Spellbound (C64)

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Spellbound
Spellbound - C64.jpg
Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1986
Developer: Mastertronic Limited

Spellbound is the second game in the Magic Knight series, written by David Jones on the ZX Spectrum, illustrated by Ray Owen, and ported to the Commodore 64 by Richard Darling, soon co-founder of Codemasters.

Screenshots

Spellbound - C64 - Title Screen.png

The loading screen.

Music

Rob Hubbard composed a wistful in-game song and two jingles à 3 voices, 10 sound effects à 2 voices, and arranged them in Mikro Assembler. Only 6 sound effects are used, though, and even these can conflict with the music, since all this audio has to share one limited sound chip: Particularly the jump keeps muting the melodies, and when the music fades out towards its end, the master volume itself jumps.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Game Theme Rob Hubbard 5:41
Download
02 Intro Rob Hubbard 0:22
Download
03 Ending Rob Hubbard 0:11
Download


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There are issues with the timing of this recording.

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Credits

(First known sources: ZZAP! 64 No.14 June 1986, code recognition. Game lacks audio credits for unknown reasons.)

Game Rip

Format

Download

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Download

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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip and sounds the same on every one of them. The NTSC release has not been identified yet, so it is unknown whether the song was adjusted, or plays higher and faster.

Releases

  UK.svg   UK
Spellbound - C64.jpg
Title: Spellbound
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1986-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension
  France.svg   France
Spellbound - C64.jpg
Title: Spellbound
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1986-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension
  Spain.svg   Spain
Spellbound - C64.jpg
Title: Spellbound
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1986-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension
  Italy.svg   Italy
Spellbound - C64.jpg
Title: Spellbound
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1986-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension
  Germany.svg   Germany
Spellbound - C64.jpg
Title: Spellbound
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1986-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Added Dimension
  USA.svg   USA
2onONE - Spellbound - Finders Keepers - C64.jpg
Title: 2onONE: Spellbound/Finders Keepers
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: Mastertronic, Inc.

Links


Magic Knight
Finders Keepers Platform - C64.png
Spellbound Platform - C64.png
Knight Tyme Platform - C64.png
Stormbringer Platform - C64.png
Notable Companies Mastertronic