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
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.
THE STORY OF SPARTACUS
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.
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.
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
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.
CODE SPRITES: IAN POTTS
BACKDROPS: JABBA SEVERN
PLAYERS - Mercury House, Calleva Park, Aldermaston, Berks. RG7 4QW.
PRODUCED FOR PLAYERS SOFTWARE BY
RICHARD PAUL JONES