Part dinosaur, part spider, all trouble! Learn more about the manmade mutant monstrosities you’ll battle in Spidersaurs!

Spidersaurs was conceived by WayForward creative director Matt Bozon as a run-‘n’-gun action game based on an ’80s TV show license that didn’t really exist! The phony show’s premise was that scientists used dinosaur DNA to create supersized insect/dino hybrids as a solution to world hunger, which was based on a real-world theory that bugs could be the future diet for humans, being plentiful and nutrient rich. Naturally, things don’t quite work as the scientists planned, and suddenly the Spidersaurs are on the loose!

A fully animated opening by (with art by Powerhouse Animation, theme song by Cristina “Vee” Valenzuela, Jason Charles Miller, and RichaadEB, and production by Shantae creator Erin Bozon) set the stage, taking inspiration from ’80s cartoon intros such as Thundercats, MASK, and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors. Of course, a colorful cast was created as well, including protagonists Adrian and Victoria, plus the support crew at InGest Corp. The real stars, however, are arguably the Spidersaurs themselves! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at a few of the vicious and delicious creatures you’ll encounter in Spidersaurs!

Li’l Saur

One of the smaller and more common Spidersaurs, Li’l Saurs are often used as fast-food ingredients. They’re still dangerous, however, and their size has let them infiltrate every corner of the InGest facility. You never know where they might show up!

Fun Fact: Li’l Saurs can sometimes be observed taking an interest in human actions, even mimicking social cues. Have you ever seen this?


Voracious Raptor

These agile, fast-moving Spidersaurs are ferocious enough on land, but they get even tougher when they sprout wings! They’ve been known to carry off unsuspecting victims in a flurry of deadly talons and gnashing teeth.

Fun Fact: This is the rare Spidersaur whose appearance is entirely determined by their dinosaur genes until maturity, when the arachnid traits suddenly emerge. Weird!



With the ability to turn invisible, the Camo-leon seemingly comes out of nowhere, striking when you least expect it. But don’t panic! If you jump straight up and fire downward as it appears, you can outsmart this sneaky foe.

Fun Fact: InGest created the camo-leon as a diet food that the consumer “would barely notice”!



One of the bulkier Spidersaurs, the Stargosaurus isn’t very mobile, but it doesn’t need to be. It uses the regenerating homing crests on its back, as well as its tail spikes, let it attack enemies from afar.

Fun Fact: This Spidersaur is a cross between a star spider and a stegosaurus, and is said to have a sublime flavor reminiscent of star fruit!



The mid-boss of the volcano stage, the Ankylo-poly is well-protected with its armored pillbug shell. No weapon can penetrate it, so you’ll have to trick it into getting hit by a lava burst, which will knock this Spidersaur over, exposing its tender-‘n’-juicy underbelly.

Fun Fact: While you can get this ‘saur pre-packaged, it’s more fun to pick out fresh. Its shell can be used as a fun serving dish!


Queen Spidersaur

Behold, the apex predator of the Spidersaurs! Half Tyrannosaurus Rex, half tarantula, the Queen Spidersaur is an eight-legged behemoth that might be one of the most terrifying creatures to ever walk the Earth. You’ll have to be quick on your feet and relentless with your trigger finger if you hope to survive this encounter.

Fun Fact: There is currently only one Queen Spidersaur. She gives birth to Li’l Saurs, but they seem to stay small. If the Queen Spidersaur was gone, would one of them grow to her size? Hmmm…


These are only some of the freakish dino-spider hybrids you’ll face! Battle these enemies and others in Spidersaurs, available now digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, and PC via Steam, and available to preorder physically on Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 in both standard and collector’s editions until Feb. 5, 2023.