Into the Eagle's Nest - Manual
DATE: March 8, 1945 TIME: 12:43
ISSUED BY: Army Intelligence, 9th Division
MISSION: Destroy the Eagle's Nest
BRIEFING: Six key divisions are in your area - the main force is believed to be
quartered in the Nazi fortress codenamed Eagle's Nest. Command is concerned
that the increase in number of axis troops may represent preparations for a new
counter-offensive. Three allied saboteurs sent into the Eagle's Nest have
failed to report back. Intelligence indicates limited success by the third man:
The explosives were planted prior to his capture
ORDERS: Penetrate the Eagle's Nest. Rescue captives before they break. Destroy
Eagle's Nest using hidden explosive caches. In process, save as many stolen art
treasures from destruction as possible. Good luck.
PLAYING THE GAME
As the game begins, you have smuggled yourself into the Eagle's Nest
and are safe - for the moment - in a small storage room on the ground floor.
You are armed and have 99 rounds of ammunition - hardly enough to make a dent
in the Nazi hordes you hear in the hallway outside. You are in good health, and
luckily, the key to the steel door in front of you is in easy reach. Your
screen looks like the following:
! ! ! !
! ! X <--Nazis ! KEYS 00 !<-Keys
! ! ! AMMO 99 !<-Ammo
! !------------! !-------! HITS 00 !<-Hits
! !-----------! ! !
! !-----------! ! 0000000000 !<-Score
! ! ^ !---! ! !
! !------------! Steel Door ! ! !
! ! ! ! !
! ! ! ! !
! ! X <-Key ! ! !
! ! ! ! !
! ! X <-You ! ! !
When you first enter the game, you will start with the first of four
missions inside the first castle. Missions one, two and three each involve the
rescue of one of the prisoners, and mission four is to blow up the castle. You
will enter a second castle with four new missions once you successfully destroy
the first castle.
Now that you have entered the castle, your mission starts in earnest.
You need to explore the four floors of the castle in search of either the
mission man or (in the case of the demoliton mission) the four detonators
needed to explode he hidden dynamite caches. In the process of exploration, you
will find various objects designed to help and hinder you. They are:
Nazi Soldiers: Very unhealthy. They shoot you and do great damage. You must
shoot each twice to kill. Be careful, you won't know you've been shot unless
you watch the hits indicator. You can take 50 hits before you die. When the
limit is approached, you will start flashing. At 50, the game ends. Hits can be
cured with first aid and food.
Drunken officers: Harmless, but kill them anyway.
Keys: Needed to unlock steel doors.
Art Objects: Worth points, but not worth your life. There are paintings,
jewels, vases, and other things lying about the castle.
Chests: Closed or open. Open closed chests by shooting them. Be careful not to
shoot an open chest as it may contain fragile and valuable items. It may also
contain explosives (also fragile).
Elevator Pass: Needed to operate the elevators.
First Aid: Heals hits.
Cold food: Heals hits.
Ammo: Useful for killing Nazi soldiers. You can carry 99 rounds at a time. Each
box holds 7 rounds.
Steel Door (Grey): Locked and impenetrable without a key.
Wooden Door (Yellow): Can be shot open.
To rescue your fellow soldiers, find them and bring them back to the
starting point. Be careful not to lose them though; their fatigue makes them
travel more slowly than yu do. If they seem to be dazed and refuse to move, you
may even have to fire a warning in their direction.
Each time you complete a sub-mission (i.e.:rescue a prisoner), you will
have the option of proceeding to the next sub-mission. When all three men are
freed, blow up the castle. If you survive this first mission, you will be
offered the chance to perform the same service in another castle of greater
1) Always fire from a covered position. Remember, you can't see incoming fire,
so you had better stay covered and watchful as much of the time as you can.
2) Explore only as much of a level as you need to. Once you have found what you
need, move on.
3) Use the elevators only when you are certain you are done with the current
level. All open doors will be relocked while you are on the other floor.
4) Don't waste: keys, bullets, your life.
5) Only shoot at a known target. It is awfully easy to hit a dynamite crate by
6) Have fun!
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