Stormbringer is the fourth and final game in the Magic Knight series, written by David Jones on the ZX Spectrum, illustrated by Ray Owen, scored by David Whittaker, and ported to the Commodore 64 by Paul Freeman and Whittaker.
During 2 minutes of loading, you can play Invade-a-load (C64) and listen to a ripped Rob Hubbard song. Afterwards, the main menu appears with a sound effect. To turn the music on, you have to "wear the personal stereo" in-game. David Whittaker did a good job, writing the music in assembly. However, his 2-voice sound effects cannot be turned off and constantly drown out the bass and melody. Only the sound effects for casting a spell and colliding with bats are outside Whittaker's driver and emulate the ZX Spectrum's buzzer on the 4th voice. On the game-over window, the music is unworn.
Invade-a-load was recorded from a real PAL C64C with an 8580 R5 4091.
|02||Main Theme||David Whittaker||4:20||Download|
There are issues with the timing of this recording.
- Ripper: HVSC
- Recorder: Professor Chaos (Invade-a-load), Duc4Wikmedia (the rest)
- Game Credits:
(Source for Hubbard: Invade-a-load (C64). First known sources for Whittaker: HVSC, code recognition. Game lacks audio credits for unknown reasons.)
This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip and sounds the same on every one of them. Whether it was officially released in NTSC regions is not known.
- mobygames.com/game/c64/stormbringer - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/c64/571867-stormbringer - GameFAQs.