Gone Berserk! Can you help Scaffolding Sid in his fight to stay
alive?! By Neil Cannon
You control Scaffolding Sid, our intrepid scaffolder. Unfortunately,
the planks that Sid has erected around the building he is working on
have gone berserk! Can you help Sid to jump from plank to plank
without endangering his life?
As if Sid hadn't got enough problems, he has to contend with
sloping planks, fake planks, building blocks and monsters! (?)
But, on the plus side, there's always the cherries!
How To Play
You control Scaffolding Sid who is fighting an endless
succession of upward-moving planks. Survive by staying on
the screen and avoiding the monsters, score points by
falling through the building blocks and eating cherries.
You die if you are carried off the top of the screen by the
planks, if you run off the side, or fall off the bottom of the screen. The monster appears a few seconds after the start and chases you. Normally, if he catches you, you will
be killed. However, if you run into him at high speed, he
will be killed. He also dies if he leaves the screen for
If you land *on top* of a block, you will pass through it,
scoring points as you go. If you fall out of the side of a
block instead of out of the bottom, you will fall all the way
down the screen and die, so stay central as you fall through
a block! Cherries are always on a plank, and to eat them you
simply move into them slowly.
Fake planks flash. If you hit one you will fall straight
Sloping planks. Black planks slope to the left. Magenta (light) planks slope to the right.
Z - Left, X - Right, SHIFT - Jump, RETURN - Fast Move
The direction keys move you in the stated directions and,
if held down, your speed will build up. To decelerate, use
the other direction key.
The Jump key moves you to a plank immediately above you (if
there is one).
The Fast Movement key accelerates you at great speed when
one of the Z or X keys is held down. It needs to be pressed
repeatedly and the faster it is pressed, the faster the
acceleration. This feature uses power - the right-hand
number on the screen shows the power level. The acceleration
depends on the power level. Landing on a power tower
refuels you slowly.
The score is the left-hand number on the screen. The scores at level 1 are as follows: