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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 DOS I guess I done good.  They really put the bones in bonus! (VGA)
Exterminator Amstrad CPC The high scores.
Exterminator ZX Spectrum The fourth room is the basement.
Unfortunately - to get here I used another life and had my score reset again
Exterminator Amstrad CPC Here they come.

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Atari ST Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Raze Amiga Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1991 9 out of 12 75
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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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.
Contributed to by Kabushi (162161), Martin Smith (62919) and Pseudo_Intellectual (45737)