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Welcome to Game of the Week! Each week there will be a new featured game on this page. The game may be good, average or diabolically bad, it really doesn't matter! Just look at the pics, read the text and enjoy the nostalgia! :-) Game of the Week! is open to contributions so if you would like to contribute a game article for this page you're more than welcome to! Every article we receive will be considered!
Fire Ant
1983 Victory Software
Programmed by Mike Wacker

As the last remaining soldier of an army of ants crushed by a group of scorpions, your sole purpose in life is to rescue the queen-ant taken hostage only moments ago. Eight chambers will have to be conquered before the queen is saved. The tunnels will be patrolled by scorpions who have sealed-up many parts of the chambers. The means by which you can clear the passages are at your disposal throughout the chamber. The correct ombination of objects placed at the proper locations will usually cause a chainreaction which clears obstacles (the firebutton may have to be depressed to start a reaction). The chamber's exit is at the bottom of the screen. This exit takes you to the top of the next chamber. When the queen-ant has been rescued, you will be taken to another colony that has been overrun by scorpions...

Some games are cool or have bad music, some games have an excellent soundtrack and poor graphics, some games have no music, dull graphics but still knock your socks off!


Fire Ant is a game purely based on lastability and hookability... It's that game you wanna play over and over and over again in need to reach the next level, in need
to finish the game. It'll take no time before the platformer
keeps you chained at your dusty C64 for hours, for days...

When you load the game for the first time, you might think "bwaah, I've seen this before, there are thousands of such games..." Well, this game is so addictive, it has so much hookabilty, that it's a must to complete it! The sound and the graphics are standard for the time, but the playability is extremely good. It's one of my all time favourites!

The game is pretty tough. After several headaches, being frustrated, pissed off, after several suicide notes (eh...) you'll find yourself making some real progress here, all in order to save the Queen!

In conclusion, although there's no sound worth mentioning and the graphics ain't top nor bad for that time, this is *that* cute little game that'll last forever and ever... The fantastic gameplay makes **Fire Ant** a true winner, end of story...

Save the queen!


Submitted by Mathieu Faes, a.k.a.'Fastie' (11 December 2000)

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