Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
One late afternoon, as you ride down the same old street on your bike, you see an alley you've never noticed before. You make a turn thinking it could be a shortcut home. Whistling your favorite tune, you pedal down the alley. All of a sudden, a small antique shop jumps into your sight. You park your bike and enter the musty shop. The first thing that grabs your attention is a mysterious light coming from what seems to be a crystal ball on a dust-covered shelf. You approach the crystal and gaze into it until a powerful, unknown force pulls you in...
You don't know how much time has passed or what has happened. But as you look around, you realize you're surrounded by giant flowers and you're not alone! Whenever you walk, a huge egg follows you! You wander around for awhile wondering if you are just dreaming or if all of this is really happening. When you turn around, you see a couple of nasty looking green blobs and vicious green frogs trying to attack you! The only thing you can do now is fight! Luckily, you find a dagger. With a couple of stabs you destroy the beasts. You walk around some more and pick up various items - from weapons to magic potions - scattered about. You eventually find out that this strange world is nothing but an intricate maze crawling with frightful creatures!
You must successfully exterminate the ferocious beasts - or else you can never escape from this tormenting nightmare!
For best game play, learn the different button manuevers before you start.
Directional Button (D-Button)
Pause Button on the Power Base
At the Title screen, press Button 1 or 2 to begin the game. You goal is to find a way out of the bizarre world you've entered. To do so, you must survive thirty levels of mayhem. On each level, you may battle ferocious beasts as you search for the Warp Zone - a marked spot on the ground that takes you to the next level. The Warp Zone may appear right away or you may have to do a little exploring. A word of advice - do not step on the Warp Zone until you have gained strength!
There are two types of screens that you should be familiar with. The Action Screen is where the actual battles take place. When you press Button 1, the Status Screen appears. On the Status Screen, you can select the item and the command you want to use. You can also see how you are doing in the game.
Note: The Hit Point Window and the Game Message Window do not appear when you are walking around.
You set out for the labyrinth with a dagger in hand, but it won't get you very far. Once you get inside, you can collect other items (including weapons, armor and magic items). To pick up an item, stand on top of it and press Button 2. When your list of items becomes full a message appears telling you that you won't be able to carry any more. In that case, you can drop any items you think are unnecessary.
To use your items, press Button 1 to see the Status Screen. Press the D-Button left or right to highlight the Item Icon you want to select. The list of items you have appears on the Item List.
When you press Button 2, a red flashing bar appears on the Item List. Press the D-Button up or down to move the red flashing bar to the item you want to select. Then press Button 2 to see the Command List. Press the D-Button to move the red flashing bar on the Command List to the command you want to use. Then press Button 2 to select the command.
|Weapons||Include many types of swords. Some swords do more damage to certain enemies than others.|
|Armor||Gives you protection.|
|Note: As your rank goes up, you'll find weapons and armor that are more powerful than what you already have.|
|Scrolls, Rods, Potions and Rings||When you "use" these items, some will help you and some won't. When you pick up these items for the first time, they are just called by a certain color. You must use them first to find out what each of these items does.|
|Other Items Not Listed on the Status Screen|
|Food||Bread adds 8-16 points and Meat adds 32-40 points to your Food Gauge. The limit of how much food you can carry is 99.|
|Gold||Adds 5-15 points to your Gold gauge.|
You're walking in circles, and you can't find a way out or a way in. What can you do? Face an obstacle or an area that looks suspicious and press Button 2 several times to find a hidden path.
When you lose all of your HP, you die. To continue, you must have enough gold. (There isn't a set amount that you must have in order to continue.) If you have enough gold and wish to continue, select Yes on the Game Over screen and press Button 2.
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