Cartridge Manuals

     Here you will find documentation for Astrocade cartridges in text, html and PDF format. I have not been able to find these game manuals anywhere else on the Internet. I am not taking credit for typing these in or converting them to html format, that was done by other Astrocade users. I do not know who to credit for any of this, so I shall make a 'blanket' credit now. Thank you to Sean Kelly, Digital Press, The Bally Shrine (for the html versions), Rob Mitchell, William Cassidy and Paul Thacker for helping me gather these together.

     I am not completely happy with this section. Some of the formatting of the manuals isn't to my liking, and I honestly prefer manuals not in html format. I am missing many manuals too, if you have them, please let me know (Adam Trionfo - ballyalley@hotmail.com).

     I will post your manuals here if you send them to me. I prefer scans of original manuals at 300-DPI (color front and back with the inside pages scanned in B&W-- unless the inside pages have color on them too). If you can't scan the manual yourself, then I can scan it for you and then send it back to you. Finally, if you can't scan the manual in and you prefer not to send it to me, then sending me a text file of the manual is fine too.

     There are still numerous manuals need: Check here for a list:

Astrocade Cartridge Manuals Still Needed

Astrocade Titles - Released Cartridges
280 ZZZap / Dodgem (#2001)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version. [Alternate Version, Higher Quality]
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
Amazing Maze / Tic-Tac-Toe (#5001)
     HTML Format
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovision Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Prototype manual with blank pages.
Artillery Duel (#5005)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version
Astro Battle (#2009)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovision Version.
Astrocade Pinball (#3005)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version.
Bally Pin (#3005)
     HTML Format
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
Biorhythm (#4004)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
Blackjack (#5002)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovision Version.
Blast Droids, 3'rd Party (Esoterica)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - B&W Scan
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Color Scan
Brickyard / Clowns (#2004)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
Cosmic Raiders (#2019)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version.
Dog Patch (#2010)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
Football (#3002)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovison Version.
     Blue Team Offense Playbook (PDF Format)
     Yellow Team Offense Playbook (PDF Format)
Galactic Invasion (#2011)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version.
Grand Prix / Demolition Derby (#2014)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
ICBM Attack, 3'rd Party (Spectre Systems)
     No instructions exist for this game.
Incredible Wizard, The (#2017)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Letter Match / Spell 'n Score / Crosswords (#4002)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovision Version.
Life, 3'rd Party
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - [Alternate Version]
Missile Attack 3'rd Party (Spectre Systems)
     Note: This game is a modified version of ICBM attack hacked for use with a normal controller.
     Text Format
Ms. Candyman 3'rd Party (L&M Software)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Alternate Version
Pirate's Chase (#2015)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version.
Red Baron / Panzer Attack (#2003)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovision Version.
Sea Devil, 3'rd Party (L&M Software)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Sea Wolf / Missile (#2002)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovision Version
Sneaky Snake, 3'rd Party (New Image)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Solar Conqueror (#2018)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version.
Space Fortress (#2012)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
     Manual Scan (PDF/A Archived/OCR Format)
Space Invaders (#2008)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version
Speed Math / Bingo Math (#4001)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version (alt)
Star Battle (#2005)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrovision Version
Tornado Baseball / Tennis / Handball / Hockey (#3001)
     HTML Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Bally Version [Alternative Version]
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Astrocade Version (with Bally name).
Treasure Cove, 3'rd Party (Spectrecade)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Color Scan

Astrocade Titles - BASICarts
BASIC Checkers (BASICart)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
BASIC Checkers [Modified] (BASICart)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Old Bent Nose (BASICart)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Quadra (BASICart)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)- This is the documentation for the tape version of the software-- it is not BASICart specific. This documentation doesn't talk at all about the toggle-switches located on the cartridge.

Astrocade Titles - Homebrew Cartridges
Crazy Climber Manual Crazy Climber - By Riff Raff Games
     Manual (PDF, From Original TIFFs) - Astrocade Version
War Manual War - By Riff Raff Games
     Manual (PDF, From Original TIFFs) - Astrocade Version

Astrocade Titles
Prototypes / Unreleased Cartridges / No Official Release
ADS System Monitor (Prototype)
     Text Format
Bowling (Prototype)
     Text Format
Checkers (Prototype)
     Text Format
Chicken (Machine Language Manager Version)
     Text Format
Color BASIC (Fixed Version of Prototype)
      Manual created by Richard Degler based on notes by Larry Hanson (2011) - PDF Format
      Manual created by Richard Degler based on notes by Larry Hanson (2011) - RTF Format
      Original Notes and example programs by Larry Hanson (198x) - PDF Format
Coloring Book (Prototype)
     Text Format
Conan the Barbarian (Prototype)
     Text Format
     PDF Format - Alternate version created in 2017. Includes tips, strategy and screenshots.
Fawn Dungeon (Prototype)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Mazeman (No Official Release)
     Text Format
Muncher (No Official Release)
     PDF Format - Manual from Esoterica release?
Music Maker [The Music Cassette] (Prototype)
     Text Format
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Prototype Astrovision manual with blank pages.
     Manual Scan (PDF Format) - Draft Version
Soccer and Shoot Out (Prototype)
     Text Format
Songs (No Official Release)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Tests (No Official Release)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
Video Story Book (Prototype)
     Manual Scan (PDF Format)
     Manual Scan (Text Format) - Instructions based on a ROM disassembly by Richard Degler.