Top Banana - Manual
All about KT
Introducing KT in her first game - Top Banana. As well as saving
the world KT's Talents include singing and dancing in the video
for her latest record 'Global Chaos', which is a re-mix of the
Top Banana soundtrack.
Our planet is under threat - not from slimy aliens or evil wizards
but from direct consequences of our own greed and stupidity. Every
moment sees further demolition of the rainforest, more leaking nuclear
waste, land floods caused by melting ice caps and much needed food
rotting in locked warehouses. Your task is to combat those forces
which are worlds tilts into oblivion you must redress the balance
through positive action. To aid you in this task you are invested
with a great power - that power is Love. Use this power to repell
the agents of destruction. By spreading Love your enemies will
vanish, or even begin to help you. You will be able to stem the tide
of flood, neutralise the acid rain and release the hoarded fruits of
the World's produce for all to share. If you succeed then you
will have proved your skill and courage in the material world.
Consequently, you will be offered the opportunity to seek ultimate
wisdom in the Mind-Scape and achieve the status of Top Banana. Here
you will be battling with the figments of your imagination, your dreams
and nightmares, hidden fears and memories. This will be your greatest
Top Banana has four seperate Worlds each made up of three levels which
become progressively more challenging. The aim is to achieve the status
of Top Banana by completing all four worlds. Use your Love to neutralise
enemies as you work your way vertically through the levels jumping from
platform to platform. You will find plenty of nourishment scattered
throughout the World although it is wise to be selective about what you
eat in such a hostile environment. As you progress you will be able to
increase your score which is displayed at the bottom right hand corner
of your screen. The best scores will be logged on the hi-score table.
You must be aware of continual danger of flooding from below. Like an
old TV, if it's causing problems give it a tap! Collect as much Love as
possible when it is offered to you since this will give you the added
vitality to go on when things start to get really nasty. Other objects
will be offered which may provide a much needed power-up to your jumping,
shooting and running or may prove more trouble than they are worth.
There are many dangers, not only to you but to the environment itself.
THE WORLDS Rain Forest
The rich, dark Tropical rain forest provides you with your first
challenge. Many of the skills you learn here will be essential to your
later progress. As you get deeper into the forest, and nearer to the
secret hoard, the humidity will rise and the undergrowth will thicken.
Chainsaws and bulldozers have only one purpose - destruction. Love will
be an effective weapon against them, but not against some of their nastier
friends. If you want to get ahead get a head. Learn which fruits and
nutritious and which are poisonous. The forest will not only be slow to
point out the difference. Occasionally you will be offered a slap-up
meal - make sure it's the one you ordered. If you want to make use of
all the lift facilities make sure to turn them on with the correct switch
Don't hang around to admire the scenary. Remember the whole forest is
sinking as the water level of the planet rises.
THE WORLDS Metal-City
A manic Metal-City is a loveless place. The fumes of greed and decay
choke the air as Corporate powers plot against each other behind a tiny
facade of techno-gloss. Here, the spoils of destruction are invested in
vulgar Logos and noisy advertising jingles which are designed to seduce
you into compilance.
As you enter, the City is decaying. It is swarming with mutated metal
machines which patrol every street. Many sectors are flooded with
polluted water. You can swim through them, but only for as long as you
can hold your breath. The platforms are rotten and loose. You cannot
assume that your next step will not be fatal. Nor are you immune to the
blobs of radio-active waste which float through the narrow streets.
Some of the lifts are operable but not reliable.
THE WORLDS Temple
Before you can go forward on the path to Enlightenment you must complete
your final task in the Earthly domain.
You have entered a decaying temple whose beautifully decorated interior
is crumbling beneath your feet. Using the wisdom and skill you have so
far displayed you must protect yourself and your surroundings from enemies
more ruthless than any you will have yet encountered. You may enjoy
watching American football even though the rules may seem strange. But
in this game the rules are simple. They dont like you! Save your breath
for the zones of burning well-heads.
THE WORLDS Mind-Scape
Dazed and confused in a purple haze, your mind spins in the psychedelic
By now you will have proved yourself a person of great courage, skill
and determination. But the gaining of ultimate wisdom is the greatest
prize and the psychesphere of Enlightenment will yield its treasures to
only the most worthy Banana. Now you are on your own, just you, your
fears, dreams, and illusions. The Mind is notorious for playing tricks
and deceiving itself. Who can you trsut if not yourself? remember, an
open mind opens closed doors.
To minimise the risk of viral infection turn your computer off for 30
seconds before inserting the Top Banana disk 1. If you are using a
joystick connect it to port 2.
F1 = VIDEO Q = QUIT P = PAUSE
Z---- ----X Return = FIRE
During the video sequence press any key to load the game.
Press fire to start the game.
WORD UP CREDITS!!
Concept and Design: HEX
Graphics: Kerel Dander, Sophie Smith, Miles
Music Design &
Programming: Kerel Dander, Miles
Music Production: Matt Black, Jonathon More, Coldcut
Product Design &
Marketing: Robert Pepperell
Typed by Mr.SCARFACE of CRYSTAL