LW4K Game Spotlight: Spiderman: Miles Morales

This is the next video in a new Learningworks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Spiderman: Miles Morales. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer J.R.  for his work on this awesome video!

Hey everyone, welcome to Learningworks for Kids Game Spotlights! This is a new series where we will be walking through some of your favorite games and talking about how playing them can help you get better at real-world skills! If you want to know more about how to take your gameplay to the next level, visit learningworksforkids.com and learn more about how video games can be a part of a balanced play diet. 

Today we’re going to be talking about the Playstation exclusive, Spiderman: Miles Morales. It’s the Christmas season and Peter Parker and Mary Jane are taking a work vacation away from New York City, leaving Miles as the only Spiderman in NYC. Miles will have to navigate his personal life in addition to being Spiderman and battling new villains like the Tinkerer and a group known as the Underground. 

When fighting, the player needs to use their flexibility to quickly assess the situation and act accordingly. The enemies Miles fights are able to change up their weapons as they go along, meaning that the player cannot stick with the same fighting routine over and over. Being able to adapt your fighting style and use your invisibility and electric powers while calculating your next move is essential to taking down the enemies in your path. You can also unlock several different Spiderman suits throughout the game which have different powers or abilities assigned to them. Players will need to use flexibility to determine which suit works best for them in different situations. 

Players will also need to use their working memory skills to remember which buttons to press to execute certain actions like shooting out webbing, or using Miles’s Venom Power. Because so much of the action in the game is fast paced, players will need to keep this information at the front of their mind while they are in the middle of actions such as battling escaped prisoners or jumping from one building to another. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Spiderman: Miles Morales? Fighting? Web slinging? Listening to records with the family?  Let us know in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to hit that Subscribe button to see new reviews and play throughs every week. Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for the next Game Spotlight at learningworksforkids.com! 


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