Joe Blade III (c)1989 Players Software
In a daring raid disreputable master criminal Crax Bloodfinger kidnapped six
world leaders, demanding a thirty billion-dollar pay-off for their safe
release. Unfortunately for Crax, Joe foiled his evil plans. During the
rescue Joe Blade single handedly eradicated his private army of underworld
henchmen, and in the process levelled Bloodfinger's fortified base.
After the wholesale demolition of his jungle fortress, Crax went into
hiding, Under the bizarre alias of Quentin Bloodfinger he created Crax
Industries as a front organization for his flourishing narcotics empire.
Bloodfinger himself moved into the top floor penthouse suite of his recently
constructed thirty storey high rise The Crax Plaza. Soon after the
completion of the building Crax had his happy band of Libyan electricians
install a myriad of electronic counter measures and state of the art
security systems. The ground floor was fortified and most of the upper level
windows replaced with two meters of reinforced concrete.
Once the Plaza's impenetrable defenses were complete. Crax put his most
diabolical plan into operation. He knew that kidnapping officials would be
futile, the governments concerned would never give in to terrorist demands.
A squad of Bloodfinger's most loyal men kidnapped six of the worlds best
loved music and television celebrities and secured them within the massive
concrete stronghold. Crax knew that the fans would give literally anything
to see their heroes released. Within days of issuing a demand for 100
billion dollars, huge amounts of untraceable bank notes started flooding
into Crax Industries Swiss bank accounts.
The authorities are powerless to act, finding themselves in a no win
situation, knowing that if any of the celebrities are harmed they'll face
riots on a horrifying scale.
They have only one option left to them; they know what they have to do.
ONLY ONE MAN IS CAPABLE OF BRINGING OUT THE HOSTAGES ALIVE
THAT MAN IS JOE BLADE.
You, Joe Blade must complete three separate tasks for your mission to be a
success. You must first locate and set free the six hostages. Secondly you
must capture Crax Bloodfinger himself so that he can stand trial for his
numerous crimes. Thirdly you must prime six explosive devices, which should
destroy the building. To set an explosive you must first find a detonator,
then simply walk over it to arm the device, once the first bomb has been
armed, you will only have ten minutes to locate the other five charges,
complete the other tasks, and make your way to the waiting helicopter
situated on the plazas roof.
Access from one level to another is via a central lift shaft, however
initially you will be denied access to levels above floor three.
To overcome the Crax plazas various security systems you may be required to
solve three different sub games.
Sub Game 1.
If you try to enter a security door without a security pass an alarm will
sound and you will have only sixty seconds to crack the security code before
you are caught. You must set one of the two rows of numbers to the sequence
1,2,3,4 by rotating the two rows with left and right and swapping the pair
of numbers on the left using fire.
Sub Game 2:
If you are carrying a computer disc, you may attempt to hack into one of the
buildings many computer terminals. You should stand directly in front of the
computer screen and press down. You will be presented with two rows of
numbers, you must set one of the two rows to the sequence 1,2,3,4 by
rotating the highlighted group of numbers either left or right. If you do
not complete the sequence in sixty seconds access will be denied. If you are
successful however, you will be provided with information concerning the
location of certain useful objects.
Sub Game 3.
You must complete sub game 3 to capture Crax Bloodfinger himself. Again
there are two rows of numbers. You must set the top row to 1,2,3,4. You can
rotate it left and right, and when you press fire the highlighted numbers
are added together. If the result is greater than four then four is
subtracted and the result placed in the top position. A new random number
will be placed in the bottom position.
Some of the objects scattered around the game that you find useful are: -
Grenades, these are used by jumping and then pressing fire
Disguises, which makes Joe invincible
Bulletproof vests, which protect Joe from enemy bullets
Lift passes, which allow access to higher levels of the building (but
beware, the guards who patrol the upper levels have a policy of shoot first,
chew gum later)
GOOD LUCK JOE. THIS WILL BE YOUR TOUGHEST MISSION YET.
LOADING THE GAME
Spectrum 48K: Rewind the tape to the beginning of side A, Type LOAD
""(ENTER) then press play on the tape deck.
Spectrum 128K: Rewind the tape to the beginning of side B, Select the LOADER
option from the menu then press play on the tape deck.
Amstrad CPC 464: Rewind the tape, Hold down CTRL and tap the small enter key
then press play on the tape deck.
Amstrad CPC 664/6128: Rewind the tape, Type | TAPE (ENTER) and then type
Commodore 64/128: rewind the tape, Hold down SHIFT and tap the RUN/STOP key
then press play on the tape deck. 128 owners ensure that your machine is in
C64 use a joystick in port two. Spectrum and Amstrad use the standard
keyboard or joystick controls. Unlike Joe Blade one and two to enter a door
above or below you, you must press the down control.
Pause the game by pressing Return/Enter (RUN/STOP on the C64) and Q will