JiG Needs your Help. Click here for more information: "Until we meet again"


  • Review

  • Browser Games

Vivirion


  • Currently 3.3/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.3/5 (75 votes)
Comments (6) | Views (912)

TrickyVivirionVivirion, an arcade avoidance game by Mortar Games, has you controlling a small. fragile creature, attacked on all sides by a hostile environment. But with your guidance, the little guy is sure to triumph over every adversary, and thrive in his evolution. By the way, did we mention that said creature is a virus that has infected a human host, mutating into ever more deadly pathogens? Yeah. In retrospect, that's actually pretty central to the premise.

Direct your chosen virus with the mouse, gaining health by consuming smaller enemy cells, and avoiding the larger cells which will take health away. Turning on the "Cell Size Assistance" option will mark smaller cells with OK and larger cells with an !, but generally it's easy to eyeball the diameters. Also, watch out for the white blood cells, which will actively try to hunt you down. Collect bonus cells to gain a temporary ability boost. At the end of each level, you'll upgrade your attributes and mutate into a stronger form. Overall, the gameplay is reminiscient of Fishy, though the circular sprite designs make it much easier to distinguish the different sizes. It's a little slow going at first, but the eerie atmosphere and a surprisingly affecting (even slightly nightmarish) final level make Vivirion worth playing until the very end.

Play Vivirion

6 Comments

inheritance.fan September 20, 2012 1:10 PM

Cute, although the mouse control was really jerky. I would have liked the option for keyboard control.

Reply

Cute? Really? I think I'd rather have played an antibody. The yay factor of achieving disease is a little distasteful to me.

The Host Is Dead.

Medal Get! HIV +25 points.

Awesome, can't wait until I get to play as a breast tumour or bowel cancer.

As for the actual gameplay, it was boring and repetitive. I don't think the upgrades even did anything.

Reply

Far too easy.

The challenge in Fishy was that once you got to level 5 or 6, the game sped up to the point that it would almost always throw some impossible situation at you. Here, the slower pace of the drifting blood cells and their relative sparseness made the game pretty boring.

Reply

Not only was this ridiculously easy and boring, and the upgrades utterly pointless, but this game gets how viruses work completely backwards! Viruses are smaller than the cells they infect because that way they can enter those cells and modify their DNA to produce more viruses. This is stuff I know from a high school biology course years ago, for crying out loud. Talk about a fatal research failure.

Reply

Echoing Xindaris's point, on the HIV level I kept trying to infect white blood cells on purpose.(Not a precise description of how HIV works, but close enough for this purpose.) Would have been cool if you had to seek out and infect the types of cells that the actual viruses would target.

Reply

This game lagged terribly mouse-wise in my case, so after level four I sadly called it quits.

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
7,880 Views
8 Comments
The Happy Escape 11> Pulsaris Tesshi-e is back in a locked room again! In The Happy Escape 11, you are locked up in a music room, with nothing but music instruments and clever puzzles inside. Can you open the mouth of Mr. Hippo? Can...  ...
7,343 Views
6 Comments
A Short Tale> abfdrumz Ever since their terrific Forever Lost trilogy of point-and-click adventures, I've been trying to keep an eye on Glitch Games. Still, their latest adventure A Short Tale, released in February, somehow slipped under my radar. Based on the title,...  ...
Vortex Point 7 - Waddington Swamp> AlternativeDave Events rarely unfold as you'd hope when you're stuck in a swamp, and that isn't about to change in Carmel Games' Vortex Point 7 - Waddington Swamp. If you live in the UK it probably won't have escaped your...  ...
49,256 Views
17 Comments
Until We Meet Again> Dora Hey folks. This is a hard post to write, but unfortunately, after thirteen years, JayisGames will no longer be updating. The site will remain, as will all the games and your ability to comment on them, but there will be...  ...
Utopix

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Vermillion Watch: Moorgate Accord Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives