At the beginning of the game, the screen will ask "Can you gather the things
you need to rescue Carol Anne?" When you press the fire button to enter Level
1, you'll see the Westhaven development, divided into blocks by connecting
Notice that there are "driveways" to every house and cars roaming through
the streets. In some of the houses, small black dots appear. These represent
the five items you'll need to continue the game.
Use the joystick to manoeuvre your man through the streets to the houses
containing necessary equipment. You can dodge the oncoming cars by slipping
your man into a driveway as a car drives by. To pick up an item, move your
man into the driveway and press the fire button.
At the bottom of the screen, your running score will appear. Along the
right side of the screen, you'll see three stick figures. These are your
men for the game. During this level, this area will show the number of men
you have left, including the one who is now playing.
You have 30 "units" of time to complete the first part of your mission.
Work as quickly as possible. The more time you have left at the end of a
level, the higher your score will be.
Each item you gather is worth 15 points. Above the score, you'll see which
item you've just acquired. If you get hit by a car, the neighbourhood will be
re-drawn and you'll have to start over, with one less man. Watch out for
A flashing dot is also in the neighbourhood - this is the poltergeist, already
trying to stop you from rescuing Carol Anne. It moves from house to house every
few seconds. You never know where it will turn up next! You can get the
poltergeist *only* after you have collected all your equipment. You must get
to a house where it appears and press the Fire button to defeat it.
If you manage to defeat the poltergeist in Level 1, the screen will show your
score. You'll receive bonus points, which are counted up in this way:
Bonus = Number of Time Units Left x 10 times the number of Men Left.
At the bottom of the screen, this question will appear: "Can you get past
the stairs?" Press Fire to start Level 2.