Snake Rattle N Roll Instruction Manual (for NES)

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This official seal is your assurance that Nintendo has reviewed the
product and that it has met our standards for excellence in
workmanship, reliability and entertainment value. Always look for
this seal when buying games and accessories to ensure compatibility
with your Nintendo Entertainment System. (Picture of Nintendo Seal)

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Thank you for selecting the Snake Rattle N Roll Game Pak for you
Nintendo Entertainment System

Please read this instruction booklet thoroughly to ensure maximum
enjoyment of you new game. Then save this booklet for future
reference.

CONTENTS:

Story........................................3
Controller Operation.........................4
How to Play..................................5
Exiting Each Level...........................6
Losing Snakes................................7
Now to Play a 2 Player Games.................8
The Nibbley Pibbley Family...................8
Objects......................................9
Enemies.....................................10
Point Values................................11
Hints and Tips..............................12

PRECAUTIONS

1) This is a high precision Game Pak. It should not be stored in
places that are very hot or cold. Never hit it or drop it. Do not
take it apart.
2) Avoid touching the connectors. Do not get them wet or dirty.
Doing so may damage the Game Pak and/or the Control Deck.
3) Do not clean with benzene, paint thinner, alcohol or other such
solvents.
4) Store the Game Pak in its protective sleeve when not in use.
5) Always check the Game Pak edge connector for foreign material
before inserting the Game Pak into the Control Deck.
6) Nintendo recommends against using a rear projection television
with you NES as image retention on the screen may occur.


Snake Rattle N Roll & Nintendo Entertainment System are Trademarks of
Nintendo of America Inc.
Copyright 1990 Rare. Ltd Copyright 1990 Nintedo of America Inc.
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STORY

Snake Rattle N Roll takes you into the fun filled world of two of the
hippest snakes around --- Rattle and Roll! You must work you way
through 11 levels of wacky landscapes and wild enemies. In each level
you need to consume enough Nibbley Pibbleys to activate the scale that
will open the door to the next area. Good Luck!

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CONTROLLER OPERATION

For the 1 player game use controller 1.
For the 2 player game use controllers 1 and 2.

Controller 1/Controller 2
(Picture of the Controller)

Control Pad:
Moves your snake.

A Button:
Makes your snake jump.

B Button:
Flicks out your snakes's tongue.
Makes you snake swim against a water current.
Open a lid that your snake is on and release its contents.

START Button:
Starts the game.
Pauses the game during game play.

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HOW TO PLAY

The object of each stage is to eat as many Nibbley Pibbleys (the
colorful spherical beings in this world) as you can and make it to the
exit. Move your snake using the Control Pad and eat the Nibbley
Pibbleys by hitting them with your tongue (the B Button). To progress
to the next level, your snake must be a certain length. When you eat
a Nibbley pibbley, you length increases as follows:

Color of Nibbley
Pibbley consumed Value
----------------------------
Other Color 1 unit
Your Color 2 units
Yellow 3 units

NOTE: FOUR units are required to gain ONE snake segment

You will find Nibbley Pibbley dispensers here and there. They shoot
out Nibbley Pibbleys for your consumption. Look Out! Sometimes they
shoot out dangerous bombs!

If your snake is hit by an enemy (any moving object besides the
Nibbley Pibbleys), your snake will lose one segment. If your snake
runs out of segments, you loose one snake.

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Most of the enemies that you encounter can be defeated by multiple
tongue hits or by jumping on them (use the A Button for this). If you
eliminate an enemy by jumping on them, you will get more points than
by using your tongue.

Your snake's tongue can be made longer by picking up tongue extensions
(up to three). This does not affect the strength of the tongue or its
power--it only increases the distance that you can shoot your tongue.

EXITING EACH LEVEL

Keep eating the Nibbley Pibbleys until you snake's tail begins to
flash. This lets you know that your snake is heavy enough to go to the
next level. Somewhere in each level there is an exit that must be
opened up before you can go through it. Somewhere else in the level
is a scale. If your snake is long enough, jump on the scale. The
bell will ring and the door opens--you may exit at any time.

5000 points are awarded to the first snake through the door. When you
exit the level, you lose all of your segments and your tongue
extensions. A bonus is awarded--1000 points for each segment and
extension.

bonuses will also be awarded for the amount of Nibbley Pibbleys eaten
throughout the level.

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LOSING SNAKES

You start the game with 3 snakes. The number of snakes remaining is
displayed at the bottom of the screen. You can increase this number
by finding extra lives--flashing snake heads with thier mouths closed!

You lose a snake when:
1. You are hit by an enemy and have no snake segments left.
2. Your snake falls too far (more than 4 verticle blocks)
3. The timer at the bottom of the screen reaches zero.
4. Your snake lands on a sharp object.
5. A falling object squashes your snake.

If you lose all of your snakes, your game is over. If you have any
continues left (you start the game with 2 continues), you may press
any button to "PLAY ON". In the game it is possible to gain more
continues--Look for the open mouthed flashing snake heads.

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HOW TO PLAY A 2 PLAYER GAME

On the title screen, press the SELECT Button to choose the 2 PLAYER
option. Then press the START Button. Game play is basically the same
as in the 1 PLAYER mode, except both players are are simultanious on
the screen. Remember the first one to exit the level gets 5000 bonus
points!


The Nibbley Pibbley Family

Here are the members of the Nibbley Pibbley family and the levels in
which the begin to appear:

Level 1 -- Pibballs Level 5 -- Pibblebats
Level 2 -- pibbleboings Level 8 -- Pibblefish
Level 3 -- pibblejoggers Level 9 -- Pibblecopters
Level 4 -- Pibblesplats

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OBJECTS

Many objects are your for the taking. Here is a list of things you can
pick up.

Tongue Extension:
Adds length to your tongue. This makes those pesky Nibbley Pibbleys
easier to catch!

Extra Life:
Adds 1 to your "Snake reserve."

Clock:
Adds 25 snake seconds to the timer at the bottom of the screen.

Diamond:
Makes your snake invincible for a short period of time.

Speed Up:
Gives you the ability to move very fast for a while.

Reverse:
Temporarily reverses you play control.

Fish Tail:
In level 6 you must get the fish tail in order to swim up the
waterfall. Be careful not to let it fall on you -- it's HEAVY!

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ENEMIES

Here is a list of some of the enemies that you will encounter while
slithering through this strange world.

Shark:
On levels 1 and 2, take care not to stay in the water too long or the
shark will come after you.

Big Foot:
Big Foot conceals an extra life. Be careful though, sometimes a bomb
disguised as an extra life will appear and explode upon contact with
the ground. Don't be confused, the REAL extra lives flash.

Ice Foot:
Similar to Big Foot, but tougher. To defeat it, you must maintain a
steady stream of hits. Its energy level instantly recharges if you
miss one hit!

Snakedozer:
Blue Snakedozers will shove you off the edge of the cliffs if you
don't jump over them.

Bladez:
Bladez are hidden in the floor and have a nasty habit of appearing
right under you! Remember where the Bladez are because they will
always appear in the same place.

Anvilz:
Anvilz try to squash your snake. There are three colors of anvils.
Each color acts differently.

Pin Cushions:
A poisonous plant that shoots deadly spines. It is wise to destroy
them quickly.

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Record Jump on = 750 points Tongue shot = 500 points

Mushroom Jump on = 750 points Tongue shot = 500 points

Krazy Seats Jump on = 750 points Tongue shot = 500 points

Ice Block Jump on = 750 points Tongue shot = 500 points

Pin Cushion = 500 points

Big Foot = 5000 + 200 points for each tongue hit

Ice Foot = 5000 + 200 points for each tongue hit

Metal Trees = 500 points

Beach Ball/Snow Ball/Meteorite = indestructible

Collecting any object = 1000 points
Tongue Extension
Extra Life
Clock
Diamond
Speed up
Reverse
Fishtail

Nibbley Pibbleys

Other snake's color = 100 points
Your snake's color = 200 points
Yellow = 300 points

In Bonus levels the player that eats the last Nibbley Pibbley gets
5000 points

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Hints and Tips

1. For more points, try to defeat enemies by jumping on them instead
of using your tongue whenever possible.
2. Open every lid using the B Button. You can find many things from
extra time to bonus rooms.
3. Try finding hidden lids. There could be a hidden warp or two!
4. Sometimes you may have to sacrifice a segment of your snake to get
up to a high ledge. See if you can find these areas!
5. As with all video games, practice makes perfect. There are a few
tricky jumps in Snake Rattle N Roll that will probably take a while to
master. For example, some jumps may require you to jump down two
spaces and to the left on space (in one jump!).

Good Luck!
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