The Resistance is about to launch a major offensive against the Empire. In preparation for this, they have captured several starships, but they lack the essential power sources for these formidable craft, Klyston Pods.
You have been commissioned by the Resistance to steal these pods from the Empire's storage panels. To do so you must locate the pod, hover just above it, activate your starships's tractor beam and thrust away from the pod. Once the beam has locked onto the pod, you can deactivate the tractor beam. You must then carry the pod away from the planet. You receive a bonus at the end of each successful mission.
Automatic Limpet Guns
These guns are the planets' defence system. Accurate shooting from your spaceship will destroy the limpet guns.
To collect fuel, hover just above a fuel tank and activate the tractor beam.
The Planet's Reactor
Each planet has a reactor providing power for the limpet guns. Shooting the reactor will damage it, and the guns will cease firing until power can be restored. The more damage done, the longer this will take. If you shoot the reactor repeatedly, it will become critically damaged. You will then have a limited amount of time to escape before the reactor explodes and the planet is destroyed. If this happens, and you have not collected the pod, then the mission has failed. If you retrieve the pod, send the reactor into its critical phase and leave the planet safely, you receive an extra bonus of 2000 points.
Destroying a limpet gun
Destroying a fuel tank
Collecting a fuel tank
An extra spaceship is awarded for every 10,000 points scored.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
A cheat for this game was included on the Cheat It Again Joe 1 compilation, released by Impact (Refer to the specific instructions on that compilation and match the cheat to the specific version. Note that emulated versions of the game may not work with this cheat).
A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).
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