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Gangster Alley - Atari 2600 - Spectravision    Manual Scan icon HTML Manual   

Gangster Alley

GANGSTER ALLEY

ONE OR TWO PLAYERS
FOR THE ATARI VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
AND SEARS VIDEO ARCADE
INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Meet LEFTY, SCAR FACE, MUGSY and SHIFTY and the most sinister of them all - "NITRO ED". They're out to challenge you on their own turf - "GANGSTER ALLEY". You are equipped with bullet proof vests and a gun sight. Get your man and collect the reward! But watch out these guys have a few tricks up their sleeves especially NITRO ED. So grab your "JOYSTICK" and WATCH OUT!

MEET THE GANG (pictures of criminals)

SHIFTY
SCAR FACE
MUGSY
LEFTY
NITRO ED
CHICAGO JOE (Apprehended)

WANTED!!!!!
Wanted (any way you can get them!)
Substantial rewards will be paid!

For years these sinister criminals have evaded capture from the S.B.I (Spectravideo Bureau of Investigation). Now these five most wanted GANGSTERS have challenged the agency to a showdown on their own turf - "GANGSTER ALLEY".

As a loyal agent you volunteer to take on this assignment. Equipped with a RIFLE AND FOUR BULLET PROOF VESTS you proceed to the showdown.

When you get to the alley you find that the fiendish - five are holding a WOMAN AND CHILD HOSTAGE. Be careful not to shoot them by mistake or you will be penalized.

Make sure to hit your target or you may be shot. Be sure to HIT NITRO ED on the roof before he drops his bomb, and blows everybody up!

Success means reward and promotion!

GETTING STARTED

Follow these few simple steps

  1. HOOK UP GAME CONSOLE
  2. INSERT CARTRIDGE
    Make sure power switch is always in the "OFF" position when installing cartridges.
  3. TURN CONSOLE "ON".
  4. FOR ONE PLAYER
    Insert joystick in "left" port, set left difficulty lever:
    "A" - for beginners
    "B" - veteran agents
    "Case the joint"
  5. DEMO MODE
    Prior to entering gangster alley you can get a look at the mug shots of our "GANGSTERS".
  6. SET GAME SELECTOR
  7. GAME RESET
    Now hit the "game reset" lever, put on your vest and go get em!

    PLAYING THE GAME

    TABLE OF POINT VALUES

    Phase         1     2     3   NIGHT   5     6
    
    Mugsy       $20   $30	$40   $50   $60   $70
    Scar Face   $30   $40   $50   $60   $70   $80
    Lefty       $40   $50   $60   $70   $80   $90
    Shifty      $50   $60   $70   $80   $90  $100
    Nitro Ed   $100  $110  $120  $130  $140  $150
    

    Penalty for shooting hostages
    Women - $1,000
    Children - $1,000

    When you start the game, you have 4 BULLET PROOF VESTS (3 displayed on screen) and 4 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION (6 bullets per round).

    Move the joystick to aim gunsight directly over target. A direct hit will cause "Flashing Explosion", be sure to hit all gangsters before they can draw their guns. These guys don't miss. If you are hit, you will loose one bullet proof vest.

    NITRO ED - on the roof Nitro Ed is just waiting to drop one of his grenades. Shoot him any time! But make sure you hit him just before he gets ready to throw a grenade. If you fail - the whole things ends.

    RELOADING

    After the gangsters run out of ammunition the battle pauses for reloading.
    A bonus of $10 will be given for each unused bullet. Now the gangsters really start coming at you.

    NIGHT BATTLE

    As you will be fighting well into the night, things will start getting dark. Your gun is equipped with a special night sight, you must fire a bullet to light up the screen.

    HOSTAGES

    These are the HOSTAGES in the building. DO NOT SHOOT THEM or you will be demoted.

    Woman (purple figure)
    Child (blue shirt, yellow hat)

    BONUS VEST

    After each $5000 you will receive an additional vest. The vest will appear and a "melody" will be played. A maximum of four vests at at time can be kept.

    GAME OVER - GAME VARIATIONS

    THE GAME ENDS WHEN EITHER -

    1. You loose all your bullet proof vests.
    2. Nitro Ed drops a grenade.

    At the end of the game "Nitro Ed" has a message for you.

    YOUR RANK

    Reward earned           Rank
    
    $0 - $3,990             Cadet
    $4,000 - $9,990         Rookie
    $10,000 - $19,900       Marksman
    $20,000 - $39,900       Inspector
    $40,000 - $99,990       Chief
    

    GAME VARIATIONS

    Game 1 - one player
    Game 2 - two players

    Childrens games (slower pace)
    Game 3 - one player
    Game 4 - two players


    This manual was archived by Alexander Bilstein for Atari Age

 

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