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    Updated: 01/01/70 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    "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 
    IBM and 100% compatibles
    	512K, 640K with Sound Source
    	Sound Source
    	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!

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