Spider-Hyper is the sequel to Roger Taylor's Spider-Hype, which he released to the public domain in 1996, 4 years after the original. Spider-Hyper is unique in Coco gamedom as being the only game that I know of that requires the 6309 upgrade chip (a Hitachi clone of the original Motorola 6809 that featured "hidden" extra instructions, registers, and a faster "native" mode). The extra speed of the 6309 chip allowed Roger to keep the sound quality the same as the original game, but to add in a third chamber which you have to manouevre the spiders through. Like the original, your mission is to trap all of the spiders in the bottom chamber, except now there are 3 instead of 2 chambers. By hitting the <F1> key, you cause BOTH chamber walls to disappear. This version is actually harder than the original. Roger later went on to create Projector-3, a 6309 only, 512K, graphic viewer that supports more picture formats than any other Coco viewer in existence, and even some sound formats, that he still sells through his website.
Author: Roger Taylor
Publisher: Public Domain
Requires: Color Computer 3 with 6309 upgrade chip, 128K RAM, tape or disk.
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