The world has been surrounded by alien forces who have moved their
planet-ships towards Earth in search of minerals and other riches. The
world leaders have been threatened with the total destruction of the
Planet Earth if they show any resistance. There is only one hope for
mankind ... Superkid.
Professor Ian Stein, Superkid's uncle and source of his amazing powers
of flight and super-human strength, has developed special super-energy
pills for use in the deadly atmosphere of the alien planet-ships.
These, together with four high-power nuclear detonators and other
vital mission equipment, have been dropped onto each of the planet-
ships by 'stealth' rockets. Now Superkid must collect the four nuclear
detonators, return to his spaceship and destroy each planet-ship in
On starting the game, you will be presented with the Hall of Fame. At
this point you can change your name from Tom Essex by pressing the 'A'
key, then typing in your name and pressing ENTER. If you don't do
this, Tom Essex will be credited with your high score on the Hall of
Fame. Pressing the Fire button or Space Bar will now tell the computer
how you intend to control the game. The game will accept joystick
control if you press the Fire button or keyboard control if you press
the Space Bar.
When landing on each mission, use the left and right controls to
direct your spaceship onto the landing pad. Up or fire will thrust
your ship upwards (the gravitational pull gets greater on successive
planet-ships). 500 points are given for a good landing but 6 super-
energy points are lost for a bad landing.
Along the bottom of the screen there are a series of icons. From left
to right these represent:
Energy, Ammunition, Grenades, Ropes, Detonators and Score.
Extra supplies of the first four can be found on each planet-ship. The
'detonators' icon shows the number collected. When you have found four
detonators, return to your ship to blow up the current ship and move
on to your next mission.
O - Left, P - Right, Q - Jump/Climb Ropes, A - Fire Grenades, SPACE - Fire, ENTER - Throw Rope (There must be something solid for it to catch onto.)
Joystick or Keyboard are selected automatically, just FIRE to begin. If using the joystick, you still need to use ENTER to throw the rope.
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