We think the insect in the Atari classic is a fly, but we can’t be entirely sure. For one thing, we’ve never seen flies shoot pellets out of their snouts. And for another, we’ve never seen them tear apart great space gods called a Qotile. But we have seen them wallow in shit. And that’s what makes Yar so compelling—no wallowing and no shit. You have to give credit to an insect that goes so far outside its comfort zone.