[Retrieved from the Xbox Forum Archive]
There is an issue playing Spider-Man: Friend or Foe on the newer 360 (slim) model consoles. At startup the game will lockup at a black screen, and will remain locked until a notification message pops up (friend signed online, received a game invite, etc.).
This only seems to be an issue with the newer 360 (slim) models. The problem does not occur on older (fat) models. Considering it's a console-specific bug (and not the game), I imagine this problem may occur with other games as well - games that share whatever unique characteristic Spider-Man: FoF seems to have at the root of this problem.
Posted in the archived thread, one possible workaround is to quickly press the Guide Button immediately after selecting 'Play Game' but before the game actually starts. Of course this is not an acceptable solution for the masses of casual players likely to purchase this family-friendly game. A true solution needs to be investigated.