Puggsy - Manual
Puggsy's in a mess. Not only is he stranded on an alien planet fifteen light
years from his home space station,stardock,but now he's had hisspaceship
stolen! there are bad days and they are really bad days!!! And so puggsy's
got a problem - major league.i mean, it's bad enough losing your keys downtown
without a ride home.Being stranded on a planet without so much as a skateboard
to get you around is a little more distressing Not even Captain Kirk or
mr.Spock had to cope with that! but, undeterred, puggsy is determined to get
his stolen spaceship back.
Enter the options menu by highlighting the selection and pressing start.
Puggsy can JUMP and PICK-UP,DROP & USE OBJECTS.
The options menu allows you to configure the controls as you like
Give puggsy heaps of lives to help him get his ship back! Highlight the
option by moving the arrow down with the joystick. Each heart is a life. You
may take up to 7 lives by moving in the right direction. Minimise the number
of lives and make the game all the harder by moving left-giving puggsy fewer
Finally, you may punch in the appropriate passwords to enter later levels to
play.Once you have completed a section - such as THE BEACH, you can press "P"
on the keyboard and a password will be displayed. Jot down the password (or
should that be pass number) and should you want to rejoin the level at a later
date, enter that password here by highlighting the appropriate numbers and
hitting the button to enter, or you can type the password in.
Get accustomed to puggsy's little way by taking him through the junior section
- a section that's ideally suited to the younger player. Here you will be
gently hurled into puggsy's quest in the softest, most loveable way possible.
You'll also learn how to grap the gun and shoot things. Oh what fun you will
All puggsy wants is to get off the planet and get home. Plain and simple. To
do this, he must traverse most of the game levels, and leave by the exit!!.
The thing is, that the island has a great many paths, some of which might not
lead towards puggsy's spaceship. Plus some levels may also have more than one
exit!It's up to you to make your way from level to level and not from level to
dead end! Plus there are loads of special secret levels and short cuts to
help puggsy on his way. Enter the exit carrying an object and you'll receive
a hefty bonus. Carry more than one object or a rare object and you'll receive
an even heftier bonus.
Puggsy can walk left or right,jump,shoot,pick-up and run. But c'mon, that's
nothing special now is it. Well, that makes puggsy unique in the Total Object
Interaction to be found within the game. Puggsy can interact with billions of
onscreen objects which he must use to help him along. Find thez box with a
pair of sneakers in it,pick it up,press the button, and puggsy will put them
on and dash along like a sprinter. Grab the invincibility shield,press
use,and hurl yourself into the rascally racoons as if your life depend on it -
because it doesn't - you're now invincible! (for more on TOI, see the Object
Section). You'll discover all the objects along your journey but it's up to
you to find out just what they're all for.Use the section at the back of this
manual to note down just what all the objects do. However on some levels,
you'll be given clues to find a certain objects by the clue chest. Open it
and it'll tell you what object to look out fot. Some of the objects you'll
just stand on or have to position in strategically important places to finish
the level. Others, you must use in a certain way. But it's down to your
ingenuity to decide just how to use them. If you get struck on a screen
restart it, without even losing a life, by pressing ESCAPE.
The height puggsy jumps is dependent on the lenght of time jump is held.
There are therefore thousands of variations available to puggsy at any time.
Plus, apart from just allowing puggsy to jump around, you can also squash
mostenemies by jumping on top of them and pressing down. The PICK-UP/DROP
button allows puggsy to - yeah right. If puggsy is close to an object, press
this button and he'll pick it up - assuming he's not already holding one.
Press the button again and he'll drop it. It's a cinch. And if two objects
are piled on top of each other,grab either the top or bottom one by moving
puggsy's arms up or down (using either the up or down control) and then the
pick-up button. Easy. Also, puggsy has a special throw. Rather than just
dropping the object puggsy's carrying, try pressing the direction arrows
either up or diagonally upwards and pressing drop. The objects will be hurled
in the direction you've chosen. And that's really handy because if the object
hits any enemy from above, then they'll really know about it! When trying to
jump onto objects that are too high for puggsy, puggsy can use objects in his
grasp to help him get a grip on the surface and haul himself upwards. Once
puggsy is trying to grip on a ledge with the object, keep holding the
direction control downwards in the direction that puggsy wants to jump. That
way,he'll have no problem in making it (usually!!). A final couple of points.
If puggsy finds himself on top of a pile of objects, pressing down lets him
drop through the objects one at a time. And if you find things are happening
just a little too quickly, then pause the game at a many time by hitting the
On most levels, happenings can be found. These can usually be identified by
the fact that something is happening or is about to happen. This happening
must happen in order for you to complete the level. Confused?? it's OK. So
are we....... Happenings take the form of switches,locks,ropes,cannons and
several trillion other mechanisms which must be used to continue to the next
level. These items can be activated by objects found on that level. For
example, you see a cannon on the screen. Find and pick-up the match, walk to
the cannon, drop the match onto the cannon and the cannon fires. Find a
switch, get any solid object and walk into the switch with the object and that
switch will be switched and, if you drop an object near it, will stay
Puggsy uses a fantastic system called Total Objects Interaction (TOI) This
means that all the objects play a vital part in completing the game. It also
means that they act and interact exactly as they would if you were using them
in the real world (well,more or less.I mean you wouldn't want things to be as
boring as in real life now would you??).All objects can be moved,thrown,stood
upon,stacked,and used.They are subject to gravity,bounce,float (or swim) in
the water,get blown around by fans and so on. Also,each object has its own
weight. If puggsy is carring a heavy object,he cannot jump as high as if he
was carrying a light object. On the other hand, if puggsy is getting blown
around by a fan,holding a weighty object might let him walk towards it more
easily. Obviously, heavy objects cannot be thrown as far as light ones but
light objects will be affected much more by fans. Buoyant objects will float
in water and if puggsy stands on a few of these,he can stand water without
getting wet! Similarly,he can pump up balloons,hold ontothem and float up
into the air as they rise! Bear in mind that there are usually no simple no
single fixed solutions to a problem so it's up to you to use your ingenuity to
After each level,you'll see an end of level screen followed by a map of the
entire island.The square box to the left shows where you've just been and
offers you a new destination.Move the tiny puggsy in the picture along the
patch with the direction control to progress through the game. If you come to
a dead end, you can retrace your steps on this screen.Press fire to enter the
SPACE removes the magnified box to the right of the screen
KEY B views the password.enter it on the options screen to beggin at your
RETURN shows all the world guardians. Guardians with a line through them have
already been defeated.
FIRE enters the selected level.
Every so often, you'll encounter a guardian. He's there to try and stop
puggsy getting his space ship back and must be defeated. There are 6 evil
guardians,with between 3 & 6 hit points.
Polly jumps around firing at puggsy. All puggsy has to defend himself is the
odd fish that gets washed up on deck.Position puggsy near the fish and fire it
at polly. THE EMPEROR'R OLD CLOTHES: This fella throws his gloves at puggsy.
Little does he know that the ball that's rolling over his head can be dropped
by puggsy using the switches on the floor!. SO PHARAOH SO GOOD: Beware! the
pharoe nose how to get puggsy.But if puggsy steps on the pressure pads,he can
get the pharaoh! simple. FLOUR POWER: The nasty miller is throwing bags of
flour at our puggsy whose only defence is to catch the bags with the grabber
and dump them over the miller's head using the conveyor belt. HALITOSIS THE
DRAGON: Avoid his breath at all costs! When you get the chance,sneack near
him and sock him in the jaw. IF LOOKS COULD KILL! This is the big boy! with
laser beam eyes,deathly bound and a nasty habit of dropping mines on you,
puggsy has got his work cut out. The only way to defeatthis chap is to give
him a taste of his own medicine.
Typed by BeLFaST & eXoRDeR / SKID ROW