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Spider-Man Unlimited Mobile Game Tips and Tricks Guide

Updated on December 3, 2014

Availability and Specs

Spider-Man Unlimited is currently in the top 5 on both IOS and Android devices, and for good reason. It's not particularly graphic intensive and I've gotten it to run on a couple devices that are both over a year old, so you're not going to need top notch devices to make this work.

BUT, the tablet experience is much more forgiving. As with any other north-south platform runner, you're going to need some room on your display to maneuver back and forth. You'll also have opportunities to tilt the device during gameplay so try not to play this on a hulking tablet (7-8 inches is going to be the sweet spot here).

Make sure you're on Wi-Fi because this guy sucks down data like Coca-Cola (as Kramer would have put it) and if you play for more than 5 minutes at a time then your device is also going to get toasty. You've been warned.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man, you clever cat. All this time I'd written you off as a wimpy nerd who lucked into super powers and a new lease on life. You went through your adolescent insecurities and punk moments, and only then did you emerge as a true super hero worthy of legend.

I hated our dear Spidey Man because I was busier reading about tough guys like the X-Men, or Superman, heck, even Batman seemed to have more personality. But I was wrong, and I only truly admitted it once I started playing this Spider-Man Unlimited mobile game.

Forget the Spider-Man movies or the comics, because this version of the character and the gaming experience are terrific.

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Core Gameplay

Remember Temple Run?? Imagine Temple Run with lots of lasers, flamethrower toting guys with jetpacks and slinging of spiderwebs. Tada, you've got Spider-Man Unlimited.

The bulk of your time is going to be spent running forward and flicking your character side to side to dodge obstacles, grab vials and power-ups. You'll also slide and jump to evade obstacles, defeat enemies and you'll be slinging web across the city. It's adrenaline-pumping, comic-filled madness and if you've enjoyed games like Iron Man or Minion Rush, then this will be your cup of tea.

Add in combos, multiple Spider-men, and daily events and you're in for a fun ride.

Spider-Man Unlimited Gameplay

Your Currency: Vials & ISO-8

I suppose that a Spider-Man game would feel out of place if you're collecting money or gold, so get ready to collect lots of vials. With it, you'll be doing a lot:

  • You'll be spending 2500 a pop to recruit a new Spider-man from another dimension. This is a big part of the fun if you're a die-hard fun, and even I like seeing half a dozen different Spidey folks.
  • You'll be spending 1000 a pop to open up another roster spot for Spider-guys so you'll be doing that a lot too.
  • You can also buy power-ups for different effects and we'll cover that shortly.

You'll also collect ISO-8 and if you like spending money on mobile games, then you'll be buying ISO-8. With it you can buy premium Spider-men, better power ups and continues during levels (more on that later too)



Spider-Man Slinging Past Daily Bugle

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Power-ups

Three main buckets of power ups to cover so we'll be quick:

CONSUMABLES

  1. Spidey Energy Refill. 3 ISO-8. You automatically refill your energy (this beats waiting 10 minutes per energy and 5 in total when you start). You'll need energy to play any level so this is good to have on hand for when you're really addicted to the gameplay.
  2. Sensory Overload. 7 ISO-8. This gives you a 25% boost to your score for a level. It's severely overpriced unless you're a top notch player and you're trying to win a daily event.
  3. Formula Fanatic. 3 ISO-8. Triple vials collected after defeating an enemy. I wouldn't spend my ISO-8 here.
  4. Crushing Combos. 2x Combos for 3 minutes and an extra 3 seconds for your Combo Counter. So enticing that you can run up your combos to the high double digits.

Power-Ups

  1. Web Hammer - 6 seconds to whack-a-mole an enemy. 5000 vials.
  2. Web Magnet - 6 seconds of collecting vials that you can see (attracting them to you). 5000 vials.
  3. Stats Multiplier - 6 seconds of double vials collected and combo counter. 5000 vials. My absolute favorite power-up!
  4. Web Shield - 10 seconds of protection from damage. 5000 vials.

Unlockables

  1. Vial Bonus - 15% more vials on the results screen for eternity. 75 ISO-8.
  2. Extra Experience - 15% more XP during runs so you'll level up faster. 75 ISO-8.

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Let's Level Up

As you start playing, you're going to be faced with certain levels that have a level requirement so you'll need to ramp up quickly. You've got a couple different ways to tackle the problem so let's dive in.

  • You can play a lot. Each time you run, you'll get XP based on how far you get, what power ups you use, and any bonuses your specific Spider-Man has. The game is fun so this is probably your best bet.
  • You can buy power ups to get more XP when you play. Not recommended.

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Tips Time!

So far here are the best tips I can share with you:

  1. Don't waste money on power-ups. I hate to have my first tip be about not doing something, but if you're going to open your wallet, I need to stop you. The power-ups available in the shop are nice, but your vials and ISO-8 are better spent elsewhere. Save your vials for getting more and more Spider-Men and roster spots. And save your ISO-8 for event continues.
  2. Save your ISO-8 for event continues. For emphasis, I will say it again. ISO-8 is really hard to come by and you only start with 25 so use it judiciously. When I'm playing a daily event and I've finally gotten to the end portion and I die, then that's when I use my ISO-8 to buy continues. You can use up to 3 continues per level.
  3. You will need lots of Spider-Mans. So taking a step back, you've already noticed that each Spider-Man has different strengths. One has an XP boost, one gets a vial boost, one gets a points boost based on how far you get in the level, etc. You will need them all, especially because daily events will give you a bonus for a certain Spider-Man outfit each day. So you'll raise your chances of finishing well and getting a nice prize.
  4. Make like Killer Instinct and go for combos. Combos boost your score, and add to the fun of the game, so pretend you're Jago or somebody else from Killer Instinct and get to it. Near misses with obstacles and hitting baddies generate combos and keep them going, and you only have a limited time before you need to chain another near miss, enemy attack or golden ring, so keep 'em coming.
  5. Play every hour (when you're free). 10 minutes to generate 1 energy and 5 energy slots available so you're getting 5 new lives every hour. You need to level up, get more Spider-Men, rank up, level up, get power-ups, and over and over again.

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You're Going to Love It

Now that you've got some basic tips under your belt, back to playing (remember, play every hour). I'm totally addicted to the game and it's getting worse by the minute, which is a good because it's just a mobile game to make the time go by. But seriously, Spider-Man Unlimited is a ton of fun even if you're not a die-hard comic book reader.

It's Temple Run with better graphics and more varied gameplay, and who doesn't love that?

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't do gaming, but I do do writing, and I loved the first paragraph of this...nice job of writing.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Thanks Billy. You're the gold standard when it's comes to writing so that means a lot~ You may want to give this gaming thing a try while we're on the subject...

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      helpful and useful so yeah voted awesome thanks again for a useful hub dealforaliving :)

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Thanks for reading Frank! Definitely appreciate the vote too~

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      If it ' ain't ' spider solitaire I ' ain't ' playing but i know who will, my grandson. Really interesting article...

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      :) I'm not sure why but it made me happy to hear you're still playing spider solitaire. Hope your grandson tries this game out - I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy it.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am totally hooked on spider. I must play it everyday or i'm not a happy camper...

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      I know! It is really a pleasure to play and they've done a good job of making it an immersive experience.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      It's amazing to me how hooked people get on games. This game is really taking charge. Nice tips on how to get through it. I'll have to pass them on to my grandkids. They are addicted. I might have to send them to SMA (Spider Man Anonymous).

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Well, let me know which SMA group because I may need to be committed soon!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I don't play video games. You explained with a simple understanding.

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      LoCo 2 years ago

      Hey you can probably help me, i have à few level 10 Spidey but don't know how to level them up... When i try, it says i need more spidey. Any idea? Thx!!

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Hey LoCo. Right, so when you get to level 10 then you actually need to rank up your Spider-Man by using 3 other Spideys of the same category. The easiest to rank up are the common Spideys since you can just buy those with vials, whereas I still haven't gotten 3 Spidey's needed to rank my armored one. Hope that helps!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Video games have come a LONG way. It is best not to get me started again, or I won't get anything done. Nice article, and I would DEFINITELY play this one, but I won't(good thing!).

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      nicoo 2 years ago

      How do i use a consumable? ?

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