Few types of games are more fun to me than brutal strategic combat games. I love the five on five arena, determining the best mix of sheer power and sneaky tactics to overwhelm my enemy and obliterate them from the battlefield. The problem has been finding a strategic warfare game with a unique twist, but Army Antz provides that in spaces.
The idea behind this game is that you have to pit your team of five commando ants against a rival anthill. You have to cut off their support, destroy their troops, and capture their queen. The game is extremely well designed, with graphics that resemble the animated motion picture “A Bug’s Life.” Sound effects are apt, and sometimes hilarious, such as when one of your ants screams, “I’m on fire!”
Army Antz provides you with 19 battle arenas scattered around the park, from playgrounds to picnic areas. You wage war with your selection from 13 different types of ants, including grenadiers, flamethrowers, assault ants, and more. Various support troops are available to aid you in your quest for domination, including a Medic to revive ants slain on the battlefield. The app is integrated with Game Center, providing you with 19 different achievements to unlock.
Army Antz has various difficulty levels, and even a multiplayer option that takes advantage of split screen mode on the iPad. Army Antz is available for $2.99 on the App Store, without any advertisements. The game does, however, feature in-app purchases to help you upgrade your army faster. Army Antz is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 7.1 or later.