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Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor is a side-scrolling action/puzzle game in which the player takes control of a spider who resides in the deserted Bryce Manor.

Each level represents a room or area in Bryce Manor and is displayed in scrolling 2D from a side-view. Using the touch screen the player can control the movement direction of the spider. The spider can move over any surface no matter if its horizontal or vertical. rapidly stroking a finger from the spider towards empty space causes the spider to make a jump. While jumping the spider secrets a silk rope. The rope becomes attached to the spot the spider left and where it lands. If the player creates a triangle of silk ropes the inside is filled with web.

The aim in each level is to eat all bugs in the level. Bugs include moths, crickets, ladybugs, wasps, etc. Bugs can be caught by jumping on them or by catching them in a web and eating them afterwards. Each level has a required number of bugs to be eaten before a portal to the next level opens. But the player can score additional points by clearing the entire level.

There's various hidden areas to explore in Bryce Manor. And the player might even uncover the secret of Bryce Manor and find out where the inhabitants are.

Aside from the story mode the game also offers "Feeding Frenzy" where each level has to be cleared within a time limit, "Precision", where the player must work with a limited amount of silk, and "Hunger Mode" where the player must keep eating or die.


Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor Android Zoomed view of the spider moving around a leaf.
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor Android The little spider starts outside in the garden.
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor Android A little green bug has been caught.
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor Android Level complete

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Alternate Titles

  • "Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor HD" -- iPad title

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Slide to Play iPhone Aug 18, 2009 4 out of 4 100
GamePro (US) iPad Jul 23, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
App Spy iPhone Aug 10, 2009 5 out of 5 100
148apps iPhone Aug 17, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot iPhone Oct 06, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com iPhone Aug 18, 2009 15 out of 20 75
The Game Hoard iPad Jan 29, 2018 5 out of 7 71
4Players.de iPhone Jan 08, 2010 71 out of 100 71


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1001 Video Games

The iPhone version of Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • IGN's Game of the Year Awards
    • 2009 - Best iPhone Platform Game

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