Sim Ant and the Spider

#1 Posted by TheGreenBastard (31 posts) -

I remember playing a lot of Sim Ant on the SNES as a kid. It got me interested in insects at school :D (Insects have 6 legs - arachnids have 8 - thank you Sim Ant!)
However... to anyone who has played this do you remember encountering the spider? It had to be one of the most terrifying moments of my video gaming life. Having your poor defenceless ant run away from the huge, brown, hairy, tarantula looking bastard as it chases you down. All the while some horrible stomach churning music plays in the background in an otherwise innocent and carefree game. You would usually hear the music first before seeing the spider which made it all the more horrifying. This game gave me arachnophobia for the later part of my childhood... Oh yeah, when IT catches up to you it shows a scrolling death animation of your ant being digested while he eats you.
Good news however - the day I managed to build up enough ants to kill that hairy bastard was one of the best days ever... then I proceeded to check that I did not have any spiders crawling on me at the time - you know the feeling...
So, anyone remember playing Sim Ant? Is my story of the spider totally confined to my own experience? Surely not - that fucker was terrifying...

#2 Posted by elko84 (1045 posts) -

I loved SimAnt!  And you're right F that spider!!!

#3 Posted by ApolloJ85 (241 posts) -

I faintly recall playing SimAnt on some dos-based pc. It seems a strange concept for a game, who wants to simulate ants? And yes, the spider was horrific. I doubt anyone with arachnophobia could have played this game at all.

#4 Posted by Shirogane (3563 posts) -
@ApolloJ85 said:
"I faintly recall playing SimAnt on some dos-based pc. It seems a strange concept for a game, who wants to simulate ants? And yes, the spider was horrific. I doubt anyone with arachnophobia could have played this game at all. "

Must be why i don't remember it at all, and also why i played very little sim ant. Spiders are scary in all games. I must have blocked this one out of my memory...
#5 Posted by TheGreenBastard (31 posts) -
@elko84: 
Hah, I'm glad I'm not the only one that hated that things guts. 

@ApolloJ85:
Yeah it is a bit of a strange concept but I was a bit of a geeky kid who was into bugs (so naturally I'm a hit with the ladies) but it was really interesting at the time. It got me interested in insects and I managed to learn a thing or two from it. But they sure don't make games like this anymore.
 
I think the main reason that the spider was so terrifying was a combination of it naturally being a spider (ofcourse) and that it rushed towards you as opposed to fleeing from you - as most human beings are accustomed to. It was like it wanted to give you a big hairy hug or something... with 6 round black eyes... ugh....
#6 Edited by BeeMac420 (27 posts) -

First time I've stumbled upon Sim Ant, Looks like I missed a classic!
 
P.S - Barb Lahey says get that Everlast Wrestling ring outta here

#7 Posted by dragonkid165 (1 posts) -

sorry if this forum is dead but i remember on the computer version i used to destroy those spiders till the spider population is to low window poped up XD

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