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July 20, 2007 3:55 AM   Subscribe

Antbuster: Friday Flash Fun
posted by Rubbstone (12 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
The game really starts at level 55+
placement is key
me and my friends had 5 machines running this game going batshit trying to make 70
posted by Rubbstone at 3:58 AM on July 20, 2007


Using a bazooka on an anthill. Cute. Next Friday - IdiomFlash: a flash game about constructiong mountains for moles to live in.
posted by scblackman at 4:35 AM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Are they just moving around at random or what?
posted by DU at 4:50 AM on July 20, 2007


This is all the craze around my office right now.
posted by mckenney at 6:11 AM on July 20, 2007


Are they just moving around at random or what?

To a degree but eventually when they find the past of least resistance they all take it
posted by Rubbstone at 6:27 AM on July 20, 2007


The ants getting health back when they grab the cake is the most infuriating part for me.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:36 AM on July 20, 2007


I've had it with these motherfucking ants on this motherfuckin plate!

This games should have a "speed-up"-option for the lower stages.
posted by hoskala at 6:49 AM on July 20, 2007


This is a nice one. As far as I can tell, the ants learn paths from the ants that have gone before-- that's really original. Thanks for finding this.

And CAKE OVER is comedy gold.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:02 AM on July 20, 2007


Enjoy your game, but just remember:

"If all of humanity were to disappear, the remainder of life would spring back and flourish. The mass extinctions now underway would cease, the damaged ecosystems heal and expand outward. If all the ants somehow disappeared, the effect would be exactly the opposite, and catastrophic. Species extinction would increase even more than the present rate, and the land ecosystems would shrivel rapidly as the considerable services provided by these insects were pulled away."
- Bert Hölldobler - Journey to the Ants
posted by fairmettle at 9:50 AM on July 20, 2007


11,532 on Level 63 is my best so far.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:30 AM on July 20, 2007


my best was a level 69 the record around the job is 79 and the record period is 132
posted by Rubbstone at 9:10 PM on July 20, 2007


Okay that's just downright fun, but I can't figure out how I was able to get a laser once but most of the time I can't upgrade the way I want to. Is there a trick to it or something? And what strategies did you guys use? I only made it to level 55 but I was trying to focus my placement near the anthill and near the cake, at least at the beginning. In later levels I tried spacing the other cannons out to cover as wide a range of the playing field as possible, but even then there just came a point where the ants can take more than I can dish out, and they don't seem to get more valuable. ...and does the poison spray actually do anything besides make them glow?
posted by ZachsMind at 8:21 PM on July 21, 2007


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