Preparing for Battle
- Make sure the power switch is off, then insert the BOMBER RAID cartridge into
the Power Base.
- Plug in Control Pad 1.
- Turn on the power switch.
- At the title screen, press either Button #1 or Button #2 twice to begin the game.
After receiving your mission from headquarters, you'll automatically take off from
your air base and soar into enemy territory. You have five dangerous missions to
accomplish before you can return to your base to a hero's welcome. Headquarters
will inform you of the main target in each mission. The main target must be destroyed
before you move on to the next mission.
The Heat of the Battle
The battle action gets intense right away, so you'll need a full mastery of your
controls and weaponry. You'll start the game with unlimited gun fire and three
cluster bombs. Your remaining backup plans and cluster bombs are shown on the
bottom left of the screen.
To maneuver your bomber - Press the directional arrows in the direction
you want to fly. You can fly left, right, forward, or backward. If your bomber
is destroyed, you can use one of your two backup plans. Each backup plane is
equipped with three cluster bombs.
To fire your guns - Press Button #1.
To launch a cluster bomb - Press Button #2.
The Power Pods
You can use the Power Pods to score points, to increase your firepower, and to
gain some help from your bomber squadron. When you shoot the Power Pod, it will
be transformed into one of four items.
|P||Catch it to gain 100 points. Collect a total of eight to
increase your gun's firepower.
|S||Catch it to gain 200 points and increase your speed.
|1||Catch it to gain 200 points and a squadron plane
or shoot it to form your squadron.
(See "Your Bomber Squadron")
|Do not catch it!
Destroy it to gain 100 points.
Your Bomber Squadron
When the Power Pod is transformed into a 1, you can begin to align your two
squadron planes. Catch the 1 to gain your first squadron plane. Later you can
shoot the 1 to increase its value and reposition your squadron. Shoot the 1
once to gain a 2. Shoot it twice to gain a 3. Shoot it three times to gain a
4. Catching the number blocks will align your squadron planes as follows:
|First Plane||Second Plane
|1 Left Side|| ||1 Right Side
|2 Upper Left|| ||2 Upper Right
|3 Lower Left|| ||3 Lower Right
shoots to the left
| ||4 Behind -|
shoots to the right
The most recent number block caught will override the previous squadron
position. Example: You catch a 1 and a plane appears on the left side.
Later, you catch a 3 and the original plane moves to the lower left and
is joined by a second plane on the lower right. Both planes are now in
the 3 position.
The skies are swarming with dangerous enemy targets. Most enemies can be
defeated with rapid gunfire, but some may require a cluster bomb blast.
On many screens, you must destroy intermediate targets before you can
advance to the next screen.
Help Is on the Way
At the 50,000 and 100,000 point level you'll receive an extra backup
bomber. Later, you'll earn an additional bomber for each 100,000
Continuing the Fight
When all of your fighters are destroyed, the game is over. But all
is not lost. You can continue your current mission with zero points
by selecting the continue option.
After completing each mission, you'll be awarded a 10,000 point bonus.
In addition, your point total will increase by the percentage of
targets destroyed, multiplied by 100. Before you take off on your
next mission, three cluster bombs will be added to your existing
A Hero's Welcome
When all five missions have been completed, you'll automatically
land back at the base to a hero's welcome. At this point, you'll
return to Mission 1 with your point total intact to face even
Fighter Pilot Tips
Your cluster bomb supply is extremely valuable. Save your cluster
bombs for your toughest enemies.
Position your squadron planes wisely. In Mission 4, try to catch
a 1 to protect your right and left sides. In Mission 5, a 2 may
save your life.
Collect as many Ps as you can. You'll gain awesome weapons.