Virus (Alter Life 2)
This manual will help you to learn in detail the rules of the game Virus.
Your aim is to control a colony of viruses and struggle with AI colonies. You
will have to move around computer nets, occupy computers and overpass computer
First of all let's define the game terms:
colony - all groups of your viruses
group - all viruses, submitted to one attractor
attractor - object, by means of which you can control a group of viruses.
There can be only one main attractor in each colony. It controls the largest
group of viruses and enables you to create attractors of other sizes.
- secondary attractors
They can be two types, differing only in sizes of groups they control.
Let's see the game description
You start each level havingat your disposal only one main attractor and small
group of viruses (you can see your viruses red-coloured at all pictures)
To look through the information about each group of viruses select the attractor
and info will be displayed in the bottom right corner.
There you can see several indicators of your viruses' characteristics.
The upper indicator is Population - it shows the number of
viruses, submitted to the selected computer. We can see 800 of 800 points, it
means that the group is complete and it won't increase in number.
The next indicator is Life - it shows the energy resource
which the viruses of your attractor have. We can see 25 points of 110. It
means that your viruses are quite weak and now you should occupy a computer to
accumulate as much energy as possible.
The last indicator is Upgrade - it shows how much energy must
be accumulated to upgrade given attractor to the next level.
Two additional parameters are also displayed there - Attack and Defence. They
show attack and defence power of each virus in group of the selected attractor.
Now we pass on to the game process
At the moment we can see only onedevice of the whole net. It's hub. Let's direct
our viruses to it. To do that just drag the attractor to hub.
White line shows the way your viruses will pass reaching the attractor. As soon
as viruses reach hub you will see all computers connected to it.
We can see 3 computers, 2 of which are occupied by AI viruses. No sense to
attack them now, because our viruses are still too weak. That's why we should
occupy available computer.
As soon as viruses reach the computer you will have to wait till they accumulate
Now that the energy is accumulated you should decide what to do next. There are
several options, let's dwell on two of them:
wait till our viruses accumulate more energy and become upgraded (indicator
shows how muchenergy must be accumulated)
start building attractors to increase the number of our viruses
If there is an opportunity to upgrade our viruses why should not use it, while
there is no menace of attack. Wait a little more till the energy required for
upgrading accumulates. As soon as our viruses become upgraded, it can be seen
in the bottom right corner characteristics.
Meanwhile blue viruses start attack, so we have to react immediately. Select our
attractor, buttons 250 and 500 on our right panel become active. They can build
attractors of 250 and 500 viruses respectively. Click on 500 button. One more
attractor has emerged on the field.
Select and drag this attractor slightly to the right and dispose it on the way
of blue viruses to the main attractor. As you may notice, when you select the
attractor of 500 viruses, the button 250 becomes active. Click on it. One more
attractor of 250 viruses has emerged. Put it in order to protect present
attractors till they restore the number of their viruses.
Then repeat your actions so that we have two attractors of 500 viruses and two
of 250 viruses. But even these viruses are not enough to hold out, that's why
we select all attractors available in the field and click on the button 250 to
build more attractors. As soon as you get new small attractors, line them up so
that they can protect us from attacking blue viruses.
Now that we have a group of attractors, it's time to counter attack. But before
it let's build some more attractors to strengthen the attack.
But computer, which we have occupied, became dark. That means we have
overloaded it and it buzzed. So it needs time for rebooting. We have to
postpone the attack till the computer starts working again.
As soon as the computer starts working build more attractors. We are ready to
counter attack. Build a group of 6 attractors of 250 viruses and drag them to
the nearest computer.
Two attractors have been annihilated on the way to it. You will have to repeat
attack for some times to occupy the nearest computer.
Now we have 2 computers. Drag some attractors of 500 viruses to the captured
computer. Build as more viruses as possible and direct them to the rest group
of blue viruses.
It have taken you single attack to annihilate them.
Passing of this level is described as a sample. You will work out your own
strategy during game process, which may differ a lot from the abovementioned
Each level contains different bonuses. They improve the parameters of your
viruses and can be collected. The more bonuses you collect at starting levels
the easier will be to pass the game for you.