Tough as zombie snails
by Paul Devlin 29/1/2013
Product: Ant Raid
Developer: Prank Ltd
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
A casual glance in Ant Raid's direction might lead you to suspect that it's a casual real-time strategy game, overrun with cute stylised insects and lush, cheery greenery for backgrounds.
Get about eight levels in, however, and you'll discover a savagely difficult RTS that seems calculated to make you walk a constant knife edge between failure and success.
While it seems kind of irrelevant in the thick of the action, there's a reasonable story crammed with deliberately quirky characters - like the Queen ant, who's worried about you damaging her beloved tea set.
Stunning to look at and, mostly, intuitive to play, this impressive insect-themed RTS conceals a real sting in its difficulty that often frustrates more than it challenges
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