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Exterminator (Amiga)

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Description

Of all the mundane tasks which've been turned into action-packed games, bug-repelling must be up there with being a Paper Boy or a Trashman. These aren't average bugs; Chicago is under siege from mutated insects, rats and even toy tanks.

You'll have to work through seven houses, each of which has the typical rooms. You control a seemingly-dismembered hand, which must deal with the hordes as they come towards it, into the screen. They can be shot, thumped, or squashed depending on their type. To clear a room you must kill a certain number of creatures in each of the vertically-divided 'lanes' of the room - this causes squares on the ground to change colour.

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Exterminator Amiga Move the hand to the side of the screen to shoot bugs
Exterminator Amiga Squash bugs with your hand, yuck!
Exterminator Amiga Title screen
Exterminator Amiga Loading screen

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Feb, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1991 9 out of 12 75

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Trivia

Cancelled sequel

Audiogenic planned to release a sequel of their own design for this game (a common practice in those days - Target: Renegade and Strider 2 for example), but nothing ever appeared.
Martin Smith (63134) added Exterminator (Amiga) on Mar 17, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (125895), Martin Smith (63134) and Pseudo_Intellectual (44724)