Between each wave of ants, the Queen will reward you with a random amount of coins and allow you to purchase items with your money:
Selecting an item will display text that describes what the item does and how many coins it costs. Press the yellow "Purchase" button to buy the item. If you do not have enough coins, you cannot purchase the item.
Armor of the AntLion:
In addition to absorbing damage, it also gives you a new look, complete with a helmet and breastplate:
After purchasing a reward, the item's icon will turn gray, indicating that you cannot purchase that item again:
Since Armor of the AntLion only lasts for 1 hit, it can be repurchased again after another wave or looted off creatures as a random item drop. You always start the game with Armor of the AntLion already equipped.
Book of the Dead:
A permanent upgrade that allows you to kill both ethereal Ghost Ants and living Ghost Ants.
Cloak of Flames:
A permanent upgrade that provides a protective shield of fire that will disintegrate any Fire Ant that runs into you.
Boots of Bravery:
A permanent upgrade that allows you to outrun your enemies.
Ring of Lightning:
A permanent upgrade that provides a protective shield of lightning that will absorb the lightning bolts that Electric Ants hurl at you.
These are particularly useful for killing multiple enemies at once, but they do not work against Army Ants.
Belt of Haste:
A permanent upgrade that allows you to attack twice as fast, but be careful you don't run out of arrows!
Amulet to Time:
A permanent upgrade that will slow down time by half when you have 1 heart left. If your health increases, time will return to normal.
Add's 10 arrows to your quiver and there is no limit to how many of these you can purchase. You start the game with 75 arrows and you can also get arrows from random drops off enemies, chests or statues. If you run out of arrows, it can be very difficult to beat the game.
Bombs are expensive but they are required to defeat Army Ants. Bombs can damage multiple enemies at once, but they can also damage you. You can even destroy statues for a chance at some sweet loot! You start the game with 3 bombs and you can also get bombs from random drops off enemies, chests or statues.
Potions will instantly heal you to maximum health when you activate them. You start the game with 3 potions and you can also get potions from random drops off enemies, chests or statues.
Keys allow you to open chests. You start the game with 3 keys and you can gain more keys from random drops off enemies, chests or statues.
Chests contain 2 random items:
Armor of the AntLion
Chests drop randomly off any creature. A chest is guaranteed to drop off a Pharaoh Ant and an adult Dinosaur Ant.