Press F5 to display the option page. You may step through the options
by pressing the F3 key. You then press the F5 button to step through
Once your gravity, skill level and number of pilots has been selected
press F7 to begin game.
The Rocket Copter
Your rocket copter is controlled by the joystick. Moving the joystick
in any direction causes your rocket copter to move in the chosen
direction. As you change direction from right to left or vice versa
the rocket copter turns to face forward and then continues the turn
to the desired direction.
To fire your interceptor rockets press the joystick fire button you
are facing front you will release plasma-bombs instead of interceptor
Interceptor rockets are used to destroy Kralthan tanks, missile
drones, impact shields, etc. Plasma-bombs destroy access doors, SPM's,
Your mission begins at your fuel depot. In order to fuel your rocket
copter you must land on thefueling station. Upon landing, the top of
the fuel tank will descend and you will drop down after it. Upon
reaching the floor of the tank you will be refueled.
Your fuel level is constantly displayed at the left side of the
command bar, to the left of the navatron. You may take on up to 2000
units of fuel at one time.
The navatron is a long range navigational aid. It will give you
information about the terrain you are about to encounter as well as
enemy units in the area.
Due to the advanced state of defense armor, tanKs can be destroyed
only by direct hits to the tank treads, The tanks launch drone
missiles which track your rocket copter and quite often destroy it.
Impact Shields & Access Doors
Impact shields and access doors will be encountered at various points
in the Kralthan defense system. They must be destroyed by plasma-bombs
or interceptor missiles.
SPM'S (Self-Propelled Mines)
SPM's contain plasma bombs and are deadly to your rocket copter. They
float independently through the atmosphere and the Kralthan Caves.
The Kralthan robo-choppers are android controlled attack helicopters.
They are armed with missiles and hunt you relentlessly. Treat them
with great respect.
Prisoners are rescued by picking them up with your rocket copter.
You must rescue all the survivors in order to move to the next
level. Information on how many men remaining is displayed under
White landing pads are scattered throughout the Kralthan Caves, the
last place that you landed will be the spot (in case of destruction of
your rocket copter), that your replacement copter will appear.
Hyper chambers are distinguished from laser chambers by their glowing
nudes. If you are zapped in a hyper chamber you will be transported
to any one of four identical chambers on your level. CAUTION: If you
rematerialize in another hyper chamber that already contains an SPM
or robo chopper you will be destroyed.
Rotating Field Envelopes
There are horizontal and vertical RFE shafts in the defense network
with energy blocks that move through them. You must enter and keep
ahead of the blocks to order to survive. Pressing the fire button
changes the direction of the block movement.
The fort is destroyed by a well aimed missile from your rocket copter.