Swarm - The Bugs Strike Back
|Swarm - The Bugs Strike Back|
Swarm - The Bugs Strike Back is a Flash game styled after 'Space Invaders', in which you play a Wocky in a Wocky Tank protecting Neopia from invasion by bugs. The game is set in Neopian Protection Zone 6b, a location in the Lost Desert. It replaced the original Swarm on 7 June 2005.
How to play
The player moves their tank left and right with the left and right arrow keys, and fires their gun with the space bar. The object of the game is to clear the screen by shooting the advancing bugs. The bugs fire back - the player can move out of the way of their shots or hide behind one of five walls. Shots that land on the walls, either from the bugs or from the player, slowly break them down.
When a bug is destroyed, it may drop a special bonus item that falls down to the player's tank. They may either grow, shrink speed up, or slow down the tank; temporarily give the tank a laser weapon, larger bullets, or a shield, or repair the walls.
Every so often, a more powerful bug will cross across the top of the screen, and release a volley of extra-large fireballs.
Bullets from the tank take time to travel up the screen, and so the player must remember to lead their shots.
|Replacement||Swarm - The Bugs Strike Back|
The original Swarm was released on 18 June 2001, and retired on 7 June 2005 when its successor was released. Gameplay was broadly similar to the updated version. The tie-in Neopedia article for the original Swarm explains that the bugs are bug-shaped aircraft, not actual insects as they were depicted in the remake.
- Neopedia: Neopian Protection Zone 6b
|Lost Desert Games|
Brucey B Slots - Dice of Destiny - Fruit Machine - Geos - Grand Theft Ummagine - Mummy Maze - Piper Panic - Pyramids - Qasalan Expellibox - Ruins Rampage - Sakhmet Solitaire - Scamander Swarm - Scarab 21 - Sutek's Tomb - Swarm - The Bugs Strike Back - The Great Desert Race - The Great Qasalan Caper - Tug-O-War - Wheel of Extravagance - Word Pyramid