The Commodore 64 keyboard was wired as an 8x8 matrix; it was read by sequentially driving one of eight "row" lines low and then reading whether that caused one of the eight "column" lines to also go low. Joystick port 1 was wired to five of the eight column lines; joystick port 2 was wired to five of the eight row lines. During the time between keyboard ...
There's a walkthrough I found on YouTube, and this particular room is covered starting at 5:25. It appears that you are able to step/run across the gaps without having to jump, which allows you to easily reach the elevator platform in the center.
Here's how to make a S-Video cable :
This is the C-64 pinout (the early version of the C64 only has pins 1 to 5)
The S-Video looks like this
So the objective is to create a patch cable that goes something like this:
C64 Pin S-Video Pin
4 or 6 3
If you have an ...
Once you've got the equation result on the belly of the monster you're targeting you go up and vapourize them with whatever button makes you do the "pointing gun" pose while standing close to them and facing in their direction (but not directly in front of them). You then have to run left out of the cave and switch on the vacuum machine as the vapour emerges....
You have to collect numbers and operation symbols to make an equation who's answer matches the number on the monster's belly.
For the life of me, though, I can't remember what you do next to capture the monster.
"Phazing" is just flavor text, like "draining." It appears to actually be a different damage type in the game, named next to 'critical-hit,' etc, however it does not have any additional effects. The only enemy that uses "phazing" damage are the Vortexes, which are found in Battle 2, and do 145-203 damage.
Mars Saga was polished up and re-released a year later on the PC titled Mines of Titan
There were a few plot changes but the city maps remained the same.
Here's a link to the original Mines of Titan manual which contains maps of the cities. It's been scanned into a pdf. I don't know how useful they'll be but it's better than nothing.
Mines of Titan manual
The game is completable in 10 days, using Farflame to destroy the Ice-Crown. If you head through the Downs of Mirrow, there is a long run of Liths which have the cup of dreams, which will allow Morkin to reach the Citadel of Gloom in just a few days, from there it's a straight run across the top of the map and through the mountains and round the back of the ...
To answer your question: Yes, I was then able to beat Doomdark playing on the ZX Spectrum. Beating his armies and conquering the citadel of Ushgarak is really hard work, though.
It's a lot easier to destroy the Ice Crown. Send Morkin and Rothron to the northwest and recruit Farflame the Dragonlord. Farflame is a mighty one-dragon-army and can protect Morkin ...