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Written By Wal Mansell


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Opening Screen
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Game Screenshot

Introduction

As fireman on duty, you have been called out to a warehouse where a firebug is reported to be attempting to burn it down. Your main concern is to rescue the drums of highly inflammable petrol and take them to the safety of a water tank. You can jump over the fires or put them out with a fire extinguisher, but be careful to avoid the clouds of dense white smoke.

Complete with sound effects, full colour graphics and a table of high scores, Firebug is fully compatible with either keyboard or joysticks.

Game Objective

As fireman on duty, you have been called out to a warehouse where a firebug is reported to be attempting to burn it down. Your main concern is to rescue the drums of highly inflammable petrol which are stored in the warehouse. You can jump over the fires or put them out with a fire extinguisher, but be careful to avoid the clouds of dense white smoke that some of the fires produce, as contact with these will make you stagger slowly until you recover from the fumes. Collect the drums by moving up to them and then take them to the safety of the water tank. A drum may be swapped for a fire extinguisher or vice versa. Contact with a firebug, fire or piston will knock you over.

There are three screens, each with their own level of difficulty. Each screen ends when the five drums of petrol have either been saved or destroyed: your score will then be increased by the bonus in the top right-hand corner of the screen. On completion of all three, the screens will be repeated but each will have a higher degree of difficulty. For each drum destroyed the temperature in the building will increase by 100 degrees C, all the drums explode and the warehouse fills with fire and smoke, thus ending the game.

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, * - Up, ? - Down, RETURN - Extinguish, SHIFT - Jump

Joystick Controls

Use the joystick to move the fireman. Pushing the joystick up will make the fireman jump, except when he is at the bottom of a ladder, in which case he will climb the ladder. Press the fire button to extinguish fires.

Other Controls

Q/S - Sound Off/On, COPY/DELETE - Freeze/Continue Game, ESCAPE - Restart

Scoring

Extinguishing a fire (Scored immediately) 100
Each drum saved (Scored at end of screen) 300
All five drum saved 2000

At the end of a screen the value of the remaining bonus is added to your score.

The temperature in the building will decrease by 10 degrees C for every 10,000 points you score.