Greedy Spiders is a charming puzzle app for Android where your goal is to rescue some flies from their precarious position on a spiders web. If you can dissect a web before they’re gobbled up by an eight-legged creature you win. If not it’s ‘Game Over’.
Predictably Greedy Spiders is an easy concept to understand but a fiendish prospect once you’ve completed a few levels. For every strand of web you delete, each spider is afforded a move across their creation. As you become more and more immersed in the app, the webs get more expansive and you have to think that little bit harder about your next move.
Although a few more challenges get chucked into the mix along the way (more flies, more spiders, more ways to destroy a web) the core gameplay mechanics remain the same. Non puzzle addicts may be put off by this lack of variety but we found Greedy Spiders rewarding enough to delve deep into its selection of 134 levels.
Like so many of our favourite Android apps, this is an offering that knows what it does best and extends the formula to its natural and satisfying conclusion. Some colourful cartoon graphics and social media connectivity are welcome touches but by getting its core gameplay right, this app only needed a tiny bit of extra polish from developers. For only 62p, puzzle fans would be foolish not to give Greedy Spiders a download.
The Bottom Line
Cheap, cheerful and impeccably executed. An excellent Android puzzler.