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Atari 2600
   Armor Ambush       


ARMOR AMBUSH INSTRUCTIONS

(For two players)

The object of the game is to knock out enemy tanks, while avoiding
hits on your tanks. You ambush the enemy, swing into position and
FIRE! 3 hits and your opponent's tank blows up. Each round in the
battle takes place on a _different_ battlefield!. At the start both
players have 25 tanks. Game's up when either player loses _all_ 25!

For Your Atari* Video Game System

(C) Mattel, Inc. 1982. Hawthorne, CA 90250. _PRINTED IN U.S.A._ All
Rights Reserved.

*ATARI is a trademark of ATARI INC.

THE GAME

You and your opponent are rival tank commanders! You each have two
tanks per round, with a total of 25 in the game. _Switch_ command
from tank to tank. Keep your opponent on the run. (Remember that
your other tank is vulnerable while you are fighting [with] the
second tank!) The battlefields you fight over will change again
and again. Trees, buildings, water hazards -- will _all_ be in _
different_ positions every new round (after either player has
lost both tanks to enemy fire!) Battle goes on until one side has
lost _all 25 tanks_.

THE CONTROLLERS

Use your joystick controllers with this game. {drawing of hands
Be sure the controller cables are securely holding a joystick}
plugged into the back of your game console. Each player holds
the controller so that the red FIRING BUTTON is to the UPPER LEFT.

(T) MOVING YOUR TANKS:

MOVE FORWARD
__________________
Push Joystick FORWARD to move
|( ) ## | tank forward.
|( ) ## |
| ## |

Push Joystick RIGHT to turn
(L) TURN
| ## |
(R) TURN tank CLOCKWISE. COUNTER- |##################| CLOCKWISE
CLOCKWISE
| ## | Push Joystick LEFT to turn
| ## | tank COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
| ## |
|________##________|
Push Joystick BACK to SWITCH COMMANDS, fight [with] your
(B) 2ND TANK.
SWITCH TO
OTHER TANK

IMPORTANT: Tanks WILL NOT BACK UP. They will merely slide around
building and continue in a forward direction. To reverse direction,
you must MOVE in a CIRCLE. (Push joystick RIGHT or LEFT.)

MANEUVER FOR FFIRING POSITION!

Swing your tank around until your gun barrel points directly at
the enemy tank. Move within RANGE. (Very long shots will NOT
reach.)

PRESS FIRING BUTTON! ADJUST FOR RECOIL!

Every time you fire, your own tank will recoil, knocking your
aim off target. Maneuver for the next shot. Line up your gun
barrel AGAIN! (Watch the path of your shots -- dots crossing
the screen.)

DIFFICULTY SWITCHES

{picture of back of 2600A, LEFT DIFFICULTY SWITCH highlighted
in red}

Only the LEFT Difficulty Switch makes any difference in game play.
In "B" position your shots DO NOT bounce (ricochet) off buildings,
trees, etc. In "B" position, a miss is juust a miss.

In "A" position, shots DO bounce off. They MIGHT even boomerang
right back and KNOCK OUT YOUR OWN TANK! In "A" position, you'll
have to be _careful_ of your shots. A miss and an unlucky rebound
could be trouble.

LET'S START THE ACTION!

1. Depress RESET button. {picture of opening/status screen; BLACK: 25
{drawing
of GAME RESET switch} BLUE: 25 }

{drawing of a screen: grass with 2. Bring up BATTLE MAP. Either road,
buildings, water, trees, player pushes red button to select 2 black
tanks, and 2 blue tanks. map aka Battle Map}

{drawing of hand holding joystick, 3. Both players WORK JOYSTICK [to]
RED FIRING BUTTON
highlighted} maneuver tanks, aim and FIRE! (Press red FIRING BUTTON.)

To bring up NEW MAP, after one player has lost both tanks, push RED
BUTTON down. New map and 4
new tanks will appear. Begin next round.

WINNING TIPS

1. WATCH YOUR TERRAIN. Tanks move FAST on roads. SLOWER through trees.
SLOWEST through a water hazard. (Tanks will NOT go through BUILDINGS.
Nor can you shoot through them!)

2. PRACTICE YOUR AIM. Use gun barrel for sighting BEFORE you shoot.
Remember, enemy tanks will not stand still. Adjust your aim.
(Watch the DOTS... the path of your shots.)

3. ADJUST FOR RECOIL. Your own tank will change direction every
time you shoot. Hits on the enemy's tanks will also cause them
to change direction.

4. PRACTICE COORDINATING the JOYSTICK with the FIRE BUTTON.
(Remember: your tank will _not_ turn like a swivel-hip halfback.
It will turn in stages, deliberately. In other words, a tank
will move like a tank!)

5. SWITCH TANKS and cross up the other player! If things are
getting a little too hot, pull back on the JOYSTICK and fight
with your OTHER tank.

6. GET IN THE FIRST HIT. Get the jump! Get into position FIRST.
Start shooting FIRST. Surprise is a great ally!

IMPORTANT: Be sure to turn your game unit off when not in use.


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