By picking up power-ups, VectorMan can have a 2x, 3x, 5x, or even 10x multiplier.
Each score earned while a multiplier is showing is multiplied by that number.
Also, each health power-up you get fills in 2, 3, 5, or 10 health balls,
and each 1-Up you get gives you that number of lives. Multipliers only last
a short time, so rack up the points while you can.
You accumulate score by picking up photons (see Power-Ups) and by destroying
enemy orbots. When you reach a certain score, you eam an extra life. The
score needed depends on difficulty level (see Options):
||Lame 10,000 Points
Wicked 20,000 Points
Insane 40,000 Points
The television receivers scattered throughout the Earth contain many different
items that VectorMan can use in his fight against the evil orbots. Also,
when enemies are destroyed, they occasionally drop an item that can be picked
When VectorMan picks up a multiplier, all scores earned, health power-ups,
and 1-Ups are multiplied by 2, 3, 5, or 10. 2x and 3x multipliers can appear
when orbots are destroyed, but 5x and 10x multipliers can only be found in
televisions. Multipliers only last a short time, so plan your strategy carefully.