How to play Zero Wing
[ Basic Controls ]
Control your ship with the joystick, shoot bullets with button 1 and enable the tractor beam with button 2.
The tractor beam is used to hold on to enemies or bombs, held enemies can be used as weapons by relasing button 2.
[ Powerups ]
Shoot the powerup container until it explodes to yield various powerups. Pick up to increase the speed of your Zig
unit up to four times, pick up a red powerup to increase your Valcan Unit power up to 3 times, pick up a blue powerup
to get the laser weapon (also 3 stages) or the green powerup for the homing shot.
[ Weapons ]
Valcan Unit, this is the start weapon and goes straight forward. The Zig will have red coloring when the Valcan Unit is active.
Valcan Unit 2, 5 way. After picking up the first Valcan PowerUp the Valcan unit gets a small spread.
Valcan Unit 3, 7 way. After picking up the second Valcan PowerUp the Valcan unit gets its widest spread.
Laser Unit, after picking up the blue weapon powerup (this is max power). Laser shots go straight forward.
The Zig will have blue coloring when the Laser Unit is active.
Homing Unit, after picking up the green weapon powerup each shot will home in on enemies (this is first level)
and when powered up full is the most useful weapon in the game. The Zig will have green coloring when the Homing Unit is active.
The Super Bomb blows up everything near it. To use it you need to use your tractor beam to hold on to a bomb powerup ,
and release the tractor beam when you want to fire the bomb.
( The images of the weapons were lost in cyberspace.)