Typed out by Jesse Smith
Thank you for selecting the Nintendo Entertainment System(R) ANTICIPATION Pak.
OBJECT OF THE GAME/GAME DESCRIPTION
Challenge yourself to quickly identify video pictures drawn on the screen
and advance your Game Marker around the Video Game Board. Compete against
the computer players or up to three of your friends. DonŐt forget to keep
an eye out for the puzzle colors you need to advance to the next level.
Anticipation has hundreds of puzzles from 16 different categories designed
to give you and your friends countless hours of video fun.
A. This is a high precision game. It should not be stored in places
that are very hot or cold. Never hit it or drop it. Do not take it apart.
B. Avoid touching the connectors. Do not get them wet or dirty.
Doing so may damage the game.
C. Do not clean with benzene, paint thinner, alcohol or other
NOTE: In the event of product improvement, Nintendo Entertainment
System specifications and design are subject to change without prior notice.
(R TM) Nintendo of America Inc. (C) 1988 Nintendo (C) 1988 Rare. Ltd.
Licensed exclusively to Nintendo of America Inc.
2. NAME OF CONTROLLER PARTS AND OPERATING
---Control Pad, left or right, used to move Letter Enter.
| Cursor down, used to answer puzzle.
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DD D U D D SELECT START D |------|-------------
DD DDDDD DDDDD DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD DDDDDDD DDDDDDD DD Used to
DD D L 0 R D DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD DDDDDDD DDDDDDD DD answer
DD DDDDD DDDDD D ****** ****** D DDDDDDD DDDDDDD DD puzzle,
DD D D D DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD B A DD enter letters.
DD DDDDD DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD DD
Press this button to begin.
If you wish to interrupt play in the middle of a game, press the
START Button. The pause tone will sound and the game will stop.
Press the START Button again when you wish to continue playing.
The game will continue from where you left off. NOTE: The Pause
function will not work during a puzzle.
3. SETTING UP THE GAME
Before beginning play, first select the number of players (you and
your friends). Up to four can play one game. Then select the number
of computer players (note: the maximum number of players and computer
players combined is four). Finally, select the skill level for your
game which will optimize both challenge and fun!
GAME SET UP SCREEN
Press the Controller Pad left or right then press the A button to select;
Number of Players (1-4)
Number of computer Players (0-3)
Skill Level (easy, medium, hard, very hard)
4. HOW TO PLAY
On the Game Board Screen, note the locations of your Game Marker,
the puzzle colors you need, and the number of spaces you want to
move to land on those colors (Game Markers advanced counter
clockwise around the board.)
5. ADVANCED LEVELS OF PLAY
If you select a higher level of difficulty, or you advance to the
higher Game Boards, you will be up against several new challenges.
First of all, fewer "Dots" will be visible in each puzzle, or there
will be no dots at all. Also, the spaces for the letters may not
be displayed or certain high difficulty puzzles may also appear.
On certain Game Boards, Feature Squares will appear. If you land
on one of these, something crazy will happen. Stay cool and press
the A Button at the right time and you'll "get your feet back on
the ground". On the highest level of difficulty, watch out for
Drop-Out Squares. Land on one of these and . . . well, just don't do it.
6. ASSIGNED CONTROL PAD/BUTTONS BY PLAYER
CONTROLLER 1 CONTROLLER 2
Control Pad A/B Buttons Central Pad A/B Buttons
1 Player Game -Player 1 (Shoes)-
2 Player Game -Player 1 (Shoes)- -Player 2 (Trumpet)-
3 Player Game Player 1 Player 2
(Shoes) (Trumpet) -Player 2 (Teddy)-
4 Player Game Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
(Shoes) (Trumpet) (Teddy) (Ice Cream)
7. PUZZLE CATEGORIES
Natural Tools Weaponry Music
Man Made Things Leisure Miscellaneous
Clothing Math Office Alphabet
Food Scientific Travel Whatchamacallit
On the Puzzle Screen, the Video Pencil slowly draws the Puzzle picture.
The Die in the upper right corner counts down to zero. if you know the
answer before the Die gets to zero, press your assigned Control Pad or
Button. If you need a certain color, you may want to wait until the Die
shows the number you need to advance that color before you press your
Control Pad or Button to answer.
[Image showing the location of the following.]
Player Markers with control Pad and Button assignments
Spaces for correct answers
One of the four Player Markers will flash indicating who answered
first. The timer starts, indicating how much time is left to enter
the correct answer. If you were first, spell the answer as quickly
as possible using the Control Pad to move the Letter Select Cursor
left or right, then pressing the A or B button to select the letter.
You are allowed only one mistake, so be careful!! If you answer
incorrectly, other players may try solving the same puzzle before
the Die gets to zero.
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