Fire and Ice - Manual
Switch off your Amiga and remove any cartridges. Insert the Fire and Ice
program disk into drive DF0: and switch on (A1000 owners should insert
their Kickstart disk as normal first).
When prompted, insert the Fire and Ice data disk into drive df0: and
press the space-bar or fire. No more disk swapping will be required.
Ensure that the write protect hole on the data disk is open if you do not
wish to save your high scores to disk, and closed if you do.
Control of Cool Coyote is by joystick, keyboard or joypad, selectable
from the options screen see below.
Plug your joystick into port 2.
JUMP JUMP HIGHER
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WALK ---------X-------- WALK VEER ----------X---------- VEER
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DUCK FALL QUICKER
ON THE GROUND IN THE AIR
Jab fire to launch a small ice pellet.Duck and hold fire down to launch a
snow bomb, up to seven can be carried at once. Whilst not ducking, hold
fire down to launch the current special weapon,if you have one.
May keys may be used offering a wide choice of setups for left and
right handed players.
up up up up
Q W e r t y u i O P
down down down down
A S d f g h j k L ;
left left right right left left right right
Z X C V b n M , . /
The cursor arrow keys are also available.
The crtl (control), alt (alternate), and both shift keys are used as fire
Joypad controls are as joystick except that the up function is moved to a
second button. This will vary, depending on the joypad actually used. A
joypad may be used be used in the joystick mode if required.
Press any function key during the the titles sequence or demo game to bring
up the options screen .The following options available:
F1 - select joystick, keyboard or joypad control,
F2 - small maps display on or off,
F3 - Select full competition mode i.e. play all worlds in sequence, or
1st to 4th world trainer mode ,where you can practise on one world
only with 9 lives.
F4 - In-game music on or off.
Note that your high score entries may be saved to the data disk if the
write protext hole is closed, along with your selections on F1, F2 and F4
So if you intend to always play with a joypad, you need only to select this
mode once, then get a high score, and save this to disk. Next time you
load the game it will remember your selections.
Other information presented on this screen pertains to you individual
machine. On the Amiga, additional chip RAM will be used for a third
screen to allow smoother game flow. On the Amiga additional RAM of any
type will allow the game to set up a RAM disk so that worlds
need only be loaded from floppy disk once. At least 1M of EXTRA
contiguous RAM is needed to cache all seven world plus the titles.
At some point in the game you will be asked to match a key on the screen
with one of the keys on your special security sheet. Find the key on
the grid at the location specified on the screen. Move the arrow from piece
to piece, pressing the fire to hide or show each part in turn. When you
have matched the key exactly, point to OK and press fire.If you get it wrong
you will be asked again, to a total of three attempts.
The Story So Far
Suten quietly congratulated himself. This was the perfect place to hide.
Already worshipped by the indigenous Human population, he could
remain here undisturbed.He needed to rest from some time, it had been a
long journey, over 12 light year across the coldness of space. Here he
could absorb energy from the heat of the midday sun,and it was very hot
here.He began to make plans for his takeover of this small planet, all he
needed now was time to replenish his energy. He laughed out loud as he
recalled the moment of his escape from his prison of two thousand years
It had actually been very easy, he thought. The guards had become slow
and lethargic, they had made mistakes. He knew they would, after all, he
had time to wait, nothing but time.
Glemm had picked up the trail at last. It had take a while,but he knew
that somewhere there would be evidence of the vast expense of magical
energy required to transport his old enemy away from this place. How
could they have let him escape, he wondered `He called upon the
elemental forces to begin the chase. He would have to be careful, Suten
was dangerous. He would have no qualms about starting a full-scale
elemental battle wherever he was, and at any cost to his surroundings
Glemm remembered how an entire solar system had been destroyed prior
to Suten`s capture. That was why he had been incarcerated for the
remainder of his existence.
The trail led to a small blue-green planet, the third of nine orbiting a
yellow star. Suten was bound to be somewhere in the hotter regions. Fire
had always been his favourite elemental force. It was more destructive
than the others. This was not going to be easy. Direct confrontation would
be disastrous for all the life-forms on the planet. No, there had to another
way. Glemm needed an agent, someone he could help to defeat Suten
without arounsinf too much suspicion. Who would be the best choice
certainly not a Human, they were far to stupid and clumsy. They couldn't
here their way out of a paper bag. The sort if hero required needed to be
smart, cunning, fast, and willing to travel!
Glemm began his search near the northern polar ice cap.There weren't
many suitable candidates here at all. He could feel Sutens evil magic
even here, he didn't have long. Many of the less intelligent creatures were
already behaving aggressively towards each other, on a path of certain
self-destruction. Where was the hero he needed? Walruses? Too slow!
Peskimons? Too stupid! He focussed on a small igloo, and heard the distant
sound of music. He had chanced upon tge gine if ibe Ciik Coyote. He could`t
risk direct contact .His materialisation would almost certainly be
detected by the rejuvenated Suten. He would have to help the hero in
more subtle ways....
Cool Coyote`s main weapon is ice pellets,small round lumps of ice
which can freeze enemies. More than one hit may be required to do this.
Jab fire to launch an ice pellet. Secondary special weapons may also be
obtained. Metal discs may be found lying around, which bear symbols
relating to their function. Touch the disc to pick it up, It turns blue and
moves to the top right of the screen to confirm that it has been collected
The special weapon display also shows smaller versions of the symbol. Up
to three of these are displayed, showing the last three shots of the weapon
Some many only start with one or two shots. Picking up another disc of the
same type as already held will accumulate shots, whereas picking up
a different type will replace the old weapon.
Multiple special weapons discs are contained in bonus ice blocks, and
More special weapons are revealed as the game progresses. You will find
such weapons as airbombs, rain clouds, shields and the sonic bark.
Clouds and Snow Bombs.
Cool Coyote can carry up to seven snow bombs at a time, launched by
duckin down and holding fire pressed for a short time. These bombs rise
into the air and hit all enemies on screen.Snow bombs can be optained
from three places:
1) clouds.This is the main source,not to be confused with thunderheads,
which are an altogether unpleasant experience. Fire at the fluffy white
clouds to cool them down. They will start to rain, then hail, the snow if
you continue fire at them. Once snowing the deposite large flakes,
which may be collected for later use. After a short time the clouds can
snow no more and become storm clouds.Move away at this point to avoid
being struck by lightning.
2) bonus ice block.Instead of special weapons discs, occasionally a snow
bomb may be released
3)crystal orbs, behaving much as bonus ice blocks.
One more of the hits from ice pellets or snow bombs is required to freeze
each enemy.They will stay frozen for a few seconds before flashing. This
indicates that they are thawing out. They will then resume their normal
activities, but beware, they will be more immune to a second freezing.
In order to eliminate a meanie you must shatter is while it is frozen by
walkin or jumping into it.
The puppies can also shatter enemies.Note
also that freezing a flying enemy will cause it to crash on the ground and
At the moment that you shatter a meanie it will reveal a key part if it was
carrying it, accompanied by a sound effect. The key will remain where it
was produced until Cool Coyote approaches it, whereupon it will chases him
until picked up.
*SCORE LLLL ####
* is a snowflake showing the number of days remaining to complete the
land each `arm` of the flake represents one day and night. When the flake
is gone on the seventh night, the fire wizard will have had time to locate
our hero and hot things up for him.
LLLLL is the lives remaining display. Up to nine may be held ub reserce
##### is the special weapon display, showing the last three shots and the type.
*** is the snow bomb stock,up to seven may be carried.
Getting from Place to Place
Each of the countries visited by Cool Coyote is split into as many as five
lands. Some lands are secret locations and others may be skipped if you
find secret exits. It is not necessary to visit all lands to complete the game.
You are given a percentage of lands covered with your high score
entry. It is possible to visit all the lands in one game, there are either/or
Exit from most lands will be via the ice door, which Cool Coyote must locate
on each land. This will be shaped a key-hole. The key to open this has been
split into six pieces and each piece has been given to one of Suten`s minion
types, e.g. one of the penguins will have one part (always the same part,
not always the same penguin!). As our hero collects each part, all currently
collected parts are shown at the bottom of the screen. Touching the exit door
with an incomplete key also does it. Touching the exit door having collected
all the parts will open the door. Jump through the door to get to the next
Some lands have secret and not-so-secret exits, jumping into these will also
get to another land. The full key is not required to do this.
Ice Steps and Bridges
Situated around the landscape are magical ice switches. Step into them to
activate a column of ice steps or an ice bridge. These temporarily provide
access to other places. They slowly melt and finally are unable to support any
weight. The hotter the land,the quicker they melt. Puppies will use the steps
and bridges,but lead them away before the ice melts.
On many lands, Coyote puppies can be found. If on screen or just beyond they
will attempt to jump towards Cool Coyote for protection. they are to small to
concern other creatures and will not be hurt by them. Like Cool Coyote,they
are able to fire small ice pellets,and do so when he does. They can be led to
the exit doorway and through it to yield an extra life. One way to do this is
to stand opposite exit.
Puppies are afraid to use moving platforms and cannot jump large gaps or into
deep holes. They will also wander off it left behind. They can be made to jump
ahead of Cool Coyote by firing rapidly for a short time. This makes the puppies
feel brave and they will move off in the direction the Coyote is facing.
Stop firing for a short while and they will return. The puppies can also
shatter frozen enemies, and, since they can fire ice pellets, are capable of
eliminating meanies on their own,even if Cool Coyote has been hit.
Days and Nights
The sky colour changes from day to night every so often, and the snowflake at
the top left of the display information loses one `arm` at every nightfall
(Except the first). After seven days and nights,the fire wizard will track
down Cool Coyote and hot things up for him. Keep going at this point, and hurry
to the exit, it only gets hotter from here on.
Many small bonus objects are dotted about each land. These may be collected
for bonus points and are also accumulated towards extra bonuses.
Extra lives,indicated by the 1UP symbol are awarded at 20.000, 70.000,
150.000, 260.000 and 400.000 points. They are also obtained by picking up
the bonus-us ice bones and by guiding puppies through the exit doors.
Game design by Andrew Braybrook and Phillip Williams.
Programmed by Andrew Braybrook.
Graphics by Phillip Williams.
Additional graphics by John Lilley and Andrew Braybrook.
Sound and Music by Jason Page.
Extra tools programmed by Gary J. Foreman and Steve Turner.
Produced by Graftgold Ltd.
Published by Renegade.
Technical advice from Holger Schmidt.
Save high scores to disk for Julian Eggebrecht.
Monster Amiga B2000 loaned by SJR Computer Services Ltd.
Typed by CRITICAL MASS