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December 2, 2008 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Celebrate flu season with Phage Wars. (Flash sick-in-bed Tuesday)
posted by LordSludge (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A long time ago
in a sinus cavity
far, far away....
posted by not_on_display at 4:27 PM on December 2, 2008

flash phlegm for the whole family!
posted by leotrotsky at 4:47 PM on December 2, 2008

DiceWars in real time.
posted by DU at 4:55 PM on December 2, 2008

Galcon is a more sophisticated version of the same basic concept. It requires a download. They want money after a while, but you don't actually have to ever pay if you're content with the basic mode, though there are a ton of other game modes which may or may not be worth the twenty dollars they're asking for the full version.

All I know is I've wasted a lot of time on the classic mode over the last few weeks. A lot.
posted by Caduceus at 5:02 PM on December 2, 2008

Oh, right, it has multiplayer, too. Which would be fascinating, I'm sure, if I had a decent ping.
posted by Caduceus at 5:06 PM on December 2, 2008

A bit easy but yeah, lots of fun. Reminded me of Galcon quite a bit too.
posted by Skorgu at 5:41 PM on December 2, 2008

It's neat. Speed seems to be a good bet.

But it's got a fatal flaw. The physics allows some of the opponent's phages to go "off screen," and there seems to be no way to drag the camera, infect them or win by any other means.
posted by oddman at 5:41 PM on December 2, 2008

Reminds me of Dyson.
posted by neckro23 at 7:21 PM on December 2, 2008

oddman, that hasn't happened to me. The cells bounce off the walls for me.
posted by Hactar at 8:55 PM on December 2, 2008

Seems heavily influenced by Nano Wars, although this one is a lot less challenging.
posted by EarBucket at 6:28 AM on December 3, 2008

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