Hate spiders but want to play Spider? Use this cheat code to play as a walrus

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I reviewed Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it, but some readers were concerned about the fact that they would have to play as a spider, because, well… spiders are pretty creepy.

If you happen to be one of those arachnid-fearing folks, you’re in luck! Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon actually has an “arachnophobe mode” which can be unlocked in one of two ways: either by playing the game a lot and solving a bunch of mysteries, OR by simply entering a secret code.

In the settings menu, just go to Save Sessions, click on your current session, and change the name to “ROSMARUS”. Then reload the estate map and check out the spider selection screen and you should have unlocked the Odobenus rosmarus, or the common walrus.

Now you can play the entire game as a tiny, nimble walrus with the unusual ability to spin webs! No need to worry about any scary jumping spiders on the screen. Although the thought of such a minuscule mammal creeping around my house is almost as unsettling…

Ben Davis