Micronaut One: ZX Spectrum 1.0

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Program licensingSoftware Licensing : Shareware ($2.00)
CreatedCreated : May 25, 2013
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The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide. More than 10, games were released for the ZX Spectrum.

Micronaut One for the ZX Spectrum (one of fewer than 200 ZX Spectrum games being re-released as a Windows 8 app) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.

The Micronaut One: ZX Spectrum by Elite Systems Ltd app is the near-100% original ZX Spectrum game, as developed by Pete Cooke and Ian Elery and published by Nexus Productions in 1987 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD technology.

About Micronaut One: Micronaught One is a 3D flying game, with some strategy thrown in.

Game-play Micronaut One: Welcome to the Guild. Long live His Imperial Majesty Georgius IX. Now hear this: the Emperor has decreed that you, a member of our glorious Guild of Equalizers, shall do your utmost to maintain the Empire' s Biocomputers and perform all the duties befitting a member of this, our Guild. (Imperial Decree LXXVII, dated 24. 5. 1290 A. O. )

As a member of the Guild of Equalizers, the biotechnicians responsible for maintaining the huge, asteroid-based Biocomputers, it' s your job to keep these fragile organic machines from damage inflicted by parasites and simple entropy. The parasites in question are the Scrim, the mutated descendants of fruit flies which were accidentally introduced centuries ago. Now the tunnels of your Biocomputer are infested with Scrim eggs, larvae and their ultimate product, the Jellyfly. . .

Your craft is a sort of bidirectional skimmer which can zoom up and down the winding corridors of the Biocomputer. You' ve got a map to help you, and you can set up markers on it to act as homing points for your craft' s Navigational Locking System. You can' t actually turn round (not enough room in the tunnel);
instead, slow to a halt and press down to switch to the rear view (or rather, the front view now). You can then go on as normal. Note though that you can _only_ switch direction if you stop first!

You have two main problems: the Scrim, obviously, and the energy levels of the computer. Being parasites, the Scrim feed off the energy of the biomachine, which tends to cause serious energy imbalances in the circuits. Your craft is equipped with an accumulator which allows you to drain off surplus energy or otherwise top up the computer. You do this at one of the Energy Transfer Units (ETUs), which look rather like large winking eyes behind transparent sliding doors. The levels of the four ETUs (including the one at which you' re currently at) are shown when you stop in front of the eye. Red is danger; green is safe. If the level of the current ETU is too low or too high, you can increase or reduce it. If the ETU level gets too low or too high, the computer will explode. You can only alter the level of the ETU at which you' re currently " docked" .

Your craft is equipped with an anti-Scrim weapon, a sort of giant Van der Graaf generator which spits out tendrils of energy; this, naturally, uses up a good deal of energy (which could leave you with too little to top up an ETU). However, you can recover this loss either by draining an ETU (not recommended) or catching one of the sparkling clouds of energy particles that coalesce in the corridors. Your weapon' s power level is shown on the console of your skimmer (the second of the three bars), while above it is the craft' s speed and below it a scrolling message bar gives information about the Biocomputer.

Your main enemy, the Scrim, have a three-stage lifecycle. (You can get more information on this in the INFO menu – having started the game, it' s a good idea to explore the menu system a little. VIEW will take you to the action). The three stages, plus the accompanying webs, are as follows:

1) Egg
- Small but growing ovoids, impervious to your fire.
There' s nothing you can do about these. Laid by
Jellyfly.
2) Larvae - Huge and disgusting grubs that mulch their way along
the corridors. Can be destroyed but they need a lot
of energy to zap. It' s best to kill them before they
turn into the next stage:
3) Jellyfly - The adult Scrim. Looks rather like a high-speed
umbrella. Zooms up and down the corridors looking for
an open section of tunnel, and then lays a couple of
eggs and an energy-gathering web which permanently
blocks the tunnel (_not_ good news). Kill, kill, kill.
4) Web - A secreted organic structure which spans a
tunnel and blocks it. Can be destroyed if you get to
it before it' s completed.

Too many webs can be fatal - you can be blocked in, or equally badly an ETU entrance can be sealed off. Either way, you' ll be unable to correct the computer' s energy imbalances. It' s possible to get rid of a web if you can get to it before it' s complete, but afterwards it' s impervious to your efforts. You' ll be informed of where a web has been strung - make a note of it on the built-in pad and program your NLS to guide you there before it' s too late. The game is thus a constant race against the ETUs' energy fluctuations and the Scrims' lifecycle. To complete a level, you have to clear out all the Scrim on that level.

There' s a built-in bonus game - a series of races against a computer-controlled robot (actually a maintenance droid, quite harmless, in the " real" game). To get to this, tick the RACE option on the SETUP menu (off the main menu) and go to PLAY. You' ll get the chance to choose a track, pacer and speed, and race against the clock.

About Elite® : Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.


  • - 100% original ZX Spectrum game, as developed by Pete Cooke and Ian Elery in 1987

  • - ‘auto save’, on exiting the game

  • - authentic ' Spectrum' sound

  • - officially licenced product

  • - user-definable control of location of on-screen " joystick" and " fire button" control (in Settings Charm)

  • - user-definable control of lopacity of on-screen " joystick" and " fire button" control (in Settings Charm)

What is new in official Micronaut One: ZX Spectrum 1.0 software version? - Unable to resolve 1.0 news. What is expected in the future? Newly-made Micronaut One: ZX Spectrum 1.1 be downloaded from current page, we also looking forward to unconfirmed 1.2 release build. You may download directly, estimated download time by Dialup or GPRS [~56 kbit/s] is 0:00:00. Just write the reviews of the Micronaut One: ZX Spectrum. System requirements are x86, x64, ARM. No guide or Micronaut One: ZX Spectrum tutorial available. The following languages are supported by Micronaut One: ZX Spectrum: English.

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