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Antics

Antics ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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2.8
ZX Spectrum
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Description

Boris the Bee (star of the first game) has been kidnapped by a gang of antisocial Chavs, and his fantastically-named cousin Barnabee must rescue him.

You control Barnabee as he travels through the underground ant complex, which has two different entry points from the four above-ground screens which are initially in view. In the main bulk of the game, the side view screens contain ants which must be anticipated and avoided, as they reduce your strength. The action is rather frantic at times. At the risk of being pedantic, you need to touch flowers to restore your energy through pollen.

The game arrangement is a maze, with many flowers which remove barriers elsewhere in the maze. Many individual screens are self-contained mazes, with barriers which are removed when you move or fly into them. In keeping with the maziness, many screens have more than 2 exits. Once you find Boris, you must guide him back to the surface at his speed (which, without being flippant, is slower than yours).

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Antics ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Antics ZX Spectrum The other overground entry
Antics ZX Spectrum High score entry
Antics ZX Spectrum Still above ground

Alternate Titles

  • "The Birds and the Bees II: Antics" -- In-game Spectrum title

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The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1984 90 out of 100 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1984 8 out of 10 80

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63130)