Following your success in the semi-millennia lottery,
you have the honour of serving as Contra's Central Mentality
for the next 500 years. The title brings responsibilities
not the least of which is ensuring the survival of life-on
the planet. To this end you are placed in a state of
limited cryogenic suspension, in which sleep-like mode
your mind monitors the filtering computers and maintains
the delicate balance of surface-side systems. Should
an emergency occur you are awakened to ascertain the
problem and perform such remedial actions as you deem
necessary. Penalties for failure are permanent.
every thing remained hunky dory there would be no adventure,
would there? And so the life-support systems on the
planet's surface malfunction . . . the imbalance must
be corrected before all is lost.
six robots you control -- Whiz, Auda, Poet, Waldo, Sensa
and Iris -- if used correctly can return the planet
to relative calm. Communicating with the robots could
not be simpler; input the name and the command -- for
example 'Whiz, get the container'. You may even get
more than one of them to carry out instructions jointly
or in sequence. The problems are tough to solve and
an element of panic sets in as the planets life-support
systems collapse around your ears.
can probably still be picked up at Commodore shows for
around four pounds and is well worth every penny. The
atmosphere, excitement and pure addiction of the game
will provide hours of enchantment.