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'''Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro''' is the second PlayStation game to feature Spider-Man, and also serves as the sequel to the 2000 video game Spider-Man. This game follows the web-slinger as he attempts to stop his old enemy Electro from obtaining a source of power called the Bio-Nexus Device. Game bosses included Hammerhead, Lizard, Sandman, Shocker and the exclusive charged-up Hyper-Electro. The game was originally released on August 26, 2001. Following the September 11th attacks, the original game was pulled from stores and re-released on October 17, 2001.
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|imagecaption=Cover of the game.
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|status=<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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|datefound=28 May 2015
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'''''Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro''''' is a 2001 video game for the PlayStation, released as the sequel to the 2000 PlayStation game simply titled ''Spider-Man''. Gameplay-wise, it played like a standard third-person action-adventure game, following the titular hero in his attempt to defeat villain Electro.
  
'''UPDATE (05/28/15): '''This version has been leaked by a Spanish YouTuber called "ElVicioGamer", the link of the game is in the description, enjoy guys ;)
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Though originally released on August 26th, 2001,<ref>[http://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=8941 HowLongToBeat's page on the game.] Retrieved 13 Sept '16</ref> the game was pulled from stores following the September 11th attacks, and was re-released on October 19th of the same year with various changes made.<ref>[http://metacritic.com/game/playstation/spider-man-2-enter-electro Metacritic page for the game.] Retrieved 13 Sept '16</ref> The original version became extremely rare, and, for a long time, was nearly impossible to find in a playable state.
  
☀https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TSiCXCSkgU&feature=youtu.be
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==Differences==
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Though many changes were made to the re-release, the most significant alteration involved the final battle with Electro. In the original version, this fight was set atop the World Trade Center. In the re-release, the building was no longer referred to by name, and the level geometry was changed to add a bridge between the two buildings so that they no longer resembled the Twin Towers. Some have noted that this change actually made the battle easier, as it reduced the risk of falling off.<ref>[http://bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2011/09/12/how-9-11-affected-games/1 Bit-Tech article about 9/11's effect on the gaming world.] Retrieved 13 Sept '16</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20120227101058/http://www.game-rave.com/psx/playstation_perfect_guide/features/feature_spiderman3/index.html Archive of Game Rave's comparison of the two versions.] Retrieved 13 Sept '16</ref>
  
-ElVicioGamer
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Other adjustments included dialogue changes; for instance, the original version had Electro foreshadow the battle by saying he would be "on top of the world", which led Spider-Man to deduce the location of the fight. This line and any references to it were removed, creating a plot-hole. Other cutscenes were removed as well, such as a flyover shot of the Twin Towers.
  
==September 11, 2001 edits==
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The last of the changes involved retitling some of the levels, "Crash Flight" became "Wind Tunnel", "Downward Spiral" became "The Corkscrew", "Aces High" became "The Gauntlet", and the final battle was changed from "Top Of The World" to "The Best Laid Plans".
  
The original version of the game was pulled after the September 11, 2001 attacks to change the final battle. Originally the battle was atop the North Tower of the World Trade Center, but since the towers were destroyed on September 11, the game was re-released with a different ending. Originally, Electro shouted "Top of the world man!" as he departed his battle with Spider-Man for the towers, giving Spidey the clue he needed to track him down for the final boss battle, but in the re-released game, he just happens to guess correctly. This was removed because the game's original ending takes place atop the World Trade Center towers when the game was being developed and it was removed because of the towers' destruction on 11 September 2001.
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==Status==
Several levels were renamed in the re-release version of the game:
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For a long time, gameplay footage of the pre-9/11 version had circulated on the internet, but no ROM images had. However, on May 28th, 2015, a YouTuber by the name of ElVicioGamer posted a video of the final battle from the original version, with a functioning download of the game linked in the description. The file can be downloaded below.
  
"Crash Flight!" to "Wind Tunnel"
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  |description2 =Comparison of both versions of the game.
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==External Link==
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*[http://mega.nz/#!SQEQCbSI!6HAiN9wMIpTZ2jB6EiSW51LJH6HCX_3q92UKc1vGdq8 MEGA link to the pre-9/11 version of the game.] Retrieved 28 May '15
  
"Downroad Spiral" to "The Corkscrew"
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==References==
 
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"Aces High" to "The Gauntlent"
 
 
 
"Top of the World" to "The Best Laid Plans
 
 
 
==Videos==
 
 
 
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{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eBMBGOZIA0|435x355|left|Pre 9/11 version|frame}}
 
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCn4zknXRSw|435x355|right|Comparison of pre 9/11 and post 9/11 versions|frame}}
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:15, 7 May 2021

Enterelectro.jpg

Cover of the game.

Status: Found

Date found: 28 May 2015

Found by: ElVicioGamer

Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro is a 2001 video game for the PlayStation, released as the sequel to the 2000 PlayStation game simply titled Spider-Man. Gameplay-wise, it played like a standard third-person action-adventure game, following the titular hero in his attempt to defeat villain Electro.

Though originally released on August 26th, 2001,[1] the game was pulled from stores following the September 11th attacks, and was re-released on October 19th of the same year with various changes made.[2] The original version became extremely rare, and, for a long time, was nearly impossible to find in a playable state.

Differences[edit | edit source]

Though many changes were made to the re-release, the most significant alteration involved the final battle with Electro. In the original version, this fight was set atop the World Trade Center. In the re-release, the building was no longer referred to by name, and the level geometry was changed to add a bridge between the two buildings so that they no longer resembled the Twin Towers. Some have noted that this change actually made the battle easier, as it reduced the risk of falling off.[3][4]

Other adjustments included dialogue changes; for instance, the original version had Electro foreshadow the battle by saying he would be "on top of the world", which led Spider-Man to deduce the location of the fight. This line and any references to it were removed, creating a plot-hole. Other cutscenes were removed as well, such as a flyover shot of the Twin Towers.

The last of the changes involved retitling some of the levels, "Crash Flight" became "Wind Tunnel", "Downward Spiral" became "The Corkscrew", "Aces High" became "The Gauntlet", and the final battle was changed from "Top Of The World" to "The Best Laid Plans".

Status[edit | edit source]

For a long time, gameplay footage of the pre-9/11 version had circulated on the internet, but no ROM images had. However, on May 28th, 2015, a YouTuber by the name of ElVicioGamer posted a video of the final battle from the original version, with a functioning download of the game linked in the description. The file can be downloaded below.

Gameplay footage of the pre-9/11 version.
Comparison of both versions of the game.
ElVicioGamer's video, featuring the original version.

External Link[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]