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Roc N Rope - Atari 2600 - Coleco    Manual Scan icon HTML Manual   

Roc n' Rope

Roc 'n Rope

A LEGENDARY QUEST

Is the Golden Roc merely a myth? Or does it really exist? Find out in Coleco's ROC N' ROPE, a game of skill and speed.

In your quest for the Golden Roc, you'll travel through a prehistoric landscape made up of hazardous ledges and treacherous cliffs.
Scale the heights with your trusty rope and use your powerful flashlight to daze the lumbering dinosaurs and the swift footed cavemen.
Fortunately, the Golden Roc has left a trail of magical eggs. Gather them as you go and use their powers to make the dinosaurs and cavemen disappear. But watch your step! If you slip while on the edge of a cliff, you'll plummet to the depths below!
The treasures of the Golden Roc are yours when you reach the summit. But you must journey on. The fabled bird awaits you at the top of another perilous climb!

GETTING READY TO PLAY

ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE GAME SYSTEM IS OFF BEFORE INSERTING OR REMOVING A CARTRIDGE.

Be sure the B-W/Color Switch is set to the "Color" position on your game system.
One-Player Game
Use the left controller.
Two-Player Game (Alternating Players)
Players take turns. Player 1 uses the left controller; Player 2 uses the right controller. Player 1 goes first and each turn lasts until the player's explorer is eliminated.

Choose your challenge

Insert the cartridge; then turn your game system on. First, the Title Screen appears on your TV. Then the Game Option Screen appears. Press the Game Select Switch to choose the skill level and the number of players. Keep pressing the Game Select Switch until the Game Option you want appears.

Game 1 = One-Player, Skill 1
Game 2 = One-Player, Skill 2
Game 3 = One-Player, Skill 3
Game 4 = One-Player, Skill 4
Game 5 = Two-Player, Skill 1
Game 6 = Two-Player, Skill 2
Game 7 = Two-Player, Skill 3
Game 8 = Two-Player, Skill 4

Skill 1 is the easiest, suitable for play by beginners or younger players.
Skill 2 is a little harder. Enemies are more dangerous.
Skill 3 is a perilous journey. Your enemies are hot on your heels!
Skill 4 is the toughest challenge of all!

Press GAME RESET or the Play/Action Button to start the game.

NOTE: The left and right difficulty switches are not used in ROC N' ROPE.


USING YOUR CONTROLS

1. Control Stick: Move the Control Stick left or right to make your explorer move in the selected direction. Move it up (away from you) to make him grab a rope when he is at a rope stake, then left or right to make him climb in the selected direction. Move the Control Stick up to make your explorer get off the rope when he's at the top of the rope. Move the Control Stick down (toward you) to make the explorer climb down off a ledge onto a rope. If you move the Control Stick down when the explorer is on a rope, he falls.

2. Play/Action Button: Press the Play/Action Button while the Control Stick is in the up position to make your explorer shoot a rope. Your explorer cannot shoot another rope while still on a rope.

Press the Play/Action Button when the Control Stick is in any other position to make your explorer shine his flashlight, whether he is on or off a rope.

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY

High adventure
when your journey begins, you face a series of dangerous cliffs. You must climb from ledge to ledge by shooting your rope until you reach the Golden Roc perched on the highest cliff. Before the action begins, you'll notice a number in the upper portion of your screen, indicating current player up. It is followed by a group of small explorers, indicating how many explorers that player has remaining. Now you're ready to start your quest.

Tick... Tick... Tick
A Bonus Timer shows at the top-center of each scene. It starts at 5,000 points and counts down to zero for each scene. If your explorer reaches the Golden Roc before the timer hits zero, you earn the number of points left in the timer as a bonus. If the timer hits zero before you complete the scene, you lose an explorer.

The end of your rope
There's only one way to scale those cliffs: Shoot your rope to the level above, then start climbing! Be careful--rope shaking dinosaurs and fast-footed cavemen are close on your heels!

Blinded by the light
If you're quick with the switch, you can use your flashlight to daze the dinosaurs and cavemen. Earn 20 points for stunning an enemy; earn 600 points and eliminate the enemy if your energized when you daze him. Then quickly slip past them. But don't even try to daze a caveman in mid-jump--it just won't work!

Movers and Shakers
When a caveman pauses by your rope stake, he's looking for trouble! Stop climbing and hold on tight or he may shake the rope out from under you!

A chew!
What big teeth those dinosaurs have! They'll do their best to chew right through the rope you're climbing. Scurry in hurry when they reach your rope stake!

Scramble for eggs!
The eggs left behind by the Golden Roc contain magical powers. Touch one and you're energized! Earn 800 points for every egg you touch. See how you glow with their magical powers!! Any enemy you touch is eliminated. Earn 600 points for each enemy you eliminate while energized. But don't count on the magic to last long!

Journey's end
When you make it to the final cliff, shoot your rope one more time. It should take you to the Golden Roc. You've done very well for a cub explorer, but more adventures await you in scene two!

Onward and upward
Once you've made it through all three scenes, keep adventuring to reach the Golden Roc. The rewards awaiting you are worth the challenges you will face!

Starting over
Your adventure ends when all your explorers are eliminated.
Press Game Reset switch or Play/Action Button to play
again at the same skill level and number of players; press Game Select to choose another challenge.

Reset
Press the Reset Button at any time to start a new game. The Reset Button can also be used in case of game malfunction.


SCORING

EXPLORER'S ACTION POINTS EARNED
Contacting an egg .................. 800 points

Contacting enemy while energized ..... 600 points

Eliminating enemy with flashlight while
energized ......................... 600 points
Stunning enemy with flashlight ........ 20 points

Bonus Points
The Bonus Timer starts at 5000 points and counts down to zero for each of the three scenes. If you complete the scene before the timer runs out, you get the points remaining in the timer as a bonus!
You start adventuring with five explorers and earn a Bonus Explorer when your score reaches 20,000 points.

THE FUN OF DISCOVERY

This instruction guide provides the basic information you'll need to start playing ROC N' ROPE but it is only the beginning! You will find that this cartridge is full of special features that make the game exciting every time you play. Experiment with different techniques--and enjoy the game!

90-DAY LIMITED WARRANTY

Coleco warrants to the original consumer purchaser in the United States of America that this video game cartridge will be free of defects in material or workmanship for 90 days from the date of purchase under normal in-house use.
Coleco's sole and exclusive liability for defects in material and workmanship shall be limited to repair or replacement at an authorized Coleco Service Station. This warranty does not obligate Coleco to bear the cost of transportation charges in connection with the repair or replacement of defective parts.

This warranty is invalid if the damage or defect is caused by accident, act of God, consumer abuse, unauthorized alteration or repair, vandalism, or misuse.

Any implied warranties arising out of the sale of the video game cartridges including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are limited to the above 90 day period. Coleco shall in no event be liable for incidental, consequential, contingent or any other damages.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from State to State. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.


SERVICE POLICY

Please read your Video Game Owner's Manual carefully before using the product. If your video game cartridge fails to operate properly, please refer to the trouble-shooting checklist in the Owner's Manual for your particular video system. If you cannot correct the malfunction after consulting the trouble-shooting checklist, please call Customer Service on Coleco's toll-free service hotline: 1-800-8421225 nationwide. This service is in operation from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.
If Customer Service advises you to return your video game cartridge, please return it postage prepaid and insured, with your name, address, proof of the date of purchase, and a brief description of the problem to the Service Station you have been directed to return it to by the toll-free service information. If your cartridge is found to be factory defective during the first 90 days, it will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you. If the cartridge is found to have been consumer damaged or abused and therefore not covered by the warranty, then you will be advised, in advance, of repair costs.

if your cartridge requires service after expiration of the 90 day Limited Warranty period, please call Coleco's toll free service hotline for instructions on how to proceed: 1-800-842-1225 nationwide.

ROC N' ROPE (c) 1983 by Konami Industry Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

ATARI(r) is a registered trademark of Atari, Inc.
GEMINI is a trademark of Coleco Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Package, Program and Audiovisual c 1984 Coleco Indus-
tries, Inc., Amsterdam, New York 12010. All Rights Reserved.

(c) 1984 Coleco Industries Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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