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Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only


Game Type          : Arcade; Bat And Ball; ARKANOID-Clone

Author             :

Standalone Release(s)   : 1990: CRACK-UP, Atlantis, £1.99

Compilation Release(s)   : None

Stated compatibility    : BBC/Electron Dual Version

Actual compatibility    : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier            : ATLANTIS, 28 Station Road, LONDON SE25 5AG

Disc compatibility     : Unknown




"Joystick or Keyboard. 100% Arcade Action. 100 years from now, when war is a distant memory and mindless violence is considered the ultimate in anti-social behaviour, what outlet will there be for your feeling of aggression? There will always be CRACK-UP!"


CRACK-UP is a game for 1 or 2 players and features 32 action-packed screens. The aim of the game is simply to destroy each wall of bricks and move onto the next screen. But be warned, some of the bricks take more than one hit to destroy them and others cannot be destroyed at all.


To make the game even more difficult, some of the bricks are invisible. They act the same as ordinary bricks (i.e. some can be destroyed and others are indestructable), except that you cannot see them. There are 7 bonus bricks which appear at random (some will appear more than once), these are:-

   B, Bonus Level - moves you to the next screen.

   C, Catch Ball - FIRE to release.

   D, Double Balls - doubles tha damage you can cause.

   E, Extended Bat.

   L, Laser Bat - FIRE to cause extra damage.

   S, Slow Ball.

   X, Extra Life.


Game Controls

Press J to select Joystick or Keyboard, then P to select 1 or 2 players and L to select start screen (between 1 & 5). Remainder of 32 screens can only be accessed by completing of the previous screen. Whilst on title screen press Q for sound off or S for sound on.


Keyboard controls are: Z or < to move left, X or > to move right, SHIFT or RETURN to release ball/fire laser bat.


Press COPY to pause, DELETE to restart and ESCAPE to quit game.



Instructions' Source   : CRACK-UP (Atlantis) Inner Inlay


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