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Anthill

by Thumbstar Games
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 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

  • ASIN: B00CBTA0NK
  • 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 (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,599 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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If you face any technical issue with the game and/or device please contact us.

This will enable us to fix and update the game, making it better for all.

Email us for support here at support@thumbstar.com

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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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Considering just the game, this app is great. It is a strategy game - tower defense style.

Pros:
+ Free (normally $1.99)
+ Nice Gameplay
+ Good Graphics
+ Easy to Learn and Play
+ Intuitive
+ Good Design

Cons:
- 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 defiantly 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, 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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96 of 126 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:
ADWARE:
- AdMob
- AdSense
- AdWhirl

SPYING:
- Localytics

IN-APP PURCHASING:
- RobotMedia Android Billing

OTHER:
- 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
By JP
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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
waste of time
Published 10 days ago by mom
5.0 out of 5 stars great game
I don't know why, but I love this game.
I like sending my minions off to battle and cheer them on as they bring back the spoils of war.
Published 2 months ago by Phillip Velikan
4.0 out of 5 stars removing ant trail
The game is good. My only gripe is selecting the phenomenon trail. Sometimes it takes several times before I am able to select and remove it, and by that time I would have too many... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Anthill is a great way to pass the time
I have gotten three stars on all the games except for 3. Will continue to try. Great challenge! My favorite is infinity. Got up to 45,0000 points on one game. Read more
Published 4 months ago by jem
4.0 out of 5 stars fun time waster
Addictive, hard to beat. Sadly, it occasionally crash-closes, especially on infinity level. Hoping for a patch (and more levels!) soon.
Published 5 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Great time passer!!
This is a fun, simple but surprisingly complex strategy is required to play in the game.
good graphics, cool units overall a fantastic 5 STARS!!

ps... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars fun but gets to difficult
Fun novel tower defence game but suddenly the levels get really difficult even though I have all the upgrades. Other reviews appear to say the same
Published 5 months ago by Nero
3.0 out of 5 stars Too bad it is severely unstable
I like this game. I really enjoy it. It is challenging and takes strategy and cunning.

The major issue I have is that the game crashes frequently. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Anne
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game, but too short.
I enjoyed this game for about an hour and half combined before the game got too hard to be fun any more. Maybe a dedicated gamer will get more out of it.
Published 6 months ago by M. Wang
1.0 out of 5 stars ANTHILL GAME NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
I TRIED TO PLAY THE GAME 4 TIMES. I DID NOT FIND THIS INTERESTING. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS GAME TO ANYONE
Published 6 months ago by BELLE SMITH
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