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Stormlord

Stormlord
GenreAction Adventure
DeveloperHewson
PublisherHewson
Released1989
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:5.0
Overall:6.0
Reviewed byndial
Stormlord is a mix between an action adventure and a platform game including some shooter elements as well. The game was published in 1989 by Hewson.
 
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StormlordSTORY / GAMEPLAY
You are a Viking-like warrior who travels through a dark world aiming to set a bunch of beautiful fairies free! Those nice girls are kept prisoners in different platforms of the game, by an evil, female entity named Badh and you must find them before it's too late! But this won't be easy since numerous enemies swarm each and every area, including Venus Fly Traps, acid rain showers, short volcanoes spitting fire balls and even dragons that can be either avoided or shot in the bonus shoot 'em up sections. You can eliminate enemies by using your only weapon that fires projectiles and you can fast travel across the world using a particularly powerful trampoline-style platform that sends you sky high! However, sometimes those travels must be carefully planned since the trampoline can transfer you in places with no return and if you don't set all previous area's fairies free, it will be impossible to win. Stormlord has a particular time limit to finish and its difficulty level is extremely hard, affecting the whole experience in a very negative way as it renders the game almost impossible to complete!

GRAPHICS / SOUND
The Sinclair ZX version features nicely drawn backgrounds and sprites, pretty close to the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64, but with a more limited color palette! The sprites animation and screen scrolling are both quite satisfactory. Sound-wise, the game is good and features a nice main menu tune and a few in-game sound effects, identical to the CPC version. Unfortunately, the ZX version (as the Amstrad CPC) does not include in-game music.

GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch the 8bit ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 versions of the game.
The ZX Spectrum version is at 00:21.
 
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Gameplay sample
 
Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
 
Hardware information

ZX Spectrum

ZX SpectrumCPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB
GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations.
SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility
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The ZX Spectrum (default) color palette
3bit RGBi 15-colors palette (15 on screen)
 
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