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Spidersaurs

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

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

God is a Geek
7 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
Impulsegamer
3.9 / 5
Pure Nintendo
8 / 10
GameSpew
8 / 10
NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10
Video Chums
3 / 5
Kakuchopurei
70 / 100
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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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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 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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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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Spidersaurs does a good job of providing run 'n' gun fun but it's still just a Contra clone that plays it a little too safe despite its silliness.

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Fans who miss an actual Contra game can find Spidersaurs to be a great substitute, from its controls to its unforgiving-yet-kinda-fair gameplay.

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