Gameloft releases Ultimate Spiderman: Total Mayhem for Android
So I woke up this morning to a great surprise, Ultimate Spiderman is now available for Android. Gameloft has been on a real Android kick lately and this is their 4th game in the past couple weeks. First was Let’s Golf 2, then Brothers in Arms 2 and Fishing Kings before releasing probably their best game yet Spiderman.
I know many people have a hatred towards Gameloft for not supporting the Android Market. But their own store experience has steadily improved over the past couple months and is now a completely pain free experience. Just stay away from buying games on their desktop site and stick to the phone. The other great news is the pricing, at $5 these games are a great buy. But right now all games are going for $2.50 Canadian which is a steal for the depth and quality that they games provide. As it stands Gameloft has the majority of the games going on my best of 2010 Android games list so don’t let the lack of Android market compatibility keep you from the best collection of 3D games on the platform.
Spiderman is very polished with a great presentation, graphics sound effects and voice overs. The combat is quick and intense and if you have ever played Batman Arkham Asylum you will be right at home. The touch screen controls are extremely well done and I never felt like the lack of physical controls held me back. The only blemish on an almost perfect package would be the camera. For the most part it does a great job keeping what you need to see on the screen. But occasionally it was positioned oddly making it difficult to move into the next room. If you were to only buy one game, this is the game you should get.
I shot of a video of the opening cinematic as well as some gameplay. Excuse the bad gaming skills as I had one hand holding the camera and the game really requires two to play well. I also have a video I shot while inside one of Gameloft games showing their Gameloft Live service. When I clicked on the games tab it showed me a few games not yet available on Android but should be coming soon. A day after shooting the video Fishing Kings HD came out and mention of GT Racing: Motor Academy on their desktop website means the others are not far behind.
I was also talking to a rep at Gameloft who could not give any release data but said N.O.V.A. 2 will be hitting Android very soon. My guess is December 24th which is the last day of Advent Calender and Gameloft has promised a big surprise for us. The only thing else that could be better is bringing their library to the Android Market. Time will tell I guess. Happy gaming.