Stardust - Instructions
LOADING INSTRUCTIONS :
Insert Stardust disk 1 into the internal diskdrive and
switch the computer on. Insert disk 2 into any drive when
prompted. when you are playing Stardust, be sure that there
are no other disks than those of Stardust in any disk drives.
CONTROLLING YOUR SHIP :
Plug the joystick into port 2
Joystick Main game 3D Section Special Mission
UP Accelerate Move up Accelerate
LEFT Turn left Move left Turn left
RIGHT Turn right Move right Turn right
DOWN Shield Move down Shield
FIRE Fire Fire Brake
SPACE Weapon menu
If you hold down FIRE, your ship will fire continuously
press "P" from keyboard to toggle pause on/off.
CHOOSING YOUR WEAPON :
During the game,pressing SPACE brings up a menu where you can
change your current weapon,switch your missiles on/off, activate
special weapons or choose the weapon you wish to boost when you
collect a gun power up.
THE MAIN GAME :
Your mission is to clear all the five worlds of the alien ships
and meteors. Move your ship on the map-screen on top of the
level you wish to clear, and press fire.
First, the meteors.
The amount of hits they can take depends on their colour.
They come in 4 different colours:
the golden meteor takes the most hits before it's destroyed
the purple meteor is the second hardest piece of rock to get rid of
the blue meteor is a bit on the easy side
the grey meteor is kids stuff
when shot, the meteors divide into smaller ones until you shoot
the last little pieces which sometimes turn into helpful tokens.
The tokens can provide you extra weaponry like gun power ups,
missiles, smart bombs etc. The letters in the tokens describe
What you get from collecting one. If you leave the token alone,
the letter will change and the token will finally disappear.
X - Extra life
HEART - Full energy
B - Mega bomb
G - Gun power up
* - Smart bomb
E - Control improvement
S - Shields
P - Points
Next,the time limit.
If you fail to clear a level in the required time, an alien mothership
will arrive and deploy a horde of little fighters all out to get you.
Your ship's energy and shield.
Your ship can withstand a couple of hits before it explodes.
The amount of energy loss depends on the speed of the collision.
The damage meter is shown on the lower right corner of the screen.
The ship is equipped with a shield (the shield meter is located
next to the energy meter) which can be activated by simply pushing
DOWN on the joystick.
THE WARP SECTION :
All the five worlds in the game are connected by hyperspace tunnels.
Once you have cleared all the levels on a world, a "W"-icon will
appear on the map-screen.Move your ship on the top of it and press fire
to enter the tunnel. Fly your ship to the end of the tunnel and evade or
destroy the incoming rocks, mines or aliens. You can also collect some
tokens in the tunnel.
Your energy meter is located in the lower right corner of the screen.
Should your ship only graze a meteor, your energy will be slightly
decreased, but a jackpot collision will destroy your ship immediately.
The mines are a greater threat than the meteors, as even the slightest
hit from a mine can be a deadly one.
THE SPECIAL MISSION :
After some of the worlds have been cleared, a special mission
icon "SM" will appear on the map-screen. Move your ship on top
of it and press fire to enter the special mission level. The
purpose of the special mission is to collect as many extra lives
as you can. Your ship has a limited amount of fuel, but you can
get extra fuel by collecting an "F" token. To get out of this
level you have to find the teleport by following the arrows.
Typed by BeLFaST / SKiD RoW