This article is provided by: Lake Norman Pest Control
Ever wondered if bugs were any good at video games? Well they’re not, but sometimes make great additions as part of them. From the main villains, to your player character, there are plenty of bug themed games. There are even old classic games that have been forgotten in time about being a pest exterminator, but those games will have to wait another day to be featured. Today we present:
Top 5 Video Games with Bugs
#5 SIM ANT
This game is originally a 1991 top down simulation game where you manage a colony of ants in a backyard. The game is old enough that its first appearance was as a DOS game, but it was popular enough that it was given releases on later machines, such as the Super NES, Mac OS, and later versions of Windows. It gets position number 5 as a timeless classic that many remember being able to play on school computers, but is overall repetitive and capable of playing itself after a certain amount of time.
#4 Mister Mosquito
If you have ever wanted to experience the life of a mosquito trying to survive in a household, that’s exactly what Mister Mosquito does. It ranks number 4 on our list simply because it’s one of the few games that is simulation and action based as a bug. It was released June of 2001 on the PlayStation 2, and it’s ratings are overall mediocre. The controls are difficult to manage, but if you’re into a first person flight experience, isn’t hard to grasp with practice.
#3 MARIO PAINT’S GNAT ATTACK
If this were its own game, it could arguably be higher on this top 5 list. Gnat Attack, or also known as Coffee Break, is a mini game you can find in the Mario Paint game by clicking an icon featuring a coffee mug. It’s concept and controls are very basic, move the cursor over the fly and press to swat it. You’ll see various bugs, with the final boss of each level being some intense robot bug. This game was so well-received as a mini game that it was re-released as a mini game for Mario Maker on the Wii U. It’s important to note the above video is a speed run, and the game itself can easily last 20 minutes or longer to fully beat.
#2 WORMs ARMAGEDDON
Worms Armageddon is a full multiplayer game featuring worms as the player characters. It’s a strategy game among friends or online players where you are trying to be the last worm standing. You’re given a team of worms placed on a map and take turns shooting rockets that cause terrain damage and attack the other player worms. It ranks #2 as a solid funny and enjoyable game to play with friends, and also you’re a worm just because. To get to the review part of the featured YouTube video, skip to 25 seconds in.
#1 EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
If you’re aware of the movie Starship Troopers, that’s the easiest way to describe this game. You chose a character class to play and essentially fight giant insects that are attacking planet earth. It has traditionally been a PlayStation 2 game, but a recent version called Earth Defense Force 4.1 was released for PC and is available on the online Steam Store. The most recent version gives you 3 class options, and has you facing off against giant ants, wasps, spiders, and eventually giant monsters as you progress through the levels. This ranks number one as it’s just the best action packed game with multiplayer abilities that features buggy aliens as a main enemy.
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