch is always willing to lend an assist to Spider-Man, as well as partake in a friendly race every now and then! __________________________________________________________ USM THE VILLAINS __________________________________________________________ VENOM- Peter's childhood friend Eddie Brock has become the monstrosity known as Venom. Eddie Brock was your typical college student with a major in bioengineering. When he discovered his father's legacy, the "Venom Suit", he called it his inheritance. Little did he know just how much of an inheritance that would be as Eddie has now become Venom.... Now consumed and corrupted by the Venom suit, Eddie prowls the city, out of control and hungry! ELECTRO-Max Dillon, aka Electro, was created as part of a project to illegally develop genetically enhanced super humans. After a short stint as hired muscle for the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk, Electro found himself in S.H.I.E.L.D custody, from which he has recently escaped.... R.H.I.N.O.-Alex O'Hirn, a former weapons developer for Trask industries, created the R.H.I.N.O. (Robotism Heuristic Intelligence Navigable Operative) prototype to operate as an autonomous battlefield combat unit. After the first R.H.I.N.O. unit's capture and destruction by Iron Man, O'Hirn decided that his own abilities were greater than that of any computer intelligence he could design. Therefore, O'Hirn abandoned the remote control aspect of his design and inserted a cockpit into the R.H.I.N.O. v2.0 THE BEETLE-Abner Jenkins was a skilled factory mechanic. However, he had other plans, constructing a sticky-fingered battle suit with flight capabilities in order to become a master thief. Early run-ins with Spider-Man and Daredevil convinced him that he needed power as well, resulting in a sleeker battle suit with more offensive capabilities and greater strength. Seeking fame, glory, and profit, Abe Jenkins spent several years as the armored villain called the Beetle. SILVER SABLE-The woman known as Silver Sable is a mystery. Little is known about her beyond the fact that her services as a gun for hire are available only to the wealthiest people on Earth. Despite the fact that she possesses no Super human abilities, her skills as a marksman, a swordsman, and extensive knowledge in hand to hand combat make her more than a match for anyone alive, including Spider-Man. THE SHOCKER-Herman Shultz aka The Shocker uses vibro-shock units he invented in an attempt to become a master criminal. Shocker has been busted by Spider-Man on several occasions. Although his lawyer keeps getting him freed on technicalities, Shultz is never out of jail for long. GREEN GOBLIN-Norman Osborn's corporation was creating the wonder drug Oz in an attempt to procure government contract work for the super soldier program. It was Oz, delivered by way of spider, that granted Peter Parker his powers. Osborn injected himself with a pure form of Oz after seeing what the drug did to Parker. However, Osborn ended up as a horrible and powerful goblin creature, half insane and obsessed with destroying Peter Parker. Possessing superhuman strength, a powerful leaping ability, and the ability to expel fireballs from his hands, the Green Goblin remains to this day one of Spider-Man's deadliest enemies. CARNAGE-Curt Connors created a rejuvenating organism using his DNA, Peter's DNA, and work stolen from Peter's late father on the dreaded 'Venom Suit'. Originally only a sample in a test tube, the fetus grew into a soulless monster. The result was Carnage, a mindless creature that kills to sustain itself. However, Trask industries, has used the notes of Peter's late father to produce their own version of 'The Suit', which looks remarkably similar to the original Carnage. Endowing it's wearer with superhuman strength, and the ability to regenerate, it is the perfect weapon. BOLIVAR TRASK-Trask is the head of Trask Industries, the very company that employed the scientist parents of Eddie Brock and Peter Parker. Trask hopes to graft the Venom Suit, which was originally meant to be a cure for cancer, into the next major military weapon. Trask has little compassion for Eddie's predicament and is more than willing to let him die in order to test the Suit in combat. Could this man know something about what happened to Peter and Eddie's parents? __________________________________________________________ USM SIDE MISSIONS __________________________________________________________ Ultimate New York is a big place! And if you swing around for a while, you're gonna notice all sorts of things happening, from people in danger, to random crimes. These are affectionately referred to as 'City Events'. Here are all the possible Events that you can partake in. Ahh, a super hero's work is never done! INJURED PEOPLE- Let's face it, people are careless. And every now and then, some doof bumps himself up really bad, and no one is nice enough to call an ambulance! This IS New York after all! But never fear, Spider-Man is here! All Spidey needs to do is swing his helpless butt over to the hospital and set him in the waiting wheelchair. Who needs an ambulance? FALLING PEOPLE- Why were these idiots on the roof to begin with? Anyway, when you see someone hanging on for dear life, just crawl to them and grab them. Then, it's a simple matter just to swing em to nice, er, hard earth. Man, that would have hurt! MUGGINGS- These people need to carry pepper spray or something, it's not like someone in multi-colored tights will always save you! Well, when you see some poor sap getting mugged by one or more people, you know what to do, slap em around and return the purse/briefcase to the poor victim. Buy a tazer pal! POLICE STANDOFFS- Firing on the police? Oooh, shame on you! Get in there and kick those doofs in the ding ding! BURGLARIES- Every now and then, a bunch of people get the brilliant idea to rob a store in broad daylight! Well, America's Dumbest Criminals is on the air for a reason! Spank em all and web em up for the police, who promptly show up 4 hours later! Got ta love those police! ARMORED CAR ROBBERIES- Wow, robbing an armored car in broad daylight is so much smarter than robbing a store! Show these geniuses how smart they really are! GANG WARS- Bad guys don't get along, it's a rule! So while they're busy kicking the crap out of each other, get in there and pick off the rest! Not exactly noble, but then again, you're the one running around in red and blue underwear! SPEEDING CRIMINALS- High speed chases, an action cliche, gotta love em! Land on the car and beat the bolts out of it! Watch out for the bullets being fired at you! ROAD RAGE- Sometime, some jerk will lose his cool and begin driving like an even bigger jerk. You could probably try to pull him over and calm him down, but where's the fun in that? Land on the car and teach him what being a jerk will get him! SUPER POWERED VILLAINS- Poor Shocker, he can't take a hint. Every now and then, you'll find Shocker, the man who won't stay in prison, attempting to rob a building. Also, you'll find a super villain wannabe named Boomerang in his badly designed costume trying the same thing. Either way, the fate's the same, a royal owning by your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! COMBAT TOURS- These are awsome time wasters! Spread throughout New York, are four different gangs. The Yancy Street Gang, The High Rollers, The Die-Caste, and The Mei Hua Bang. You can tour the different turfs and lay a massive beat down on all these different gangs! That'll teach em for dressing alike! TRICK RACES- Spread throughout the city, are trick races that test your locomotion abilities. Give em a try and see if you are a master web-swinger, or a big Spider-Ham! (Had to get the reference in there!) JOHNNY STORM RACES- After you manage to accomplish 5 trick races, you can swing over to the Baxter Building to challenge the Fantastic Four's resident hothead to a race! You can challenge him after every 5 races in every difficulty category, with each Torch race becoming harder than the last. But if you manage to beat him, you'll net a swing speed upgrade every time you beat him! Well worth the effort! __________________________________________________________ USM WALKTHROUGH __________________________________________________________ FATHER'S PRIDE Character: Peter Parker Here we go, the beginning of the game! And what a way to start you off, putting you one on one with Venom! Boss Fight: Venom Difficulty: Tutorial This is basically a tutorial to familiarize you with Peter/Spider-Man's controls, so it's not really difficult. Play hit and run with Venom until you are prompted to lead Venom off the football field. The fight then spills into the city, where Venom attempts to eat you alive! Alternately press L2 and R2 to break free, and go on the attack again. Soon, Venom will go down in a stream of police gunfire and left for dead, or is he? TIME FOR A WORKOUT Character: Peter Parker/Spider-Man Three months later, and Pete is still up to his hero gig, but his costume has a hole in a very unwelcome place! Luckily, Peter's girlfriend, Mary Jane, tells Peter that she'll fix it, and to meet her at 'The Place' to get it. Guide Peter to his house in Queens to retrieve his web shooters by following the onscreen prompts. When he gets home, he hears over the radio that Herman Shultz, aka the Shocker is having a standoff with local police! Web-swing to 'The Place', which is an abandoned warehouse nearby. There, Peter retrieves his costume from MJ and swings off to face the Shocker, where he finds him fighting off the police! Boss Fight: The Shocker Difficulty: If you can't beat this, put the controller down and go away. Good old Shocker, still the same loser from the comics! All you have to do is web him into shocking himself! Just hold the web button and watch him light up! Ahhhh, good times! After dealing with poor Herman, swing over to the next marker, where you'll find some poor lady getting mugged by some British thugs, what is this world coming to? Use Spidey's awsome wall bouncing ability to stick and move with the thugs. Beat them all and save the lady, who thanks you by calling you a freak and running away. You're welcome B****! Once that's done with, swing over to the High School roof, where none other than Johnny Storm, the Human Torch is waiting for you! He wants to race you through Queens, sounds like fun! The race isn't too difficult, just swing through all the markers till you get back to the high school roof, and you win! After that, make sure you complete any city requirements in the city events menu, and head to the green marker on the map to unlock the next chapter. FEEDING TIME Character: Venom Despite what Peter believed, Venom is alive and well! And finally, it's time to play as him! This chapter gets you familiar with all of Venom's moves. Proceed to all the green markers, following the onscreen prompts when they appear to do Venom's awsome super leap, as well as his powerful combat abilities. After knocking some thugs around, you hear a familiar annoying voice, "Yay, Balloon!". Argh! It's the balloon kid from Spider-Man 2! Time to fulfill everyone's wish, shut that annoying brat up permanently! (Insert cruel chuckle here) Here is where we learn Venom's feeding ability! Press L2, and watch Venom suck that brat into his suit and suck em dry! Muhaha...oh, sorry. Follow the green markers and continue to dismantle everyone in your way until you get to a bar with a lovely motorcycle parked in front. Grab it and send it through the bar window, where you meet the owner of the bike, and he's not to happy. Boss Fight: Wolverine Difficulty: It's frickin Wolverine! What do you think? This battle can be challenging if you try to mix it up with Wolverine up close, he'll slice you to ribbons with his claws. The secret, swipe him from afar with tentacles! Keep the heat on him at all times, feeding on the puny humans cowering in the corners if you get low on health. Be careful, as if you feed on Wolverine, he'll claw his way out of you, causing major damage in the process. After you've caused enough damage, a mini-game will initiate where Wolverine try's to stick you with his claws. Win the mini-game and Venom throws Wolvie through a wall, where the fight moves into a fighting dojo, how appropriate! Continue whaling on Wolverine from a distance and you'll win! Behold the power of Venom!! LIKE A RHINOCEROS, BUT BIGGER Character: Spider-Man News reports come in that a Rhinoceros like creature is wrecking downtown, and it's up to Spider-Man to save the day! You begin the mission on top of a building surveying the damage. Spidey couldn't have said it better, "This hurts already!".Swing forward following the onscreen arrow and you'll find a repairman down by a telephone pole sprouting electricity everywhere. Grab him and swing him to the nearby ambulance and continue on. Next, you get a glimpse of a store owner pinned under a tv while being robbed by a bunch of thugs. Grab the tv, and win the mini-game to free the guy, then go and beat the snot out of the thugs that robbed him. Continue on and you finally catch up to the......thing that has been trashing the city. R.H.I.N.O., a giant rhino mech takes one look at Spidey, and swats him into a nearby building, what nerve! Chase after him, he's not hard to miss. He eventually swats a car into a building, with the driver hanging on for dear life. Grab the driver and swing him to the nearby ambulance and continue chasing after R.H.I.N.O., whomping any goons that get in your way until the chase finally ends. INEXPUGNABLE Character: Spider-Man With nowhere left to run, it's time to throwdown with R.H.I.N.O.! Boss Fight: R.H.I.N.O. Difficulty: Easy/Medium The battle with R.H.I.N.O. takes place in two phases. In the first phase, you fight him in a construction yard, where he is attempting to rip a giant fuel tank out of the ground. Can't let him do that, so jump on his back and start beating on him like a spaz! Eventually, he'll turn his attention on you and attempt to super punch you. Get him to follow you over to the area of wet cement and trick him into ground punching it. His hand will get stuck! Once this happens, use the nearby wrecking ball to send R.H.I.N.O. for a ride! Damaged, R.H.I.N.O. hauls it to a nearby used car lot. The final stage takes place on the lot, where R.H.I.N.O. begins a massive assault. His attacks are mostly ground based, so as long as you're jumping when he does them, you won't be hurt. Keep avoiding his attacks until you see the yellow sparks on his back shut off, then, jump on his back and beat on him to cause damage. Make sure to jump off before he falls backward or you'll take damage. When you've reduced his health to 1/3, he'll begin charging at you head first. Jump over him each time and eventually he'll knock himself silly, where the yellow sparks will stop again. Jump on his back again and continue whacking him until R.H.I.N.O. finally drops. THROWDOWN Character: Venom Well, things aren't looking up for Eddie Brock. The Venom suit is slowly taking over his body, and to make matters worse, a mysterious mercenary named Silver Sable is now after him. And she's brought a small Merc army with her! Let the games begin! This mission is mostly made up of defeating Sable's mercenaries throughout the city, piece of cake! Just follow the on-screen arrow and defeat all the mercenaries. For major damage, throw cars into groups of them. Feed on civilians to keep you're strength up, and just keep up the pressure. After you defeat all the mercenaries, you win! CLASS TRIP Character: Spider-Man While on a field trip, Peter's Spider Sense starts going crazy. He suits up and heads for the museum roof, where he finds none other than Venom waiting for him! Boss Fight: Venom Difficulty: Easy/Medium Due to the effect the Venom suit is having on Spider-Man, you can't stay close to Venom for more than a few seconds or else Spidey suffers from a crippling headache that immobilizes him for a moment, which is more than enough time for Venom to inflict serious damage. Instead, use hit-and-run tactics against Venom. Jump in, land a few quick blows, and jump away before Venom can counter attack. Make use of Spider-Man's wall bouncing attacks to inflict maximum damage. If you stay too close to Venom for to long, he'll attempt to absorb you into the suit. Win the mini-game to break free and go back on the offensive. Keep on the pressure, and you'll be treated to a cutscene of Silver Sable and her mercenaries capturing Venom while Spider-Man shockingly looks on. PURSUIT Character: Venom Captured by Trask and forced to test the suit under their view, Venom is released into the city, where none other than Electro is waiting to challenge him! This mission is all about chasing Electro and keeping up with him, which is easier said than done. Every now and then, he'll stop to let loose a huge electric field, which will inflict massive damage on Venom, so stay back when you see him stop. Listen for Electro to say things like "Top Floor!", or "Going Down!". These are useful hints on where Electro is going and will make it easier to keep up with him. Absorb people when you run low on health and watch for Electro to make sudden direction changes, as he does it often. Eventually, the chase, and the mission will end. MINE Character: Venom After knocking Spider-Man out cold, Electro moves in for the kill. But not if Venom has anything to say about it! Boss Fight: Electro Difficulty: Challenging, but in a fun way! This is easily one of the most fun boss battles in the entire game! You fight Venom in the middle of Time Square. And there's a catch, if you don't keep the pressure on Electro, he'll float over to Spider-Man's body and fry it, resulting in mission failure. In this phase of the fight, Electro is vulnerable to your standard attacks, so wail on him! For added damage, throw cars at him, as they knock a huge chunk of his health away. Once again, don't attempt to feed on him, as you'll sustain massive damage! If you run low on health, just feed on the many people that are cowering around. After knocking nearly all of Electro's health away, he'll float to one of the neon signs above time square and super charge himself, becoming a being of pure energy! Now is where the fight gets interesting! In his pure energy form, he can't be hurt. You need to chuck cars at him to get him to revert to normal. Luckily, this is Time Square, so there is a never ending supply of cars to throw! Once he reverts to normal, he becomes vulnerable to you're attacks again, so whack him until he becomes energy again. Once his health gets low, he'll recharge himself on one of the many signs around the Square. You can prevent this by destroying all the signs in Time Square. You can accomplish this by either throwing cars into the signs, or by super jumping at them and punching them. Once that's done, he can't recharge his health anymore! Keep throwing cars at him and whacking him when he's vulnerable and Electro will drop. Finally, Venom can claim Spider-Man for himself! Until S.H.I.E.L.D. shows up and forces him to make a hasty retreat. COOL SUIT Character: Spider-Man Well, it seems that colorfully dressed characters just love New York! While on patrol, Spidey sees a guy in a silver/pink battlesuit jetting across the city. Better catch up to him and find out what he's up to! The chase after Beetle has a couple hazards along the way. When the chase reaches the Eastside Tunnel, Beetle attempts to crush innocent bystanders with falling debris. Grab them and swing them to the nearby ambulance, then resume the chase. At the end of the tunnel, Beetle throws an energy field over the exit, blocking your path. Just crawl up the side of the tunnel and resume the chase. Eventually, he plows through an office building, setting it on fire and trapping some poor lady in the middle of the blaze! Grab the lady and swing her to ground level, where there's an ambulance waiting to drop her off at. At this point in the chase, Beetle becomes aggressive! As you chase him, he tosses up barrier bombs to block your path. Web-swing or Web-yank yourself over the barriers quickly or else you'll lose him. Soon he leads you to a skyscraper under construction and the chase ends with a bang! SKYSCRAPER BATTLE Character: Spider-Man Beetle's tired of running, now he's ready to throwdown! It's gonna be a slobberknocker folks! Boss Fight: The Beetle Difficulty: Medium This fight can, and will give you a headache if you don't know what to do. Beetle begins flying around the construction site on top of the skyscraper. Due to the fact that he's constantly moving, he's very difficult to hit. Be prepared for a long battle. Beetle likes to zip around the girders while occasionally jetting through the floor below it. Plus, all his attacks are ranged, and they all hurt a lot! There are two ways to hit him. First, when he comes within range, jump and perform air combos on him, this is the most effective way, but it takes longer. Second, if you can time it right, wait for him to hover into the skyscraper, then use bouncing attacks and combos. If you manage to land these, they will do serious damage to iron boy! Also, don't be afraid to jump off the skyscraper and do a flying kick to hit him, just be sure to catch yourself with a web-line and pull yourself back to the top and resume the battle! And just when you think that you've beat him, when his health is almost gone, he disappears! Spidey asks a few bystanders if they saw where they went, and they all point to a sinister looking building, the Latverian Embassy. This just keeps getting better and better! THE GREAT ESCAPE Character: Venom In an attempt to lure Spider-Man out into the open, Silver Sable flies a shackled Eddie Brock into the city as bait, big mistake! Eddie transforms and the battle is on! Boss Fight: Silver Sable Difficulty: Medium/Hard This is one serious multi-tiered battle! The fight takes place in several phases, the first puts you one on one with Sable herself! It's not that difficult to beat her, she's quick, but not that strong. Whack her from a distance with your tentacles and jump out of the way when she tries to shoot you. For maximum damage, throw cars at her, she can dodge them, but throw enough and one or two will hit her, inflicting massive damage! Keep up the pressure, feeding on people when you run low on health and eventually, Sable will call in reinforcements! This is when the fun really starts! In order to proceed, you have to start mangling mercenaries. Once you've killed enough of them, an on-screen arrow will appear allowing you to run away. Soon, the mercenaries wise up, and call in attack choppers! You can destroy these with a well placed car throw, but chances are you'll take major damage in the process and more choppers will take their place, so just run! Beat on the mercenaries, dodging the chopper fire and eventually, another on-screen arrow will appear, so run your tushie off! Soon, the choppers will crash, and Venom will escape! Those who smash and run away, live to smash another day! 18 AND OVER Character: Spider-Man While at his job at the Daily Bugle, Peter's day get's interrupted by none other than Nick Fury! He tells Peter to stay away from the Latverian Embassy, and in pure Spidey fashion, he goes anyway! However, he soon wishes he had listened as the Green Goblin blows his way out of the Embassy in a blaze of fire! Geez, a super hero's work is never done! Green Goblin leads you on a merry chase through the city and you need to keep up. Goblin's moves by making massive leaps down the street, and he loves to keep you guessing by taking left and right turns every couple of leaps. Plus, to make matters worse, he loves to stop every four or five leaps and toss fireballs at you. Jump when you see your Spider-Sense flash and you'll be fine. Eventually, he decides to knock down a huge billboard, which pins three civilians under the rubble! You have to free the pinned civilians by winning the lifting mini-game. But there's a catch, the entire time you're doing this, Green Goblin is happily chucking fireballs at you, and trust me, these hurt! Free the first civilian and get ready to dodge the duo of fireballs that come your way. Once you dodge them, you should have enough time to free the nest civilian before the next fireball duet comes. Once you've freed the last trapped person, Goblin takes off again! You won't have to chase him long though, as he decides it'll be more fun to finish you once and for all! Boss Fight: Green Goblin Difficulty: Medium/Hard The Green Goblin is one of Spider-Man's greatest adversaries, and he proves why in this fight! The fight starts on the street, and considering Gobby is covered in flame, you can't damage him, and considering he throws fireball after fireball at you, things don't look good! Luckily, he looks more intimidating than he really is. Goblin follows a pretty predictable pattern. First, he throws a couple of fireballs at you, just jump over these. Then, he likes to leap right at you, jump right out of the way. Then, he becomes enraged that he can't hit you and throws a duo of fireballs at you in quick succession, jump over the first one, then double jump over the second. It seems that poor Norman has tired himself out! After this barrage, he becomes momentarily stunned and he loses his flame covering. Now's the time to go Goblin bashing! Take this moment to unleash combo's and bounce attacks against him to maximize damage. He recovers after a moment and reignites his flame shield. Just rinse and repeat the above pattern and eventually, the fight goes indoors! At this time, Green Goblin uses his most damaging attacks! Luckily, they're also easily avoidable. Dodge his fireballs until he starts leaping around the room. Be careful, as every time he lands, a wave of flame erupts around him. After a couple of leaps, he screams in rage and makes one massive jump, this one produces a huge wave of flame! Make sure you're jumping before he lands, and you won't be hurt. His flame shield goes down allowing you to go on the offensive again. Repeat this pattern a couple more times and Stormin Norman goes down in flames! A SAMPLE Character: Venom Gee, can't a huge black monster with a big tongue go on a stroll without being attacked by a guy in battle armor? Obviously not, as the Beetle seems to want a sample of the Venom suit, and is willing to kill Eddie to get it! The Beetle leads you on a chase over the rooftops, stopping every few seconds to fire laser beams at you, what nerve! Just super leap and tentacle zip to keep up with him. Try to feed on a few puny humans before this short chase ends, you'll need as much health as possible for the upcoming battle. Soon, the chase ends and you follow the Beetle into a warehouse. Let the battle begin! Boss Fight: Beetle Difficulty: Hard Spidey's earlier tussle with the Beetle was a cake walk compared to this! Beetle's playing for keeps this time! Luckily, so is Venom! The first part of this fight takes place throughout the warehouse, with the Beetle flying circles around the area. He loves to pelt the area with grenades and laser fire, so keep moving. Every now and then, he floats to the ground and starts peppering you with lasers. These hurt, a lot, so close the distance and start whapping him with tentacle and claw attacks. Every now and then, he activates plasma blades on each arm, yikes! When you see these things come out, RUN! Don't even think of attacking him in this state, as you will take massive damage if he hits you with these things. Soon, he sheaths the blades, allowing you to attack him again. After you've knocked off about half of his health, he activates a huge laser cage in the middle of the arena, locking both of you in! To make matters worse, a number of pits line the sides of the arena, doing intense damage if you fall in, talk about a death trap! This fight is very difficult, but if you follow my method, you'll win. Beetle starts out by hovering over one of the pits and activating a sweeping laser. This is what you do, when you see him take position over a pit, position yourself in front of him. As soon as he activates the laser sweep, do a standing super jump in place. On the way down, do a tentacle attack to interrupt the laser attack. At this point, he pops those plasma blades out again, as soon as he does this, do jumping tentacle attacks to him while he's backed into the corner. You should be able to hit him at lease three times before he flies off to another pit. Repeat the following steps and Beetle will crash and burn at your feet! Oh yeah, who da man?! CRAZY Character: Peter Parker Well, this sucks. Silver Sable knows who you are and intends to capture and deliver you to Trask! To make matters worse, she's drugged you with enough tranquilizer to stun a very large horse. Luckily, you're not a horse, you're Spider-Man! Boss Fight: Silver Sable Difficulty: Medium This fight isn't difficult as it is busy, you've got a lot to do! First, Sable flips around shooting her gun at you while her henchmen attack as well. Down her goons first, then concentrate on Sable. Unfortunately, you don't have your web shooters, so you'll have to rely on your fists. You won't be able to get but two or three hits in before she starts counterattacking, so use bounce attacks to inflict the most damage. Soon, more goons show up. Slap them around before attacking Sable. When you've reduced almost all her health, she flips you into oncoming traffic, where cars begin crashing left and right! Time to play hero again! Start with the car teetering off the edge of the bridge. Win the mini-game to hold it steady, where surprisingly, Sable helps you save the people trapped inside! You see, Sable was hired to capture you, not kill innocent people. Aw, crazy with a heart of gold! Anyway, then proceed to the other cars, where you and Sable will help each other to save everyone. Finally, crawl up the side of the bridge and save the poor guy hanging from the top. Now that all the people are safe, Silver Sable feels she can continue with her current assignment, taking you down! But before either of you have a chance to act, Venom shows up! Knocking Sable out cold, he scoops her up and takes off! And guess who has to save her? Geez. RESCUE Character: Spider-Man Peter retrieves his costume and web shooters from Sable's car and takes off after Eddie. Considering how familiar you are by now with Venom's locomotion, you can probably guess how hard this chase is gonna be! Venom jumps from rooftop to rooftop making very random direction changes the entire time. Be prepared for him to drop to ground level and leap back up to the rooftops just as quickly. This chase will really test all your chase skills up to this point. Eventually, Venom stops at a street intersection, where he drops Sable and turns his attention to you! Boss Fight: Venom Difficulty: Medium This fight is very similar to the 2nd Venom battle, except this time, Venom has cars to play with! The first thing he does is throw a car at you! Dodge it and start the assault. Use hit and run tactics against Venom so that you won't be stunned by a headache. Use bouncing attacks and mix in an occasional combo to really pile on the damage. You shouldn't have to worry about Sable to much as Venom is really into ending your life! Dodge all his attacks and any cars he throws your way and continue the assault and Venom will drop. Unfortunately, Spidey finally succumbs to the effects of the tranquilizer's and passes out, just as Silver Sable comes to...... BROTHERS Character: Venom Awaken by the sound of an horrific scream, Eddie wakes up in an energy cell inside of Trask Industries. Suddenly, the power goes out, freeing Eddie from his cell, but what could've been behind the attack? It doesn't take long for the answer to show up! It seems that while Eddie was out, Trask's scientists discovered that remnants of the original Venom suit still resided in Peter's blood. The reason for Peter's headaches was because the suit particles inside him want to join with the suit Eddie has. To test the theory, Peter is injected with an altered sample of the Venom Serum, big mistake! Before the horrified scientists eyes, Peter transforms into an altered red version of the suit....Carnage! He slaughters all the scientists and causes power to short in the building. The creature that Peter has become now stands before Eddie. It has now come to this, two people joined by their father's legacy face to face. The time has come, brother vs brother, Eddie vs Peter, VENOM VS CARNAGE BABY!!!!!! Boss Fight: Carnage Difficulty: Hard The fight begins inside the room where Eddie was being held, which is nice and open. Carnage is the perfect blend of Spider-Man's agility and Venom's strength. In other word's, prepare for a very long fight! Carnage has a number of attacks he will use, all of which are extremely hard to avoid. At different points of the fight, you'll see him stand in place with tentacles flailing. When you see this, jump away, as he's about to do a massive area effect move. By now, you're used to going all out with Venom. In this fight, you need to fight Spider-Man style, hit and run. Use tentacle attacks from a distance to knock Carnage down, then close in and use punch and claw attacks to inflict the most damage. Also, if you can, grab Carnage and throw him if you need a breather. Eventually, Carnage forces open the door and escapes to the next room, where he begins healing his health! Pry open the door by winning the mini-game and proceed into the next room, where Carnage squirms through another door into the next room, once again healing his health! It's worth noting, that the Carnage suit does not feed off of Peter, while the Venom suit will feed off of you, so make sure to feed on the many scientists and police officers that are all over the place when you run low on health. Win the mini-game and force open the next door, where you'll find yourself fighting Carnage inside a long hallway filled with police. These police will be shooting at both of you, and the damage can add up, so feed on all the police during this phase of the fight. Be sure that you throw Carnage before you feed on anyone, as you will be vulnerable while you're feeding and Carnage will hurt you. Eventually, Carnage will squirm through the next door. Mini-game your way through it and you'll find yourself in a massive room filled with big throwable objects, perfect! Continue fighting Carnage inside this room, feeding on the scattered scientists if you run low on health. Be sure to keep the pressure on Carnage, as if given the chance, he'll leap to a far corner of the room and begin regenerating health! When given the chance, throw one of the objects in the room at him, as it'll inflict massive damage. Continue the onslaught and eventually, Carnage will drop. FINAL BATTLE Character: Spider-Man Having defeated Carnage, Venom absorbs the Carnage suit, freeing Peter, while absorbing the suit particles in Peter's blood. Having finally done so, Eddie gains complete control over the Venom suit, as well as acquiring the white spider logo that Peter's version of the suit possessed. Finally complete, Venom sets off to settle things with Trask. Spider-Man corners Trask in his office, demanding to know what happened to he and Eddie's fathers. But before Trask can give Spider-Man the file on their parents, Venom crashes in, literally. Trask attempts to escape in his helicopter, but realizes that he has no clue how to fly it. Venom appears, Spider-Man appears, and the final battle is on! Boss Fight: Venom Difficulty: Hard During this fight, Venom will be wailing away at the chopper that Trask has locked himself in, with the intent of pushing it over the edge. Now, considering how evil Trask is, I can applaud this, but Trask still has the file on Peter and Eddie's parents with him, so we can't let him go over the edge! This fight takes place on top of the roof with a helipad, where Trask's chopper is being inched toward the edge by Venom. To make matters worse, the blades of the chopper are spinning, meaning if you jump up to close to the chopper, you will get hurt. While Venom is preoccupied with the chopper, you have the chance to get some free hits in on Venom, so use the chopper to bounce and combo Venom to maximize damage. When Venom turns his attention towards you, get away from the chopper so you have room to maneuver. Unlike previous Venom battles, Venom will not be knocked off balance by your onslaught, which means that you'll only be able to hit him once or twice before he slaps you silly. Stick and move with Venom, using jumping attacks and bounce attacks whenever possible to inflict the most damage. If he manages to knock you off the roof, swing yourself back up and get back into the fight. Whenever he starts attacking the chopper, get in as many free hits as possible before he counterattacks. Once you've reduced Venom's health to about 1/3, the entire roof goes up in flames, trapping you on the helipad with Venom and the chopper. This part of the fight can be dangerous due to the lack of room to maneuver and the chopper's spinning blades. Use the chopper for bounce attacks and try to stick and move as much as possible. Eventually, Venom will drop and you will win! Peter finally discovers how his parents died while S.H.I.E.L.D. shows up to arrest Trask. Peter feels that Eddie deserves to see the file for himself, but Eddie is nowhere to be found.... Congratulations!! You've beaten Ultimate Spider-Man!! See the ending for yourself to see what happened to Peter and Eddie's parents as well as what happens to Bolivar Trask! __________________________________________________________ USM SECRETS __________________________________________________________ There is a decent assortment of things to unlock, from comic covers, to costumes! Here is a list of unlockables that you can find, as well as how to unlock them. Comic covers-USM # 1-75: Finding all 75 comic tokens. Concept Art: You get new concept art after beating each chapter in story mode. Landmarks: You unlock 15 landmark artworks when you find all the landmark tokens COSTUMES: Spidey Wrestling: Complete 30 city events, and find 30 tokens to unlock this webless outfit.. Peter Parker: Complete 50 city events, find 50 tokens, and beat the 4th Johnny Storm race to unlock Pete in his 'Nerd Clothes'. Parker Hoodie: Complete 75 city events, find 75 tokens, and complete 32 combat tours to unlock Peter wearing his fab hoodie. Arachnoman: Complete 90 city events, find 90 tokens, and complete 48 combat tours to unlock this fruity looking Spidey outfit. Black Costume: Complete 100 city events, find all 190 tokens, and complete 36 combat tours to unlock the coolest costume of all! __________________________________________________________ USM ULTIMATE LANDMARKS __________________________________________________________ If you swing around New York long enough, you're bound to notice several landmarks that fans of the Ultimate comic books will recognize right away. But for the newbie friendly, here are a few. MIDTOWN SENIOR HIGH- This is Peter Parker's school. It's not easy to keep those grades up when people with metal octopus arms keep wrecking the city, ya know?! BAXTER BUILDING- This is the home of the world famous Fantastic Four. It's, um, really shiny. THE PARKER HOME- This is where Peter and his Aunt live in Queens. Nothing fancy, but it's a place to hang his hat....or mask. LATVERIAN EMBASSY- This is where Dr. Doom likes to hang when he's not ruling over Latveria with an iron fist. (Pun intended) DAILY BUGLE- This is where Peter works as a web designer. Get it? Spider? Web designer? Do you ge....oh shut up. STATUE OF LIBERTY- How could you have any version of New York be without the Statue of Liberty? My thoughts exactly! PARK CASTLE- It's...um...a castle. And it's in...y'know....the park. Duh. QUEENSBOROUGH BRIDGE- Ah yes, the very bridge that the Green Goblin chucked Mary Jane off of just to get to Peter. Ahh, what memories! EMPIRE STATE BUILDING- Dude, seriously, if you don't know what the Empire State Building is, you need to go back to school! DOCTOR STRANGE'S SANCTUM- This is where Ultimate U's 'Sorcerer to the Stars' hangs his cape. His house looks...Strange. (Pun fully intended) TRASK INDUSTRIES- Yep, the evil expensive looking building where Bolivar Trask concentrates his efforts of turning Peter and Eddie's father's work into a horrific weapon. Hmm, I guess crime really does pay! __________________________________________________________ USM F.A.Q. __________________________________________________________ Q: What is the Ultimate Universe? A: The Ultimate Universe is basically a modern re-imagining of the Classic Marvel Universe. It retains the spirit of Classic Marvel while re-inventing most of the origins. In the Ultimate Universe, Peter Parker is still 15 years old, and instead of being a photographer, he maintains the Daily Bugle website. While most of the origins are very similar to their classic origins, some are drastically different. The Ultimate version of the Green Goblin isn't a guy in a costume with a glider, he's an actual goblin monster. And for Ultimate Venom, instead of the suit being an alien symbiote, it's a man-made organism designed to cure cancer, but went horribly wrong. The Ultimate Universe does put off most Classic Marvel fans. But for those with an open mind, like myself, it's a wonderfully fresh take on characters I've grown up with. Q: Is this game worth renting or buying? A: Nether! Why are you reading this? Run away!!! Ha Ha, but seriously, with the excellent main story, all the different side quests, and all the extra costumes to unlock, and you're lookin at 36-40 hours of gameplay with lots of replayability. In other words, this game is most definitely worth buying, especially if you're a fan of the comic series. Q: I've done everything necessary to unlock the costumes, why don't I have them? A: Unfortunately, it appears that you can only unlock the costumes after you beat the game. It's kind of a bummer, but they're still cool! Q: Can you get to the Statue of Liberty in the game? A: I've tried, but I've failed miserably. It seems that there is an invisible barrier with the 'Area Unavailable' message preventing you from reaching it. Oh well. _________________________________________________________ USM ACKNOWLEDGMENTS __________________________________________________________ I want to humbly thank the following people: Activision and Treyarch for making this awsome game! ultimatespidermangame.com for the character bios. Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, you guys rock! Keep pumping out those awesome stories I love so much! My mother, who taught me how to love life and believed in me no matter what. God rest her soul. Everyone on the Gamefaqs Ultimate Spider-Man Message Board, for their great ideas and for their friendship. Thanks again guys! Caffeine and sugar, which were instrumental in helping me complete this guide. And of course, Spider-Man, who continues to bring joy and hope to people all over the world. I love you web-head! __________________________________________________________ USM DISCLAIMER __________________________________________________________ Copyright 2005, comic_geek21 All rights reserved. Email: email@example.com These are the sites that have my permission to use this guide. Gamefaqs.com Gamespot.com CheatCC.com cheatplanet.com neoseeker.com That's it! This guide may not be used or reproduced in any way, shape, or form on any other site without my permission. Use of this guide without my consent on any web site, or public display is prohibited, and a violation of copyright. I"m serious! If this guide is found used or reproduced on any site other than the ones I have posted without permission, I will take legal action.....after I set you on fire. If you desire to use my guide, Email me at the address at the top of this disclaimer. As long as you ask, and agree not to alter this guide or this disclaimer, I would be more than happy to let you use it. 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