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THE WORD FOR ADVENTURE
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Based on the bare-knuckle, big-action blockbuster adventure
hit starring Sylvester Stallone, CLiFFHANGER brings to your
Sega CD System the treacherous cliffs and icy rock faces...the
dizzying heights and deadly avalanches...the crazed villains and
nonstop combat action of the film. You are Gabe Walker,
Rocky Mountain rescue ace, now facing the most grueling
operation of your life: saving your friends and defeating the
megalomaniac Qualen and his gang of high-altitude bad guys.
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The Word For Adventure
Handling Your Sega CD Disc
The Game Controls
Game Control Summary..
Main Game Screen
1. A Genesis Controller should be plugged into the "Control
1" port on your Sega Genesis.
2. Make sure that there is no game cartridge in your Sega
Genesis System and follow ail Sega CD System directions
to activate your Sega CD System.
3. Follow Sega CD System directions to OPEN the Sega CD
drive from the Sega CD Control Menu.
4. Carefully place your CL1FFHANGER CD game disc in the
Sega CD System with the label-side facing up.
5. CLOSE the Sega CD drive from the Sega CD Control
Menu and then select CD-ROM on the Control Menu to
launch CLIFFHANGER and begin to play.
A BUTTON 8 BUTTON G BUTTON
This manual refers to the following directions:
D Pad UP
D Pail LEFT
0 Pad DOWN
up or down to
At the title screen you have three choices:
START, OPTIONS, and STORY. These allow you
to start the game, select your game options or
watch a digitized video clip of the introductory
story behind the game action in CLJFFHANGER.
If you choose START, the game begins. Each
level of the game will begin with an introductory
clip from the movie. To bypass these clips, press
the START button.
This brings up another menu of choices for
setting up play as you want it. Press the D Pad
your selection, then:
TO PAUSE GAME:
Press the START Button. Press it again to
TO CONTINUE AFTER LOSING ALL
Press the START Button to resume play
when you're at the Continue screen,
Use the D Pad to walk in any direction - up,
down, left, right, and diagonally.
EXIT: Press any button
LIVES: Press any button to select 3, 5 or 7 lives.
CONTINUES: Press any button to select 3,5 or7 continues.
’Note-While changing the number of lives, you will notice
that the number of continues will alter, and while chang
ing the number of continues, the number of lives will alter.
You must select one of the following:
3 lives, 7 continues
5 lives, 5 continues
7 lives, 3 continues
MUSIC: ON/OFF - Press any button.
If you choose the story, you'll be treated to introductory scenes
from the film CLIFFHAUGER. To exit the story and return to the
Title screen, press the START Button.
Press D Pad LEFT or RIGHT twice in quick succession to run
in that direction. After you've started running, you can run up
and down on the screen by pressing diagonally on the D Pad
in the direction you want to run.
TO CLIMB OR DESCEND:
Look for surfaces with little footholds To start climbing such a
surface, approach the wall and press UP. To start descending,
walk to the edge and press DOWN. Then, whether you’re
climbing or descending, use the arrow buttons on the D Pad to
move in the direction you want If you're shot while climbing
or descending, you’ll have a brief moment to recover - press
UP while hanging. Press and hold the A Button to climb or
descend more rapidly. But beware - when you're moving fast
on a wall, you won't have a chance to recover if you're hit, and
you’ll fall to your doom.
TO ROPE-CLIMB OVER CHASMS:
Walk up to the rope and press the C Button. While grasping the
rope, press LEFT or RIGHT to climb hand over hand in that
direction. You cannot recover from a hit you take while
Block or Duck: Press B and C Buttons simultaneously
and any D Pad direction except down to block blows to
your head. Press B and C Buttons and D Pad DOWN to
duck. Beware: some enemy moves, such as the low
kick, can only be partially blocked; others, like the knife
swipe, can’t be blocked at all.
Use the Controller Buttons as follows to fight
To Jab, Execute Bulldozer Move and Pick Up Objects:
Press the A Button, In rapid succession: a combination of four
punches - jab, left hook, right hook, uppercut. Press D Pad
LEFT or RIGHT (whichever is opposite to the way you’re facing
at the moment) during the four-punch move to back¬
hand enemies attacking from behind. While running:
bulldozer move. When near an object: pick up the object.
• Jump: Press the C Button. Press C while running to
execute a flying leap.
Kick: Press the B Button. In rapid succession: alternating high
and low kicks. Press and hold: spinning back kick.
Flying Kick: Press the B Button at the top of your jump. Press
C,then B while running to execute a running flying kick.
Super Kick: Press the A and B Buttons simultaneously. This
move clears out your enemies very effectively, but it takes
extra energy from your power bar, so it’s for desperate situa¬
You're a pretty rugged guy, but you’re still going to need some
weapons to survive. So be sure to take advantage of what
comes your way, including knives and guns.
On levels one and four, your only way of escape
from an approaching avalanche is down the
side of a slippery, snow-covered mountain, and
the only way down is on your snow board.
You better travel down the mountain quickly
and accurately because if you don’t, you’ll be
buried by the avalanche!
Weapons are used as follows
Knife: To slash with the knife, press
the A Button. To throw it, press the
A and B buttons simultaneously.
Once you throw a knife, it’s gone.
Watch this meter and be sure to stay
well ahead of the avalanche or you’ll be sorry
UZ1: Press the A Button to fire. To
point left or right, use the D pad. A
gun has 12 rounds of ammo; after
you fire 12 times, you lose the gun.
You can acquire the Uzi by knocking
it out of your enemy's hands.
OPERATING YOUR SNOW BOARD
Campfires: Look for campfires like this one
along the way - you need to warm yourself by
the fire to replenish your energy.
Jump: Press the A Button
This shows how many points you currently have. Each time
you defeat an enemy you increase your score. Every
100,000 points you earn will give you an extra life.
Your Lite Meter:
This shows how much energy you have left in your
Enemy Life Meter:
This shows how much energy your current enemy
has left. When you’re lacing the boss of any level, the
boss's name and picture appear along with his
This shows how many lives you currently have. Depending on
how you set up the game at the Options screen, you start
each game with one of the following:
3 lives, 7 continues
5 lives, 5 continues
7 lives. 3 continues
Kynette, the kung fu king who stands between you and that
GET THE THIRD MONEY CASE AND SNOWBOARD
YOUR WAY TO SAFETY
Get to the third case of money before Quaten! Use your rope
climbing skills and powerful punch to defeat Qualen’s henchmen
who cross your path. After finding the last money case, snow¬
board your way to safety. Watch out for those falling trees!
THE CLIMB TO THE TOP OF THE BiTKER LADDER
Whew, that was a close one! Now it’s back up the mountain to
safety, you hope! Watch your step - one wrong move and you’re
buzzard feed...or swiss cheese if Qualen’s trigger-happy
henchmen get you first. Only 200 yards to the ladder - if you
can get past Travers. He's expecting your arrival, and he’s look¬
ing forward to filling you full of lead!
You and your friend Hal fall into the clutches of
Qualen, the psycho leader of a band of
crazed fugitives. They’re looking for
three metal cases that were lost in a plane
wreck—together, the cases hold $100 million in
cold cash—and Qualen positively insists
that you help in the search. Luckily, you
- manage to escape, and set out in search of the
money in an effort to ransom Hal and save
his life. To find the first money case, you must cross a forbidding
mountain landscape and fight off a variety of enemies. Finally,
you’ll have to outrun a huge avalanche at breakneck speed on
your snowboard to survive this level and go on.
Here’s the basics of what you’ll find - and who
and what you’ll face - in each level of
THE ESCAPE FROM QUALEN
IN SEARCH OF THE SECOND CASE
Having recovered the first of the three money cases, you go in
search of the second one. In this level, you must fight your
way through treacherous forested terrain, while fighting
evermore threatening enemies. And at the end: Heidon, one
big, tough, body-slamming wrestler who doesn’t make friends
ON TO DOUGLAS CABIN - AND JESSIE
Now almost freezing to death, you seek the shelter of Douglas
Cabin, the mountain hideaway where your friend Jessie
anxiously awaits your arrival. Ail you have to do is find the
cabin—and pull off some tricky climbing maneuvers
while fighting enemies along the way. Not to mention
ALL THAT MONEY LOST!
Your friends are safe, but you’ve destroyed the loot and Qualen
is out-of-his-mind mad about it! For you, it’s back down the
mountain in a big hurry, with Qualen in hot pursuit at the con¬
trols of the hijacked rescue chopper. Look out for Qualen’s
minions as they come at you with a vengeance!
FACE TO FACE WITH QUALEN
Now it’s payback time. Just you and Qualen, on the mangled
helicopter, one slip away from plunging into the canyon below.
This is it. Somebody’s going to take a tali, a long one. Make sure
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