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A Flash game made by Anna Anthropy and hosted by [adult swim]. You play a spider-like lesbian queen of Mars and use a magical web-projecting beam to recapture your rebelious slaves. Graphics and sounds give it a classic arcade feel.


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  • All Webbed Up: Your primary attack in game. Despite the half-spider protagonist, the webbing shoots like a laser out of a Magic Staff.
  • Animesque: The cutscenes have this kind of look to them.
  • Attract Mode: It will periodically display a picture of the Queen and a Martian girl respectfully shaking hands, with the title "all power exchange has to be negotiated!" This nod to healthy sex characterizes the Spider Queen as an Ethical Slut who values safety and consent.
  • BDSM: This deliberately-cheesy game may be understood as an exploration of BDSM (made by a Creator who practices and advocates it). If so, then the Queen's tyrannical attitude is not to be taken literally. The combat is actually kinky roleplay, and a slew of tropes are played no straighter than the lesbian characters.
    • Bondage Is Bad: No, the characters think It's Good, but the Queen certainly leans into this to enhance her role as a Card-Carrying Villain. Her rival does the same.
    • Casual Kink: Yes. Everyone is doing BDSM.
    • Dominatrix: Certainly, your Player Character.
    • Dressed Like a Dominatrix: No, ironically Averted because she is not dressed at all.
    • Ethical Slut: Yes, everyone, especially the promiscuous protagonist.
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    • Evil vs. Evil: No, it's more like Dom vs. Dom, each trying to be a more spectacular bitch than the other.
    • Exalted Torturer: A joke. The Queen boasts of her prowess in inflicting punishment and frames it as "discipline." Instead, it's kinky fun for everyone involved.
    • Happiness in Slavery: In a way. Your Martian slaves are submissives, and it's implied that they are only dissatisfied because you don't tie them up enough for their liking. Each level demands you redress that grievance.
    • Mischief for Punishment: Yes, your slaves are eager for their sexy Queen to crush their rebellion. And the rival Queen who incited it expects the harshest punishment you can muster.
    • Questionable Consent: No. The Queen threatens that she will have her way with her lovers whether they like it or not — of course, she is a dominant and sexual aggression is part of the role. The Attract Mode reveals consent and boundaries being discussed. The only ambiguous case is the Tarantula Queen's threat to force compliance with Mind Control, and even this is probably okay with the intimately-familiar participants.
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    • Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Yes, the pursuit and capture that is the gameplay is ultimately all in good fun.
    • Sex Slave: No, the Martian girls in the Queen's harem are submissives there by choice. They are eager for their Queen to chase them down and tie them up.
    • Too Kinky to Torture: Of course. If you beat the game and defeat the Tarantula Queen, the victorious Spider Queen declares she will tie up her rival and let the slaves use her for BDSM practice. This seems like a dream come true for the Tarantula Queen.
    • Villain Protagonist: Not really, but the titular Queen embraces a sexy villainess role and really hams it up.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Everyone is lesbian.
  • Censor Box: Used to censor the nipples of the girls in the [adult swim] version. They also appear "glitchy" for some reason, making them border on Pixellation.
  • Cute Monster Girl: All of the characters, from the titular Queen and her ex-lover to the slaves she is trying to recapture. The former looks like a beautiful woman's upper torso mounted on the lower body of a giant spider, drider-style, while the latter are essentially Human Aliens, being pretty women with unnatural red or yellow skin tones (which the Spider Queens share with them).
  • Digital Bikini: The icon for the game under [adult swim]'s website paints a gold metal bra over the Spider Queen. She lacks such a garment in the game proper.
  • Dragons Prefer Princesses: Many slaves in your rebellious harem are princesses: cute Martian girls wearing tiaras.
  • Fanservice: While the premise is played for laughs, it's still a game about casually topless lesbian bondage, complete with a few cutscenes showing the Queen and her slaves up close.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: All of the rebels and both queens go around completely nude. A few Mooks wear loose robes or weapons that conceal almost nothing.
  • Giant Spider: A partial example...the lower part.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: The Queen's subjects, though their skin is actually yellow or red.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: The Player Character is a tyrannical lesbian dominatrix who keeps a harem of nubile Martian women. A revolt has broken out, so you have to recapture and "re-educate" your unruly slaves. Your rival, the Tarantula Queen, seeks to overthrow you and take your place.
  • Harem Seeker: The Queen is a particularly aggressive one.
  • Hypno Ray: The Queen's Magic Staff is a variant. It forces its target into submission in both a physical and kinky sense.
  • It's a Wonderful Failure: Get a Game Over and you get to see your slaves tying you up.
  • Kill It with Fire: Alchemists leave trails of fire behind them.
  • Kneel Before Your Queen: Your character may command this as she subdues a slave.
  • Large Ham: The Queen's Voice Grunting demonstrates she doesn't pass up an opportunity to show off or gloat.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Your bitter ex-girlfriend is running the rebellion from behind the scenes because your relationship didn't work out.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Maybe the Spider Queen never got over her ex-girlfriend, the Tarantula Queen. It is suggested that their breakup left the Spider Queen sulking and inattentive to the needs of her harem, which displeased them and made them willing to rebel.
  • Magic Staff / Staff of Authority: The Spider Queen's scepter. It enhances her ability to Web Up Martians.
  • Mind-Control Device: The Tarantula Queen's scepter.
  • Mirror Boss: At the end, it's Queen against Queen, each wielding a powerful scepter. Your Player Character moves and attacks differently from all the Mooks you face, but you and your rival are almost perfectly matched.
  • One-Gender Race: No male Martians are seen or mentioned.
  • Orcus On Her Throne: The Queen acts the part of an Evil Overlord, but doesn't seem to be doing any administrative work, only having BDSM fun.
  • Planetary Romance: The setting.
  • Retraux: Reminiscent of mid-80's arcades. Wizard of Wor and Sinistar are cited as influence.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Everyone in the game goes topless. The Spider Queens are technically completely naked (jewelry aside), but do not have humanoid lower halves. The game's itch.io description even says that the it's "not recommended for people who are uncomfortable with the thought of a half-human half-arachnid space dominatrix eschewing a bra."
  • Slave Liberation: The premise of the game. The Martian women are dissatisfied with the treatment they get as part of the Spider Queen's harem, so they rebel against her.
    • The Tarantula Queen put them up to it, inciting the revolt to retaliate against her ex-lover.
  • Spider People: The eponymous Spider Queens.
  • Tractor Beam: Your scepter will slowly pull captured slaves toward you.
  • Turns Red: Slaves who get out of your web turn red, move faster and don't leave a crystal behind if you catch them again.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: In the ending, the Queen accepts that she's not going to live forever, and starts training the Princesses to inherit her throne and her harem.
  • Voice Grunting: The Player Character celebrates successful moves with triumphant quips. Fitting to the Retraux aesthetic, the sound is bit-crushed.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Everybody. If the sprites come off as making it hard to tell, the cutscene images clear things up.
  • Web Games: With extra web.
  • Widget Series: A half-spider ruler recaptures her slaves turned against her by another half-spider ruler using a magic bondage staff, done in the style of a classic arcade game with glitchy censor bars (on the [adult swim] games version). And it's all set on Mars.
    • The creator's other works explore BDSM and queer themes (and also Mars). Anna Anthropy admits this confluence of favorite elements is a game that she alone was destined to make.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The Spider Queen has blue hair. The other Martians have red or red-pink hair.

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