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Mad Virus

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Here's a game I made almost two years ago, I just noticed I never uploaded it at NG!!

Be the mastermind behind rapidly growing viruses.
Plan your moves strategically and watch your virus contaminate all cells on the playing field.

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Great and fun.

Was excited to play until I accidentally exited the game and realized it doesn't save your progress.

I'm normally not big on these games that are basically NP complete combinatorical problems, but this one's not so bad. I'm not sure the execution is as good as it could be. It just keeps decreasing number of turns (and increasing the number of colors up to its maximum) until the player loses, but the problem is, that it should not decrease the number of turns below a level which actually DOES HAVE A SOLUTION. And it most certainly does do that. It should actually calculate a solution that uses that number of turns instead of providing an impossible problem at the higher levels. And once it can't increase the level without making an impossible level, it should just declare the player the winner or something. But of course that would take some extra programming. Sometimes I come back to this game to kill some time when I want to procrastinate, it's a halfway decent time waster.

I do wonder what the story of the music is. Did the developer create it or if not where did it come from? Because this is very identifiable music. I would say "ah, that's the music from Mad Virus" if I ever heard this music again until the moment I die. I wonder if it's used elsewhere.

I was quite impressed at how difficult this game turned out to be. The hardest part was probably knowing where to start. It was certainly a great challenge for me. The music was fairly nice too. Never have viruses looked so cute! I guess it deserved its Daily 3rd (!) place.

It was surprisingly upbeat for a virus game. It was more like a standard kid's game. It's fun just to see these little guys show up one after another. I failed on the second level. You really have to look closely with this game.

Fun stuff, basic I love it!!!

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4.07 / 5.00

Jan 17, 2009
12:48 PM EST