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

83
Will Brooker
Chris Bourne

87% Issue 1

'One day, one year, one hour,' says the introduction. He and She arrived in the walled city of Antescher, 'the signature of a long dead race, the city lost from the world of men for days without number'.

But the Ants of Antescher now have your partner (either He or She - unfortunately, this admirably nonsexist feature is undermined by the program's always calling you a 'hero'), and your job is to rescue him or her with the help of some heavy-duty grenades.

Complete one level and the foolish girl (or boy) goes and gets herself (or himself) captured again, but this time further away from the starting position. Well, that's life...

Back in late 1983 when nobody worried about glaring white backgrounds, UDG-sized graphics and poor sound, 3D Ant Attack was a wonder to behold. But even if you overlook these faults the fact remains that there isn't much gameplay, and what there is soon grows repetitive. Next to modern software, 3D Ant Attack looks rather dismal.
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