SPARROW (Henohenohe-Taro)

System – Sharp MZ-1500
Author – へのへのへ太郎 (Henohenohe-Taro)
Publication – Micom BASIC (マイコンBASIC) December 1984
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Preserved By – TWE
Recommended Emulator – mz1500 (TAKEDA)

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Loading the Game –

Load the MZ-700 BASIC (MZ-5Z001) disk onto the machine;
Press Q to load S-BASIC;
After BASIC loads, load the .qdf file onto the machine;
Type CHAIN “SPARROW”, then press Enter; the game should start automatically once loaded.

Game Instructions –

You’re a sparrow that absoulely loves balloons and treasure (it finds them pretty)!

There are 10 balloons on each round. Pick up all of them to open the safe on the center of the screen containing the treasure (either a diamond, a knife or a ruby ring). Get it to clear the round.
If you hit a water BOMB or the CHASER that follows you, your wings will get too wet to fly. Furthermore, getting hit by the FRILL-NECKED LIZARD will shock you and also make you unable to fly, causing you to fall down. At the start of the game, you have 3 sparrows, and get an extra one every time you collect every treasure.
If you don’t have any sparrows left, it’s GAME OVER.

You get 10 points for each balloon, and chaining the collection yearns 20, 40, etc. points for each subsequent balloon, until it caps at 5000. Use the left and right cursor keys to change direction, Space to descend, and any other key to go straight vertically.

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