Help the evil Dr. Cirilus through his research and try to rule over the world.
Extract the energy from the videogames esential crystals, assemble it wisely and the universe will be yours, do it quickly, these blends are too unstable. If you don't get it at time all will explode in your face. Anyway, don't worry, you are not alone: Cirilus assistants will try to make it easy, though...they don't get all their aims.
From years of research, Dr. Cirilus discovered the way to extract the energy from the Videogames essential crystals.
In his Lab, he developed the technology to stabilize these crystals and storage the energy as it is produced.
In his effort, he relies on his faithfull but incompetent servant, Loppo Noroccidental, who is entrusted to provide stabilizer elements to the blend.
But the mad Scientific has found several unexpected handicaps: In spite of this improved technique, the crystals become unstable by the contact with oxigen: Handle the crystals as fast as possible to avoid explosions in the laboratory facilities. In the other hand, more crystal purity needs more links among them. Any other way will not get the required energy.
His initial research success caught the attention of the Galaxy X-32 where they will not hesitate to send the best agent and hinder the evil Cirilus's plans.
Your goal is joining crystals in order to release their energy. To do that, crystals must be aligned in rows or columns of at least three. When that happens, they will disappear leaving space which will be inmediately taken by crystals above them.
Fetch which crystal to move with the blinking cursor, then select and move it. The crystal will exchange positions with a contiguous one (depending on which direction you moved it). If the result of your move doesn't make three or more crystals of the same kind align, it will be undone and the crystals will return to their original position.
The amount of energy you need to release from each kind of crystals is displayed on screen. Once you've gathered enough energy, you'll get to the next level.
Main game mode. Follow the story of Cirilo and help him in his endeavour to rule the world. A different set of crystals awaits each five levels. Besides, from the sixth level onwards, in addition to coloured crystals to join and destroy you'll find special crystals, some of which are extremely useful - but some of them are quite dangerous.
Choose a graphic set and try to get the higher score in this straightforward mode, without special crystals.
Like "normal mode" but with special crystals. You have to play at least until 6th level in Arcade mode to unlock this feature.
In any game mode, crystals marked "extra" will give you double score.
As you progess in the game, the "crystal set" will change, unlocking it for use in the others game modes.
You can play using joystick, or with following keys:
O -> LEFT
P -> RIGHT
Q -> UP
A -> DOWN
SPACE -> FIRE / SELECT
MSX & SPECTRUM:
H -> PAUSE / ABORT
ESC -> PAUSE (Press ESC once, then any other key to resume game) / ABORT GAME (Press ESC twice)
Press fire into menu, and program will detect automaticly wich type of control are you using.
The game runs in every 48 or 128k Speccy, but you'll get music, sound FX and extra graphics if you are playing in any 128k model. These are the loading instructions:
1.- ZX Spectrum 128, +2, +2A, +2B, +3:
Select LOADER from the main menu and press ENTER, then PLAY on the casette. The game will load automaticly.
2.- ZX Spectrum 48, +:
Type LOAD "" and press ENTER. Then press PLAY on tape. The game will load automaticly.
Insert the cartridge and turn on your computer.
Amstrad CPC 464 cassette: Type RUN" and press ENTER.
Amstrad CPC 664/6128 cassette: Type |TAPE and press ENTER, type RUN" and press ENTER again.
Amtrad CPC464 Disk (with DDI), 664/6128: Type RUN"BETILED" and press ENTER.