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Spider Run  1994

The sequel to Ant Run, Spider Run is identical except that the grid is no longer rectangular (the corners have been removed), and a fly will occasionally land on the web, which will award bonus points if the spider can cross its path. The game takes place in a grid maze made up of segments that can be rotated. The segments can contain a straight path, a corner, or a crossing path. The spider enters the maze through a starting point inside the maze, and you have ten seconds before gameplay begins. The segments can be rotated during gameplay, but you have to ensure that the spider has a clear passage ahead of it at all times. Segments turn blue as the spider passes through them, preventing it from using them again, except for the crossing paths. Strands around the edge of the web wrap around to the strand on the opposite side. A progress meter counts the distance the spider has moved until it resets at 20 inches. Once it resets, the unusable segments of the path will be reset the next time the spider re-enters the web, and one segment of the maze will disappear. A certain score must be achieved in each level in order to advance. A "Fast" button causes the spider to move more quickly and doubles your score for the distance traveled, but you can no longer slow down or alter the maze until the spider re-enters the web or crashes. As the levels get harder, multiple starting points appear at the beginning of the maze, and there's no way to know which one the spider will come out of. Some levels have an ending point which the spider must enter in order to advance to the next level. Suitable for gamers of all ages, the game also manages to be educational by listing trivia about spiders before each level. There are 30 levels in this game, with only the first 7 playable in the shareware version.

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Spider Run

Downloads

Spider Run v1.0 Shareware (127,659 bytes) xxxx DOS
Spider Run v1.1 Shareware (137,666 bytes) xxxx DOS
Spider Run v2.1 Shareware (148,538 bytes) xxxx DOS Play online

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Availability

Soleau Software still sells the registered version of this game for $12 by download.