amiga - apidya manual
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Apidya 1992 Blue Byte
ManualLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:AMIGA 1000Turn off your Amiga 1000 and put in the Kickstart-Disk. now turn on theAmiga again and wait until the order o put in the Workbench-Disk appears.Now put the "Apidya boot disk" into the internal disk drive of your Amiga.If you have a second disk drive, please put Disk 2 into it. ALL OTHER AMIGA`STurn off your Amiga. Put your "Apidya boot disk" into the internal diskdrive of your Amiga. If you have a second disk drive, please put Disk 1into it. (Or consult the info file). Now turn on your Amiga again. THE OPTIONS MENU
After pressing the fire-button to start the game, an Options menu willapear on screen. If you are satisfied with the offered selections, justpress the fire-button again and the game will begin. If you would like tochange any of the selections, just move the arrow to the chosen option (upand down) by using the joystick. Show different options by moving thejoystick either left or right. Your selection will turn white.
To start the game after having made your selections, just move backto the starting position and press the fire-button.
LEVELChoose among four different difficult level.PractisePractise your skills while playing in the first four worldsEasyThe first four worlds as a beginner`s game.NormalThe complete game with moderate difficulties.HardLike "Normal" but a little meaner.
LIVESThe number of lives you will start your mission with. You can choosebetween 3,4 or 5 lives. When playing the "hard" level, your number oflives will be limited to three.
TEAM MODE.Decide whether you want to play with one or two players/ simultaneousThe second player steers a drone and so is limited to its abilities. Therone`s weapons system cannot be used when playing this mode. Every drone is able to protect the bee against five shots before itwill be destroyed. alternateTwo players alternating with each other.
EXTRA SELECT Decide how your weapon systems are selected. AutoYour weapon systems are automatically selected by the computer. 2nd ButtonPick your systems by using the second firebutton(only possible withjoysticks which have two independent firebuttons). StickPick your weapon systems by quickly moving the joystick left and right.. In every mode, you can also select your weapon systems by using theSpacebar.
CONTROLThere are different ways to steer "Apidya". Make sure you have pluggedinto the right terminal. PadAllows steering with a Megadrive type Joypad. CompetitionSteering with a usual joystick.
1 UPYou determine the number of points that have to be achieved to gain anadditional life.
BGMThis option allows you to listen to the different background melodies. Theselection has no influence on the gameplay.
STARTStarts the game.
SAVEBy picking this option, you can save your selections for future games. Todo so ensure you disable the write protection facility for Apidya - Disk 1
By using a joystick, you can move your magic bee around the screen duringplay. To destroy an opponent, you have to throw light-swords by pressingthe firebutton. An extremely powerful light-sword (Power Blast) can beproduced by holding down the firebutton to give the sword its maximum powerlevel. then release the firebutton. You will know when the sword is loadedas you`ll hear a very distinctive rattling sound. To perfectly controlthis powerful weapon you need a good perception of time. After a while,you will become a master swordsman.
But how does the bee obtain new weapon systems? When you transform an opponent into magic steam wih yourlight-swords, some of them will leave a red flower symbol behind.
Flying over a flower power-up will automatically collect it and thefirst icon on the weapons line will start to blink. With every collectedflower, the blink. With every collected flower, the blinking will move oneposition to the right. Now you can activate the weapon which isrepresented by the blinking symbol. Depending on your decision at thebeginning of the game from the Options menu, you can activate weapons bypressing the second firebutton on your joystick - you can also select theweapon by moving the joystick quickly to right and left.
THE WEAPONS SYSTEMBelow is a break-down of the weapons bar giving details if each weaponsystem available to you during the game. Effective choice of weaponsystems can be vital to your chances success. During the game, the different weapom systems can always be used bypressing the firebutton. Their activation, though, takes place at thebeginning of the game in the Options menu,Most of weapon systems can be chosen several times. Their power increaseswith every selection, If it is impossible to choose a system again, itsapporpriate symbol on the weapons line will change colour from red toyellow!.
SPEED-UP Accelerates the movement of the bee. The Speed-up can be activated almost as often as you want. But becarefule as too many Speed-ups will render your bee uncontrollable... well,almost uncontrollable.
BOMB These two weapon systems can be activated alternately. The beedrops enery-boms on the ground. The bee shoots two torpedoes at the sametime. This weapon is able to doge the smaller obstacles.
SPREAD SHOT THe bee throws light-swords at the same time. The bee can eventhrow five swords.
LIGHTNING A single lightning bolt which will easily strike through youroppenents. Two lightning bolts of the same kind. Three lightning bolts ofthe already mentioned quality!
PLASMA PULSE A chain of pure energy that burns everthing it touches. Twocrossing lasers but thicker and more powerful. Deluxe version: amazinglythick and incredibly powerful, Almost unbeatable.
DRONE A small drone that follows every one of the bees`s movements,independent of the chosen weapon!, It protects your bee against theenemies, standard shots and is able to throw its ownlight-swords(automatically!)A second companion of the same fantastic quality.
SHIELD Energy shield which can protect the bee against five of yourenemies standard shots. The shield can be re-armed as often as you like.
SPEED DOWN In case you activated too many Speed-ups. You can reduce the bee`sspeed with this device.
Whenever your bee loses one of its valuable lives, every activated weapon
system will be weakened by one level! The collected and already activated systems will automatically betransferred to every stage and into every new world. The only exception isthe Energy shield which will be lowered to zero in every new world!. Ohwell, life can be touch....
The way to the castle of the dark magician is guarded be Hexaa`s magicalhordes. In the brains of these magically influenced creatures, there isonly on though - they seek to punish every intruder into Hexaa`s domainwith death. Without the weapons system of the bee, you would not have anychance against these beasts. To complete the mission of revenge and to save Yuri`s life, it isnecessary to be able to control these weapons perfectly and to develop theright tactics. But remember, nobody really knows what horrible dangers arewaiting to hurt your bee in the cruelest of ways.
However, Hexaa has to be stopped and Yuri has to be saved. It is completely up to you whether Yuri will ever see a newmorning. It`s a task that can only be accomplished by a true hero... Maythe joystick be with you!!.
---Typed by Charon/GOD
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