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Information - Arena of Death, The

GenreShoot'em Up! - DuelYear1989
LanguageSTOS BASICPublisher[no publisher]
ControlsJoystick, Keyboard, MouseDistributorPage 6 Software
Players2 (sim.)Developer-
ResolutionLowLicensed from
Programmer(s)

Gould, Ben

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)SoftwareEnglish
Game designBox / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)

Tufty

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FXSerial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST / 1MB
MIDIVersion
Dumpdownload atari Arena of Death, The Download / MSANumber of Disks1 / Double-Sided
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Instructions - Arena of Death, The

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| The Arena Of Death - the arcade / strategy game of the future               |
|                                                                             |
| Written by Ben Gould & released into the Public's Domain although copyright |
| is reserved on both the source and the executable code, with one exception  |
| the introduction music (for users with 1 megabyte or more memory only) was  |
| composed and preformed by Jean Michel Jarre and sampled by Tufty - in its   |
| origional form it was called EQUINOXE.SPL and ran at 9khz on STOS Maestro.  |
|                                                                             |
| You use this software entirely at your own risk, although it shouldn't      |
| damage your computer, or any peripherals connected to it.                   |
|                                                                             |
| I don't know whether this will work on an STE, the patch supplied by        |
| Mandarin only effects the interpreter - I have supplied a source version of |
| this program for those people with STOS, STOS Maestro and STOS compiler     |
| and, if they are lucky, an STE.                                             |
|                                                                             |
| This program is colour only, and requires a 1 meg disk drive. It requires   |
| TOS on ROM and at least a « meg of memory. If you have more memory then you |
| are treated by Equinoxe 5 on loading.                                       |
|                                                                             |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

¯¯¯Scenario®®®

    It was a cold summers' morning. The birds were shivering in the trees,
some of them shivered so much that they fell over. A lone programmer in a land
of ice decided to program a two-player-blow-the-bits-off-your-opponant type of
game.

    The game invloved flying around a space landscape firing projectiles at
each other and then collecting points. The points would then be use to buy more
weaponary, sheilds and speed when the round had finished. As one thing lead to
another, people found that their ships became progressively better and better
until....

    Then out of the blue came a space ship, and another, and another, hell
bent on nothing but the entire annhialation of the entire human race. These
spacecraft, however, were from a five dimensional world where the dimensions
were - much to our surprise - length, breadth, time, nasal fluids and broccili.
Thus these ships had problems in going in any direction other than straight.

    The question is, do you gang up on the aliens or shoot yourselves.....

¯¯¯Controls®®®

    CONTROL         PLAYER ONE              PLAYER TWO

    ROTATE LEFT     JOYSTICK ONE LEFT       'Q'
    ROTATE RIGHT    JOYSTICK ONE RIGHT      'W'
    FIRE            JOYSTICK ONE FIRE       'Z'

    SELECT ITEM ON           MOUSE AND LEFT BUTTON
     BONUS SCREEN

    EXIT BONUS               RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON
    SCREEN

¯¯¯Bonus screen®®®

    The bonus screen consists of icons, with prices underneath them and
amounts of players' dosh. If the player has enough money and attempts to buy
something the cash is automatically deducted from his bank balance. If he can't
afford it then he doesn't get it or loose his money.

    The icons, from left to right mean :

  Sheilds times 2      3      4        Plus 5     Other player's -5

  Sheilds +1     Sheilds -1    Speed +1   Speed -1    Shot Speed +1

    NB. Some of the goods are limited editions, so, to stop you buying more
you are kicked out of the shop.

    To leave the shop volountarily you can press the right mouse button.

¯¯¯That's all folks®®®

    I hope you enjoy this product, and will treasure it for years to come,
along side all time greats such as Carrier Command, F19 Stealth fighter and
Ant Attack (whoops - wrong time zone!).

    This product was origionally distributed by PAGE 6 publishing in the UK.

¯¯¯PD - copy and pass along for another person to copy®®®
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