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SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony (Amiga)

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Description

SimAnt explores the detail of the lives of ants, as you take full control of an ant colony. Build up your colony to conquer the other colonies in the yard. Foes include spiders and humans - make their lives a misery by invading their homes. A Quick Game option focuses on battles with other groups of ants, and a full Tutorial mode is provided. Biological detail of real ants is provided, to help make the package more educational.

In the full game the player starts out as the black queen ant who must start an ant hill and produce offspring to start the first colony. They control the output of types of ants between soldiers, workers, and breeders. Soldiers fight the enemy red ants and protect the ant hill, workers maintain the food supply and build out the ant hill, while breeders are used to start more ant colonies in the effort to take over the human’s property.

The player can switch from controlling one ant to another as necessary to do different tasks in the game directly. They can go out on the surface and collect green food dots, call in the troops and take down spiders and caterpillars or invade the red ants’ hill and kill them off. While out on the surface it is important to be careful not to drown in the rain or get killed by the lawn mower.

When there are populations of breeders, they can be dispersed to other sectors of the yard and house within three sectors of the current sector you’re operating from. Once a sector has a black ant hill on it, the player can move over to the newly populated sector and work from there to continue furthering the black ants.

The game is won when the red ants are exterminated from the play field and the human and his cat and dog are driven from their house by the overwhelming ant infestation which has been waged on them.

Screenshots

SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony Amiga Search place for new nest
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony Amiga The house
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony Amiga Main menu
SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony Amiga Beware of the spider

Alternate Titles

  • "SimAnt: Die Trick-Kolonie" -- German title
  • "シムアント" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Info Apr, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play 1992 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Joker Mar, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Computing Aug, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Action Jul, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Format Jul, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Amiga Power Jun, 1992 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia

The manual for the DOS version of the game, asides from having the instructions to play, also served as a mini-encyclopedia on ants, with 86 pages dedicated to the topic alone!
NGC 5194 (17258) added SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony (Amiga) on Jan 06, 2003
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