for Atari 2600 VCS and Sears Video Arcade
You (either a girl or boy, your choice) stand in a lonely graveyard outside
Ghost Manor. A friend is trapped inside. You must find a way to enter the
Manor and rescue the prisoner through 5 game screens. But beware!
Unfriendly ghosts lurk behind tombstones; witches and goblins haunt the
entryway; and demons and ghastly spirits may attack at any moment. It's
very dark. Only brief flashes of lightning aid your search for the magical
coffin. Remember...finding your friend is only half the game. You must
then find a safe way out. Good luck!
GET READY TO PLAY GHOST MANOR
1. Hook up your video game system. Follow the manufacturer's directions.
2. With the power "OFF", plug in game cartridge. The XONOX Double-Ender -
with Ghost Manor and Spike's Peak - gives you twice the fun with two totally
separate games, one on either end of the cartridge. To play Ghost Manor,
insert the end of the cartridge labelled "Ghost Manor" into your video game
3. To prolong the life of your XONOX Double-Ender, you may want to use the
dust cover provided to protect the game end not in use.
4. Now turn the power on. If no picture appears, check connection of your
game console to TV, then repeat steps 2, 2 and 4.
5. Plug in left joystick controller. One player at a time only. Hold
joystick with the red button in the upper left position.
6. Set both difficulty switches to "B" to begin with (see game instructions
for advanced difficulty settings).
7. To begin or to start a new game, press "GAME RESET."
NOTE: Always turn the console power switch "OFF" when inserting or removing
a XONOX cartridge. This will protect the electronic components and help
prolong the life of your XONOX games.
GHOST MANOR VIDEO GAME
It's a stormy night with lightning flashing all around. A scary challenge
awaits you in GHOST MANOR.
Your friend is being held prisoner by Dracula inside the eerie GHOST MANOR
castle. As night falls your job is to rescue your friend held prisoner by
Dracula and escape from the castle -- all before dawn.
A friendly ghost will help you at first, but beware of the guardian spooks
-- bats, skulls, scorpions, and the evil chopping mummy. Find crosses and
treasure points hidden in caskets in the castle mazes along the way to save
1. OBJECT OF THE GAME
Rescue your friend being held prisoner by Dracula, while collecting as many
points as possible before time runs out. Highest score wins. There are 5
play screens in the game.
Play with the LEFT JOYSTICK and FIRE BUTTON. One player at a time only.
3. SCORE DISPLAY
a) Top line of numbers is your points SCORE.
b) HOURGLASS in centre shows time -- you have four minutes to play! There
are 8 grains of sand in the glass, each worth 30 seconds of play.
c) SHOTS counter in lower left indicates number of spears collected in 1st
play screen, and shots remaining in 2nd play screen.
d) SPEAR tokens above SHOTS counter indicate every 10 shots collected. A
maximum of 2 SPEAR tokens will display.
e) LAMP token in lower right corner tells you that you have the lantern
for use inside the castle to light the way.
f) CROSS tokens indicate how many crosses you possess to repel Dracula. A
maximum of 3 crosses will display).
4. BOY - GIRL player selection:
Use the COLOR-BW switch to select your player as a girl or boy:
COLOR = Girl rescues boy BW = Boy rescues girl
5. DIFFICULTY SWITCHES
There are 4 difficulty levels. Set the switches before you start to play.
Once the game has begun the difficulty setting is locked in place.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL LEFT SWITCH RIGHT SWITCH
1 - easy B - novice B - novice
2 - medium A - expert B - novice
3 - hard B - novice A - expert
4 - hardest A - expert A - expert
Difficulty switch setting have the following effects on each play screen:
SCREEN DIFFICULTY LEVEL SELECTS:
1 a) "Rainbow Ghost" or "Bones" tag partner
b) Number of shots needed to advance to next screen
25 shots for easy
20 shots for medium
15 shots for hard
10 shots for hardest
2 a) Speed of evil chopping mummy
slowest speed for easy
fastest speed for hardest
3&4 a) Right difficulty switch lights LAMP if in B-novice position
b) left difficulty switch sets speed of MOVING WALL
5 a) Speed of Dracula chasing you
SUMMARY OF DIFFICULTY SELECTIONS
Shots Mummy Moving Wall
Difficulty Character Needed Speed Lamp Speed
EASY Rainbow Ghost 25 slowest light slow
MEDIUM Bones 20 slow light fast
HARD Rainbow Ghost 15 fast dark slow
HARDEST Bones 10 very fast dark fast
Note: To owners of Sears Telegames Video Arcade difficulty is called "skill".
There are FIVE play screens in the game:
1. GRAVEYARD - screen 1
At beginning of the game tombstones rise from the dead. You play tag with
the friendly RAINBOW GHOST or BONES the SKELETON to collect spears to shoot
in the next screen.
2. THE GATE IN FRONT OF GHOST MANOR CASTLE - screen 2
Many flying spooks guard the castle entrance, and their leader, the evil
CHOPPING MUMMY tries to stop you. Shoot the spooks by hurling your spears
at them. Kill the mummy after the guards are eliminated.
3. 1st FLOOR INSIDE THE CASTLE - screen 3
Lightning flashes in the night -- your only visible guide unless you have
the lamp lighted. A maze of corridors and rooms with caskets awaits you.
Touch the casket just right to find an extra cross and treasure points.
BEWARE touching the stationary walls -- they are electrified and can stun
you. Watch out for the moving wall -- it can crush you to death. Stairs
lead to the next room.
4. 2nd FLOOR INSIDE THE CASTLE - screen 4
More elaborate mazes with more caskets. Collect treasure points and another
cross from the caskets, but watch your time -- and the moving wall! Stairs
lead to the next floor.
5. PRISON ATOP THE CASTLE - screen 5
Here is the prison holding your friend, and the sinister guard DRACULA! You
must imprison DRACULA to free your friend by using the crosses to repel
DRACULA. BEWARE he follows your every move! Rescue your friend and get to
safety down the stairs -- before time runs out!
6. CONCLUSION -- back to the graveyard.
As dawn breaks you will be returned to the graveyard. If victorious a merry
melody plays and you rejoice with your friend. If you lost, both of you are
doomed to descend into the ground with the tombstones!
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©1997-1998 by Greg Chance