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Offline blackdalek

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Never played this game, so thought I'd try it. Tried out two player mode, and after a matter of minutes both player characters walked off the screen but the screen never changed to follow them. I could not find any way to get the players back on the screen.
So I pressed all over the keyboard trying to find some kind of quit or reset key. Couldn't find it, had to power off the CPC.
Next I looked up the manual for the game.... every format except the Amstrad and Spectrum versions seem to have a key listed for pause and quit, but CPC only gets movement/fire keys listed.
Here is the manual I'm looking at from CPC Power (bottom of page 4 from the English translation) http://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=notices&num=827
Surely the CPC and Spectrum versions didn't come with no abort key? Or am I missing something obvious?

Also, it would have been nice to have been given a "redefine keys" option ;) -- I'd like to have been able to use joystick 2 for player two, same as the Amiga/Atari/Commodores.
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Offline Phantomz

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Surely the CPC and Spectrum versions didn't come with no abort key? Or am I missing something obvious?

I don't think the game has a pause or quit option as far as I remember.  ::)

Also, it would have been nice to have been given a "redefine keys" option ;) -- I'd like to have been able to use joystick 2 for player two, same as the Amiga/Atari/Commodores.

I did remap the controls for this game so you can use two joysticks, it's available in the following thread, I hope this helps.  :D

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/two-player-games-with-two-joysticks/msg126491/#msg126491

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Thanks Phantomz. I will read the thread  8)
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