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Ant Attack

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Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
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Ant Attack is an action game which innovated the usage of three freedom grades for an isometric perspective game. The freely explorable city, identified in the inlay blurb as Antescher, a combination of Ant and Escher, the famous visual paradox artist, is teeming with deadly giant ants. The player controls a boy or a girl and races around the city trying to find his/her lost half while jumping on structures to avoid the ants, or fighting the insects by either jumping on them or throwing grenades. When the hostage is found, the protagonist needs to guide him/her into safeness. Then the next round, with higher difficulty and the hostage being placed at another point, begins. The perspective can be switched to four 90° turned views.


Ant Attack ZX Spectrum Preamble
Ant Attack Commodore 64 Title screen
Ant Attack ZX Spectrum Head through the gap
Ant Attack ZX Spectrum Approaching the gates

Alternate Titles

  • "Soft Solid 3D Ant Attack" -- Common intepretation of title
  • "Hormigas" -- Spanish title

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The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jan, 1984 85 out of 100 85 (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct 10, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History ZX Spectrum Mar 15, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1984 8 out of 10 80


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According to Edge, this is the first game that allowed players to choose between a male and female protagonist.
Contributed to by ududy (47) and Martin Smith (63198)