Emulated in MAME ! [Console] Vectrex
Scramble © 1982 GCE [General Consumer Electric]
Watch out for that next mountain! Maneuver your ship over a rough terrain in an effort to destroy the enemy base. Careful piloting alone won't get you to your destination... you must brave rockets, UFOs, flamoids and some very tight tunnels. Few people have ever seen the enemy base, let alone destroy it. Will you be one of the select few?
Your ship will immediately come into view and the landscape of the first part of your journey will begin moving beneath you. Use the joystick to maneuver your ship across the terrain, avoiding the mountains and other obstacles. Press button 3 to drop bombs. Press button 4 to fire lasers at the obstacles. If you are successful in piloting through that section of the terrain, you will immediately fly to the next, more difficult part of the planet. If you successfully travel through all levels, you will eventually reach the enemy base.
Joystick: Moves ship up or down, faster or slower. Moves in 8 directions indicated on overlay.
Button 1: Not used.
Button 2: Not used.
Button 3: Bomb. Drops bombs on objects below.
Button 4: Laser. Shoots lasers at approaching objects.
Flying: 10 points per second
Missile: 50 points on ground, 80 in air
Fuel tank: 150 points
Mystery base: 200 points
U. F. O.: 100 points
Enemy base: 850 points
Bonus ship: In each game you start with 5 ships. A bonus ship is awarded when you score 10,000 points.
There are five levels in Scramble which you must survive in an effort to get to the enemy base. The levels are as follows:
LEVEL ONE: The Mountains.
Fly over a mountainous terrain, destroying obstacles. Maneuver carefully... surface-to-air missiles will be constantly released.
LEVEL TWO: The Cavern.
Weave your way through a treacherous cavern. Be sure to avoid the floor and ceiling while also avoiding or destroying the UFOs.
LEVEL THREE: The Flamoids.
Careful piloting is required to survive this level. Flamoids are speeding toward you and your bullets and lasers have no effect on them -- you can only try to avoid this danger.
LEVEL FOUR: The City.
Climb high over the walls of the city. Watch carefully because missiles hidden in silos may take off and destroy you at any moment.
LEVEL FIVE: The Maze.
This tight maze requires absolute precision to survive. The fuel tanks at the beginning are your last chance to fuel up before tackling the enemy base.
LEVEL SIX: The Enemy Base.
Your only objective is to bomb the enemy base. This level will repeat until the base is successfully destroyed.
Page last modified on July 24, 2014