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Sssnake

DATA AGE

SSSNAKE

Jungle Guide Book

[picture of large snake climbing fortress]

You are a daring big game hunter on an expedition into the heart of the
Amazon's legendary lost world. But you find that the game being hunted is
you -- by Pterodactyls, Trachodons, and other prehistoric creatures. Luckily
you find refuge in an ancient abandoned fortress, where you're protected
from the jungle outside. Or are you . . . . .


A Data Age (tm) Video Game

Expedition Objectives

Your objective is to score as many points as possible by
shooting the prehistoric creatures that prowl outside the
ancient fortress walls. But at the same time you must avoid
contact with the deadly snakes that can slither in and out
of your jungle hiding place.

How To Hunt Prehistoric Predators

1. Hook up your video game system according to the manufacturer's
instructions.

2. With game console power OFF, firmly plug in your SSSNAKE (tm) game
cartridge.

3. Turn game console power ON. If no picture appears, check to make sure your
game unit is hooked up correctly to your TV, then try steps 1-3 again.

4. For best contrast, turn the "Brightness" control switch on your TV to a
low setting.

5. Plug your joystick controllers into the left receptacle of your game
console. For two players, use both joystick controllers. Player 1 uses the
left controller and Player 2 uses the right controller.

6. Select the game variation you want by depressing the "Game Select" switch
on your game console. The game number will appear in the upper right hand
corner of your screen. There are two variations of SSSNAKE (tm): In Game
No. 1, the snakes come only from one direction; in Game No. 2, there are
snakes coming from two directions.

7. To start the game, push down the "Game Reset" switch on your console unit.
(This switch may also be used to restart the game at any time.)

8. When a single player's turn is over, push down the "Reset" switch to begin
a new game. If there are two players, Player Two must press the red Fire
Button on his joystick controller to start his turn. Once Player Two's
turn is over, push down the "Game Reset" switch to begin a new game.


Scoring

You will score a point each time your powerful Cluster Gun strikes a preh-
istoric creature. Sometimes these predators travel together in groups of
two or even three. The "blast effect" from your Cluster Gun will knock out
all the creatures even if you hit only one (but you'll still score just one
point). Once your score has reached 99, the score indicator will return to
zero and begin at 1 point.


[SCREEN SHOT SHOWING "PLAYER NO.1 SCORE"; TOP-LEFT, "PLAYER NO.2 SCORE";TOP-
RIGHT, TWO SNAKES AND A PREHISTORIC CREATURE, AND THE "FORTRESS"; CENTRE,
WITH YOUR "GUN". THE "GUN TRACK" IS OUTLINED (NOT VISIBLE ON TV DISPLAY).]


Position your gun by moving your joystick controller at exact right angles.
The gun moves along the Gun Track which runs along the fortress walls, and
the gun shoots away from the fortress. Using your red Fire Button, try
hitting as many of the prehistoric creatures as you can, while at the same
time avoiding contact with the deadly snakes.


ADDITIONAL SURVIVAL STRATEGIES

The snakes cannot be killed, and you score no points for hitting a snake.
But the name of the game here is survival, and cutting the snakes down to
size is the key to racking up a big score.

Hitting a snake with your Cluster Gun can knock out one or more segments,
breaking the snake in two or shortening its overall length. In either case,
the snake will become easier to avoid.


HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:

1. Some snakes move faster than others, and some are more vulnerable to
your weapon than others. Keeping your red Fire Button depressed while
aiming at a snake will increase your chances of knocking out segments.

2. In Game No.1 there are snakes coming only from one direction, but they
move fast. In Game No.2, while there are snakes from two directions, the
snakes may actually be easier to cut down because they are moving more
slowly.

3. The red squares on your screen are barriers like bricks in the fortress
walls, petrified trees, etc. You cannot shoot through them.

4. To keep your weapon on the Gun Track, be sure to move your joystick
control at exact right angles -- otherwise you won't be able to move the
Cluster Gun to a new firing position.


All Data Age (tm) Video Games carry a limited one year warranty -- our guar-
antee that if you find your cartridge to be defective in materials or work-
manship within 12 months of your original purchase, Data Age, Inc., will
repair or replace (at our option) the cartridge free of charge upon prepaid
receipt of the cartridge and proof of the date of purchase. (This warranty
is limited to the electronic circuitry and mechanical parts of the cartridge,
and does not apply to normal wear.)


SSSNAKE (tm)

Look for other Data Age (tm) Video Games wherever video game cartridges are
sold. If you can't find our games in your area, drop us a line and we'll
send you a list of stores near you.

Data Age, Inc., 62 South San Tomas Aquino Road, Campbell, California 95008

Game Code Number DA1003

Copyright 1982 Data Age, Inc. Printed in U.S.A. All rights reserved.

MP14503A
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| SCRIBE:- GRAHAM.J.PERCY email gjp57@yahoo.com 29TH NOVEMBER 1998 |
| I COLLECT 2600/7800/COLECOVISION/INTELLIVISION. |
| * SPECIAL THANKS TO MARCO (m.kerstens@bw.kun.nl) WHO HAS |
| GENEROUSLY MADE HIS COPY OF THIS MANUAL AVAILABLE FOR TYPING! |
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