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Star Raiders © 1982 Atari, Incorporated.
Your first mission is to destroy all Krylon warships and save the starbase. Failing that, you must wipe out all Krylon ships before the Star Fighter is destroyed. If you run out of energy or take a hit with your protective shields off, the Star Fighter blows up, Krylon takes over the galaxy, and the game ends. If you complete your mission and destroy all the Krylons, the ATARI FORCE computer evaluates your performance and assigns you a new rank, based on:
* Mission skill level
* Amount of energy remaining
* Number of visits to the starbase for energy and repairs
Mission Skill Level and Energy are shown on the Control Panel at the start of a game. T10 means that at Skill Level 10, there are 10 targets. The higher the skill level, the more targets, and the harder it is to survive. Start at level 10 and work your way up to 40. See Section 6 for descriptions of the mission skill levels.
NOTE: Once the game starts, the T counter keeps track of targets remaining.
The higher the skill level, the more energy units you start with. If you run low on energy, you can recharge at the starbase, assuming Krylon hasn't destroyed it and you have enough energy to get there.