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Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

This is an innovative side-scroller with beautifully hand-drawn art and excellent controls. You are a teensy-weensy little spider, that must make his or her way across a variety of rooms in a old-style mansion. You move left and right by by tapping the screen, but can jump between obstacles by swiping. Swipe-jumps leave a single thread of spider web, but if you connect those threads, a full spider web appears. Do this in key spots and you will trap any number of other insects buzzing about the room. This is important, because it fuels future webs. It’s a brilliant mechanic and the controls are fluid. Just making your way through the manor is worth the price of admission, but added onto to that core game you also get to solve a mystery that spans almost 30 levels, participate in a few other game types, and gather a number of kewl achievements. Recommended.

Update: THe game has been updated with 10 new levels, the much-needed level select, 24 new achievements, Hornet’s Nests, and new music. Rating increased by half a star.

Rating: ★★★★½ icon