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Ant Attack (Commodore 64)

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Description

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.

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Ant Attack Commodore 64 Run from the ants!
Ant Attack Commodore 64 Now can you escape safely?
Ant Attack Commodore 64 Aahh, surrounded by ants!
Ant Attack Commodore 64 Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1984 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Gender

According to Edge, this is the first game that allowed players to choose between a male and female protagonist.

Related Web Sites

  • 3D Ant Attack homepage (This is written by the game's developer. It has pictures of the artwork, cassette inlay, anecdotes about the game's development, a Java playable version of the game, and a link to the development site of Ant Attack PC)
Martin Smith (63168) added Ant Attack (Commodore 64) on Feb 07, 2005
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