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Virocop

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Released: 1995

Genre: Shoot-’em-up

Format reviewed: Amiga 500

Publisher: Renegade

Developer: Graftgold

Submitted by: Mike Wilcox

What would you say if I said that Quazatron and it's sequel, Magnetron, had a third game in the series? Well, it has. And it's a very good follow up. Virocop follows the missions of the android DAVE, whi has to go around various computer systems and destroy the viruses that lurk within.So, a simple premise so far, but what's it like?

Very good, actually. Loads of relentless blasting action, which is spread across a number of worlds, that range from Sports to Circuitry. There are ramps to go up, doors to blow up, pick up's to….erm….pick up, and a wide range of enemies to destroy. On an A500, it looks good. Very, very good, in fact. One of the best games I've seen (along side Space Hulk). The graphics are very detailed and even DAVE has a certain charm about him as well (his head even separates from his body when you jump off a ramp!). But, on an A1200, it looks even better, thanks to the AGA chip. The only grip I've got is the sensitivity is a bit too high, meaning you fall off ramps willynilly. But, the game is so much fun, you'll soon forgive it.

Come on, RG. Do a feature on this cracking game, and give it the recognition it truly deserves!