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Insecticide (Atari ST)

Insecticide Atari ST Title screen


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Insecticide is a shooting game inspired by Centipede and Robotron. During winter time, insects are bored and playing "Insecticide", and the player has to compete in their competition. Playing a ladybird, you have to hunt ants, bugs and other insects. Your ladybird starts at the bottom of the screen and can move into four directions, and also shooting in the direction currently walking. The levels are single screens, and beside moving enemies, there are static obstacles of insects still in winter sleep.

The levels are single screens, with the enemies moving towards you. Shooting at static obstacles may reward bonus points or the "Bouncer", a bullet moving constantly and bouncing of the walls, crushing any opponent in it's way. After each eight levels, a boss fight has to be done against a bigger bug. On contact with the enemies or getting hit by one of their shots, the ladybug looses some energy. On loosing a life, the game must be restarted from some levels earlier. On collecting enough points, a high-score table can be reached, which is persisted to disk.


Insecticide Atari ST Starting level 1: some moving enemies, some static obstacles
Insecticide Atari ST Title screen
Insecticide Atari ST The high-score table
Insecticide Atari ST Boss fight in level 8: the "parent" bug

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  • Atarimania (Game information on the Atari games database)
  • Demozoo (Game information and download of the free game on the demoscene-database.)
  • ST Action 1993/1 review (Game review in the UK magazine (hosted by Atarimania))
Jo ST (24071) added Insecticide (Atari ST) on Oct 10, 2015