The Federal Chief has decided that Cuthbert is to go on a mission of plunder against the Moronians' Solar System. Cuthbert lands his spacecraft on each planet but then has to refuel by stealing pods from the Moronian fuel dumps whilst avoiding the Solar Meteroid Barrage. After filling up, he goes and plunders as much loot as possible before take-off. All could go well but when he gets a malfunction he must send a pilotless shuttle to obtain spares and take off before the Moronians' bomb detonates.
You, as Cuthbert, have been sent on a looting mission in outer space, but before leaving each planet you visit, you must use your remote shuttle to collect the fuel pods (the yellow cannisters on the different levels). To do this, you must guide your shuttle and land on top of the cannisters, one at a time and return them to the safety of the mothership. At the same time, you must avoid or shoot at the Intergalactic Police Force who are pretty determined to stop you stealing their possessions.
After collecting all the fuel pods, you will be allowed one more sortie - to go on a looting mission. Naturally, the Moronians are not very happy about this situation and will keep coming in ever increasing numbers in an effort to protect their wealth - stay as long as you date. To collect the treasures, which fall from the top of the screen, you just need to catch them in your craft where they will burn up. Once you return to the mothership, preparation for departure is automatic, the hatch will close and it will take off - if you are lucky!
As is usual for Cuthbert, things are not as easy as they seem... Occasionally, and sometimes frequently, the space-craft malfunctions and you will need to send your shuttle out again for those vital spares. You will be given the co-ordinates of the mothership's location, that of the position of the nearest supply of component parts and your present position. You must travel to the store, by changing the co-ordinates with the joystick or arrow keys, to collect the necessary spare parts and then return by the reverse method.
This vital operation must be accomplished before the bomb, planted by the local Moronians detonates!!
Oh, and one other small matter. Just to make life more interesting, you will have landed on each planet at a random location and pointing in a random direction - which means that your controls will probably react differently on each planet you visit. Good luck - you'll need it.
Select your skill level using the joystick and press SPACE/FIRE to select.
J/K - Joystick/Keyboard control
P/R - Pause/Resume
Use a joystick plugged into the right hand port with the FIRE button to fire in the direction you are facing. Alternatively, use the arrow keys and SPACE to fire.