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As you see Miles or Peter free-falling through the skies of New York City, you might wonder if you can somehow make it even more stylish. To this end, we’re going to cover how to do tricks in Spider-Man 2 while you’re slinging to and fro.
Everyone knows that Spider-Man is incredibly stylish, and everyone who has seen the films wants to be able to pull off the amazing mid-air tricks, spins, and flips we’ve seen and complete the superhero role-playing experience.
For more guides, make sure you read our Spider-Man 2 review and our piece covering how to take pictures of various points of interest around NYC as you explore every nook, cranny, and rooftop. Now, this is how to do tricks in Spider-Man 2.
How to do tricks in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
To do tricks in Spider-Man 2, you need to be swinging in the air or falling. While doing this, hold down the Square button. Doing so will cause Spider-Man to do a Front Pike trick by default, and then you can begin to control the trick by using the left analogue stick to do a variety of tricks.
|Trick Name||Button Input|
|Front Pike||Push the left analogue stick up|
|Inverse Pike||Push the left analogue stick down|
|Turtle Spin / Indy Grab||Push the left analogue stick left|
|Curly Fry||Push the left analogue stick right|
|Cannonball||Push the left analogue stick up and down|
|Windmill||Push the left analogue stick right and left|
|Dragon Roll||Push the left analogue stick left and right|
|Side Tuck||Push the left analogue stick left and up|
|Rolie Polie||Push the left analogue stick right and up|
|Backside Stailfish||Push the left analogue stick left, right, and down|
|Backside Wacky||Push the left analogue stick right, left, and down|
|Pan Stall||Push the left analogue stick right, down, up, and left|
These are the tricks we’ve found in the game, so make sure you perform them at every chance you get to snag extra style points. The best thing about performing tricks in Spider-Man 2 is that you can get two achievements for doing them. Tricks can be performed by Miles Morales and Peter Parker.
How to earn the “Hang Ten” trophy in Spider-Man 2
In order to earn the Hang Ten trophy in Spider-Man 2, you’re going to have to perform mid-air tricks for at least 30 seconds without touching the ground. This is a lot more complex than it sounds, and you’re going to have to find a really tall skyscraper to make things easier for you. We’d recommend the Oscorp Tower or the Chrysler Building.
The good thing is that you’re going to be able to swing while you’re doing this – so you’re not going to need to do tricks for 30 seconds straight. Another thing you might want to enable in order to earn this trophy is the Air Trick Mode – Toggle Maintain which you can enable in Accessibility settings.
This will let you do tricks for the entire duration of the 30 seconds after only having pressed the button once. You might want to have a look at our comprehensive trophy guide in Spider-Man 2 for more.
The second achievement, SPLAT, is earned by failing to cancel out of a trick before you hit the floor. You will unceremoniously, yet hilariously, splat onto the ground. So, this means you can get an achievement for nailing your tricks and also for failing the landing.
You don’t have to go far out of your way to perform tricks while web-slinging across the city, and it will eventually become second nature since they flow so well with the swinging animations. That’s all you need to know about how to do tricks in Spider-Man 2, for more make sure you read our guides on the best skills to get.