Arachnophobia is a video game based on the film Arachnophobia. It was developed by BlueSky Software and Disney for the MS-DOS, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, and Amiga platforms.
The player assumes the role of Delbert McClintock, a bug-exterminator and character from the original film, fighting to save the USA from a horde of invading killer spiders. Delbert must go through houses in eight towns, killing spiders in each one. If Delbert succeeds in finishing all eight towns, the United Nations declares that the spider must become extinct, and commissions McClintock to work with Dr. Atherton to go to South America, home of the spiders.
This version of Arachnophobia was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
4 different online emulators are available for Arachnophobia. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Arachnophobia are summarized in the following table: