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POW: Prisoners of War

Typed out by Matt Warren P.O.W. Instruction Manual Game by SNK -------------------------------------------------------------- * As this Game Pak is a precision device, keep away from heavy shock and do not use under extreme temperature conditions. * Do not touch the connectors and avoid water exposure, which might cause problems. * Do not clean with thinner, benzine or alcohol. * Always turn the power off before inserting or removing the Game Pak from the Nintendo Entertainment System. -------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for selecting P.O.W. from SNK for your Nintendo Entertainment System. For maximum enjoyment of your new game, please read this booklet carefully and save it for future reference. Your Mission ..................................... 4 About the Game ................................... 5 The Controller ................................... 6 Game Screen Display .............................. 8 Levels of Game Play .............................. 9 Power-Up Items ................................... 10 Enemies .......................................... 12 ------------------------------------------------------------- YOUR MISSION Your code name is Bart. You are a captain of the Army Special Forces Unit. Your mission is to infiltrate GOON (Government of Offensive Network), a subversive organization whose aim is to break up the international economy and establish a worldwide smuggling ring. You will accomplish this by purposely being captured and imprisoned in their escape-proof armed camp. You'll have to fight your way out with your bare fists - but is you can break into the ammunition depot, you'll find grenades, knives, and M-16's to tip the odds in your favor. Your goal is to find and eliminate the leaders of GOON before they can carry out their diabolical scheme! Code Name: Bart Captain, Army Special Forces Unit. Highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat and familiar with all types of weapons. HEIGHT: 6' WEIGHT: 160 lbs. ------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT THE GAME Lives You begin each game with three lives. The game ends when you lose them all.(See GAME SCREEN DISPLAY) for life indicator.) With every 30,000 points you score, you will receive an additional life. Continue Mode In the continue mode, the game restarts at the beginning of the same sage where the hero was destroyed in the previous game. Acquiring Power-Up Items You may enter huts and vehicles to acquire these power-up items: - Brass Knuckles - Bullet-proof Vest - Life Force Be careful - once you enter, you cannot leave again until all the enemies are defeated. ------------------------------------------------------------ THE CONTROLLER Start Button Press to start the game when the title screen appears, or press while playing to interrupt the game(pause), then press again to continue playing. Select Button Press to choose GAME START or Continue. Control Pad Press to maneuver hero. A Button Press to kick, or to fire gun. B Button Press to hit with fist or gun butt, or to throw knife or grenade (when holding these items). A + B Button> Press simultaneously to jump-kick. Control Pad + B button Press Control Pad in opposite direction of hero's movement and press B Button simultaneously to make a back-punch. ------------------------------------------------------------ GAME SCREEN DISPLAY Life Gauge Score High Score Remaining Number of Lives Power-Up Items When you acquire an item, the symbols for the following will appear: bullet-proof vest in A; brass knuckles in B; machine gun, grenade, or knife in G. ----------------------------------------------------------------- LEVELS OF GAME PLAY First Level: Escape from Prison Camp By picking up power-up items, you should be able to reach the Boss enemy without too much difficulty. Enemies in this area are: Foot Soldiers & Green Berets Commandos Assault Chopper (the Boss of the first level) You cannot proceed to the next level until you have destroyed the Boss Enemy. Second Level - Attacking the Industrial Area In addition to the soldiers found in the first level, watch out for Bike soldiers and Frogmen. You must use your skill to avoid traps that are set in the industrial area. Third Level - Guerilla Attack in the Jungle Cliffs and waterfalls in the jungle make it tricky to maneuver. Watch out for surprise attacks from the enemy. Fourth Level - Destruction of Communications Headquarters This is the most difficult level. All the enemies attack with increased speed and firepower. The strongest Boss Enemy is here. --------------------------------------------------------------- POWER-UP ITEMS Brass Knuckles Doubles up your punching power. This is the fatal-blow item. You will find this item in various rooms in each area. You will lose it when you lose a life. Bullet-proof Vest This can be found in various rooms in each area. You will lose it when you lose a life. Combat Knife Can be thrown at enemies. Obtain it by knocking down an enemy who has it. You will lose it when you throw it, or when you lose a life. ----------------------------------------------------------- Machine Gun The strongest item! Use it to strafe enemies. You only have ten bullets, so use them wisely. You will lose it when you drop it, use up your bullet supply, or lose a life. Grenade Use it to attack helicopters and armored cars. Get it by knocking out GOON soldiers. You will lose it when you throw it, or when you lose a life. Life Extends your life. You will find it in various rooms in each area. ------------------------------------------------------------- ENEMIES GOON Foot Soldiers The most common soldiers. Take their grenades away from them. Assault Chopper The Boss of the first level. Its mission is to patrol the camp. Only grenades or machine guns can destroy it. Commandos Take their guns or knives way from them. Green Berets Watch out! They are expert soldiers. Frogmen Soldiers skilled in underwater combat. Bike Soldiers They belong to the mechanized unit. Don James Captain of the GOON mechanized unit and Boss Enemy of the second level. Height: 6'4 Weight: 176 lbs. Angel Commanding Officer of the GOON Special Forces Unit and Boss Enemy of the third level. Height: 6'7 Weight: 336 lbs. Snivel The General of GOON Headquarters and Boss Enemy of the fourth level. Height: 6'4 Weight: 187 lbs. The Leader The mystery Boss of the final area. Height: 7'8 Weight: 231 lbs.

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