After losing contact with his explorer friend Virgi, our fearless alien hero Spidy heads to Earth in his spacecraft to find her. While entering the Earth’s atmosphere, his spacecraft suddenly fails and starts to break up, causing Spidy to crash-land on the strange planet, with his craft scattered across forests, throughout ponds and in...
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Mixed (117 reviews) - 61% of the 117 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 20, 2013

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After losing contact with his explorer friend Virgi, our fearless alien hero Spidy heads to Earth in his spacecraft to find her. While entering the Earth’s atmosphere, his spacecraft suddenly fails and starts to break up, causing Spidy to crash-land on the strange planet, with his craft scattered across forests, throughout ponds and in dark caves. Spidy finds himself alone on an alien world and faces the epic challenge of tracking down Virgi, battling strange new enemies and finding the missing pieces from his spacecraft in order to repair the damage and make their escape home.

The stage is set for the adventure of a lifetime as Spidy embarks on a perilous journey through a visually stunning 2D/3D world, where quick reflexes and fast-paced platform action create a fun and rewarding gameplay experience, which is easy to pick up, but challenging to master.

Key features:

  • A unique blend of fast paced physics based platform action and challenging puzzles
  • A visually stunning, cartoon-styled animated world
  • Use the analogue control to perform intuitive skill-based manouvres as Spidy swings from danger, shoots his web and avoids numerous pitfalls and enemies
  • Explore three unique game environments with 69 diverse and challenging levels
  • Overcome a huge range of enemies and fight epic boss battles
  • Accessible for both casual and core gamers…it’s easy to pick up, but challenging to master
  • Unlock over 300 collectibles and achievements
  • Replay levels to earn higher scores and improve your leader board rankings

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (1GB RAM) / Windows 7 / Vista (1.5 GB RAM)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 / Geforce GT 540M
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Additional: Minimum Spec is assuming you will use a resolution of 848x480, with no antialising, giving a performance of 60FPS. OS Windows Service Packs are as follows; XPSP3 – Vista SP2 – Win7 SP1
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
    • Additional: Minimum Spec is assuming you will use a resolution of 848x480, with no antialising, giving a performance of 60FPS
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Overall:
Mixed (117 reviews)
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MadCowOnCrack
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
I enjoyed my time - but I am not the target audience. I wasn't going for all the points - just making it through a level was enough for me (pretty sure that I played more than the 2 hours posted).
It was an enjoyable romp for a few hours - but spidy does see to have mercury for blood - as he's got a lot of inertia. Also it seems that it takes him more time to change direction depending on the surface.
If you are gaming eclectic - then get it on special - if you are into platformers - read other reviews than mine.
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KDD!^agof
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 28
2 eyes 6 legs? more like alien not-a-spidy!


but seriously, control are really floaty, unpredictable and unprecise
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usshadowop
2.2 hrs
Posted: May 10
An older but still beautiful indie game. This 3 start score based platformed is surprisingly tough for its neon and lovable exterior. Be prepared to work to get those 3 star runs.

The Plus Side:
+Difficult but not punishing
+Enjoyable neon filled visuals
+Great level design
+Interesting enemy and obstacle design
+Very tight gamepad controls
+Large number of levels
+Skill based improvement
+Clean collision on platforming elements
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One Man and his Droid
0.3 hrs
Posted: February 11
... a polished and well-designed little side-scrolling platformer built for the speed-run generation (no concepts of amount of lives, just back to checkpoint and try again).. a little repetitive for my liking and a little generic (cute main character though)... colourful and nice enough though... if you're a fan of this genre you could do a hell of a lot worse!
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watwat656
0.6 hrs
Posted: January 19
boy this game is hella good my friend hella good i love that spider so cute anyway guys spend all your money on this game buy at least 100 copies my friend. push your grandma down the stairs and get your inheritance and buy this game its great
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林健兴-LyLSpringroll
0.6 hrs
Posted: December 5, 2015
I like a lot puzzle and reaction games.
This game however is one of the worst games i have played so far due to the delayed mechanics of the game itself. Im stuck in the Tutorial i cant move on wasting more than 1 hour trying to pass the first steps, but that won't work because everytime i shoot the web it falls short not even sticking on to any of the surface. Then the most frustrating thing happens: spider just keeps charging up for a new web and he never leaves that state and never shoots out a new web making him frozen in that state. (Tried with both Controller and Keyboard, changed the resolution and everything else to see if any of the settings might help)
I'm sorry but this is just a let down and so long as i don't see any improvements coming from that company i won't be buying any other games from them.
Considering the Reset SAVE bug i won't be playing this game in the future until an update arrives.
I'm glad that i got it for Sale, thought i might give it a try.
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Blast Bomber
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 7, 2015
Your a Alien Spider you swing in trees get some stuff get more stuff save people bats try to eat you
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wintermute6669
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 22, 2015
A very nice and fairly difficult platformer. I love platformers with grappling line/swinging gimmicks and that is basically what this is all about. The jumping is a little bit floaty but you will be thankful for that because it will give you time to aim your landing better. You have to be incredibly precise with both your jumpinng and swinging to succeed.

The game is score-attack based. It is totally possible to clear stages but take so many times and miss so many point icons that you are left with an absolutely embarrassing mediocre score. That's prettymuch where I am with it right now. If you are the type of player that enjoys games like Dustforce or Super Meat Boy where you practice and get better and better until you can clear levels in one fluid motion I would recommend it. It is a game for perfectionists and I'm not sure I will have the patience to clear all of it.

What I have played is fun.
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Chronon
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 19, 2015
Way too floaty controls for a twitch platformer. Controllers don't help due web shooting is done simply by tilting the right analogue without any kind of crosshair help. Doesn't let you remap the controls to shoulder buttons so you need to keep switching between right stick (web shoot) and a face button (jump).

Note that the game might work much better with mouse and keyboard. I just personally don't even care to try because I think platformers should work perfeclty with a controller.
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rock3tz
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 18, 2015
Bad.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
I really tried to like this game but I just can’t. I usually like almost every game that game reviewers bashed but this one is impossible to love. The biggest problem is the difficulty. I tried to play with a game pad and it’s almost impossible to get good scores. With a keyboard and mouse it’s easier but, nevertheless, the game is so damn hard.
Games are supposed to be fun, to help you escape from stress and reality but with this one, you’ll get mad, frustrated and maybe with a headache!
I appreciate the developer’s work. The graphics are nice and the spider looks cute but if you want to play the game as it’s supposed to be, the difficulty is unbearable.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2013
Alien Spidy is a cute little guy. His butt's shiny and he's got his cute little poses through the game. Don't let that fool you though. He's still a freaking spider and as such, he can be a bit of an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

The idea is simple enough; get through the levels using your jumps and webs, slinging yourself from tree's and such, all while collecting little glowing orbs. There's obstacles to avoid, such as rolling rocks, thorns, mushrooms and such. Like I said, puzzle platformer 101. All in all, this game play's not too shabby! It can be fun and it is most definitely challenging! It's got some big problems though.

Granted, these problems may just be my skill, maybe it's my third party xbox controller. The controls are kinda of tough from time to time. The main mechanic of this game is shooting your webs in mid air to attach to tiny platforms, using your momentum to throw you across gaps and obstacles. Your webs do not always shootin the angle you want them to though. There's times where having to restart check points feels pretty cheap since you would have sworn you used your right stick to spit webs in just the right angle, just to have it shoot straight up.

The controls aren't game breaking, but they're certainly frustrating. A bit of a blemish on an otherwise cute and fun puzzler!
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Unfortunately this review will be quite brief, due to an unexpected issue I ran into. Alien Spidy is, in and of itself, a fairly solid physics puzzler. You swing from anchor point to anchor point, collecting little bits of energy, hopefully in a row, in an attempt to boost your score by reaching the end of the level. At 3 worlds and anywhere from 16 to 24 or so levels per, it doesn't seem exceptionally long, but the game is quite difficult, though not unreasonably so. The web swinging could use some work, which is a shame because it's basically the core of the game, but that isn't the issue here.

When returning to the game to make further progress, having already made it to the end of the 2nd world (no small feat, I can assure you), I started the game only to find the Continue option blanked out. My save file was gone, and according to the forums nobody knows where to, not even the developers. With such a game-breaking bug being so common, and with the developers seemingly planning to do nothing about it, this game gets a hard pass.

If it's ever fixed, it's a pretty challenging game that requires a lot of finesse, but when all of that effort can be dashed in an instant, something is wrong.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Great looking, Simple story, and a welcome challenge of a game!

Great if you can deal with a Challenge
If you can’t deal with a challenge and you want an easy game, DO NOT get this game!
Extra notes:
I honestly am worried for the mass majority of gamers that are not open minded, and are suddenly lost if they cannot figure out a different controls mechanic, if they are not spoon-fed every single game mechanic. Gone are the days of actual challenges, and as soon as a challenge comes, people cannot deal with it and start blaming the game rather than themselves. It’s a shame to see our community affected like this.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
I want to recommend this game, it looks really nice, and I like platform games, but it is annoying as hell. Slightest mistake and you blow all your points. It is very tricky indeed, not fun.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2015
Way too floaty controls for a twitch platformer. Controllers don't help due web shooting is done simply by tilting the right analogue without any kind of crosshair help. Doesn't let you remap the controls to shoulder buttons so you need to keep switching between right stick (web shoot) and a face button (jump).

Note that the game might work much better with mouse and keyboard. I just personally don't even care to try because I think platformers should work perfeclty with a controller.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
I purchased this game thinking it would be fun.

I was right... for roughly ten minutes. While the tutorial is excellent in helping you understand the basics of the game, the programmers obviously decided to make this thing WAY too difficult WAY too soon out of the starting gate. Granted, I'm playing on a keyboard, and i'm not used to playing platformer games like this on a keyboard. So OBVIOUSLY, i'm a bit out of my depth here. However, My big hang-up on this game is, without a dout, THE DIFFICULTY.

The core design of a good game, say for instance, Super Mario or Sonic the Hedgehog, is the start the gamme off blaringly easy so players have a decent time getting the hang of the controls and getting used to the gameplay mechanics. Graphics, sound and the little moves the spider character put on for the end-of-level theatrics is acceptable, and I could get by with those alone in a normal game. But here, the difficulty comes NOT from a decent, well-paced challenge, but from the game forcing you to essentially crab-scuttle with your head bowed to the ground at ALL times to make sure you

A: Don't miss anything
B: hit all the right jumps and web shots PERFECTLY
C: DON'T. FRIGGING. DIE.

which is AGAIN, where this gae fails: THE DIFFICULTY AND HOW EASY IT IS TO GET KILLED. Once again, looking at Mario & Sonic again. Both main characters have at LEAST a health counter: Mario has one hit in small form before death, 2 if he's powered up, while Sonic MUST have rings in his possession at ALL TIMES in order to stay alive. Not having a life bar is fine if the character is made to die in one hit, but they LEAST the developers/designers/WHOEVER could have done for this game is to PACE the difficulty apprpropriately by the world and current stage. Stage 1-3 SHOULD NOT, AND I REPEAT, SHOULD NOT BE the stage that kills any desire to continue.

I played that one stage for nearly a half-hour, retrying over and over to make SURE I hit everything perfect and NEVER died, and STILL ended up dying close to fifty times, ending up with 0 points before i gave up and shut the game off.

The mark of a GOOD game, folks, is that it is enjoyable, entertaining and makes you WANT to not only finish it, but replay it again and again while NEVER losing its playability over time. This game Is, as I've said, enjoyable ONLY for the first ten to fifteen minutes, is only entertaining while watching that litle spider prance around like he's got something to prove, AND makes me want to NEITHER finish NOR replay this game EVER.

Hints to the developers: Take some time to go back and recode the game. Judging from the reviews and comments you've gotten, this could be a VERY GOOD title, if not for the flaws that have been pointed out. Some hints would definitely be:

1: Adjust the difficulty scaling and retool the earlier stages accordingly. World 1 should start off easy and get to low/mid-grade diffulty by the boss. World 2 should pick up from World 1's ending, bumping up the difficulty JUST enough to keep players on their toes and getting up to mid/high-grade difficulty by the boss. World 3, again, should pick up from World 2's end, bumping up JUST enough to keep attetion strong and finish with a boss that's challenging to beat and will leave a sense of accomplishment.

2: Addition of a display/graphics menu option would be a VERY handy feature. I'm not big on full-screen gaming, as I tend to have multiple things going on over two screens; taking up one SPECIFICALLY for the game and nothing else is annoying, but with no option to fix it, there's nothing I can do save for "alt+tab" every time something happens.

3: ADDITION OF A LIFE METER. Touching a MUSHROOM kills you in one hit? Are tips being taken from the NES title "Action 52" here? Because there was a HELL of a lot of that going on in THAT title; I know because I've played it. Being able to take multiple hits willl DEFINITELY see an increase in playability; would you EVER want to play a game where you have to play the entire game PERFECTLY without dying once? the infinite continues from save points feature is nice and works, but having to start BACK from where I JUST was every time I die AND having to collect ALL the same items again and AGAIN is NOT fun, it's tedious and frustrating.

4: The controls need work in general. I find the character does a lot of gliding after directions to move have halted, and the jumps are awkward and hard to aim. half the time, I end up BARELY making my mark, while the other half ses me plummeting into a death trap. The web shooting mechanics need some tweaking also; as long as I shoot from the ground, i should be able to hit and connect to my target; why would i EVER need to jump to hit a target the size of pea with webbing? I've never seen Spiderman having these problems, and he does everything either from a stand-still or while STILL IN MOTION.

overalll, I'd rate this 3.5/10 due to the numerous game-breaking flaws. And if the save-deleting bug i've read about is real, then the score will be going even further down. You can't make a game, find out it's bugged and in need of work and just decide to leave it as is; people WANT to play this, so come back and fix these problems, for the love of all things GAMES!

Thank you in advance, regardless of whether you read this and/or take action or not. I've said my piece, and that's all that matters.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Fun stuff, great for a casual type game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
A very nice and fairly difficult platformer. I love platformers with grappling line/swinging gimmicks and that is basically what this is all about. The jumping is a little bit floaty but you will be thankful for that because it will give you time to aim your landing better. You have to be incredibly precise with both your jumpinng and swinging to succeed.

The game is score-attack based. It is totally possible to clear stages but take so many times and miss so many point icons that you are left with an absolutely embarrassing mediocre score. That's prettymuch where I am with it right now. If you are the type of player that enjoys games like Dustforce or Super Meat Boy where you practice and get better and better until you can clear levels in one fluid motion I would recommend it. It is a game for perfectionists and I'm not sure I will have the patience to clear all of it.

What I have played is fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
An older but still beautiful indie game. This 3 start score based platformed is surprisingly tough for its neon and lovable exterior. Be prepared to work to get those 3 star runs.

The Plus Side:
+Difficult but not punishing
+Enjoyable neon filled visuals
+Great level design
+Interesting enemy and obstacle design
+Very tight gamepad controls
+Large number of levels
+Skill based improvement
+Clean collision on platforming elements
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