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Cool shooter with 3D rocket thrust gameplay and defender-inspired enemies, originally released as Zarch for the Acorn Archimedes. Written by David Braben.

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  • 3120
    Virus is extremely challenging, but very satisfying, once you get a feel for the controls.
  • 2013-12-10
  • 3247
    While talking about keyboard controls during the lunch break, Virus came up. I wanted to try how it felt, so I booted Virus on WinUAE with a 68020 CPU to get a little better frame rate. I assigned my favourite home row keys, ASDF for pitch and yaw, and JKL for fire, thrust, and missiles. The game is still pretty amazing, although ridiculously hard.
  • 2013-12-12
  • 3251
    Got the score 3370. Virus still works on my awesome 'Gamecollection 2' disk with Carrier Command, Skychase, and 3D Pool
  • 2013-12-14
  • 3269
    I demoed Virus to Jeppe N, and I'm still impressed that I remember how to play such a challenging game after not playing it for 20 years or so.
  • 2015-03-09
  • 5153
    Got the score 18814. Reached wave 4. I'm still decent at Virus.
  • 2017-01-10
  • 7385
    Got the score 9141 in FS-UAE A1200/020. I played an hour of Virus on FS-UAE, emulating an Amiga 1200 with a 68020. The game runs faster, which makes it more fun, but it also seems somewhat harder. Either that, or I'm really tired.