|5.0 FIGHTING THE XENONS:|
Xenon ships show as red dots with red tracks on the radar. It's hard to kill a Xenon with lasers alone (presumably their shields regenerate the same way yours do), but missiles cost money.
|When you lock on to a Xenon, the 'I'nfo display will tell you his shield and laser values. If he has 25 Mw shields and 10 Mw lasers you may want to run instead.|
|Early in the game, you can't outrun the Xenon and you can't catch them if they run away. After you get your engine "tuned" that will change.|
|As soon as you enter a new sector, check the Nav Screen for Xenons. If there are too many, turn around and go right back thru the gate.|
The MARS, referred to in the manual as ZIPER) is invaluable when you really
get to fighting Xenons. It also works for rendezvous-ing with other ships.