Ant Attack

aka: Hormigas, Soft Solid 3D Ant Attack
ZX Spectrum Specs [ all ]
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Buy on Commodore 64


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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Credits (ZX Spectrum version)

4 People

Game backstory
Cover artwork



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According to Edge, this is the first game that allowed players to choose between a male and female protagonist.


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

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Related 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
  • Retro Remakes: 3D Ant attack
    Freeware remake by Andrew Nixon
  • Wikipedia
    free Encyclopedia entry
  • World of Spectrum
    downloadable releases; additional material; remakes links; player reviews; magazine references; magazine adverts

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 15142


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by ududy.

Commodore 64 added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, Patrick Bregger, piltdown_man, Jo ST, ZeTomes.

Game added October 25th, 2004. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.