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Captain Commando Challenge Series
Section-Z (tm) by Capcom(r)
Capcom(r) Game Pak Instructions
A Special Message from Captain Commando!
Thank you for selecting exciting and fun-filled Section Z.. one of our
exclusive family of computer/home video games from Capcom's Captain Commando
Section Z, created by Capcom... premier world-wide arcade game designer...
features colorful state-of-the-art high resolution graphics.
Licensed by Nintendo(r) for play on the Nintendo(r) Entertainment System(tm)
Names of controller parts and operating instructions
Four Separate Action Tips
Pressing any of the four tips moves you in that directions.
Left moves left. Right moves right. Up moves up. Down moves down.
How to play
Press Start Button:
- To begin game play.
- To pause or stop action while playing game.
Press Select Button:
- To continue game (where you left off).
- To retry from very beginning of game.
Note: Follow instructions on screen. After selecting "continue" or "retry",
push Start button to proceed.
Push Button A - to shoot to the right.
Push Button B - to shoot to the left.
Push Button A&B (simultaneously) - you increase your firepower by adding a
missile to your arsenal. Once you have gained possession of the missile, push
Button A to fire to the right, and push Button B to fire to the left.
The addition of the missile equals four (4) shots.
It is now the 21st Century. High frequency radio and television communications
between Planet Earth and the space-exploring Saturn Space Station blast warn-
ings of approaching invaders, then abruptly cease.
You shed your earthly identity to become the one remaining astronaut in space.
You unite with freedom-fighter Captain Commando to enter the outer regions of
space. Concealed in a special solar-energized, jet-propelled supersonic space-
suit, and armed with multi-directional weaponry, you depart Earth's surface
on a death-defying mission.
You and Captain Commando must maneuver safely through four (4) levels of
adventurous battle scenes, penetrating the defenses established by the Space
Soldiers of Balangool. You are challenged as you fight through Sections A to
Section Z - where "L-Brain", Balangool's Master Control, programs domination
of the universe.
Your goal: penetrate Section Z(tm), destroy L-Brain Master Control, defeat the
evil Space Soldiers of Balangool, and save Planet Earth.
L-Brain, Master Control of Balangool, secured in Section Z of Fortress Balan-
gool, headquarters of this brutal enemy force, transmits communiques through-
out the universe. Balangool Space Soldiers receive instructions from L-Brain
while engaged in interplanetary invasions. Their goal is to conquer the
Balangool Captains are stationed at each stage, guarding giant superpowered
transmitters. Strong, red barriers surround two transmitters found at Stage
One. To clear these red barriers you must destroy the Enemy Generator supply-
ing power to the barriers. Should you successfully eliminate the generator,
proceed to eradicate the Balangool Captain. For only then can you proceed to
As you progress, increase your supply of weapons and energy. Without them, you
cannot reach Section Z to bring L-Brain Master Control to extinction, hero-
ically saving Planet Earth.
How to power-up
Composed of many varying parts. Destroy Metal Eater and when you kill it, you
can choose one of the next three:
Allows you to receive 32 enemy shots without damage.
3-way laser beam.
Gives you additional speed.
Supplies extra energy.
Produces extensive damage to your enemies.
Damages all enemies on the screen.
Maneuvers around the player for 6 seconds, then proceeds to crush the enemies.
Enemy characters/game components
Appears in some of the important sections. When Ripper is hit, it explodes and
bounces, releasing an energy tube.
8 of them appear at the same time. They stay in the air and check invaders.
They release energy tubes when you destroy them.
They appear in a formation and dive.
It flies rapidly and attacks you.
It appears slowly and spreads bullets.
It sticks on the wall or ceiling and releases deadly spikes.
It dives at invaders.
It appears rapidly and shoots in 16 directions.
It flies in waves and attacks invaders.
When it senses invaders, it points the muzzle at them and shoots energy
It jumps around and shoots energy bullets.
Difficult to destroy launched missile. You must first wipe out the drone
before its missile can be launched.
It runs over the wall and shoots energy bullets. You need to shoot it many
times to destroy it.
It attacks with laser beam.
It flies from one side of the screen to another.
Clones of aliens. They attack with laser guns.
It shoots bullets in 4 directions.
It splits into 8 pieces and gives rolling warp attacks.
It has tremendous fire power. Destroy it when it opens.