You are not restricted
by the edges of the screen
If you run off the left side of
the screen you will re-appear on the right hand side of the screen.
This also works for the bottom of the play area unless it is covered by
spikes or water.
Kill all enemies for extra bonus
If you've killed all the
enemies on a level by jumping on their heads, a credit card bonus will
drop into the play area. Pick it up for an extra 500 points.
This bonus coin has a
"thumbs-up" symbol on it. Collect it and you become invincible for 10
seconds allowing you to just run into enemies to kill them. Beware:
Even with this bonus you can still be killed by spikes or water! Also,
if you've set the difficulty level to "Hard" in the Options menu then
the invincibility bonus will no longer be available.
Don't hang around!
If you take too long on a level
you will get a "Hurry Up" message on the screen. After the message
Colin's arch-enemy "Flash the Cash" will appear and chase you around
the level. Flash cannot be killed and won't stop until you've collected
all the coins or lost a life. Flash will always appear at the top of
the screen so if possible it is best to start the level by collecting
all the coins on the higher platforms.
Watch your head!
A lot of the levels are laid
out with platforms directly above each other. So be careful when
jumping as you don't want to hit an enemy on the platform above.
Nessie helps you out!
In the Scotland levels the Loch
Ness Monster (or Nessie) cannot kill you, but can act as an excellent
way to cross the water - just keep bouncing on her head!
Look out for the gangsters in
the USA section of the game. There are two types - the first type just
walk along the platforms, however be careful of the gangsters who don't
move. As soon as you're in their line of site they'll start shooting.
In the Egypt levels of the game
the swirling sand storms can move all over the play area. They don't
have a fixed movement and can change direction at any time, so be
On the last level of Egypt
there are no enemies, just coins to collect. The time limit until Flash
appears is very short but try and hang around as long as possible while
avoiding Flash - there's bonuses to collect!
Ninja's with Swords!
In the Japan levels of the game
the Ninja's will only swipe at you with their sword if you stand within
a certain distance of them. If they miss with the sword they will
continue to walk in your direction until they can get another attempt.
The large monsters in Japan
cannot be killed so don't waste a life trying. They can be jumped over
though, but only if you've got the Super Shoes.
Robots with guns!
The robots in Japan will only
shoot at you if they are facing in your direction. Get on a small
platform above them so the lasers can't hit you, and then drop in on