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Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked SpiderHeck a year ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
You start with only a handful of weapons, ranging from laser swords that can shoot energy to giant battle axes. You move around the stages by crawling on the floor, walls and ceiling, and also shoot webs and use them to swing quickly from one area to another.
When playing cooperatively, you and the other players all work together to try and defeat wave after wave of enemy spiders controlled by the computer. Competitive play involves trying to destroy the other players using your weapons. It's fast-paced, and fights tend to be short because one hit by any weapon eliminates you. All the time, you need to be moving around to avoid attacks and thinking of inventive ways you can catch other players out. As you play, you unlock new wacky outfits and weapons, with each weapon offering a different way to attack, so experimenting with what works best for you is the key to success.
The result is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously, offering lighthearted and silly but still competitive fun, with simple controls that allow players of all ages to get involved in the action, but still rewards skill, practice and ambition.
Cross-Play: Play between PC and Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
You can play this game in the following styles:
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The controls are simple to learn, and the various wacky outfits and weapons appeal to children. To really master the combat requires quick reactions and forward thinking.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
|Xbox Series X|S||£12.49||–||Free |
Xbox Game Pass
|Xbox One||£12.49||–||Free |
Xbox Game Pass
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- You need a subscription to play online:
You can buy extra cosmetic items in the game.
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Release Date: 22/09/2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Players: 1-4 (4 online)
Accessibility: 19 features
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
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