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Virus (Really Obscure Retro Game Series)

There's cool beaches with trees and even fishes! I don't know any 1988 game that has graphics like these.

There's cool beaches with trees and even fishes! I don't know any 1988 game that has graphics like these.

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Virus is one of those games that are incredibly cool, but impossible to play. This game has smooth, fluid 3D graphics, and you can fly around in a spaceship through huge landscapes. You'll see all kinds of 3D models such as houses, fishes, trees and cool spaceships. Virus is programmed by D.J. Braben and C.W. Sawyer.

It comes with little story, but when you finish an attack wave, you get to see some statistics which tell you that there are infected areas. The title of this game hints that the planet is infected with a virus and your job is to shoot all the.. virus-spaceship.. things.

The title screen indicates that this game is made in 1988, which makes the smooth 3D graphics very impressive for it's time. You can play this game in 4 color CGA, or 16 color EGA graphics. For controls, you can shoose keyboard, joystick of mouse.

I'm very happy there's also a self playing demo which starts automatically when you don't touch your computer for a while. I didn't even get past wave 1, so I'm really happy I could see some of the further stuff!

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thumbnail The opening screen of Virus features some cool 3D graphics.
Virus (Really Obscure ...
The opening screen of Virus features some cool 3D graph...
thumbnail Wave 1 starts like this. You'll probably crash down a couple times in the beginning.
Virus (Really Obscure ...
Wave 1 starts like this. You'll probably crash down a c...
thumbnail There's cool beaches with trees and even fishes! I don't know any 1988 game that has graphics like these.
Virus (Really Obscure ...
There's cool beaches with trees and even fishes! I don'...
thumbnail After you get the hang of the controls you'll be shooting other spaceships.
Virus (Really Obscure ...
After you get the hang of the controls you'll be shooti...
thumbnail Attack Wave 3 Completed! Here you see some stats about infected areas.
Virus (Really Obscure ...
Attack Wave 3 Completed! Here you see some stats about ...
thumbnail And it usually ends pretty quickly like this. Game Over.
Virus (Really Obscure ...
And it usually ends pretty quickly like this. Game Over...

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1988   Cga graphics   Ega graphics   C.w. sawyer   D.j. braben   Explosion   Infected   Beach   Retro game   Retro   Virus   3d graphics  

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Andrey Jardim (2 years ago)
I've played this on ArmO/S

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