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SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony (DOS)

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Written by  :  Stephen M (24)
Written on  :  Jul 26, 2006
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Fun the first time around...

The Good

I enjoyed this game when I first bought it. It was different, educational, and fun. I enjoyed taking on the red ants, battling for food, and tweaking the colony to create the ultimate garden superpower. The graphics were well within acceptable limits, being simple but effective.

The task you are ultimately set is to take over the yard, which is broken up in grid fashion. Once that is done, take over the house until the people move out. That I found to be loads of fun. Each grid had a red ant colony that needed to be destroyed before moving on. Also fun. The most fun was cheating to become a spider - but I won't go into that here. :)

The Bad

It got boring after I finished the game. There was nothing to make the game more playable after you had achieved your purpose. As a result, this game sat in the corner after I finished it.

The Bottom Line

An interesting look at the life of an ant colony, and a fun way to spend an afternoon or three.