Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: How to Beat the Sandman?
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 finally released this week to acclaimed reviews with several fans are already claiming it to be one of the best games on PlayStation 5. Spider-Man 2 is filled to the brim with several immersive elements carried over from the previous entries in the series.
One significant upgrade comes in the form of a formidable roster of villains, some of which require you to combine Mile’s and Parker’s abilities to overcome them. Although we’ve already seen and Kraven from the trailers, Sandman’s appearance right at the start of the game took us by surprise as he poses a formidable threat. Here’s what you need to do to defeat him.
Here’s How You Can Beat Sandman in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
As mentioned above, you will be introduced to the Sandman almost immediately in the first mission of Spiderman 2 called Surface Tension. Although the Sandman seems like an intimidating villain due to his colossal size, defeating him is fairly simple as most of the fight runs you through the game’s tutorial.
There are three different waves you need to go through:
After you have made your way to the mission’s location, you will be caught off guard by a truck flying through the air directly toward you. The fight begins once you have pressed the prompt to dodge it. For the first wave, Sandman only has a few moves at his disposal. He performs a two-handed slam which will deal you some damage and send you flying a few blocks. Another attack is when his arm turns into a sand sword of sorts. Although it looks the part, it does not have any “slashing” effect on you. Both these moves can easily be dodged when you see your Spider senses tingling.
This begins when Sandman gets a hold of you and throws you halfway across the map. You will still have to do a lot of dodging and button pressing as you receive the prompts for them on your screen. Keep in mind that he will be much quicker with his moves compared to the first wave. Even though his health bar becomes empty, the battle will continue as you will also have to defeat several sand minions and wall-run to the top of a skyscraper, triggering a platforming segment.
Once you complete the platforming section, you will swing over to the water tank in Sandman’s arms. This will show you the instructions for using the Web glider in the game. After you figure out how to use the glider, you will have to chase him through the river and dodge tons of debris coming your way.
You will have to deal with a final wave of minions which is a piece of cake now as you can throw concrete blocks on them by pressing L1 and R1 together. After the sands minions are down, you will have to continue your battle with Sandman dodging projectiles either by using the web wings or navigating through them with L2 and R2.
The game will prompt you to do a web strike by pressing the triangle and at this time, Miles will charge his spider arms with an electric blast charge which will be unleashed on Sandman, splitting him in half. You will now see Flint Marko back in his human form captured and contained. The scene ends with Marko warning Miles and Peter saying that “they” will come after Spiderman which leaves the protagonists pondering over who it might be.