In this unconventional real-time strategy game, control a fearsome army of stink bugs, cockroaches, lightning bugs, ants and more in a miniature, pun-filled warzone! 56 battles with 22 types of Battle Bug await you!
All Reviews:
Positive (13) - 100% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 1, 1994

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“A real winner! This is the perfect wargame for people who normally don't like wargames.”
PC Gamer

“BATTLE BUGS is nothing if not an enjoyable game to play. The manual and graphic elements of the game are uniformly hilarious, from the radar display running on a ‘No Entiendo Lame Boy’ to gruff spiders whirling into battle in a Tasmanian-devil-like tornado. BATTLE BUGS manages to achieve that rare fusion, a meaningful tactical game which is funny as well as fun to play. No one will lose their job or spouse to an overdose of BATTLE BUGS playing, but plenty of gamers will have many enjoyable evenings of conquering cheese wedges and slaughtering spiders.”
Computer Gaming World

“‘Battle Bugs’ delights with sounds and images. In the category of scenario games, it’s definitely first place. This game is an example of how you can have a great time with the subject, while bursting with humour and mocking our own reality to create an extremely easy to use and yet complex simulation!”
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About This Game

Control stink bugs, cockroaches, lightning bugs, ants and more. They are all part of your 22 bug army. Each has its own mobility, strength and weapon characteristics. Use classic military strategy as your insectile troops fight enemy bugs over a kitchen floor strewn with junk food! Fight for dominance, against the clock, or sometimes just to survive. 56 battles, each more complex and challenging, and all with the kind of tongue-in-cheek humour that will keep you buzzing with laughter!


  • Use sophisticated strategies based on real military tactics. Simple to learn, but hard to master.
  • 22 different bugs to battle, from ants to flies to bees to stink bugs, all with their own unique strengths, weaknesses and abilities.
  • Unusual pause-to-plan real-time strategy gameplay. Carefully choose your moves, then un-pause time to let the action play out - pausing again at any time to re-issue orders.
  • Humorous military briefings, victory celebrations, funny parodies, and puns. So many puns.
  • Charming animations and high-resolution (for 1994) VGA colour graphics.
  • Single player and two-player modes.

Battle Bugs was created in 1994 by Epyx Inc., and designed primarily by Dennis Caswell, legendary creator of such classics as Impossible Mission and Pitstop II.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: x86
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: x64
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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