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HUDSON HAWK (Sony Imagesoft)
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2. This is a high precision game. It should not be stored in places that are
very hot or very cold. Never hit it or drop it. Do not take it apart.
3. Avoid touching the connectors and do not get them wet or dirty. Doing so
may damage the game.
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2. How to Operate the Controller......4
3. How to Play the Game...............5
4. End of Game........................10
5. Hints for Winning the Game.........11
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Eddie Hawkins, a.k.a. The Hudson Hawk, has the reputation of being the best
cat burglar in the world, but he's decided to go straight.
Unfortunately, Darwin and Minerva Mayflower have other plans. They are
rebuilding Leonardo da Vinci's Alchemy Project, a machine that can make gold!
Good for them but disastrous for the world's economy. They need Hawk's help,
and they'll hurt his best friend unless he gives it to them.
The Mayflowers order Hawk to steal two priceless works by Leonardo da Vinci.
One is located in Rutherford's the heavily guarded auction house. The other
rests in the vaults of the Vatican! Quite a challenge...even for the Hawk!
We need you to help the Hawk first, to save his friend, and second, because
if Hawk can find where the gold machine is, maybe he can steal its key
component and save the entire world from financial ruin...!
2. HOW TO USE THE CONTROLLER
Left: Moves left
Right: Moves Right
Up: Climb up (ladders and ropes)
Stand up (after crawling)
Go through door (when standing in front of one)
Move platform ligt up (when standing on one)
Down: Climb down (ladders and ropes)
Get on hands and knees (to crawl)
Drop down (from end of rope)
Move platform lift down (when standing on one)
START Button: Push to begin game or level
Resume game (when paused)
SELECT Button: Show Status Screen (pause game)
A Button: Jump
B Button: Throw (quick press) / Punch (long press)
3. HOW TO PLAY THE GAME
Please read this instruction book carefully to ensure proper handling of your
new game. Save the booklet for future reference. Put the cartridge in the
NES, turn the power on. The Sony Imagesoft and Hudson Hawk title screens
appear. Wait to see the top ten scores, or press START to begin the game.
The game consists of three levels. At the beginning of each level you will be
told where you are and what the object is you have to steal. Press START to
begin play on each level.
(Picture of the Control Pad's +)
(-- Move to the left --) Move to the right
(Picture of the Control Pad showing the names, in order, of the buttons)
Control Pad SELECT Button START Button B Button A Button
You control Hawk as he makes his way through each level. Press the Control
Pad left or right to run. Press down, then left or right to crawl. This is
useful for getting through tight passages, to duck bullets, or to slither
under electric eyes. Press up to stand again.
Press the A Button to jump. You can run and jump at the same time. Some
enemies and obstacles can be jumped over, sometimes using another object - a
crate or a chair, for instance - to launch from. You can also use jump to
climb objects and ledges, and to grasp the ends of ropes and ladders that are
just out of reach.
To climb a ladder or a rope that is hanging vertically, press the Control Pad
up or down. To swing hand-over-hand along a rope or pipe that is horizontal,
press the Control Pad left or right.
To move yourself and objects vertically with a platform lift, stand on the
platform and press the Control Pad up or down. You can go through certain
openings - doors, windows, laundry chute - by pressing the Control Pad up when
standing in front of them. Some doors are locked, though, and you can't go
through. Getting in the elevator will automatically take you to another
You begin the game with five lives and an energy level of eight. Enemies and
enemy devices you encounter can zap your energy - or zap a life. To pause the
game and see how you're doing, press SELECT. The Status Screen is displayed
with the following information:
LIVES - You start with 5 lives. Drop to zero and the game is over.
ENERGY - From 1 to 8 hearts. If your energy drops to zero, you lose a life.
When you continue with a new life, your energy level starts again at
SCORE - Flashing coins are located throughout the game; touching one knocks it
off the screen and adds to your score. Defeating enemies and
completing tasks also add to your score.
Press START to continue the game, or press the A and B Buttons together to
quit. You can also press SELECT to turn the music and/or sound effects off
and on. The current setting is displayed.
Hawk has two defenses: softballs and his fists. Press the B Button quickly
to toss a softball; press the B Button longer to throw a punch.
Some enemies can be knocked off the screen by hitting them with softballs -
others are just momentarily stunned. A stunned enemy can usually then be
knocked off the screen with a punch.
Softballs can also be tossed to turn off switches. Switches are found in the
vicinity of some electrical obstacles and will momentarily shut them off.
(Picture of the title screen)
Enemies and Enemy Devices
Hawk will encounter many enemies and enemy devices. Some of these merely get
in your way, others are harmful or deadly. The harmful ones zap energy - the
deadly ones zap lives and set you back in the game. Lose five lives and the
game is over!
And watch where you step! Electrical eyes and pressure-sensitive floor panels
set off alarms and increase the danger! Be prepared to jump or crawl past
(Pictures of two game screens)
(Pictures of a game screen and the Top Ten list screen.)
4. END OF GAME
If you end the game with a high score, you'll be invited to enter your
initials on the Top Ten list. Compete with yourself or friends! Any initials
you enter are for the current play session only - new scores and initials are
not saved once the power is turned off.
5. HINTS FOR WINNING THE GAME
- When moving forward, keep tossing a softball ahead of you - you might knock
out enemies before you see them. Sometimes by the time you see them, it's too
- The Rutherford's safe is hidden behind a painting.
- A switch may not control the obstacle you see on screen. After hitting a
switch, you may have to look around for what it turned off.
(Pictures of two game screens.)
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