Aug 30, 2012
When I first played Greedy Spiders, it was a welcome change from all other puzzle games I’ve played in Android. It was clever, challenging and addictive to say the least. Now, with Greedy Spiders 2, the game is revamped to bring new game elements and give the player another round to free the innocent bugs from spiders who are greedier and more evil than ever.
Greedy Spiders 2 has the same concept as its predecessor — which is to save the trapped bugs in the spiderweb so they won’t be eaten by the bad spider (or spiders). The player has to use scissors to cut through the intricate web without the bugs getting eaten by the bad (and intelligent) spiders.
Greedy Spiders 2 has two game modes — Easy and Hard. In addition to scissors, other powers are granted occasionally — such as a freezing spell to immobilize a spider, an electric current that prevents a spider from moving towards a specified direction — to name a few. Although helpful, one should still use them sparingly to win in the end. To continue to the next level, all trapped bugs must be completely free and safe from the spiders. A Hint button is available when hitting the Back key during game play. The Hint button shows the first few moves one needs to do to successfully win the round.
With the previous version, that was pretty much it. With this version, a certain amount of coins are awarded at the end of each level. These coins can be used to purchase hints for use in extra challenging levels when one simply gives up.
Graphics are better than the first one, and zooming in and out of areas have improved as well. I never had a problem with the performance and game play of the first version of this game. I’m pleased to report there is none on this version as well. Game play is fluid and responsive with no issues on lags and crashes. Another pleasant surprise is the awesome soundtrack — as advertised in their Play Store game description. It adds to the charm and uniqueness of the game.
The free version has 72 new levels, while the paid one has 144. Both versions support Google TV and tablets and are optimized for Xperia Play. One can also share progress in Facebook.
Greedy Spiders 2 is a great continuation of an early favorite — and it’s more than welcome in the heap of puzzle games for Android. It does follow the format for its predecessor, although a little more creativity and deviance would have been okay. Nevertheless, Greedy Spiders 2 is still a solid thought-provoking game even if one hasn’t played the first version. Another thing that’s good about it and is not often seen in games is that one can keep playing it without having to purchase anything extra. 144 levels from the paid version should provide enough re-play value, and even the free version’s 72 levels is not that bad either. For a puzzle game, Greedy Spiders 2 is engaging and entertaining — all while succeeding in making any player scratch their heads.