Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
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 fortress.
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.
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 section.
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.)
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.
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 current position.
To enter the elevator, stand in front of the elevator door and press the UP directional arrow.
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.)
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.
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.
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