By a crafty bit of Scandinavian programming, all the excellent eight-colour graphics are squashed into only 15K, leaving plenty of memory free for all the locations and characters you'll encounter as you play Superior's game. Read Review
Marduk the Dictator has established his base in an old, deserted castle.
His slaves have built a teleport which will transport their alien invasion force from the planet Codor to Earth.
Your mission is to destroy the teleport system before it is too late.
Marduk the Dictator has established a base in an old deserted castle. His slaves have built a teleport which will soon be used to transport the alien invasion force from the planet Codor to Earth. Your mission is to destroy the teleport system before it is too late. You must find and bring the five crystals to the temple on the island (thus activating the teleport system), teleport yourself to the alien planet and collect the bejewelled figurine which you will find in Marduk's palace.
When this is brought back to Earth, a field of anti-matter will obliterate the teleport system and the invasion will be averted!
You start in the "Main Hall" with 150 energy units. You can carry up to two objects at once. At the top of the screen is the name of the room and space for two objects. Below this is the number of energy units remaining, your score and the room co-ordinates relative to the "Main Hall".
Keys open doors of the same colour. If you have the correct key, both key and door disappear. To assist those with monochrome displays, a letter appears at the top of the screen to aid identification.
Only those objects found on coloured bases can be picked up. These include: Egyptian statues, crystals, iron bars, a barrel, an ice crystal, a trampoline, a cannonball, a bucket, etc. Some objects will disappear when they are used.
The tall, fearsome monks guard certain rooms. They can be dealt with by shooting a spell into their faces. The monks reappear when you return to that location.
Energy is gained by collecting flasks and solving puzzles. Energy is lost by firing spells, by colliding with adversaries and burning objects and by spending too long underwater. One unit is lost every 20 seconds due to radiation from the crystals. If you are losing energy quickly, you will be magically transported to the point where you entered the room. Most screens can be traversed without losing any energy.
Draw a map and work out the most efficient way round. Collect all the flasks as they boost your energy substantially. Take your time and use Pause to plan your next moves.
Notice that you can move about while jumping. This may help you jump higher on the trampoline.
You could start by collecting the crystal which can be seen in the room directly above the "Main Hall". But what should you do to appease the wolf guardians in the temple?
You will see the answer along the way, but you will need to do something to this object before the wolves will accept it.
Finally, no object is useless!
Z - Left, X - Right, : - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Action: Jump, pick up an object, drop an object, push a switch, increase climbing speed, SPACE - Cast a spell
On the Electron you may use a switch-type joystick. Both SPACE and SHIFT will cast a spell on the Electron.
P - Pause (On the Electron, you can switch between Joystick and Keyboard with keys J and K whilst paused)
O - Continue
S/Q - Sound On/Off, ESCAPE - Escape from danger (Hold down to end game)
Tape: CHAIN"" (RETURN)
Disk: Hold SHIFT and tap BREAK.
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