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Evil bank robbers have just blown your bank to smithereens. As bank president, you only have a vacuum available to recover the money strewn among the rubble, before the thieves destroy you! The thieves get increasingly anxious, but for added challenge, turn off the lights of the bank's corridors and gather the money through a blind maze.

Setting up

Clean Sweep Controls

Clean Sweep is designed to be played with the built-in control panel only. The functions of the controls are:

Moves your vacuum throughout the bank. Moves in four directions, up, down, right or left.

How to Play

Player Selection
Clean Sweep can be played as a one or two player game. When 'PLAYER 1 - GAME 1' appears on the screen, press Button 1 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, only the built-in control panel is used, and the players take turns using this control panel. You can return to a one player game by pressing Button 1 again before starting game play.

Game Selection
You have a choice of two game play options. They are:

Game 1: The bank's corridors are shown, creating a maze. You will have a clear picture of the passageways.

Game 2: The bank's corridors are not shown, creating a blind maze. In effect, you are fighting the robbers without any lights on in the bank.

When 'PLAYER 1 - GAME 1' appears on the screen, press Button 2 once to select Game 2. 'PLAYER 1 - GAME 2' will then appear on the screen. To return to Game 1, press Button 2 again. 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.

Objects Found in the Bank
Your Vacuum, and Robbers.

Game Play
Evil bank robbers have just tried to burglarize your bank. The dynamite they planted caused an explosion, leaving the bank in a terrible mess. The corridors create a maze, with money strewn everywhere. Use the joystick to maneuver your vacuum throughout the bank and sweep up the money. The joystick can move your vacuum up, down, right or left.

Your vacuum bag is limited in what it can hold. You will start to see it grow larger. Eventually, it will not hold any more money, and you will have to re-deposit the money by entering the vault in the center if the screen. Your vacuum does not have to be full to enter the vault and re-deposit the money.

Picking up the money with your vacuum is not easy because the bank robbers return, one by one, to try and destroy you. You must avoid them or get "supercharged" and try to destroy them.

Your vacuum can become temporarily supercharged by entering one of the four special rooms in the corners of the bank. As long as you are supercharged, you will have the power to destroy the robbers. When you begin to blink, beware . . . your supercharged powers are about to end. Once you use a special room, the door closes and you cannot use it again until you have swept up all the money in that level of the bank and enter the next level.

Getting Destroyed
Once you are destroyed by a robber, you will disappear. If you have any additional vacuums left, you will return in the center and be given another chance to complete the level you were in.

The Maze
The maze is a series of hallways, with the vault in the center. You are always safe from the robbers when you are in the vault.

There are four doorways, one on each side. The robbers will enter from them. You can leave the maze through any of the doorways and return through the doorway on the opposite side.

Each time you collect all the money in a maze, you will be transported to the next level that has a new, tougher maze. Your vacuum will fill up faster and the robbers will enter sooner and will move more quickly.

Number of Vacuums
At the beginning of each game, you will have 5 vacuums. A bonus vacuum is awarded after earning 10,000 points.


Points are earned as follows:

Each dollar collected
Each dollar re-deposited in vault  
Supercharging in corner
While supercharged:
Eating 1 robber
Eating 2 robbers
Eating 3 robbers
Eating 4 robbers

High Score Memory

As long as your machine is on, with the Clean Sweep 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.

Restarting the Game

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 option, press the Reset Button on the console.

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