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by Thumbstar Games
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.0.10
  • ***** Thanks for your continued support *****
  • **** New in 1.0.10 update: ****
  • - Fixed issues with Simplified Chinese letters
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Product Details

  • Release Date: April 18, 2013
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,835 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Tower defense gameplay
  • Variety of units to deploy
  • A full bestiary of enemies to defeat
  • Simple tap to play interface
  • Upgrade your units

Product Description

A gorgeous strategy game with an award-winning interface, Anthill is based on the real-world behavior of ants. By drawing pheromone trails, you direct your ground forces to different destinations, working with streams of units rather than individuals.

Your mission is to protect the hill as wave upon wave of enemy bugs are thrown at you with tower defense gameplay. Slay a bug carry out air raids upgrade your troops with four types of ants to deploy: workers, soldiers, spitters and drones.


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Technical Details

Size: 19.9MB
Version: 1.0.10
Developed By: Thumbstar Games
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
76 of 99 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game November 7, 2013
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This app is great and addictive (in my opinion). It is a strategy game - tower defense style.

+ Nice Gameplay
+ Good Graphics
+ Easy to Learn and Play
+ Intuitive
+ Good Design
+ Starts Easy but Gets Harder

- $1.99 (This isn't really a con, because the game is worth $1.99, I just don't know where else to put this.)
- Not As Many Upgrades As The Version for iPhone
- Those who are worried about Adware, Spying, IAPs, and Facebook - see the update below

Bottom Line: This is a really great app. It is very addictive, I have been playing it non-stop for three hours. It is $1.99, but it is definitely worth it. I strongly recommend giving this app a try.

Update: I now realize the reason that Adware was detected is because the code base is the same as the lite version, which has ads. The reason Spying and Localytics was detected was because the developer was using it in the free version to see if players bought the upgraded version. The reason Facebook and IAPs was detected was because the iOS version has Facebook and IAPS, so it was in the code base. Because of these reasons I just listed, the app gets another star.
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83 of 112 people found the following review helpful
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As games go, this one has a unique tower defense game play and exceptionally beautiful graphics. It comes with a decent tutorial, too. Frankly, without the garbage this would be a 5-star game. What garbage, you ask? This has some real nasties embedded in it, according to Addons Detector.

According to Addons Detector this app contains the following stuff you don't want:
- AdMob
- AdSense
- AdWhirl

- Localytics

- RobotMedia Android Billing

- Facebook Developer Tools

Since I blocked this app from having internet access, I cannot say whether it has advertisements or if it uses Facebook or IAP (In-App Purchasing). I have no intention of finding out the hard way.

At least the game works without internet access.

I gave the app a second star for a few reasons: first, this is a well-designed, innovative game. Second, it has real potential for five stars and I want to encourage that. Third, there are a lot of really, really bad apps out there that are far worse with respect to adware, spying, and IAP.

SUMMARY: This is a decent one to stick in your library - but not install - with the hope that the developer will remove the adware, IAP, spying and so forth.
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46 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Polished Game and No Adds November 7, 2013
By gtrad
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Before the typical FAOTD frenzy starts and people crush this developer for alleged spying, adds and FaceBook integration i recommend that you install and verify for yourself. Also note that the tool the person used to support these ckaims is called "addon detector". The app has a lengthy disclaimer about false positives and reporting on things identified in an SDK but not used by the game.

- The game has a polished feel and is well made
- The game exits properly and does not run in the background
- The game has sufficient tutorials
- There NO adds, NO in app purchase, NO FaceBook integration
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars great game bad controls November 8, 2013
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The game itself is good and the adware thing isn't true for full version. But takes a dozen tries to cancel something and scrolling a line off screen only works half the time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars app November 10, 2013
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I just want to tell you that this game are one of the best strategy games that I have played. The graphics are gorgeous and the idea very original. Maybe I like this game so much like PvsZ. Thanks for this great work!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Gene D
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The game is a simplified "Warcraft II" type game where you have a "nest", select from workers or melee, ranged and air fighters, and try to survive waves of attacks from enemy insects. The game suffers two problems. The first is an out and out bug - when you get to the "BIG BOSS" level, the game is frankly impossible because during the "intro" narrative - when you can't do anything -- the enemy fighters are actually advancing on your nest. No matter how fast you click through, you won't be able to set up to be viable even if you do somehow manage to survive the fist wave. Which brings to the second problem, which is general in nature. With an "expanse" game like the original warcraft, you had many options how to build up your colony over hours and hours. If in the final wave, you got wiped out, you didn't mind starting over. But in this game, as you advance, there is pretty much no margin of error. For example, you can be perhaps 2 seconds "late" to send a melee force out to kill the enemy "tank", but if you are 3 seconds late, too bad, it will get to your next and even if you manage to kill it, you'll have no way to recover. And by "late" I mean before the thing even shows up on the screen. So you have to memorize the levels and make your play in direct reaction to the pre-set waves of assaults you'll encounter. Also, interestingly, when you purchase "skills" with your experience points, the enemies actually get tougher. It seems in some cases these "skills" just don't work - e.g., at the higher levels "goo" does absolutely nothing to slow down the yellow "bee" insects. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
doesn't appeal to me
Published 21 days ago by Peggy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The most addictive and fun game ever. Please make a part 2!
Published 1 month ago by Bdavil01
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game
This game is awesome. You control ants and defend the hill. One of the best strategy games I have ever played.
Published 2 months ago by Anonymous
3.0 out of 5 stars I like the daily free Amazon apps for Android phones
I like the daily free Amazon apps for Android phones. This is one of them. It's okay. I really would only take this for free. Just my opinion though.
Published 6 months ago by Matthew W. Wilson
1.0 out of 5 stars On kindle vesrsion the worse game
This game is worse game on kindle because you can have all three upgrades but no fourth. if there is an update on the kindle version where there is all four upgrades I take... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Toonkham Alichanh
2.0 out of 5 stars dosent care for android users
This app is awesome on iphone fun to play for hours I bought it on my kindle to play and it sucks don't by at all if you use a android device the fun upgrades are not even a option... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Luke VOlonte
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs updates!!
Love the game but unfortunately I steal my kids iPad to play it because the android version doesn't have the updates.....
Published 9 months ago by r
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea.
Got way too hard, way too fast.
Published 10 months ago by rusty cosens
2.0 out of 5 stars games should be fun
games should be fun
Published 10 months ago by Peter Paul
3.0 out of 5 stars Great game but too frustrating to play early on
I really liked this game but it became frustrating very quickly because it's not easy to cancel overlapping pheromone trails, even on my 5. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jacob Share
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