Game Program Instructions
1. GAME PLAY
An evil magician has stolen the Enchanted Chalice and has hidden it somewhere in the Kingdom. The object of the game is to rescue the Enchanted Chalice and place it inside the Golden Castle where it belongs.
This is no easy task, as the Evil Magician has created three Dragons to hinder you in your quest for the Golden Chalice. There is Yorgie, the Yellow Dragon, who is just plain mean; there is Grundle, the Green Dragon, who is mean and ferocious; and there is Rhindle, the Red Dragon, who is the most ferocious of all. Rhindle is also the fastest Dragon and is the most difficult to outmaneuver.
There are three castles in the Kingdom; the White Castle, the Black Castle, and the Golden Castle. Each castle has a Gate over the entrance. The Gate can be opened with the corresponding colored Key. Inside each Castle are rooms (or dungeons, depending at which Skill Level you are playing).
The Castles are separated by rooms, pathways, and labyrinths. Common to all the Skill Levels is the Blue Labyrinth through which you must find your way to the Black Castle. Skill Levels 2 and 3 have a more complicated Kingdom (see SKILL LEVELS section).
2. USING THE CONTROLLERS
You can move in any of eight directions with the joystick in that direction (see diagram). Each area shown on your television screen will have one or more barriers or walls, through which you CANNOT pass. There are one or more openings. To move from one area to an adjacent area, move "off" the television screen through one of the openings, the adjacent area will be shown on your television screen.
Scattered throughout the Kingdom are certain objects to help you in your search for the Enchanted Chalice. To pick up an object, all that is necessary is to touch it. You will hear a sound that will notify you that you have the object in tow. To drop the object, press the red controller button. You will hear a different sound that will tell you that the object has been released.
To open any Castle, touch the Gate with that Castle's corresponding colored key. The Gate will slide open and you can enter the Castle by moving upward through the Gate. If you are leaving the Castle, it is advisable to push the Key out first or you may inadvertently close the Castle Gate behind you.
3. CONSOLE CONTROLS
GAME SELECT AND GAME RESET
If you get "eaten" by one of the Dragons, do not despair! Just depress the game reset switch and you will be "reincarnated" and placed back in front of the Golden Castle. Unfortunately, any Dragons you may have slain (see GOOD MAGIC) will also be reincarnated. If you were carrying any object with you, it will remain where it was.
If you have finished one game and wish to begin another depress either the game reset or the game select switch. The number of the skill level at which you were playing will appear on the television screen. Depress the game reset switch and begin play.
When the left difficulty switch is in the b position, the Dragons will hesitate before they bite you. Therefore, when the left difficulty switch is in the a position, it is more difficult to escape them.
TV TYPE SWITCH
4. GOOD MAGIC
While the Evil Magician has created many hazards to slow you in your quest to rescue the Enchanted Chalice, there is some Good Magic on your side:
5. BAD MAGIC
The Evil Magician has cast a spell to make it difficult for you to succeed in resucing the Enchanted Chalice. Not only do the Dragons rally around and try to stop you from getting the Enchanted Chalice, they guard other objects in the Kingdom:
6. GOOD OR BAD MAGIC
Some Magic can be good or bad, depending on the situation:
If you have slain a Dragon, and he is blocking your path so you cannot get through, you can use this to your advantage by placing one or two objects in the same area and then move through the slain Dragon.
Sometimes the Black Bat can be used to your advantage by getting it to swap for an object you need that may be stuck in a wall.
7. SKILL LEVELS
Level 1 This is the simplest Skill Level. When you depress the game reset switch to begin play, you will see the Key to the Golden Castle. Unlock the Castle and enter. You will find the Sword inside the Golden Castle. The Key to the Black Castle is being guarded by Grundle, the Green Dragon. Yorgle, the Yellow Dragon is roaming free and may or may not be found guarding the Enchanted Chalice, which is hidden with the Magnet inside the Black Castle.
Level 2 This Kingdom is much larger than Level 1. There are Catacombs (in which you can see only part way). The Key to the Golden Castle is hidden here. You must pass through the Catacombs to reach the White Castle. The Key to the White Castle is hidden in the Blue Labyrinth. Inside the White Castle is the Red Dungeon. There is a Secret Room in the Red Dungeon where the Key to the Black CAstle is hidden. To get to the Secret room you must use the Bridge.
To get to the Black Castle you must pass through the Blue Labyrinth. Behind the first room of the Black Castle is the Grey Dungeon, which is similar to the Catacombs. The Enchanted Chalice is hidden here, guarded by Rhindle, the Red Dragon.
All objects, the Dragons, and the Black Bat will start in the same place in the Kingdom each time you play the game at Level 2.
Level 3 The Kingdom is the same as Level 2, but is more difficult to play as the Evil Magician has placed all the objects and the Dragons randomly within the Kingdom. You will never know for sure what is in the next area of the Kingdom until you enter it, nor will you know for sure where the Enchanted Chalice may be hidden. The Dragons could be inside any of the Castles.