|The Race Against Time (Codemasters)
Typed up by Blughes
CODE MASTERS PRODUCTION BY DAVID AND RICHARD DARLING
THE RACE AGAINST TIME
You play Omar Khalifa, the legendary Sudanese
runner. Your task is to run around the world
carrying the torch of Sport Aid '88 and getting
people to join The Race Against Time. This is done
by raising a flag and lighting a flame in a bowl on
each of six continents.
The game has over one hundred locations, many of which feature famous
landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza, Buckingham Palace, Mount Rushmore,
The Kremlin and the Victoria Falls. See how many places you recognize while you
play the game.
You start the game at dawn in the El Mowheli relief camp in Sudan, from where you must
find the airport. Use the World map to choose your destination, then hit the
ACTION key to go to that continent. Your task is to raise the flah and light the flame
with your torch. . . .
THE CONTROLS. . . You may use either a joystick or the keyboard.
UP/JUMP K Joystick up
DOWN/DUCK M Joystick down
LEFT Z Joystick left
RIGHT X Joystick right
ACTION (Take, Drop, Use) SPACE Joystick button
When you see a flashing arrow on the screen, you are able to go 'into' the screen to
the next location. This is done by standing in front of the arrow and DUCKING.
THE PUZZLES. . . Along your journey, you will find certain objects which will help
you solve problems encountered during your quest. For example, in Asia you will find
a spanner. If you take this to Rome, you can turn off the tap by the fountain, allowing
you to pass without getting wet!
Hints. . .
- On no account let yourself get wet - your torch will go out and the game
will be over!
- You are playing against the clock, so be quick
- Picking up an hourglass gives you more time
- Each time you light a flame, you are awarded a globe, and each time
you raise a flag, you get a 'Change The World' symbol (at the top of the
- When you have raised all the flags and
ignited all the other flames, you must go to
the United Nations Building and light the
- You percentage score shows how close
you are to fnishing the game.
- Watch out for the booby-trapped bridge!
(Jump over the falling parts)
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THE RACE IS ON!
Welcome to The Race Against Time - the great global
computer game, and the great global challenge of Sport Aid '88.
Sport Aid '88 is a global programme of sport, music and
carnival to raise money and attention for children in the UK
and worldwide. There's even a special 1,000 metre warm-up
race for children aged 14 and under.
Everything climaxes in the next simultaneous 10km fun run
called The Race Against Time, which starts at precisely 15.00
GMT all over the world on Sunday, September 11, 1988.
In 1986, The Race Against Time inspired 20 million people in
89 countries to run and raise money to help others. Leading
the way was Omar Khalifa, the legendary Sudanese athlete,
who lit a torch from an African relief camp fire and carried it
through Europe to the United Nations in New York.
in 1988, Omar Khalifa is leading the way again, both in
person - he hase Global Race Number 1 - and through this
Sport Aid '88 game. You can join him and millions of others in
Sport Aid '88 by playing this game as well as signing up for
your own Global Race Number.
It's fantastic fun - and very important too, because the money
from this game and the attention raised by Sport Aid '88 will
help save lives and build a better future for children all over
the world. Join The Race Against Time now and Change The
A GLOBAL GIFT
Sport Aid '88 has issued a challenge to the world to join its effort to help
kids - and Code Masters were among the very first to answer that call for
Code Masters approached Sport Aid '88 with a very special offer: to
create the first-ever arcade adventure game for charity, and to work with
Sport Aid '88 to make it the first-ever global game, played by millions in
as many places as possible around the world.
This game - The Race Against Time - is the global gift of Code Masters to
Sport Aid '88, and Code Masters is giving all its profits from sales of the
game to support the work of Sport Aid '88 and its campaign to help
children in need throughout the world.
CODE MASTERS - THE BEST GAMES POSSIBLE
That generosity matches the philosophy of Dave and Richard Darling
when they established Code Masters in October 1986 - to give the
customer the best games at the best prices possible. Within a year, this
philosophy made Code Masters the UK's No.1 computer games
The Race Against Time is one of the greatest games ever produced by
Code Masters. Based on the actual theme of Sport Aid program it is
the result of a massive effort by the most famous names in game creation,
particularly the best selling Oliver Twins, who have the additional
excellent qualification of having run in the 1986 Race Against Time!
The game has been written for anyone to play, not just the computer
experts, and to appeal to people in all parts of the globe. It's also a fun
way to learn more about the world we all live in.
SPORT AID '88 - FIGHTING THE HIDDEN CRISIS
The Race Against Time game is just one part of the Sport Aid '88 effort to
unite all 218 countries and inhabited territories in this programme to help
fight the "hidden crisis" of hunger, poverty and disease which kills nearly
15 million children every year.
Worldwide, Sport Aid '88 hopes to inspire millions of people to "sign
up", get their own unique Global Race Number and run The Race
Against Time on sunday, September 11.
From the efforts of hundreds of thousands of children raising funds, Sport
Aid '99 has already given money to projects supporting orphans,
disable children, drought victims and street kids in Ethiopia,
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Guatemala, Belize and Sudan, as well as a wide
range of projecst in the UK to help the disadvantaged and disabled.
SWITCH ON TO SPORT AID '88
It's easy to keep up to date with Sport Aid '88 - check out the special
Sport Aid '88 reports every Saturday on the ITV networked show Get
Fresh, listen out for news on your Independent Radio Station, and see the
stories in the Early Times newspaper.
For more details about Sport Aid '88 and how to join The Race Against
Time, write with a large SAE to: Sport Aid '88 - Information, 140
Battersea Park Road, London, SW11. Make sure you get your Global
Race Number by signing up for the biggest race in history!
SPORT AID '88 - KIDS LEAD THE WAY
Because the focus is helping children, it will be children themselves who
play a major role in Sport Aid '88 in their own worldwide events - and a
boy and a girl aged 14 or under will be selected to represent their country
or territory for the day of the big race.
All these children will then fly to New York, where they will come
together before the United Nations at 15.00 GMT on Sunday, September
11 to singal - live on global TB - the start of The Race Against Time!
SPORT AID '88 WOULD LIKE TO THANK:
David and Richard Darling Code Masters Production
The Oliver Twins Coding
Stuart Ruecroft Graphics
Peter Gabriel Music
David Whittaker Music Coding
Bruce Everiss Concept
Mike Clark/Abigail Darling Inlay Production
Nigel Fletcher Design and Artwork
Peter Gabriel appears courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Cover Photo: Jesse Owens, 1936 Munich Olympics, Photograph
courtesy of Allsport Photographic Ltd.
This program, including code, graphics, music and artwork are
the copyright of Sport Aid '88 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 Sport Aid'88
(C)Sport Aid '88 Made in England
Published by Code Masters Software Co. Ltd.,
PO Box 200, Banbury, Oxon., England