those of you who have never played Dung Beetles before, here are the
very simple rules:
game is a remake
of the old Apple II game called Dung Beetles by Bob Bishop. For Apple
aficionados it has the original La Cucuracha theme at the beginning of
the game, and the "We gotcha!" when one of the beetles gets you. It
also has the roaming magnifier which follows the player around the
maze. This can be switched off in Easy mode, or switched on in Hard
mode. There are two ways to play the game - Original and Modified.
Original - Hard plays exactly like the original game on the Apple II.
Original - Easy is the original game without the magnifier. You get 8
beetles per level. Scoring remains the same for each level.
Modified - Hard starts off with two beetles on the first level with an
additional two beetles on each subsequent level. Point scores are
increased with each successive level. Modified - Easy is the same game
without the magnifier.
does not work under Win 8 and Win 10, so this has been replaced in
version 2.0 by a user-specified variable window size.
here to download the install file for Apple Dung Beetles
maze, eating the food pellets while avoiding the killer beetles.
the arrow keys to
guide your player around the maze.
all the food
pellets to complete the level.
you move around
the maze, you leave a "poop" trail which the beetles will follow in
preference, eating up the trail as they go. Try to leave false trails
in an attempt to divert the beetles away from you.
game ends as soon
as a beetle kills you.