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''A Virus Named TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle game developed by Misfits Attic, released on August 1, 2012. It received a UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita release on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPlus. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

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''A Virus Named TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle game developed by Misfits Attic, and released for [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]] on August 1, 2012. It also received a UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita release on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection for the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPlus. UsefulNotes/PlayStationPlus.

The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting TOM, who is a virus created by the nefarious Dr.X to infect various machines.

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''A Virus Named TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle gamr developed by Misfits Attic, released on August 1, 2012. It received a PlayStationVita release on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection for the PlayStation Plus. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

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''A Virus Named TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle gamr game developed by Misfits Attic, released on August 1, 2012. It received a PlayStationVita UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita release on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection for the PlayStation Plus.UsefulNotes/PlayStationPlus. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.


''A Virus Named TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle gamr developed by Misfits' Attic, released on August 1, 2012. It received a PlayStationVita release on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection for the PlayStation Plus. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

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''A Virus Named TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle gamr developed by Misfits' Misfits Attic, released on August 1, 2012. It received a PlayStationVita release on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection for the PlayStation Plus. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.


'''''A Virus Named TOM''''' is a Action-Puzzle game released by Indie studio Misfits' Attic. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

The game was added to UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle 9 for those who payed over the average.

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'''''A ''A Virus Named TOM''''' TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle game released gamr developed by Indie studio Misfits' Attic. Attic, released on August 1, 2012. It received a PlayStationVita release on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection for the PlayStation Plus. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

The game was added to UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle 9 for those who payed over the average.
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The game was added to the [[UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle 9]] for those who payed over the average.

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The game was added to the [[UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle 9]] UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle 9 for those who payed over the average.


The game was added to the [[HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle 9]] for those who payed over the average.

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The game was added to the [[HumbleBundle [[UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle 9]] for those who payed over the average.



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* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.

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* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.city.
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''A Virus Named TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle game released by Indie studio Misfits' Attic. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

The game was added to the [[Main/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle 9]] for those who payed over the average.

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''A '''''A Virus Named TOM'' TOM''''' is a Action-Puzzle game released by Indie studio Misfits' Attic. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

The game was added to the [[Main/HumbleBundle [[HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle 9]] for those who payed over the average.



* BlackComedy: One good example in this game: In the Teleporter cutscene, a man is seen happily walking out of the teleporter, only to receive a HollywoodHeartAttack.[[spoiler:.. then his heart appears afterwards.]]



* MegaCorp: [=MegaTech=], Dr. X's former employer.



** ''Et Tu Brute?'': Co-op achievement for blocking escape route of a team-mate and thus getting them killed.

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** ''Et Tu Brute?'': ''EtTuBrute'': Co-op achievement for blocking escape route of a team-mate and thus getting them killed.


* PuzzleGame
* TimedMission: The energy meter serves as a timer, as well as TOM's health

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* PuzzleGame
NamingConventions: The achievements for getting multiple energy pellets to orbit TOM are named after elements whose rank in the periodic table corresponds to the number of pellets you got. Thus, it's helium (second element) for two pellets, lithium (element 3) for three pellets and beryllium (element 4) for four.
** A weirder convention is used for the achievements regarding the length of Energy Pellet chains. The first achievement for 5 pellets is only Macaroni Chain, but the next rank is {{Unobtainium}} (10) and then [[Franchise/XMen Adamantium]] for 20.
** Finally, the names for beating some levels without stealing energy are titled after the progressing measures of religious orthodoxy: firstly Energy Purist, then Energy Fundamentalist and finally the Energy Extremist.
* PuzzleGame: Most strongly present at the beginning, but then action begins to feature prominently as well.
* ShoutOut: Many achievement names are shout-outs of some sort. Besides ones in the NamingConventions above, there's also the following:
** ''Et Tu Brute?'': Co-op achievement for blocking escape route of a team-mate and thus getting them killed.
** ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Beam Me Up]]'' for completing the ''Teleporter'' chapter.
** ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ending up with 500 [[ItMakesSenseInContext tiles]] destroyed in 4-player Versus Mode.
* TimedMission: The energy meter serves as a timer, as well as TOM's healthhealth.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Gradually. The game starts off seeming to rely on the puzzle element but quickly shifts into more focused on action and speed for most levels.

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The game was added to the [[Main/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle 9]] for those who payed over the average.


* FragileSpeedster: '''''TOM'''''. Definitely. The little guy's pretty fast but one hit from a drone and he has to respawn, using up 100 energy in the process.



* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.

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* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.


A Virus Named TOM is a Action-Puzzle game released by Indie studio Misfits' Attic. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

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A ''A Virus Named TOM TOM'' is a Action-Puzzle game released by Indie studio Misfits' Attic. The game revolves around the titular TOM and infecting various machines.

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* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.

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* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.


* {{Cyberspace}}: Where TOM dwells.



* HolidayMode: The Winter Wonderland DLC.



* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.

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* VillainProtagonist: TOM and Dr. X definitely qualify, seeing as they're infecting the city.

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