Move over Ant Smasher, a new insect game has arrived on Android. Developed by Thumbstar, Anthill is a great strategy game with an appealing visual design and interesting gameplay.
The objective of Anthill is simple: protect your base, or anthill, from incoming waves of enemy bugs. Performing such mission requires application of strategies commonly used in other games in the tower defense genre. What sets Anthill apart, however, is the unique use of pheromone trails that sets a path for ants to follow. There are also upgrades that eventually become available to improve the efficiency of the ants and therefore the overall survival chances of the colony. The graphics looks beautiful and the interface uses a simple and intuitive touch-and-slide control scheme.
Fans of Will Wright’s SimAnt might see some resemblance of the classic simulation game with AntHill. Both games are designed to emulate the behavior of ants in the real world. The main difference is that the new game tends to be more… explosive. While worker ants are present in the game and act in a more natural manner, there are also bomber ants and spitter ants, complete with deadly weapons, that function as your main defense against enemy ants and other insects.
Anthill is available on Android in two versions: Full and Lite. With the latter, you’ll be to play the game for free but with some limitations: fewer levels and campaigns, no Infinity Mode (which have you defend against endless waves of insects and reap high scores), fewer types of insect enemies, and presence of ads.
Download the game now. Trust me, it’s quite addictive.