|Fun little shoot-em-up for one or two players.
Drive your jeep around the maze and shoot the tanks and helicopters. This would have been a lot more fun had there been a competitive two player mode (like Combat on the Atari) but as it stands it's an enjoyable diversion.
ARMOVL.ZIP - Screen overlays for use with the emulator
ARMOR.ZIP - ROM image of the game
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Original Game Instructions
Armor..Attack ------------- Maneuver your jeep through the streets and alleys of an occupied town. Hide from the enemy tanks behind buildings and launch your own surprise attack! Improve your chance of survival by playing with an ally. But beware of the deadly helicopter flying overhead... no place is safe from this treacherous enemy.
Controls -------- For simultaneous two player game play, a second control panel is needed.
Joystick: Rotates your jeep. Button 1: Left rotation. Button 2: Right rotation. Button 3: Thrust. Button 4: Fire.
Game Selection -------------- You can select any of three game play options. They are:
GAME 1: The buildings are drawn in on the screen giving you a clear picture of the obstacles. The joystick is used to rotate your jeep, but buttons 1 and 2 can also be used to "fine tune" your movements. Every time you press button 1 or 2 you rotate only SLIGHTLY to the left or right.
GAME 2: The buildings are drawn in on the screen, as in GAME 1. The joystick can be used to rotate your jeep, but buttons 1 and 2 can also be used to rotate your jeep freely to the left or right. There is no "fine tuning" feature in this option.
GAME 3: The buildings are not drawn in on the screen, creating a blind maze. The joystick or buttons 1 and 2 can be used to rotate your jeep, as in GAME 2.
Game Play --------- Your jeep will appear in the middle of a bombed out city still inhabited by your enemies. If two players are defending the city, two jeeps will appear. An enemy tank will roll in from the outskirts of the city and you must destroy him before he destroys you. Use the joystick or buttons 1 and 2 to aim your jeep and button 3 to move forward. Once in striking range, use button 4 to fire your missiles. Hitting the tank once will only dismantle him... you must hit him a second time to destroy him. As you destroy tanks, additional tanks will be dispatched from the enemy battalion and an enemy helicopter will also enter, prepared to do battle. Your missiles can destroy the helicopter too, but there is no place to hide from this treacherous enemy.
Getting Hit ----------- If you are hit by a tank or helicopter missile you will lose one jeep. If you have additional jeeps left, you will return to the city and face your enemies again.
Number of Jeeps --------------- At the beginning of each game, you will have 5 jeeps. A bonus jeep is awarded each time 5 helicopters are hit.
Scoring ------- Points are earned for destroying tanks and helicopters, as follows:
Action Points --------------------------------------------- First hit on tank 200 Second hit on tank 300 + bonus Helicopter destroyed 1000
The bonus is equal to 100 points for each helicopter previously hit. After each 5 helicopters, the bonus starts again at 100 for the next helicopter. Back to Games Index