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Virus: The Game (Windows)

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www.telstar.co.uk:
    Ask yourself this question: How well do you know your PC?

    What's the greatest threat the modern world has ever faced? Global warming? Nuclear weapons? Corrupt governments? Think again. In the age of the information superhighway there is one common enemy that goes unseen. Everyone who has ever used a computer knows that the greatest threat mankind has ever faced is the computer virus. Information is power, and whoever controls this information can wield the ultimate sword of Damocles.

    Virus, the game, takes place inside an individual's virtual PC. It can be spread across a virtual international computer network to other systems and systematically destroy files and data without remorse. It has to be tracked down and stopped. You are the best person for that job, because the source of the infection is your PC.

    Taking place inside a full 360 degree, 3D virtual world, Virus is a multi-player strategy game which places you in the very heart of your machine. Utilising an advanced mapping system the game uses the structure and design of your computer files to place you in a true 3D environment.

    With the emphasis on lateral and strategic thinking as well as straight ahead blasting, Virus is guaranteed to take you into a world that you never even imagined existed.

  • Real time 3D engine that runs under Win 95 at over 25 frames per second


  • Virus is different on every computer system it's played on - your data determines the look and feel of the game


  • See your WAV files, graphic images and word documents integrated into the gaming environment


  • As the campaign continues bases, repair centers, ammunition factories and a whole host of other support facilities need to be built to ensure continued success against the enemy


  • Multiple virus-types mean that different strategies must be developed throuhout the game - you have to evolve as quickly as the virus

Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jan 28, 2008.

Advertisement in PC Games, December 1997 (German):

    VIRUS



    ECHTZEITSTRATEGIE ZUM ANSTECKEN!



    WIE GUT KENNEN SIE EIGENTLICH IHRE FESTPLATTE?

    EIN GEFÄHRLICHER VIRUS BEDROHT IHR COMPUTERSYSTEM. DIE AUFGABE: VERTEIDIGUNG IHRER DATENVERZEICHNISSE UND DATEIEN. BAUEN SIE FESTUNGEN, SCHLACHTSCHIFFE UND ANTIVIRUSWAFFEN, UND KÄMPFEN SIE AUGE IN AUGE GEGEN DIE GEFÄHRLICHSTEN KILOBYTEFRESSER.

    GRUNDLAGE DIESES INNOVATIVEN STRATEGIESPIELS IST DAS IN IHREM PC VORLIEGENDE DATENVERZEICHNIS. AUF DIESE WEISE ENTSTEHEN IMMER NEUE SZENARIEN, JE NACH DEM, AUF WELCHEM PC SIE DAS SPIEL INSTALLIEREN ODER WELCHE DATEIEN GERADE AUF IHRER FESTPLATTE GESPEICHERT SIND.

    NEBEN DER ÜBERSICHTSKARTE BIETET DER KAMPFMODUS EINE ATEMBERAUBENDE 3D-ENGINE.

    DORT NAVIGIEREN SIE DURCH KORRIDORE, DEREN WÄNDE IHRE EIGENEN TEXTDOKUMENTE UND GRAFIKDATEIEN SIND.

    SIE BEKÄMPFEN EINEN VIRUS, DER SICH IN EINER IHRE WAV-SOUNDDATEIEN EINGENISTET HAT, UND LAUSCHEN SIE IM GLEICHEN MOMENT DEM DIESER DATEI ZUGEHÖRIGEN KLANG.

    WEITERE FEATURES:

  • VERSCHIEDENE VIRUS-TYPEN
  • AGIEREN SIE ALS ANGREIFER ODER VERTEIDIGER
  • NUTZEN SIE IHRE ORIGINALVERZEICHNISSE ODER SPIELEN SIE AUF EINER FIKTIVEN FESTPLATTE
  • MEHRSPIELERMODUS ÜBER NETZWERK ODER INTERNET

    VIRUS BIETET EINE DER INNOVATIVSTEN SPIELIDEEN DER LETZTEN JAHRE.
      LASSEN SIE SICH ANSTECKEN!


    PC GAMES 8/97:
    "VIRUS LÄßT SCHON JETZT MIT EINER ABGEFAHRENEN SPIELIDEE AUF FRISCHEN WIND IM STRATEGIESEKTOR HOFFEN."

    POWERPLAY 8/97:
    "WER BISLANG IMMER GEGLAUBT HAT, ES GÄBE KEINE NEUEN UND INNOVATIVEN SPIELIDEEN MEHR, DER WIRD NUN...EINES BESSEREN BELEHRT."

    MCV 7/97:
    "...DIE WOHL INNOVATIVSTE SPIELIDEE SEIT LANGEM..."

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Mar 02, 2005.

Unknown Source:
    Imagine: -The most contagious Virus has infected your PC -A vast combat environment where your file structure is the map -Navigating through your folders & files -Deploying anti-virus weapons & vehicles -Seeking and destroying multiple Virus types -Restoring & repairing infected files

    Combining strategy and arcade action in a 3D environment, Virus creates a combat zone unique to your PC in which to challenge and confront the evil Virus presence. See your text documents and graphics files displayed on corridor walls. Battle a Virus inside a WAV sound file to hear your confrontation mised with the WAV itself. Most of all, protect your Windows folder - once your graphic driver has been infected your screen display will start to corrupt. If your mouse driver gets hit, you might lost control altogether! Frightening isn't it? ... Good job this is only a simulation.

    Contributed by Kic'N (4240) on Feb 08, 2001.