The Ant Bully (video game)

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The Ant Bully
The ant bully.JPG
Developer(s) Artificial Mind and Movement
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Director(s) John A. Davis
Producer(s) Hans Lo
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Wii
Release date(s) Microsoft Windows, Nintendo GameCube
  • NA July 24, 2006
PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
  • NA July 24, 2006
  • EU July 28, 2006
Wii
  • NA December 5, 2006
  • AUS March 1, 2007
  • EU March 2, 2007
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution DVD, Wii Optical Disc

The Ant Bully is a video game based on the animated movie of the same name. It was first released on July 24, 2006 alongside the theatrical release of the movie. The story and actions of the game correspond to that of the movie.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is broken down into missions, though the game follows a linear design. The game is a traditional action-adventure game, with players able to use different weapons to clear a mission and advance to the next level.

Plot[edit]

Players control the protagonist, Lucas Nickle, as he is shrunk to a miniature size and forced to work in an ant colony. He goes on many adventures throughout his backyard. From the Cactus Garden, to the Spiders lair, Lucas must overcome the challenges and become an ant. Getting in his way is the local wasp hive and the Exterminator. After overcoming many challenges, Lucas eventually has a mano-a-mano showdown. Lucas first must shoot the Exterminators ear with the Dart bow and avoid his hands and poison. Next, Lucas must blind the Exterminator with the Larva silk squirter. Eventually, Lucas and the wasps drive the Exterminator away after stinging him in the butt. Afterwards, Lucas collects the last of the Fire crystals and returns to normal size.

Voice cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot

PS2: 4.3 of 10[1]
GCN: 4.3 of 10[2]
Wii: 3.7 of 10[3]
GBA: 6.2 of 10[4]
PC: 4.3 of 10[5]

IGN

PS2: 5.5 of 10[6]
GCN: 5.5 of 10[7]
Wii: 4.5 of 10[8]
GBA: 4.5 of 10[9]
PC: 5.5 of 10[10]

CVG

Wii: 5.0 of 10[11]

Game Informer

Wii: 6.5 of 10[12]

Nintendo Power

GCN: 5.0 of 10

Compilations of multiple reviews
Game Rankings

PS2: 51.87% (based on 15 reviews)[13]
GCN: 58.67% (based on 9 reviews)[14]
Wii: 44.92% (based on 13 reviews)[15]
GBA: 55.75% (based on 4 reviews)[16]
PC: 47.57% (based on 7 reviews)[17]

Metacritic

PS2: 52% (based on 19 reviews)[18]
GCN: 51% (based on 8 reviews)[19]
Wii: 45% (based on 12 reviews)[20]
PC: 47% (based on 10 reviews)[21]


Reception for the game has been mixed, with sites such as eToychest giving it a 10/100 while Game Informer rated it a 6.5/10. The majority of the reviews fell in the 40-50 range, with reviewers criticizing its shallow gameplay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Provo (2006-07-31). "The Ant Bully (PS2) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ Frank Provo (2006-07-31). "The Ant Bully (GCN) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ Frank Provo (2006-12-18). "The Ant Bully (Wii) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  4. ^ Frank Provo (2006-01-31). "The Ant Bully (GBA) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  5. ^ Frank Provo (2006-07-31). "The Ant Bully (PC) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  6. ^ Mark Bozon (2006-08-01). "The Ant Bully (PS2) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  7. ^ Mark Bozon (2006-08-01). "The Ant Bully (GCN) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  8. ^ Mark Bozon (2007-01-19). "The Ant Bully (Wii) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  9. ^ Jack DeVries (2006-08-17). "The Ant Bully (GBA) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  10. ^ Mark Bozon (2006-08-01). "The Ant Bully (PC) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  11. ^ "The Ant Bully (Wii) review at CVG". 2007-02-11. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  12. ^ Ben Reeves. "The Ant Bully (Wii) review at Game Informer". Retrieved 2008-08-26. [dead link]
  13. ^ "The Ant Bully (PS2) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  14. ^ "The Ant Bully (GCN) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  15. ^ "The Ant Bully (Wii) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  16. ^ "The Ant Bully (GBA) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  17. ^ "The Ant Bully (PC) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  18. ^ "The Ant Bully (PS2) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  19. ^ "The Ant Bully (GCN) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  20. ^ "The Ant Bully (Wii) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  21. ^ "The Ant Bully (PC) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 

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