The Challenge of Nexar
VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGE
The Challenge of...
A MULTI-LEVEL MISSION FOR ONE BRAVE WARRIOR AT A TIME
FOR THE ATARI (R) AND SEARS VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS
BEYOND GALAXIES KNOWN TO MAN, BEYOND TIME AS WE PERCEIVE IT, LIES
THE SOURCE OF INNER POWER.
THERE IN A REMOTE CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, FUTURE SPECTRA-WARRIORS
ARE TRAINED FOR THE CONQUESTS TO COME. FROM THE MANY WHO TRY,
ONLY A SELECTED FEW CAN MEET THE CHALLENGE OF ... NEXAR.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE LEVELS OF NEXAR 2
GETTING STARTED 4
ENTERING THE WARP 5
TEST RESULTS 7
READ CAREFULLY BEFORE GOING FURTHER
The challenge of NEXAR should only be attempted by experienced
player of at least cadet level or higher. Spectravision will not
be held responsible for those who do not return. Do not attempt
"NEXAR" if you have high blood pressure or dislike video games.
THE LEVELS OF NEXAR
So, you have ignored our warning.
Upon presentation of your encoded identity cartridge you will be
sent to the entrance of the space warp.
At each level there are RADIOACTIVE BEACONS that must be
destroyed. These BEACONS are guarded by impact exploding SAUCERS
which guard the BEACONS.
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####### IMPACT EXPLODING SAUCER
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# # # RADIOACTIVE BEACON
To become a SPECTRA-WARRIOR you must survive all ninety nine
levels. Those who can go beyond all will receive their due
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. DEMO MODE
5. DIFFICULTY SWITCHES -
Both right and left difficulty switches affect game play.
LEFT SWITCH RIGHT SWITCH
A - 5 Shields A - Lose Shield if Time Runs Out.
B - 3 Shields B - Lose Game if Time Runs Out.
6. SET GAME SELECTOR
GAME 1 - PRACTICE
GAME 2 - ADVANCE PRACTICE
GAME 3 - THE CHALLENGE OF NEXAR
7. COLOR SWITCH - you can put the game in "PAUSE" mode.
8. JOYSTICK CONTROLLER
ENTERING THE WARP
You start at level one of the warp entrance.
The BEACON indicator advises you the number of BEACONS left to
destroy at this level.
Use your joystick to aim at oncoming SAUCERS and BEACONS. The
cross-hair indicate your position in the warp. Fire as often as
You must keep moving to avoid collision with SAUCERS or BEACONS.
Each collision will cost you 1 shield.
Remember you are racing against time. And must destroy all
BEACONS before time runs out.
Destroying all BEACONS at any level will advance you to the next
The timer is reset at the beginning of each level.
You start with either 3 or 5 shields (see page 4).
A bonus shield is given for every 10,000 points.
There are 99 levels of NEXAR
And THE MAXIMUM SCORE IS 999,995
The SAUCER travel at eight different speeds. Score is based on
what speed the SAUCER is travelling when you shoot it down.
SPEED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
SCORE 25 50 100 200 400 800 1200 2000
The BEACONS are 200 points each multiplied by the level your are
LEVEL 1 200
LEVEL 2 400 (200 x 2)
LEVEL 8 1800 (200 x 9)
LEVEL 99 19800 (200 x 99)
0 - 29,995 CADET
30,000 - 99,995 ADVANCED CADET
100,000 - 299,995 STAR WARRIOR
300,000 - 699,995 SPECTRA WARRIOR
700,000 - 999,995 LEGION OF THE CHOSEN
[Standard sort of 90 day warranty]
(c) 1982 Audio visual by SIRIUS SOFTWARE Inc.
(c) 1982 Audio visual by SPECTRAVISION INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Programmed by DAVID LUBAR
No. SA206 PRINTED IN HONG KONG-------------------Atari 2600 Instructions Archive-------------------
This document obtained from the History of Home Video Games Homepage,
©1997-1998 by Greg Chance