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Maneuver your jeep through the streets and alleys of an occupied town. Hide from the enemy tanks behind buildings and launch your own surprise attack! Improve your chance of survival by playing with an alley. But beware of the deadly helicopter flying overhead . . . no place is safe from this treacherous enemy.
As a one player game, Armor Attack is played with the built-in control panel. For simultaneous two player game play, a second control panel is needed (sold separately). The functions of the controls are the same on both panels, as follows:
Rotates your jeep. Pushing to the right rotates clockwise. Pushing to the left rotates counter clockwise.
Left Rotation (button 1)
Rotates your jeep to the left. See "Game Selection" for specific information.
Right Rotation (button 2)
Rotates your jeep to the right. See "Game Selection" for specific information.
Thrust (button 3)
Moves your jeep forward through the city.
Fire (button 4)
Fires missiles at enemy tanks and helicopters.
Armor Attack can be played as a one or two player game. When 'PLAYER 1 - GAME 1' appears on the screen, press Button 1 on the built-in control panel once to switch to a two player game. 'PLAYER 2 - GAME 1' will then show on the screen. When played as a two player game, a second control panel in necessary. You can return to a one player game by pressing Button 1 again before starting game play.
You can select any of three game play options. They are:
Game 1: The buildings are drawn in on the screen giving you a clear picture of the obstacles. The Joystick is used to rotate your jeep, but Buttons 1 and 2 can also be used to "fine tune" your movements. Every time you press Button 1 or 2 you rotate only slightly to the left or right.
Game 2: The buildings are drawn in on the screen as in Game 1. The Joystick can be used to rotate you jeep, but Buttons 1 and 2 can also be used to rotate your jeep freely to the left or right. There is no "fine tuning" feature in this option.
Game 3: The buildings are not drawn in on the screen, creating a blind maze. The Joystick or Buttons 1 and 2 can be used to rotate your jeep, as in Game 2.
When the 'PLAYER 1 - GAME 1' appears on the screen, press Button 2 to change to the game you wish to play. For example, if you press Button 2 twice, 'PLAYER 1 - GAME 3' will appear on the screen. This will give you game play option 3. If you do not choose a particular game, Game 1 will be chosen for you.
Starting Game Play
Once you select the number of players and the game play option, press Button 4 to start game play.
Your jeep will appear in the middle of a bombed city still inhabited by your enemies. If two players are defending the city, two jeeps will appear. An enemy tank will roll in from the outskirts of the city and you must destroy him before he destroys you. Use the Joystick or Buttons 1 and 2 to aim your jeep and Button 3 to move forward. Once in striking range, use Button 4 to fire your missiles. Hitting the tank once will only dismantle him . . . you must hit him a second time to destroy him. As you destroy tanks, additional tanks will be dispatched from the enemy battalion and an enemy helicopter will also enter, prepared to do battle. You missiles can destroy the helicopter too, but there is no place to hide from this treacherous enemy.
If you are hit by a tank or helicopter missile you will lose one jeep. If you have additional jeeps left, you will return to the city and face your enemies again.
Number of Jeeps
At the beginning of each game, you will have 5 jeeps. A bonus jeep is awarded each time 5 helicopters are hit.
Points are earned for destroying tanks and helicopters, as follows:
|First hit on tank||200|
|Second hit on tank||300 + Bonus|
As long as your machine is on, with the Armor Attack cartridge in place, the high score is retained. Once the machine is turned off and the cartridge is removed, the high score is lost. To view the high score, press the Reset Button on the console.
To restart after a completed game with the same number of players and game play option, press any of the 4 buttons once the game is over. If you wish to restart the game before it is completed, or change the number of players or game play options, press the Reset Button on the console.
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