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Game #1232
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Virus    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   3D action

Rating: 8.53 (32 votes)

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What happens when you lock the designer of the Elite series and future designer of Transport Tycoon in the same room? Virus happens! This is a furious and addictive action game that, like its designers, exudes creativity unlike any other game you have seen. The premise is simple: pilot a polygonal spacecraft to destroy everything in sight. Levels get difficult quickly, but the robust graphics engine borrowed from Elite Plus makes up for eveything. I recommend playing this game with a mouse, since its control method is excellent. Be warned, though: the game is very difficult. Don't expect to finish it unless you are superbly confident in your reflexes ;) Also, check out the superior 1998 sequel V2000, also on this site.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: David Braben
Developer: Frontier Developments
Publisher: Rainbird
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Frontier Developments
Theme: Science Fiction
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Your Sinclair review
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If you like this game, try: V2000, Conqueror, Spectre VR

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