This is Battle Bugs. A game of military strategy where insect troops rage across tabletops and storm junk food targets. Standing in their way are legions of enemy bugs, armed to the teeth. You – and your battle smarts – guide your troops to glory. Will your armada of spiders cross the cola lake in time to save the flag? Will the suicide run of a kamikaze mosquito take out the praying mantis? At what cost? AT WHAT PRICE VICTORY?
The game details a war of one group of insects battling against another. The battlefields are common household places such as the kitchen floor or the backyard. The player must navigate his (or her) bugs, each with special skills, and engage the enemies’ bugs.
The main objective of each battle is to either eradicate all of the enemy bugs or ‘capture’ every piece of food on the battlefield. This is achieved by positioning your bugs on the food long enough to raise a flag. When all pieces of food bear your team’s flag, the battle is won. However, the enemy bugs will attempt to do the same thing and can reclaim captured food.
The game develops the logical skills of the player. Different bugs are stronger and weaker versus other types of bugs so the player must combine different strategies to go to the next mission.
There is also a multiplayer mode that can be played. It involves hot-seating between two players by pressing ‘pause’ on a virtual stopwatch, similar to the way that competitive chess is played.