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->'''Artemus Gordon:''' So, what does Loveless have? ''(notices factory complex)'' Well... he has his own city.\\
''(out of nowhere a giant mechanical spider shows up)''\\
'''[[Creator/WillSmith Jim West]]:''' He has an 80-foot tarantula.\\
'''Artemus Gordon:''' Yes, well... I was coming to that.
-->-- ''Film/WildWildWest''
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A subset of RealRobot, with a decidedly non-humanoid appearance. These are often used by sci-fi series that want to use giant robots, but feel that humanoid shapes won't fit the setting. Even if the setting doesn't use giant robots, and sometimes even if it ''does'', smaller Spider Tanks may be found as robotic drones. In series that use giant humanoid robots as well as spider tanks, you can bet that the humanoid robots will often be more agile than their multi-legged counterparts, despite the fact that the opposite logically would be true.

The form has a few advantages over the human shape:
* It's lower to the ground and thus less of a target;
* Your classic Spider Tank spreads its legs out more, making the vehicle more stable overall and allows it to traverse terrain that would give wheeled vehicles considerable trouble.

These help it cheat that pesky SquareCubeLaw that gives giant humanoids considerable engineering problems. Of course many settings then turn around and give it [[RuleOfCool pointy ballerina feet]], ruining any overall improvement in the ground-pressure department, but hey.

While wheels are faster and more efficient and tracks are best on a soft ground (it's hard to beat one big support area), spider legs can navigate extremely rough terrains and are more reliable because the vehicle can stand or even walk after losing a leg or two. Since "extremely rough terrains" include rubble blasted all over streets or hedgehogs made of rails and "losing a leg" includes little gifts from artillery, you see why an excavator isn't the only potential application. In fiction this means the spider design is most attractive for settings supposed to be [[DarkerAndEdgier gritty and realistic]].

Depending on the size of the Spider Tank, it may or may not [[RollerbladeGood have wheels on its feet]]. Caterpillar tracks are also common. If the Spider Tank is under 4 meters (roughly 12.5 feet) tall you can expect it to have wheels or tracks on its feet; if larger, you can expect it won't. It will probably have pointy feet instead. Despite the name, Spider Tanks rarely have eight legs. Four is the most common, and some have six. It's usually guaranteed that they'll have an even number of legs, though.

Please note, Spider Tanks are not tanks designed to look like spiders; they are simply tanks that ''walk'' like spiders (or [[ScaryScorpions scorpions]]). If you encounter a giant robot shaped like an insect or arachnoid it's more likely that they are a MechanicalHorse and not a true Spider Tank. In video games some RealRobot humanoid mechas occasionally have four or more legs, but still have an upper body and arms. They are also not spider tanks, as they do not fulfil the tank requirement. It's also not an arachnid version of the SnakePit or SharkPool.

A similar (and broader) concept is [[TripodTerror Tripods]]. See also GiantSpider and GiantEnemyCrab for their autonomous organic counterparts. SubTrope of WalkingTank and, depending on the type of Spider Tank, StarfishRobots.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Provisional Type Evangelion Unit-05 from ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion]]: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance''.
* In the second to last episode of ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'' we find out that [[spoiler: the Assault Type Aquarion can assume an "Armageddon Formation" where all three vectors combine into a six-legged mech with the PSG cannon mounted on the top.]]
* Fuchikomas, Tachikomas, Uchikomas, and just about half the tanks in ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''. They all have wheels or treads on their legs, save for one example from the first movie. Makes sense, since their walking speed isn't that fast, especially for car chases. Looks like someone did his homework on military doctrine this time.
** Fuchikomas and Tachikomas also have the ability to cling to walls and deploy wires that let them swing around or descend vertical heights, meaning that unlike most other Spider Tanks, these ones actually ''are'' basically spiders, or rather, they're Spider-Man, in Tank form. [[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/GITS/Tachikomas/Spiderkoma.jpg The Tachikomatic Days omake lampshade and parody this.]]
--->Tachiko-Man, Tachiko-Man, doin' the things a Tachikoma can....
*** The Jigabachi attack helicopters resemble wasps (They rear back their abdomens to fire a minigun at their target), named for a type of wasp that hunts spiders. This is also {{Lampshaded}}:
--->'''Tachikoma 1:''' [Worried about an impending confrontation with several Jigabachi] So, wouldn't anti-tank helicopters be like... [[OhCrap our natural predator?]]\\
'''Tachikoma 2:''' Hmmm... Mister Batou, can we go home? [[INeedtoGoIronMyDog We have upset stomachs.]]\\
'''Batou:''' Stomachs? What stomachs?
** One early episode featured the military prototype with more of a scorpion theme. It was possessed by its designer so he could protest his parents' decision not to allow him to get a healthy body via [[{{cyborg}} cyborgization]].
* Staying with the Masamune Shirow theme: Spider Gun Platforms in ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}''. The fourth volume of the manga also features smaller Attack Drone robots with actual abdomens that are almost entirely made up of a [[GatlingGood Minigun]] and its absurdly large ammo drum.
* And yet another Masamune Shirow series, ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'' also has a spider tank in one episode, albeit an opponent for the more normal looking tanks of the Tank Police.
* Used by Strong Hand in ''Manga/UQHolder''.
* The GD-42 Battlemover in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', the "crab mech" piloted by [[SixthRanger Vision]].
* A number of these show up among the Martian Robot Army in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. One in particular, is actually marked '''U.N. Mars Force'''.
* Creator/JunjiIto's horror manga ''Manga/{{Gyo}}'''s infected fish ([[spoiler:and later, other animals and even humans]]) ride around on nightmarish metal walking machines constructed by the Death Stench bacteria. The tips of their spindly metal legs are incredibly sharp, being able to badly wound anyone touched by them, and if a vacant walking machine is touched by something, it [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impales its victim with a set of spikes and tubes to use the unfortunate soul as its latest 'energy source'. One of the first organisms to appear attached to such a walking machine is a Great White Shark (a [[StealthPun shark tank]], if you will), which appears to be conscious enough to still menace and attack anyone caught in its path.
* A couple of spider mechs appear in ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', including one for traffic police, one that's supposed to be a luxury civilian vehicle and a third one being a mobile command post used by United Nations forces. All three of them had wheels on the ends of their "legs".
* The Type IV Gadget Drones in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. Fast and deadly MechaMooks with six sickle-legs that slice through Barrier Jackets and Knight Armors like butter. The manga also showed experimental versions of Type III Gadget Drones (those big ball things) that were six-legged walking tanks.
* In ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram'', the spider tanks are improved model of WalkingTank ''Crab Gunner'' and ''Tequila Gunner''. They have lower profile and more mobile than their predecessor and come in two form. A six legs ''Desert Gunner'' and smaller four legs ''Blizzard Gunner''.
* ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' is a [[BaseOnWheels castle on legs]].
* A number of Scorpion-, Crab- and Insect-based Franchise/{{Zoids}}, notably the Death Stinger.
* All the mecha in ''Anime/TimeBokan'' are animal-shaped, from the insect-shaped robots used by the heroes to the assorted robots used by [[TerribleTrio the Skull Trio]].
* In ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' the 1121st Platoon has a Takemikazuchi (A.K.A. [[FanNickname Tank-kun]]), dating to [[AfterTheEnd the Old Era]]. It's an impressive machine, able to scale buildings. It spends most of the series in pieces, but [[WrenchWench Noël]] manages to fix it in time to save the day. To put that feat in perspective, it's a [[CyberPunk supermodern]] piece of precision machinery, and she repairs it with the equivalent of a mix of 19th Century and 1930s technology. {{Gadgeteer Genius}} indeed.
** The flashbacks show that both armies use large numbers of spider tanks, but their capabilities are far less than the Takemikazuchi's, in imitation of which they appear to have been built.
** All the tanks seen in action are spider-tanks, but the Takemicaduchi is the most advanced tank ever built, a piece of LostTechnology .
* In the ''Manga/SoulEater'' Anime, this is what Baba Yaga Castle (no actual relationship to Literature/BabaYaga, it's the headquarters of the witch [[SpidersAreScary Arachne]]) can become. A giant spider ''castle'' tank.
* Even Franchise/{{Gundam}} gets into the act. Although the Adzam Mobile Armor in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' is more like a hovering gun platform with four landing gear, the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Zamza-Zah]] actually has fully-jointed legs (with retractable crab claws and {{BFG}}s in the feet), though it also spends most of it's appearances flying. ''Destiny'' also has the Ghells-Ghe, which is an insect-like armor with the upper body of a mobile suit mounted centaur-like on the front.
* ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' had MonsterOfTheWeek Cyborg 0011, who's body was basically one such tank, with lasers, a cannon that shot a sticky substance [[spoiler:and a missile that, when exploded, unleashed a neurotoxic rain]].
* Small, four-legged spider tanks appear in the ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' manga to enforce martial law after Tetsuo releases Akira.
* The beginning of ''Anime/StrikeWitches[=:=] The Movie'' features an entire legion of Neuroi Spider Tanks, one of few land-based Neuroi featured in the series.
* The Mobile Fortress Destroyer from ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'' is literally a colossal robot spider that destroys everything in its path.
* Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva has the entire castle be built upon a huge excavator.
* The alien forces in ProjectAKo use a spider-tank that also doubles as an aerial fighter.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the true form of the ancient [[HeelFaceTurn Reversal]] [[FaceHeelTurn Magic]] Nirvana is the fantasy equivalent of this trope. In other words, a ''city-sized'' stone construct that walks on six legs that fires its Magic through a WaveMotionGun. The heroes are suitably shocked to realize this, having originally assumed Nirvana was some sort of ancient spell or even small artifact.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Comicbook/LexLuthor's underwater secret lab is a giant mecha supported by spider legs.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Anansi from ''FanFic/{{Exoria}}''. Twenty-five meters tall. Carries ten chain guns and dozens of anti-tank top-attack missiles. Runs at three hundred kilometers per hour. Impervious to most conventional weapons. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Can jump]].
* The Nephilim Tsuchigumos of ''Fanfic/AeonEntelechyEvangelion'' replace the useless canon ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' Nephilim. And yes, they are a ShoutOut to [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Tachikomas]].
* Go-Kun, of course, from ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'', but more classically the Reego (or some of their bodies, at least). Tres even has most of the semi-sentient giant spiders in Australia worshiping her. ([[ItsALongStory Long story.]])
* The preview for the Bloodbath of the Burning Plains in ''Fanfic/TurnOfTheTides'' reveals [[spoiler:Sergeant Johnson]] will pilot a Scarab.
* In ''Fanfic/LeftBeyond'' the Omega spend a significant amount of resources developing spider tanks... which turn out to be nigh useless, since the Millennial Earth has no mountains.


[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Syndrome's Omnidroid in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles.'' Early versions had two wheels and two arms, but at some point they were mixed together and just kept increasing from there until you got the five- and six- legged, building-sized monstrosities that were actually fought.
* Near the middle of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast puts Maurice inside one of these which takes him back the village he and Belle live in so that his daughter can take his place as the Beast's "prisoner."
* One of the mutant toys in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' is a toy car with legs instead of wheels.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} Megamind: The Button of Doom]]''. Having become defender of Metrocity after the end of the movie, Megamind auctions off his evil weapons, but Minion is fond of the Spider-bot and hides it instead. Then a HumongousMecha attacks and Megamind has nothing to fend it off with; its spider-like nature comes in useful for a ColossusClimb.
* A walking steam tank is shown for only one scene in ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}'', being used by the O'Hara foundation when fighting the British military's treaded tanks.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'', [[spoiler:Snatcher builds one, with the help of captured boxtrolls, to break into the boxtroll lair and round up the rest.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The AT-TE and (large and small) Spider Droids from the prequel trilogy. The original trilogy's AT-[=ATs=] ''sort of'' qualify based on leg count, but ultimately they're less Spider Tanks and more [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indricotherium Indrikotherium]] Tanks. Elephant tanks, rather, as the AT-AT leg design and movements were based on elephants walking.
** In the ExpandedUniverse, the MT-AT - designed specifically for mountainous terrain - is distinctly more spiderlike in its design.
* ''Film/WildWildWest'': The giant SteamPunk spider built and used by Dr. Arliss Loveless.
** Producer Jon Peters repeatedly insisted a similar spider tank show up in early drafts of what later became ''Film/SupermanReturns'', as wittily recounted [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYhLIThTvk here]] by scriptwriter Creator/KevinSmith. It also shows up in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', and an animated Smith observes it and calls it "lame".
** Jon Peters' obsession with the vehicle goes beyond just those two movies. The most egregious example might be his attempt to fit the contraption into the proposed cinematic adaptation of Creator/NeilGaiman's ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' series.
* One of the rejected designs for ''Series/DoctorWho'' : TheMovie was a spider Dalek that would unfold its side casing into eight legs. Great, now even stairs won't stop them [[note]]The Daleks would later get around the stair problem another way. ''"EL-E-VATE!!!"''[[/note]]. Spider Daleks made it into at least one of the novels, both in Dalek-sized and tank-sized varieties.
* ''Comic Book: The Movie'': Creator/KevinSmith relates (based on his experience with ''Superman Returns'' above, then called ''Superman Lives'') how the director of the movie Hammill's character is making a featurette on (with the ulterior motive to gain control of the production to prevent AdaptationDisplacement) wanted him to write a scene where the hero fights a giant mechanical spider. At the turning point of the film [[spoiler:his realization that the movie must be stopped is conveyed by having him obtain a copy of the shooting script and discovering the words "Scene 37: The Giant Mechanical Spider".]]
* The 1993 film ''Film/RobotWars'' has the last remaining GiantMecha in the world called MRAS-2 that looks like a scorpion (the sting is a powerful laser cannon). At the start of the film, its purpose is to ferry tourists in the passenger module on its back. Then [[GrandTheftPrototype it's hijacked]] by a representative of the [[YellowPeril Eastern Alliance]] in order to make war. The hero (the pilot of the MRAS-2) manages to find another GiantMecha, which was thought destroyed in the war. The MEGA-1 is humanoid in form, though. Oh, did we mention that it was made by the same people who brought us ''Film/RobotJox'' (it was even hyped as a sequel).
* ''Film/MinorityReport'' has small, drone robots for police searches.
* ''Film/TerminatorGenisys''. Skynet has these defending the base were it's hiding the time machine. They are able to be deployed from the flying Hunter Killers and are quite formidable — only the destruction of Skynet stops John and Reese from being killed by one.

* In ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'', Sasha's entire fleet is made up of walking tanks with four legs and a walking aircraft carrier with eight. These are given purpose in the novel, they need legs to tiptoe across forests that wheeled vehicles couldn't enter. One tank is modified to have eight legs partly in reference to Sleipnir, Odin's eight legged horse.
* ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'' sci-fi novels has four metre high Vigilante-class military spiders. Unfortunately they're not that smart, which causes the hero [[AIIsACrapshoot any number of problems]].
* Richard Morgan's Literature/TakeshiKovacs novels ''Altered Carbon'' and ''Broken Angels'' don't feature Spider Tanks directly, but they are mentioned by various characters. They (and various other robotic war-machines) finally make an appearance in ''Woken Furies''.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'', a group of Imperial loyalists breaks out the MT-AT (Mountainous Terrain Armored Transport), an eight-legged spider-tank designed for high and rough terrain. [[MoreDakka Each leg has its own laser cannon.]]
* The Land Frigates from ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}''. A ''Scorpion'' Tank belonging to the Ottomans shows up in the sequel, ''Behemoth''.
** Within the {{Leviathan}} series, most motorized vehicles use legs instead of wheels on the assumption that they are either more efficient, powerful, or adaptable. In truth, the sheer complexity of a walking vehicle would would have a staggering cost and inefficiency compared to wheels.
** At one point in the first volume, Alek considers alternative propulsion and immediately rejects tracks as being fit only for peasant tractors.
* The ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' prequel has spider-like strutters. Unlike most other examples, they actually ''have'' flat, padded feet.
* The Shannara series has Creepers, although they aren't exactly tanks.
* A civilian version, more properly described as an Insect Car, occurs in [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]]' short story ''Die entflohene Blume'' ("The Escapee Flower", 1910). Here the Martian girl Ha and her brother Hei reach a remote desert valley by using a six-legged ''Kletter-Auto'' ("climbing-car") which by the use of suction-devices in its feet can even climb up sheer cliffs "like a wasp".

* The Replicators in StargateSG1 initially take the shape of small metallic spiders. In later episodes, they combine to form larger insectoid shapes, fully fulfilling this trope.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Chaos faction of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' loves this trope. There's the Defiler (demon possessed mech with four legs and two clawed arms), the Brass Scorpion, a giant mechanical demonic scorpion used by the forces of Khorne, and the Soul Grinder, which is basically a demon bolted onto a Defiler's legs. Also note the new "Blood Slaughterer". The 5th edition Necrons Codex also introduced the Triarch Stalker, although it's only six legged.
** There's now the Adeptus Mechanicus Onager Dunecrawler which has optional pads to place on the feet to get around the "pointy ballerina feet" issue.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' has both Spider and Scorpion Skull-Walkers for the Coalition States, and the Bug and Land Crab APCs for the New German Republic.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a barrel in which a person can hide himself. Multiple levers allow one to turn the barrel into a Spider Tank (complete with flamethrowers) and control it.
** That would be the ''Apparatus of Kwalish''. which was a standard magical item in 1E and became an artifact by 3E. It was actually primarily an underwater submarine (lobster), complete with glowing "eyes" with continual light cast on them and retractable claws in the front. Although the item would be ''invaluable'' as a SpiderTank if found at low levels, its value was such that (barring deliberate placement by a GM) it would usually only be found in treasures long after the characters would have no use for its combat or amphibious capabilities.
*** It returns as a standard (if expensive) magic item in 4th edition.
*** Featured in ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'': "[[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2002-08-15 Behold the wrath of Gygax!]]"
** Lolth uses a giant version of one of these as her headquarters in the adventure ''Queen of the Demonweb Pits''.
** In the TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}} setting, the neogi use arachnid-shaped ''spaceships'', some of which are well-armored enough to rate as spacegoing Spider Tanks.
** The retriever is a construct (robot-like animated object) from the Abyss, used to perform certain missions for the demon lords. There is speculation that it was modeled after the spider-like Abyssal predators known as bebiliths.
* Four-legged ('quad') [=BattleMechs=] are a distinct minority in the [[TabletopGame/BattleTech [=BattleTech=]]] universe (starting with the ones from ''Dougram'' mentioned above), but they do exist. Their main in-game drawbacks are their lack of arms and more rigid firing arcs (partly due to lack of a twistable upper torso) -- in particular, the construction rules don't allow for weapons covering their ''side'' arcs at all, thus creating significant blind spots. On the plus side, they get minor maneuvering benefits and are less likely to fall down as long as all legs are still working.
* The [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3600 Phyrexian Walker]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** Ditto with the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=194686 Hedron Rover]], which is apparently a SpiderTank made out of rock.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' Ultratech has the Exo-Spider.
* Though not strictly tanks, the Leviathan and Harrower helljacks from ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' qualify well enough for this trope.
** The Cygnar Battle Engine the Storm Strider, can also count its a four legged machine that blasts its targets with lightning.
* The MTV (Multi-Terrain Vehicle) in the sample adventure for ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' second edition. Perhaps unique in being based on a ''submarine'' with legs bolted in place. (Incidentally, the manual control system consists of six joysticks, and is about as reliable and intuitive as learning to play the piano with your knees. The MTV's bot brain can handle it just fine, but of course it conks out after a while...)
** You doubt the efficiency of Friend Computer's creations? Please report to the nearest termination booth, on charges of Treason. Have a nice day, citizen. Happiness is mandatory.
* ''TabletopGame/DystopianWars'' loves this - not only do the Empire of the Blazing Sun have one (the Taka-Ishi Heavy Walker), but the Covenant of Antrartica's small and medium tanks are quadroped walkers as well. Their Landship however is [[GiantEnemyCrab far from a Spider, but also worthy of inclusion here]].
* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has the literally-named [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Launcher_Spider Launcher Spider]]. A few other mechanical arachnids appear like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Steel_Scorpion Steel Scorpion]], although this card actually poisons the monster, destroying it in a few turns.
* ''TabletopGame/MobileFrameZero'' has the Ijad, who favour a low, rounded, quadrupedal structure since their [[PuppeteerParasite most common combat hosts]] are quadrupeds, although they're not shy about using humanoid mechs when the pilot has a human partner. The corebook has [[BuiltWithLEGO LEGO assembly instructions]] for the generic modular Scrambler and the assault/recon Suzerain, both of them insectoid quadrupeds.
* ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' supplement ''Uncanny X-Men'' boxed set "Adventure Book". In chapter 2 "Lunch Break", while the {{PC}}s are eating lunch with the Beast they're attacked by a tank that has a circular body and eight spider-like legs with six 12-foot long CombatTentacles. It turns out to be a SecretTest arranged by the Beast to find out if the {{PC}}s are worthy to be superheroes.
* ''Starblazer Adventures'', campaign setting ''Mindjammer''. The enemy Venu forces have attack droids that are spider-shaped robots. They can climb walls like a spider and are adept in zero G environments. They're are armed with a Protein Disruptor Cannon and protected by primitive force fields.
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Nazis are the only ones to have been able to reverse engineer Ancient Martian war walkers. Several war walkers fit this trope, but the best examples are the Sturmschreiter, an eight legged behemoth, and the Panzerschreiter Skorpion, an agile six legged contraption built for city fighting.

* The Swamp Strider and Skopio XV-1 from ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''. The latter was also capable of transforming into a regular tank, but with pincers in place of a turret. Its "turret" was the [[MixAndMatchCritters scorpion-like tail]] it had.
** In lore, the Skopio XV-1 is based on, and named after, a species of ''living'' Spider Tanks.
* The Striking Venom and Shadow Clawer sets for the Lego Exo Force line.
* [[http://www.wowstuff.co.uk/product/Attacknids/124 Attacknids]]
* The ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' toyline had the "Spydor," whose commercial can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eco7yAEJhB4&feature=youtube_gdata here:]]
* The [[https://www.hexbug.com/hexbug-battle-spider-2-0.html HEXBUG Battle Spider]] is a weaponised version of the HEXBUG Spider, a remote controlled six-legged spider tank, you can pilot it and take down other spiders with its [[FrickinLaserBeams LED laser gun]].
** There's also the Battle Tarantula, an eight-legged spider tank based on the Strandbeest.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', almost all types of ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'s robotic minions are roughly humanoid or spider tanks.
* The United Civilized States "[[MeaningfulName Spider]]", the only six-legged vehicle in ''VideoGame/{{Earth 2150}}'', is an excellent example of this trope.
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Contra}} Super C]]'' had the "Babalu Destructoid Mechanism", the MiniBoss of the third stage. It doesn't have the planet-destroying power that was [[InformedAbility stated in the manual]], thankfully.
** It returns in the first stage of ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}: Shattered Soldier''.
** ''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising'' has a variation of this called Arachne. Heck, its Japanese name, Asagumo, means "[[WakeUpCallBoss morning]] spider".
* Scarabs in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. It should be noted they're not actually tanks - they're ''giant [[TheWormThatWalks Hunters]]''.
** ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' has a special variant called the Super Scarab. There's also the Scarab's little brother, the Locust.
** ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'' adds the Blisterback, a walking missile battery that can also transform into a plasma-spewing air unit. If you choose Colony as your commander, you can also build Skitterers, which are MiniMecha versions of this trope piloted by Lekgolo.
* In ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', most of the Protoss ground mechanical units are some variation on the Spider Tank. These include the Dragoon, the Immortal and Stalker (upgraded dragoons), and the Colossus. (The sole exception - the Reaver - moves like a mechanical caterpillar rather than a spider.)
** The Colossus isn't a spider tank so much as it's a 4-legged tripod. The ''War of the Worlds'' influence is very obvious when you think about it.
** Also the Terran Siege Tank, which deploys stabilizers in siege mode but moves on treads. Spider and Widow Mines are spider ... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin mines]] (they burrow and then [[SuicideAttack rush you before detonating]] (spider) /launch a missile (widow)) ... not so much tanks.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' gives us these as part of the Vaadwaur ground forces. They aren't seen very often, but when they do appear, they're some of the strongest ground enemies the Vaadwaur have.
* Arm's Spider and Invader, and Core's Roach from ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation''. The Spider actually has spider neurons in it's brain to coordinate the 8 legs.
* ''VideoGame/SilentBomber'' has the Fire Ox boss. Its four legs have wheels to skate fast and fully rotate in circle to turn the heavily armed head.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowComplex'' has you fight these several different times as minibosses or (during the final boss fight) as [[BossInMookClothing as regular enemies]]. In one such fight you can't even damage the SpiderTank, as it's clinging to the wall high above you (beyond grenade range, and it's bullet-proof)--you have to trick it into repeatedly bursting water mains until it can't climb any higher above the rising flood, causing the tank to become the toaster in a huge ElectrifiedBathtub.
* Countless units from ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' including the Aeon's Harbinger and Sprite Striker. The Cybran have many such units, including The Mantis, The Fire Beetle and The Brick. Two of the Cybran experimental units qualify: The [[CodeName Monkeylord]] Experimental Spiderbot; and the Megalith: Experimental Megabot (see picture). The Cybran's Tech 2 Destroyer transforms into a giant spider tank to walk on land.
** Even more bizarrely, one of the Cybran Spider Tanks is a mobile factory that ''lays eggs'' which hatch into units.
** In the sequel, nearly all Cybran land units are spider tanks, and all naval units (barring the giant squid submarine) can become ''spider-boats'' and walk on land.
*** The UEF, Aeon and Cybran unit design philosophies are basically "Tanks", "Hover Tanks" and "Spider Tanks" respectively.
* The Terror Drone from ''VideoGame/{{Jet Set Radio}}'' is piloted by Captain Hayashi and can launch grenades and shoot heatwaves. It even has police sirens.
* The soviet [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Sickle Sickle Tank]] from ''Red Alert 3'' and its predecessor the [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Reaper_%28Red_Alert%29 Reaper]]
** The soviet Stingrays become [[MilitaryMashupMachine this when they move from sea to land]].
** ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2]]'' has the Terror Drone, which is a small machine that kills infantry in one hit, and takes down tanks in seconds. And is very bloody fast. It returns in [=RA3=]. But now it ''swims''.
** ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer 4 Tiberian Twilight]]'' actually has a tank called the Spider Tank, which is a small tank which fires a laser, and can burrow into the ground to move around unseen. It even creates a laser "web" when in close proximity to other Spider tanks, which damages units which get caught in the web.
*** ''Kane's Wrath'' introduces the Eradicator Hexapod. Granted, it's missing a pair of legs, but still it's gigantic freakin' bug. Also, the scrin have the gun walker, a much weaker and smaller SpiderTank.
*** Don't forget Nod's Redeemer 'mech! It qualifies as a SpiderTank too.
** Eric Gooch, who did 3D modeling for the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series (in addition to playing [[TheDragon Seth]] in the first game), also did [[http://www.cybergooch.com/pages/MW-77.htm this]].
* The [[ClockworkCreature Clock]] / [[SteamPunk Punk]] Vinci faction in ''VideoGame/RiseOfLegends'' have Clockwork Spiders. They also have the Land Leviathan, which is essentially a [[SteamPunk steam-powered]] [[ClockworkCreature clockwork]] [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie missile-launching subterranean Scorpion Tank]] [[HumongousMecha the size of a small city]].
* Spider Drones show up as {{mooks}} early on in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''.
* 4-Leg [[AMechByAnyOtherName AFW's]] in ''VideoGame/RingOfRed''.
* In his boss appearances in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', [[FatBastard Porky Minch]] favours these as his weapon/vehicle/way-of-not-dying-messily of choice. It's effective, to say the least.
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' has the Quad units that populate the Sanctuary Fortress (and the Dark Quads in the [[DarkWorld Ing Hive]]), as well as the KingMook [[HumongousMecha Quadraxis]] that serves as the area boss. They all have main bodies and detachable head units, each requiring different tactics to defeat.
* Tron Bonne seems to like the concept in the ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends'' series. She attacks you in the Feldynaught in the first game and the Yakuto Krabbe (Basically the Feldynaught with huge crab pincers) in the sequel.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' has a huge crab-like Mechaniloid as the boss of the opening stage.
* The Guard Scorpion from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' had [=X-ATM092=], a spidery robot that is exceptionally difficult to kill with anything less than a ship-mounted machinegun.
** ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' adds a Guard Spider.
** Let's not forget the superboss Omega from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''
*** Which has gone on to appear in a half-dozen other games with the same basic form
* ''{{VideoGame/Starsiege}}''
* In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', one of the enemies in Moon Base are spider mechs. And they are also DemonicSpiders, due to their very deadly attacks. They also occupy a huge portion of walkable space, so it's very hard to avoid fighting them.
* ''Videogame/MechWarrior 2'' has a bonus 'mech available via a cheat code, appropriately named "Tarantula", that fits this. It's a bit of a hack, in that the engine isn't natively capable of handling four-legged mechs, so the fore legs of the Tarantula are actually its arms. Which can cause bizarre damage effects: shoot off one of the hind legs and you get a three-legged Tarantula unable to move, but shoot both fore legs and it'll still cheerfully hop about on just the hind ones. And if you shoot off both fore legs and one hind leg, it'll stay there suspended and unmoving on... one leg.
* Spirit of Motherwill of [[VideoGame/ArmoredCore Armored Core 4 and For Answer]] is a giant walking fortress comparable to the Empire State. With [[MoreDakka loads and loads of missiles]] and very huge grenade launchers.
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' has both the small, annoying kind, and the absolutely huge, terrifying kind. Both shoot electricity that, on top of inflicting actual damage, also drains the energy you use for your augmentations.
* Arachnos in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is a villain group that is all things spiders and so they developers couldn't pass up an opportunity to put in anatomically correct (8-legged) spider-bots of all sizes. Players in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'' can summon them if they have the Bane Spider or Mace Mastery power sets.
** The best one qualifying for this trope though has to be the Arachnos Heavy, the biggest and baddest spider-bot of them all that's the size of a tank.
** Even bigger than the Arachnos Heavy is the Jade Spider, originally just a plot device from the comic, now a monster in it's own right. [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot And it's psychic.]]
* {{Videogame/Metal Gear Rising Revengeance}} has this for the penultimate boss battle with [[spoiler: Metal Gear EXCELSUS]], armed with massive HF blades mirroring those of the protagonist Raiden.
* The Landstalker from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankDeadlocked'' is a 4-legged Player Vehicle variety.
* The Dark Terraformer in it's mobile stage from ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'', as well as the [[EliteMook Krimzon Blast Bots.]] The Baron also brings one into the Tomb of Mar in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade''.
* The Arachnotrons and the Spider Mastermind from the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' series are essentially demonic spiders (not to be confused with the [[DemonicSpiders other variety]]) with mechanical lower halves with four legs and either a plasmagun (for the Arachnotrons) or a super-chaingun (for the Spider Mastermind). Though they are actually giant brains (with faces) atop mechanical spider-legged platforms.
** ''Doom 3'' has friendly spider drones in the form of Sentry Bots.
* The first [=PS2=] ''{{Transformers}}'' game ([[TheProblemWithLicensedGames the good, non-movie one]]) has non-transforming spider tanks as a regular enemy. They have ''three'' legs, and are pretty dangerous, having powerful (but easily dodged) weapons and no weak points.
* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]] uses a number of machines like this (the Egg Dealer from ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' immediately comes to mind).
* The Hierarchy in ''[[VideoGame/UniverseAtWar Universe At War: Earth Assault]]'' use a lot of Spider Tanks. in fact, their ''bases'' are giant Spider Tanks.
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'': "Enemy Walking Tank: SPIDER."
* The small spider droids from ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' show up as mini-bosses in ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando''.
* Gnomes sometimes use small steampunk-versions of these in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' setting.
* A giant mechanical spider featured in ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'', which was eventually defeated by the President's giant robot [[StuffBlowingUp shooting it full of holes]].
* ''Gecko'' SubBoss from ''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}''.
* The Neotank from the VideoGame/AdvanceWars series is a spider-shaped tank and the second most powerful land unit in the series, after the Megatank. [[RollerbladeGood With wheels on its feet]], it is also the fastest tank in the game, offering it a significant advantage over the Megatank.
* ''VideoGame/ParaWorld'' has a BambooTechnology version of the scorpion tank variant. It's a close-combat machine that can also harvest resources. There is also, later, a {{Steampunk}} spider tank.
* ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' has the cyborg-zombie enemy, the Strogg, strongly favor the spider tank design. Stream Protectors, Harvesters, and the Makron itself all go around on spidery legs despite the existence of floaty technology, which you'd think would be better.
** Actually, once the Makron's legs are damaged at the end of the game, it's upper body starts hovering. Also the ''VideoGame/QuakeII'' Makron used a spider tank (Jorg) in the opening of that game's final fight, only to start using his own two legs once you take the tank down.
*** Having only 2 legs and being og humaoid shape, the Jorg is not a Spider Tank at all, but rather an exoskeleton.
** The harvesters are actually [[OrganicTechnology techno-organic]], as indicated by their shrieking sound.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}'': Honorable mention goes to the dreaded [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/wasteland/screenshots/gameShotId,18144/ Scorpitron]]. Of course at least in the original game it's basically depicted as an Ogre with a scorpion tail attached so it doesn't ''quite'' fit into the trope smoothly.
* ''Warlords Battlecry 2'' has the Dark Dwarf's Firebombs, small (and, again, fast) eight-legged machines that suicide when attacked or when they attack.
* ''VideoGame/UnrealTournamentIII'' has the Scavenger, a four-legged tank that can transform into a high-speed ball. Also, the Darkwalker.
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'': Quad-legged mechs have been an staple since the beginning. They are surprisingly fast bastards, despite often having a high weight. I site Red Rum, of 4A as proof of how fast these fuckers can be (not to mention how [[NintendoHard difficult]] the series can get) the only thing that keeps them from being perfect is the high energy requirements.
** In the earlier games, the main advantage of quads was the ability to fire powerful shoulder guns without using HUMAN PLUS augmentations while being much lighter and more agile than treads. The main drawback was the lack of carrying capacity to mount the biggest of those weapons.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout Tactics|BrotherhoodOfSteel}}'' has a [[http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Scurry_robot Scurry Robot]]. They weren't made for battle, but ended up used as makeshift GoddamnedBats, and they can bury themselves for an ambush. Their WalkingTank brothers are much bigger and meaner.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}: Operation Anchorage'' has Spider {{Attack Drone}}s in one part.
* ''VideoGame/ThunderForce V'' has [[FunWithAcronyms Armed Armament Arm]] (A3), a spider mech that [[TransformingMecha transforms into a land vehicle]],[[SequentialBoss then an aerial robot]] when damaged enough the first two times. After the third time, its gone for good. The sequel had Barbaric Berserk Beast, an obvious {{expy}} of the above mentioned.
* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' has mechanical spiders of a highly realistic 8-legged sort, which you can find in a hostile rips-you-apart disposition or build yourself in a rips-other-people-apart disposition. A variant of the chassis comes with a healing kit instead of rending mandibles.
* ''VideoGame/LostPlanet: Extreme Condition'' has the [=GAB-25=] [[AMechByAnyOtherName Vital Suit]] which can [[TransformingMecha transform]] between this and DrillTank modes.
** An even larger version of the [=GAB-25=] serves as a boss enemy in one of the later levels, and Lost Planet 2 takes it one step farther by making it [[CombiningMecha gattai]] with the [=GAN-34=] for a boss fight. The feat can be reproduced in both the campaign and multiplayer modes by two players, and doing so nets you an achievement and a title called [[MemeticMutation "And I'll Form the Head!"]] However, when used by the players, the resulting machine is more of a traditional tank, unlike the boss.
* The final boss of ''VideoGame/TimeShift'' is one of these. Disappointly, you fight it from a rooftop across the street instead of in a cool freeform on-foot battle.
* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' : A Spider Tank is a boss in the 2008 ContinuityReboot game.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', a variation of the Metal Gear (known as the [[http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Metal_Gear_RAXA RAXA]], and its mass-production model, the [[http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Intercontinental_Ballistic_Metal_Gear ICBMG]]) uses four legs instead of the usual two, possibly [[InvokedTrope invoking this trope]].
* The ''VideoGame/IronGrip'' series features several of these, including the Fahrong Confederation's [[http://www.isotx.com/uploads/Ome_Vince/st35ttankbig.jpg Recluse]], [[http://www.isotx.com/uploads/Ome_Vince/st38mediumarach.jpg Warweaver]] and [[http://www.isotx.com/uploads/Ome_Vince/artywalkerfahrong.jpg Widow]] "arachs". The Widow is quite literally ''a gigantic self-propelled artillery piece.''
* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation port of ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' featured an infantry fighting vehicle modified with legs instead of wheels on its 'Kantaris Deal' side story, as the boss of the slowest possible route.
* ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles'' features spider legs as a potential upgrade to the player's bot.
* In ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies: High Road To Revenge'', one of [[StupidJetpackHitler Die Spinne's]] superweapons is a giant, six-legged machine armed with a massive flamethrower.
* House Atreides' Minotaur from ''VideoGame/EmperorBattleForDune''.
* ''VideoGame/RazingStorm'' pits you against one of these in the third stage. It's really persistent, and it uses a MacrossMissileMassacre when defeated in a [[TakingYouWithMe last ditch attempt to destroy your characters]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalFatigue'' has the murderously powerful scorpion tanks as part of the precursor arsenal. Most tanks and other ground vehicles are little more than fodder in the face of Combots, even poorly-equipped ones. A squad or platoon of Hedoth scorpion tanks can handily put a serious dent in an equivalent number of Combots.
* Both Spyder Scout and Viper the Sniper in ''Robocalypse'' are these but they're the humanoid size type, not the massive type.At least Viper makes up for it by dropping anvils on the enemy.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' both have the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwemer-built]] Spider Centurion MechaMooks, which are FunSize Spider Tanks that appear in Dwemer ruins.
* ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}} II'' : The first boss battle is against a duo of four-legged spider tanks while the first boss of ''Raiden IV'' is a single, six-legged tank instead. However, the twin spider tanks return in that game's fourth stage.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has Metagross, a [[InfinityMinusOneSword pseudo-legendary]] Spider HoverTank with PsychicPowers.
* ''VideoGame/BattleClash'': Antonov's Standing Tank Ivan, minus the mobility part.
* ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' features several enemy Commander mechs of the sort, which can be obtained by completing special missions and completing the game.
* Spider Mechanoids from ''VideoGame/SeriousSam II'.
* Cobar's spider tank from ''VideoGame/KillzoneLiberation'' also spawned smaller spiderbots.
* ''RayStorm'''s first boss, Pendragon, [[TransformingMecha transforms]] between a large tank and a spider walker. Another spider tank in the series is Pro-Tor from ''RayCrisis''.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' features Destroyer-model Reapers, which are "merely" 160 metres tall, as opposed to their two kilometer-long, cuttlefish-shaped brethren. However, their defenses still are frighteningly powerful, even being resistant (though [[DeathFromAbove not invulnerable]]) to orbital bombardment.
* Three Variant Armor from ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}'' use 4-insectoid legs - Jackal, Cyclone and Talantula.
* In ''VideoGame/JeffWaynesWarOfTheWorlds'', the Martians expand on their machines' number of legs, resulting in this.
* One of the bosses in ''[[VideoGame/ChoroQ Seek and Destroy]]''
* The ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' series has the Shadow Dancer and variations in most of its final or penultimate stages, and in the third stage of ''V''. In many of its appearances, it is [[HopelessBossFight invincible]] and can only be dodged as it passes.
** In some home console releases (including ''V''), however, you are able to destroy them instead of just dodging.
* Stalkers from ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}''.
* The [[OneWingedAngel second form]] of ''VideoGame/PN03'''s final boss somewhat resembles a scorpion. Sonnenblume (the first boss), the OneWingedAngel form of Orchidee 2.0, and some of the {{mook}}s are also spider-like.
* ''VideoGame/MetalWarriors'' had one of these hidden in the first level; it could throw energy webs, use its head...thing...as a melee weapon, and climb on ceilings and walls.
* ''VideoGame/BattleEngineAquila'' has these for both armies. The Aquilla itself is also a TransformingMecha
* ''VideoGame/MachinesWiredForWar'' has military and nonmilitary variants; the four-legged Reaper, six-legged Commandant, and the helpless crab-walking six-legged Locator.
* ''VideoGame/AztecWars'': The Aztecs have two varieties of the Spider, one with a giant bow, one equipped with a flamethrower. The former is the most expensive unit in the game; it can kill any infantry unit with one shot, but is insanely slow. It is mentioned that, since the Aztecs consider using the wheel a blasphemy against the sacred symbol of the Sun, they're limited to either this or {{Hopping Machine}}s when it comes to war machinery.
* ''VideoGame/GearHead'': Arachnoids, heavy gun-carriers but not particularly maneuverable.
* Dancing Insector from ''VideoGame/StarFox1''. The level also has spider walker {{mook}}s.
* ''RedFaction: Armageddon'' has two spider tanks, the Scout Walker and Mantis.
** ''RedFaction II'' has those [[GoddamnedBats annoying]] [[ActionBomb exploding]] spider bots.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fracture}}'' features one called the Dreadnaught which, as it's name suggests, is the size of a battleship.
* ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'' has the KNRB-0 Argus, which is the game's first boss, and later [[DualBoss fought as a pair]].
* ''Living'' example: ''[[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Pikmin 2]]'''s Man-at-Legs is a [[FourLeggedInsect four-legged]] {{Cyborg}} Arachnorb fused with a machine gun. Olimar believes that [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul said gun actually controls the spider]].
* ''VideoGame/JeffWaynesWarOfTheWorlds'' not only has the iconic tripods and spider-like handling machines from the novel, but also a plethora of new machines with anything between two and six legs.
* In ''VideoGame/LowGMan'', the Spider vehicle lacks guns, but has the power to kill enemies by walking into them and can reverse gravity to walk on the ceiling.
* ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'' has the digital trip "Spider Tank", where you take control of a giant spider tank, complete with mini-guns and rockets, to terrorize the people of Chicago.
** And in the sequel they BUILT one. You hack it and destroy stuff.
* Factions following the Supremacy affinity in ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' tend to use these as their late game units. For example, take a look at the [=SABR=] [[http://images.multiplayer.it/thumbs/images/2014/08/13/2kgmkt_civbe_concept_supremacy_sabr_jpg_0x0_q85.jpg self-propelled artillery unit]]. Or the ANGEL [[http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/044440d4-c725-4299-8f74-c62f812a8fc0/67db22de-4458-4cc6-8790-1569e6e6b0f5.jpg ultimate unit]].
* In the prologue of ''[[Videogame/{{Touhou}} Legacy of Lunatic Kingom]]'', Sanae mentions a metallic spider machine that appeared on mountain, that apparently reminds her of Curiosity. The machine purifies everything it passes, leaving no life in its wake (but otherwise leaving the landscape intact). It is implied to be from the Lunarians.
* In ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy'', Maruyama/[[DubNameChange Trouble Bruin]]'s final mech is Spider Phantom/[[DubNameChange Super Finagler]], which balances on two spiderlike legs.
* ''Battalion: Ghosts'' has six-legged [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/kongregate/images/b/b2/Spider_Tank.png/revision/latest?cb=20100105210545 Spider Tanks]] which can move over mountains, the only units that can do that, aside from the Commandos.
* VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce: The EDF 4.1 Shadow of New Despair re-release adds a spider tank called the "Depth Crawler" The "Depth Crawler" is a four legged tank variant piloted by players and armed with a variety of heavy weapons. It takes the spider part of spider tank quite literally with the "Depth Crawler" able to move up walls and across ceilings just like a spider. Just like the jumping spiders in the game it is also capable of leaping around.
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' has the Mosqueman, a four-legged robot walker, although officially it is described as an "octopus"-shaped robot.
** Director Kouchi Yotsui's SpiritualSequel, ''VideoGame/CannonDancer'', has a smaller, more agile spider robot which jumps out of the way every time it is hit.
** The 2014 ''Strider'' brings an updated sort-of model called the Brainwalker, which is [[PoweredByAForsakenChild powered by the brains of captured civilians]].
* ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter'' has the villain run a factory that makes these. The finale involves defeating one.
* ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' has Pink and Black ride in legged contraptions.
* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' has the [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/horizonzerodawn/images/a/a3/Corruptor-Render.png/revision/latest?cb=20170623044324 Corruptor]], a scorpion-like robot. It's name comes from it's signature ability to override other machines and make them attack the player as well (not that Corruptors by themselves are exactly weak- that is indeed a grenade launcher mounted on its back).
* Hysteria from ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'' is a mountain-sized cyborg of a spider tank. Its organic component is a cancerous blob of green flesh that used to be a human being, whose secretions leak from the spider tank’s joints and the barrel of its WaveMotionGun. It has the ability to sprout gun turrets from its legs, and to fuse its front legs into a bludgeon that it uses to smash human-sized opponents—like the player character—into paste.
* The Fallen in the ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' series field lumbering six-legged spider-tanks armed with a [[GatlingGood chin-based rotary cannon]], a turret with a [[{{BFG}} massive long-barrel cannon]] and [[StuffBlowingUp four-tube rocket pod]], a close-range [[ShockwaveStomp electrical knockback pulse]], and the ability to deploy Shank {{Attack Drone}}s for support. They're extremely tough, but you can force them to expose their weak spot [[CognizantLimbs by destroying their leg armour]]. It's also possible to destroy the turret-mounted rocket pod on some versions.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The third trailer included a small SpiderTank amongst many humanoid robotic {{Mook}}s. The tank puts up a ''[[EliteMook much]]'' better fight than the mooks, and the ActionGirl protagonist can't even scratch it; she can only buy time for her partner to prepare his OneHitKill attack.

* Used in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' -- "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20071109 war stompers]]" of the Knights of Jove.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', as part of its [[ThemeTable extensive array of patterns and themes,]] each central character has some sort of futuristic vehicle connected to one of their personal motifs-- for instance, Rose's struggles with her alcoholic mother are reflected by a rocket made to look like a champagne cork. The vehicle corresponding to [[WesternZodiac Cancer]]-themed [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]] Karkat is naturally [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004412 one of these]].
* In ''Webcomic/NeverMindTheGap'', a bio-weapon war took place some time before the story proper begins, and spider tanks carrying dangerous anti-bio-weapon chemicals played some role in it. In the comic, a bunch of kids accidentally stumble across a buried, broken-down spider tank; one of the characters is filled with nerdy glee at the prospect of restoring it.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/TlfTravelAlerts'' attempted an ill advised "Spider Tram" which worked great, until it spun a giant web and started devouring commuters. It also caused "[[https://twitter.com/TlfTravelAlerts/status/514852967124828160 Delays Due To Spider Tank]]".
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-278 SCP-278 ("A Large Mechanical Spider")]] is a giant mechanical vehicle in the shape of a spider, made of steel, iron, and banyan wood. It can be piloted by humans using mechanical controls. It is also capable of moving around on its own. It escaped in 2008, and was covered up as a performance art piece called "La Princesse". See the Real Life section below.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2069 SCP-2069 ("AEGIS")]]. After the invading robots realized how determined the human race was to fight back, one of the war machines they created was a type of spider tank.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'': Planet Ice's Spider Tanks (They're called exactly that).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'': A small number of Transformers turn into giant spiders, either mechanical or organic. [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Tarantulas]] is the first and most unnerving, and his personality goes far beyond vague malevolence [[AxeCrazy right on into psychosis]]. Scorponok in both his G1, Energon and Movie incarnations. He's closer to Tank/Scorpion hybrid than most.
** Shockwave from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' normally turns into a tank, but as [[spoiler: Longarm Prime]], he actually turns into a spider crane
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': The original season episode "The Robot Spy". The title device was a globe with a single large eye set in it, with four long legs sticking out of the top. It was invulnerable to firearms up to and including a tank's main gun.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Parodies ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'''s SpiderTank with Dr. Venture's obsession over his father's Walking Eye.
* The MOGURA in ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'' is a large spider-shaped robot that was created to drill for water on an ice-covered block. Once the water ran out, though, it needed to find more sources. As it happens, humans are largely water...
* The Spider-Slayers from the '90s ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' (a black widow, a tarantula and a scorpion) doubled up as CombiningMecha. And none of them was original to the series. There have been a ''lot'' of Spider-Slayer designs in the comics.
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'': The first Sentinel prototype was of a spider/scorpion form. It had some kinks to work out, like not knowing how to avoid collateral damage, and not having an off-switch.
* In the 3rd episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', while Chip, Dale, Monterey Jack and Zipper look for Geegaw Hackwrench in an abandoned airplane, they manage to trigger traps that were set, and run into a spider-like mecha, which turns out to have Gadget inside, who comes out to greet Monterey.
* The Decapodians "Mobile Opression Palace" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. For just pennies a day!
* Vertex and Vett of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rollbots}}'' are sentient versions.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Professor Poofenplotz's "Me-Mobile" from "Isabella and the Temple of Sap", a [[FaceShip giant version of her head]] mounted on spider legs.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Umbaran_mobile_heavy_cannon Umbaran juggernaut]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', the [[spoiler:Kroloteans]] have "mechs" that are Spider Tanks in all but name.
* Some of Urpgor's machines are variations of this in ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone''. Perhaps the most notable being the literal Spider Tank in "The Spidermobile", to the point of being designed like a spider and even shooting web as a weapon.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' sent up the ''Wild Wild West'' Spider Tank [[note]]The film was competing with the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' movie at the time[[/note]], where Cartman pretends he's a rapping cowboy who has to save Salma Hayek from a ''big metal spider.''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodies the ''Film/WildWildWest'' spider tank more affectionately when Skinner tries to maintain realism in a Civil War re-enactment, despite the interruption from some nearby UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veterans...
-->'''Skinner:''' Tanks?! Oh, this is just too inaccurate.\\
''[Professor Frink appears behind him in a giant robot spider.]''\\
'''Professor Frink:''' Well then, you're definitely ''not'' going to like my steam-powered super-spider. [[OhGodWithTheVerbing With the]] ''stepping'' and the ''squishing'' and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the webs made of NYLON]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "Spies Vs. Spies". At one point the protagonists are tied to a giant web. A large spider robot crawls over them and sprays them with a liquid material which hardens into a cocoon. Clover breaks them out with liquid nitrogen breath spray applied to the cocoons.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Actual vehicles have been built that use the motor configuration of arachnids. However, [[CoolButInefficient they move much slower than just using wheels.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ-Q8wmYyWI Big Dog]] (from Boston Dynamics) may not be a vehicle, but just you wait. [[http://www.bostondynamics.com/robot_ls3.html LS3]] The (canceled) bigger brother.
* Speaking of walking on soft ground...the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2V8GFqk_Y Timberjack]] hexapod deforester which can walk on uneven ground effectively (albeit has very slow turning) is proudly claiming that its feet cause less damage to ground when compare to a normal caterpillar. What kind of magic it use? Rubber dampers.
* And that's why the cheap robots they're designing to wander Mars are called 'spider-bots'. They only have six legs, though. And they're kinda small. And there will be a ''lot'' of them. They're cheap, after all.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu24kTcDhvY Kabutom RX-03]], which took 11 years to build, is 11 meters long, 9.5 meters wide, weighs 15 tonnes and carries up to 6 people.
* ''[[http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/la_princesse_in_liverpool.html La Princesse]]'' is a giant mechanical spider, but it's supported by a crane. The legs are [[RuleOfCool just for show]].
* A bunch of people at the University of Louisiana created the Cajun Crawler, which is basically a Segway only with little legs (based off of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgoaZi2MXBo Theo Jansen's]] Strandbeests) instead of wheels. The result is one part NightmareFuel, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCPlczI3k-c two parts awesome]].
* NASA's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDvoe091tk4 ATHLETE]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATHLETE TOW link]]) project probably applies. They're six-limbed robots/transportation platforms with wheels on the end of each limb, giving them the ability to walk or roll depending on the situation. The "walking" is rather slow, and often consists of "moving the limbs in such a way that we can roll safely again," as each footfall must be human controlled; NASA is working on "autonomous footfall placement" in part to make walking faster. The end goal of the project is to create a robot to carry cargo on the Moon.
* [[http://www.mondospider.com/ Mondo Spider]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz9kZh8PNVM See also on YouTube]]. So far, it didn't surpass human walking speed, but yes, it turns on the spot. "1,700 lbs of Mechanical Mayhem" is moved by hydraulics powered with 12hp average (30hp peak) worth of electrical motors.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sCuse5TZGA Hexapod]].
* The [[http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/tech/innovation/giant-six-legged-robot-crab/ Crabster]]. If build it could revolutionize undersea exploration by giving it more dexterity exploring the ocean floor and hardiness in the face of aggressive currents.