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GenreAction Adventure
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.
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!

The Amstrad CPC version features great looking visuals, with colorful and detailed backgrounds. Each screen scrolls quite smooth while the enemy sprites move quite fast. Comparably, the game runs just a little bit smoother on Commodore 64. The game's sound is very appealing with a nice intro music and a few satisfying in-game sound effects! Unfortunately, there is no in-game music on this version.

On our video below you may watch the 8bit ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 versions of the game.
The Amstrad CPC version is at 03:34.
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC
Commodore C64
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
comment on 2019-05-02 09:13:06
alex76grJoin Date: 2017-03-19
Φαντάσου να το έχεις αγοράσει αυθεντικό, να τρέχεις στο σπίτι για να παίξεις και το drive να αρνείται πεισματικά να το τρέξει. Ψυχικό τραύμα...
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