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Fire Ant

• Publisher: Mogul
• Developer:
Victory Software
Release Date: 1983
Code: Mike Wacker

GFX: Mike Wacker
Music: Mike Wacker

ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 80%
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ENDING FILE:
fireantend.zip


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fireant+33D.zip


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> FIRE ANT by Mogul


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Here's an oldie arcade conversion programmed by Mike Wacker for Mogul back in 1983. It appears that Mike produced a lot of the Mogul arcade games, which gets me into thinking that maybe Mike WAS Mogul games... if you know what I mean. He also produced the quirky Kong arcade conversion, Kongo Kong - which I still love playing today. Okay - so his games aren't state of the art - even for 1983 - but they are fun and enjoyable to play...

In Fire Ant you play the part of a... you've guessed it... Fire Ant. 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. There are eight chambers that have to be conquered before the queen is saved. There are some quirky little puzzles to solve to progress through each level, and these aren't always obvious.

All in all it's a pleasant little game and one that I enjoyed crazy hacking :)


Chamber 8 is beaten and the queen is rescued.


The screen flashes through a series of colours...


...with a sound signifying that you have accomplished your mission.


The queen then leaves here prison...


...and starts to reveal the ending message: "CONGRATULATIONS!".


OH SHIT! A SCORPION! RUN!


Too late. The End!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I ripped this one to pieces and created a crazy hack, which you can download from HERE.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once Chamber 8 is beaten, you finally get to rescue the queen ant. The screen flashes through a series of colours with a sound signifying that you have accomplished your mission. The queen then leaves her prison and starts to reveal the ending message: "CONGRATULATIONS!", whilst a victory tune is played. All of a sudden, a scorpion appears and kidnaps the queen yet again. The game restarts.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: Okay - so this ending isn't going to win any awards... but it's still satisfying to see that it has one; especially for a 1983 game. A worthy 2.5/10 from me.
  • Andrew Fisher: I know a lot of people like this one, particularly the later C16 version. But I must admit I never played it myself - it does sound interesting though.

    As Vinny says, good to see there is an ending, even if it is just a precursor to resetting back to the start.
  • Brendan Phoenix: The screens remind me of the Thunderbirds game - also the ending, i.e. crap!

FINAL SAY: A little more than what I expected :)

G.E. RATING: 2.5 / 10

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