Legend speaks of a child captured, then raised by the Apes.
The child became a man - and Lord of his jungle domain.


Tarzan is an arcade combat adventure.
* hundreds of graphic locations including dense jungle, caves, temples
(Don't get lost!!)
* full joystick control of Tarzan who can run, jump, fight, somersault,
swing on ropes, etc. (He'll need to!!)
* quicksands, angry natives, lions, snakes, white hunters and just some
of the dangers Tarzan must face. (-and survive!!)
* a challenging and exciting mission to undertake requiring skill and
quick thinking.

Tarzan brings a new level of excitement to your micro.

The Birth of a Legend:

From the Western coast of the Congo, to the palm-fringed shores of Zanzibar
in the East, African folklore tells of the legendary exploits of one
man - Tarzan of the Apes.

Nursed at the shaggy breast of Kala, the she-ape, the white orphan child has
grown to learn the ways of the jungle and the language of the beasts. Years
later he claimed the inheritance that was rightfully his, as John Clayton,
Lord Greystoke, Peer or the Realm, but whenever necessity demanded the
polished English gentleman would revert once more to the naked ape-man.

For Tarzan - or, as the apes called him, Tarmangani - held a deep contempt
for his native society, in which he had found greed and cruelty far beyond
that which he had known in the savage land of his adoption. Where the myriad
life trod the matted vegitation, or flew or swung or climbed amongst the
leafy vaults of the great trees, here it was that Tarzan ruled supreme, Lord
of the Jungle.

The Eyes of the Rainbow:

And now, yet again, needs drove him to shrug off the thin vaneer of
civilization and brave the perils of the forest. Lady Jane Greystoke, she
who he had won by the might of his steel thews, was in danger.

Held captive by Usanga, chief of the Wamabo, she was ro be fed to the
devouring maw of Sheeta the Panther and the rapacious talons of Ska the
Vulture, if Tarzan failed to retrieve the seven gemstones which had been
stolen from the tribal shrine. These stones, believed by the Wamabo to be
the Eyes of the Rainbow, were of differing iridescent hues, one for each
colour of the spectrum. In his rage at their loss, Usanga had given Tarzan
but three days in which to find them, or Jane would be sacrificed at sunset
on the third day.

As he swung through the tangled forest, Tarzan had spoken with Manu, the
monkey, as the grey-bearded creature had recounted how others of his kind
had mischievously taken the precious stones, and scattered them far and wide
amongst the shadows of the dank jungles.

Tarzan knew that he must travel without stint hunting the jewels in the
heat of Kudu the sun, and by the light of Goro the moon. His quest would
take him to the dark cave of the rocky steppes, wherein dwelt bloated
spiders and unearthly flames, and to the lichen-covered walls of the Temple
of the Sun. He would traverse the swampy morasses and the treacherous
quicksand, and find Numa the lion and Histah the snake. He must beware the
poisoned spears of the Kurotawi, and the rifles of the white hunters.

However keen his senses, however mighty his muscles, he was still mortal.
Though he might find numerous artifacts to help him, though he might call
upon the friendly monkeys to accompany him, he was still limited by
inexorable time. He knew he possessed sufficient strength and cunning to
battle against Death and win, but the hazards of the jungle, the bite of
Histah the snake and the clinging embrace of quicksand, all would conspire
to hinder and delay.

Time was his greatest enemy. Before Kudu sunk in the West on that third
fateful day, Tarzan must return the Eyes of the Rainbow to Usanga and
discover the forest prison that held his beloved Jane.

His eyes narrowed, his muscles tensed, and from his mighty chest arose the
savage tormented cry of the bull ape...

Game Play:

1. Three Days

As time passes, the sun will slowly sink in the sky. The jungle will pass
through sunset into shadowy night. If Tarzan survives the night, the dawn
will give way once more to the heat of day.

The time it takes for three days to pass depends on how successfully Tarzan
can avoid or overcome the many hazards he will encounter. For example,
every time Tarzan is hit by a spear, or falls into quicksand, a period of
time will pass more quickly. If Tarzan is careless, therefore, three days
will pass very quickly.

2. The Eyes of the Rainbow

These will appear on the screen as black boxes (look carefully for these,
they may be partially hidden somewhere on the screen). If Tarzan is able
to retrieve one of these, a picture will appear on the bottom right corner
of the screen. Tarzan needs all seven gemstones before he can hope to
free Jane.

3. Objects

There are various objects (both animate and inanimate) which Tarzan may come
across. These will also appear on the screen as black boxes (look
carefully for these, they may be partially hidden somewhere on the screen).

If Tarzan is able to pick up any of these, then a picture of the object will
appear on the bottom left corner of the screen.

Monkeys, rope, torches, different coloured shields, sunstones, are just
some of the objects Tarzan may find useful to have with him. To use some
objects it is necessary for Tarzan to drop them in the chosen location.

4. Exploring

Tarzan can move left or right until faced by imprenatrable rock. He can
also move up or down through any gaps in jungle undergrowth, rocks, walls,
etc (these gaps are not always easy to see, they may even be completely
hidden from view).

5. Controls

Left = 6
Right = 7
Up = 9
Down = 8
Fire = 0
Restart = 1
Pause = Space

6. Actions

a. No FIRE button

right = move right
left = move left
up = move up or jump
down = move down or duck
right & up = somersault right
left & up = somersault left

b. With FIRE button

right = high punch right*
left = high punch left*
down = low punch*
up = Enter 'object mode' or pick up gemstone or object if Tarzan is next
to it.

* If Tarzan is able to punch hostile natives off the screen, they will not
attack him again in that location.

c. Object Mode

left = moves object select cursor left
right = moves object select cursor right
FIRE = Drops the selected object. You cannot drop an object in a screen
location which already contains an object.

TARZAN Owned by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC. And Used by Permission
Copyright (C) 1983, 1986 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC.
Martech is the registered trade mark of Software Communications Limited.
(C) Software Communications Ltd. 1986. Made in England.

(Transcribed by Robin Stuart)