|Publisher|| Bandai Namco Games|
|Ratings||E for Everyone|
Team Virus is an action adventure game and spin-off to Nurse Hikari developed by Azumanga Interactive, published by Bandai Namco Games, and co-published by Konami for the Bandai Chaos. The game features the 3 virus characters from Nurse Hikari as the main playable characters.
The game is a hack of King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch (King Kong 2: Furious Megaton Punch) for the Famicom. With a character selection screen, changes on level layouts by making them more straight forward instead of being like mazes, enemies, and bosses. And unlike the original game, it's 2 players. you also have unlimited continues.
The 3 viruses: Yellow Virus, Blue Virus, and Red Virus have noticed a nuclear pill invented by an evil scientist will destroy their world of viruses. And on top of that, the scientist has all the viruses locked up in bottles. So it up to the 3 to save the viruses and save their world.
The player assumes the role of Yellow Virus, Blue Virus, or Red Virus as they go on an adventure to fight against the evil scientist. The player must travel through nine different worlds consisting of military facilities, mountain ranges, jungles, cities and underground locations. The entire game takes place at an overhead view. They must destroy enemies and landscapes by punching, stomping, and throwing sphere shaped viruses as projectiles. Some of these enemies include robots, diseases, and even large monsters. By destroying the landscape in all of these worlds, various hidden items and doorways can be uncovered in the process. Power-ups can increase the viruses maximum life (hit points) as well as the maximum amount of virus spheres they can hold. There are also power-ups which will make their virus sphere projectile more powerful, increase their speed, and even make them temporarily invincible. Doorways, hidden all over each world, will either transport the viruses to another location within the world or to another world completely. These doorways, which on some occasions do not need to be uncovered, are the only means to reaching different worlds in the game. Other doorways contain rooms with hidden power-ups or a world's boss.
The player must find and defeat each of the bosses in the game's first eight worlds to which they will yield a key. When all eight keys are collected, the player can enter a large door in world 9, which holds the game's final boss "the evil scientist" and rescue the viruses.
The player is given three lives to complete the game, and unlimited continues. Once the player memorizes where power-ups, doors and boss locations are located, the game is made considerably shorter to complete.