M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport manual
MEAN UGLY DIRTY SPORT (MUDS) THIS IS M.U.D.S MUDS is not only a sporting pleasure it also fulfills a significant social function. Those undesirable elements within our society who are ap-prehended red-handed ion their crime acts are usually sentenced to a term in prison. Our prisons are,however,overflowing and cost our tax payers a lot of money. For this reason,we release our conficts in order that they may prove their usefulness to society and carry out socially useful tasks. The prisoners are thus able to earn money with which they can buy their freedom after a period of probation. Our region makes several careers available to these convicts : boulders and rubble expert(stone breaking) , packaging engineer(gluing paper bags),medical assistant(guinne pig) or sportsman(MUDS). The last area is especially popular and there is,therefore,seldom any lack of players. Anyone wishing to become a MUDS player must submit an application to the IMO (International MUDS Organisation) where he is examined for physical fitness. He is then offered for sale to team coaches on the licensed market for players A handling fee (about 75 percent) is deducted from the players purchase price on behalf of the IMO and the remainder credited to the players account. you have almost certainly already seen the game or at least heard of it : two opposing teams appear in an arena. The game is played with Flonks,small pterodactyls with good aerodynamics and wieldy tails. At each end of the field ,there is a pott into which the flonks must be thrown.This is aptly named a flonkpott or floptt for short.Each team may field up to 13 players. There are five field players per team and these must be positioned according to certain rules. There are two different tactics by which the game can be won: A - Score more floppts than the opponent. B - Push the number of players in the opposing team below the required minimum The first tactic is of course the more sportsmanlike,while the secone is considerably more interesting for the spectators........................ Below we shall familiarise you with the official rules of the game.You will find further more detailed information following the description of the city. RULES OF THE GAME The playing field is 576 gholdfoot long and 320 gholdfoot wide.At each of the long sides there is a 26 gholdfoot wide and 35 gholdfoot deep moat. Directly behind the moat,there is located exectly in the centre of the field a 12 gholdfoot wide pott(bucket). In the moat,there lurks a car-nivorous creature,which is not to be fed for three days prior to the beginning of the game.The pitch is divided into three equal parts.The third nearest a teams pott is the defence area of this team.The third adacent to the opponents pott is the attack area.The third in the middle is no-mans land.Ten triangles mark the start positions for the individual players. GAME CREATURE The game creature is a flonk weighing at least 5 gholdinz and which must be at least 12 years old.Seven flonks are used in each game.The flonk is thrown into the centre of the pitch from either side.If a flonk lands outside the boundary of the playing field,he is thrown back into play from the point at which he lands outside the boundary.The referee constantly supervises the condition of the flonk in play.If the flonk is no longer fit to play,a new flonk is thrown onto the pitch at the same level at which the last flonk was withdrawn from the game,so that seven flonks must still land in the pot..... AIM OF THE GAME The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible.A team is awarded one point when a player throws a flonk into the opposing teams pott.Instead of throwing if a player succeds in placing the flonk directly in the pott by jumping into the moat,then this counts as a double floppt and scores two points. END OF THE GAME The Game is over : A- When all seven flonks have landed in the pott.In this case,the team with the highest number of points is the winner.If the points score is equal, then another flonk is thrown in.The team which potts him is the winner!. B- When a team is unable to field the required number of players on the pitch In this case,the other team is the winner even if it had less points. C- When was breaks out.In this case the game is called to a halt and postponed FIELD PLAYERS Each team has five players on the pitch,the five players distribute themselves among three groups: TWO DEFENSIVE PLAYERS (BLOCKERS) TWO ATTACKERS (RUNNERS) ONE CENTRE PLAYER (HERO) Each of the three teams must be made up of players of the same race.Players of two different races may not be used in the same group.When the flonk is thrown into play,all players must be located at their starting positions. FOULS Fouls are penalised only when they occur within no-mans land,in the attacking and defence areas,basically every action is allowed on the part of the players. If a player touches another player,who is not in flonk position,then this counts as a foul.Whether contact was harmless,accidental or intentional is left to the judgement of the referee.The players in flonk possession may charge and be fouled at will,in the case of a foul,a free throw is carried out. When it is not just a case of contact,but of a fight lasting more than half a second,then the player who began the fight is frozan for about 20 secs. This also applies when the instigator ofthe fight was in flonk possession. If the referee is not able to decide clearly who began the fiht,then the game is interrupted when the fight takes place in one of the defensive areas. Fouls against the referee irrespective of when and where are penalised with the players immediate elimination. CHANGE OF PLAYERS The team coach can ask for a time out when the flonk is in no-man land and his team is in Flonk possession.If the flonk is in an attack area,then no time out is possible.During this time,the coach is allowed to substitute players as he wishes.There is no limit whatsoever to the number of player substitutions. After the substitution,the game must be continued immediately.A player who is no longer able to take an active part in the game must be substituted immedi- ately so as not to hinder the other players.If the team is unable to substitute the player in accordance with the rules then this team has lost the game. A player is considered no longer fit to participate when the referee notices that his life functions have ceased.This is at the latest the case when the player has lain motionless for 30 secs on the ground.Such a player is banned for all further games. THE CAMPAIGN YOUR AIM In the meantime you have probably been asking yourself the question. Why the devil am i doing all this ? Quite Easy! To bring fame and honour to our city and at the same time to become rich and famous yourself! When you win the Great Cup the world is at your feet! And how do you get hold of the Great Cup? Our continent Ghold is divided into four regions. Each region has four administrative districts,each with its own capital. Each capital city provides a MUDS team.If you can beat all the teams of a region you win the cup for this region and can move into the next region. When you have beaten the last team there comes the Great Cup,the highest distinction which a MUDS team can ever achieve. DESCRIPTION OF GORDEN HOTELS In Gorden there are three different types of hotels of arying quality classes. You should accomodate your team in a hotel because if the players hang around on the streets it damages both the citys morale and that of your team. The contract is automatically terminated when you leave the region. At the hotel you can inspect your team in detail. BANK You will immediately find a friend in every town,the local bank manager. He looks after your money takes care that your bills are paid punctually and also helps you in time of finantial need.If you have debts he will point this out to you in a friendly manner.You have access to your funds in all Cities. If your account is in the red the authorities will stop you leaving the region LOAN SHARKS You can get loans from them even if you are in debt but you will be charged heavily.You have to look after the repayment of a loan yourself.Automatic debting is unheard of here.You use these People at your own PERIL!... PLAYER MARKET Every city offers a player market organised by the IMO where players can be bought or sold.The salesman charges a handling fee so that a player always costs more when he is bought than he is really worth and when he is sold brings less in. HEALERS A good manager takes care of the health of his team.He examines your players free! but charges if you want them healed!. INNS Our inn `The Thirsty Dragon` makes no small contribution to the considerable attractivness of Gordens leisure facilities.Here you can often meet players of the opposing team which is currently staying in the town.It can be worth your while talking with these opponents and occassionally buying them a breu. A crafy trainer has often managed to get important information on the opposing team.Garrulos players can also sometimes be bribed to play worse than usual. Some players are even prepared to change teams.If you recruit such a player you pay an amount corresponding to three times his purchase price.A third goes to compensate the other team leader,just under two thirds to the IMO.An ample 1.7% goes to the player himself.People who buy a round are always popular. The winner of a fight has increased morale and the looser suffers psychological damage.Dont get involved with fighting unless you are sure you can win and have enough cash to pay for damages. CITY CHRONICLER Our city chronicler and his collegues in other regions keep the records and the statistics of their successes for following generations.Moreover the chronicler can also help you to go on holiday he records how your team is looking and gives you this information in the course of a later visit so you can continue playing where you left off. BETTING OFFICE Gorden,like every other city,boasts an IMO betting office.Here you can enhance the fame of your team by combining a moral victory with financial advantage. The odds are calculated according to team strength.The stronger the team the lower the win.Every betting office must display outside its premises a stand- ardised scale wich indicates the relative strengths of the opponents and thus the odds.The longer the bar,the stronger the team and the lower the odds. You have to pick up your winnings by the next day on which a game takes place, otherwise they lapse.Betting fraud is strictly forbidden.You are not allowed to bet on your opponent and then go for a huge defeat.Infringement can result in withdrawl of your coaching licence and can be penalised with religation to the status of a normal player. STADIUM The fulcrum for your team is your home stadium,you can train at any time and so steel your team for later matches.However you can also challenge the teams visiting to an exciting match.Before a match can take place you have to register in the stadium.This costs a small fee which is needed for cleaning Etc The game basically only take place on the Sixth day of a week.Selecting Pass will speed up the days. CITY GATE When leaving you will have to pay Taxes which have accrued during your visit. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GHOLD CALENDER Time is measured in weeks,each week has six days.Only on the sixth day,which is a day of rest for all workers,do the MUDS games take place.Days and Weeks have no names of their own,but are counted only as dates. 6.7. means for example sixth day of the seventh week. FLONKS Flonks are small pterodactyls incapable of flight and with a pronounced tail and boundless enthusiasm for sport.Flonks are so called because of the noice they make when they land in the pott.Teams which want to ensure their victory slip the flonks a few gholdmunz before the game begins.In return the flonks run to the players of one team rather than the other. SHIRIS The shiris belong to the most honest,friendliest and most incorruptible creatures to be found on this continent.They usually never play.In most cities the position of Referee is held by a Shiris.Despite their good qualities they bear grudges for a long time.He who attacks a sheri or insults him with lousy bribes can be sure to be the victim of eternal wrath. ETANTS Large grey,leathery skinned creatures who can run faster.They make very good blockers or runners though it is wiser to entrust the captaincy of the team to a creature with more brains. BULLES This creatures build say everything,strong and slow,strong and stupid,strong and tenacious.Bulles are at home in defence but are the wrong choice for attack WARLONKS These saurian like creatures with their smooth blue skin are exceptionally streamlined.This makes fast runners of them.Good runners but hate being in defence. WHIZZLES Small,brown,fast.Whizzles belong to the family of runner saurians and are also the smallest specias in this sector.Their small body enables them to wiggle out of the tightest situations.Their great speed makes them good attackers especially when facing a slow defence. SHEMONS A mysterious race from the swamps.They are the only Female MUDS players. Shemons are intelligent and love to undermine the authority of the team coach. It is a pure waste to use them in Defence. HARTWINDER They are large caterpillarlike creatures with delicately formaed prehensile organs.They concentrate on technical finesse in the defence and on accurate passing to other players. PUSTUOKS An octopus like creature.It can see in all directions simultaneously and can change direction very fast.Their Flonk handling is quite exemplary,theres no way you can take him on him unawares more likely the other way round.His skills are not used to full in defence. FORAYES Closely related to the bulles though at a higher stage of evolution.They have four eyes and a large brain,great strength but limited staying power. They can be of great help as a go-between or middle man for the other members of the team. KNARACKS Intelligent,over-sized insects.They are pretty hard to tackle because of their chitin armour. FUZZOOLS This people is completely obsessed with MUDS.Caution! in some areas fuzzools are known to be delicacies and therefore considered fair game. TALES They are distinguished by their exeptionally large tale.Tales are pretty stong for their size and can be used in practically all parts of the playing field. LEEEENS Very intelligent and their 4 arms make them a very good carrier of the Flonk and are very fast. GOBLINS Goblins are mean,crafty,sly,smart,tricky and cunning,are very good players. SCIRONS Large creature with spiked tail,before they are allowed to play in the IMO,the poison gland is removed from their spike.Scirons like to play an aggressive game,so its best suited to defence. ANTARAS They are very fast,but limited physical strength.Antaras are highly motivated attackers capable of good tactical play. HUMANS They have no overall strengths or weaknesses,but are highly specialised.Some are good fighters,some very fast.Before buying examine him thoroughly. SAVING GAME INSTRUCTIONS In order to be able to save game states of play,have ready a formatted disk with the name of MUDSAVE. SUMMARY Of FUNCTIONS Control of the players,there are two teams on the playing field.The team in light blue plays from bottom to top.Team 2 is in dark blue and plays from top to bottom.As a rule you control team 1 and the computer controls team 2. Some players are specially marked: Player in ball possesion - two small yellow triangles (team 1) - two small red triangles (team 2) Player warned by referee - one yellow triangle(team1)one red triangle(team2) Player Controlled by Player1- White arrow Player Controlled by Player2- Black arrow The cross-wires appear when you hold down the fire button. JOYSTICK CONTROL MOVE PLAYER - Move joystick in any direction THROW FLONK - Press the fire button,aim cross-wires,release f.button. In addition,the player is selected who is closer to the cross-wires. TACKLE OPPONENT - Press f.button briefly.Nearest player in line of sight (Foul) will be tackled.When no player is near:Request for Pass THRASH OPPONENT - Press f.button twice in rapid succession.Nearest player (Severe Foul) in line of sight will be thrashed. HIT OPPONENT - Press f.button in rapid succession in order to hit. (During Fight) REQUEST PASS - Press f.button briefly.Player in possession of ball (In SelectPlayer Mode) passes to controlled player.If opposing player near and in line of sight: jostle CHANGE PLAYER - Press f.button,aim cross-wires,release f.button.If you (In SelectPlayer Mode) were in possession of the ball then the flonk is also thrown to the cross-wires.Jump across moat.Run player towards the moat.When he reaches the moat,he jumps automatically.Do NOT press the f.button.If the player manages to reach the pott,the flonk is automatically potted. SWIM OUT THE MOAT - Move joystick quickly left/right CALL UP TACTICS MENU - Press T-key (Pause) INTERRUPT GAME PRESS - ESC-key (your team loses automatically) TACTICS OFFENSIVE- The players attempt to pott the flonk and to score as quickly as possible. DEFENSIVE- The players try to prevent the opponent scoring,but take opportunities offered for scoring points themselves. AGGRESIVE- The players take every opportunity to either foul or fight with their opponents. TACTICAL - The players pass the ball around a lot,try to trick their opponents and to avoid attacks. THE OPTIONS MENU SPEED - There three speeds FAST , SLOW , MEDIUM (the latter is pre-set). CONTROL - This choice leads into a sub-menu with the following Team Control - There are three different settings for your team: Select Player- While you press the f.button.Select with the cross-wires the player whom you wish to control next. Auto Player - You play automatically with the player who is in flonk possession or who is nearest the flonk.You CANNOT select a player manually.Computer control the computer plays for you. TRICKS AND TIP'S THE MEANING OF CHARACTER INTELLIGENCE - The more intelligent a player,the better his game tactics and his decisions as to when and whom he should pass,when to attack etc. STRENGTH - The stronger a player,the harder he hits.Really only of interest when its case of fouls or fights.Fair players dont need to be strong players can pass further and faster.The opponent finds it considerably more difficult to catch a fast flonk. MORALE - The higher the morale,the more risks he will take,to sprint more often and is prepared to jump vouluntarily into the moat. The lower the moral is,the more sluggish the players are. If your team morale drops below a minimum level you will be fired.If team morale is high,then it is easy to recruit players as they natually want the best 'working climate'. Victories,good hotels,winning a fight all lift morale.Do what you can to keep your man in a good mood,execpt when moneys low. STAMINA - The more staying-power a player has,the longer he can give his best performance.Affects mainly speed,which declines contin - uously during the game. SPEED - Where are you off to then?The faster,the better.Not much else to say really. TECHNIQUE - Quality of flonk handling, i.e accuracy of passes,throwing catching etc.Players with good technique are also better at fouling and at dodging the fouls of the opponent. HEALTH - The more injured a player is,the less he is worth.This has an indirect effect on his way of playing.Speed suffers most. TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OFFENSIVE PLAY -Always good against a weak player.Medium risk level for own players,games are finished relatively quickly.Very risky against aggressive players and also when youre losing. DEFENSIVE PLAY -If the opponent has good runners this tactic has much to recommend it.You can still make a pretty respectable score when playing defensively through blockers and heroes do more work to look after the attack.If youre ahead on points,it can be worth while sparing your team by going on the defensive. AGGRESSIVE PLAY-Only when you physically outclass your opponent.Otherwise your team is wiped off the field quicker than you would imagine. Those of a spiteful disposition always adopt this tactic against weaker opponents.If the referee is keeping an eye on you,this tactic can do more harm than good. TACTICAL PLAY -The all round solution.The team is exposed to few risks and avoids dangerous situations.The players make more passes and even back passes now and then if it reduces the risk of losing possession of the flonk.This is the better tactic for getting the better of Aggressive opponents. End.
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