Ardy the Aardvark

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Scott Stilphen - 18/04/2021
Someone mentioned this is the same as Oil's Well only with different mazes. The premise is the same, but there's several key gameplay differences beyond simply having different mazes.
Scott Stilphen - 18/04/2021
There are some gameplay differences between this version and the arcade Anteater. In Anteater, if a worm is on your tongue, you can only eat it by backing up over it head-first; in Ardy, you can only eat it tail-first. In Anteater, you’re not safe from worms if you stay at the entrance but in Ardy you are. In Anteater, the spider will follow your tongue to the tip and kill you if it touches it; in Ardy, the spider will kill you if it touches your tongue.
AbbotKinneyDude - 20/12/2020
Chris Oberth should be credited for this. Later on, he was essential in porting Winter Games to the Apple II. He passed away in 2012.
J - 28/07/2020
Ardy and Oil's Well are based on a 1982 arcade game called Anteater. Chris Oberth wrote both Anteater and Ardy.
Megadeth - 22/06/2019
Note: The tape version came without the loading screen.
Daniel Thomas MacInnes - 10/05/2011
Should anybody mind that this is identical to Oil's Well? I think the mazes are different, but it's pretty much the exact same concept. Common for video games then, common today. It was fun in short bursts but, in the end, Oil's Well won out as the better game. But you can't deny Ardy's charm. I'll give it a 6/10.


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GenreArcade - Collect'em!Year1983
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherDatamost, Inc.

Oberth, Chris / Ford, Jay M.

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Medium Disk


Cover Artist(s)Ross, ScottSerial-
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Other version with the same title:

Main Street Publishing.

Later released in the UK by Databyte.

Many thanks to Homesoft for converting the original game to ATR format.

Missing original disk image!


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