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Home Computing Weekly (Oct 30, 1984)
Graphically the game is impeccable and the provision of "Help" for every room is a major advance. The soundtrack consists of jungle drums and adds to the excitement. Buy it, you really can't afford to miss this beauty.
Overall Ancipital is a game any self respecting Commodore owner should immediately go out and grab off the shelves- it will keep you intrigued for months. Ancipital sees the Shaggy one back to form.
It is not just the usual Minter shoot-'em-up because you have to actually think about this game. The action is as frantic as ever and the ideas individualistic and original.
Commodore User (Dec, 1984)
Ancipital has lots of animals all over the place including some camels - the Minter trade mark. A guest appearance is also made by Neil from The Young Ones - whom as you might imagine is one of Jeff Minter's favourite actors. I liked Ancipital, it's very playable, and keeps you amused with lots of wise cracks and zany graphics. Could be Minter's best yet.
Your Commodore (Mar, 1985)
If there's a spare gift voucher from Santa, it won't be wasted acquiring an Ancipital and lovingly caring for it - it shouldn't gather dust anyway.
Your Computer (Nov, 1984)
A silly scenario. A crack squad of Ancipitals have to go around breaking down walls whilst various other things try to stop them. There are 81 rooms in all. Fast, with good graphics and sound. Not terribly original, but enlivened by the usual Jeff Minter humour The way you knock down walls changes with every room, movement and firing is a bit tricky.