The Anteater

A 35-year-old Arcade Video Game by Free Enterprise Games

The Anteater screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): anteateruk


The Anteater © 1983 Free Enterprise Games.

A maze game where you play an anteater that elongates his sticky tongue through maze-like anthills eating ants, other bugs and insects.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 99

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Licensed to Tago Electronics.

This game is known outside UK as "Anteater" and in Germany as "Ameisenbaer".


Designed and programmed by : Chris Oberth

Game's ROM.