Flashback - Manual
The year 2142, Conrad Hart, agent with the Galaxia Bureau of Investigation
was in great danger. "Got to keep one step ahead of them, if i don't, I'm
Hugging the shop fronts, collar turned up, he was making his way back to
his apartment. "I must try to contact Sonya, wherever she is, and get to
headquarters, it's the only safe place."
While field testing his latest piece of equipment, the Molecular Density
Analyser, Conrad and his girlfreind Sonya made a startling discovery.
Certain individuals had a molecular density so high, the only conclusion
could be that they weren't human! Since then, Sonya had mysteriously
disappeared, leaving him as the only one who could warn the authorities.
"They'd better believe me..." Still, if they don't, the visual record of
my discovery can be extracted from my fucked memory patterns within this
holocube I'm carrying. "They've got to believe that!" Reaching his
apartment block, movement from the top of the building opposite caught his
eye. As he turned around to get a better look, a pulse of laser light
caught him square in the center of his back, sending him sprawling across
the sidewalk. Almost immediately, the silence was broken by a whining roar.
A sleek shuttle hovered over head. It's landing thrusters blew clouds of
water vapor and trash into the air all around as it sat beside him. Two
dark suited figures got out with there eyes scanning the surrounding build-
ings, quickly approached an unconscious Conrad.
"Get him into the shuttle fast!" rasped one of his captors, "I'll contact
he brought a walkie talkie upto his mouth.
"Number Seven here. Subject acquired, we're bringing him in."
Semi-conscious and totally stoned, the only thing conrad could do was listen
to the voices of his kidnaper coming from the front of the shuttle.
"I don't see why they bother with all that memory erasure business. "Came a
voice." Why don't they just have us kill him and be done with it?"
After a short pause another voice responded.
"Insurance...We'll place one of our agents in his job with orders to gather
as much information as possible. If for any reason, the operative is
threatened with discovery, we can extract him and send this one back minus
his memory. Everyone will think he's gone ga- ga...leaving us undiscov-
"Ah...I see, but where..."
Suddenly a third voice blasted over their conversation.
"SHUTTLE HQ782, THIS IS TITAN FLIGHT CONTROL, STAND BY TO RECEIVE RE-ENTRY-
"TITAN!!" The though almost burst out of Conrad's skull. "I know I've been
out for a while but not for that long!...."
Squirming, fighting against his bonds, he could feel that little strength
he had left slowly slipping away.
"Got to remember to escape, escape, escape, escape, esc....."
The shock of this position was too much for Conrad, a wave of unconscious-
ness swept over him.
Light, blinding light. Conrad staggered to his feet. Grazes and cuts on
his wrists and ankles burned painfully.
"Can't remember..., where am i...., who am i...., what's going on?".
Before conrad realized what he was doing, he was running down a long corri-
dor gun in hand.
"Got to getaway!" the though kept repeating it over and over in his head.
Alarms suddenly broke the silence.
"ATTENTION, ATTENTION... DANGEROUS PATIENT ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE... SECURE -
ALL EXITS... SECURITY TEAMS TO LEVEL 3..........ATTEN"
Conrad stopped dead in his tracks. Confused and scared, not knowing which
way to turn he stood transfixed.
A laser blast striking the wall nearby shook him back to reality. Two
guards were closing in on him. "This is security Team 2, patient near
entrance to main hanger area. Close security door, level 3."
With no time to think, Conrad hurled himself through the closing doorway.
Scrambling to his feet, he spotted a Hover Bike.
"Open the door! Open the door!" Both guards yelled into their intercoms,
watching Conrad climb aboard the Bike.
"Stand back!" Three blasts of one guards laser gun and a shoulder charge
from both of them shattered the door.
Conrad hade all ready cleared the hanger by the time the guards had bought
their guns to bear. A frustrated guard called in the news.
"The patient has escaped on a stolen Hover Bike, continuing to pursue in a
Skipping the tree tops, the shuttle and the Hover bike were locked in an
aerobatic cat and mouse game. The more agile hover bike ducking and
dodging laser blasts from the larger, slightly faster, shuttle that was
slowly closing in.
"5 more seconds and I've got him!" The determined guard muttered as he
began to match Conrad's manoeuvres with the targeting cross-hair on his
Two pulses narrowly missed but the third one hit it's target. A plume of
sparks and white hot gas exploded out of the back of the bike marking the
end of Conrad's bid for freedom. Rocking violently the bike spiralled
downward out of control. Conrad plunged through the jungle canopy and with
the ground rushing towards him, blacked out. The shuttle circled over the
crash sight once. Satisfied that there was nothing left to salvage, the
smug guards returned to their base. Unknown to them, Conrad was still
alive lying in the undergrowth.
As the sound of the shuttles engines died away into the distance, Conrad
stirred. Moving this arm to try to get to his feet he knocked what looked
to him like a small plastic box over a ledge. Standing up he walked over
to the ledge and looked around. Vegetation covered everything, huge trees
draped in vines, rocks and boulders over grown with mosses and grass. He
could clearly see the box about 10 metres below, a red light on the side of
it blinking steadily. "Might as well go fetch it." Conrad thought. "I
suppose it could contain something useful."
He thought he was safe now. However, we know different and it's up to you
to make Conrad gets to know too...
Throughout the 20th century, an unprecedented political and economic crisis
afflicted Earth, leading to the systematic disabling of it's programme to
conquer outer space through lack of funding. The highest priority now was
to carryout research into new energy sources, preservation of the enviro-
ment and maintenance of the cultural heritage. However, at the dawn of the
21st century, provision of considerable funds from an unknown source released
by the politicians of the new, unified government, permitted a return to
the space research programme.
The conquest began gradually with the construction of huge, manned
artificial satellites. Several lunar bases were created with the view to
becoming future Earth colonies within the solar system. The considerable
advancements made together with the supply of increasingly greater sums of
money allowed man to explore, even as far as the planet Titan.
Saturn is orbited by a large planet that is permanently obscured by the dense
atmosphere surrounding it: Titan. This planet, between Mercury and Mars in
diameter, is the only one, along with Earth, whose atmosphere is mainly made
up of nitrogen. With its density of just 1.9, Titan's composition has to
be half rock and half ice. Titan's atmosphere, almost 90% nitrogen, about
10% methane and traces of hydrocarbons, is very dense, and the sky is
probably never visible from the ground. The average temperature is about -
Under such conditions, you can imagine Titan as being a world that
is forever plunged into a kind of pale twilight, veiled by thick fog and
lashed by methane rains. The dull, monotonous brownish landscapes are
perhaps the most desolate in the entire solar system.
In order to exploit Titan, the inhabitants built gigantic domes the size of
towns, beneath which life went on at two different levels. On the upper
level, a huge artificial jungle was created to supply oxygen.
Oxygen produced by this vegetation is conveyed to the heart of the City,
situated on the lower level, via an extremely elaborate ventilation system.
The underground city (N.W.) can be reached through shafts located in the
The capital of Titan, New Washington, is a pleasant town where job prospects
within the mines ensure a promising future to those willing to seize the
opportunity. For this reason, a large number of Interstellar companies
vigorously compete to other numerous benefits to the future pioneers of the
new colony, Including Earth-Titan tickets at very reasonable prices, the
chance of frequent trips back to Earth, all matters taken care of on
arrival... In short, an ideal world!
"Cheers!" a word frequently on the lips of the thirsty clients frequenting
the Utopia bar. What could be more natural, after all, we have come to one
of Earth's best ambassadors, here on Titan.
Wine and Beer, brought over in special ships, flow freely and conversation
becomes quite lively, but always good-natured.
Open 24 hours a day. You will find a welcome warm enough to make you
forget the worries of city life!
Address:1023 Oscar Wilson Avenue(A.M District)
Underground: America, HP PHONE: AME-648X
A LUCKY WINNER
The drawer for " A contract for Titan" has just been taken place in the Tokyo
Skate-ball stadium, and Mr Firbank was awarded the prize of a work contract
on Saturn's satellite planet.
"How do you feel, Mr Firbank, knowing that you have been chosen to leave
"I'm very happy at the though of finding myself on this prestigious plant,
and I want to thank once again, the Interstellar Mining Company, as well as
the Interplanetry Travel Company."
"Do you know what to expect over there, or up there, if you like?"
"Yes, I have a vague idea from the information i was able to gather before
taking part in the contest, but i prefer not to know everything so as to
get a surprise once i arrive on Titan."
"Well, Mr Firbank, allow me to present you with your Earth to Titan ticket
together with the programme of activities which are available in
New-Washington. Mr Firbank, congratulations once again, have a good trip,
and good luck."
"Thank you, thank you, see you soon."
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES ON TITAN
Mr Firbank, you have just won a trip to the planet Titan, enabling you to
discover the wonders of it's capital (New Washington) as well as the
possibilities of work on offer by the Interstellar Mining Company. First
of all, on your arrival, you will be taken to the luxurious hotel
"Planetarium" close to the museum of Ancient Art. With spacious rooms, a
business center, a superb outdoor swimming pool and gym, the hotel puts a
free shuttle service at the disposal of it's clientele, allowing you to
visit all the districts of New Washington.
You will be able to move around easily thanx to the Optional Measured
Reaction Shuttles, which serve the places of interest in the city and stop
when you wish.
It is certain, Mr Firbank, that thanx to the Interstellar Mining
Company, you will also have the benefit of a placement of your Choice
within one of our prestigious mines. Don't worry, we haven't forgotten
you. One of our most able members of staff will come to take you out of
the pleasant reality of your comfortable surroundings.
Because, and don't ever forget this, you are on New Washington in order to
work. So you will be accompanied to your future work place, where all
career opportunities are open to you. It's all upto you now!
OPENING OF THE SPACEPORT
The opening ceremony of the new SPACEPORT took place yesterday, on 2 April,
in an atmosphere that was both dignified and good natured.
Monsieur Antoine Lubeche said on this occasion: "It's a great day for our
city and for that matter for the future of Titan, which will now be able to
maintain co-dial and permanent commercial relations with the planets in our
Accompanied by First Governor Dunfee and all the directors, the President
of C.O. used a laser to cut the three dimensional cord of the single
landing strip, allowing the space shuttle to make it's first orbital flight.
At the invitation of the Governor of our city, EDWARD VAN RIZOTTO, the re-
owned earth scientist, arrived this morning. A large security operation
was mounted for the occasion. The inspired inventor of transitional scanning
teletravel, whose efforts, despite some unfortunate destination errors,
permitted the transport of prisoners to the moon without the use of space
shuttles, was received with all honor due his rank. After a brilliant
rendering of the "Patriots anthem", the visit was followed by the opening
of a museum dedicated to the first settlers to arrive on Titan. The
scientist will be staying at the governors palace during his brief one week
stay with us, before returning to earth where top secret projects await
BLOODY RIOTS IN NEW WASHINGTON
Several dozen mutants from the forbidden zone rebelled on Wednesday 29th
March, following an overdose of sap from the artificial jungle on the upper
level. Initially indulging in limited actions of vandalism (breaking windows
setting fire to autospaces, and generally causing havoc), the revolt degen-
erated into attacks on the population and surrounding districts. A special
commando group, led by the ex-space mission leader, Arthur Macfly, was set
up. Their mission, to eliminate the overflow of mutants by any available
The city's security services continue to recruit in order to deal with any
similar future occurrences.
For more information, contact the security department in your area,
or ring holophone number EUR-103H
The Nicofighters brigade was put in control of the investigation into
sap trafficking. To be continued.
The final death toll in the mining disaster in the Western zone stands at
three. On the 30th March last, at about 2100 hours, the fifth level of mine
B7 collapsed in a single block on top of the workers, even though they were
equipped with protective equipment. According to survivors, the majority of
the victims' shields had not worked. "This accident was caused by defective
material, not human error" the supervisor of MB7 stated. In order to avoid
another accident of this type the mine has temporarily closed down, to allow
a complete review of its protective shields and to rearrange the mines fifth
level. The investigation continues.
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WORK BRINGS FREEDOM
In the beginning, this phenomenon worried hardly anyone. But the evidence is
there; recruitment to high risk jobs has fallen markedly over the last few
months. Many areas of work are affected by this crisis, such as station
engineers, dome scrapers, bounty hunters, body guards, messengers, mutant
With a view to revitalizing the job market, recruitment personnel are now
offering candidates absolutely unbeatable salaries.
If you like dicing with death, are in good shape physically and money is
your driving force, there's a job for you! Get in touch immediately with
the Special Unit for High Risk jobs (SUHRJ) on AFR-598.
During the months of March and April, sap production from the artificial
jungle fell by 10%. No cause for alarm was recorded. Morale continues to be
high amongst the workers in the upper level.
A team of multi-planetary researchers, led by Doctor Sybille Burmock,
Published a paper in the latest issue of "Arti-Jungle", the Titan weekly,
dealing with the appearance of a new and fearful illness which could be the
disease of our time: Craniaflab.
The first symptoms of this illness are, which affects people of all ages,
are physical (lost of nails, softening of the skull, loss of teeth) and
psychological (acute paranoia, sudden loss of memory are a tendency towards
murderous hysteria). More than fifty people showing symptoms of the dis-
ease have been hospitalized in the intensive care unit at the Multimedical
Center (Asia district). It should be noted that some of them, mostly
natives of the American district, have now been undergoing treatment there
for over 8 months, with no visible sign of improvement.
Following long and costly research, a chemical compound has been isolated,
mainly based on mercuriolate of iodised tetraxyne, which seems to show
evidence of having a real effect against this disease. This substance
recently discovered from a carnavours plant (orchis aciarrum (fucken
latin)), is not easy to obtain, since this plant only grows in the forest
reaches of the artificial jungle.
Groups are now being trained, specializing in the gathering of these half-
vegetable, half-metal specimines upon which scientists are pinning so much
A minor dispute occurred in utopia yesterday evening at about 11pm (Titan
time). Two minors attacked a barman who refused to serve them, as they were
already drunk. The security services of the famous establishment have no
difficulty in restraining the two hot heads, ejecting one and warning the
other. Everything returned to normal after this, and the evening ended
During a school visit to the artificial jungle two new animal species have
been discovered. At the same time a strange new plant, unknown upto that
point was also found. A group of researchers has been assigned to study
these interesting phenomena.
These half-organic, half-metallic creatures live in the same macrocosm.
The complex makeup allows them to adapt perfectly to the harsh surround-
ings of the artificial jungle.
There is nonetheless, cause for concern, if the words of Professor
Marcouze are to be believed: "In fact, if we humans have created this arti-
ficial jungle in order to produce the oxygen we need to survive, it is not
impossible that species have been created by this same jungle. All the
same, let us hope that these organo-metallic lifeforms do not harm the over-
all balance of the artificial vegetation.
FOREIGN NEWS (EPA)
According to the Earth Press Agency, the lunar penitentiary has recorded a
rise in violence over the past few days. It began when certain detainees
refused to return to their sterile bubble, saying that there was a lack of
protozamine is the freeze-dried food. Negotiations were aborted, leading
to wide spread rebellion. The taking of several luno-maton hostages led to a
swift reaction by the security forces. The final toll stands at 25 dead,
5 injured, 1, a guard seriously, and many moved to high security district.
The unified government order that a detailed enquiry be carried out to
determine what happened.
NEWS FROM EARTH IN BRIEF 1 APRIL 2142
The warming of the ice cap has resulted in a tidal wave of unprecedented
proportions of the coast of Mexico. Many lives have been lost.
Century celebration of the unification of the Earth Confederation are well
under way. Planetary preparations are unfolding in an atmosphere of good will
The Nobel prize for applied holo-cybernetics has been awarded to the Gennes
Charpark VI a.l. generation of androbots.
The underwater of Erabu III has been opened of the coast of Dover. This new
underwater city could soon be used to house the survivors of the Mexican
The rolling asteroids interplanetary tour is due to reach Titan towards the
end of June this year. Reservations for the legendary Earth group may be
made at any of the box offices of the Delphine Corporation (or so we hear!)
AT LAST, FREELY AVAILABLE...
The new micronized molecular fusion pistol is now on sale near you at best
armourers in New Washington. You will be surprised by it's manoeuvrability,
lightness, range and in particular its super quick re-charging capacity,
making this thew pistol for today which will still hold its own for tomorrow.
Penetration coefficient: 1.6cm
Magazine: Platinum fibers
Type of projectile: variable according to circumstances
During the 22nd 2D Sci-Fi festival, presided over this year by Jurgen Lucas,
we will again have an opportunity to see four now immortal works of art on
"Titax" screens: Star Wars, Blade Runner, Star trek, E.T, and the unforget-
able Aliens Trilogy, films which had a considerable impact in the 20th
Georges-Clinton Center: Art revitalizes the city. Urban life and
Address:303, BA-92 Street. Metro: Asia.
Xenon Gallery:National library discount center.
Address:R4, KT1-69 Street. Metro: Europa.
National Gallery of Arcade Games:The Martians and Europe.
Every day except Sundays.
Admission: 10 credits.
HOLOSCOPE: TODAY'S SIGN: SAGITTORPIO
With your enhanced natural charisma, free of regrets, you expect a lot of
the present and the future. People under your sign do not cling to the past,
with good reason. Calm your impatience. Save energy. You will surprise those
around you with your speed in safeguarding your interests or those of your
loved ones. Your quest for perfection often makes you intransigent. On the
other hand your directness, so pleasing and sexy in love matters, will help
break down barriers and give your passions free reign!
T.T.V PROGRAMMES for 07.05.2142
19:30 NEWS FROM EARTH
20:00 Final Part Of "DEATH TOWER"
This is the last showing of the famous game, in which contestants
risk their lives to win a return trip to Earth.
22:00 REGIONAL VARIATIONS
06:00 END OF IMAGE BANK ACCESS
RUNNING FROM FLOPPY DISK: When the computer is switched off, insert
Flashback disk1, and then turn the computer on. After a few seconds the
program will start running automatically.
It will be necessary to change disks during the running of Flashback,
please follow the on-screen prompts.
INSTALLATION TO HARD DISK: From the CLI prompt, create a folder in which
to place the game, by typing:
Now insert Flashback Disk 1 into drive DF0: and copy all the files into the
Flashback folder by typing:
COPY DF0: DH0:FLASHBACK ALL
Repeat this above procedure for the remaining disks.
NOTE: In the above example the hard disk has been called DH0:, It may be
that your hard disk has a different name (e.g.WORk:), if this is the case,
substitute DH0: with the name of your hard disk in all commands.
RUNNING FROM HARD DRIVE: From the CLI prompt, type in the following:
END RUN FLASHBACK
In a few seconds the program will start running automatically.
MEMORY DIFFICULTIES: Flashback will only run on computers with at least 1Mb
of memory. Certain systems(Amiga 600 for example) have operating systems that
take up a lot of memory< leaving little room for any program.
If you come across this problem, disconnect any peripherals: external drives,
printer, hard disk, etc.
AMIGA 600/1200 owners should press both mouse buttons simultaneously at the
start up, to recover memory. From the menu displayed select"Advanced Options"
then deactivate all peripherals, except drive DF0:, by clicking on the buttons
-If the game will not start:
the memory may be fragmented: Switch off and restart the game.
-If the game starts up correctly but hangs:
Try disconnecting all your peripherals (external drive, printer, etc...)
Flashback can be controlled by using the keyboard, single button joystick or
a Mega Drive control pad.
The Keyboard controls are as follows
These controls are used for:
-Moving the Conrad during the game.
-Selecting an object from the inventory.
-Moving the cursor through the menus.
SHIFT-ACTION Button, used to run, jump, pick up an object, etc.
ENTER-USE Button, used for selecting an object from the inventory.
SPACE-ARM Button, used for drawing and holstering the gun.
ESC-Cut short animation sequences.
SHIFT+ENTER+SPACE+F1-Quit to main menu.
F10-Show full screen.
F8-Zoom x4 (in zoom mode the window can be moved in any direction by using
CTRL and G-Switch automatic zoom on/off. The default is off.
CTRL and C-Switch in game cinematic sequences on/off. If Flashback is running
from floppy disk then the default is off the default is on when
running from hard disk.
Single Button Joystick:
Select joystick from the options menu or, while in the game, by pressing the
CTRL and 1.
Button acts as the ACTION Button during the game.
Double Click Single Button Joystick:
Select joystick from the option menu or, while in the game, by pressing:
CTRL and 2.
Button acts as the ACTION Button. Pressing the button twice in quick
succession acts as the ARM Button, (draws the pistol or puts it back in its
holster). ENTER on the keyboard acts as the USE Button.
Two Button Joystick (unmodified Mega Drive type):
Select joystick from the options menu or, while in the game, by pressing:
CTRL and 3.
Button B acts as the ACTION Button.
Button C acts as the Arm Button.
ENTER on the keyboard acts as the USE Button.
CHANGES: Please refer to the READ-ME file on disk one, for any additional
YOUR QUEST STARTS HERE
You play the part of Conrad Hart, controlling his every move through the 6
levels of the game. During your quest, you will come across many different
friends and foes whom you may wish to help or vanquish using your gun. you
will have to complete many challenges in order to restore your lost memory.
Each level features its own unique graphics and hazards, linked by
cinematic animation sequences.
After the title screen is displayed, an animation sequence explaining the
story so far is displayed. If you have seen this sequence before, you may
press the ACTION Button to jump to the main menu.
To select an option, use UP/DOWN, and press the ACTION Button to select it.
-START: Start a new game.
-PASSWORD: Allows you to enter a Password, and re-start the game from the
beginning of the level that Password corresponds to. It will also restore
the difficulty level. The password for level 1-normal difficulty is WIND.
This is the same as starting the game using the START option. To enter the
Password, type it in using the keyboard. If the password is incorrect, you
will return to the main menu. At the start of each level, a new password
will be displayed in the center at the top of the screen. MAKE A NOTE OF IT.
-OPTIONS: To select an option, use UP/DOWN to move the highlight, and press
LEFT/RIGHT to change the setting. The options are as follows:
Level: Allows you to choose the game difficulty (easy, normal or expert)
Joystick type: Allows you to select the joystick type (3 possible Choices)
Sound Test: Allows you to hear the game music, press the ACTION Button to
listen to the selected track.
Exit: Return to main menu.
PLAYING THE GAME
On the screen you will see Conrad, his movements are varied and some of them
complex. Please refer to the section Moving The Character later in this DoC
for all available moves.
INTERACTING WITH YOUR SURROUNDINGS
As you move through a level, you will come across many people and objects.
Each time you come across one, the name and the icon will be displayed at
the top left of the screen. The icon will explain which way you can interact
with the object. Pressing the ACTION BUTTON performs the action indicated
by the icon. The various icons are as follows:
*-* What the picture of the icon looks like is in a [eye]...
[hand] TAKE: Pick up an object (stone, key, etc)and place it in your
[eye] LOOK: Examine an object or a notice.
[spark] RECHARGE: Recharge your shield or cartridge.
[mouth] TALK: Talk to a person.
[switch] ACTIVATE: Operates doors, lifts etc.
[card/arrow] USE: Allows you to use the selected object from your Inventory
(e.g. insert a keycard into a cardlock). It may also be used
to give items to other people.
Press the ACTION BUTTON to carry out the action indicated by the icon. N.B.
Some actions (recharge,use) need an object selected from the Inventory.
Press the INVENTORY button to Open and Close the inventory. At the start
of the game, there are all ready several objects listed. As you TAKE
further objects on your journey through each level, they will be added to
your inventory. At the end of each level, any unnecessary objects will be
discarded. You might be given extra objects to help you complete the next
Once you have opened your inventory, use LEFT/RIGHT to move the selector.
If other objects have been stored, an arrow will be displayed. You might
move to the extra lines by pressing UP or DOWN. To select an object,
highlight it and exit the inventory by pressing the INVENTORY button. That
object will now be active an will be displayed in the top right hand corner
of the screen. If the active object is given away, the previously selected
object becomes active again.
Whilst in the Inventory, press the ACTION button to display the current
score and difficulty level.
Here are some of the objects that you may find in the course of the game.
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[gun] GUN: Your main weapon
[cube] HOLOCUBE: Contains important information
[bracelet] FORCE FIELD: Creates an energy barrier which stops enemy shots.
[stone] STONE: Can be thrown or placed
[credit card] CREDITS: Money
[cartridge] MAGNETIC CARTRIDGE: Creates an energy source when recharged and
placed in the corresponding generator
[medium mouse] MECHANICAL MOUSE: Crawls along the ground setting off pressure
pads and cameras
[smaller mouse] EXPLODING MOUSE: Similar to the Mechanical Mouse, but
explodes at the slightest touch. May be picked up when not
[id card] ID CARD: Identity card, some may be used as keys
[small box] TELEPORT RECEIVER: Allows Conrad to teleport where the receiver
is placed - works only in conjunction with the Teleport Remote
Control. This object may be thrown or placed.
[box with light] TELEPORT REMOTE CONTROL: Works only with the Teleport
receiver and allows Conrad to be teleported to where the
receiver is. You can retrieve the receiver automatically
by putting the remote control down.
Either activated by the ACTION button or when used with certain objects.
[teleport pad] TELEPORT: Transports Conrad to a place that is inaccessable
[arcade machine] ENERGY GENERATOR: Allows the shield or magnetic cartridge
to be recharged.
[switch] SWITCH: Opens a door or calls a lift.
[camera] CAMERA: May open or close a door, call a lift, etc. It also aims
the automatic fire from the laser cannon.
[box that flashes a green light] PRESSURE PAD: May open or close a door,
call a lift and may also set off an alarm.
[thin box] CARD LOCK: Opens a door, when an ID card is inserted.
[thick box] KEY LOCK: Opens doors or trap doors, when ya insert a key.
[save switch] SAVE: Memorises Conrads exact position in the game. The
memorised position will be erased if ya switch of ya machine.
During the game, Conrad will come across various kinds of enemy and killer
objects. The enemy may be destroyed by using his gun. However killer
objects cannot be destroyed by using the gun. If Conrad is hit, one shield
will be destroyed. If the enemy is hit, it will destroy them. The objects
are as follows:
[mine] LAND MINE: Explodes when another object passes over or near it, it
is possible to jump over these.
[mine] FALLING MINE: If any object passes beneath one of these mines, it
will cause it to fall, exploding on contact with the ground, Conrad.
[gun on swivel] LASER CANNON: Activated by a camera or pressure pad.
Conrad is armed with a shield with four resistance layers at the start of
the game. Each time he is hit, his shield losses a layer, if Conrad is hit
and there are no remaining protective layers left, the blow will be fatal.
Placing the shield in a generator will completely replenish it.
In this dangerous world, there are a number of situations which may result
in instant death, here are some of them:
[green mist] DISINTERGRATER: Conrad will be killed immediately if touched.
[floor flashing] ELECTRIFIED GROUND: Conrad will be killed if he steps on
these parts of the floor.
Fall: A fall of two or more floors will prove fatal(broken back). It is
possible to stop Conrad falling to his death, if he is lucky enough to catch
a side wall.
END OF GAME
If Conrad dies the game is over and the continue screen will be displayed
if you decide to continue press F1 and you will restart the game where ya
last save point was or at the beginning of the level you died on. If you dont
wish to continue press the ACTION button and the timer will go down.
HINTS AND TIPS
*BEFORE STARTING YOUR QUEST, PICK UP THE HOLOCUBE AND READ THE INFORMATION
YOU MAY NOT TRAVEL FAR WITHOUT IT.
*SOURCE INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE YOU TALK TO IT MAY HELP YOU
*SEARCH THE SCREEN FOR OBJECTS WHICH MAY NOT BE OBVIOUS AT FIRST GLANCE
*KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR SHIELD YOU MAY BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
*SAVE THE REGULARLY
*SPEND TIME MASTERING THE CONTROLS
--------------------------MOVING THE CHARACTER-----------------------------
You can move Conrad by using the joystick.
left/right: walk left/right
fire and left/right: run left/right
fire and down: makes Conrad do a roll
up and fire: makes Conrad jump
keep hold of the fire button: conrad will hang in mid-air
fire and down: makes Conrad climb down
fire and up: makes Conrad move up a level
fire: to pick an object up place Conrad over it and press the fire button.
(that also applies for activating switches)
*TO USE OR GIVE AN OBJECT SELECT IT FROM THE INVENTORY CROUCH DOWN AND PRESS
*TO PUT AN OBJECT DOWN SELECT THE OBJECT FROM THE INVENTORY AND PRESS ENTER
*TO THROW AN OBJECT SELECT IF FROM THE INVENTORY AND THEN PRESS ENTER
fire then left/right then up: to do a big jump
fire left/right then fire: to run and catch a floor
down and fire then fire then left/right fire: catching hold of a lower floor
either to the left/right
to draw your pistol: press SPACE
to move forward with the pistol: press left/right
to fire pistol: press fire
press down then fire: to fire the pistol while kneeling down
while kneeling down press left/right: to do a roll
press left/right: to drop down a floor with the pistol still drawn
*to call a taxi stand in front of the sign and press the ACTION button
*to get on the metro, stand in the entry zone and wait for the train to
arrive, then press the ACTION button. To get off the train, wait until it
stops at the desired station and press the ACTION button.
while on lift press up and fire: to move up a level
while on lift press down and fire: to move down a level
while on the lift Conrad can draw his weapon, but not move.
Typed by PoB OF THE LoOnS