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Year & Price
1984 - £5.50
Publisher
Bug-Byte

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Description:
YOU are a bee and you're trapped in an ant's nest whilst searching for your lost buddy. And why not?

The control and general gameplay is basic and the keys are simple: LEFT, RIGHT & FLY. Few ingredients, yet still not without merit. The control and movement is smooth - including the ants and other nasties you must contend with as you explore the deep maze of the ant nest.

Collect pollen and increase your stamina as you go, however if you run out completely- game over. To stay alive, eat the flowers and goodies that populate the maze, but be careful of the ants- if they touch you, your stamina decreases rapidly, unlike most of the other inhabitants.

Most of the mazes screens you enter appear to have no exit, however, to explore the maze properly, you must move along the walls, floors and ceilings to reveal hidden exits.

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Publisher
Bug-Byte
Year
1984 19841986
Author
Adrian Sherwin
Model
Spectrum 48k/128k
Format
Arcade
Price
£5.50
Controls
Keyboard, Joystick
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No. of Players
Up to One player
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Game-Play
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Object:

EXPLORE the maze, collecting pollen as you go and find your bee pal somewhere deep within the bowels of ant-city!


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Criticism:
AT first sight, Antics appears simple and even uninteresting. But, after a few games, its easy to spend hours attempting to find all the secret exits and rooms. What little graphics there are, they're drawn well and they move smoothly.

A cycle of classical background music can be played during the game without any detriment to the speed of play. A variety of different mazes also helps keep your interest in the game, even though it may not be the most groundbreaking release from Publisher Bug-Byte.


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- Birds and the Bees

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