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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 DOS Map of the infested house's rooms (EGA)
Exterminator ZX Spectrum Here I am in the kitchen. I'm over to the left & I'm the left player which means I can shoot, and that's what I'm doing
Exterminator ZX Spectrum Even though the final score was poor, it had been reset again, the game recorded the highest score achieved during game-play for the hi-score table. I had this score just after the bonus round.
Exterminator ZX Spectrum Game controls for one or 2 players

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Feb, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Feb, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 8.8 out of 12 73
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 69 out of 100 69


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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.
Contributed to by Kabushi (256460), Martin Smith (74805) and Pseudo_Intellectual (63340)