28 intermediate pictures, 10 of wich are animated, 5 digitised sequences,
5 arcade sequences, 5 character interaction sequences.
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Manual - front 1
Manual - front 2
Manual - back 1
Manual - back 2
June 7th, 1966; a U.S. helicopter returning troops from a period of R'n'R
in Saigon crashes in the remote central highlands of Vietnam. Now the
seven survivors of that crash face a nightmare trek across 58 miles of
harsh terrain that is infested with booby traps and enemy soldiers. The
journey to Du Hoc, the nearest U.S. base, would test the most able of
teams - but with little food or ammunition their chance of making it home
are less than slim, their mission is now your mission - are you a survivor?
You take the part of Sgt. Weaver, the only officer left to take charge of
the remaining crew. It is important that you learn the individual
charecters of your team, as completing the mission may hinge upon their
reactions to your decicions. Also, during your encounters with the
Vietnamese people (Montagnards in the mountain areas) show restraint and
caution - all may not be as it seems.
Finally, the only known rule of Jungle Warfare during those early years
was 'The night belongs to the V.C....', the rest is for you to discover.
Switch your computer off.
Insert the first disk and switch your computer back on. The program will
load automatically. Follow on screen instructions.
Insert the disk into primary
drive and switch your computer on. The program will load
Insert the Kickstart disk
into the primary drive and switch your computer on. When the Workbench
prompt appears, insert the program disk and the game will load
Sgt Charlie Weaver
U.S Residence; Springfield, Illinois. Status; 5'9" ; 153 pounds
29 years old, single. 2 years army service - 10mths in Vietnam on W.H.A.M.
mission, intelligence. Decorated for valour during action in the An Loc
Province during October 1964.
PTE William Blom
U.S. Residence; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Status; 6'1" ; 168 pounds
24 years old, married, one child. Six months active service in Vietnam.
Aikido 2nd dan.
PTE Robert Case
U.S. Residence; Columbus, Ohio. Status; 5'11" ; 147 pounds
31 years old, married, 2 children. Nine months active service in Vietnam.
PTE Harvey Moore
U.S. Residence; Fayetteville, North Carolina. Status; 5'8" ; 162 pounds
22 years old, single. Six months active service in Vietnam.
PTE Richard Bachman
U.S. Residence; Bangor, Maine. Status; 5'10" ; 161 pounds
28 years old, single. Fourteen months army service, six months active in
Vietnam. Highly proficient marksman.
PTE David Cain
U.S. Residence; West Liberty, Kentucky. Status; 6'0" ; 163 pounds
27 years old, single. Seven months active service in Vietnam.
PTE Juan Gomez
U.S. Residence; Montgomery, Texas. Status; 5'6" ; 132 pounds
24 years old, married, two children. Nine months active service in
AK47 - Assault rifle used by Viet Cong and NVA.
AWOL - Absent without official leave.
C. Rations - U.S. field rations.
DIDI MAU - Vietnamese for 'Go Away'.
GRUNTS - Infantrymen.
GREENS - Army basic issue clothes.
HOOCH - Tent or, later, peasent hut.
KIA - Killed in action.
KLICK - Kilometer.
M16 - U.S. assault rifle for standard issue.
MAMA-SAN - Pidgin english for any older Vietnamese women.
MIDEVAC - Medical evacuation, usually by helicopter.
NCO - Non-commissioned officer e.g. Sgt.
NVA - North Vietnamese army.
R`N`R - Rest and recreation leave.
RPG - Rocket propelled grenade used by enemy forces.
TAIL-END CHARLIE - Last man in patrol.
Viet Cong - Vietnamese Communist, South Vietnamese guerilla forces.
WIA - Wounded in action.
Speed of progress can be changed by clicking on the centre of the compass
icon. Movement is made by clicking on any of the cardinal points of the
Terrain features such as hills, rivers, or jungle will slow your movements
as in real life. Using the grid icon will enter more detailed terrain
descriptions to the control panel message slot.
The arrow icons scroll the map area; if using a mouse click right button
to release from this mode.
The 'M' icon
takes you to the team morale screen where current injuries
are shown along with each members strength and morale ratings. clicking
upon the 'lead' icon chooses that member as the head of the team file as
they move across country. Clicking upon the 'scout' icon chooses team
member as Pointman, guarding your flank and checking ahead for V.C.
Maximum of 2 Pointmen may be selected.
The menu bar at the top of the control panel will give you a number of
TRAPS: Allows you to deploy booby traps in your walk - useful for
discouraging any enemy soldiers who may follow you.
FOOD: Governs the food allocation. Normally food is issued automatically
at the beginning of any 'rest' or 'dig in' period.
REST: For short periods. The left mouse button increases the length of
rest and advances the time in ten minute units.
DIG IN: For use at night, controlled as 'rest', but each time unit is one
hour. Both 'rest' and 'dig in' will restore strength and morale to some
Some areas, such as V.C. bunkers, may be protected by a surrounding
minefield. Pick a member of your team to clear a path to your objektive.
Using the fire/left mouse button you can stab at the ground to reveal the
outline of suspected mines. Of course, stabbing or crawling directly upon
the detonator of a mine will cause instant death to your man. Due to the
soft nature of the ground mines may not remain visible for any great
lenght of time, thus great care must be taken when back tracking on your
Pinned inside a ruined farmhouse you battle a V.C. force of unknown size
and strength. Both grenades and ammunition must be used sparingly if you
are to survive.
Use left mouse/joystick to rise up from behind the wall wich protects you,
then place the crosshairs over enemy soldiers and fire/right mouse to
dispose of them. Grenades can be thrown using the 'grenade' icon to make
ready, then aiming and firing as for gunfire. Team fire can be regulated
by utilising either the 'heavy' or 'normal' icons - Remember that more
rapid shooting may at times be less accurate than normal fire. Each shot
you fire will be taken as due performance from the rest of your team; your
ammunition reduced accordingly. Remaining too long above wall level will
bring heavy injuries, too long below and your position may be over-run.
Retreating can be dangerous during a full scale battle.
Small skirmishes with the enemy will be displayed as a readout of
ammunition, grenades and current injuries, rate of fire, etc, as for full
Updates on the battle will be displayed in the control slot at regular
While crossing open ground you are suddenly attacked by machine gun fire.
As the V.C. are too well entrenched to be knocked out with normal rifle
fire, using grenades to destroy them is a dangerous last resort to free
Pull the pin from a grenade using space bar, mouse or joystick. You then
have up to 5 seconds to aim your grenade with the crosshairs, build up
strength with joystick/mouse, releasing same to actually throw the grenade.
Details of injuries sustained etc will be displayed to the control slot.
HAND TO HAND.
Your scouts may encounter V.C. soldiers guarding temporary daytime arms or
supply bunkers. As total silence is imperativ so as not to alert any other
Viet Cong who may be close by, your scout will choose an unarmed attack.
Should he fail to report back to the group at the designated time he will
be regarded as MIA and left behind.
Using 'retreat', may alert the enemy to your position.
Cursor keys for right, left, downward movement.
x - Punch.
z - Kick.
Joystick left, right, down for corrosponding movement.
FIRE - Punch.
FIRE+LEFT - Kick.
Allowing your strength bar in the control panel to fall to zero will count
as the death of the designated player.
(mouse or joystick only).
Pinned down by enemy sniper fire you must use the telescopic sights of
your rifle to locate the distant enemy then dispose of him. As you and
each of your men have different levels of skill as a sharpshooter - and of
course you have limited supplies of ammunition - it is important that you
choose the man to use the rifle most carefully.
Choosing to retreat from the area will be dangerous under the
circumstances. Cycle through your team`s names and abilities with the 'team'
icon. Once selected click upon the 'scope' icon for a magnified view of
the terrain wich can be searched for the tell-tale flash of snipers rifles.
Remember that the steadiness of the sights corrosponds to the ability of
the man holding the rifle!
1) Maintain morale.
2) It is not always advisable to shoot first and ask questions later.
3) For the arcade sequences ensure you select the right man for the job.
Please note that the following sections of the game are controlled by
Minefield - This section is controlled by joystick or the following keys.
Cursor keys and space bar to stab the ground. Use mouse to select team
(c) 1990 Ocean Software Limited