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Ant Attack (ZX Spectrum)

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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 ZX Spectrum Approaching the gates
Ant Attack ZX Spectrum Dead
Ant Attack ZX Spectrum Head through the gap
Ant Attack ZX Spectrum Preamble

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Crash! Jan, 1984 85 out of 100 85
Retrogaming History Mar 15, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 10, 2007 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.

Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Original Games (editorial staff choice)

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)
ududy (47) added Ant Attack (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 08, 2004
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