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[Nintendo Switch] Spidersaurs Review

[Nintendo Switch] Spidersaurs Review
  • On July 13, 2022

Are you ready for Spidersaurs from WayForward to rock your world on Nintendo Switch? Then check out our Spidersaurs review!


Are you ready for Spidersaurs from WayForward to rock your world on Nintendo Switch? This great-looking 2D run ‘n’ gun – which pays homage to the classic Contra games we all know and love – places you in the role of one of two characters: punk-rocker Victoria and officer-in-training Adrian. They are tasked with taking on the many Spidersaurs, the spider and dinosaur hybrids created by the InGest Corporation. Why did they create dinosaur and spider hybrids? To serve as the meat and muscle needed to end world hunger. As expected, things have gone terribly wrong, and the Spidersaurs are on the loose! This is a game that has a very Saturday morning cartoon vibe to it, which is reinforced by the awesome animated intro sequence and the solid theme song. After getting a release on Apple Arcade 2019, it’s now made its way to consoles!

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Going with the “these hybrids were created to serve as a source of meat for humans,” the game can be played in one of three difficulty settings. There’s Well Done, which is palatable for all diners, as it won’t be a very challenging meal – provided with cheesy veggies and safety Flatware! Medium is the standard difficulty setting, with a seasoned flavor – served with seasonal sides, a bread basket, and an embroidered napkin. And then, there’s the Rare difficulty setting, which is for true Spidersaur connoisseurs, with the choicest of cuts – served on a rock.


Both Victoria and Adrian participated in the early flavor tests for the delicious Spidersaurs meat, and it seems that the side effects from said experience. You see, the earliest samples altered the DNA of the consumer. In theory, that means that deep inside their genetics lies the key to taking care of the current predicament. Victoria and Adrian are going to act as the Ingest Corporation… Combat Interns! The good news is that this is a paid internship, and since Victoria and Adrian really need the money, well, off they’ll go to battle the Spidersaurs!

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The game’s first mission, Mission 0, will serve as the game’s tutorial. You’ll control Victoria or Adrian with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, jumping with the B button. Their weapons can be used with the Y button. Victoria will shoot with her electric guitar, while Adrian will use a contraption to shoot out sports balls. Press the ZR button, and your character will stand its ground as you aim around. You can hold two weapons at a time and can switch between them with the L and R buttons.


If you’re hit, you’ll lose a weapon and will lose a hit point. Lose all three hit points, and you’ll lose a life! Be sure to keep an eye out for the delicious Spidersaur meat you can find in each of the levels you’ll take on so that you can recover and heal some of your wounds. If you collect a weapon you already have in your arsenal, then said weapon will upgrade into a more powerful version, which will make it a lot easier to defeat the different Spidersaur types that want to take a bite out of you.

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As you defeat each of the bosses in Spidersaurs, you’ll get to partake in a delicious meal with their meat, which will allow your character to evolve. The first one will allow you to climb up most walls and ceilings unless the surface is covered in slippery slime. The second one will grant you a very useful double jump ability, which can help you to complete each level at a faster pace while avoiding enemies and hazards. What other evolutions will you unlock as you beat the other bosses? You’ll have to play the game to find out!

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Spidersaurs is a fun romp on Nintendo Switch. The colorful graphics and old-school gameplay mechanics will keep you coming back for more, and the voice acting will help to bring each of the characters to life. If you’re a run ‘n’ gun fan, then Spidersaurs is certainly going to scratch that itch on Nintendo’s console. The game is out tomorrow with a $19.99 asking price.

This Spidersaurs review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by WayForward.

Review Overview

A gorgeous and fun 2D run 'n gun with spider/dinosaur hybrids