Starship Hector

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Starship Hector

Game Story/Prologue

In the Star Year of 2038, the Fourth (4th) World War on Earth destroyed
all of mankind. The Starship Hector was thousands of light years away
on an exploration mission. Upon their return to what is now ancient
Earth, the Starship Hector found Earth to be desolate and inhabited by
gruesome Bio-Mechanical Creatures.

Starship Hector must fight its way past many different empires of
these Bio-Mechanical Creatures to save Earth's future. This challenge
will be the toughest battle the Starship Hector will ever face. You
must skillfully change battle strategies constantly.

This is the ultimate challenge to your battle skills. The objective is to
help the Starship Hector to survive in Ancient Earth and to defeat the
gruesome Bio-Mechanical Creatures. Earth's future is in your skillful hands!

The game has six (6) different stages:
| # of Stage | Empire Stage |
| History (1)| Incaic Empire |
| History (2)| Mayan Empire |
| History (3)| Atlantis Empire |
| History (4)| Egyptian Empire |
| History (5)| Moo Empire |
| History (6)| Yamataikoku Empire |

Play Modes

In addition to "normal play", Starship Hector is equipped with "score
keeping" and "timed competition" modes that can be played within time
limits of two (2) or five (5) minutes.

Push "start" to access the mode selection screen.

Select the desired mode to start the game.

Push "select" to access the score keeping screen.

Shows the highest score for each mode.

Characteristics of the Game

Starship Hector is a shooting game with scrolling screens. The game
scrolls either vertically or horizontally depending on which stage is
being played.

Vertical Scroll

Stages 1, 3, 5 scrolls vertically. The enemy not only attack in the air but
also from the ground surface.

Horizontal Scroll

Stages 2, 4, 6 scrolls horizontally. Be careful not to damage the
Starship by bumping into the walls inside the cave.

Starship Hector's Strategy Shooting

Strategy shooting means to plan your attack operations and maneuvering.
The first thing to do is to learn the movements of enemy characters in
each empire stage. Then practice over and over until you find a winning

Screen Indication

The score, number of Starships remaining and energy level are
indicated on the screen.

Energy Level

Maximum energy level is 16 bars. When the energy level reaches "0" a
Starship will be taken away.

Extra Starships

Every game stars with 2 Starships. An extra Starship is added only
when the score reaches 200,000; 500,000 and 1,000,000 respectively.
(i.e. one Starship added when the score hits 200,000 and again at
500,000, ect.... 3 Starships maximum.)

Energy Level

The energy level decreases when hit by the enemy creatures. Collect
"recovery capsules" to increase the energy level. Each recovery
capsule will increase the energy level by one-maximum 16 bars/level.
The Starship must hit certain characters on the screen to release the
capsules. A Starship will be taken away when the energy decrease to "0".

Weapons & Control Functions

Starship Hector has 2 types of attacking weapons. The "Sparkle Gun" is to
shoot at flying enemy creatures and the "Craster Bomb" is to destroy the
enemy on the ground surface.

Shoot upwards in vertical scroll stage. Shoot to the right in horizontal
scroll stage.

Drops forward & downward in vertical scroll stage. Drops downward-right
in horizontal scroll stage.

Secret Techniques/Hints

There are many secrets hidden in the game. Here is one of them:

HECTOR Panel Bonus: In stages 1, 3 % 5, the bonus panels are hidden
on the ground surface. There are a total of 6 panels spelling H E C T O R.
Each panel will earn you 10,000 points; but, when you find all 6 panels,
you will earn 1,000,000 special bonus points.

Hint: Shoot Craster Bombs 8 times at a certain point to collect a panel.

(Pages showing characters of Hector would be here... sorry can't get
the pictures for you.)