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Batman Manual


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Batman

The Caped Crusader

Soft Sect Release

Cracked by The Crasher Thanks to Kobra

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A Troublesome Twosome
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The Penguin: A bird in the Hand. Commisioner Gordon calls you with
the news that the Penguin is back. He's set himself up as a respectable
umbrella merchant. But the commisioner is sure the Penguin's factory is
just a cover for his plot to take over the world with an army of robot
penguins. The only way to thwart the penguin's plot is to destroy his
master computer.

To get to the Penguin's master computer, you have to make your way to
the factory through streets and across rooftops crawling the Penguin's
thugs. Once you've discovered how to get into the factory, you can
search out the master computer and destroy it. But don't think it will
be easy. The Penguin has more than one surprise waiting for you.

The Joker: A Fete Worse than Death. You don't need Commissioner Gordon
to tell you about the Joker's latest feat of sleight of hand - he's
kidnapped Robin! Your search leads you through the sewers of Gotham City
to the Fair, where the fun house isn't so much fun and a ride on the
rollercoaster could be your last.


Controls
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To display the status screen, hold down the fire button and move the
joystick down.

To return to the current game screen from the status screen, click the
Return icon.

Joystick controls without the fire button pressed:
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Face back
or climb up
^
|
|
Move Left <---- o ----> Move Right
/ | \
Duck facing left / | \ Duck facing right
v
Face front
or climb down


Joystick controls with the fire button pressed:
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^
High kick left | High kick right
\ | /
\|/
Punch or throw left <----- o -----> Punch or throw right
/ | \
/ | \
Kick left | Kick right
v
Pick up
object or display status screen


Status Screen
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The percentage at the top of the screen shows how much of the game
you've completed.

The small pictures on the status screen are called icons. There are
two type of icons on the status screen: object icons and action icons.
Object icons are things you need at some point during the game. Action
icons let you use objects, restart the game, and turn on the music on
and off.

Bat Cursor: Use the joystick to move the Bat cursor to the icon you
want to choose. Press the fire button to choose the icon.

Getting an object: As you play Batman, you will need to pick up items
that can be used later to solve a puzzle, open a door, give you more
power, and the like. A few examples will make this easier to understand.

1) In certain parts of the game, you may enter a completely dark room.
You need to look for light-producing items in the rest of the game,
then use one of them in this room to be able to see what's there.
(And just to make things really sticky, not every light source
works in every room.)

2) You will occasionally come across food items as you move throughout
the game. Use these carefully - it's a good idea not to eat too much
too soon. When you "use" a food item, you'll restore some of your
power.

If you try to use an item in an area and nothing happens - you've got
the wrong item!

You will find objects as you move through the game screens.

To pick up an object:

o Position Batman over to it, then hold down the fire button and move the
joystick down.

Using an Object. To use an object:

o Go to the status screen.

o Move the Bat cursor over the icon of the object you want to use, then
press the fire button.

The square around the icon flashes.

o Move the bat cursor to the Use icon, and press the fire button.

When you use the right object at the right time, the percentage at the
top of the screen increases to show you've solved part of the game.

Dropping an Object: Dropping an object leaves it where Batman is standing.
You can't use an object you've dropped. You can carry only a limited
number of objects, so drop the objects you don't think you need anymore.

To Drop an object:

o Go to the status screen.

o Move the Bat cursor over the icon of the object you want to drop, then
press the fire button.

The square around the icon flashes.

o Move the Bat cursor to the Drop icon, and press the fire button.

The icon of the object disappears from the status screen. The object
reappears on the game screen.

Returning to the Game screen. To return to the game screen:

o Move the Bat cursor over the Return icon, then press the fire button.
The game screen reappears.

Turning Music On or Off. To turn the music on or off:

o Go to the status screen.

o Move the bat cursor over the music icon, then press the fire button.
If the music is on, it goes off, if it's off, it comes on.

Restarting the game. To start the game over at any time:

o Go to the status screen

o Move the Bat cursor over the Restart icon, then press the fire button.
The message appears that asks if you want to start the game over.

o Type y if you want to start over; or type n if you want to go back to
the game where you left off.

Energy: At the bottom of the screen, the graph or Batman's face shows
how much energy you have left. As you use energy, the bars on the graph
get shorter or Batman's face slowly turns into a skull.

To get more energy, eat food objects you picked up.

To eat:

o Pick up food items

o Go to the status screen.

o Move the Bat cursor over the icon of the food object you want to eat
then press the fire button.
The square around the icon flashes.

o Move the bat cursor to the Use icon, and press the fire button.

The bars on the graph grow longer, or part of the skull that's showing
changes back to Batman's face.


Hints and Tips
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1) Don't wat too much too soon.

2) Some objects do more damage than good.

3) You can carry only a limited number of object at a time. Drop objects
you don't think you need anymore.

4) Duck to avoid bullets.


The Penguin: A Bird in the Hand
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When you learn from Com. Gordon tha the Penguin is plotting to take over
the world with an army of robot penguins, you rush at the Batcave. Before
you leave, be sure to collect all the items you think you can use. When
you reach the streets of Gotham City, keep an eye out for other useful
items.
Watch out for the thugs that roam the streets- they may shoot at you.
Punch, kick, or hit them with your batarang for temporary defense.


The Joker: A Fete Worse than Death
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To reach Robin, you first have to make your way through the sewers of
Gotham City- not a pleasent prospect. Make sure you've collected the
items you think you'll need before you plunge it. You'll come across
many bombs in the sewers. You need to disarm them before you can leave
the sewers-but it will take you a while to come across the tool you need
to do the job, and you'll have to do a lot of backtracking to disarm all
of them.

When you find the bat ears, use them to amplify your hearing.


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