Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace

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Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace
Mysterio's Menace.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s)Vicarious Visions
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance
  • NA: September 19, 2001
  • EU: September 21, 2001
  • JP: April 26, 2002[1]

Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace is an action video game for the Game Boy Advance, based upon Spider-Man, released on September 19, 2001.[1] The game was released in Japan on April 26, 2002.[1] It came on a Twin Pack cartridge bundled with X2: Wolverine's Revenge in 2005.[2]


This game features Spider-Man pitted against a rogue's gallery including villains Rhino, Hammerhead and Big Wheel. They are led by the Master of Illusion, Mysterio. The game is a sequel to the Game Boy Color version of Spider-Man (2000 video game), as it has similar features to the game.


The game has 7 stages, each featuring a boss at the end – Hammerhead (who appears at the end of two levels), Big Wheel, Electro, Rhino, Scorpion and Mysterio as the final boss. The player can choose between three stages to begin with, each opening a further level after completion and concluding the story for that part of the game with comic book-styled cutscenes. The game allows players to freely web swing, attack with different punches and kicks, and to shoot web at foes to capture or attack them whilst progressing through levels and avoiding obstacles such as razors and fire. The player can collect upgrades to enhance Spider-Man's strength, health and webbing, as well as "suits" that enhance and protect him from certain obstacles. The final upgrade is the Symbiote Suit, which slowly replenishes Spider-Man's health and web, and is obtained in the final level.


Aggregate score
Review scores
AllGame3.5/5 stars[4]
Game Informer7.5/10[7]
GamePro4.5/5 stars[8]
Nintendo Power4.5/5 stars[13]
Nintendo World Report9/10[14]

The game received "favorable" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[3] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of all four sevens for a total of 28 out of 40.[6]


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  2. ^ "2 in 1 Game Pack: Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace / X2: Wolverine's Revenge (GBA) - Mobygames". Moby Games. WildKard. October 27, 2007. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  4. ^ Miller, Skyler. "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  5. ^ "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 158. October 2001.
  6. ^ a b Gantayat, Anoop (2002-04-19). "Gaming in Japan: Week in Review". IGN. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  7. ^ Fitzloff, Jay (September 2001). "Spiderman: Mysterio's Menace". Game Informer (101). Archived from the original on 2005-02-27. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  8. ^ Iron Monkey (2001-09-24). "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace Review for Game Boy Advance on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-03-13. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  9. ^ Provo, Frank (2001-10-10). "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  10. ^ Osborne, Scott (2001-11-01). "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace (GBA)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2001-11-21. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  11. ^ Lafferty, Michael (2001-10-18). "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace Review - Game Boy Advance". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  12. ^ Harris, Craig (2001-09-27). "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace". IGN. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
  13. ^ "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace". Nintendo Power. 149. October 2001.
  14. ^ Metts, Jonathan (2001-10-18). "Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 2014-01-14.

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