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Day of the Viper

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Amiga
75
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Atari ST
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DOS
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3.8
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Description

The Sun League has been trying to fight back against the corrupted and oppressive Gar computer for many years. Now they have attacked a defense base. The only hope is for a Viper V droid to be sent in under your control to reactivate the planet's defenses.

To do this, you must find floppy disks that are everywhere in the station to reboot that evil computer! To complete this task, you must fight 33 types of little robots who attack you. The action is viewed in first-person 3D, with directional arrows on screen for movement and rotation.

There are 25 levels, each of which is automatically mapped as you explore it. Use turbolifts to get to them. Each object is managed by the game, and a notepad feature is provided to allow you to keep track of vital information.

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Day of the Viper Atari ST Doomed
Day of the Viper Atari ST It's a crystal
Day of the Viper DOS Gameplay (Hercules Monochrome)
Day of the Viper DOS The opening sequence (Hercules Monochrome)

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The Press Says

Dragon Amiga May, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1990 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1990 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Power Play DOS Sep, 1990 68 out of 100 68
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga May, 1990 630 out of 1000 63
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Nov, 1989 625 out of 1000 62

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Trivia

Cover artwork

The Viper V robot depicted on the front of the game's box, especially in close-up in the MS-DOS version, bears a startling resemblance to the Cylons from the 1978 run of the TV series Battlestar Galactica.
Contributed to by emerging_lurker (136) and Martin Smith (63136)