Typed out by Steve Begin
(1990 Irem America Corp)
1. Always make sure the power to your NES Control Deck is Turned Off before
inserting or removing the Game Pak.
2. Store your Game Pak at room temperature. Avoid extremely hot or cold
3. Do not clean with paint thinner, benzene, alcohol, or other such solvents.
4. Avoid subjecting your Game Pak to shock. Never attempt to open or dismantle
THANK YOU for selecting "MetalStorm" Game Pak for your Nintendo Entertainment
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How to use the controller....5
How to play..................6
Ledges and Barriers.........10
The year is 2501, and the dawning of a new century has brought mankind to the
brink of disaster. The powerful LaserGun on the planet Pluto's battle station
"Cyberg" is wreaking havoc. It was originally designed to protect Earth from
hostile aliens, but, due to a computer malfunction, is systematically
destroying all the planets in the Solar System! Most recently the Earth Nation
watched helplessly as Neptune exploded.
The system's self-destruct device could stop the LaserGun, but it has
mysteriously jammed and is aimed at Earth. Even if the device can be manually
activated, there is still only a slim chance that Earth can be saved. Your
mission is to enter Cyberg using the most sophisticated weaponry available, the
M-308 Gunner, and unlock that self-destruct device!
(Picture of the M-308 Gunner)
Height: 9 feet
Weight: 2100 lbs.
Material: Geopolyum Alloy
Generator Power: 1300 KW
Special Function: Gravity Flip
HOW TO USE THE CONTROLLER
Used to jump. Press longer to jump higher.
Fires continuously in the direction you are facing.
Starts or pauses the game.
Used to choose Start/Password from the title screen.
UP Press to face upward.
DOWN Press to face downward.
RIGHT Turns and moves you right.
LEFT Turns and moves you left.
HOW TO PLAY
Correctly insert "MetalStorm" Game Pak into your NES and push the power button.
When the title screen appears, select either the START or PASSWORD option.
GAME PLAY SCREEN
Your total points
(Lower left)Time Remaining
Time left to complete each stage.
If a stage is not cleared, the number of remaining M-308 Gunners is displayed
on the screen.
The M-308 Gunner gives you the power to manipulate gravity. If Up and the A
Button are pressed simultaneously, gravity will be reversed, and you will
"fall" upwards! If Down and the A Button are pressed at the same time, gravity
will revert to normal. This technique must be mastered in order to clear
certain stages in the game. Learn it well.
When gravity is flipped, you will always fall upwards, even when you jump.
While the GAME OVER screen is showing, press START. You will then have the
option to continue the game. Use the Control Pad to select CONTINUE and
press START. You may continue as many times as you like.
Your PASSWORD will be displayed after you have cleared a stage. Write it down
carefully. After the game is swtched off and on, the PASSWORD will allow you
to continue the game from the next stage, with the same fire power level and
number of lives.
You can equip ONE of the following three items: a Shield Force, a Power Beam
or a Gravity FireBall.
Shield Force ('S' lettered object)
Deflects bullets and harms enemies. Laser fire can penetrate it.
Power Beam ('P' lettered object)
Increases the width of your laser.
Gravity FireBall ('G' lettered object)
Turns you into an indestructible fireball when gravity is flipped.
Special Items -- Look for these items that will help you finish your mission.
Armor ('A' lettered object)
Helps you survive one hit from an enemy.
Bonus ('B' lettered object)
Increases your score by 5000 points.
Crusher ('C' lettered object)
Annihilates all enemies on the screen.
Extra Time ('T' lettered object)
Adds 100 seconds to the time limit.
1-Up ('1up' marked object)
Provides you with an extra life.
LEDGES AND BARRIERS
There are many ledges that line the pathway to the core of Cyberg. You can
reach a ledge by jumping. In addition to ledges, there are several types of
barriers you can jump through. They are: Two-Way, Down Only, and Up Only.
Two-Way (platforms with up and down arrows)
These barriers have arrows that point up and down. You can jump through from
Down Only (platforms with down arrows only)
You can only pass through in the direction the arrow is pointing. To do so,
you must flip gravity, and go head first.
Up Only (platforms with up arrows only)
This is another one-way barrier. You can only pass through if you are jumping
Jump and Flip
With this technique you can jump off a ledge and use the gravity flip to hang
upside down from the ledge you just jumped off of.
(3 pictures illustrate this technique) Wheeeee! What a neat trick!
Sometimes a ledge is too high for you to reach. The solution: jump as high as
you can, and at the highest point in your jump, flip gravity.
(2 pictures illustrate this technique)
Hurry! You must reach the inner core of Cyberg quickly in order to reach the
self-destruct device in time.
While watching out for surveillance robots, enter Cyberg through an airlock.
Defeat the boss Gorgoth and head into a passageway.
Nimbly jump through defense gates which shut like pincers, and dash through
shutters which react to a gravity flip. Beware of the Energizers' fierce laser
Avoid the tramcars and race along the track. Be wary of tanks hiding in the
generators, for they can pinpoint your position and shoot you. Dodge the boss
Gultzen who hurls himself at you.
Continue towards the inner core of Cyberg on cargo elevators. Destroy the
Galons which will attack you from the elevator frame. Soon you will be face
to face with the bosses Kridon and Zoniar.
On to the Device!
From here the automatic defense system becomes stronger. Outrun a high-voltage
charged wall, and maneuver past electromagnetic shields. In the core you'll
find the self-destruct device. Will unlocking it save the Earth? What will
be the fate of mankind?
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LIMITED 90-DAY WARRANTY
LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTY
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