Featured Android Game Review: Ant Raid [Arcade & Action]

HeroCraft has a new one out and it’s a dandy. It’s called Ant Raid and it’s basically a battle in the garden. You play the ants and you need to take out armies of bees, snails, and other insects. This game was already a hit on iOS devices, but now it’s available in the Google Play Store for your enjoyment. The initial levels are quite easy, but it gets difficult in a hurry.

Each level is in a different surrounding and you’re given a certain number of ants. As other insects approach, your job is to send some or all of the ants to take out each enemy. You do this by tapping on the screen and a circle appears. As you hold your finger the circle will get larger. The ants that are within that circle will be the ones that attack. Now you just tap where you want to send them. Sounds easy right? Well at first it is, but then things get a little more interesting in that you will have to use some of your leftover ants to rescue other ants. You will also need to figure out how many ants you really need to take out a particular enemy in order to conserve your leftovers for the next enemy. Each insect is different, some are fast, and others are bigger and/or stronger.

As you progress, you will also get other powers like the ability to take on colors from fallen enemies like blue and red. Blue will make you invulnerable and red will make you faster. You will also be able to use lightning to squash insects by simply taping your finger on them. Sounds easy, but you will get penalized if you miss them.

You can advance to the next level by surviving the enemies, which will yield you a minimum of one star. The better you do at accomplishing the task the more stars you will get. You can get up to three stars, but what’s cool is that you can see if you’re in the running for the three stars. At the beginning of each round, you are given three stars (shown at the top left), but as you progress, the stars will be removed if you’re not playing up to par (or shall I say above par). If the story mode isn’t your thing, you can play the survival mode, but you will have to complete chapter 1 in the story mode (15 levels) in order to unlock it. In survival mode you simply play until your colony is destroyed, which makes it more arcade style.

Right now Herocraft has Ant Raid on sale for a a launch price of 99-cents, so grab it now and give it a shot. As always, let me know what you think. Check out the video trailer and download links below.

Features

  • GORGEOUS GRAPHICS! - Feast your eyes on high-definition 3D graphics and animations.
  • OFF-THE-WALL STORYLINE! - Experience an epic tale through animated cut-scenes featuring quirky characters and unexpected twists.
  • EASY-TO-GRASP CONTROLS AND UNIQUE GAMEPLAY! - Enjoy responsive and intuitive touch controls. Taste the fresh blend of action, arcade and strategy.
  • ENDLESS GAMEPLAY! - Challenge your friends and the rest of the world in four dynamic Survival modes.
  • AWESOME SOUNDTRACK! - Indulge your ears with an original soundtrack and crazy sound effects.
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