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BARON

 

 

Professional, Originally Released On Compilation Tape

 

Game Type          : Arcade Adventure Platform Style

Author             : Angelo Sparacino

Standalone Release(s)   : 1991: BARON, Superior/Blue Ribbon, £2.99

Compilation Release(s)   : 1990: PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 11, Superior/Acornsoft, 1990, £9.95

Stated compatibility    : Electron

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

Supplier            : SUPERIOR/ACORNSOFT, 3 Manor Drive, Scawby, Brigg, NORTH

                    LINCOLNSHIRE DN20 9AX

Disc compatibility     : Unknown

 

 

Instructions

The King, on hearing news that his old friend the Wizard had been imprisoned by the evil Baron, sends an army forth to rescue him. The young Prince Jason was left behind, but, eager to help, he took a short cut and landed in trouble inside the Baron's forbidding castle.

 

By finding four objects which belong to the Wizard (Book of Spells, Wand, Crystal Ball and Ring) and transporting them to his cell, you can rescue him.

 

There are 133 screens with 49 objects. You can carry only two objects at any one time. Objects can be dropped on coloured bases. Creatures to get past are the Bear, Mouse, Dog, Rabbit and Wolf. Guards can be killed by shooting into their faces (jump and shoot at the same time).

 

To use a Transporter, place a Power Crystal on the power crystal base next to the Transporter, then operate the switch and stand in the Transporter. There are six Power Crystals, but each can be used only once. (To try transporting, collect the Power Crystal in Room 27:02 and use it with the Transporter in Room 27:03. However, this is not the correct route to take in the game!)

 

At the top of the screen is the room co-ordinate, energy level and the score in terms of the percentage of the game completed.

 

To get you started: Pick up Key 2 in room 27:03; open Door 2 in Room 09:04; pick up Head in Room 08:06; pick up Key 1 in Room 10:06; open Door 1 in Room 20:04; drop Head in Room 25:04 (What effect does it have?); pick up Power Crystal in Room 22:06; operate Switch in Room 21:06 to remove Brick in Room 30:01; pick up Scroll 3 in Room 23:-6 (What ophidian effect does it have?). Now you're on your own!

 

Game Controls

Z - Left,   X - Right,   * - Up,   ? - Down,   <RETURN> - Jump,   <SHIFT> - Shoot

P - Pick Up/Drop Object,   U - Use Anti-Gravity Potion,   <SPACE> - Start Game

S/Q - Sound On/Off,   <COPY>/<DELETE> - Pause On/Off,   <ESCAPE> - Quit Game

 

 

Instructions' Source   : PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 11 (Superior/Acornsoft) Inner Inlay

 

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