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ARCADIANS

 

 

Professional, Released On Cassette Only

 

Game Type          : Arcade Shoot-'em-up

Author             : Orlando

Standalone Release(s)   : 1984: ARCADIANS, Acornsoft, £9.95

Compilation Release(s)   : 1988: ACORNSOFT HITS 2, Superior/Acornsoft, £9.95

                    1989: PRES GAMES DISC 4, PRES, £9.95

Stated compatibility    : Electron

Actual compatibility    : Electron, BBC B, B+, Master 128

Supplier            : ACORNSOFT, 4A Market Hill, CAMBRIDGE CB2 3NJ

Disc compatibility     : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00

 

 

Instructions

Once the game is loaded, the first screen shows the keyboard controls, and asks you to select 1 or 2 to start - select 1 for one player and 2 for two players.

 

Move the laser-base across the screen to aim at the Arcadians hovering in convoy over you. Fire laser bullets at them while dodging shell-fire as they dive-bomb towards you. Arcadians in the different rows are worth different amounts [see below] and, when killed in mid-flight, are worth double their original number of points.

 

You start with three laser-bases, but can earn another one if you score 7000 points. You have to clear the screen before going on to the next sheet, where a tougher game awaits you!

 

Game Controls

<CTRL> - Left,   A - Right,   <RETURN> - Fire

Q - Quiet,   S - Sound,   <ESCAPE> - Return to menu

 

Score

Score for each direct hit:

 

4            4         33  33             22  22             11  11

4    4444    4     3   33  33   3     2   22  22   2     1   11  11   1

44444444444444     33333333333333     22222222222222      111  11  111

44444444444444     3 3333333333 3     2 2222222222 2     1   11  11   1

 444  44  444       333333333333       222222222222       111      111

      44                 33                 22                 11

 

stationary  50     stationary  40     stationary  30     stationary  20

flying      ??     flying      80     flying      60     flying      40

 

 

The top of 30 scores are displayed with the players' names at the end of each game. Your 'Rank' (displayed at the bottom of each screen during the game) shows your current position on this table.

 

 

Instructions' Source   : ACORNSOFT HITS 2 (Superior/Acornsoft) Inner Inlay


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See also                 : ELECTRON USER 4. 7 (ACORNSOFT HITS 2)

                    EUG #48 (PRES GAMES DISC 4)