Up n Down
Up 'n Down
Official Arcade Game
By Sega (R)
Atari (R) 2600 (TM) and Compatibles
You're racing your BAJA BUGGER over a dangerous, treacherous road. But
your opponents aren't just trying to win the race, they're trying to make
it the last race you run. To stay alive, jump your BAJA BUGGER and land
on top of your opponents.
Earn points by collecting flags, balloons and other prizes along the
course. Watch out for PICK-UP TRUCKS and WEDGE CARS. They'll try to
collide with you...and if they do, you're dead.
Fasten your seat belt and get ready for the wildest strip of road you've
ever been crazy enough to drive.
USING YOUR CONTROLS
1. Insert the game cartridge while power is OFF.
2. Turn the power ON and you'll see the UP 'N DOWN title screen.
3. Use GAME SELECT switch to select ONE or TWO players. If no
selection is made, you are automatically in the one-player mode.
When two are playing, the players take turns, Player 1 using the
LEFT joystick and Player 2 using the RIGHT joystick. The game
will continue as a two-player game until the power is turned off.
4. Game Settings
Choose the EASY game (which gives you five lives) or the HARD game
(which gives you only three lives).
Left Difficulty Switch: (B) or NOVICE chooses EASY JUMPS
(A) or EXPERT chooses HARD JUMPS
Right Difficulty Switch: (B) or NOVICE chooses 5 game lives
(A) or EXPERT chooses 3 game lives
EASY JUMPS: The jumps from road to road are very forgiving until
Round 4; i.e., the game makes up for incomplete jumps from one road
to another. From Round 4 on, the jumps from road to road must be
HARD JUMPS: These jumps must be exact from the start.
5. Press ACTION button on the left joystick to start the game. If no
game is started after one minute of turning the game on, the play
will automatically begin.
6. Use your four-way joystick to maneuver your BAJA BUGGER over the
Turn Left <-- --> Turn Right
7. Press the ACTION button to make your BAJA BUGGER jump. You can
jump from one road to another, or from point to point on the same
NOTE: The BAJA BUGGER can only jump while moving forward and can
only jump straight up. If you pull back on the joystick control
while jumping, the BAJA BUGGER will accelerate backwards until the
jump "action" is complete. This is important because you may want
to move backwards to collect flags and other prizes.
8. After the game is finished, you may use the ACTION button to start
HOW TO PLAY
Screen and Game Play
The screen shows a race track which scrolls from the top of the screen to
the bottom. (Ed. note: a picture of the game is placed here; however, it
looks somewhat different than the actual game. I believe it is an
artists' conception of the final product.) A flag display at the top of
your screen indicates the number of flags you've collected. The flags in
the display turn white as you collect them. Flags are simply collected by
driving over them with your BAJA BUGGER.
The course has at least two lanes which zig-zag across the screen and will
intersect along the way. Some roads might lead to maps which let you jump
across stretches of broken road.
If you jump and land off the road at any point you lose one of your cars.
In the EASY game, after you lose your fifth BAJA BUGGER, the game is over.
In the HARDER game, after your third BAJA BUGGER is destroyed, the game
(There is a picture of BAJA BUGGER jumping on top of a car.)
The number of BAJA BUGGERS you have remaining is indicated by the little
car token shapes in the lower left corner of the screen.
The courses become more difficult to survive as you progress from one road
to the next, up to road nine. When all eight flags have been collected,
you advance to the next, more difficult round.
As your BAJA BUGGER travels along the track, you'll encounter various
opponents along the way. They may come from behind or may be moving in
front of you at a slower speed. You earn points for successfully jumping
on top of them. If you collide with any of these opponents or jump up and
off the track, you lose one of your BAJA BUGGERS.
(There is a picture of BAJA BUGGER crossing over the grassy field to go
from one road to another.)
The score for the current player is displayed in the upper left hand
corner of the screen. The score for Player 1 is shown in RED color. The
score for Player 2 is shown in BLUE color.
Each round you advance will bring new opponents to the track. You'll have
to be more aware not to collide with them. Be ready to jump them for
Here's how you earn points:
Collect Flag..........................75 Points
Collect Cherry........................50 Points
Collect Balloon.......................65 Points
Collect Lollypop......................70 Points
Collect Ice Cream Cone................75 Points
Jump on Pick-up Truck................100 Points
Jump on Flag Carrier.................125 Points
Jump on Camaro.......................150 Points
Jump on truck........................175 Points
(Ed. note: I have included the following section, Sega's advertisements
for their other video games. Due to time constraints, I will be listing
the games only with any other pertinent information.)
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Published by Sega (R) Enterprises, Inc.
Manufactured under license from Sega Enterprises, Ltd., Japan.
UP 'N DOWN is a trademark of Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Video game copyright
(C) 1983 Sega Enterprises, Ltd.
BALLY/MIDWAY is a trademark of Bally Midway Mfg. Co. Atari and 2600 are
trademarks of Atari, Inc.
Package and program copyright (C) 1984 Sega Enterprises, Inc.
STAR TREK is a trademark of Paramount Pictures Corporation.
CONGO BONGO is a trademark of Sega Enterprises, Inc.
BUCK ROGERS is a trademark of The Dille Family Trust.
TAPPER and SPY HUNTER are trademarks of Bally Midway Mfg. Co.
This 2600 video game manual has been reproduced electronically due to the
extreme rareness of finding the game, less than finding it with the
manual. The intent behind reproducing this document is having it
available for non-profit use. This document has been stored so others who
find UP 'N DOWN cartridges can be able to play and enjoy the game as well.