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Full titleVirus
Year of release1988
PublisherFirebird Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byMCM Software S.A. (Spain)
Author(s)Steven A. Dunn
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right), Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of covertape Crash issue 83: Presents 19 (Crash)
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape SU issue 77: Megatape 6 (Sinclair User)
Features Vector Graphics
Also listed on Wikipedia and Freebase
SPOT commentsSinclair User cover demo; Crash cover game
Score 7.96 (25 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.Encoding scheme
Virus.tzx.zip34,956(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release5012439011934Firebird BleepLoad
Virus.dsk.zip25,111(+3 disk image)Original release
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Virus.tap.zip34,849((non-TZX) TAP tape image)

Additional material
Virus.gif6,130(Loading screen)
Virus.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Virus.gif3,204(In-game screen)
Virus.rtf27,824(English instructions)
Virus.txt2,522(English instructions)
Virus(Firebird).jpg160,646(Cassette inlay)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games6.88page 14(Preview) [full page]
Games Machine6.88page 18(Preview) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly6.88page 118(Preview)
ACE7.88page 19(Preview) [full page]
Popular Computing Weekly7.88page 208(News/Note)
ACE8.88page 54(Review) [full page]
ACE8.88page 118(News/Note) [full page]
Crash8.88page 14(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games8.88page 30(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User8.88page 9(CoverGame) [full page]
Sinclair User8.88page 26(Review) [full page]
ACE10.88page 67(Tips) [full page]
ACE10.88page 67(Feature - 100 Top Games) [full page]
Your Sinclair9.88page 70(Review) [full page]
ACE10.88page 94(Review) [full page]
ACE10.88page 121(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games10.88page 100(Tips) [full page]
Games Machine11.88page 38(Review) [full page]
New Computer Express11.88page 116(News/Note)
Your Sinclair11.88page 54(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash12.88page 49(Hack/Poke) [full page]
New Computer Express12.88page 418(Feature - The greats of 88)
Your Sinclair1.89page 35(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.89page 29(Hack/Poke) [full page]
ACE4.89page 70(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Crash4.89page 34(Hack/Poke) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.90page 75(Feature - Your Sinclair 50th birthday!!!) [full page]
ACE7.90page 16(Feature - The Key to Three Dee) [full page]
Crash12.90page 4(CoverGame) [full page]
MicroHobby10.88page 22(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby10.88page 43(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE6.88page 47(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.88page 36(Full-page ad) [full page]
Sinclair User8.88page 39(Offer) [full page]

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