Anticipaste is a Maxis-made creature, present in the final version of Spore. They are the only Maxis-made creatures in the game which are asymmetrical (except for the Grox), as their Branch Deco, and they only have Coverleaves on one side. However, as of patch 1.05, they and the Grox are no longer uniquely asymmetrical, as this patch included asymmetry.
It possesses Simperton mouth, Empteye eyes, Stumplestilt feet, and Coverleaf, Branch Deco details.
- The name is close to Antipasti and Anticipate. The "anticipate" part may have foreshadowed asymmetry (anticipate means to expect or look forward to, in this case to anticipate asymmetry).
- Anticipaste's asymmetry isn't the same as the asymmetry that came with patch 1.05; when clicked or dragged, the leaves and stem will become symmetrical instead of moving asymmetrically.