Watchtower - Manual
Developed by CyberArts Ltd.
Programming Robert Nordin
Produced & Designed by Mika M.K Laamanen
Graphics Kai Sainio
Additional Graphics Mika M.K Laamanen
Player Images Henrik Jarolf
Music Dan Bjon
Sound FX TNT Sount Factory
Music Play Routine Jarno Paananen
Front Cover Art Joni Stolt
Manual Revision Emma Edis
Manual Formatting Lisa Thompson
Testing Mario Sarno
German Translation Stephen Williams
Italian Translation Mr Sarno
OTM Publications & Promotions Ltd.
11 Aldergate, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 7DL, UK
Tel.:01827 312 302
Pathway to the future...
COPYRIGHT AND WARRANTY
This software product, including all graphics, program code, music and
audio effects, documentation and associated product materials are a
copyright of CyberArts Ltd.
MAKE A BACK-UP COPY
It is always advisable to make back-up copies of you original game
disks to increase the life of the masters and guard against accidents.
Watchtower disks are not copy protected. That is because we would like
to give you the opportunity to make a back-up copy of your original
disk set. Once you have made a back-up copy, store your original disks
in a safe and dry place. Always use the back-up disks to play the
game. Since there is no copy protection, you can install the game onto
your hard disk for your convenience. Please do not misuse these
HARD DISK INSTALLATION
The hard disk installation utility can be found on disk 1, simply run
it and follow the on-screen instructions.
PLEASE NOTE: running WatchTower from Workbench requires 2.5Mb.
Watchtower will run from hard disk in just 2 Mb if you create a boot
THE STORY BEHIND THE LINES
For the mercenary, war is just a job, a job with deadly consequences.
Soldiers of fortune are today`s adventurers. They fight in the most
dangerous places, the deepest jungles, the hottest deserts and
war-torn cities from where only few return. Mercenaries not only do
their job for money (blood bucks) but they also love adventure and the
feel of danger. They are real professionals, they earn their pride in
themselves and the respect of others but sometimes pay the ultimate
Now you`re the best of all hitmen, a trianed killer.....you`re a
professional mercenary, a soldier of fortune.
You have learned to survive in the inhospitable jungles and deserts of
foreign nations. The only person you trust is yourself and the only
things you put your trust in are your guns and grenades.
Warring factions from across the globe and even the Unites Nations are
bidding for your services. There is anarchy everywhere. You have
selected the most challenging missions and must now complee them.
Now the job and danger is waiting.....Good Luck!...and don`t lose your
LOADING THE GAME
Insert disk 1 into your boot drive and switch on the power. Insert
disk 2 or 3 in any drive when prompted. Wait a while, load your guns
and press fire!
If you have installed WathcTower onto your hard disk, double click on
the WatchTower icon and the game will start.
Should the intro sequence and the title screen not appear within a
minute, there may be a problem with your computer system.
Turn off your computer and disconnect all external devices, such as
printers and memory or accelerator cards. Check your computer
connections, such as monitor or television cable and power cords.
Check that the intructions as given in Chapter "Loading The game",
have been correctly carried out. If you haven`t cleaned your disk
drive for a while, it should be done using a cleaning disk. Repeat the
If you are sure your computer is working correctly and other software
loads successfully but your Amiga is still unable to load WatchTower
then you may have a faulty disk. In this case you can obtain a free
replacement from the publisher. For replacement read chapter
"Copyright and Warranty".
"AGA CHIPSET NOT FOUND" WatchTower is an AGA game and it requires and
AGA machine. If you get the above error message during loading, your
Amiga may not be an AGA machine, (i.e.A1200, A4000 or CD32) and
therefore Watchtower will not work correctly on it.
"OUT OF MEMORY ERROR" This message should not appear if you boot the
game directly from disks. If you run it from your hard disk and the
above message appears, you must reboot your Amiga to run the game
without any background tasks, (i.e. close all other windows and
programs before loading WatchTower).
HOW TO BEAT THE PROTECTION
Before the very first mission you will be asked to enter a
verification code on your map and mission data computer. (FORTUNATELY
HELLFIRE CRACKED THE GAME FOR YOU SO NO NEED FOR THIS SECTION!) Just
select the arrow on the far right of screen on numeric keypad to enter
You are able to select the skill level before each new game, using
your joystick. You can select the skill level from the following
alternatives. The first is the easiest and the last is the most
"EASY DOES IT?!" (easy)
"DOUBLE TROUBLE" (moderate)
"I NEED IT BAD!" (hard)
HOW TO PLAY
There are two ways to play the game, a one man war or a simultaneous
two player mode. When playing alone, use a joystick connected to port
1 and press fire. For the simultaneous two player mode, press fire on
the joystick connected to port 2.
Remember that in a simultaneous two player mode there are no more
extra pick-ups or extra weapons than in the one player mode. You will
have to split everything with the other player.
Press fire to fire your current weapon. Hold fire for continuous
Throw a grenade by holding the fire button and pushing the joystick
quickly twice in the direction you wish to throw it. Alternatively,
use L-ALT key to throw player 1`s grenades and R-ALT to throw player
Press "SPACE" bar during the game to pause, fire to continue.
Shoot barrels and boxes, pick up new weapons and other useful items.
Neutralize enemies and go forward. The game area will scroll forward
only when both players are on the upper part of the screen. Notice
that some vehicles will stop the scroll until they are destroyed.
Each mission has a time limit, so don`t delay too much. Remember that
you also need enough time to beat the end of level guardians.
| | - Rank Indicator
| | - Life Indicator
| | - Grenade Indicator
| Main Game Area | - Weapon Indicator
| | - Blood Bucks
Player 1 Player 2
The rank insignia indicator is located in the upper corner of the
screen. You will be promoted to higher ranks during the missions.
Promotion depends on your efficiency. More kills means more experience
and a promotion to the next rank. Your rank insignia will also be
included in the high score table along with your score.
The heart will flash when you are wounded. A hit by an enemy bullet
will cause a wound that can be healed by collecting a first aid
package. A hit by a cannon, vehicle or an explosion means instant
death. The number will show how many lives you have left, of which the
maximum in nine.
There is a small delay between the firing of grenades, just to make
life that bit harder. The grenade indicator will flash during the
delay and will also flash if you do not carry any grenades. The number
shows how many grenades you have left, the maximum is nine. You will
always have three grenades at the beginning of a mission. Unused
grenades from the previous mission will not be added.
The weapon indicator will show which weapon you have in use.
Blood bucks are money you will earn during each mission. You get money
for every neutralized enemy and you will find even more by destroying
boxes, which sometimes hide shining siver or gold coins!
In the upper left corner of the screen is a time bar that will
increase continuously. When the bar reaches the top, your time is out
and your game is over. Nobody needs a mercenary who can`t keep his
deadlines. You will hear a warning sound when the time bar is on a
YOUR CHALLENGING MISSIONS
There are six missions frrm around the world, including Central
Europe, Scandinavia, South America, The Far East, Asia and Africa.
Each mission id described briefly on the map screen before the mission
During the mission briefing your map and mission data computer will
show the face of the commander of the opposing armed force. So, stay
cool! They will be waiting for you at the end of each mission with
their finest war vehicles.
Search the game area carefully and you will find various types of
pick-ups on your way. Blom them away by shooting them and sometimes
you will find useful items, such as a new weapon!!
Barrels hide first-aid packages and smart bomb detonators.
Stack of Barrels
These stacks often hide very valuable extra lives and first-aid
Boxes could hide an extra grenade and gold or silver coins.
Stack of Boxes
All weapons are concealed in stacks of boxes. Sometimes you might find
a couple of gold coins.
First aid heals your wounds instantly.
Extra life is a pack of super-power food that gives you a whole new
life! So be sure that you collect every one of these.
Blood bucks are gold or silver coins. That means money!
The detonator is the visible part of a self destruction system which
is installed beneath it by enemy forces. If you find one, just pick it
up and you will see fantastic fireworks! It kills enemies too!
ENEMY FORCES IDENTIFIED
Radar is an important part of your enemies defense system, so you will
have to eliminate every one of these.
These are not armed, but don`t go too near because they, as well as
all the other vehicles, are deadly. Transport trucks usually carry
Watchtowers are located in dangerous places and they are occupied by
crazy machine-gun shooters. Remember that these guys only exist so
that they can eliminate as many lives as they can.
Bunkers are heavily armed installations occupied by gun crews.
Armoured gunboats are in use in the jungle areas. These mini patrol
boats are armed with nasty rapid-fire cannons.
One Turret Tank
There are a few diffeent types of tank. A grenade or two usually does
the business with these guys. The One Turret tank is armed with a
rotating big calibur gun.
Double Barrel Tank
The Double Barrel tank is armed with a high powered totating double
Solid Barrel tank
The Solid Barrel tank is armed with a solid cannon which always fires
in the same direction
Beware! Choppers are very dangerous in the hands of top pilots and you
can bet that they will use fast air-to-ground Maverick rockets when
they locate you.
Fighters use hot napalm bombs, so you had better keep a safe distance
when the rain is hitting the ground. Eliminate fighters with rockets
or rapid fire weapons, such as the M60.
A member of the local army or group. They have all the basic combat
skills and are armed with assault rifles.
A soldier of fortune with good combat skills and with a good weapon.
A highly trained former Seal Team member who doesn`t know what death
means. They often hide in swamps and rivers.
Can be found in city areas. They are hunting for your head, so watch
out, especially near windows!
They carry a huge set of deadly grenades and they don`t save them.
When a grenade soldier appears, nobody is safe!
Bazookas will try and blow your head off with their rocket launchers.
YOUR DEADLY WEAPONS
You will find new weapons inside stacks of boxes and picking up one of
these weapons activates it. Your current weapon will be shown on the
weapon indicator. Damage status indicates how effective the gun is.
Weapons also have different fire rates and fire ranges, and you will
find your favourite weapon by testing them during your missions.
Desert Eagle Magnum .44
At the very beginning of each mission you have a standard high power
military pistol. The Desert Eagle 44mag. But remember, your enemies
are nasty. You will have to find a better weapon if you want to
Damage Status:LOW Fire Rate:LOW Fire Range:SHORT
This very famous Russian assault rifle waa designed originally by
Mikhail T.Kalashnikov for Soviet Union Armed Forces. The AK-47 has
become, may be, one of worlds most duplicated and widely used military
weapons. So, you can be sure that there are many on your way! The AK
offers you a good fire range and superb hit probability.
Damage Status:LOW Fire Rate:MED Fire Range:LONG
Isreali UZI Sub-Machine Gun
The UZI submachine gun is a handful of a weapon, lightweight and
deadly rapid fire. The fire range is good and the bullets are 9mm.
UZI`s are also very reliable and therefore some way that it is the
best partner for most missions. This may also be true in WatchTower!
Damage Staus:LOW Fire Rate:HIGH Fire Range:LONG
M16 Assault Rifle
The M16 Assault Rifle is a world famous military weapon, used widely
from the Vietnam War to Operation Desert Storm. Bullets are 5.56 cal
and they will blow your enemies head off, if your aim is right.
Damage Status:MED Fire Rate:MED Fire Range:MED
M60 Portable Machine Gun
The M60 General Purpose Machine Gun is a good friend of yours, using
7.62mm deadly bullets and with its excellent range and fire rate it
offers you a good body count!
Damage Status:MED Fire Rate:HIGH Fire Range:LONG
The Minigun is the dream of eevry soldier. With its deadly six barrels
and incredibly effective fire rate of around 4000 10mm shots per
minute, you can make your enemies dance around. Even light-armored
vehicles aren`t safe. A short lead shower fom the Minigun will do the
best job you have ever seen.
Damage Status:HIGH Fire Rate:HIGH Fire Range:MED
The Flame Thrower is a handful in short range combat situations, you
can grill your enemies by just pulling the trigger. But beware, the
smell is awful and screaming zombies are dangerous.
Damage Status:HIGH Fire Rate:Continuous flame Fire Range:MED
With a set of portable infra-red antiarmour rockets you drop enemy
choppers, fighters and blow enemy vehicles and bunkers away. Remember,
the rocket launcher is the deadliest weapon you can find, but handle
it with care or you will blow the entire scenery to oblivion
Damage Status:HIGH Fire Rate:LOW Fire Range:EXTRA LONG
High explosive particle hand grenades are your life savers when you
are head to head with a nasty enemy vehicle, throw one or two and you
will see your enemy go down in flames!
Damage Status:HIGH Fire Rate:ONE AT A TIME Fire Range:MED
Notice! Becasue of weight, you can only carry one gun and a set of
nine grenades. When the player picks up a new weapon, he/she will
automatically get rid of the old one. You will start each mission with
a pistol, so your current weapon from the previous mission will not be
available at the beginning of the new mission. You will have to find
and collect new weapons again during each mission.
Your single philosophy is "one shot, one kill". Remember that it is
the only way to survive on battlefields.
Use buildings, fences, trees, boxes and barrelsetc. to protect your
Look around the borders of the game for hidden weapons, first aid
packages, extra lives, etc.
Keep an eye on enemy vehicles, they are deadly and most are heavily
armored, so don`t waste your bullets. One or two grenades is enough in
Beware of exploding enemy bullets, such as bazooka rockets and tank
bullets. The explosions will cause critical damage to you.
Watch out for land mine installations and don`t dance over them. Play
with a good tactic. Enemy soldiers will also die when stepping on
mines or getting hit by their own exploding bullets shot by tanks and
There are also choppers and fighters in the air. They will track you,
so don`t freeze. You can try shooting them down using your gun, but
even better launch a rocket or two if you carry a rocket launcher, and
Watchtower is in fact a bit of a tactical game. You will soon find
your own tactics to go forward. As in real battle situations it is
better to take one enemy at a time, else you are in big trouble.
Look out for different routes. There are a lot of places where you can
choose between two or more different routes. Beware, the shortest
route isn`t always the easiest.
Neutralize three enemy soldiers within three seconds and you will be
rewarded with a 5000 bonus! Both players will get bonuses, so teamwork
HONOURS AND MEDALS
Your heroism will be rewarded by several medals of United States Armed
Forces. Receiving a medal is always a great honour.
Medal Of Honour
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above
and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual conflict with
an opposing armed force.
Legion Of Merit
For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of oustanding
For gallantry in action against an opposing armed force.
For heroic or meritorious achievement of service in connection with
operations against an opposing armed force.
Distinguished Service Cross
For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations
against an opposing armed force.
United Nations Medal
Awarded to personel for not less than six months service with one of
the following United Nations` units: U.N. Observers Group in Lebanon;
U.N. Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine; U.N. Military
Observers Group in India and Pakistan.
Awarded for wounds or death as result of an act of an opposing armed
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