Excerpt: The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout. A short time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an extraterrestrial arachnid crash lands on a foreign world. Vowing to find a way to escape the hostile planet and rejoin his sweetheart amongst the stars, the small alien spider sets off on an unfortunately...
Summary: " Alien Spidy " is a game that has its moments. When everything came together I had a surprising amount of fun with the little guy, but much like its extra-terrestrial protagonist, Alien Spidy misses the mark all too often.
Excerpt: With its cute hero and lovely art style, Alien Spidy sure is charming… for its first few levels. In this easy-going intro, you just jump over enemies, swing on trees with your sticky webs, and grab collectibles to earn points. It’s a shame the game doesn’t stay that way.
Pros: +Stylish levels will delight… provided you can access all of them.
Cons: ? Is this the first game where regular checkpoints are bad?
Conclusion: Alien Spidy is rated E for Everyone with an ESRB descriptor of Comic Mischief. If your spider gets hit, he just makes an electrocuted animation and warps back to the last checkpoint, ready to try again. Reading skill isn’t needed as all the rules and instructions have picture cues.
Summary: For story purposes you are, as you would expect, an Alien Spider who has crash landed on the planet earth. Your task is to collect the pieces of your ship and get back home. From the players perspective, your job is to navigate the endless death traps on each level and make it to the exit.
Review: Some glaring flaws keep Alien Spidy from swinging to great heights
28 March 2013
Excerpt: Alien Spidy is a devious little platformer that would've undoubtedly fit right in alongside other equally punishing titles during the NES era. Unfortunately, in 2013 it's hard to find a place for a game that suffers from some truly taxing mechanics, tedious physics, and oftentimes cheap difficulty.
Summary: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again until your eyes roll right out of their sockets and your fingers are raw from the pain of mashing the restart button hundreds of times in a single sitting. That's seemingly Alien Spidy's ill-conceived motto.
Pros: Great art style and diverse stage designs, Building momentum is rewarding
Cons: Insane difficulty spikes, Draconian score system saps the fun and impedes progress, Controls aren't nearly as precise as they need to be
Excerpt: From the opening movie I could tell Alien Spidy was going to be something special. The humor and character in this downloadable game is very high. Alien Spidy is also a very captivating and addicting game. Parts of Alien Spidy can be challenging, especially when we have to swing, bounce, and jump.