You control a solitary swarm of “good” bees, trailed by a couple of handy ray guns on the same vertical axis. The game starts out with a bunch of dim-witted Beebots bumbling around the screen, which you can sting with your bee swarm until the ‘bots slow down and finally expire, marked by a rather grim little tombstone! This probably sounds easy enough, but there are killer bees from outer space emerging from hives around the edge of the play area, and when their swarms collide with your swarm, you lose bees. The only defense against the killer bees is a pair of ray guns, which have to recharge after every use.
October 21, 2020 Subject:
Killer Bees is Killer Fun!
Easily the most original game created for the O2 & Videopac. The game play is quick & addictive. I highly recommend using The Voice with this game. Some very unique sound effects were created and shouldn't Bee missed!
February 6, 2016 Subject:
It is amazing to see how far the software for a console can come in just a few years. This is an example of how you could do more with the O2 than it was designed for.
Up until 1981, most O2 games only used the 'stock' character set, but eventually, games like this arrived where customized character animation brought more life into the system. Also, no more 'Select Game', but an actual animated title screen.