DESTROY THE KRYLONS... AVENGE THE DOOMED PLANET!
With Commander Champion and Li San O'Rourke in the Star Fighter, you're on the tail of the Krylon invaders. You've taken an oath to destroy the Krylons and avenge the Doomed Planet.
Through interstellar space you hyperwarp faster than the speed of light, past uncharted stars and planets in an unexplored parallel universe. Watch out! You nearly collided wit an asteroid. Run into an asteroid at this speed, and POW! you're space dust. Good thing the Star Fighter's protective shields are on.
Check the Krylons' position on your Galactic Map. Looks like they're heading for your starbase. Given half a chance they'll destroy it to keep you from recharging and repairing the Star Fighter. Their ships are fast, but you can hyperwarp anywhere n the galaxy in an instant... if your energy supply holds out. It's a duel to the death. Will you succeed in destroying the Krylons before they wipe out the starbase? Will the Star Fighter perish like the Doomed Planet? Or will you complete your mission and return a hero?
--From the Atari 2600 Star Raiders instruction manual.