You are the pilot of the Slapfighter and must destroy the evil alien swarms which confront you, wave after deadly wave on the ever-hostile planet of Orac.
As you progress further into the game, the landscape becomes more and more hostile and more enemy life forms group together to attack you in lethal waves. When you destroy certain aliens, they sometimes yield a star, pick up the star (by flying over t) and this will then highlight the icon at the bottom of the screen.
To select the icon highlighted, press the space bar and this will award you the indicated capability. If however you choose not to select this then when you next pick up a further star the next icon in the line will be highlighted, and so on. If you go through the icons without selecting any of the facilities offered then after the last one has been highlighted it will reset back to the first icon.
The facilities offered are in the following order:
Speed (times 5)
Shot (this reverts you to your original firepower status)
Side (this gives you firepowe eminating from the sides of your craft)
Wing (times 3, this enhances the size of your ship and its firing rate)
Bomb (this enables you to designate explosions in front of your ship)
Lazer (this projects an invisible beam in front of your craft)
H. Miss (homing missiles, this gives you multi-directional rate of fire of missiles which home in on all targets)
Shield (this gives you temporary invulnerability from all shots fired at you for a limited time; the time is affected by the number of hits that are inflicted).
The game is controlled by joystick and the Space Bar, or keyboard which is redefinable.
Joystick (Kempston, Sinclair or Cursor)
1 - Pause, 2 - Restart Game, Fire - Fire
SPACE - Activates currently active icons (redefinable)
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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