Cabal by Ocean Software

Synopsis:

The coin-op sensation that throws you deep into enemy territory with little more than a low-powered, single shot repeater for protection. With superior marksmanship and lightning reactions you can increase the odds in your favour. Capture enhanced weaponry, including grenades, and now you can really make your mark! ... that is until you come face to face with the enemy gunships, tanks and submarines. Equip yourself for some stunning arcade action, load up and GO!!!

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Original Advertising and Promotional Work

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Original Instructions

Note: Many of these instructions have been OCRed and may not have been proofread, as a result spelling errors, broken English and grammar are likely.

CONTROLS

This is a one or two player game, and can be played with either keyboard or joystick.

PRE-SET KEYS - KEYBOARD IS RE-DEFINABLE.

WITHOUT FIRE BUTTON PRESSED:

O - MOVE LEFT
P - MOVE RIGHT
M - FIRE WEAPON

WITH FIRE BUTTON PRESSED:

Q - MOVE SIGHT UP AND FIRE WEAPON
A - MOVE SIGHT DOWN AND FIRE WEAPON
O - MOVE SIGHT LEFT AND FIRE WEAPON
P - MOVE SIGHT RIGHT AND FIRE WEAPON

ADDITIONAL KEYS:

SPACE - THROW GRENADE
H - PAUSE GAME - PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE
F - QUIT GAME

Without Fire Pressed

Controls

With Fire Pressed

Controls

STATUS AND SCORING

The top of the status panel from left to right displays:-
Number of lives remaining, current player, and score.

The bottom of the status panel from left to right displays:-
Grenades and enemy damage.

An extra life will be awarded every 10,000 points.

The blue enemy damage indicator will gradually turn red as more enemies are destroyed. When completely red the section is complete.

Points are awarded as follows:

Front Baddies = 10 points
Middle Baddies = 20 points
Back Baddies = 30 points
Bullet/Grenade = 10 points
Helicopter = 50 points
Tank =30 points
Truck = 30 points
Building = 10 points

GAMEPLAY

There are five levels each with four stages. During the first four stages of each level you must eliminate all enemies, tanks, helicopters, planes and cars. At the end of the fourth stage of each level you will meet a very tough adversary.

You have a constant supply of fire power. Certain objects, when destroyed will give you bonus items such as extra grenades, bazookas or machine guns. If you lose all your lives you will get only one continue play option. When this option appears, if you press the 'N' key your game will be over. If you press the 'Y' key you will get an extra two lives to try and proceed further through the game.

HINTS AND TIPS

Save grenades for crowds and buildings.

Collect extra weapons for better fire power.

Blow up all buildings.

Blow up trucks before more enemies are introduced.

Hide behind barrels and walls etc.

Cheat Mode

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Cassette version:

At address 1972 poke 00 for infinite lives

Disk version:

At address 0B1A poke 00 for infinite lives - submitted by Malc (CPC Zone Staff)

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Loading Screen Comparison

Cabal Amstrad CPC Loading Screen Amstrad CPC Version
Cabal ZX Spectrum Loading Screen Spectrum Version
Cabal Commodore 64 Loading Screen Commodore 64 Version

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"Extremely hard, must use a poke for this one. Unforotunately one of the poorer ocean arcade conversions."


Personal rating :

3 3/10

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