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Exterminator (Commodore 64)

Exterminator Commodore 64 Title screen

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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 Commodore 64 Floor plan of the first house...
Exterminator Commodore 64 Flying bugs and spiders crawling on the floor to take care of...
Exterminator Commodore 64 Title screen
Exterminator Commodore 64 Move the hand over to the side to fire at the bugs...

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The Press Says

Commodore Format Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
64'er Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70

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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 (63136) added Exterminator (Commodore 64) on Mar 17, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (126873), Martin Smith (63136) and Pseudo_Intellectual (44706)