The game is an action-puzzler. The puzzle comes from rearrange circuits to spread the virus. The action comes from dodging anti-virus drones while doing it. It’s one of the few puzzle games out there where you can play co-operatively (with up to 3 friends).
Dr X brought the world the city of Tomorrow: with robot dogs, and houses that clean themselves. MegaTech promptly fired him as soon as the last chrome brick was laid. But Dr X has one final invention, a little virus named Tom. Help this little gremlin bring the city of Tomorrow back to the Stone Age by causing absolute mayhem throughout the city.
Imagine trying to solve a simple puzzle. Now imagine people are throwing potatoes at you. So while you're trying to concentrate, you now have to dodge potatoes (they hurt more than you'd think). Actually it's more like you're trying to diffuse a bomb, because there's a timer that's counting down to doom-o'clock. Yeah, so it's basically like you're a really unpopular bomb squad. But at least you can get your friends to help: by telling you how you’re solving the problem wrong, or kicking the potato-ers in the shin. That's basically the game. Oh, and there's also a territory mode you can play against your friends. Make sense?
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