GALLEONS - SUPER DISK BONUS GAME BY ALAN CAPESIUS You've sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, through weather both good and bad! The journey has taken months, but at last you are approaching your destination, the New World! On board, everyone is relaxing, when suddenly your lookout shouts, "Reef ahead!" Instantly, all hands assume their posts and within seconds, your mighty galleon is turned away from the reef! As you survey the immediate area, you realize that you have entered the coral reefs at the east end of the Caribbean Sea! You must be very careful to cross these waters without your hull being damaged! But it gets even worse! "Ship ahoy!" the lookout cries! Then you see the dot on the horizon! As it comes closer, a chill grips your heart -- it's the infamous Red Scourge, terror of the Atlantic Coast! His red sails are unmistakeable! To arms! Ready cannons! To battle! SINK THE ENEMY Galleons is a neat two-player game in which you control your ship with joysticks and try to sink the enemy ship! Move your ship by moving the joystick in any of the four main directions (forward, backward, left and right)! But be careful -- don't forget that your ship is the middle of a bunch of razor-sharp coral reefs! There's coral all around, and it's not all visible! Running into a reef will damage your ship and you may even sink! The counter at the bottom of the screen shows how much damage your hull can still take! If you absolutely must go into the coral, you can! But you'll have to smash through it and suffer the consequences! At least when you break down the coral, it's destroyed and won't do any more damage! The ship's cannons can smash the coral at long range, but it may take a few shots! To fire your cannons, just press the button and move the joystick in the direction you want to fire! The amount of damage done by a cannonball varies according to distance and angle! If you're desparate enough, you can ram the enemy ship! But although you'll cause major damage, your hull will also suffer! The bottom of the screen displays the strength of each ship and the game speed! There is also an indicator next to each player's score that will light when your cannons are ready to fire! TO BEGIN Format a fresh disk with DOS 2 or DOS 2.5 (remember to WRITE DOS FILES to this disk)! Next, copy GALLEONS.EXE to this disk! Finally, rename GALLEONS.EXE to AUTORUN.SYS! To start the game, insert your GALLEONS disk into the disk drive, remove any cartridges from your Atari (XL and XE owners should depress the [OPTION] key) and turn on your computer! GALLEONS will automatically load and run! The [START] key begins a game any time! Pressing [OPTION] redraws the screen! Each time you do this the coral reefs will be drawn randomly, the ships will be placed in random positions and the hulls will be restored to full strength! The [SELECT] key changes the speed of the game between slow, medium and fast! Changing the speed does not interrupt game play!
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