A 37-year-old Arcade Video Game by Venture Line, Inc.

Spiders screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): spiders spiders2 spiders3


Spiders © 1981 Venture Line, Incorporated.

You control a ship that must shoot at a growing spider web and attacking spiders. You must be careful not to let the spider web reach the bottom of the screen or let too many spiders get past you, or your ship will be destroyed. Every few rounds a woman's face will appear and make affectionate faces at you.
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Spiders the Arcade Video Game
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Spiders the Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2.8 Mhz)
Sound CPU : M6802 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick, or 2 buttons (left / right)
Buttons : 1 (Fire)


Spiders was released in December 1981 in the USA by Venture Line under license from the Japanese company Sigma Enterprises. Other machines made by Sigma Enterprises, Incorporated during the time period Spiders was produced include: Battle Cruiser M-12, Golden Invaders, New York New York, and Wanted.

A bootleg of this game of known as Spinner.


Be sure to keep an eye out for the last spider on each level if you want to rack up a good score. It is the White Spider, which is worth 1,000 points on the first level and increases by 500 points on every level thereafter, up to 5,500 points.


VFD portable game (1982) by Entex.

Game's ROM.
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