Игра похожа на «Xevious» и «Star Dust». Вы управляете кораблём, вооружённым пушками и ракетами. Ваша задача — уничтожить определённое количество поверхностных объектов на планете пришельцев. По мере уничтожения вы продвигаетесь от уровня к уровню.
Впереди корабля движется прицел. Необходимо навести прицел на объект и нажать «FIRE»+»DOWN» для пуска ракеты. На экране отображаются: количество жизней, энергия защиты и количество топлива.
Управление: при нажатии «SPACE» — от клавиатуры (S/D/L/P/CAPS); при нажатии FIRE на джостике — от джойстика. Если вас не устраивает набор клавиш, нажмите «O» и играйте клавишами синклера (6, 7, 8, 9, 0).
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3D COMBAT ZONE
CATEGORY: 3D Shoot'em-up
3D Combat Zone is a clone of the arcade game Battlezone by Atari.
The game uses 3D wire frame graphics to render the enemy tanks,
saucers and other objects. There are two types of tanks you can
encounter, the first is typical cannon fodder but is still quite
intelligent. The second type which you encounter later on is a
lot faster, intelligent and harder to hit. Both tanks can fire
back but the saucer cannot. The battlefield is also littered with
pyramid shaped objects which are very useful to hide behind, but
unfortunately this is so for the enemy tanks. Your tank is
restricted to firing one bullet at a time and will reload when
the shell either goes out of range or hits an object or tank. To
help you locate the enemy there is a radar screen, this only
picks up the vehicles and not the shells.
SPACE - fire
SYMBOL SHIFT - forwards
M - backwards
C - left
V - right
You can also use Kempston and Sinclair Joysticks.
ARTIC COMPUTING LIMITED
3D COMBAT ZONE
GENERAL LOADING AND RUNNING INSTRUCTIONS
1 Assemble the cassette tape at the silent part before the
2 Connect the EAR socket on the SPECTRUM to the EAR or
LOUDSPEAKER socket on your cassette recorder.
3 Adjust the volume of the cassette recorder to 3/4 maximum and
the tone controls to maximum treble and minimum bass.
4 Type LOAD "" CODE (CODE - extended Mode I). Do not press ENTER
5 Start the cassette recorder and now press ENTER. Instructions
3D COMBAT ZONE
After the century-long bloody battle fought across the plains of
Lacentra, you alone must alone must fight to live. As sole
survivor of the once magnificent home battle fleet force, you
must wander the radio-active wasteland and defend yourself
against the remains of the ravished enemy. You are the commander
of a tank, and must out-manoeuvre enemy tanks, flying saucers and
super tanks while avoiding the structured obstacles for you
solitary existence. Your heat-seeking missiles are all spent and
only shell-blasters remain as your ammunition source. You may
only use one shell at a time. The inferior invading clans, but
as time goes by and your presence is detected, superior tanks
A radar screen and location message readout are positioned above
your sights to help you seek out the enemy.
The control keys are as follows:
FIRE - SPACE
FORWARD - SYMBOL SHIFT
BACKWARDS - M
LEFT - C
RIGHT - V
TANK - 500
FLYING SAUCER - 1000
SUPER TANK - 2500
This game also works with the Kempston and Sinclair Joysticks.
Unknown, however it was not reviewed by Sinclair User or YS.
This was one of the first games by Jon Ritman, the man who would
later program classics such as Match Day and Head over Heels. Jon
wrote 5 games for Artic including Namtir raiders (Ritman
backwards !), Cosmic Debris, Dimension Detructors, Bear Bover and
of course 3D Combat Zone. As stated earlier 3D Combat Zone is
a copy of the classic arcade game Battlezone of which an official
version was not released until much later by Quicksilva. Jon's
version differed in a few ways to the original, the main one
being control of the tank. In Battlezone you had control of both
tracks and so could do quick turns etc but 3D Combat Zone only
allowed you to move the tank. The game used a sophisticated
loader for the game where to load the basic loader you had to use
LOAD "" CODE.
No pokes known.
-The enemy tanks will not aimlessly drive into the path of your
shells and will change direction.
-Use the pyramids to your advantage.
-When you are retreating by driving backwards, watch out for the
pyramids which can get in the way.
-Don't bother trying to run away from the enemy, they will always
keep you in check.
COMPLETING THE GAME:
Not known if it can be completed, more likely is that it gets
harder and harder the more levels you pass.
One of the first Battlezone clones.