The Year: 2242. You are Paladin, the toughest bounty hunter in the galaxy.
Monstrous Cyborgs are threatening to take control of the universe under the
direction of their evil leader, Vipron. Your mission is to gain access to
Vipron's chambers and destroy him. Sound easy enough? It isn't. Once inside
the forbidding Cyborg fortress, you'll have to fight your way through seven
separate Cyborg-infested areas, each having five levels. Warp-speed
elevators will transport you to each level.
At the beginning of the hunt, your only weapons are your fists, stamina, and
your ability to outwit the onslaught of deadly Cyborg guards. You'll have to
pick up additional weapons and equipment as you travel through each area. To
test your wits even further, you'll need ID Cards to access some areas of the
Fortunately, you're not alone. Adina, your contact back at headquarters, will
provide some vital clues that may save your life. And split-screen
technology will alert you to the deadly enemies that lurk ahead.
Preparing for the Hunt
- Make sure the power switch is off, then insert the CYBORG
HUNTER cartridge into the Power Base.
- Plug in both Control Pads.
- Turn on the power switch.
- Once the title screen appears, press Button #1 to start your
- Press the Pause Button on your Power Base to pause the
game during play; press it again to resume play.
The Cyborg Fortress
The first stop on your quest is the Area Selection Screen. Move to the right
by holding down the RIGHT directional arrow. Adina, your contact at
headquarters, will appear with vital instructions. To continue reading her
instructions, press Button #1. When her message is completed, press Button #1
to return to the Area Selection Screen.
The Cyborg Fortress is divided into four sections:
Section 1 - Areas A, B, C
Section 2 - Areas D, E
Section 3 - Area F
Section 4 - Area G (Vipron is here.)
Each section contains Lower Cyborgs, Chief Cyborgs, and a Cyborg boss. You
must defeat the Cyborg boss to gain an ID Card for access to the next
To enter an area, move to the marked door using the LEFT or RIGHT directional
arrows. Once in front of the door, push the UP directional arrow. You'll be
automatically transported to the area you have selected. (At the beginning of
the game, you may only enter Areas A, B, and C. As Adina will tell you, it's
best to enter Area A first.)
Life Meter - Displays your remaining life strength. Contact
with enemies and other obstacles will reduce your life strength.
Psycho Power Meter - Shows your reamining Psycho Power.
When you use certain weapons, you'll drain your Psycho Power.
Time for Battle
Once inside an area, your goal is to destroy all the Chief Cyborgs in that
area. The Chief Cyborgs are displayed in white on your 3-D Tunnel Scope. The
Lower Cyborgs are displayed in red. You must defeat all the Chief Cyborgs to
be able to leave the area you are in. The number of Chief Cyborgs remaining
in an area is displayed above the Battle Screen.
To Run - Press the RIGHT or LEFT directional arrows.
To Jump - Press Button #2.
To Punch or Fire a Weapon - Press Button #1.
To Set a Bomb - Press the UP directional arrow
Each area has five floors, Use the elevator to travel from floor to floor.
Consult your Radar Map to determine which floors are accessible from your
To enter the elevator, stand in front of the elevator door and press the UP
Once inside the elevator, press the RIGHT directional arrow to move to the
exit door on the right-hand side. While facing the door, select a floor
number with the UP or DOWN directional arrows. To start the elevator, press
Button #1 or Button #2. When you reach the selected floor, the door will
open automatically. To exit the elevator, press the RIGHT directional arrow
while facing the exit door. While remaining on the same floor, you can open
the door by pressing Button #1 or Button #2. To close the door, press the
DOWN directional arrow.)
Your Arsenal of Weapons
You begin the game with Normal Punch and Psycho Punch. You can also pick up
other weapons and equipment as you explore the levels in each area. You can
change your current arsenal by going to the Item Selection Screen. To access
the Item Selection Screen, press Button #1 or Button #2 on the second player
Control Pad. Your current weapons are displayed in the left-hand column. Your
current equipment is displayed in the right-hand column. You can only select
one item from each column.
Normal Punch - You'll start the game with your bare fists.
Psycho Punch - Each explosive punch will reduce your Psycho Power.
Psycho Gun - The most powerful weapon available. It will drain
your Psycho Power.
Ray gun - Unlimited bullets. It will not reduce your Psycho
Light Gun - Each shot lights up the total darkness found on some
levels. Your Psycho Power is not affected.
Bomb - Use it against your toughest opponents.
Shield - Use it to break through the force field in Area B.
ID Cards - To win one, defeat the Cyborg boss in each section.
Slide the ID Card into the computer terminal located
in the Area Selection Screen to access the next
Jet Engine - Wear it to fly over obstacles and enemies.
To select a weapon, press the LEFT directional arrow on the first player
Control Pad to move to the left column, then move the red icon next to the
weapon you want using the UP and DOWN directional arrows. To select your
equipment, press the RIGHT directional arrow to move to the right-hand
column, and move the blue icon next to the item you want. Press Button #1 or
Button #2 to return to the fortress.
The End of the Hunt
Your mission is over when you defeat Vipron in Area G or if your Life Meter
runs out of juice.
If you die, you can continue your quest by selecting the CONTINUE option on
the GAME OVER Screen. If you choose to continue, you'll start at the bottom
level of the area where you lost your life. The RETRY option will take you
back to the beginning of the game.
- Try to avoid the flashing blocks on some of the floors. If touched,
they'll drain your Life Meter.
- Always be on the lookout for new weapons and equipment lying on the area
floors. (You can also pick up Psycho Power and Life Blocks.)
- Pay close attention to the clues provided by Adina. She may save your
- Different weapons work best against different Cyborgs. Consult your
Item Selection Screen often.