|Genre:||Unknown Genre Type|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||Atari 5200|
|Release:||Professionally released on ROM Cart|
|Available For:||Atari 5200 & Commodore 64|
|Original Release Date:||15th April 1986|
|Original Release Price:||Unknown|
|Market Valuation:||£25.00 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
|Author(s):||Robert Vieira, John Seghers & Courtney Granner|
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Rand Peltzer discovers the Mogwai in a Hong Kong trinket shop. Rand is enchanted by the fluffy little creature and insists on buying it. "With Mogwai comes much responsibility," warns the wise old owner of the shop. Three absolute rules for the care and feeding of Mogwai are:
Rand presents the Mogwai to his son Billy for Christmas. Billy names his adorable pet "Gizmo" - in honour of his dad's business, which is inventing gadgets and gizmos. When Billy's friend accidentally spills water on Gizmo, five Mogwai spring out of the original one!
Billy cages the Mogwai in his living room, but they break out for a midnight snack. As the game opens things look really grim - or is that grem?
Starring Billy Peltzer
With thousands of Gremlins cast as villains
Insert the Gremlins cartridge into your Atari 5200 SuperSystem as explained in your owner's guide and turn on the console.
Plug a controller into Jack 1 for a one-player game, and another into Jack 2 for a two-player game. The player using jack 1 controls game selection and starts the game.
Press * to choose a one-player, two-player, or demo game.
You can start playing at a higher game level if you wish. Press # to cycle through the twelve difficulty levels. Night 1 is easiest and Night 23 hardest.
Press START to begin playing.
Press PAUSE to stop and restart the action.
Press PAUSE, then RESET during game play to return to the game options display.
Press PAUSE, then START to restart the game at the current game options.
Use your joystick to move Billy on the screen. Billy moves up, down, right and left in the same direction you move the joystick. To automatically pick up a Mogwai, move Billy over to the pet until he makes contact with it. To put the Mogwai in its pen, stand next to the pen. Press either bottom fire button to swing Billy's sword. Press either top fire button to activate a flash cube.
Oh no! It's after midnight. The Mogwai and Gremlins are running wild in Billy's living room. Help Billy return the Mogwai to their cage and destroy all Gremlins by slashing them with his sword before sunrise at six a.m.
You have between thirty seconds and six minutes to complete your task. A clock, located at bottom screen center, counts from starting time up to six a.m. The easier nights are shorter. When you make it through one night, you go on to a harder night. Two ways to make it through a night:
You start out with three lives. Each time a Gremlin touches you, you lose a life. Remaining lives are displayed next to your score at the top of the screen. You win a bonus life every 10,000 points. The maximum lives displayed at once are six; extra lives won after that are held in reserve.
Another Peltzer invention-in-progress is the automatic ice cube maker in the freezer section of the 'fridge. About the only thing the ice cube maker does automatically is spit ice cubes at random onto the living room floor. The ice cubes melt within a few seconds, forming a puddle that the Gremlins and Mogwai love to play in. And remember, when the creatures touch water, they multiply!
You'll encounter three different types of night. There's the mixed night that includes Mogwai, Gremlins, popcorn, and water. There's the Gremlin-only night that features lots of water but no Mogwai or food. And there's the Mogwai-only night in which there are lots of barriers, food and no water, and a short time to get the Mogwai into the pen.
Player One's score appears at the top left of the screen and Player Two's score is displayed at top right.
|Picking up food||...||7|
|Mogwai in pen at end of night||...||100 plus 50 for each additional Mogwai|
|Bonus for time remaining when all Mogwai are in pen and all Gremlins are gone||...||9 (per minute remaining)|
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