I managed to play a lot of Marvel’s Spider-Man over the past few days. Long story short: you Spider-Man fans are going to enjoy it. But instead of doing a conventional review (because everyone’s giving in 8s and 9s), how about I bring up my 8 favourite Spider Suits -in no particular order- in the game that you can unlock?
Why 8? Because spiders have 8 legs. Sounds rad? Let’s web swing!
Disclaimer: this post is spoiler-free. Unless you think Spider Suits are spoiler material, then I can’t help you out.
#1. Classic Suit
Nothing beats the original Steve Ditko design. Nothing.
Unlock requirements: Backpack Token x2, Crime Token x2
Unlocked Power: Web Blossom. This makes Spider-Man leap into the air and web everything in sight.
#2.Scarlet Spider Suit
The nostalgia 90s factor help elevates the suit. We’ll miss you, Ben Reilly and all your other clones and Spider-wannabes.
Unlock requirements: Crime Token x3, Landmark Token x2
Unlocked power: Holo Decoy. Experimental AR tech spawns multiple Holo Decoys that stun attacking enemies before decaying. Because Clone Wars.
#3. Spider Armor – MK II Suit
There’s something funky about this black/gold ensemble combo that makes you want to get lucky. I approve!
Unlock requirements: Base Token x1, Landmark Token x1, Research Token x2
Calls two awesome French DJs to party Bullet Proof; this makes you temporarily bullet-proof against all enemies.
#4. Negative Suit
Sometimes the simplest designs with a yin-yang motif can make the Spider-Man more, well, “Spider-Man”. There’s a spooky and mysterious vibe going on with this suit that I dig here. It also shimmers like a dream.
Unlock requirements: Base Token x1, Landmark Tokens x2, Research Tokens x1
Unlocked power: Negative Shockwave. This synchronizes nano-mesh particles to unleash a wave of negative energy.
Less “The Misfits” and more “Green Day”; really great ensemble but not as legendary & influential. It’s still pretty fun to see Peter Parker swing around in this getup while having “Welcome to Paradise” blasting from your PS4 Spotify app.
Unlock requirements: Backpack Token x2, Crime Token x3, Landmark Token x2
Unlocked power: Rock Out. Blasts enemies with waves of righteous sound.
#6. Spider-Man 2009 Black Suit
This one’s a 90s futuristic-esque classic that won’t run out of steam anytime soon. What felt over-the-top then is actually pretty cool & stylized now. It’s got to be those protruding blades on his arm. All that’s missing is the web cape.
Unlock requirements: Base Token x2, Crime Token x4, Research Token x4
Unlocked power: Low Gravity. Decrease gravity while in the air. It’s as OP as it sounds.
#7. Iron Spider Suit (from Avengers: Infinity War)
This suit revamp is one for the ages because of the spindly arm leg thingies and its gloss. The logo design and red colour layout are also well-coordinated.
Too bad it doesn’t repel cosmic-level finger snap effects.
Unlock requirements: Base Token x3, Challenge Token x3, Crime Token x4
Unlocked power: Iron Arms. Wreak havoc with four articulated arms made from rapidly grown alloys. You get to auto-attack and crowd control like mad.
#8. Vintage Comic Book Suit
It’s the classic suit now with cel-shading. Your mileage of the animation technique may vary. Me? I just like how this awkwardly stands out in Insomniac’s Spider-verse.
Unlock requirements: Backpack Token x4, Challenge Token x4, Crime Token x4
Unlocked power: Quips. Insult your enemy’s pride.