Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is a side-scrolling beat-em-up, in the style of Capcom classics like Final Fight. Only in this case you're able to control Spiderman, or one of his enemies, inheriting the unique powers of each character.
The game sees him team up with the unlikeliest of allies to save New York from a plague of militant aliens. Weirdly, once you've defeated the likes of Doc Octopus, Green Lantern and Venom in Spider-Man: Friend or Foer, they become allies and co-operate with Spidey to blast the bad guys.
Each of the fairly diverse levels in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe charges you with the task of defeating the aliens as you traverse from one end to the other. Unfortunately these baddies don't have much in the way of artificial intellegence, but because there are so many of the critters the game is still pretty challenging.
Graphically, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe borrows more elements from the comic than it does from the film, giving it a surprisingly humorous aspect. Humorous, that is, until Spidey's incessesant wise-cracking becomes boring.
That said, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe is a polished adventure game that fans of the Webbed Wonder simply cannot afford to miss.