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Exterminator (ZX Spectrum)

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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.


Exterminator ZX Spectrum Completes a line of tiles so the bedroom level is finished
Exterminator ZX Spectrum A handy reminder on how to shoot. While shooting the hand moves up & down but not left to right. The 'bullets' trajectory, though, can be angled left or right
Exterminator ZX Spectrum Game controls for one or 2 players
Exterminator ZX Spectrum The basement is infested with tanks and wasps

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91


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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 (63028) added Exterminator (ZX Spectrum) on Mar 17, 2005
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