Super Loopz (AGA)
© 1995 Audiogenic
Super Loopz is a highly addictive puzzle game for one or two players
with many different options. However the basic principle is very
simple: you place pieces on the playfield (one by one) to create
continuous loops - or loopz.
There is a limited time for you to place each piece - on higher
difficulty levels there is less time. If you fail to place a piece
within the time allowed then you lose a life.
To load the game place the disk in the drive and reset the machine.
You can play the game using a standard joystick, a joystick with two
independant fire buttons (such as a Megadrive controller), a CD32
controller, or a mouse. Select the control method you want to use in
the options menu.
Note: you cannot use a mouse in the options menu; use the arrow keys
instead. Also you won`t be able to enter your name in the high score
table - sorry ( I just thought I would put a little note in here:
Audiogenic seem to just make money by rehashing old games.. remeber
impact 95 claiming to have extra levels when it was 100% identicle to
the original - this version just has the graphix updated to AGA but
the code remains exactly the same and so there is a high score table
which does not work... L A M E!)
When you press the fire button an option screen appears. The word
ARCADE, STANDARD, CHALLENGE (two player only) and PUZZLE (one player
The ARCADE and STANDARD games can be played by one or two players. If
you choose to play either of these games select either a one player or
a two player game.
The STANDARD and CHALLENGE games allow you to choose the difficulty
level. If two are playing, then each player can select his or her
difficulty level independently. Highlight the DIFFICULTY option, then
adjust the timer bar -the shorter the bar the less time you`ll have to
place each piece.
The ARCADE and PUZZLE games are divided into levels. Each level in the
PUZZLE game has passwords which are displayed when you complete each
level. In ARCADE game a password is given every three levels.
To enter a password highlight the PASSWORD option, then use Up and
Down to step through the alphabet. Press right to move to the next
letter, or left to move to the previous letter. Press fire when you
have entered your password, or if you have selected this option by
Use the joystick or other controller to change the options as
necesary, then press fire to start the game.
HOW TO PLAY
Let`s suppose you have chosen to play the STANDARD game which is the
simplest, and also the easiest to play. The game is played on a
playfield divided into squares, rather like a checker board. At the
beginning of the game the playfield is empty - but when the `player
one - Get Ready` message dissapears your first piece will appear.
Pieces come in different shapes and sizes. Using a two button
controller, or a mouse, one button allows you to rotate a piece, and
the other allows you to place it in position.
Using a 1 button joystick, hold down the fire button and press Right
to rotate, or Left to place the piece.
If the piece that appears won`t fit in the loop you`re making, you can
start a new loop. In fact you can start a new loop at any time, so
long as there is free space on the playfield.
Once you have put a piece down it is held in place - so make sure it
is in the right place BEFORE you put it down! But don`t spend too much
time thinking about it, otherwsie you`ll run out of time and lose a
Note: you cannot put a piece down on top of another piece, and it must
be fully within the playfield, not hanging over the edge. Also, you
are not allowed to place a piece so that it is at the edge of the
playfield and pointing off the edge (because you could never complete
If you fail to place a piece before the timer runs out, even if there
is no space large enough on the playfield, then you will lose a life.
At the start of the GAME (one or two players) The arcade game has 21
standard levels, and 21 challenge levels, divided into sets of three.
The challenge levels are similar to the standard levels, but with a
new set of pieces (you`ll be surprised how much you need to change
your style of play).
After every three levels a password is displayed - don`t forget to
write it down!
To progress from one level to next you must complete ten loopz (in a
two player game the loopz completed by both players are counted). At
the end of each level the playfield is cleared of incomplete loopz,
and you start the next level with a blank playfield - except that some
of your playfields have blocks that get in your way. You will have to
change your strategy slightly for each different level.
As you progress through the levels the time allowed to place each
piece gradually reduces.
There are three bonus games to play if you are clever enough. To enter
Bonus Game 1 you must totally clear the playing area. The bonus score
you can acheive by playing this bonus game depends on the bonus
multiplier - it ranges from x1 to x10. For example, if the multiplier
is x4 any points you score in the bonus game are multiplied by 4! The
Bonus Multiplier increases as the playfield fills up - after all, its
going to be more difficult to clear the screen.
Bonus Game 2 is only played in a One player game. To reach this bonus
game for the first time you must make a loop with at least 14 corners;
the second time there must be at least 15 corners in the loop, and so
To play Bonus Game 3 the first time there must be more than 50 tiles
left on the screen when you complete the loop which takes you to the
next level. To reach it a second time you need 8 more tiles, that is
58, and so on. If you successfully complete Bonus Game 3 you will earn
an extra life.
If you choose a two player game then it really gets exciting, because
you`re both playing on the same playing area - so theres nothing to
stop your opponent finishing off a loop that you started (of course
you can do the same to him or her!0.
Player 1`s piece is highlighted in green, Player 2`s piece in red, but
once you place a piece it looks just the same as the rest. Each player
has a seperate timer. If one player loses all of his or hers lives,
the other player can continue alone.
STANDARD (one or two players)
You can choose the difficulty level before the game starts, and this
remains the same throughout the game. In a two playe game each player
can choose a different level. There are no bonus games in a two player
game, but in a one player game you can reach Bonus Game 1 by clearing
the screen. However, once you`ve cleared the screen you must complete
ten loopz before you`ll be allowed to enter the bonus game again.
CHALLENGE (two players only)
This is a head to head confrontation betwen one of the world`s Super
Loopz players (you, of course), and your opponent. There are two
seperate playfields, one for each player, and the object of the game
is quite simple - make loopz and score more points than your opponent!
The game is played over 3 rounds, and you have 3 lives in each round.
Whoever wins the most rounds is the Champion!
PUZZLE (one player only)
This game is a really tough challenge. You`ll be shown a complete
loop, then before your eyes pieces will be removed one by one. Did you
watch carefully? Lets hope so, because now you`ve got to replce the
pieces and recreate the loop!
You have just 3 lives in this game.
HOW TO PLAY THE BONUS GAMES
In each of the bonus games you have just 1 life.
Game 1 - at first it appears like a normal game of Super Loopz - but
it isn`t, because when you complete a loop, instead of disappearing it
just stays there! Your job is to score as many points as possible by
making loopz before you run out of space, or lose your life.
Game 2 - is a level selected at random from a puzzle game. Complete
the puzzle to score a bonus of 5000 points.
Game 3 - is even more tricky. place the pieces to create loopz that
cover the fruit scattered on the playing area.
`Gophers` are special pieces that allow you to remove partly completed
loopz. Place the gopher on any part of the loop you wish to remove.
Note: If you`re clever you may be able to place the gopher over
several incomplete loopz.
Gophers appear usually when the playfield is very congested - in other
words, just when you need them. There`s no penalty if you decide not
to use your gopher.
HINTS AND TIPS
Remember that long loopz score many more points than short loopz; it
is easier to make long loopz at the start of a new level when the
playfield is clear.
If you make mistakes when playing the ARCADE game, so that you have
partly completed loopz which are impossible to join up, try to make
short loopz so that you get to the next level quickly, when the
playfield will be cleared.
Do not be too ambitious on the levels with obstructions.
Always try to leave room for unexpected large pieces.
Unless you manage to slow down the timer (by completing Bonus Game 2),
you`ll find it extremely difficult to proceed beyond level 21 of the
Typed up iGGY on 01/02/96
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