Quicksilva Ltd
1983
Arcade: Maze
£6.95
Multiple languages (see individual downloads)
ZX Spectrum 48K
None

98,99
Matthew Uffindell, Lloyd Mangram
Chris Bourne

Use of Computer: 60%
Graphics: 100%
Playability: 95%
Getting Started: 80%
Addictive Qualities: 80%
Value for Money: 95%
Overall: 85%

Ant Attack has remained high in the HOTLINE charts since we Started them, proof of the games popularity with players.

There have been many failing attempts over the last several months to get lab 3D effect graphics like Ant Attack- its still one of the leading 3D games. Playing it now shows that much more colour could have been added. Content and addictive qualities have dropped dramatically. Also a major point on the graphics is that if 100% (which it received in the originai review) is given then nothing can beat it. I would now rate them at 74%, the reason being that they are unimaginative and uncolourful. Not such a good game itself but still worth buying just to see the 3D effect.
MU

Oddly, Ant Attack came out with a much lower overall rating than Bugaboo (85%) but of course scored on the graphics, still to be beaten in their particular 3D effect. I think we were all a bit overcome by them at first and failed to note that the game itself isnt so great. With the graphics. It isn't only the city which works so well, but the animation of you, your rescuee and the ants s excellent. Incidentally. although it appears to be of no use, there is an ammo dump out in the desert, but it seems to be nothing more than a visual gag put in for those playes who inevitab'y were going to go off exploring.

LM (Matthew) I think I would want to knock about 5% off the playabil ity rating and some 10% off the addictive qualities given originally as the only real objective is to continually rescue your girt/ boyfriend and they are always in the same locations each game.

(Lloyd) I agree.