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Instructions and Keyboard Controls towards bottom of page.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Start Game
If you grew up in the 80’s you shouldn’t need instructions!! You might find some help at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atari_2600_games and look up the game you need assistance playing.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Begin/Restart Game
Arrow Keys – Move
Space bar to fire/action button
Frostbite Bailey's (TM) ARCTIC ARCHITECT'S HANDBOOK Activision (R) The object of the game is to help Frostbite Bailey (TM) build igloos by jumping on floating blocks of ice. Be careful to avoid these deadly hazards: clams, snowgeese, Alaskan king crab, grizzly polar bears, and the rapidly dropping temperature. FROSTBITE (TM) BASICS 1. Insert game cartridge into your video game console with power OFF. Then, turn power ON. 2. Plug in Joystick Controller/s. Solo player uses left Joystick. 3. The difficulty switches are not used. 4. Select game with game select switch. Game 1 - Regular Game 2 - Regular, Two Players Game 3 - Advanced Game 4 - Advanced, Two Players Regular games start at level 1. Advanced games start at level 5. 5. The Joystick Controller is held with the red button in the upper left position. * To move Frostbite Bailey left or right, move Joystick left or right. * He'll move up when you push the Joystick forward, and move down when you pull it back. * To reverse the direction of the ice floe [sic] you are standing on, press the red button. But remember, each time you do, your igloo will lose a block, unless its completely built. 6. To begin a new game, press the game reset. The ice will start to move and Frostbite can start jumping. 7. Reserves. You begin the game with one active Frostbite Bailey (TM) and three on reserve. With each increase of 5,000 points, a bonus Frostbite is added to your reserves (up to a maximum of nine). 8. Frostbite gets lost each time he falls into the Arctic Sea, gets chased away by a Polar Grizzly, or gets caught outside when the temperature drops to zero. (Picture of the game) IGLOO CONSTRUCTION Building Codes. Each time Frostbite Bailey (TM) jumps onto a white ice floe, a "block" is added to the igloo. Once jumped upon, the white ice turns blue. It can still be jumped on, but it won't add points to your score or blocks to your igloo. When all four rows are blue, they turn white again. The igloo is complete when the door appears. Frostbite may then jump into it. Work Hazards. Avoid contact with Alaskan King Crabs, snow geese, and killer clams, as they will push Frostbite Bailey into the fatal Arctic Sea. The Polar Grizzlies come out of hibernation at level 4 and, upon contact, will chase Frostbite right off-screen (note: actually left off-screen:). SPECIAL FEATURES OF FROSTBITE Fresh Fish swim by regularly. They are Frostbite's only food, and, as such, are also additives to your score. Catch 'em if you can. Night and Day. Frostbite works the day shift and the night shift. He must build four igloos per shift. A Magic Fish will appear near your score when you've racked up a certain high number of points. Watch for it! SCORING Points For Level Points per Iceblock Entering Igloo --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 10 160 2 20 320 3 30 480 4 40 640 5 50 800 6 60 960 7 70 1120 8 80 1280 9 90 1440 Scoring remains constant after the ninth level. * Fish are worth 200 points each. * Also, each degree remaining when Frostbite Bailey (TM) enters his igloo will add points to your score as follows: 10 * Degree * Level Number JOIN THE "ARCTIC ARCHITECTS" Getting into any builder's association requires paying your dues. Score 40,000 points or more, and we'll figure you paid yours. If you find the magic fish, we'll be really impressed! Send us a photo of the TV screen showing your qualifying your score, along with your name and address, and we'll send you the official Arctic Architects emblem. Be sure to write the name "Frostbite" and your score on the bottom corner of the envelope. (Picture of the Emblem) LIFE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD The Arctic probably ranks as the area least chosen by homebuyers, and most of us know little, if anything, about this amazing land. Yet, the Arctic has been home to some of the happiest and healthiest members of humankind for thousands of years--the Eskimos! Traditional Eskimos believe that nature's gift belong to everyone. There is no private property except for tools and clothes. Everything else is shared--not only with community members, but with any stranger that travels by! It is only while traveling that Eskimos live in their famous snow houses. All houses are called "igloos" whether they are made of wood, fur, mud, or snow. The snow variety can be built in about one hour. Here's how: A knife with a long, wife blade is used to cut snow into blocks measuring 36" x 18" x 6". These are piled in a continuous spiral. The entrance is a tunnel under the snow or, when the ground is frozen, a long hall, above-ground. This keeps out the cold wind, and keeps the warm air inside. A hole is made in the roof for ventilation. There are fascinating things to learn from our Arctic sisters and brothers. Find out more at your library. HOW TO BECOME AN ARCTIC ARCHITECT Tips from Steve Cartwright, designer of Frostbite (TM) /Steve Cartwright is an Activision senior designer. His prolific talents have already brought you Barnstorming (TM), Megamania (TM), Seaquest (TM), and Plaque Attack (TM). Aside from video games, Steve enjoys motorcycle touring and photography./ "Here are my favorite tips for high scoring: "Learn to use the red button sparingly. The best time to use it is to 'fake out' the bear by drawing him to the middle of the screen and quickly changing direction. "Don't be greedy with the fish. Get them if they come by. However, going out of your way often uses too much time. "Another thing: You can move Frostbite Bailey in mid-air and, at the higher levels, you can really hook him around. Check out just how far he'll go. "Notice that hazards only get you when both feet are planted. Therefore, it's possible to jump 'around' hazards since they can't hurt you in mid-air. "Now here's a secret tip I've decided to share: If you jump up onto the extreme left of the shore, the bear can't get you. It's Frostbite's emergency hide-out. "Now that you know the inside scoop, I'm expecting some really high scores. But don't stay on the ice too long: You can't write when your hands are cold. And, at the very least, I'm expecting a postcard." Steve Cartwright (signature with picture of him huddling for warmth in his parka) Let us get to know you! If you have questions or comments about our games or clubs, or want to be added to our mailing list, drop us a note or call the "Game Hotline" toll-free at 800-633-GAME. In California, please call 415-940-6044/5. (Note: These numbers probably don't work anymore, so don't call them. They are here for historical reasons only.) Activision, Inc., Drawer No. 7287, Mountain View, CA 94039 Atari (R), 2600 (TM), and Video Computer System (TM) are trademarks of ATARI, Inc. (C) 1983 Activision (R) AX-031-03 Printed in the U.S.A. -- If you enjoyed this game, there are many more Activision carts available for the 2600, 7800, Colecovision, and many other systems!! The newest Activision release is "Activision 2600 Action Pack I" for the IBM PC (under Windows) featuring many of their classic titles featuring "Frostbite" (this very game!!), "River Raid," "Pitfall!," and "Seaquest." If you would like to see more new IBM PC Action Packs released, please drop a line to rec.games.video.classic! Activision does read our group! This 2600 video game manual has been reproduced electronically due to the rareness of finding the game, much less than finding it with the manual. The intent behind reproducing this document is having it available for non-profit use. This document has been stored so others who find FROSTBITE cartridges can be able to play and enjoy the game as well. --- Atari 2600 Manual Archive, NGS3 ---
Emulation on mobile devices will drain your battery quite fast. I recommend playing while device is plugged into charger.