(For 1 or 2 Players)
*A trademark of and used under license from Konami Industry Co.
Are you ready? START YOUR ENGINE! You're in the engineer's seat
with full control...or so you think! This railway challenges you with
OBJECT OF THE GAME
Score as many points as possible by arranging track sections and
routing the Train to pick up passengers at the stations. Don't delay or
they get angry, riot and blow up stations! Avoid Crazy Train or Loop
Sweeper collisions -- they're out to get you! And Crazy Tracks side-
track you off in another direction! Panic at the wrong time and it
may hurt! You have 3 Trains...keep playing until you lose all 3! Pick
up all passengers on a screen and a new screen appears, with an
even greater challenge!
ANY SIDE ACTION KEY: Accelerator
ENTER: Panic Button
The SWITCH is controlled by your disc. This allows you to SWITCH
pieces of track into the blank square. By touching the RIGHT side of
the disc, the piece of track to the LEFT of the blank is moved RIGHT
into the blank. Touch the LEFT side of the disc, the piece of track to
the RIGHT of the blank is moved LEFT into the blank. Press the TOP
of the disc, the piece of track BELOW the blank is moved UP into the
blank. Press the BOTTOM of the disc, the piece of track ABOVE the
blank is moved DOWN into the blank. Note that you are not moving
the blank, but are instead moving the pieces of track.
The ACCELERATOR is controlled by any side button. Pressing the
button causes your Train to accelerate. Your Train automatically
slows sown whenever you are NOT pressing the ACCELERATOR.
Pressing the PANIC BUTTON causes the track your Train is on, along
with your Train, to be interchanged with some other track on the
screen. Panic at the right time and it can help!
To begin the game, press RESET. When game title appears, choose
your playing speed. For the fastest speed possible, press the disc. The
1, 2, and 3 buttons give you slower speeds (3 is slowest).
CHOOSE 1 OR 2 PLAYERS
Once you select your playing speed and press the correct key, the
computer will ask: 1 or 2 Players?
Press Key 1 for a 1-Player game.
Press Key 2 for a 2-Player game.
Press any of the Side Buttons for Auto Play.
In the 2-Player game, players alternate after each Train. During play,
player up is shown in the lower right corner of the screen.
Player 1 uses LEFT keypad.
Player 2 uses RIGHT keypad.
Player-up must press the outer edge of disc to begin action.
After a moment's delay, the action begins!
There are between 8 and 12 train stations along the edges of the
screen. With each new screen, there are passengers waiting at each
station (shown by a pair of faces, some happy and some not so
happy!) A YELLOW light speeds in front of your Train, indicating the
route you are taking. When passengers see that they are on your
route, they become happy...but change your route and they become
angry until they see the YELLOW light. You arrange those sections of
track on which your Train will roll. Hurry to pick up all the
passengers! Stay alert! Press the PANIC BUTTON to avoid crashing
into any TRAIN STOPS! Don't run out of railway! Use the disc to
SWITCH pieces of track into the blank!
To complete a screen, you must pick up passengers at all of the
stations; if any of the stations have blown up, you are awarded a
"CLEAR" after you complete the screen. If you are diligent and do not
allow any stations to blow up, you are awarded a "PERFECT CLEAR."
Sound easy? This is just the least of your worries!
After some time, passengers waiting at a station get restless. They
offer a reward (BONUS points) if you hurry over to pick them up.
Sometimes this reward is offered even after the passengers have
been picked up. Listen for the sound of a horn and watch for the
BONUS display on the screen. This reward decreases with time and if
you let it go to zero, one of two terrible things can happen!
* The people at the station riot, and blow up the station!
* The people construct a CRAZY TRAIN (a real "Loose Caboose") that
comes chasing after you!
If you crash into a CRAZY TRAIN, that "Loose Caboose" will cost you a
Train! Watch out for that bunch!
And that's not all! Stations are also blown up if a CRAZY TRAIN
crashes with another CRAZY TRAIN, or a LOOP SWEEPER while in a
ON NO! LOOP SWEEPERS!
These guys will straighten you right out! To keep you from going in
circles, the train-riding public has gotten together and developed a
strange contraption called a LOOP SWEEPER! After traveling in a
closed loop for some time, the LOOP SWEEPER starts flashing, warning
you of its construction. If you fail to break the loop, the LOOP
SWEEPER will be completed and quickly travel down the track trying
to crash into you!
AND THEN THERE ARE CRAZY TRACKS...
These tracks will take YOU for a ride! On certain screens you'll find
CRAZY TRACKS, which send you off in another direction...and chances
are it's not the one in which you want to go!
PANIC BUTTON WARNING!
If you panic at the right time, it can help...pressing this button causes
the track your Train is on, along with your Train, to be interchanged
with some other track on the screen. And each time the PANIC
BUTTON is used successfully, it cause the addition of one pair of
TRAIN STOPS to some piece of track.
But watch out! Panic at the wrong time and it can hurt...the PANIC
BUTTON is DEACTIVATED if there is a Crazy Train or Loop Sweeper
on the same piece of track as your Train! And if you PANIC while in
a train station, both your Train and the station blow up!
You start out with 3 Trains. Only one appears on the track at a time.
Route that Train and pick up as many passengers as possible!
Each time you lose a Train, another enters the track. Keep in mind
the many ways you can lose trains:
* Run out of track (hit the blank)
* Run into a train stop
* Crash into a Crazy Train
* Crash into a Loop Sweeper
* Be in a station when it is blown up
* Panic while in a station
The number of trains you have left shows on the screen. When you
crash your last Train or it is blown up...it's the end of the line for you
and the game!
The score is shown when you lose a Train or "CLEAR" a screen.
For each track section crossed: 10 points
For passengers picked up at stations: 100 points
Station Reward (bonus): Varies with time
For each Crazy Track crossed: 150 points
Clear a screen: 1000 points
Perfect Clear: 5000 points
Bonus Trains at 10000 points and every 70000 points thereafter!
Each new screen offers you a tougher challenge with more and more
excitement...CRAZY TRAINS go faster, more TRAIN STOPS appear, and
STATION REWARDS decrease in value a lot quicker!
When game is over, play again by pressing ANY SIDE ACTION
* The piece of track that your Train is on may be switched into the
blank. The Train will move with the track.
* Learn to identify in which direction a track goes (straight, right or
left) by the color of the track.
* The piece of track your Train is on is lighted with a stationary
yellow light. Use this light as an indicator of when you have safely
moved onto the next piece of track.
* Go for the BONUS stations first! Score more points than those
offered for picking up passengers at regular stations!
* Try to arrange track sections so that 2 CRAZY TRAINS crash. It will
cause the addition of one pair of TRAIN STOPS on the tracks where
the collisions occurred. A fixed hazard is easier to deal with than a
* Use your PANIC BUTTON wisely! Remember when used
successfully, it cause the addition of one pair of TRAIN STOPS (a fixed
hazard) to some piece of track...and those TRAIN STOPS carry over to
the next screen!
(c)1982, 1998 Intellivision Productions, Inc.