Videokid - Manual
1. Insert your Videokid game disk into the default disk drive.
2. Plug your joystick into port number 2.
3. Turn on your computer and monitor. The game will now load.
Billy was just an ordinary everday kid who loved to watch television.
One day, his father brought home a brand new video recorder and some
cassettes. Billy settled down to watch one, but instead of the sound
of the video tape starting, he heard a crazy, evil laugh. He approached
the screen slowly, listening carefully. Suddenly, the screen exploded
into a million particle, but instead of being thrown back by the blast,
Billy found himself drawn in.
He felt himself being sucked down endless tubes, tiny particles of light
searing through his body. Then, as suddenly as it had started, it
stopped, and the acrid smoke began to clear. Looking down, Billy
realised that he was dressed as a Magician.
'Billy, you are now trapped. You must find your way through the mazes
and worlds i have created for you. There are five worlds to battle
through, each with evil monsters and hazards to impede you. Should you
succeed, you will be free to return to your normal life. But if you
You are Video Kid. You must travel through Five worlds, each of which
is full of traps and enemies attempting to bring about your downfall.
Each world except the first is made up of four sections, and ends with
a Giant evil guardian, who must be destroyed before you progress to the
next section. Once you have completed the fifth world, you will have
to face your biggest foe, but we will leave you to find out what that
The worlds that you will encounter are as follows:
This world is placed within the confines of an ancient castle, and you
will encounter Knights, Gargoyles, Giant enemy swords, ghostly monks
and dangerous flying spears. The castle will also prove dangerous,
and you will find that a portcullis may try to crush you, a magical
door may create extra enemies for you, or a gargoyle belch life
destroying fire at you.
This world has four parts, two dominated by cowboys, and two by Indians.
On this level you will encounter hordes of dynamite wielding cowboys,
and more cowardly ones who hide in doorways or behind windows. Vultures
will swoop down and attack you, and lightning bolts from vicious clouds
will try to fry you out of existence. You will also come across fish in
lakes which will attempt to ram you, and find that the forests are
populated with evil axe throwing beings. The indian country has axe
wielding Indians who row across the water, as well as those hidden in
wigwams who will try to blow you up using small rockets. Some clouds may
even try to drop anvils on your head. Bats and snakes hide in caves, and
giant arrows from the end of world guardian will attempt to give you more
holes than a teabag.
SCIENCE FICTION WORLD
The Sci-Fi world has many advanced life-forms, as well as quite a few not
very advanced ones, all attempting to zap your bones. Flying spaceships
shoot widely at you, and bouncing aliens follow their bad example. vicous
splitting slugs and floating acid bubbles will also do you no good. Alien
plants will shoot pods, and horrible tar drips from cavernous ceilings
try to engulf you. Watch out for the missile armed spaceships hiding
within caverns, the spinning fans and advanced silicon chips that home in
on you, and just wait to you see the baddies waiting for you at the end!
A very 1930's Chicago world with a vast array of men in heavy coats with
even heavier weaponary, attempting to machine gun you to death. Watch
out for the cars packed with villians, and bi-planes who try to shoot or
bomb you with deadly grenades. Once you are inside the bar area, hidden
gangsters under tables will attempt to shoot you, or squash you with giant
barrels, whilst all the time giant black bullets fill the air.
Packed with ghosts, ghouls and zombies just for your delight, along with
skeletons and bats. Monster trees will throw rocks at you, and coffins
open up to reveal mummies armed with deadly bullets. Not to mention the
ghostly knights, and lots of other surprise beasties waiting for you.
WEAPONARY AND WEAPON ICONS
You begin your quest with the standard fire weapon, but this can soon be
upgraded to more powerful arnaments. The orange sphere will, when shot,
cycle through the different weapons available to you. which weapons they
are will be dependant upon your current weapon, and what level of the game
you are on. They are in, in order, Missiles, Flame Thrower, Ripple
Arrows, Spheres, and finally the Laser weapon. If you lose a life, then
you will lose one weapon, or one power up bonus.
Missiles are fast, but fairly weak. They are still better than nothing
This is the next step up. The balls of flame move much more slowly than
the missiles, but they do alot more damage.
The ripple arrows are next. These arrows are a fast, and pack quite a
Slightly slower than the Ripple Arrows, but they are very powerful, and
do quite alot of damage.
The Laser is the ultimate weapon. It has a medium speed, but is very
destructive, and is the only weapon that is able to pass through
POWER UP ICON
Collecting the Power Up icon, the blue sphere, will make Video Kids weapon
more powerful and damaging.
This is the grey sphere. Shooting this icon will change it between three
different weapon types.
1. Two Way Horizontal Fire
This will allow you to fire your current weapon both backwards & forwards.
2. Two Way Vertical Fire
Allows you to fire current weapon up and down, as well as forwards,
providing weaponary in three directions.
3. Two Way Diagonal Fire
Your current weapon will now fire a total of three bolts forwards, making
a very formidable weapon.
Instead of weapons, this icon will provide other assistance for your
perilous journey. When shot, this icon will give you a choice of the
following two weapons:
This gives you a protective sphere which spins around. This will kill
any enemies that come just that little bit too close for comfort.
This will give you a bomb which will be thrown all of the time while
you have this. these will fall through an arc before hitting the floor.
Occasionally a shield icon will appear, which, if collected, will give
you a limited period of invulnerability. The shield will spin around
you, and will slow down when it is about to expire.
SMART BOMB ICON
When collected, this icon will give you an extra smart bomb.
The joystick controls are the same for both ST and /|miga
Up: Move up Left: Move left
Down: Move down Right: Move right
Space: Fire smart bomb Fire: Fire current weapon
P Pause ESC Quit Game
The status bar at the bottom of the playing screen will provide vital
information whilst you are playing VideoKid.
Score Smart bombs left Energy
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CODING: Twilight Ltd
& DESIGN: Sean Kelly
Typed by Mr.SCARFACE of CRYSTAL