Anteater is an arcade game released in 1982 It was developed and published by Stern. The game is about controlling an anteater and eat ants out of an anthill.nteater ("The Anteater" in Britain; "Ameisenbaer" in Germany) is a maze arcade game released in 1982 by Stern, where the player controls an anteater that elongates his sticky tongue through maze-like anthills eating ants. The player can only eat ants with the tip of the anteater's tongue. If an ant bites your tongue at any other location you lose a life. Pressing the second button will quickly retract the anteater's tongue. Worms will not harm you unless eaten head first, in which case you lose a life. Worms can be safely eaten from behind. Eating queen ants at the very bottom of the nest will temporarily clear all ants and worms from the screen. In higher levels spiders also appear and must be avoided. The object is to eat all of the larvae before time runs out, clearing the screen.