A roguelike by hit game-maker Michael Brough.
If you clear a run multiple times in succession, you will soon be rewarded with a number of bonus powerups. These powerups augment your enemies and the mainframe's security, providing you with an elite challenge.
Specific progs may become more valuable due to these altered conditions. The alert levels of these 'antidote progs' are adjusted accordingly.
- Streamlined Avatar
The player will be terminated after sustaining only 2 damage.
- Daemon Resistance
Daemons are only terminated after taking 5 damage. Antidotes: .POLY and .D_BOM.
- Virus Motion Improved
Viruses will make 3 moves per turn instead of 2. Antidotes: .POLY and .ANTI-V.
- Glitch Wrap
Glitches will pursue the player by wrapping around the edges of the sector. Antidotes: .POLY and .DEBUG.
- Cryptog Teleports
Cryptogs can, whenever they are invisible, elect to teleport to a random square four spaces away from the player instead of moving. Antidotes: .POLY and .SHOW.
- Global Encryption
All walls are encrypted. Antidotes: .SHOW and .UNDO.
- Instant Regeneration
Enemies are fully healed if they finish a turn without having been stunned. Antidote: .ATK+.
- Multi-Tasking Schedule
The task scheduler dispatches enemies two at a time instead of one. To compensate, the time between dispatches is increaed by 40%. Antidote: .CALM.
- Rear-Mounted Laser
The player can no longer step back from enemies - they will instead shoot. To compensate, the player can now step towards enemies. Antidote: .STEP.
- Super Melee Attack
The player can no longer shoot enemies that are 2 or more cells away - they will instead step forward. To compensate, the frequency of cells holding just 1 resource is reduced. Antidote: .WAIT.
- Secure Trace
The player will take 1 damage every 40 moves. The trace timer is cleared when the player changes sectors, and is reduced by 5 for each point earned. Antidotes: .SCORE, .RESET
- Favoured Progs
A select number of progs most frequently used in previous runs will be banned. A number of lesser-used progs will have their alerts increased by 1. This powerup cannot appear unless all progs are unlocked.