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U.S. Games Corporation
A Subsidiary of The Quaker Oats Company
1515 Wyatt Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054
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This is a one or two player, full color game designed
to be played on the Atari(R) Video Computer System or the Sears Video Arcade®.
You have discovered a long-sought-after buried
treasure, and just when you thought your ou have discovered a long-sought-after troubles
were over, things get really tough! There's a persistent shark who thinks that the
treasure belongs to him, and he is after you! As if that were not enough to contend with,
there's a big old octopus sitting right above your trove who keeps reaching down to check
There you are, shooting at the shark, fighting off
the octopus tentacles, and you realize your oxygen supply is running low. Your partner, in
the boat, keeps dropping you a line, and you better run over and fill up.
It is not going to be easy to hold on to your
treasure now that you've found it, but we're sure you are not going to give it up without
1. Connect the Atari® Video Computer System or
Sears Video Arcade® following manufacturer's instructions.
2. Install left joystick for single player, or both joysticks for two player game.
3. Install left joystick for single player, or both joysticks for two player game.
4. Move the POWER switch to ON.
5. Select the game of your choice.
6. Difficulty Switches: Position A = Normal difficulty, Position B = Greater difficulty
- Move joystick right or left to move diver.
- Push fire button to fire at shark or descending
tentacle of octopus. Hitting shark will cause him to return to the surface and start
again. Hitting the piece of a tentacle closest to you causes that tentacle to retract.
- To get oxygen replenished, just swim under white
oxygen line as it moves from the boat above.
Game 1 Single player, average skill
Game 2 Two player, average skill level.
Game 3 Single player, easy skill level.
Game 4 Two player, easy skill level.
Game 5 Single player, difficult skill level.
Game 6 Two player, difficult skill level.
- Hit tentacle = 50 points
- Units of air taken in
after tank is full = 10 points
- Hit shark at surface: Level 7 = 10 points
Level 6 = 20 points
Level 5 = 30 points
Level 4 = 40 points
Level 3 = 50 points
Level 2 = 80 points
- Hit shark at deepest: Level 1 = 100 points
- You lose treasure when you run out of air, are bitten
by a shark, or allow a tentacle from the octopus to
touch the bottom surface.
- When the treasure is all gone, the game is over.
- During the early waves, concentrate on getting as many
points as possible. Continuously fire at the descending tentacles while waiting for the
shark to swing to deeper levels. (You get more points if he is deeper; but don't wait too
long, or you're shark bait!) Keep an eye on your air supply (red bar at bottom of screen);
but at early levels, you can last longer on a recharge.
- Later waves (3-4) require more concentration on
imminent dangers; for instance, the sharks are hungrier, and therefore, faster--especially
approaching the diver's depth. Tentacles also descend more quickly, and air supply is
depleted faster. Try to combine shooting of the tentacles and the shark in the same area
of the water. This will save you time in moving about the sea floor.
- The advanced waves are rather frantic and involve
concentration on one thing--saving your treasure. For those of you who can't walk and chew
gum at the same time, these will prove to be very challenging levels. The most enduring
strategy is to attempt shooting at the shark and tentacles at the same time, all the while
trying to move with the boat to stay near your air supply line.
- Hang on to your snorkel; more trouble is on the way!
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This cartridge is manufactured for the ATARI Video
Computer System Model 2600 by U.S. Games. ATARI, Video Computer System, and 2600 are
trademarks of Atari, Inc. U.S. Games is not affiliated with Atari, Inc. Video Arcade® is
a trademark of Sears, Roebuck & Co.
VC1007 ©1987 U.S. Games Corporation Printed in Taiwan
Manual typed in by Albert
Yarusso, email@example.com, 11/19/98