OBJECT OF THE GAME/GAME DESCRIPTION
Put your skill and reflexes to the test at the controls of a
highly modified Cobra Class Speed Boat. Push it to the limit on
every level where you'll race against other boats, avoid treacherous
whirlpools, battle deadly sea monsters and protect a group of
helpless swimmers. Increase your boat's performance by collecting
Pods which will allow you to upgrade your speed and firepower.
25 stages of high speed, river running action await you.
Press LEFT and RIGHT to steer your boat.
Press A to fire your guns and missiles.
Press B to accelerate.
Press SELECT to activate flashing power items.
Press START to begin your game or pause a game in progress.
HOW TO PLAY
Throughout most stages you will see numbered Pods. Collecting Pods will
allow you to increase your Power-Up items. Collect Pods until the Power-Up
Item you wish to increase is flashing. Then press the SELECT button to
activate the item.
NOTE: Some Power-Up items (speed, fire and missiles) may be increased
more than once.
LEVELS OF PLAY
Race to the Finish - it's an all out sprint to the finish as you race against
other boats. Collect Pods along the way, but watch out for sharks!
Collect the Pods - Hit the ramps and collect the bonus items. Lots of Pods
Dispose of Mines - Take the Mines to the disposal area, but watch out for
the guard boat. He will try to stop you!
Beat the Monster - Use your skills and firepower to defeat these Creatures
of the deep.
Guard the People - These helpless swimmers are counting on you to protect
them from being kidnapped. Watch out for space ships!
Reach the the Finish - Maneuver around natural hazards which block your
path to the Finish.
Jump the Waterfall - Timing is crucial in successfully jumping your
Cobra Speed Boat over the falls and to the Finish.
Shoot Targets - Shoot the targets for bonus points. Hit them all to
get a 1-Up.
HINTS FOR BETTER PLAY
* If you find the handling of your Cobra Speed Boat difficult at first,
practice, practice, practice. Mastering the Cobra demands the split
second instinctual controller inputs that come only with practice.
* Bumping into the land will damage the hull of your boat and cause you
to lose energy. Be careful!!!
* Increase your Power-Up items as soon as you can. It will help your
performance throughout the game.
(c) 1988 Rare, Ltd. (c) 1989 Nintendo