Blue Max is compatible with the Kempston, AGF, Protek and Interface Two.
PLAY INSTRUCTIONS OBJECTIVE
You are Max Chatsworth! Known by your mates as "the Blue Max" you wear the very
name of the medal given by the Axis powers to shoot down your plane! Now, you
must earn the title! To be successful you must make a final assault on three
specially marked targets within the city. You have only one aircraft and very
little time to accomplish this most difficult of missions.
Press fire to begin taxi-ing. When the speed reaches 100 miles per hour, press
forward on the joystick. Your plane will lift off the runway and you may proceed
with your mission at your desired altitude Subsequent takeoffs will begin
automatically when repairs have been made or you can abort repairs by pressing
the fire button (or key). Again your speed must be at least 100 mph to
successfully lift off
These include all bridges, buildings, enemy planes, tanks, anti-aircraft
batteries, vehicles, and ships. From time to time some targets will be specially
marked as follows:
� Buildings and bridges with flashing bullseye
� Flashing enemy planes
� Flashing cars
� Flashing ships
These are primary targets and a certain number must be destroyed in order to
gain entry to the next level.
Air-to-ground strafing can be accomplished by reducing your altitude to 18-26
feet (the command bar will show a steady magenta colour), and pressing your fire
button. Left and right movement will improve strafing results. Attempting to
bomb will most likely cause a crash.
Bombing is accomplished by pressing the fire button and pulling back on the
joystick (or by pressing the 'fire" and "down" keys simultaneously). You will
descend during a bombing run, so be sure that your aircraft is high enough.
When a friendly runway approaches, a tone will be heard and an "R" will appear
on the command bar. Press the fire button to lower the landing gear, and the "R"
will change to "L". When you are over the runway, descend and land. Repair work
will begin automatically and you can watch progress on your command bar. If you
wish to abort the repair work, press the fire button. As with all takeoffs, your
speed must reach 100 mph before liftoff.
The display shows: -
Altitude and speed
The large warning letters which appear from time to time indicate: -
W = Cross-wind
P = Enemy plane approaching
R = Runway approaching
L = Landing gear down
Flashing "R" or "L" = Must land (enemy city approaching).
Anti-aircraft fire as well as enemy planes can damage your
aircraft. When hit, the command bar runs red briefly. Damage is
shown along the top right of the command bar as follows:
F=Fuel leak B=Bomb gear damaged (intermittent bombing).
G=Machine gun damage (intermittent firing)
When all the above are lit, the next anti-aircraft hit causes a
COMMAND BAR COLOURS
Red = hit by enemy gun or anti-aircraft.
Blue = at same altitude as enemy plane-can now be
Magenta = strafing altitude.
Yellow = flying too low-a crash is imminent!
Green = mission complete!!-and land and recieve award.
"K"- To redefine play keys and set game to play via the
keyboard. "J"- To select the type of joystick in use and set game to play via
"C"- To select "normal" or "reverse" controls. "G"- To switch gravity on or off.
"S"- To start game (or fire button if joystick selected).
Normal CTRL = push joystick forward to climb, back to descend Reverse CTRL =
pull back to climb, push forward to descend. Gravity = plane will drop when
joystick is released No Gravity=plane will not drop when joystick is released.
Press the "I" key to pause the game. There is no time penalty for pausing the
HINTS FOR BETTER PLAY
1. Choose which joystick direction suits you best. Most aircraft are actually
flown using Reverse Control.
2. Climb slightly just prior to releasing a bomb. Bombing causes you to drop in
3. At higher altitudes you need to lead your target a bit more. Use your shadow
as a general benchmark.
4. Don't excite the Axis Powers!! They anger easily and may come after you in
5. Stay airborne. Crashing shortens game play.