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The Year: 8878
You are a member of an elite legion of planetary explorers known as The Pastfinders.

The Mission:
Collect artifacts from the mysterious, radiated planet below and drop them off at bases distributed across the lifeless terrain.

The Obstacles:
Searing radiation and a deadly, mechanized landscape defense: the only remants of an extinct civilization.

Getting Started 
Load"*",8,1
Plug a Joystick into port one.
To begin, press f1. To pause the game at any time, hit the space bar. To end pause, hit the bar again.

Map Screen 
To choose a direction, move the blinking. Red areas are high in radiation, yellow are moderate, and green are low.
As you unkm‹ˆ‹Œ‹ˆ‰ŠŒˆŒˆŠ”IHKHK”‹ŒŒŠˆ‹ˆŒ‹”ˆˆKJHJLMMK”‰Œˆ‰ˆˆˆ‹ŠŠˆ‹ˆ‹”‹ŒŒŒˆŠŠˆˆ‹•JŒˆ‹ˆˆ‹ˆ‹Œˆ‹ˆŽŠdeposit your artifacts.
You begin with one ship in use and four in reserve. Pairs of arrows below the map point the way to extra ships. (Adot instead of an arrm‹ŒˆŒ‰ˆŠˆ‹ŽŠˆ‹ˆˆŒ‹ˆˆˆŽŒŠŒˆ‹Œ‰ŒŠ‹‹‹‰ŒŠŒ•”„H‹ŽŠ‹Š‰‰ˆ‹‹‰ŠŒŒŽ‰ŒŠŒˆŠˆˆˆ‰ŒŒˆŠ sector, more of the map will be revealed.

Supply Status Screen
This screen displays your current status (rank and number of artifacts delivered) and lists supplies available for use. It will reappear after each sector is explored.

Supplies
Activate supplies by moving the arrow to the ones you want with the joystick and pressing the button. Supplies (except deradiator) remain in use until you deactivate them after clearing a sector. However, if your ship si destroyed, all activated supplies are lost.
List of supplies:
HEAVY METAL - slows the rate at which your ship absorbs radiation
BEAM SHIELD - Protects your ship from enemy fire 
SCRAMB[ER - Prevents enemy craft from tracking your ship 
DERADIATOR - Eliminates accumulated radiation (gauge drips to zero)


The Planet
* Your ship only moves forward. To veer right or left, move Joystick in that direction. To leap over obstacles, tap Joystick forward. To slow, pull Joystick back.
* To fire laser, press red button. Points vary for each type of enemy mechanism and drone ship destroyed.
* A radiation gauge is at the bottom of the screen. When levels get too high, you lose a ship. Destroy the small hovering crystals to reduce radiation!
* Pick up artifact (plate-shˆŠˆˆ‰ˆ‰Š‹ŠŒˆŠˆŠˆŽŠŒˆˆ‹ŒˆŒŒt) with your ship and deposit them at bases or stations. BASES are rectangular; for each artifact delivered to a station you will get a second of invulnerability.
Also watch for box-like time capsules. These, buried by histor-conscious members of the planet's extinct race, contain five artifacts each.
The counter at the bottom rigtht of the screen keeps track of the artifacts you've recovered . (Note: Every time you lose a ship, you lose half your artifacts.)
* Pick up extra ships and supplies strew
ˆ‰ross the planet's surface. An extra ship is awarded every %,000 points.
* When you finish a sector, you automatically return to the map and status screens.

 WALKTHRU'S BY: DOC'S "R" US BBS 914-668-3664 24 HOUKKMKHK’’’HMI‘KMMLLMH„„

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