The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cheats And Tips
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set to hit theaters May 2nd, Marvel and Gameloft got into the swing of things by releasing a tie-in game for mobile. Throughout Spidey's latest adventure, you'll work your way through New York City, collecting clues, stopping secondary crimes, pleasing fans and encountering old foes, including the villainous Venom and Electro, among others. It's all in a day's work for Spider-Man.
With this in mind, become the ultimate super hero with these Spider-Man 2 tips and tricks.
How do I get around New York City in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Most of the time, you'll swing your way across the Big Apple. Jump off a building and you'll be able to initiate a web swing by holding down on the screen once you're in mid-air. Be sure to release and press it again to initiate a new swing to keep moving.
In addition, you can also perch and climb up the sides of buildings, and run around the city on foot. This is usually the best way to reach objectives, as sometimes your swinging will cause your character to go so fast he passes right by the marker. Find a secure spot and walk your way up - there's usually no time limit, so you can get there with ease.
How do I fight enemies in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
You'll come across comic book villains and other thugs throughout New York City. To fight them, get close enough to engage a quick web attack so you come in swinging. From there, you'll have access to melee strikes and web moves, which you can combine together into seamless combos.
If an enemy is about to hit you from behind - which is indicated with red lines appearing right above their heads - hit the counterattack button. You'll initiate a quick move that will stop them from chipping away at your energy, and look slick in the process.
Don't worry about homing in on a certain enemy when fighting groups. Spidey will automatically face the thug closest to him, so you can take him out first. Be sure to watch for attacks from behind!
How do I complete missions in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
There are two types indicated on your HUD - red and blue. In order to collect clues to complete the blue missions, you'll need to complete red missions, which consist of anything from pleasing a Spider-fan with a quick autograph to saving an innocent person from thugs.
As you complete these missions, you'll not only get closer to completing the main storyline mysteries, but you'll also cash in on a number of coins, which you can use to power up your character. Complete as many as you can, even if you want to move along with the story. These advanced abilities will help you out in the long run.
What items can I purchase in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
There are a number of goods up for grabs, including Spider Serum, which increases his health when needed; Sensory Overload, which helps him detect locations of hidden items; Hyper Potion, which accelerates his powers; and Blue and Red Boosters, which can beef up his powers when he's in an Arena. You can also purchase Arena keys here, which open up areas where Spidey can knock a few heads around and earn extra cash.
In addition, suits are available for purchase. The first will cost you 5,000 coins, while the others will use real cash. We'll talk in more detail about that below.
What collectibles are available in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Considering how immense New York City is in the game, there is no shortage of collectibles. These include pages of the Daily Bugle, which you can thwip right out of the air when you see them with your webbing. Other goodies also unlock over the course of the game, which are worth tracking down when you're not too busy fighting crime in the city.
How do I take part in special events in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
There are two types of activities available. The first is the Solo Event, which consists of a simple task that needs to be completed in a certain amount of time. This usually consists of hunting down fans for an autograph, or taking part in an Arena battle against others.
Completing these will earn you extra coins, and you can boast about your progress to others using the Friends tab. You can also earn 1,000 Spider Points by logging into Facebook to share your progress, and check your Mailbox for incoming challenges.
Do I need to pay for anything in The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
The core game is $4.99, and a reasonable value if you're a fan of the comic books or films. However, if you want more, you can buy secondary suits anywhere from $4.99 to $7.99 apiece, or a complete package for $25.99. They're a bit expensive, and don't really add much overall power to your character, so only buy these if you want to have everything the game has to offer.
In addition, you can buy additional packs to improve your power right away, including a Nano Structure Pack for $1.99, or you can use your cash to buy in-game spider points to purchase them. Points range from $1.99 for 2,500 to $99.99 for 160,000.
Hold off on purchases until you see how many coins you earn by completing missions. It may take a bit longer, but it's fun to play through them, and you'll save cash in the process.