The sequel to the classic Atari's Game : YAR'S REVENGE
This program is CARTRIDGEWARE...
If you enjoy this game and you've got unused (but working) VCS 2600 cartridges, please send
them to me. It'll makes me happy :-)
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
VCS Simulator is supplied 'as-is' ; the author WILL NOT be held responsible
for ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES that may occur as a direct or indirect result
of, or inability to use, VCS Simulator.
The author will not be held responsible for damages resulting from the loss of business
or productivity due to the use of VCS Simulator. Furthermore, the author will not be held
liable for any damages that may be incurred as a result of using non-standard
The author also cannot be held liable regarding the merchantability (or lack thereof) of
VCS Simulator. The author grants no warranty whatsoever, and none should be implied.
USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
1 - Installation
To run this program, unzip the file YARSQST.ZIP into the main directory of VCS Simulator (don't
create a subdir).
Launch the program VCSS.EXE, choose options, select the cartridge "YARS' QUEST" and activate the "Run" button.
Choose Options Run Cartridge
2 - Game Objective
You are controlling a YAR warrior.
Your objective is to explore Secret Bases of the Qotile's empire searching for P.O.W.
Rescue as many YARS as possible before loosing all your lives.
- The Joystick controller.
- The Video Touch Pad controller (The Star Raiders controller is emulated
through the PC Numpad).
Be sure the Joystick Controller cable is firmly plugged into the first Joystick
port of your PC.
To use the Joystick, select "Joystick" Controller in the VCSS' options panel.
Joystick Controls :
Move the Joystick Left to move the YAR to the left.
Move the Joystick Right to move the YAR to the right.
Move the Joystick Up to move the YAR to the top.
Move the Joystick Down to move the YAR to the bottom.
Use the diagonals in the same way.
Press the fire controller button to fire a shot and/or use a special weapon.
if you don't have a joystick you may use the keyboard to control the YAR.
To use the keyboard, select "Keyboard" Controller in the VCSS' options panel.
Keyboard Controls :
Press the Arrow Left key to move the YAR to the Left.
Press the Arrow Right key to move the YAR to the right.
Press the Arrow Up key to move the YAR to the top.
Press the Arrow Down key to move the YAR to the bottom.
Press 2 directions Keys simultaneously to obtain diagonals.
Press the control key to fire a shot and/or use a special weapon.
Use the GAME SELECT switch to select the game number you wish to play.
Hold down the switch down until the correct number appears at the top
of the title screen.
See Game Variations to select the game you wish to play.
Game Reset Switch : F4
When you have selected the game number, press down the Game Reset switch
to start the game.
Left Difficulty Switch : F5 / F6
If the Left Difficulty switch is in the A position (hard mode) the YAR will
loose the item he's carrying when he's killed.
If the Left Difficulty switch in the B position (normal mode) the YAR won't
loose the item he's carrying when he's killed.
Right Difficulty Switch : F7 / F8
The Right Difficulty switch is not used.
TV Type switch : F2
Set this switch to COLOR if you have a color monitor. Set it to B-W if you
are playing the game in black and white.
5 - Gameplay
Each level starts in the main entrance of a new secret Base.
This room is always closed by 8 doors leading to other rooms.
- Find the way to open the doors,
- Collect strange items,
- Use mysterious machines... and much more
Some doors requires special process to be unlocked.
They'll always track you.
You'll encounter them in special rooms only.
Be careful about their intensive missile fire.
The most dangerous enemy.
He'll fall upon you in an unforeseeable way.
Energy Missile :
Primary, low powerful and unlimited weapon.
Proton Torpedo :
Proton Torpedoes Pack
Very powerful and destructive weapon.
Each proton pack collected gives you 5 more torpedoes.
Maximum loading : 20 proton torpedoes.
Use the baits to lure the swirls and the destroyer missiles.
Each bait released will be active for 3 seconds.
Each bait pack collected gives you 3 more baits.
Maximum loading : 10 baits.
Activate a shield for invulnerability.
Each shield used will be active for 3 seconds.
Each shield pack collected gives you 1 more shield.
Maximum loading : 5 shields.
Use the Video Touch Pad (Num Pad) to select a weapon.
Press the Fire Button to use the selected weapon.
- The weapon selection may be done from the inventory screen or the game screen.
- When you loose a life, the secondary weapon is automatically disabled.
INVENTORY SCREEN :
This screen displays :
- The number of lives remaining.
- Your current score.
- The state of your weapons.
- The item you're carrying.
Press the 0 key of the Video Touch Pad (Num Pad) to access to the this
Press the 0 key of the Video Touch Pad one more time to resume the
To enjoy the game, I recommend you to discover and to experiment the
game by yourself.
However, if you find the game too much difficult, you may read the
"TIPS" section for more infos.
6 - Scoring
Beam Cell : 10 Points
Open Door : 100 Points
Guardian : 200 Points
Unlock Door : 500 Points
Generator : 1000 Points