while attending a demonstration on the subject of radiation, Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider. He found that he had developed super abilities only moments later when he instinctually leapt through the air to avoid being hit by a car. His unbelievable leap carried him to the side of a large building nearby and he clung, spider-like, to the wall.
For the first time, Spidey’s webs didn’t just attach themselves to the sky, but were dependent on the geography of the world and realistic physics. It was a revelation for its time, and still holds up to this day. The in-game missions themselves and the number of open-world activities would be improved upon in the SpiderMan 3 tie-in game, but we still remember how incredible it was to swing around Manhattan just like the real deal.