Edward Egg, from the planet Egg, leads a hassled life.
Living on the planet Egg is a real headache since all
the inhabitants are called Edward and also look lust
like eggs. Edward Egg's life is particularly hassled
at this moment in time since it's he who's name has
been chosen from a list of thousands (all of the names
on the list being Edward Egg) to defend planet Egg from
the Space Warriors who have recently returned. So, he
climbs into his egg-shaped craft to do battle against
the Space Warriors whose spaceships, by some very strange
coincidence, are also shaped like eggs.
battle takes place on Egg Battle Platforms of Egg,
an arena of ledges specially designed for such combat.
For Edward Egg the stakes are high; if the ovoid creature
is thwarted by the attacking Space Warriors then they
claim the planet Egg as their own by forfeit. Oh no!
Amongst the attacking hordes of warriors is a Colonel
Warrior, a man of distinction who is of the particularly
vicious variety. He's easy to pick out from the riff
raff Space Warrior troops because he flies one of the
prestigious Blue Eggships.
main disadvantage of trying to battle with Colonel Warrior
is that his ferocity increases during battle; he's a
tricky customer so Edward had better look out. Protocol
calls for Egg battle to be played out under strict rules;
of overriding importance is that no weapons are to be
used. On the top of each Eggship is an Egg destruct
pad. Bumping this causes the warrior's Eggship to blast
into smithereens and leaves the combatant's Yolk Helmet
to drop until it reaches a ledge. If this Yolk Helmet
isn't collected within a time limit then it regenerates
into Colonel Warrior. To make the combat fair, Edward's
ship also has an Egg Destruct Pad and if he's hit then
a life is lost.
nasty to look out for is the Grand Egg. Once proud leader
of the Planet Egg, this formerly respectable being turned
mutant one night after falling into a radioactive frying
pan. Now he roams the Egg Battle Platforms in his denatured
state, seeking out inhabitants of Egg with his deadly
wave is completed once the platoon of Space Warriors
has been vanquished by Ed. After a couple of waves have
been dealt death, a bonus wave is awarded where Ed has
to collect a number of Yolk Helmets before they turn
into Colonel Warriors.