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The Stealth Advanced Tactical Fighter, America's most closely
guarded military secret, is in your hands. You're at the controls,
flying top-priority combat missions against enemy forces
around the world.
Luckily, you're prepared for the worst. Your aircraft has all the
right stuff -- maneuverability, speed, weapons capability, and
deception. Once you get the bogeys in your sights, you can pulverize
them with missles or cannon fire, then move in on your next target.
When the bad guys lock on to your craft, you just kick into "stealth
mode" and drive their radar systems crazy.
Each time you complete a mission, you move on to another
theatre of war. Your opponents get meaner and tougher -- but
so do you, and soon they won't stand any chance at all.
*Insert the Stealth ATF cartridge in into your Nintendo Entertainment
System as instructed in you owner's guide.
*Plug a controller into controller port 1 for a 1-player game. If two
people play, plug in both controllers.
*Turn on you game system and TV or monitor. The Stealth title
screen appears, followed by a brief game demonstration. To interrupt
the demo and begin play, press the START button on your controller.
*The title screen appears. Press any button again to go to the Player
Selection screen. Now press the SELECT button to switch between
1-player and 2-player games. Press the START button to make your selection.
NOTE: In a 2-player game, the players switch control of the Stealth
fighter each time on of them completes an assigned mission or is shot down.
*You're ready to fly the first game mission. The Mission Description
screen briefs you on your combat theatre and assignment. Press any
button to begin the mission with your Stealth fighter in takeoff position.
*To take off, first throttle up by pressing the A button on your
controller, then press the down derectional arrow (equivalent to pulling
back on a joystick) to lift the plane's nose off the ground. Watch the
speed gauge to check your velocity before you lift off. You're flying!
When your plane exits the top of the screen, combat begins.
NOTE: During play, you may press the SELECT button to pause play at
any time; press it again to resume play. Each time you pause and
resume play, the game's background audio mode changes from music
to flight sounds and back again.
Your job is to engage and destroy enemy aircraft. Maximum points
are awarded to the pilot who destroys bogeys while avoiding hits
from enemy weapons (see "Scoring" for more information). After
you complete a mission successfully, you advance to the next
theatre of combat. Read the Mission Description briefing, and
prepare to take off again.
A second player may join the action at any time by picking up
controller 2 -- he assumes control of the enemy plane closest
to the center of the viewscreen (this feature works in both
1-player and 2-player modes).
In Combat With the Stealth Fighter
Use your controller's directional arrows to control the direction of
flight. Press the right arrow to roll the fighter to the right, and
the left arrow to roll the fighter left. Press the down arrow to
climb, and the up arrow to descend.
To bank you Stealth fighter, press two directional arrows simultaneously.
Press up and right or down and right to bank right. Press up and left or
down and left to bank left.
You control the speed of the aircraft during takeoffs and landings
by throttling up (press the A button) or throttling down (press the
B button). In flight, the Stealth's computer system automatically
sets the flight speed of the aircraft.
Here's a summary of how the directional arrows and other buttons
on your controller work when you're in combat:
UP -- Nose down
DOWN -- Nose up
LEFT -- Roll left
RIGHT -- Roll right
SELECT -- Pause and turn background sound on/off
START -- Stealth mode
A -- Fire cannon
B -- Fire missle
To bank the Stealth Fighter, press the right of left directional
arrows and then release.
In the Cockpit
As you fly, you can make use of your cockpit indicators to monitor
you altitude, fuel supply, heading, angle of attack (AOA), and damage
sustained. You may also refer to you mission status indicators to
check on the enemy's numbers and you own missle supply.
Combat pits you against several foes in daytime or at night. You
have two kinds of weapons at your disposal: Cannons (unlimited
fire), and Missles (8 per mission).
To fire your cannon, get the bogey in you sights and press the A
button on you controller. You have unlimited cannon fire. This is just
as well, since you must get off five accurate cannon shots at an
enemy plate to destroy him. To fire your missles, you should first
lock on to an enemy plane. A lock-on symbol appears together with an
onscreen message. Press the B button on your controller to fire.
To evade enemy missle attacks, press the START button during flight,
and you'll enter the Stealth Mode. This makes you invisible to enemy
radar. Once you pass out of danger, you automatically leave Stealth
Mode. Enemy radar may one more track your progress through the skies.
NOTE: You may only use Stealth Mode once per mission.
Each mission featurs a bonus round to reward expert fliers -- although
you must perform superbly during a mission in order to earn the bonus round.
During each bonus round, waves of enemy planes fly by without
attacking while, onscreen, units of time tick off. You can rack up big
bonus points by downing the bogeys before time elapses.
After you destroy the last bogey during a mission (or complete the
bonus round), the landing sequence will automatically appear. Your
instumentation panel shows the following from left to right:
*% of Engine Thrust
*Your Position Relative to the Runway
*Angle of Attack
*Rate of Descent
You must learn the correct speed and angle of attack to make a
In Stealth ATF, you earn points by shooting down bogeys, of course,
but you also earn valuable extra points according to how much fuel
you have left at the end of a mission and how little damage you've
sustained. Here's what earns what:
Destroy a plane with a missle : 1000 pts.
Hit plane with cannonfire : 100
Destroy plane with cannonfire : 1000
Fuel Bonus : 0-4000
Damage Bonus : 0-900
Completion Bonus : 5000
Destroy a missle : 200
Each player has three "lives" for each game. Crash or get shot down,
and you'll lose a life -- and begin the same mission over again with the
mission briefing. If you perish three times, you'll see a GAME OVER
message and return to the title screen. Press the START button
to resume play.
*Use your firepower wisely. You have a limited number of missles,
but they're more accurate than the cannon -- and your best bet at long range.
*Take care during landings. If you try to land too fast or too slow,
you can crash and burn -- and lose one of you precious lives -- even
if you've survived combat unscathed.
*At higher mission levels, always try to position your Stealth
fighter behind enemy planes.
*When engaged in a bonus round, move quickly to down the
easily-destroyed enemy craft before time runs out.
*You'll have better luck chasing enemy planes if you're level or only