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Challenge of Nexar - Atari 2600 - Spectravision    Manual Scan icon HTML Manual   

The Challenge of Nexar
SPECTRAVISION

VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGE

The Challenge of...
NEXAR

A MULTI-LEVEL MISSION FOR ONE BRAVE WARRIOR AT A TIME

FOR THE ATARI (R) AND SEARS VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS

INSTRUCTION MANUAL


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

CONTENTS                                PAGE

THE LEVELS OF NEXAR                     2

GETTING STARTED                         4

ENTERING THE WARP                       5

TEST RESULTS                            7

WARRANTY                                8


WARNING!

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.

Very Well!!

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.

#     #
#  #  #
# # # #
##   ##
#######   IMPACT EXPLODING SAUCER
##   ##
# # # #
#  #  #


  ####
 ##  #
# #  #
# #  #    RADIOACTIVE BEACON
# ####
##  #
####

To become a SPECTRA-WARRIOR you must survive all ninety nine
levels. Those who can go beyond all will receive their due
recognition.


GETTING STARTED

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
required.

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
level.

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.


TEST RESULTS

SCORING

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
in I.E.

          SCORE

LEVEL 1   200

LEVEL 2   400 (200 x 2)

LEVEL 8   1800 (200 x 9)
   :
   :
LEVEL 99  19800 (200 x 99)


YOUR RATING

      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


WARRANTY
[Standard sort of 90 day warranty]


SPECTRAVISION

(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

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