An exciting race through space in a running battle with enemy star ships. Three dimensional screen action looks like you're plunging through a time warp on your way to hyperspace! Fire your missiles and take evasive action to avoid enemy lasers! You have full control over your spacecraft's speed and direction - and you can play to any score for long or short games! 1 or 2 players.
1. Turn on your Bally Professional Arcade and TV set, then select channel 3 or 4.
2. Connect the hand controls by inserting control #1 into the first jack on the back left side (as you face the front of the Arcade). From left to right, the jacks connect to players 1, 2, 4 and 3.
3. Insert the game cartridge, label side up, into the cartridge slot. Press it down firmly to lock it into position.
3. Press the RESET button, and the menu of games will be displayed.
STAR BATTLE (1 or 2 players)
Fly your spacecraft down a 3-D tunnel while dodging enemy lasers. Score points by firing and hitting enemy star ships.
With Star Battle, you can play to any score by choosing the number of star ships that must be destroyed. Then, it's a race against time to strike the enemy ships before then hit you!
STARTING THE GAME
Choose Star Battle by pressing 1 on the keypad or by using remote game selection (pull the trigger on hand control #1, turn the knob until 1 appears on the screen, then pull the trigger again).
Select the number of players (1 or 2). The star ship of player #1 is designed like an X. The star ship of player #2 looks like an H.
Enter the maximum score (1-999).
PLAYING THE GAME
The hand control functions for Star Battle are:
|Trigger||Launches the missiles.|
|Knob||Has no function.|
|Joystick||Steers left or right; slows the speed of the ship when
pulled back; goes faster when pushed forward.
The object of the game is to hit the enemy star ships selected before the enemy scores that number of hits.
The star ships dart back and forth very quickly, so you must time the release of your missiles to meet the enemy ship where it is going to be.
For one player games, the Arcade automatically becomes the enemy and flys the second star ship. Since both sides have an unlimited supply of ammunition, the action is very fact-paced.
When a missile hits a star ship, and explosion is seen and heard, and the ship disappears from the screen. Points are awarded to the player who made the hit, and another enemy star ship comes into view.
The scores of both players are displayed at the top of the screen. Since the length of the game is determined by the score which was entered, the game continues until one player reaches that score.
STRATEGIES FOR WINNING
Try to fly your star ship in, out, around as well as behind the enemy ship to be hit. As you practice maneuvering with the joystick, you will increase your ability to target the ship you wish to hit (and you'll also be able to avoid enemy lasers!).
To play Star Battle again, press the RESET button, and follow the instructions for starting the game.