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Battle of Atlantis (set 1)


Battle of Atlantis (c) 1981 Comsoft / Game World.


Your mission : Finish the six tables at all costs by eliminating a maximum of opponents. To Do this you possess a multi-directional laser (ultra-rapid firing) and terrifying torpedo-bombs. Through all six tables, build up your bonus by blowing-up the fuel tanks.

Table 1 : Avoid and destroy the floating mines.

Table 2 : The deadly explosing sharks appear as well as the destroyers (avoid their bombs!). Obliterate them with your laser.

Table 3 : You penetrate into an abyssal cavern where redoutable octopu's lie in wait. The destroyers can only drop their bombs through the thin sides of the cavern.

Table 4 : A complex of towers replaces the lower part of the cavern. As well as the destroyers and octopus, the mines reappear in large numbers.

Table 5 : Accelerated version of Table 4.

Table 6 : You return to Table 1 in an accelerated version but you must face up to all your opponents.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette Colors : 99


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Battle of Atlantis was an original game designed and developed by 'Game World Manufacturing', with the software being commissioned to 'Comsoft', a software company. Battle of Atlantis was designed to compete with "Scramble", a leading game at the time.


- SCORING -


One second of survival : 10 points.

Missile : 100 points.

Base : 100 points.

Fish : 200 points.

Spider : 200 points.

Surface Ship : 500 points.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Don't stop shooting - a constant stream of bullets and bombs is the best defence!


* If you move up or down while firing, your forward cannon will fire upwards or downwards as well, enabling you to destroy enemies above or below you.


* Destroy surface ships whenever possible as they are worth the most points.


- SOURCES -


Arcade Retro Lounge; http://tips.retrogames.com/