Furył is a space combat shooter, released in 1995 for the PC, developed by Terminal Reality, published by Microsoft. It uses a very similar game engine to Terminal Reality's previous game, Terminal Velocity (but built for the Win32s platform rather than MS-DOS). A sequel was entitled Hellbender.The official plot synopsis is as follows:"During the IP Wars, the Terrans designed a race of bionic warriors known for their cunning and their brutal strength. Physically superior and ruthlessly aggressive, a single troop of Bions could eliminate the inhabitants of a planet within days.The Bion war effort saved the Coalition, but nearly destroyed Terran. After the war, Bion aggression could not be contained. Peaceful coexistence between Bions and Terrans proved impossible. The ensuing Bion Wars are known for their brevity - and violence.In 2832, the Coalition ordered complete Bion dismantlement, and instituted Terran's renowned Council of Peace - a military defense force inferior to none.... Unknown to the Coalition, a few Bions survived and have assembled on a distant planet called Fury.Their plan is to seize seven more Coalition planets whose resources will help them attain their ultimate goal - total domination of space from the Bion Fury outpost.As a member of Terran's Council of Peace, it's your mission to stop them. Welcome home, <Councilor>."
Alien Sky: Played straight with L24-D and New Kroy. L24-D is a Venus-esque planet with orange-ish fog and a dark red sky while New Kroy's sky is gray. Subverted with Terran, Sebek and Fury who all use a earthly light blue sky and averted with the other planets due to lack of any atmosphere.
Chekhov's Gun: Very easy to miss, but the opening cutscene of Hellbender mentions that there are two surviving prototypes of the Hellbender attack craft. If Nyx defeats you at the end of the Tricerius Asteroid Belt, you eject from the crippled Hellbender, wake up in hospital and then use the second one to finish the game, albeit without all of the weapons you collected beforehand.
Enemy Detecting Radar: The radar shows you the terrain type that you're flying over, enemy ships and stationary targets (orange and green dots respectively) and the height of your enemies (o shaped dot if below or above you. + symbol if they are on the same level). It also doubles as a objective marker.
Encyclopedia Exposita: The in-game help menu includes background information on all eight planets, the Bions, and various technologies used in the game, complete with references to fictional books.
In Hellbender, there's a reason why Nyx is a TGT and not a GRD (boss) objective when you finally Duel to the Death against him, and when you do defeat him, he jettisons the cockpit in the cutscene just before the missile destroys the craft. He reappears as the last line of defense between you and Shiva, this time as a GRD.
Ont he same subject, you find one of Nyx's spare ships alongside the secret weapon component for the Tricerius Asteroid Belt - maybe your mission objectives didn't account for all of them...
Fun with Acronyms: The weapons are identified that way on your HUD (SKL stands for Servo-Kinetic Laser. RFL-20 stands for Rapid-Fire Laser 20 and so on).
Game-Breaking Bug: after you destroy the City-generator in New Kroy, the game sometimes freeze when you exit the tunnel and randomly start playing the boss battle music of the last planet you visited forcing a reload.
Also after the cinematics that show you leaving Terran -that, by the way, look like a mirrored image of the Earth- the game freezes.
Homing Projectile: The Viper heat seeker missile and the Bion fury missile. The latter is slightly faster.
Non Indicative Name: It's not the third installment of a series. In fact the name is a weird mixture of Fury, the home planet of the enemy, and the ultimate weapon in the game called the "FFF" or "F3" (or, as used in the title, "F cubed").
One-Man Army: The Councilor annihilates the entire Bion army with no assistance whatsoever.
Power-Up: Usually in bunkers that you have to blow up and sometimes dropped by a fighter. Lasers are a special case, because when you pick up 1 laser upgrade of an already owned laser, it will enable you to fire 99 shots of twin lasers, picking up another one while you still have ammo will enable you to shoot 4 lasers simultaneously.
Recurring Boss: In Hellbender, Nyx appears several times to give you a hard time: first on Iowah, then on Chimera, and a few times in his base of operations, the Tricerius Asteroid Belt, where you finally Duel to the Death with him. And then he reappears once more protecting the Shiva Battleship in a spare craft.
Spread Shot: The DC-14 works this way. basically a giant shuriken shooting shotgun.
The Mole: In Hellbender, a mole named Coyote sabotages a jump zone that very nearly strands the Hellbender on Iowah after getting distracted by Nyx. It's also strongly implied that she sabotaged the Amatsu's shields, your mothership, allowing it to be destroyed by Shiva.
Rishi acts as a mole for the Council of Peace, providing intelligence for the Hellbender and going as far as spying on a meeting between FX4, Nyx and Coyote. On Iowah, you have to rescue and escort his ship to safety while avoiding Nyx.
Tunnel Network: An important part of the game. Tunnels are mission critical objectives that must be explored in order to complete your mission be it a simple enter/exit tunnel or killing the planet's boss lurking inside a room.