Round the Bend! - Manual
AMIGA LOADING INSTRUCTIONS!
Remove all cartridges. Switch on the computer. When the "WorkBench"
prompt appears, insert the ROUND THE BEND! disk in the drive, and the
game then loads automatically.
The players are controlled via a JOYSTICK connected to the relevant
port on the Amiga or ST.
Doc Croc has a huge problem on his reptilian paws. Artist Luschetti
Bruschetti's (aka Lou Brush) Latest invention, the video printing press,
has been accidentally starts the search for the fragments of printing press
re-assembling them in Doc-Crocs editorial office. Meanwhile, Doc Croc,
Jemima Wellington-Green and Vaudielle Vince Vermin, embark on a tour of the
drains to track down their respective comic pages and bring back the joke
It is a mad race against time, featuring all of the round the bend
THE EDITORIAL OFFICE!
The action starts in Doc-Croc's office, with all four characters raring to
go on their tours of the sewers. Moving the Joystick Left and Right
selects between the various drains, indicated by a large arrow above the
sewer. Pressing FIRE allows an individual to be selected for their mission
Pushing UP on the joystick moves the selected character on to the sewer
Walking through the sewers is treacherous, so be careful to avoid Bats, Cans.
Ninja Teddies, and various other nasty bits and pieces normally associated
with sewers. A collision with any object will return you to Doc Croc's
office, and waste valuable time. In the sewers, moving the Joystick up
towards a comic page allows the character to enter the page in search of
Access to the action part of the comic page is denied if the page is not the
responsibility of the character currently under control. If Lou Brush falls
into the water or collides with any sewer inhabitants, he will drop the piece
ofVideo Press he is currently rescueing and return to Doc-Croc's office.
THE COMIC PAGES
Doc-Croc, Vince, and jemima, each have their own unique comic pages. Making
use of their own specialist skills. Each page has a punchline which is
protected by characters from the Television series. Collection of a
punchline returns the character to Doc-Croc's office, where the page is
added to the comic heap.
A hurdles race is underway at cosmic Comprehensive. Join in the race
avoiding the rapidly dismembering pupils and their limbs.
Karen & Stuart are in love. Avoid cupid and his arrow in your search for
Little Miss Muffet has sat on a Tuffet. Watch out for the spiders!
The yound Lad from the Oddbod family bounces around the comic page, minus
his pet Kangeroo.
Flabba-Flabba-Flabba-Flabba.... Fatman, stout defender of justice, is out
after a crook hot from a robbery. Watch out as Fatman flattens his
THE FALSE TEETH VERSUS THE ATOMIC BANANA!
A mighty struggle is in progress between the Flase Teeth and the Atomic
Banana who are in a batle for World Domination. Such giants can crush
with just one wrongly placed foot!.
PZYCHO THE MAGNIFICENT!
Pzycho is engaged in a duel of wit with his "willing" member of the
audience. A chase is in progress, with Pzycho "zapping" everything in
The ever popular Australian soup, The Vegetables, are holding a skateboard
race. As usual, Calamity is only just around the corner, so watch out for
crashes and mixed salad.
KENNY MCTICKLE AND HIS MAGIC KILT
Wild Bagpipes leap out from under Kenny's Kilt and go on the rampage.
These fearsome wild animals of the cairngorms must be avoided at all cost.
JOHN POTATO'S NEWSROUND
Points are awarded for sewer survival, but large bounses are given for
successful comic page completion. These completion bonses are reported on
John Potatos Newsround, and get higher as more of the video press restored.
Round the Bend is a game against the clock, with the time ticking away before
the next publication of the comic. At the start of the game, and when a page
is completed and goes to press, the time is set for when the next page of the
comic must be completed. If the timer runs out before the next page is
completed the game ends.
Arriving at a comic pages punch line sends the page to press and returns the
character to the office. It is therefore up to the player to decide how
many parts of the video press Lou Brush can collect before going for the next
comic page Punchline.
Program: Lee Briggs
Graphics: Neil Hislop
Music & Sound FX: Mark Wilson
Game design: Gareth Briggs & David Sowerby
MADE IN UK
Typed by ICE-CUBE of CRYSTAL in 1991