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It is the year 2191 and, thanks to the Master Computer, which handles most every chore and deed both great and small, New Earth is a virtual utopia. One day this idyllic existence is abruptly interrupted by alien terrorists, who take the all-powerful computer off-line.
As NOVA, the Master Computer's Chief Security Officer, you must undertake a dangerous, one-man mission to retrieve the "brains" of the computer and restore Systems Control. Luckily, in addition to being a computer expert, you are an excellent physical specimen (you can run, jump and climb amazingly well) and the master of the legendary Power Blade.
Your primary weapon is a specially charged boomerang. Throughout the game you can pick up items to enhance the power and distance of the boomerangs and to enable you to throw two or three boomerangs at once. Other items include hamburgers, which recharge your energy meter, grenades, which destroy every enemy onscreen, an Energy Tank, which restore your power levels, and a Metal Suit, which acts as a shield and enables you to use the ultra powerful Power Blade.
Power Blade consists of six sectors, playable in whatever order you wish. After battling your way through all the mechanized foes in a particular sector, you must you must find the agent assigned to that sector for only he can give you the specially coded I.D. card that will grant you passage into the Data Base. Then you must find the Data Base, enter the Security Room and go up against a powerful guard (boss), who you must defeat in order to retrieve the tape unit. To enter the Control Center, you must have all six tapes.
There are two levels of difficulty in Power Blade, Normal and Expert. Normal gives you 999 seconds to complete each sector while Expert gives you a mere 300 seconds. Continues and a password feature are available for use in saving your progress. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide