BY IAN RICHARDS
TRANSMUTER - a new kind of weapon. This sci-fi Arcade game features excellent
smooth scrolling, incredible terrain, vector graphics sections and
subterrainian caverns. Fast reactions and a cool nerve are a necessity.
JOYSTICK OR KEYBOARD
GRAPHICS BY JAMES WILSON
Music by David Whittaker
Far, far into the future the sun - heart of the solar system - grew old and
bloated into an unsustaining red giant. Man had no choice but to burrow
underground, using the heat from the planet's core to survive. Generation
after generation burrowed deeper and deeper into the planet leaving level
after level of deadly machines guarding the retrating human.
Finally a ship was created from the ores abundant in the mantle of the
earth and the last descendants of man were able to leave the dying planet and
travel to far off worlds. Only the fighting machines remained, endlessly
guarding the humans who had long since left.
You are Overlord Tenz, one of the newborn from the first off-world colonies.
Having been chosen you must return to the cold still planet to penetrate and
eventually destroy all the subterrainian defence systems. You must spring the
trap your ancestors left, to save any unwary space-travellers.
The ship you now find yourself in is a one-off 'total aggression' fighting
machine. It has a standard photon cannon but something very unstandard lurks
at its heart - a Nucleonic TRANSMUTER. This sucks in raw energy from around
the ship, through titanium scoops. This is injected into the transmuter which
can convert the energy into many pre-programmed forms.
Raw energy is abundant where molecular breakdown is taking place. i.e. The
more ships, tanks, - anything you blast, the more raw energy your ship can
The default keys are Z-LEFT, J-DOWN, I-UP, X-RIGHT, N-SELECT, M-FIRE. To
redefine these to keys of your choice use option 4.
When you have enough points an option to transmute will be displayed, such
as SPEED which increases your velocity, if you want to accept this option
press the SELECT key. If you are playing with a joystick use SPACE to accept
Made in England.
This program including code, graphics, music and artwork are the copyright of
Codemasters Software Co. Ltd. and no part may be copied, stored, transmitted
or reproduced in any form or by any means, hired or lent without the express
permission of Codemasters Software Co. Ltd.