Arachnophobia (DOS)

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This simple action game is based on the Hollywood movie Arachnophobia.

South American spiders have overrun a large area in some areas of the United States. It's your task to clean the infested farms, houses or public buildings by using an very effective pesticide called "Toxi-Max". One of the most useful devices your character can use is an arachno-detector indicating approaching vermin. The player sprite is controlled from a side-view and basically only needs to use his toxic pesticide in time to defend himself from attacking spiders, just like a simple reaction game.


Arachnophobia DOS Title Screen
Arachnophobia DOS Intro Screen
Arachnophobia DOS Exterminate
Arachnophobia DOS They Got You

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Power Play Sep, 1991 61 out of 100 61
Interface 1991 53 out of 100 53
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1991 4.4 out of 12 37


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Cancelled port

There was a ZX Spectrum version in the works by Titus Interactive S.A. but it was never released.
Alexander Schaefer (2316) added Arachnophobia (DOS) on Apr 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Christian Klein (5984) and Kabushi (143914)