By Littlegrey Media
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"There have been other games about spiders, but never one that so thoroughly celebrates the beauty and deadly elegance of their work." - jayisgames.com
Arachnophilia was a ground breaking online game we released in 2008. It has been one of our most successful games to date, and we're very excited to finally make it available on the iPhone and iPod Touch!
Arachnophilia is an arcade-style simulation of a night in the life of a spider. Your goal is to survive for as long as possible by building a web to trap and devour the hapless insects who blunder into it. How long can you survive, and how many different insects will you meet along the way? Can you become a legend among spiders and capture the bat? Compare your score on the global leaderboards or against your Facebook friends, and share it through Twitter, Facebook, or email.
But it's not all about survival - along with helpful gameplay tips, you're also treated to an array of interesting facts about spiders and the other creatures you encounter. And for a more relaxed experience you can indulge in "Art Mode", where you have unlimited webbing and an undisturbed canvas.
Arachnophilia is also available for the iPad.
What's New in Version 1.1
-fixed a crash on startup that was occurring on some devices
Just the game for a Spider Loving Freak!
Your mission is to simply keep your spider alive as long as possible by catching all of the bugs you can in your cleverly laid webs and chomping down on them. Each of your different victims have their own unique stats and effects which make a big part of the game's strategy figuring out how to best combine their beneficial effects while mitigating the dangerous aspects. Like how the game suggests trying to eat a Stag Beetle (lets you spin extra reinforced webs for a short period of time) and a Dragonfly (speeds you up temporarily) so you can go on a brief web spinning spree! I also love how the game is all about managing your spider's fragile little ecosystem. For example, catching a Firefly has the cool power of attracting bunches of Moths (are a great source of webbing). While this sounds like such a win/win situation there is a nasty catch! Too many moths will over stress your web the crap out of it and therefore leave you unable to catch any further bugs (even with all of your newly gained webbing, its hard to make repairs when under a flood of bugs nor without much of a base left to make the repairs).
Love this game!
I love playing this on my PC, so I was thrilled to see it on iPhone, and had to buy it! I'm glad I did, it truly is a very unique game concept, which is simple to pick up yet it requires a good bit of stategy to progress to further levels.
On the PC version, you can clear all prey targets, and prioritize differently with the space button. This comes in handy when you have a bunch of flies targeted to eat and you get a few fireflies and a few queen bees, the resulting moths and bees, can be enough to destroy your web and poison you. If you hit space you can bypass all those flies and future weaving, and go right for the queen bee and fireflies. I can't find how to do that on the iPhone version, but perhaps I am missing something.
Overall, it's a great game and I recommend it!
PS I agree with nipk's comment, that's a great idea!
Fun, Original, Intuitive.
This a nice little arcade game. The presentation is pleasant and the concept is very original. The difficulty ramps rather slowly, so this is for the more patient, long sessions, but, once it hits that point, it gets HARD. Balancing sustaining yourself, filling your webbing stores, and maintaining your web becomes a challenge, and you'll find yourself with little to no web on many occasions. The Art mode is a nice little distraction. Interesting, and different. The whole package is a great, recommendable deal, but I think that the price should be lowered, as it is a very good game, and $3 really isn't much of an asking price, on the App Store, among so many cheaper, similarly arcade-y games, this one might want to be lowered. Really, really fun game in the end, though.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 09, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 9.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Littlegrey Media
- © 2008 Littlegrey Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.