Power Drive - Manual
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The power drive world championship comprises 48 individual stages in eight
countries. Each round is characterised by varied racing conditions to test
your driving ability to the limit.
ROUND 1 ROUND 5
Location: Monte Carlo Loaction: Arizona
Climate : Mainly dry, some rain Climate : Hot/dry
Track : Asphalt Track : Gravel/sand
Terrain : Rocky mountain road Terrain : Rocky road/dessert
ROUND 2 ROUND 6
Location: Kenya Location: Finland
Climate : Hot/dry, some rain Climate : Cool/dry
Track : Asphalt/Sandy gravel Track : Asphult
Terrain : Desert (Occasional Oasis) Terrain : Forest/lake regions
ROUND 3 ROUND 7
Location: Sweeden Location: Australia
Climate : Ice/snow Climate : Hot/humid
Track : Gravel Track : Sand/gravel
Terrain : Forest trail Terrain : Bush/forest trail
ROUND 4 ROUND 8
Location: Corsica Location: Great Britain
Climate : Dry Climate : Dry/cold/wet/ice
Track : Asphalt Track : Gravel
Terrain : Rocky Mountain road Terrain : Forest trail
You will race in special stages (time trials), rally cross and skill
tests around the world to measure your versatilily behind the wheel.
Race against the clock along a predertermined route from A to B
Hazardous circuits against obstructive computer-controlled opponents
Specially designed courses to test your driving skills. Complete specified
manoeuvres without incurring penalties.
Your ultimate challenge is to complete the entiree championships driving
the most powerful group 1 car. Before starting out you will be given enough
funds to buy a group N car. By consistently finishing events to boost your
funds, you can trade-in for an upgraded model, but you will needd to save
some for entry fees and vehicle mainttenance.
Choose English, French, German, Spanish in-game txt and press any button
Move UP/DOWN to select options and then press ACCELERATE to ativate.
Directional: The car moves in the direction pressed on the controller.
ROTATIONAL: use LEFT/RIGHT to steer car.
JOYSTICK (KEYBOARD) CONTROLS
Button 1 BRAKE (enter)
Button 2 ACCELERATE (insert)
toggles FOWARD & REVERSE gears (reverse only available from low foward gear)
F3 PAUSE (press F3 again to continue)
Space Bar toggles as above
P PAUSE (Press p again to continue
On a tight bend steer away from the corner and the turn into it at the
critical point. The back end of your car will swing out as the rear wheels
lose grip, allowing you to keep up maximum revs. This method requires a lot
of practice to pefect.
At a hairpin corner, brake as you turn into the curve. All four wheels will
lose grip and you should skid around the hairpin on the best possible line.
Skid around series of tight or fast corners by steering sharply into each
bend (like a pendulum turn without steering out).
In a one-player mode you will be given a password at the end of the stage
in each round. If your password is illegal you will return to the MAIN MENU.
It is recommended that tou fine tune your driving skills on the practice
track before starting the first race.
Move left/right to pick a course (day, night, or snow/ice) and a car and
press ACCELERATATE to confirm. When you feel good enough to go on (there is
no time limit) stop the car in the exit box at the bottom of the right hand
track or press ESC.
Sound Fx ON/OFF
ONE PLAYER GAME
During the standard one player game, if you fail to make the quilification
time for the event you will not proceed to the next stage. If you dont
qualify, keep trying intil you either make the grade or run out of funds.
MULTI PLAYER GAME
Complete against your friends for the championship title. Unlike the one
player game, failure to quilify doesent stop you racing in the next round,
but you will not pick up any points or prize money for that stage.
POINTS ARE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS
Note: the password option is not availible in muti-player node.
Six cars are availible, from three competion classes. Each handles
differently cornering road holding ect and higher class vehicles are more
expensive to maintain.
Mini cooper s
Fiat Cinquecento turbo
Vauxhall Astra 16V GTI
Renault Clio Williams
Ford Escort Cosworth
SELECTING YOUR FIRST CAR
You start off with 28,000 enough to buy a group N car. Move left/right to
toggle between the mini and the fiat, and up/down to change the body colour.
When you are satisfied, press ACCELERATE to purchase your car.
Rally cars are tough but rally tracks are tougher. Damage is sustained when
you crash or drive recklessly, causing of your car to deteriorate. You can
make repairs at the end of each stage if you have enough funds
To maintain your car , move up/down to choose a component and press
ACCELERATE to parttially repair. To repair in full press SPACE BAR. When you
are happy with the condition of your car or you are out of funds move the
repair indicator to complete your component check.
Note: the state of your vehicle will affect its perfomance, so it is
advisable to keep your car in prime condition if funds are avalible.
UPGRADING YOUR CAR
If you save enough funds you can upgrade your car: Group 2 cars can be brough
from round 3, group 1 cars can be brough from round 6. When you have
sufficent funds select/purchase new car will apear on the damage repair
screen. If you wish to buy a new car move to this option and press fire.
Choose your new car by the same procedure used to select your first and
press ACCELERATE to continue.
Before each race you are presented with a location screen, displaying
weather conditions, day/night and the enterance fee. If you dont have
enough funds to cover the fee, your game is over and you will return to
the main menu. If you do have sufficent funds, press ACCELERATE to start
Pick ups are randomly placed around each course, to be collected by
driving over them.
Increase your funds by 250
Temporary speed boost
Five second clock freeze
Hitting a cone incures a time penalty you have been warned
WEATHER AND VISIBILLITY
Climatic conditions and the time of day vary dramatically from race to race
affecting car handling and speed. You will need to take note of these
conditions and adjust your driving accordingly.
At the end of each course the stage results screen will be displayed.
Prize money is awarded when you qualify, plus bonuses if you break the
course record or beat the computer-controlled car on rally cross sections.
When you have revelled in the glory for a while press ACCELERATE to move on
THE CHEQUERED FLAG
If you go all the way and win all the 48 stages you will be crowned power
drive world champion.
Typed by FROSTY