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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Viral Survival is an "escape" action game where you control a special DNA unit and dodge through enemy virus attacks. If you save a friendly DNA unit they will connect to you, creating a tail. The more you save, the higher point total you will accumulate. There are also four other game modes, including one where you can shoot the enemy down and compete for number of kills, and a time attack mode to save 128 DNA units in the shortest time possible. For all five game modes your score can be ranked online. Try your best to become number one in the world. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 80
    Overall, I really enjoyed my time with Viral Survival. As mentioned, they do a good job of keeping the gameplay mixed up between modes and making it addictive enough to keep you coming back and wanting to play more.
  2. Viral Survival is pure arcade score attack action. What you put into it is what you get out. If that's not your thing, that's not your thing. However, I believe there's just enough depth and variety to hook someone looking for quick bursts of fun. It's challenging, addictive, and just plain ol' dandy.
  3. 70
    Wi-Fi Connection support for uploading high scores to leaderboards rounds the package out, and it's all on sale for the Wii Shop's most reasonable rate -- five bucks. Not too bad, all around.
  4. Viral Survival does pretty much exactly what you would expect from a high score game on WiiWare, but refreshingly the games are actually kind of fun.
  5. Feb 18, 2011
    Despite its throwaway appearance, Viral Survival is probably the only WiiWare game released so far this year that warrants a second glance. That's not saying much, admittedly, but if you've got 500 points knocking about, you could do a lot worse.
  6. Apr 1, 2011
    A competent addition to a sparsely populated niche on WiiWare. [May 2011, p.93]
  7. Apr 23, 2011
    As a throwaway arcade game this is mildly entertaining, and nicely priced. [Apr 2011, p.78]