The game is unique as web-swinging abilities are featured on the shoulder buttons. Right swings forward while left swings back. The game is also infamous for timed checkpoints within each level, as players must reach their destination in under sixty seconds. This prevents players from exploring areas for power ups and extra lives. The option mode is strangely enough in English while the text throughout the entire game is in Japanese except for the quote "He is... Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man."