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Starting the game
Welcome to Orb-3D. The fate of the entire universe is in your hands. Here's
some quick start information to help you begin your mission.
- Insert the Game Pak into your Nintendo Entertainment System.
- Turn on the power.
- Put on your 3-D glasses.
- Orb-3D will zoom out of your screen.
- Press Start to begin the quest.
Only Controller 1 is used for this game.
Keys to use
The Control Pad: Use the up/down arrows to control the vertical force shields
and to move the Orb vertically in some of the mazes.
Press the A button to dive (change the Orb's trajectory).
Press the B button to go to Vern's to fuel up.
Press Start to begin.
Press Start while playing the game to pause.
You are an Explorer First Class, on assignment in a remote corner of the uni-
verse. Space stations, Colonial Cruisers and whole solar systems have myst-
eriously disappeared in this region. A nearby planet is buzzing with rumors
of an evil space wizard, Krohn. He controls an enormous Black hole which has
already begun to double in size.
Your ship, the Millennium Orb, is the only space craft capable of withstanding
the energy forces of Krohn's Black Hole. There are 30 Enigma Chambers separat-
ing you from Krohn. Each chamber will test your wits, skill, cunning and
courage. You must keep the Millennium Orb in position by manipulating force
shields at the top and bottom of each chamber in Krohn's domain. You must keep
within the plane and deal with the dangers hurled at you by the malicious
As you bounce off the force shields in each chamber, you will notice your Orb
travels on an orbital path around the center plane of each chamber. You can
alter this path by diving into and out of the center plane. You can also put
some "English" on your Orb by cleverly moving your force shields. Use these
techniques to hit the targets in each Enigma Chamber.
As you conquer each chamber, you encounter a staggering diversity of targets
and puzzles, the inventions of Krohn's twisted sense of humor. You find your-
self battling Eye Spy, Balloonacy, Roamin' Numerals and the Cheshire Cat, not
to mention other wily opponents. Remember, keep within the force shields,
conserve fuel and complete all the chambers. You MUST defeat Krohn.
Refuel at Vern's Orb-O-Rama when necessary. Vern and his service station/
restaurant are, like yourself, now trapped in the vacuum of the Black Hole.
Once at Vern's, navigate your Orb through as many fuel bays as possible to
fuel up. Note that Vern's has a strong gravitational pull - your force
shields are unnecessary here. Steer your Orb and dive from the front and rear
of Vern's Orb-O-Rama to fuel up.
Although his life depends on the success of your mission, Vern is still a
businessman, and prefers payments in credits. You gather these credits by
solving Enigma Chambers. If you're low on credits, you'll notice Vern's fuel
bays are closed when you arrive. You can obtain credit by hitting the "$" icon
on the right side of Vern's. You must pay for credit immediately with your
next 1000 points. If you haven't paid for your fuel, the next time you go to
Vern's you'll be out of luck.
Other creatures may hamper your Orb's progress. In particular, be aware of
"Chasers". These space pirates save gas money by chasing down hard-working,
interstellar travelers like yourself and robbing their fuel tanks. Chasers can
also hit targets on the center plane... be careful, this may do you more harm
One last word of caution... Remember to navigate Krohn's corridors courageous-
ly, conserve fuel and refuel wisely, battle the wizard's evil brood and,
finally, defeat Krohn. The fate of the entire Universe is in your hands.
Hints and tips
Navigating in Zero Gravity
Inside the Enigma Chambers you must maintain your position - stay within your
force shields. If your Orb slips past your force shields, you'll lose precious
fuel returning to the Enigma Chamber.
Go to Vern's when your fuel gauge reads "LOW". Fuel up as quickly as possible.
If no fuel bays are open, hit the "$" icon on the right side of Vern's service
Control the Trajectory
Learn to make accurate target hits. Use your force shields to put "English" on
the Millennium Orb.
Some targets react differently when hit from the front than they to when hit
from the rear. Sometimes, the direction in which the Orb is traveling affects
the reactions of the targets. Hitting some targets causes a chain reaction or
a metamorphosis. Wait for the change to occur before you try to hit other
Solve All 30 Enigma Chambers
Clearing the Enigma Chamber of targets is not always the solution to the
puzzle. Experiment, use your imagination!
About the 3-D Effect
The ability to see 3-D varies among individuals. To enhance the effect, darken
the room, put on your GrenoVision(tm) glasses, relax and look "past" the
screen. You will soon see objects that move several inches in front of and
behind your display monitor.
Some people may experience eye strain from prolonged use of the GrenoVision(tm)
glasses. DO NOT CONTINUE TO WEAR THE GLASSES IF YOU EXPERIENCE EYE STRAIN OR
OTHER DISCOMFORT. Orb-3D has been designed for satisfying gaming with or with-
out the GrenoVision(tm) glasses.