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VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGE FOR THE ATARI 2600 VCS ATARI 2600 VCS CRYSTAL CASTLES The A-maze-ing Adventures of Bentley Bear A BEARABLE TALE Once upon a time, Bentley Bear was rambling through the woods, daydreaming about poached salmon. He stopped to take a nap in his favorite hollow tree trunk. But when he awoke, he found himself inside a huge castle glittering with diamonds, emeralds, and pearls. Though Bentley didn't know it at the time, he was trapped in Crystal Castles, home of Berthilda the Witch and her evil cronies. To escape their spell, he must harvest the gems in the castles before Berthilda and her malicious gang send him into permanent hibernation. FOLLOW THE TRACKS How to Play Crystal Castles o Insert the CRYSTAL CASTLES game program cartridge in your ATARI 2600 VCS as explained in your owner's guide, and turn on the POWER switch. o Plug a joystick into the LEFT CONTROLLER. o Press GAME SELECT to choose a starting game level - 1 through 8. o Press your joystick button to begin the game. o Use your joystick to guide Bentley through each castle. He picks up magic gems simply by running over them. o He must also avoid the deadly touch of the evil inhabitants of the castles by jumping over them. Press the red joystick button, and Bentley jumps in the direction the joystick is pointing. o Press GAME SELECT to return to the title screen; press GAME RESET or your joystick button to start the game again. o Set the left difficulty switch to 'a' to play the hard version; push the switch to 'b' to play the easy version. o The TV type switch has no function in this game. THE BEAR ESSENTIALS Game Play You begin CRYSTAL CASTLES at level 1 through 8, but Bentley can trample through level after level, as long as he survives his enemies. Each level has four castles. Bentley has five lives and must outmaneuver a maximum of seven creatures, depending on the castle. At every 20,000 points, he wins an extra life. The Magic Hat Bentley can make himself temporarily invincible if he dons the magic hat by running or jumping over it. Wherever a witch appears, so does the magic hat. No enemy can pass through this headgear. At game level 4 and above, the hat bounces up and down; at game level 9 and above, it turns into a crystal ball if Bentley doesn't grab it immediately. The Inhabitants of Crystal Castles XXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX OOOO OO OOOO OO OO OO OOOOOO OOOOOO Gem Eaters compete with Bentley for gems. As long as OOOOOO Bentley isn't wearing the hat, he can turn them into OOOOOOOOOO dust by running over them just as they swallow their OOOOOOOOOO lunch. OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOO OO OOOO OOOO OO OOOO OOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO OOOO OOOO OOOOOO OO OO OOOOOOOO OO Nasty Trees make a beeline for Bentley as they gobble OO OO OO OO up gems. He can avoid these woody monsters by OO OO OOOO trapping them behind a wall or in a corner. OOOO OOOO OO XX XXXX XX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XX XXXX XX XXXX OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO OOOOOO OOOO OOOO OOOOOO OOOO Crystal Balls also eat gems. They chase Bentley just OOOO OOOOOO OOOO like Nasty Trees, but with a rolling motion. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOO OOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO OOOO OO OO OOOOOO OO OOOO A Pot of Honey helps Bentley win extra points in OOOOOO OOOO several castles. Bentley should take a honey break as OOOOOO OO OOOO soon as possible or ... OOOO OO OO OOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO OO OO OO OO OO OO ... A Swarm of Bees flies down to protect the pot. If OOOO OO OOOO Bentley waits too long, the swarm returns again and OO OOOO again to track him down. If he takes too much time OO OO OOOO harvesting gems, the bees find him, whether or not the OOOO OO OOOO castle has a honey pot. OOOO OOOO OO OO OOOOOOOO OOOO OOOO OOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OO OO OO OOOO OOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OO OO OO OOOOOO OO OO OO Ghosts and Skeletons move randomly, OOOOOO OO OOOOOOOOOO slowly, and over short distances. OO OOOOOOOO OOOO OOOO OOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OO OO OO OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO OO OO OOOOOO OO OO OO OOOOOO OO OO OO OO OOOO OO OOOOOO OOOO OO OO OOOO OO OO OO OO OO OO OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOO OO OOOO The Witch's Cauldron turns Bentley into bear stew if OOOOOO OO OOOO he touches it. He can avoid this deadly pot by OOOOOOOO OOOOOO jumping over it. OOOOOOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OO OOOO OOOOOO OO OOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO XXXX XX XX XXXX XX XX XXXXXX XXXXXX OO OOOO OOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OOOO OOOOOO OOOOOO OO OOOOOO Berthilda the Witch has a touch that's fatal. But OOOO OOOO Bentley can smash her if he's wearing the magic hat. OOOO OOOOOO The only thing predictable about her is her favorite OOOOOOOOOOOO snack - large furry mammals, served witha bear-naise OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sauce. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OO OOOOOOOOOO OO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOO OOOOOO SCORING Harvest a Gem: 1 point for the first gem, 2 points for the second gem, and so on up to 99 points per gem Harvest the Last Gem in the Castle: 1000 points for the first castle, increasing 100 points in every castle thereafter Don the Magic Hat: 500 points Eat the honey: 1000 points Crush a Gem Eater: 500 points Smash Berthilda the Witch: 3000 points BONUS LIFE: At every 20,000 points, Bentley wins an extra life. PAWS FOR SOME STRATEGY TIPS o If Bentley harvests the last gem in the castles, he wins extra points. O Elevators make perfect escape routes. However, they only operate one at a time. o Bentley is invincible while he's jumping. o Bentley can temporarily stun Nasty Trees and Gem Eaters by jumping over them. But this maneuver won't work if he's wearing the magic hat, or while the Gem Eaters are swallowing gems. o When floating scores appear on the scene, creatures can't move through them; nor can the creatures move through each other. ATARI Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden (C) 1987 Atari, Corp. without the written permission of Atari, Corp., All rights reserved Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Printed in Hong Kong CO19741-110/A Rev. A WA-TA 1987 . 8 Designed by Peter C. Niday Computer Graphics by Michael Kosaka Audio by Robert Vieira Arcade Game by Franz Lanzinger -------------------Atari 2600 Instructions Archive-------------------
Emulation on mobile devices will drain your battery quite fast. I recommend playing while device is plugged into charger.