Commando Atari 7800 Video Game
Instructions and Game Controls
Z key to Start game
On some Shooting Games you may use your mouse to move and fire.
ATARI (R) 7800 (TM) Game Manual Commando (TM) Combat Action! You are the crack shot Commando, battling overwhelming odds to defeat advancing rebel forces! You carry out your lone crusade through hostile territory, armed with only a rifle and a few hand grenades. Enemy fire flies past you from every direction. Rebel forces leap from caves, trenches, and strongholds to block your progress. You need to break through the enemy lines to reach the fortress at the end that serves as enemy headquarters. If you're clever, you can replenish your supplies along the way from defeated outposts. Once you begin your mission, there is no retreat. The fate of the free world rests in your hands! System Requirements Atari 7800 game system Color television One or two controllers Getting Started 1. With your 7800 game system turned off, insert the Commando cartridge into the slot on your console as explained in your owner's manual. 2. Plug a controller into port 1 for a one-player game; plug a second controller into port 2 for a two-player game. 3. Switch on your television; then press [Power] to switch on your system. The Commando title screen appears. 4. Press [Select] or use the controller to choose the number of players and the difficulty level. Move the directional controller up or down for a one- or two-player game. Move the directional controller left or right for Advanced, Expert, Novice, or Standard difficulty levels. 5. Press [Reset] or the fire button to begin the game. 6. Press [Select] during play to return to the title screen. 7. Press [Pause] to pause the game. Press [Pause] again to resume play. Playing the Game As the crack shot Commando, your mission is to make your way through enemy territory. Your ultimate goal is to pass through the Iron Walls and destroy the enemy base. Move the controller to maneuver your Commando through the enemy's terrain. Trees and other obstacles can provide cover from enemy bullets and grenades. While moving through enemy territory, take care not to fall into rivers or ponds. You will lose a life if you do. You will also lose a life if a motorcycle or jeep runs over you, so dodge or destroy them. Watch for the enemy's dynamite trucks. If you have any grenades, lob one into a dynamite truck to destroy the truck and its cargo. This is the only enemy vehicle you can destroy. Press the left fire button to shoot. To launch grenades, press the right fire button. To increase your grenade supply, pick up any boxes that you find at defeated outposts. Each box contains one grenade. The number of grenades you have left is shown at the top of the screen. You score bonus points for rescuing prisoners, destroying enemy officers, and blowing up the enemy's pillboxes and vehicles. Rescue a prisoner by killing the escorts. Lob two grenades on a pillbox to destroy it. Strategy It is important to keep moving forward at all times. Do not remain in one place for too long to fight the enemy. Be on the lookout for underground enemy camps. Grenade explosions will reveal their locations. Acquire as many grenades as possible. Watch for weapons. Any weapon you find could help you through an area. Scoring Destroying an enemy 300 points Destroying a vehicle 500 points Blowing up a pillbox 500 points Picking up a grenade box 1000 points Rescuing a prisoner 2000 points Destroying an enemy officer 2000 points You receive 5000 bonus points each time you successfully complete an area and 10,000 points for a mission. You receive a new life at every 60,000 points. Atari Corporation is unable to guarantee the accuracy of printed material after the date of publication and disclaims liability for changes, errors, or omissions. Reproduction of this document or any portion of its contents is not allowed without the specific written permission of Atari Corporation. Atari, the Atari logo, and 7800 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atari Corporation. Commando is a trademark of Data East USA, Inc. Copyright (C) 1986 Data East USA, Inc. All rights reserved. Manufactured under license from Data East USA, Inc. and CAPCOM U.S.A., Inc. Copyright (C) 1989, Atari Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. All rights reserved Printed in Hong Kong C300018-038 Rev. B B.T.9.1989
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