Zarlor Mercenary [Model PA2030]

The Atari Lynx Game by Atari Corp.

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[HANDHELD] Atari Lynx Game

Zarlor Mercenary © 1990 Atari Corp.


The object of the game is to destroy Mendicant craft, cities, buildings and other strategic targets. If you do well, you will be paid richly. Earn enough zarbits to buy extra warships and more sophisticated weapons.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Model PA2030

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Full Powers: At the character select screen, hold OPTION 1 and press Up, Down, Left, Right, Down, Down, Up, Up, B, A, Left, Left, Right, Right, Up, Down, Left, Right, Up to start with 100 lives, 100 megabombs and full inventory. At the same screen, hold OPTION 1 and press Up, Down, Left, Right, Down, Down, Up, Up, B, A, Left, Left, Right, Right, Up, Down, Left, Right, Up to start with 19 lives, 20 megabombs, full inventory, and refreshing energy.

• Hidden Characters: The games feature the programmers as hidden characters. To unlock them, go to the character select screen and enter the following sequences. Each of these will also enable full inventory and refreshing energy.

To access Chris: Hold OPTION 1 and press Up, Down, Left, Right, Down, Down, Up, Up, Up.
To access Chuck: Hold OPTION 1 and press Up, Down, Left, Right, Down, Down, Up, Up, Left.
To access Matt: Hold OPTION 1 and press Up, Down, Left, Right, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down.
To access Stephen: Hold OPTION 1 and press Up, Down, Left, Right, Down, Down, Up, Up, Right.

• Hidden Game LIFE: At the character select screen hold OPTION 1 and press Up, Down, Left, Right, Up. You will enter the hidden game LIFE, where you can see a LIFE form known as a 'glider' moving across the screen diagonally and eventually running into the cells forming the word LIFE. When this happens, it starts a chain reaction that destroys the title screen.
By pressing any input, the evolution will stop and you enter DRAWING MODE where you can press A to draw new blocks of cells or B to erase them, before making evolution restart with either OPTION 1 (cells reaching the border of the screen will reappear at the other end) or OPTION 2 (cells reaching the border of the screen will disappear from the evolution).
By holding PAUSE and pressing A, you enter in COPY MODE: here you can select an area to copy into the COPY BUFFER, by pressing A on the corner of such area, and go back to "DRAWING MODE" with either OPTION 1 or OPTION 2, as above.
By holding PAUSE and pressing B, you enter in PASTE/ERASE MODE: here you can paste the content of the COPY BUFFER with A, or erase it with B, and go back to DRAWING MODE with either OPTION 1 or OPTION 2, as above.

STAFF

Programmer: Chuck Sommerville

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on July 30, 2014