Predator - the Schwarzenegger film - now you play the leading role. Take a crack commando unit into the South American jungle to rescue trapped diplomats.
Should be easy enough... so it would be, if it weren't for the mysterious alien who keeps on taking it out on your men.
All the thrills and action have been captured using features such as parallax scrolling and dual-screen updating. Nothing like it has ever been seen before!
Your objective is to destroy the alien creature that is hunting you, within the allocated mission time. You will have to fight your way through four increasingly difficult levels of play, before finally facing the alien and destroying it. It's gonna take all of your survival skills to outwit whatever it is that's lurking out there... and perhaps a small nuclear device!
The status area of the screen is broken into sections.
At the top left of the screen, a display shows the number of lives you have remaining (large blocks), with an energy level indicator beneath (small blocks). Six small blocks of energy are equivalent to one life. When the display shows no lives... it's all over for you!
The weapon you currently have is shown at the top of the screen below the "Predator" logo, together with its ammunition level. The number of grenades you have remaining is shown at the top centre-right of the screen. You start with three grenades.
Your overall score is shown in the display at the top right of the screen, with the time remaining shown below the score. You must complete your mission within the allocated time, that is, before the time reading falls from the initial level of 4500 to zero.
Z* - Forward Left, Z - Left, Z? - Backward Left
X* - Forward Right, X - Right, X? - Backward Right
When holding a weapon:
RETURN and * - Fire Up, RETURN - Fire Across, RETURN and ? - For Down
When not holding a weapon:
RETURN and * - Kick, RETURN - Punch, RETURN and ? - Block
* - Jump, ? - Crouch, SPACE - Throw Grenade, P - Pick Up/Drop Weapon