So here we have the first of what will no doubt be zillions of comic book movie tie-ins for Sony's shiny new handheld. The good news: it's fun to play and nice to look at, and does a fine job of showing off what the PSP can do. The bad news: it's all over in the time it would take you to nip down Blockbusters, rent a copy of the movie and watch it. Skipping the credits.
Which means, even if you knock a tenner off the RRP of Ł34.99, you're still looking at paying more than ten pounds an hour for your entertainment - and while Spider-Man 2 is a fairly decent game, it's not worth that kind of money.
Unlike the console games, the PSP version of Spider-Man 2 isn't set in a free roaming city - instead there's a linear mission structure, with 19 levels to play through. The game kicks off with you swinging through a forest of skyscrapers, attempting to shoot down a helicopter as you go.