Arachnophobia "Arachnophobia" is an arcade-style action game pitting you against a previously unknown species of spiders that is lethally poisonous, extremely aggressive, and strangly intelligent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has retained your extermination firm to destroy the deadly Queen spiders and their lethal offspring before they take over the country. Once you have wiped out the threat in the United States, the United Nations hires you to destroy an entire herd of South American spiders in the Amazon rain forests. Fast action and loads of spider-busting sound effects. With the Sound Source you'll hear sizzling spiders, creepy sound effects, and blood curdling screams. It's all part of the fun! SUPPORTS: IBM and 100% compatibles 512K, 640K with Sound Source Sound Source CGA, TGA, MCGA, EGA, VGA Joystick or Keyboard input Available on 4x5.25" or 2x3.5" disks Amiga Computers 1 MB of memory required Joystick or Keyboard input Commodore 64 Computers 64K required Joystick or Keyboard input ARACHNOPHOBIA - Finding the Queen Spider LEVEL 1 - A Small Clue In each town there is one Queen spider. She is creating new spiders that are taking over the town and terrorizing the inhabitants. In order to "clean" the town you must find and kill the Queen. Every location in a town will have an egg sack. When you destroy the egg sack, your Bug-o-meter will tell you the compass direction to find the Queen. Use the directional clues of the Bug-o-meter to locate the Queen. ARACHNOPHOBIA - Finding the Queen Spider LEVEL 2 - A Big Hint When you get a direction clue from the Bug-O-meter, use it to your advantage. You should not have to go to every location in a town to find the Queen. You may want to go to each location to sharpen your bug-busting skills or to gather additional bug bombs, but you should be able to find the Queen's hideout after visiting only a few locations. Say for example you start in the center location and destroy the egg sack and the direction you get says that it came from the southeast. You have now narrowed the possible locations down to two as there are only two locations that are both south AND east of the center location. Now, go to one of the locations directly to the east of where you just were. When you destroy that egg sack, you will be told another clue that when coupled with your first clue will tell you the exact location of the Queen. Now all you have to do is face her!!! Good luck, you're going to need it! ARACHNOPHOBIA - Finding a Flame Thrower LEVEL 1 - A Hint In addition to stomping, spraying, and bug bombing those pesky arachnid invaders, you can also use objects found throughout the town to construct a super duper flame thrower the likes of which these creatures have never known. To get a flame thrower, find a can (usually left on a lower level of a structure) and then grab some matches. FWOOSH! You've got a flame thrower! Be wise when you use it however, the can only holds enough spray for a limited number of shots. Foolish use may leave you with your trusty but less powerful bug spray right when you need a flame thrower most. One more quick note, each flame thrower is good only for the location in which you find it. Once Delbert returns to his truck, the flame thrower for that town is gone. ARACHNOPHOBIA - Finding a Flame Thrower LEVEL 2 - A Big Hint If you are having trouble constructing a flame thrower remember that you must have either the matches first and then locate a can, or the can first and then locate the matches in order for the weapon to work. Only one can can be found for each town. Although ARACHNOPHOBIA will place more than one can in each town, once one of them is found the rest "magically" disappear...it's our assumption that spiders got wise and hid the remaining cans from you. There is a way however to tell if a location has a can before you even get the inside. A careful player may learn this on their own through careful observation. If you want to know right now, read the LEVEL 3 clue. ARACHNOPHOBIA - Finding a Flame Thrower LEVEL 3 - The Surest Way In order to know when a particular location contains a can, listen to Delbert when he gets out of his truck. The first location he enters in each town will be preceded by him saying something. However, if he says something upon entering any location AFTER the first one, that is your clue that that is where a can can be found. Once you have the can jump over all sets of matches that you find until you are sure that you are about to face the Queen. That way you'll have a monstrous surprise for her unsuspecting highness when you confront her. Note that there is ALWAYS a set of matches in a room next to where the Queen is lurking, so if you already have the can, and you know you are in the location where the Queen is hiding, be sure to grab the matches and then go after her. Good luck fellow arachnid busters! ARACHNOPHOBIA - Killing the Queen Spider LEVEL 1 - A Small Hint You must kill the Queen spider in order to move on to the next town and your final conflict with Big Bob and then the grand daddy of them all, The General, in South America. Once you find the Queen, you can use bug spray, a flame thrower, and bug bombs to kill her. You will have to fire bug spray repeatedly to kill the Queen or give her one good blast with the flame thrower. ARACHNOPHOBIA - Killing the Queen Spider LEVEL 2 - The Surest Way The best way to kill the Queen is to use the flame thrower. Locate the can in one of the other locations and then pick up the matches before you enter the room with the Queen. There is always a set of matches in a room next to the egg sack, but be sure when you are carrying the can that you jump over matches until you are ready to confront the Queen. Once you have picked up the can and the matches and are equipped with the flame thrower, give the egg sack one good blast (you can be about half way across the room to do this), then walk towards the door while the egg sack blows up, then turn and give the Queen a good solid shot of flaming munchies to eat! Congratulations on your victory over the evil arachnids, and as Delbert would say "On to the next town!" ARACHNOPHOBIA - Winning in South America Level 1 - Bug Bombs The key to winning in South America is the proper use of bug bombs. There are two queen spiders that you must defeat before you face the King of the Spiders. Use a single bug bomb to stun the Queen spiders temporarily and then blast away with your bug spray. You only have five bug bombs, so using them wisely is the key to winning. If you can stun and spray the first queen several times before the bomb wears off, the second bomb that you drop to stun the second queen will kill the first. Then blast the second queen several times with your bug spray until she dies. Once you have killed them, you should have three bombs left to do battle with the King of the Spiders. You are going to need them! Use them one at a time to stun him and spray like mad to kill him. Try not to waste shots with your bug spray, you are limited you know!