Thunder and Lightning
Typed out by Simon South
Thunder & Lightning Instruction Manual (NES-4T-USA)
Developer: Romstar, Inc.
Publisher: Romstar, Inc. - 1990
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THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
Please read this instruction booklet before you begin to play. Keep this
instruction booklet for future reference.
Table of Contents:
1. Mr. Chin's New Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3. How to Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
4. Game Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
5. Power-Up Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
6. Special Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
7. The Bad Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
8. Player Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
9. Cautions During Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
10. Warranty and Repair Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-17
MR. CHIN'S NEW ADVENTURE
[ Picture of Mr. Chin] [ Picture of the Thunderwarrior ]
Mr. Chin has done it again. In his never ending search for ultimate
delicacies, he has raised the wrath of people better left alone. Now he has
found himself in deep trouble.
Mr. Chin has disturbed the Thunderwarrior with his continuing pursuit of
gourmet foods. The Thunderwarrior's voice echoed, "There are foods better
left uneaten, answers better left unknown, and places better left unseen.
You shall pay the price for your mischievous antics. I will punish you with
the 30 Walls of Regret. You will only have a mere stick to protect yourself
as you use your weapon, the Demoe Ball, to survive. Aim your Demoe Ball to
smash through the 30 Walls of Regret one by one as you encounter many enemies.
If you succeed, you are free to go. However, if you fail, you will be doomed
to remain forever within the Walls of Regret."
With the voice of the Thunderwarrior still ringing in his ears, Mr. Chin is
taken away by the Thunderwarrior's guards to the place of punishment. Mr.
Chin is pushed inside a dark chamber made of heavy stone. He looks around.
There seems to be no means of escape. The room begins to glow, revealing
finer details. A brilliant light shines as Mr. Chin looks toward the ceiling,
which is hidden by a strange mist. As the mist clears, Mr. Chin defiantly
holds up his only weapons, the stick and the Demoe Ball. He shoots the Demoe
Ball up, vaporizing a part of the first Wall of Regret. The Demoe Ball
rebounds. With quick action, Mr. Chin hits the Demoe Ball with his stick
and vaporizes another part of the wall. And another. And another.
A glimmer of hope enters Mr. Chin's mind. If he keeps this up, he may escape
this chamber of doom...
Insert the Thunder & Lightning cartridge into your Nintendo Entertainment
System. Gently push down on the cartridge until it locks into place. Turn
on the power.
The Title Screen will appear and display the player menu as follows:
2. PLAYER (Type A)
3. PLAYER (Type B)
A small spaceship will guide you to your selection.
Use the select button or the up/down on your joystick to move the spaceship
to the desired choice. Press either "A", "B", or the "start" button to
begin the game.
HOW TO PLAY
o Move Mr. Chin by using the arrow pad left and right.
o Release the Demoe Ball by pressing the "A" button.
o Use the Demoe Ball to smash the Walls of Regret.
o Hit the power-up carriers for special items.
** HINT: Mr. Chin will run faster if you press the arrow pad and the "B"
button simultaneously. **
1 PLAYER - The One Player game is for the single player only. Each player
has three lives.
2 PLAYER (Type A) - The Two Player (Type A) game is a 2 player alternating
game. Each player will have separate scores and individual screens.
2 PLAYER (Type B) - The Two Player (Type B) game is a 2 player simultaneous
game. Player 1 will be on the left, and player 2 will be on the right.
Please note the the scores will be totalled together and that the players
will die together.
THE POWER-UP CARRIERS
Flying Saucer [ Picture of Flying Saucer ]
Submarine [ Picture of Submarine ]
Airplane [ Picture of Airplane ]
The Power-Up carriers will float across the screen during play. Hit the
power carrier with the Demoe Ball and it will release a power-up. You must
successfully pick up the item and continue to return the Demoe Ball.
[ Picture of Glove ]
GLOVE - Mr. Chin will be able to catch and hold the Demoe Ball. At your
command, use the "A" button to release the Demoe Ball.
[ Picture of Long ]
LONG - Mr. Chin's stick will become longer. This will enable you to return
the Demoe Ball with ease.
[ Picture of 1-UP ]
1-UP - Pick this item up to get an extra life for Mr. Chin.
[ Picture of Missile ]
MISSILE - Pick up this item to gain fire power. Press the "A" button to
launch the missile. Catch a second "missile" item to fire two missiles
[ Picture of Big ]
BIG - The Demoe Ball enlarges and blows through any type of block in its path.
[ Picture of Slow ]
SLOW - Picking up this item will slow the speed of the Demoe Ball.
[ Picture of 3-Arrow ]
3-ARROW - Picking up this item will split the Demoe Ball into three Demoe
Balls. As long as you keep one ball from falling, you will always have
three Demoe Balls.
[ Picture of 6-Arrow ]
6-ARROW - Picking up this item will divide the Demoe Ball into six Demoe
THE BAD CHARACTERS
[ Picture of Sea Anemone ]
The Sea Anemone lives within certain rounds. If the sea anemone captures
the Demoe Ball it will split into two smaller Demoe Balls. ** HINT -- If
you pick up certain special items, you will restore the Demoe Ball back to
normal size. **
[ Picture of Octopus ]
The Octopus lives underwater inside an ancient vase. If the vase is hit by
the Demoe Ball, the octopus will come out. He will try to latch onto your
stick. If he succeeds, he will weigh you down causing you to move slower.
[ Picture of Turtle ]
The Turtles will walk over the Wall of Regret. As they move onto the wall,
the turtles transform themselves into blocks to hinder your progress. You
must smash these blocks as well as the Wall of Regret with your Demoe Ball.
[ Picture of Bird ]
The Bird will appear within certain Walls of Regret. If you hit the bird
with the Demoe Ball, it will fly out of control. The bird will smash through
the walls and then fly away.
[ Picture of the Thunderwarrior ]
The Thunderwarrior will appear during the cloud scenes. If you hit the
Thunderwarrior with the Demoe Ball, he will release lightning bolts that will
fly around him in a big circle. The lightning bolts will start spinning and
destroying the Walls of Regret. If Mr. Chin is hit by the lightning bolt, he
will be paralyzed for a moment.
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