Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
He's done it! Jack's succeeded in stealing the enemy's new secret weapon. Now he just needs to bring it safely back to friendly territory.
But just as he started his getaway, an enemy guard spotted him! Now the enemy command is preparing to throw everything they've got at Jack to win back their secret weapon. Jack must find his way out of the enemy complex before he is hunted down!
Jack has a machine gun, missile launcher and several vehicles to get him out of this tight spot. He's a tough soldier, but even so, Jack can only sustain so much damage. He must destroy his opponents before they destroy him. But more than anything, Jack needs to escape with the secret weapon!
To help Jack get back to safety, learn the functions of your controls.
After you turn the power switch ON, a series of demonstration screens will appear. Read the demonstration screens to find out about the mission or press Button 1 or 2 to open the Title screen. Press the Start Button to open the Options screen. In the Options screen, press the D-Button left or right to choose the difficulty of the game. Press Button 1 or 2 to open the Escape Map screen, then press Button 1 or 2 to begin play.
An escape map is displayed before each stage. Stages already cleared are up in flames.
Jack will board jeeps, boats and helicopters as he battles his way out of enemy territory. Each type of vehicle is equipped with a machine gun and missile launcher.
The machine gun fires level shots for enemies on the ground. Missiles shoot upward from surface vehicles and downward from flying vehicles. Once they are launched, missiles can be controlled with the D-Button. Learn to use the right weapons for each type of enemy.
Pick up enemy items by destroying their cargo vehicles.
Objective: Escape enemy base!
Caution: Foot soldiers and jeeps will attack. Beware of a shielded soldier at the fortress exit. Outside of fortress, watch for grenade throwing soldiers. Beware of big tank near the jungle entrance.
Note: Cannon shots are powerful. You may sustain damage even if you do not get hit directly.
|Machine-gun soldier||50 points|
|Hand grenade soldier||50 points|
|Shielded soldier||500 points|
|Big tank||2,000 points|
Objective: Jump over rivers to traverse jungle!
Caution: Grenade throwing soldiers and helicopters will attack. Rivers in the jungle do not have bridges. You must use the ramps to jump across. Beware of the giant helicopter and parachute battery.
Note: Make sure you keep enough missiles to face the giant helicopter.
|Supply truck||300 points|
|Helicopter A||250 points|
|Parachute battery||100 points|
|Transport helicopter||4,000 points|
Objective: Take a boat down river and beware of whirlpools!
Caution: You will lose control if you get caught in whirlpools. Watch out for attacks by frogmen. Do your best to avoid floating mines and falling bridges. You will be vulnerable to air raids. You will have to sink a battle ship and a submarine to reach the next stage of your mission.
Note: Those frogmen are pesky. Shoot them when they come to the surface.
|Helicopter B||300 points|
|Attack boat||100 points|
|Supply ship||300 points|
|Dive bomber||400 points|
|Floating mine||0 points|
|Battle ship||2,000 points|
|River submarine||5,000 points|
Objective: Drive through canyon!
Caution: Unfortunately, the canyon is the only way back to safety. You will be attacked by jeeps from behind and the enemy will drop boulders from top of the cliffs. You will be faced with a large bomber at the end of the canyon.
Note: Take out as many batteries as you can with your missiles. They can distract you from other enemies.
|Bazooka soldier||100 points|
|Falling rock||0 points|
|Battery B||200 points|
|Jumbo bomber||6,000 points|
Objective: Steal enemy helicopter and cross desert!
Caution: If you make it this far, the enemy will be pretty desperate to shoot you down. Watch out for surface-to-air fire. Pay special attention to their homing missile launchers. You will also encounter jet fighters.
Note: Don't pay so much attention to ground fire that you forget to avoid homing missiles. Remember that air pockets will move you faster in some sections.
|Helicopter C||350 points|
|Supply cargo plane||300 points|
|Gun mount||300 points|
|Fighter A||450 points|
|Anti-air missile battery||400 points|
|Battery D||300 points|
|Battery E||500 points|
|Missile launcher||500 points|
|Gun mount||300 points|
Objective: Destroy enemy fortress!
Caution: You are near the last enemy fortress. Beware of enemy bombs from the jungle. You will have an opportunity to destroy enemy supply trains here. Do so whenever possible. If you can destroy this fortress, you will be home free but the enemy will put everything they have into a last ditch effort.
Note: Good luck!
|Battery F||350 points|
|Helicopter D||400 points|
|Fighter B||500 points|
|Fighter C||500 points|
|Train||500 points per car|
|Fighter D||500 points|
|Moving battery||400 points|
|Mini fighter||200 points|
|Gun mount||300 points|
|Laser Gun||1,000 points|
|Control tower||10,000 points|
Jack is a good soldier. Sometimes he plays dead to put the enemy off guard. The first two times he dies, he is only faking it. The third time, he is really dead. When Jack's life gauge reaches empty and he has no remaining lives, the game is over. When Jack clears all 6 stages, his mission is complete.
When the game is over, the Continue/End screen appears. Press the D-Button up or down to choose between Continue and End. Press Button 1 to enter your choice. You may continue up to 3 times. When the game is finished for good, the screen will only display the words "Game Over."
When you clear a stage, a score screen will appear. Total Hits shows how many enemies you destroyed and the percentage of possible enemies that you destroyed in the round. Bonus shows the percentage of enemies destroyed times 100. Life Bonus shows the extra points for remaining vitality.
You can enjoy 3-D video play with Line of Fire by wearing Sega 3-D Glasses and initializing Line of Fire for the 3-D mode. Set up the glasses as described in the glasses manual. Initialize the game for 3-D mode by pressing Buttons 1 and 2 down firmly while you turn the power switch ON. Once power is ON, follow the instructions for normal play.
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