Spartacus - The Sword Slayer
Copyright/Publisher: Players Software, Coding & Sprites: Ian Potts, Backdrops By: Jabba Severn,
Produced By: Richard Paul Jones, Release Year: 1988, Genre: Fighting Sports, Number Of Players: 1 or 2

SWORD SLAYER - THE ROMAN EPIC
THE STORY OF SPARTACUS

Taken into slavery as a child, his parents slaughtered by the Romans, Spartacus was destined to become one of the most famous heroes of all time. He was trained to fight in the arena, spending many years perfecting his skills with the sword, shield and spear. Time could not tame him, Spartacus never forgot the freedom of his past, or the cruel ways of the Roman Empire.

When his time came to be called to the arena, Spartacus knew this was his chance for revenge. He was to fight the champions of the Arena, in the presence of the evil Roman Emperor, Crassus. If he could beat these experienced gladiators, he might be able to escape. Spartacus knew, from the other slaves, that his plan was filled with danger, he would have to flee through the streets of Capua and beyond, killing anyone (or anything) that stood in his path.

This is your chance to play the part of Spartacus The Sword Slayer in this epic tale of death and honour. You may fight against the computer, or practice your sword fighting skills against a friend.

LOADING INSTRUCTIONS

The main game may be loaded from the A side of the tape. The level data is recorded on the flip side.

To Load the game rewind to the start of side A, hold down SHIFT and tap the RUN/STOP key. C128 owners first select C64 mode. Please follow the on screen prompts.

THE CONTROLS

MENU SCREEN: Pull down your stick to select 'TWO PLAYER COMBAT', up to select the 'PLAY THROUGH GAME' option, then press fire.

COMBAT SCREENS: Both players health ratings are displayed at the top of the screen as eagles. A total of six wounds are required to kill an opponent.

CHARIOT SCREEN: To complete this screen waggle the joystick left and right, and pull down to avoid spears. If you don't keep moving you'll find a spear in your back.

Use SHIFTLOCK to pause the game.

Use a joystick in port 2 to achieve these lethal moves:

The controls are reversed for Player 2.

CREDITS

CODE SPRITES: IAN POTTS
BACKDROPS: JABBA SEVERN

PLAYERS - Mercury House, Calleva Park, Aldermaston, Berks. RG7 4QW.


PRODUCED FOR PLAYERS SOFTWARE BY
RICHARD PAUL JONES
1988 PLAYERS