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SimAnt

Available Platform: Amiga - Alias: SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony

SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony is a simulation game inspired by ants and the ways of their life, created and published by Maxis.

Year1992
GenreSimulation
Rating4

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PublisherMaxis Software
DeveloperMaxis Software
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated14 September 2020

Game Review

SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony is a simulation game inspired by ants and the ways of their life, created and published by Maxis. Released back in 1991 for the PC, it lets the player take control and run an entire colony of ants. An Amiga version was published in 1992; the game was ported to the SNES one year later.

The game designers are Justin McCormick and Will Wright, the founder of Maxis and author of SimCity and other simulation games. The two were inspired by E.O. Wilson's research on ant colonies. In just one year of its release, the game already had sold over 100,000 copies.

SimAnt lets players play the game in basically three gaming modes - Quick Game, Full Game, and Experimental Game. The game's setting is in a backyard of a suburban home in which a colony of black ants lives. Player has to play the game as an ant and has to protect the territory by fighting the red ants. Other enemies in the game come in the form of spiders, caterpillars, and humans.

A significant way SimAnt differs from other sim games is that it gives its players a chance to win the game. It's unlike other sim games, which generally had no victory options. SimAnt is one of those few games that have garnered a full five stars rating by many top critics.

See Also: Legendary Game Designers: Will Wright

Review by: Manu
Published: 26 January 2017 9:29 pm

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Amiga version 1.01 - Language: English - Size: 7.88 Mb

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Amiga version 1.01 - Language: French - Size: 7.88 Mb

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Amiga version 1.01 - Language: German - Size: 8.61 Mb

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Amiga version 1.01 - Language: French - Size: 8.61 Mb

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  • benson dweller - 2018-04-14 - Reply

    how do I exit the game after I am done playing? I'm running a Mac