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Exterminator

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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Amstrad CPC
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1.2
ZX Spectrum
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1.2
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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.

Screenshots

Exterminator ZX Spectrum Even though the final score was poor, it had been reset again, the game recorded the highest score achieved during game-play for the hi-score table. I had this score just after the bonus round.
Exterminator ZX Spectrum The final room is the attic.
Exterminator Commodore 64 Flying bugs and spiders crawling on the floor to take care of...
Exterminator Amstrad CPC My score.

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The Press Says

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Raze Atari ST Apr, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Raze Amiga Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1991 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
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 (130146), Martin Smith (63048) and Pseudo_Intellectual (44780)