March 31, 2011 4:00 PM | Eric Caoili
For those of you anxious to play the latest from Locamolito, the Spanish developer behind last year's shoot'em-up gem Hydorah and L'Abbaye des Morts, he has just released his "medical terror arcade game" Viriax for Windows PCs.
The game features retro-style visuals and music (chiptunes composed in PXTone by Gryzor87, who also worked on Hydorah's soundtrack), simple controls, procedurally generated levels, boss battles, and a great antatogonistic plot:
"Be part of the Viriax infection and show humans who set the rules in the Earth. Infect important organs one by one, and destroy the ultimate defensive hope of humanity, the Nanobot Assembly System, implemented as a chip near the brain.Viriax is available to download for free -- as are its instruction manual, DVD box cover (pictured), and poster -- on Locomalito's site.
Reach the organ core to infect it, but watch your energy level: each time you move up or attack you will lose part of your energy, as also you will lose a bunch of energy if you get hit by an enemy cell. Collect red globules to keep your energy full and think when it's a good moment to stop and make some points."