Anteater Retail Packaging (Front)
|Original Retail Price||$44.95 (USD)|
|Format(s)||Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module|
|Release||1983 (3rd Quarter)|
Anteater is an action video game created by Romox. It was released during the third quarter of 1983. It is a video game inspired by the arcade game Dig Dug. Anteater originally retailed for $44.95 (USD) and was released on Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module.
Anteater is a create your own maze-style game similar to Dig Dug. The player controls an ant that needs to collect food near the house in the upper left-hand corner of the screen and carry it to the nest in the opposite corner. The play creates tunnels in the dirt as the ant moves through. Anteaters await above ground to catch and eat the player's ants once they've reached the surface. Anteaters can also access tunnels in the dirt once they've been created.
The player has several defense mechanisms to combat the anteaters. The player can drop explosive eggs behind him/her in the path which will explode a few seconds later and kill and nearby anteaters. The player can also dig under a rock, which will cause it to fall. If an anteater is following close behind, this will destroy it.
The player begins the game with three ants and can be awarded extra ants each time all the food is successfully brought back to the nest. The game ends when the player loses all of there ants. The speed of the game increases and the number of anteaters increases as the game progresses.