Ant War Review

March Of The Ants!

Submitted by scorpioeyez on Tue, 2006-04-25 10:18.
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Interesting twist on old concept
It's still nothing you haven't already seen


The ants go marching one by one… well, you know the rest.

The Story

Ants are invading! Not ants from outer space, just your common everyday ants. You’re put in charge of a colony and it’s your responsibility to find food to feed them, keep them reproducing and protect them from nasty humans and weather.

The Good And The Bad

When I first started this game I really thought that it was going to be just another point and click game with no real redeeming values but once I got started I learned that it was much more.

Starting with a small ant hill, I found that this game was quite addicting to get started. As you get going with this game and learn the nuances of this game, you figure out very quickly that staying in place and trying to make your colony grow is incredibly futile which leads to you traveling all over town in search of the items that you need to keep your colony thriving.

What I found most annoying though is that no matter how hard I tried, it always felt like I was always running behind. The hill was never big enough, the food was never plentiful enough, the ants weren’t reproducing fast enough and this was enough to make me quite frustrated more than once as I tried to get that next elusive level.

The graphics on this game are quite good though with some interesting backgrounds for each area of town that you can visit and there is a element of strategy in this game to keep in mind. Going to outdoor areas such as the beach or park when it is raining or cold will cause you to lose ants, staying indoors when it is hot and sunny outside leads to not nearly as much food production. You get the idea.

The item system is certainly interesting with being able to buy items for your ants to help them produce more or to get instant results when something is running low such as food. Unfortunately not all items worked as well as advertised such as the thermometers which were supposed to tell you exactly what the weather was like outdoors so you could plan accordingly for the day but I found a lot of times it was inaccurate and I ended up losing more ants.


There wasn’t a lot of music to speak of in this game which was unfortunate but I also can’t think of any music that I think would’ve been really fitting for this game anyway. The sound effects were crisp and sounded good as well which was a big plus.


The overall goal of this game is to get a colony of 1 billion ants and while I did have fun playing this game I don’t think that I would’ve been able to keep my attention on it until that point.

The game is fun but has limited appeal with it’s repetitive and often times frustrating nature. For a short time killer, this is a great game but I don’t know how many people are going to stick with it for the long haul.


Yes it was amusing but it's nothing that would keep me entertained for long. Final Grade: 79% - C