Typed out by Martin Nielsen
GAME : MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
MAKER : ULTRA GAMES
RELEASED : 1990
GAME CODE : NES-U4-USA
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ULTRA !
You're now the proud owner of ULTRA's authentic version of Mission:
Impossible for the Nintendo Entertainment System. We suggest that you read
the following instructions thoroughly before embarking on your daring rescue
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTROLLING YOUR MISSION
TO SCROLL OR NOT TO SCROLL
PASSWORD SCREEN/HOW TO CONTINUE
LEVELS OF RESCUE
THlNGS TO LOOK OUT FOR
FACE TO FACE WITH THE ENEMY
TAKlNG CARE OF YOUR GAME
DO YOU DARE ACCEPT THIS MISSION???
Not since the cheesy Limberger Case has a kidnapping attracted as much
attention as the abduction of Doctor "0". It seems this world-acclaimed
genius behind the U.S. military defense system was enjoying the breakfast
of braincells (powdered eggs and grape juice), when he and his fetching
secretary, Shannon, were mercilessly snatched by the Sinister Seven.
Unknown to the Sinister Seven is the startling fact that Shannon - although
a very able stenographer - is really an agent from the Impossible Mission
Force (IMF), assigned to protect the good Doctor. Using all her skill and
cunning. she has managed to send a secret code cluing you in on where
they're being held.
But before you and your team of special agents start high-fiving each other.
you'll have to go hand-to-hand with scum like Slash Stiletto and Jean Claude
Killer. And you must slink your way through Six murderous mazes, from
underground warfare off the coast of Cyprus to hand grenade ski runs in the
Swiss Alps. Also included in these killer mazes are untold numbers of
Before you yodel "Uncle", remember that you have control of three different
spy identities - Max, Grant and Nicholas. Each has special talents up his
sleeve (like quick-change disguises and remote control bombs) which you'll
need to stay alive amid the acid flames, poisonous gas chamhers and much,
So go ahead, Jimbo. Put your life on the line and accept this seemingly
impossible mission. Or else the good Doctor will be tortured into spilling
the top-secret beans about the U.S. military defense system (meaning you can
watch the planet go up in a mushroom-shaped puff of smoke a week from
HOW TO PLAY (YES, EVEN SECRET AGENTS HAVE RULES)
Your mission is to rescue Dr. 0 and Shannon from the grubby clutches of the
Sinister Seven as quickly as possible. Then you must discover the motive
behind the kidnapping and prevent these international terrorists from
executing their diabolical plan.
As you fight your way through each area, you must obtain information and
vital ID cards. If you lose your way or get caught without an ID card, not
only will you lose a member of your team. you'll lose a little confidence.
HINT: Captured prisoners can be helpful here. During this mission a good
sense of direction is only half the battle. Because acid flames, raw sewage.
scorching steam, high voltage electricity and poison gas will block your
progress at every turn. You must also have sense enough to keep both eyes
peeled for special switches that will turn off bodily-harm devices
(like bone-crushing walls).
Now for the good news. There are three agertts-Max, Grant and Nicholas -
that you can choose from and use according to the situation at hand. Each is
equipped with two types of weapons which can be interchanged according to
the surroundings. After sizing up your predicament you must choose the right
agent with the right talent.
Your agent's Life Gauge decreases each time he is hit by enemy bullets or
caught in a trap. An agent is knocked out of the game when the Life Gauge
runs out or when he is hit by a car, falls into water, or tumbles into a
hidden pit or gorge.
After an agent is dusted, the next agent in line (from left to right) will
enter the game. (NOTE: The agents are shown at the bottom right of the
screen. i However, if you make it all the way through one area successfully,
the knocked-out agents will rejoin your forces at the beginning of the next
If all three agents are knocked out of the game. you and your IMF team are
finished. But you can still redeem yourself by choosing the Continue Mode
(see page 10 for details) to start over from the beginning of the area where
your last agent perished.
Oh, by the way... if you begin feeling like a laboratory rat windnig through
the six maddening mazes, remember you could have JUST SAID NO to this
mission! Luckily for the world, you're a big, strong agent who thrives on
these dangers... right?... I said right right?!
CROSS AT THE GREEN, NOT IN BETWEEN (A NOTE ON PEDESTR
In the first stage of area 1 (the street), there are some pedestrians who
will not attack your agents. They are ordinary citizens, so ignore their
shopping spree. If one of your agents gets overzealous and attacks one of
these jaywalkers, the police helicopter will detain your agent and he'll be
out of action until you make it to the next area.
Note: The only time you should blast one ot these little old enemies is if
they shout and start chasing you with their Uzi Umbrellas.
GETTlNG TO KNOW YOUR TEAM OF SPECIAL AGENTS
You'd better get to know these guys like the back of your hand. They're your
eyes. your ears and most importantly your trigger finger. Each of these
agents has an A and B weapon which he specializes in. As an IMF member,
it's your duty to memorize each agent's attack methods.
Max " Ride Like the Wind" Harte
Max is very quick and athletic. However, in this mission, he's forced to
wear heavy protective gear which slovrs him to a turtle's pace.
His Type A weapon is a rifle. His Type B arsenal consists of 10 remote
control cluster bombs. Press the B Button once to set the bombs, and then
once more to explode them.
Grant "The Gazelle" Collier
The Gazelle is an electronics and engineering wiz who dropped out of the
Electricai Engineering Institute for the Deprived. Grant turned his
considerable electronies talent against the forces of of evil by joining
the IMF last spring. He is the fastest of the three agents.
He prefers duking it out, so his Type A weapon is a fist. His Type B
weapons are 10 sleeping gas bombs that put the enemy into a deep slumber
for a limited period of time (unfortunately, they don't work on eveyone).
Press the B Button to set the bombs, and then once more to release their
sleep inducing sominexide gas.
Nicholas "Hide the Shakespeare" Black
Nicholas is a drama teacher who also happens to be a master of voice and
facial disguises. During an audition in coliege he twisted an ankle and is
now forced to saunter painstakingly (that's Thespian slang for walk slowly).
A native Australian, Nick prefers a boomerang for his Type A weapon.
His Type B weapon is not a weapon at all, but a set of disguises that can
be used up to 5 times. When he's incognito, enemies cannot identify him
for a limited period of time.
Jim "Please Don't Call Me Digger" Phelps
Jimbo is the leader of the IMF team. He organizes the team for this mission,
plots their attacks and sends the team on their way. He also has a major
crush on Shannon, whom he will fight for with all of his (and his team's)
Shannon "Ouasar Search" Reed
Shannon is the IMF's newest team member. She is a beautiful former
pentathlete and police woman with a background in broadcasting. On this
assignment she posed as Dr. 0's personai secretary, but well, you know the
A WORD ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS DR. 0
The Doctor 0 is known throughout the wold for his astounding intellect and
eccentricities. He had just finished programming the newest military defense
system when he was so rudely interrupted at breakfast (a meal he never
skips, because as a doctor he knows how important it is to start the day
with lots of fiber vitamins and caffeine).
CONTROLLING YOUR SUPER AGENTS
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* Well you hopefully know how a NES joypad looks and which buttons that *
* are A and B. So I'm not gonna waste my time drawing the joypad :) *
* - Martin *
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IN THE BEGlNNING...
During the opening demonstration. push either the Start Button or the Select
Button to advance to the title screen. Use the Select Button to choose Start
or Continue. Press the Start Button and the game will begin. Once the game
has begun, use the Control Pad to move your agents. Press the A Buttton to
attack with your Type A weapons. You can also use your A Button to cancel
the conversation windows you encounter. But be careful what you erase; the
information may be vital. Use the B Button to attack with Type B weapons.
(Remember, there are limits to the number of Type B weapons available at any
NOTE: In area 2 i The Canals of Venice i you'll control a Killcrash
speedboat. The weapon on deck is the Bass Master Cannon. Press the A Button
to fire away. In area 5 i (The Alpine War Zone) your agent will be equipped
with specially made IMF ski poles. Press the A Button to attack left. Press
the B Button attack right.
During stairway scenes, you can use your Control Pad or your A and B Buttons
to clinb or descend.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR lDENTITY
Hit the Start Button to pause the game in mid-action. While the game is
paused. move the Control Pad Left a Right to charge your agents (in the
normal scroll areas only). Atter you have selected your agent, push the
Start Button to resume the mission.
TO SCOLL OR NOT TO SCROLL
This game is made up of six areas, with areas 1 and 6 consisting of two
stages. Normal scrolling (where you can change your agents depending on the
situation) occurs in areas 1, 3 4 and 6. Auto scrolling is when all three
of your agents are in the game at the same time. Here, it's all for one,
and one for all! It occurs in areas 2 and 5. Remember once your agents lose
their lives. both the game and the world will end.
THE PASSWORD SCREEN
To get your secret password code when the game ends, use the Select Button
to choose Password and then press the Start Button. The password for the
area where the game ended will appear on the screen. The next time you want
to begin your mission, choose the Continue Mode frorn the title screen and
enter your password. This will enable you to begin a new mission from the
beginning of the area where your last agent perished. (Don't forget to
write your password down for safe keeping. That's just common sense for a
spy of your caliber.)
HOW TO ENTER YOUR PASSWORD
Move the Control Pad Up and Down to select your password letters. Press the
Control Pad Left or Right to move the cursor and change the entry position
of each letter. After you have entered your password, press the A Button
and your mission will continue from the same area where your last agent
perished. If you make a mistake when entering your password. the game will
not begin. Press the B Button to return to the title screen... and try,
HOW TO CDNTlNUE PLAYING
To continue playing atter all of your agents are knocked out, use the
Select Button when the Game Over screen appears. Choose the Continue Mode
and you will start from the beginning of the area where the mission ended.
Once you have made your selection, press the Start Button.
STAYIN' ALIVE! STAYIN' ALIVE!
There are certain items you need to continue your mission. They are also
important in restoring your agents' Life Gauges. You can get your hands on
these items by frisking captured prisoners of war. You'll also find them in
top secret places located throughout your mission.
Personal Identification Cards:
ID cards are required to make it through the ID checkpoints in each area.
This is helpful in restoring an agent's energy (Life Gauge). Only the Life
Gauge of the agent who finds it will be restored.
Secret Attache Case:
You'll need this to replenish your agent's supply of Type B weapons.
Whichever agent finds it will receive its maxinium value.
POSSIBLY THE TOUGHEST STAGES OF YOUR LIFE
Area 1, Stage 1:
The not-so-deserted streets of Moscow. (Watch for white arrows which will
direct you to important rooms.)
Area 1, Stage 2:
Down by the old Joseph Stalin Sewage Treatment Plant (next to Pee-Uski).
The clammy canals of Venice.
The Syrinx Temples of East BErlin.
The Persian mountain range and prisoner camp (open all year 'round).
Those famous Swiss Alps (where the hills are alive with the sound of
Area 6, Stage 1:
Crumball Harbour off the coast of Cypruss.
Area 6, Stage 2:
Shooting by the dock of the bay.
JUST A FEW OF THE MANY THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR
There are one-way and two-way gates. Your agent must go through them from
the orange colored side.
This gate will not open if your agent doesen't have the proper ID card.
Dialing for Rubles:
This gate open by using a dial. However, your agent won't be able to open
it if he doesen't have the necessary electronic skills. Press the Control
Pad Up or Down to change the numbers. Then press the Control Pad Right or
Left to change the entry position.
This switch is used for disarming traps and snares. The different types of
switches are displayed in the frame at the bottom of the screen.
Breath of Hot Air:
A blustery wind blows from this valve, making it nearly impossible to move
Poisonous Gas Chamber:
Lead your agents into this by accident and they will go mad.
If an agent is spotted by one of these, a buzzer will sound and he'll be
promptly locked up in that room. Then he'll go up against the bloodletting
If an agent touches one of these he'll get the same treatment he would for
messing with the Eye Spy.
Ever had a steam burn before, Scarecrow? It isn't fun, so avoid at all
If an agent is spotted by a Lookout Robot, you'll be in for a scrap heap
of trouble. See Eye SPy or New Sensation for a glimpse of your fate.
There's no escaping the clutches of a Robot Warrior. Your agent will be
promptly captured and knocked out of the game.
This apparatus projects three-dimensional images. An agent won't be able
to move ahead until he disarms this eye sore. (Pretty scary sights.
If you lead an agent into a Hidden Pitfall, he'll fall to the floor
beneath. If he stumbles into a hole that isn't hidden, he'll be knocked
out of the game. (You'll have to see it to believe it!)
FACE TO FACE WITH THE SINISTER SEVEN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
Willie the Water Demon
The Iron Claw
Fido T. Flamethrower (aka: Light 'Em Up Joe)
Guido the Gondola Gangster
Jean Claude Killer
Pistol Pete Piranovich
TREAT YOUR ULTRAGAMES CASSETTE CAREFULLY
* This Konami Game Pak is a precision-crafted device with complex
Electronic circuitry. Avoid subjecting it to undue shock or
extremes of temperature. Never attempt to open or dismantle the
* Do not touch the terminal leads or allow them to come into
contact with water or the game circuitry will be damaged.
* Always make sure your NES Control Deck is SWITCHED OFF
when inserting the Game Pak or removing it from the NES.
WARNING: DO NOT USE WITH FRONT OR REAR PAOJECTION TV
Do not use a front or rear projection television with your Nintendo
Entertainment System"' ("NES") and NES games. Your projection television
screen may be permanently damaged if video games with stationary scenes or
patterns are played on your projectiontelevision. Similar damage may occur
if you place a video game on hold or pause. If you use your projection
television with NES games, Nintendo will not be liable for any damage.
This situation is not caused by a defect in the NES or NES games; other
fixed or repetitive images may cause slmilar damage to a projection
television. Please contact your TV manufacturer for further informatlon.
COMPLIANCE WITH FFC REGULATIONS
This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not
installed used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's instruction cause interference to radio and television
reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart
J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable
protection against such interference in a residential installation.
However. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on. the user is encouraged to try to conect the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
- Reorient the receiving antenna.
- Relocate the NES with respect to the receiver.
- Move the NES away from the receiver.
- Plug the NES into a different outlet so that computer and receiver are on
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
television technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the
following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission
helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This
booklet is available from the U.S. Covernment Printing Office, Washington,
DC 20402. Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
(c) 1990 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
Mission: Impossible is a Trademark of Paramount Pictures.
Ultra Software Cooporation, Authorized User.
Intended solely for home use. Public performance or broadcast is strictly
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Underlying Source Code (c) 1990 Ultra Software Corporation.
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