QUICK B.I.O-BUG OVERVIEW
Your B.I.O-Bug is a complex living organism
that interacts with its own environment. It reacts randomly, so
see what the B.I.O-Bug will do next!
First Stage of Life:
Your B.I.O-Bug first starts life as a baby,
gradually maturing as it learns new skills to survive. As a baby
B.I.O-Bug, it acts in special ways different from adult B.I.O-Bugs.
So watch and be a part of the changes your B.I.O-Bug experiences,
as it advances through a maximum life range of 12 Skill Levels.
Like a real insect, your B.I.O-Bug will go off
on its own to explore and discover the new surroundings. Look
how the B.I.O-Bug climbs over small obstacles or roams around
in its unique meandering walk. While as a baby or mature B.I.O-Bug,
it travels by feeling objects in front or behind with its touch
sensitive antennas. If an obstacle is in the way, watch how it
gets out of the situation or make the B.I.O-Bug charge forward
by flicking its rear antenna continually.
By starting life at Skill Level 1, the primary
need for the baby B.I.O-Bug is to be fed energy. To
feed, take the hand controller and point it towards the B.I.O-Bugs
eyes. Press the FEEDING button and a red light in the hand controllers
center will flash. The B.I.O-Bug will search out this unique signal
in a slight zig-zagging walk. When it receives the feeding signal,
it shivers and make an ee-ee sound. Press the FEEDING
button again to quit. After the baby B.I.O-Bug receives its first
energy feeding, it will quickly mature to Skill Level
2. See if you can notice any changes in your B.I.O-Bug!
Left on its own, the B.I.O-Bug will mature naturally
to Skill Level 2, through interaction and teaching itself new
skills after a short period.
Life as an Adult B.I.O-Bug:
The B.I.O-Bug is now fully mature at skill level
2 and ready to take on any situation or encounter. It walks at
a normal or running pace, makes mature chit-chit sounds,
blinks its eyes less frequently and it makes a long tweeting
sound when it wants an energy feeding. Also, its skill levels
increase or decrease through manual Training or B.I.O. Combat
, a fight against another B.I.O-Bug (not through feeding)! The
higher a B.I.O-Bugs skill level, the more strength and combat
endurance a B.I.O-Bug will have.
When two B.I.O-Bugs come into contact, they
exchange information through Infra-red signals and feeling each
others antennas. Then they react. Depending on their species
type (same or different species) and skill level, each B.I.O-Bug
can respond in a friendly, scared or aggressive way. Watch out
when both B.I.O-Bugs start charging forward, engaging in B.I.O.
If B.I.O. Combat begins, the outcome is unpredictable. Both B.I.O-Bugs
will try to stomp on the others head or just keep ramming
forward. One or even both B.I.O-Bugs can emerge as the winner
or loser. You will hear a victory cry from the winner, while the
loser will rapidly retreat with a squelling alarm sound. As a
last resort defense strategy, a defeated B.I.O-Bug
will broadcast out a short range Panic Signal to other B.I.O-Bugs
of the same species to come and help!
Increase Your B.I.O-Bugs Strength and
Give B.I.O-Bug a better fighting chance in B.I.O. Combat by manually
training your B.I.O-Bug to increase its strength and combat ability.
To train, point the hand controller towards the B.I.O-Bugs
eyes. Press and hold the TRAINING button until you hear a loud
fighting roar and growl. Then take hold of the B.I.O-Bug and stimulate
its front antennas just enough to gain strength for one skill
level. If you stimulate the antennas too much, the B.I.O-Bug will
be overworked and decrease by two skill levels. At the end of
every Training practice, your B.I.O-Bug will make a victory cry
or a squealing alarm sound.
You can easily check the B.I.O-Bugs skill
level by pressing and holding the SKILL LEVELS button on the hand
controller, its eyes will blink once for every skill level.
Be aware that a B.I.O-Bug is vulnerable
during Training and B.I.O. Combat, when its skill level may decrease
to below skill level 1. If the B.I.O-Bug falls below skill level
1, it will have a full system shut down and become inactive, a
condition called B.I.O. Failure. Re-active by pressing the RESET
button on the underside of the B.I.O-Bugs body and your
B.I.O-Bug will begin a new life!