Reflect and deflect laser pulses as they flash around the arena, breaking down barriers. Collect Bonus Batteries, clock up the points and you just might survive all 32 chambers of Pulsoids.
Designed and programmed by Silhouette Software.
Throughout the galaxy, as humanoid lifeforms evolved activities that were once vital to survival were performed for recreation and exercise. Competitive sports took the place of many tribal rituals as species attained Grade Two civilisation - on Planet Earth, for instance, a game called football allowed the mass of creatures to enjoy tribal allegiances under the conditions of a Grade Two civilisation. The thrill of watching the leading group of hunters in the social group compete on the hunting grounds with food-gatherers from other tribes was replaced by organised 'football' contests conducted in specially-designed arenas.
Abstract forms of competitive exercise also evolved on most planets that supported lifeforms, including games that one or two players could enjoy as they exercised control over a projectile - commonly a spheroid of resilient material.
As lifeforms on the planets in the Galaxy evolved, their control of technology improved. Gradually, they learned to travel between planets and eventually the entire Galaxy became a unified territory. Several thousand years ago, when most lifeforms in the Galaxy had attained Grade Thirty civilisation status, the laser-based game that is now called Pulsoid first came into being. It quickly became the ultimate sporting challenge, adopted by all sentient species in the galaxy as the ultimate challenge...
A Novice's Guide To The Art Of Pulsoid
Use the Energy Mirror to deflect laserpulses back into the body of the arena, and to collect falling bonus batteries released after mirrorblocks are destroyed.
Bonus Batteries and Their Effects on Gameplay:
warps the Energy Mirror, increasing its width
timebomb: distorts the player's perception of time, apparently slowing down playspeed
allows the Energy Mirror to absorb most of the energy contained in a laser pulse as it is deflected. Energy thus absorbed is added to player bonus score
autoclones the Energy Mirror, increasing the player's stock of Energy Mirrors that may be called into play during the current game
activates a temporary plasma barrier across the back wall of the arena. (The plasma barrier deflects a laser pulse if 'fire' is pressed on the player console.)
temporarily deactivates the reflective powers of mirror blocks in the play arena, allowing pulses to pass through and destroy blocks rather than bounce off
Mirrorblocks and Their Properties when hit by a Laserpulse:
increase/decrease length of laser pulse as it bounces off
Red blocks have to be hit twice before they are vapourised
Grey blocks are immune to laser vapourisation
Hitting a lightning block activates a time warp that distorts the player's perception of time, apparently increasing playspeed until a Bonus Battery is collected
The Activation Of Dormant Pulses:
Pulse captivates are fed into the play area from a hopper at the top of the play area - an active laser pulse destroys a capsule on contact, activating a clone pulse in the process.
Dormant pulses are trapped between mirrorblocks in some chambers. They may be released by creating an exit in the wall of mirrorblocks, and are activated by contact with the Energy Mirror.
Joystick or keyboard control - a game for 1 or 2 players.
Press CTRL and small ENTER.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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