Typed out by Steve Begin
This Game Is No...
Featuring G.I. Ant
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Thank you for purchasing PUSHOVER from Ocean of America for your Super Nintendo
Entertainment System. For maximum enjoyment, please read this Instruction
Manual thoroughly before playing.
WARNING: Please read the enclosed consumer information & precautions booklet
carefully before using your Nintendo(R) hardware system or game pak.
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(C) 1991 Nintendo of America Inc.
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This Game Is No PUSH-OVER.......................3
Playing The Game................................6
Dos & Don'ts....................................12
(picture of a pink & green butterfly)
(picture of the main game screen)
THIS GAME IS NO PUSH-OVER (picture of G.I. Ant)
G.I. ANT(TM) is a soldier ant. He's extremely clever, and highly trained in
tactical maneuvers. What's more, he's extraordinarily strong and super smart!
His latest mission is to gain access to the crazy world of Captain Rat's
Treasure Caves. Very straightforward..... NOT!
You see, this particular cave is a tunnel entrance to Domino Domain - a mini-
world comprised of nine different continents. G.I. must negotiate many screens
of mind-teasing problems. Each level has a door to the next. To open the
door, the 'Trigger' domino-block must be felled by causing a chain reaction
with all of the other domino-blocks in that level. Pretty easy..... NOT!
(picture of the Super NES Control Pad)
L Button (top left button) X Button (top button of one to the right)
R Button (top right button) Y Button (left button of one to the right)
Control Pad (+ button on left) B Button (down button of one to the right)
Select Button (left center button) A Button (right button of one to the right)
Start Button (right center button)
Control Pad Up: Moves G.I. ANT up. Makes G.I. ANT climb a ladder, go between
blocks to push, or enter.
Control Pad Down: Moves G.I. ANT down. Makes G.I. ANT descend a ladder or step
out from between blocks.
Control Pad Right: Walk to the right.
Control Pad Left: Walk to the left.
Select: Quit / Abort Level.
Start: Pause / Unpause / Help screen.
Button Y: Push domino left.
Button A: Push domino right.
Buttons A, B, X, or Y: Pick up or put down dominoes.
OPTION SCREEN CONTROLS
Control Pad Up / Down: Change current field.
Control Pad Left / Right: Move cursor left / right.
Select: Toggle between sound / code entry.
Start: Start puzzle.
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PLAYING THE GAME
The object of the game is to manipulate the blocks in order to achieve a 'chain
reaction' of falling dominoes within a certain time limit. The LAST domino to
fall, however, must always be the TRIGGER block. All other blocks, apart from
the red STOPPER blocks, must have fallen before the TRIGGER block.
G.I ANT can pick up and carry, then place, any of the blocks into different
positions, except for the TRIGGER block which cannot be moved. Many blocks
have different symbols, signifying the particular property of that block. At
any time during play, pressing START will pause the game and bring up the help
screen, showing you the symbols and their names.
To push over a block, G.I. Ant must get into Pushing Position. He does this
by getting behind the block and walking to the inside / back of the block.
Press the Control Pad UP to get into this position.
Once G.I. Ant is in pushing position, he can push the block over by pressing
the A Button if he is pushing to the right, or by pressing the Y Button if he
is pushing to the left.
When you're sure you have positioned all of the blocks correctly, you have just
ONE push to succeed. If successful, you must exit the open door within a time
A screen will appear reading: CONGRATULATIONS, YOU COMPLETED THE PUZZLE, YOU
GAIN A TOKEN.
To get to the next puzzle from this screen, press the A or B button. This will
take you back to the Pushover Screen. From here, press the Start Button; this
will take you to the next puzzle.
You may skip to any puzzle by entering its Pass Code at the Pushover Screen and
then pressing the Start Button. The Pass Code for each puzzle appears after
that puzzle is played. To change the Pass Code, use the Control Pad.
If you have completed a puzzle and exited the scene after the clock has reached
zero and it has begun counting your negative time in red, a screen will appear
which reads: CONGRATULATIONS, YOU COMPLETED THE PUZZLE... BUT YOU DID NOT DO IT
FAST ENOUGH! YOU HAVE ___ TOKENS... From here, you can choose to Use A token
(to go on to the next puzzle), Replay The Puzzle or Quit. Press the Control
Pad up or down to make your selection, then press the B Button.
G.I. ANT is tough, and can fall from a pretty good height with just a dazed
head. However, there is a limit, and if G.I. ANT falls too far, he will
disintegrate. The level will have to be restarted if this happens. Similarly,
he can get crushed if caught under a toppling block. He is also quite happy
to run up and down steps with blocks, if necessary; but if he jumps with a
block, it's likely to shatter.
G.I. ANT is strong enough to carry blocks along the surface, and even up and
down ladders. Basically, the only thing too heavy for him to move is the
TRIGGER block. Due to the energy exerted to manipulate all the blocks, G.I.
ANT only has enough strength for ONE push per screen.
TOKENS (picture of a pink and green butterfly)
When you complete a screen successfully, and within the time limit, you will be
awarded a TOKEN. TOKENs can be used in two ways:
1. If you complete a screen but have gone beyond the time limit, you will be
allowed to use a TOKEN to allow you to progress to the next level.
2. If you fail a screen for any reason other than overrunning the time limit,
you can use a TOKEN to replay the screen from the point at which you
'pushed' - i.e. the screen will be set up as you arranged previously. NOTE:
the time will also be reset to the time at which you made the push.
BUNDLES OF CAPTAIN RAT'S CASH
On each level, there is a screen which, when completed successfully, will award
you with a bundle of cash. The specific screens are unknown, but you will need
to collect all nine bundles in order to play the very final screen. You will
not be awarded your bundle if you have used a token to complete that particular
PAUSE / HELP
When START is pressed during gameplay, this will PAUSE the game, and bring up
a help screen showing and describing the 'Special' domino-blocks.
Additionally, once you have overrun the time limit, this screen will also
display a HINT on how to complete the current screen.
(picture of the pause game screen)
Normal (Plain Yellow)
These fall just once, except when they are placed on the edge of steps or at
the edge of a gap, where they will tumble until they reach a flat surface or
Tumbler (Middle Red, Top and Bottom Yellow)
These continue tumbling until they are stopped by a fallen block.
Ascender (One Vertical Red Stripe)
These will, when hit, float up until they hit an obstruction, at which time
they will continue flipping in the same direction until stopped by a flat
Bridger (One Horizontal Red Stripe)
If positioned at the edge of a gap, these will bridge the gap when hit. When
positioned elsewhere, they will act as a NORMAL block.
Delay (Diagonally, Half Yellow, Half Red)
When hit, these will not fall for a few moments, causing the 'hitter block' to
rebound off it.
Splitter (Horizontally, Half Yellow, Half Red)
When hit (usually by a falling block), these will split and knock over blocks
on both sides of them.
Vanisher (Two Horizontal Red Stripes)
When hit, this will knock the next block over, then vanish as it hits the
Exploder (Vertically, Half Yellow, Half Red)
When hit, this will explode, leaving a gap in the platform.
Stopper (Plain Red)
When hit, the block will rebound off it. This block cannot topple.
Trigger (Three Horizontal Red Stripes)
This must be the last block to fall to open the door to the next screen.
DOs & DON'Ts
DO ensure that the TRIGGER block is the last block to topple.
DON'T allow a block to fall directly onto another block, unless the lower
block is a SPLITTER.
DON'T allow any block to fall onto another to create rubble.
DO keep your exit door clear.
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INSIDE BACK COVER: Limited Warranty (not written)
Ocean of America, Inc.
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Copyright (C)1992 Red Rat Software/Ocean Software Ltd.
Printed in Japan