|LOADING THE PROGRAM
Amstrad CPC Cassette
Press CTRL and small ENTER keys simultaneously.
Press PLAY on your cassette recorder.
Only one scientist in the world knows the secret of
miniaturising a living human and prolonging that
state for more than 60 minutes. So important is this
knowledge that he is rushed by Secret Service men
to the top-secret Pentagon-like subterranean H.Q of
The Combined Miniature Deterrent Forces. En route,
enemy saboteurs stage a car crash in which the
Scientist suffers a critical brain injury which can only
be successfully treated by operating from inside his
head. There follows a suspense-filled race against
time. You are selected to undergo miniaturisation
and enter the Scientist's body, but you only have 60
minutes. You are placed inside his body in a specially
designed submarine which is injected into the
Scientist's bloodstream, but the process is too
rushed for the submarine to withstand the
miniaturisation! Eventually you find yourself in the
Scientist's mouth, with parts of the submarine
scattered throughout his anatomy. Now your only
hope is to discover the eight pieces of submarine
scattered around the body and assemble them in the
brain. Only then will you ever emerge once more into
the outside world. You must also ensure that the
Scientist does not die whilst you are inside his body
or you will also die.
"Fantastic Voyage" was a $6.5 million Cinema Scope
production by 20th Century Fox, and this computer
game is the officially licensed game of the film.
Through the miracle of Dr. Ernest Hacker's Reducto
Ray you now find yourself inside a human body. You
can only escape by reassembling your submarine
which, due to premature enlargement, has broken in
eight pieces which are now scattered around the
body. It is essential that the 'host' body does not die,
or you will die too.
You must collect each component piece of the
submarine which is assembled by dropping each
piece onto a ledge within the brain. When the
submarine is fully assembled it will shrink, thus
enabling you to escape from the body. (We're keeping
the escape route secret!).
If you think that's a fairly simple task, there are
several obstacles to hinder you.
Infections are perhaps the most critical problem
you will have to contend with as the cause the body
temperature to rise and that will eventually kill the
'host' body. Infections occur from time to time in
various parts of the body (but only one at a time) and
must be dealt with swiftly. The location of the
infection will be displayed on the screen as soon as it
breaks out, and its approximate position in relation
to the rest of the body will be indicated by a flashing
red square on the body diagram on the right side of
the screen. You must find the infection and destroy it
using your laser.
Growths are present in many organs of the body
(e.g. liver, gall bladder, pancreas and intestines)
which will block your path. These can only be
removed by collecting a white blood cell (which you
may be lucky enough to find on the way) and carrying
it to the blocked organ. If you then drop the white
blood cell near the growth it will collide with it and
Your Energy is vital to your survival and is sapped by
swimming, standing and particularly by firing your
laser. If your energy falls to low you will become
invisible which will make your task far more difficult.
Before becoming invisible you will turn red for a short
spell. Your energy can be replenished by collecting
red blood cells. The lungs are particularly rich in red
blood cells which can be used to top up your energy
before embarking on a long journey. However they
never appear whilst you are waiting in a particular
location. You must enter the location to find them
Cholesterol has collected at some locations within
the host body and appears as a collection of yellow
dots. It can be lasered if you approach from left or
right, but not from above or below. The cholesterol
block will re-form once you have left that location.
Viruses break out after the first part of your
submarine has been assembled. They are green and
can be destroyed by your laser, but contact with a
virus is fatal.
There are a few other hazards which we will leave
you to discover for yourself.
Should you successfully escape from the body you
must land in the centre of the table which will then
appear on the screen, and manoeuvre the submarine
so that it faces left. The submarine will then enlarge
to full size and will have successfully completed
the game with a 100% score.
Left = B Right = N Fire = L Swim = P
Pick/Drop = SPACE
Pause game - Press 1.
Music on and off - Press 2.
Abort game - Press 3 after Pauseing game.
The program contains a REDEFINE KEY option and
can be used with either a JOYSTICK or a CURSOR
[Instructions typed by Simon Holdsworth 5th July 2005]