• Publisher: Addictive
• Developer:
Release Date: 1986
Code: Paul O'Malley

GFX: Paul O'Malley
Music: Paul O'Malley

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 93%
Our Game Rating: 82%


FILE: aracend.zip


> ARAC (SPIDERBOT) by Addictive Games

• Completed by Joel Smith
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Before we start, I need to point out that Arac and Spiderbot are one of the same - the only difference is the name: Spiderbot was released for the US market, and Arac for the UK.

This game was the bane of my life for a while as I spent what seemed an age trying to create some cheats and ultimately find the ending within the code. I did create a few cool little cheats, but nothing big enough to allow me, or the C64endings Team, to get to the end.

Fortunately, Gaz Spence spotted a note on the Lemon 64 web site from a user called 'zharicant' who claimed that he had completed Spiderboy (Arac). After contacting 'zharicant' (AKA Joel Smith) via a private message, we were sent a video of the ending along with a .VSF snapshot. Result!

Thanks to Joel Smith, we now present you with the ending to Arac (AKA Spiderbot)...

The final game screen.

Need to cut through the soil to progress.


Knock out the switches.


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I'm not too sure how Joel complete it, but it looks like it was done without cheating!

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once all three switches on the reactor are knocked out, the word "SPIDERBOT" flies around the screen, accompanied by a strange sound effect. I presume the ARAC version has the word "ARAC" flying around instead. The game then goes back to the title screen and shows that the reactor is off.


  • Joel: I finally completed this after all these years! It's actually a very short game once you understand how to play it. What confuses the hell out of me is that I never once had to use the jellyfish creatures. Once you reach the reactors, you just have to shoot them. the ending is pretty disappointing.
  • Vinny: I like the clever way you complete the game, but as for the ending itself... what a pile of poo. All that effort for nothing. I suppose it's an enjoyable game. Pity the ending is poo.
  • Brendan Phoenix: Pretty pants - but having seen Heat Seeker, sort of knew what to expect. I would guess Arac is the same? Or is it???????
  • Andrew Fisher: Heck, now I'm sorry I pestered people into working on this one... ah well, at least I know what happens now.
  • Andy Vaisey: Bad Crape Is Rot. Hah! See what I did there (yes, crape is supposed to read crap!)?!?! This little phrase kinds of sums up the ending to Arac / Spiderbot.

FINAL SAY: What a load of poo.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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Copyright İVinny Mainolfi