RUBICON

>Rubicon is a 1992 video game produced by 21stCenturyEntertainment and developed by Enigma Software, for Amiga500, C64, and Atari ST.

A superb graphic makes of this platformer something of unique also for a fluid gameplay and scrolling set.


THE RUBICON STORY…

IN MAY 2011 AN ACCIDENT IN A SOVIET NUCLEAR POWERPLANT SITUATED ON KOALA ISLAND CAUSED A MAJOR DISASTER. RADIOACTIVITY WAS SPREAD OVER AN AREA OF 300 SQUARE MILES WITH A RADIATION VALUE OF 1230000 RAD. MONTHS LATER TERRIFYING MUTATIONS IN THE AREA WERE DISCOVERED WHERE RADIATION HAD SPREAD.

THE ONLY SURVIVOR TELLS US that THESE CREATURES WERE BEYOND RECOGNITION, BUT SEEMED TO POSSESS THE INTELLIGENCE OF MANKIND`. IT IS YOUR MISSION TO DISARM THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEFORE ONE OF THE MUTANTS STARTS USING THEM. GOOD LUCK…WE PLACE OUR TRUST IN YOU.
THE AIM OF THE GAME IS TO MAKE YOUR WAY THROUGH THE VARIOUS RADIOACTIVE AREAS, REACH THE NUCLEAR BASE AND DISARM THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS THERE. ON THE WAY YOU WILL BE ATTACKED BY VARIOUS MUTATIONS WHICH MUST BE DESTROYED AT ALL COSTS.
NOTE TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE NUCLEAR PLANT AT THE END OF THE GAME YOU MUST FIND AND COLLECT ALL THE `SW` UNITS ALONG THE WAY(C64 VERSION ONLY) AS THESE STABILIZE THE WEAPONS ENOUGH FOR YOU TO ENTER UNHARMED…

CONTROLS
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CONTROL IS BY JOYSTICK ONLY IN PORT 2(ALL COMPUTERS)
PAUSE…..SPACE BAR
RESTART…FIRE ON JOYSTICK

WEAPON SELECTION (AMIGA/ST)
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TO DEAL WITH LARGERER ENEMIES YOU WILL MEET IN THE GAME THERE ARE 7 WEAPONS
AVAILABLE, AS FOLLOWS..

WEAPON ACTIVATING KEY
—— ————–
SINGLE SHOT LASER…..F1
JETPACK……………F2
SCATTER GUN………..F3
NAPALM…………….F4
SEEKERS……………F5
ROCKETS……………F6
BOLT LAZER…………F7

APART FROM A SINGLE SHOT LASER WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES, ALL THE OTHER WEAPONS ARE INITIALLY UNARMED. TO ARM A WEAPON YOU FIRST NEED TO SELECT IT BY PRESSING ITS CORRESPONDING F-KEY. AS ABOVE. YOU THEN NED TO COLLECT AN ARMING CANISTER – THESE APPEAR PERIODICALLY IN THE GAME AND WILL FLOAT DOWN FROM THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. TO COLLECT A CANISTER SIMPLY WALK INTO IT. THE ENERGY BAR JUST UNDER THE WEAPON SELECTED(IN THE PANEL) WILL GO UP TO FULL POWER, AND THE WEAPON CAN THEN BE USED. AS THE WEAPON IS USED ITS ENERGY WILL BE DRAINED – WHEN THE ENERGY BAR RUNS OUT THE WEAPON WILL BECOME DIS-ARMED(AND NEEDS TO BE RE-ARMED AGAIN), BE SURE TO USE LARGE WEAPONS WISELY!.

STATUS PANELS
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WORKING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, THE WEAPON PANEL IS LAID OUT AS FOLLOWS;

WEAPONS SYSTEM
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SHOWS WHICH ENERGY IS CURRENTLY SELECTED AND HOW MUCH ENERGY THE WEAPON HAS
FOR USE.

LIVES INDICATOR
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SHOWS HOW MANY LIVES YOU HAVE LEFT

ENERGY BAR
———-
SHOWS THE ENERGY REMAINING IN YOUR CURRENT LIVE

ALIEN ENERGY BAR
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SHOWS THE ENERGY REMAINING IN THE CURRENT ALIEN BEING FOUGHT

MESSAGE WINDOW
————–
SUPPLIES YOU WITH INFO SUCH AS DANGERS IE AHEAD,LOW ENERGY LEVELS..ECT

SCORE WINDOW
————
SHOWS YOUR CURRENT SCORE


Typed by SCOOTER/SKID ROW

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Cheat mode:
Pause game play and type thereaper to enable cheat mode with unlimited lives. Press one of the following keys to activate the corresponding cheat function.

Effect Key
Weapon select [F1] to [F7]
Weapon recharge [F10]
Level skip L

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