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Ancipital is a typical Jeff Minter game with no storyline and an unusual setting. You play the role of what looks like a yak which can walk on two legs and shoots at enemies with bananas. At least in the first screen; the projectiles change in different levels. You can jump and flip upside down onto the ceiling to attack your foes.

The gameplay involves you shooting at enemies until the floor or walls change to let you move to the next screen which can be seen on the map in the corner of the screen. Each level has different themes ranging from skull and crossbones to cigarette papers and lighters.


Ancipital Commodore 64 Level 2
Ancipital Commodore 64 Shoot the apples with bananas
Ancipital Commodore 64 Level 3
Ancipital Commodore 64 Title

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User Reviews

The tactical beauty within this beast Commodore 64 René Pedersen (10)

Critic Reviews

Home Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Oct 30, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1984 10 out of 10 100
Personal Computer Games Commodore 64 Oct, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Mar, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Computer Commodore 64 Nov, 1984 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The Ancipital character first appeared in previous Llamasoft release Sheep in Space and was inspired by the Helliconia novels by Brian Aldiss.


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    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #10 It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!

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