[From the Winter 1982 Activision catalog:]
Designed by Larry Miller. Monstrous spiders are determined to turn your peaceful orchard into a war zone. They spring into action, laying eggs that quickly turn into fearsome fighters. Your remote control bug cannon zaps them into bug heaven, if they don't get you first. Vibrant graphics, spooky sounds, and enough challenge to "bug" the most dedicated video game player.
[From the back of the box:]
Conceived and designed by Larry Miller.
For one Spider Fighter at a time.
Now, don't get itchy. But, there are bugs in this box. Lots and lots and lots of creepy, crawly, pesky spiders.
And, they want your fruit. Your plump grapes, juicy oranges, picture-perfect strawberries, and, oh-my-gosh, there go your bananas!
You've got to stop 'em. Got to stomp 'em. Got to smite 'em and fight 'em with all your might. Because if you don't, they won't just get your fruit, they'll get you!
Spider Fighter. No joke. No picnic. A real knockdown, dragout spider fight -- from Activision!
[From the instruction manual:]
The object of the game is to protect your fruit orchard from insect fruit thieves, scoring points by exterminating the attackers.