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Spidersaurs

WayForward
Jul 14, 2022 - Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

God is a Geek
7 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
VGChartz
6.5 / 10
Pure Nintendo
8 / 10
Impulsegamer
3.9 / 5
SECTOR.sk
6 / 10
GameSpew
8 / 10
NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Spidersaurs

Spidersaurs is loveable, looks fantastic, and nowhere near as hostile and hardcore as the games that inspired it.

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Spidersaurs is a fun ride while it lasts, as well as a strong love letter to Contra, all delivered with WayForward's signature style. While it is very short and suffers from some minor issues following its transfer from Apple Arcade to consoles, it's still a good time and a strong purchase for anyone itching for some classic run-and-gun action.

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Spidersaurs doesn't have the staying power of the great run-and-gun games, but it's decent fun while it lasts.

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Spidersaurs is a beautiful homage to a bygone era of over-the-top '90s cartoons and challenging platformers. The game does enough to make it feel distinct from similar games, adding in special abilities and beautiful art and voice acting. The game is a challenging yet short experience. If you are a fan of Contra, you won't be disappointed.

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Impulsegamer

Boouya
3.9 / 5.0
Impulsegamer

Overall Spidersaurs is a very good example of a modern take on the run and gun, whilst it doesn’t quite have the depth that some people may be looking for it certainly fills a gap in the quick play genre and is good for a travel journey or a quick game during lunch break. If you like the vibe of games like Contra, Metal Slug and TMNT then I would suggest giving this game a try.

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Spidersaurs itself isn't a bad game, but WayForward's standard is much higher. The game is very short and not as much fun as we would like.

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For run ‘n’ gun fans, there’s a hell of a lot to like about Spidersaurs. Its enemies are varied and fun, its boss fights are challenging, and it’s excellently presented throughout. Only the odd difficulty spike that feels a little unfair and the stickiness of your character are likely to frustrate a tad. And so for its very reasonable asking price, it’s easy to recommend to those who want some attractive bouts of exhilarating action.

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For the Contra diehards among you, Spidersaurs is a great game. The difficulty can be brutal at times, but I'm sure I'll power through the higher tiers eventually.

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