(For 1 Player)
Little Buzz Bombers keep barreling down towards your spray can.
Blast one with a spray that sends him into a tailspin. Now you've got
a honeycomb and 100 points, but KEEP MOVING. Moment by moment
your spray can is being hemmed in by flowers. Make every shot
count. You hit two bees with one shot...but the Buzz Bombers have
other tricks up their little beesleeves. Here come the worst bees of
them all -- the Buzz Bomber KILLER BEES. Spray them all and watch
the points pile up.
OBJECT OF THE GAME
Spray bees as quickly as you can with your spray can before they fly
down and pollinate the flowers. Flower can surround and trap your
can. A sprayed bee creates a honeycomb which your friendly
Hummingbird will eat. Points are scored for spraying bees and
allowing the Hummingbird to eat the honeycombs. Additional points
may be scored at the end of a level for any beehive on the screen. A
beehive is created by a trapped worker bee. Score enough points and
you win an extra spray can. Be thankful because you're going to need
that can at the higher levels. The game gets tougher as you play.
USING THE DISC. The disc is used to move the spray can either right
or left in the flower bed. It cannot be moved vertically. Press the
outside edge of the direction [disc] in the direction you want to move
the spray can.
TO FIRE SPRAY use any [side button]. Press the button at the time
you want to fire the spray.
YOU CAN FIRE THE SPRAY AND MOVE THE SPRAY CAN AT THE SAME
Press the [reset] button on your console and the game title will
appear. Press any [KEY] or the DIRECTION [DISC] and the game will
start. The game gets more difficult as you play.
THE SPRAY CAN
You control the spray can. Move the spray can either right or left
using the disc. You start with three spray cans. One is used
immediately. The other two are displayed in the lower left corner of
the screen. Each spray can provides 56 sprays. Every 8 sprays, the
spray level in the can will lower so you can see how much spray you
When you use up all the spray in a can, the replacement can (if there
is one) will automatically take its place.
Regardless of how much spray is left in your can, it will fill up again
when you complete a level.
THE FLIGHT OF THE BUZZ BOMBERS
The Buzz Bombers are the bees that fly down on your spray can (to
the tune of The Flight of the Bumblebee). They fly down on invisible
flight paths called "tiers." Each time they bump into the side of the
screen they reverse direction and drop to the next lower tier.
When they reach the bottom, they pollinate the flowers. Pollination
causes flowers to multiply and restrict the movement of your can.
When the flowers completely hem in your spray can, you lose it.
Worker bees are YELLOW. At the lower levels, most of the attacking
Buzz Bombers will be worker bees. A worker bee becomes a YELLOW
HONEYCOMB when hit by spray. Worker bees drop one tier each time
they reach the side of the screen OR bounce off a honeycomb.
Killer bees are WHITE and fly much faster than worker bees. The
higher the playing level, the more likely it is that a killer bee will
appear. Don't be surprised if 5 or 6 dive on you at once. Killer bees
turn into RED HONEYCOMBS if you are skilled enough to hit them with
spray. They DO NOT bounce off a honeycomb and drop one tier. They
ONLY reverse direction and drop a tier when they reach the side of
The Hummingbird is your friend in this battle of the bees. She darts
around the screen looking for honeycombs. Every time she finds and
eats one, you get points. Spray won't kill your Hummingbird, but it
will make her sick. If you spray her too much, she turns green and
leaves the screen for a breath or two of fresh air. She'll return later.
A honeycomb is created by any bee after he is hit by spray. You get
points for spraying the bee, but you can earn more points by leaving
the honeycomb for your Hummingbird. The red honeycomb of the
killer bee is worth more than the yellow honeycomb of the worker
bee (Consult chart.) A honeycomb will DISAPPEAR if sprayed.
Sometimes a honeycomb
gets in the way and should be sprayed. It depends on your situation.
Consult the Scoring Chart and design your own Buzz Bombers
On occasion, a worker bee will get stuck on a flight down, usually
between a honeycomb and the side of the screen. If this happens, the
worker bee will build a BEEHIVE. The beehive is worth big points
when you successfully complete the level. Spray will destroy the
beehive, so be careful where you spray.
ONCE THE BEEHIVE IS ALREADY FORMED ON THE RIGHT SIDE IN THE
MIDDLE A TRAPPED WORKER BEE WILL MAKE A BEEHIVE IN A
MOMENT OR TWO.
Flowers usually grow from both sides toward the middle, but don't
count on it. Flowers can also start growing in the center and push
your can to one side. When the flowers restrict your can, it will
magically leap to the open space (if there is one). If flowers kick you
can out of the garden and you still have a spray can left, then the
screen will clear of all flowers and you will get another chance (using
the extra can) to successfully complete the level. Unfortunately, you
must start the level again from scratch.
HITTING A WORKER BEE
HUMMINGBIRD EATS YELLOW HONEYCOMB
Top two screen tiers: 1000 points
Third, fourth and fifth tiers: 800 points
All remaining tiers: 500 points
HITTING A KILLER BEE
HUMMINGBIRD EATS RED HONEYCOMB
Top two screen tiers: 2000 points
Third, fourth and fifth tiers: 1800 points
All remaining tiers: 1500 points
BEEHIVES (When you complete a level)
Hive on the top two tiers: 2000 points
Third, fourth and fifth tiers: 1600 points
All remaining tiers: 1000 points
BONUS CANS RECEIVED AT:
Every 80,000 POINTS thereafter.
Once you get 1,000,000 points, the scoring begins at zero again. At
the end of each game you will see a number over the flower bed.
This tells you how many times you have reached 1,000,000. You may
reach 1,000,000 a total of 255 times...for a possible score of
255,999,900. GOOD LUCK!!!
(c)1983, 1998 Intellivision Productions, Inc.