FRACTION FEVER
INTRODUCTION
FRACTION FEVER is an exciting learning game that combines true educational
value with honesttogoodness fun for the whole family.
As you hop along on your pogo stick, you'll be searching for the picture fraction that matches the fraction at the top of the screen. Spot the correct
fraction and ride the Fraction Elevator up to higher floors. Eliminate incorrect fractions and score points.
Matching fractions takes skill. The same fraction can be shown in several different ways, and while you are looking for fractions, you need to watch out
for holes in the floor and keep an eye on the timer!
For young players, FRACTION FEVER helps develop an understanding of what
a fraction is. It uses numerical and visual representations to demonstrate relationships between different fractions.
For the whole family, FRACTION FEVER is a terrific pogosticking fraction hopping good time!
GETTING STARTED
ATARI,(R) COMMODORE 64(TM) AND IBM
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Put the cartridge in the cartridge slot (If you are using an Atari 800 computer, place the cartridge in the left hand slot.)
3. Turn the computer on. The opening title will shortly appear on the screen.
NOTE: TURN OFF THE COMPUTER BEFORE REMOVING THE CARTRIDGE
HOW TO PLAY
OBJECT OF THE GAME
Ride the Fraction Elevators up to the twentieth floor while getting as many points as you can. Score points by knocking out incorrect fractionpictures.
Move up floors by finding the fraction that matches the picture at the top of the screen and riding the Fraction Elevator up.
HOW TO HOP ON YOUR POGO STICK:
*JOYSTICKS (ATARI, IBM AND COMMODORE 64 COMPUTERS) Use the joystick to hop left, right and to jump over holes. Press the
joystick button to eliminate incorrect fractions and ride the Fraction Elevators to higher floors.
*KEYBOARD (ATARI AND COMMODORE 64 COMPUTERS)
Use the J key to move left. Press the L key to move right. Use the I key to jump. Use the space bar to eliminate the incorrect fractionpictures and
to ride the Fraction Elevators to higher floors.
*KEYBOARD (IBM computer)
Use the [left arrow] to move left. Press the [right arrow] to move right.
Use the [up arrow] to jump over holes. Use the space bar to eliminate the incorrect fractionpictures and to ride the Fraction Elevators to higher
floors.
HOW TO FIND THE FRACTION ELEVATORS
* Look at the whole floor shown in the radar at the bottom of the screen.
* Locate the fraction along the floor. For example, if the Elevator Fraction for a floor is 1/2, you will find it halfway along the floor.
* You and your pogo stick are shown on the radar as a dot just above the floor.
* ATARI RADAR
The floor you are on is shown on the bottom of the screen.
Press F to see all twenty floors and to see what floor you're on.
Press F again to return to the game.
* COMMODORE 64 and IBM RADAR
Three numbered floors are shown at all times at the bottom of the screen. You
and your pogo stick are displayed on the middle floor.
HOW TO SCORE POINTS
* Get rid of the incorrect fractionpictures for the floor you are on.
* Once you get to the top floor, you'll score more points!
HELPFUL HINTS
* Build up enough speed to jump across holes. (The faster you go, the further
you can jump!)
* Keep an eye on the timer. If you don't find the elevator before the time gets to 0, it will leave without you.
* If an elevator leaves without you, make a hole, jump down a floor and try again.
* Be careful when jumping over holes. If you fall off the end of the floor or through holes 10 times, the game will end.
* Use the radar to see where the holes are and to plan your strategy.
[The following is a note included in the Coleco version]
NOTE TO COLECO VISION PLAYERS
LOADING PROCEDURE
1. Turn off the Coleco Vision unit.
2. Put the cartridge in the cartridge slot.
3. Turn OFF/ON switch to ON
NOTE: Always make sure the Coleco Vision unit is off before removing the
cartridge.
FRACTION FEVER(TM) GAME INSTRUCTIONS
How to Hop on Your Pogo Stick:
* Use the control stick to move left and right.
* Push the control stick up to jump over holes.
* Press the side buttons to eliminate the incorrect fraction pictures and to ride the Fraction Elevators to higher floors.
Coleco Vision Radar
Three numbered floors are shown at all times at the bottom of the screen. You
and your pogo stick are displayed on the middle floor.
