Spider-Man: Miles Morales has a hilarious game-altering glitch that turns Spider-Man into trash. We’re not talking about trash personality: the glitch turns the character model into a trash can. This random glitch changes the Spider-Man character model into objects he collides with, changing him into a lamp post, a patio heater, or even a full pile of snow. The glitch is so widely embraced that Phil Lord wants to include it into Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2.
Here’s an important question: if the Spider-Man: Miles Morales trash glitch could earn the support of Hollywood producers and the gaming community, shouldn’t it become an actual game mode? As Ganke Lee would say, let’s make a pros and cons list.
We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self respect at all https://t.co/XdL9aLv88q
— Phil Lord #WinGA #BlackLivesMatter #WearAMask (@philiplord) November 28, 2020
Let’s start with the pros. First, it’s hilarious. Superhero abilities are over-the-top and ridiculous. The object glitch doubles down on this concept, by giving inanimate objects the ability to talk, fight, shoot webs, and fight crime. If you’re not laughing at every second of this, then you’re not paying attention.
Pro number two: it doesn’t actually break the game. Game-breaking glitches suck when they happen. They could ruin unsaved progress or cause issues to the actual game files. This glitch is pure harmless fun that brings more levity to fighting crime that even Spider-Man (Miles or Peter) could bring.
OK, we had our fun, now let’s list the cons.
There are no cons. People don’t buy Spider-Man: Miles Morales to play a glitched out trash can, it’s just a happy surprise bonus for free. If Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 makes the glitch canon, then why not embrace the weird and make it a tiny game mode or mod. There’s no harm to adding it in, and it could bring some brilliant game footage for everyone to enjoy.