Stormlord (DOS)

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Stormlord
Stormlord - DOS - EU.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1990
Developer: Hewson

Stormlord is a puzzle platformer created for 8-bit home computers, extended for the Amiga, and subsequently ported to DOS.

The DOS visuals are faithful; free fairies even leave blue stars behind, and you get a text ending after six levels. The DOS gameplay seems to cut down on enemies, but is also very fast and jumps are short—both even more so when less animation is on screen!

Screenshots

Stormlord - DOS - Title Tune.png

Listen to the menu song or press any key.

Stormlord - DOS - Menu.png

Fire the INS key.

Stormlord - DOS - Get Ready.png

Get Ready to press keys.

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Animated fairies and their eagle.

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The bonus level.

Music

Tony Williams of Sound Images rearranged half the Amiga soundtrack for the PC Speaker. You can tell it was the Amiga because both arrangements exclusively share the simplicity in Title Tune, and the Amiga music is confirmed to be converted from the Commodore 64.

The music is basically 1-bit PCM: Williams' music driver constantly generates two pulse waves at different frequencies, modulates them to emulate decay, mixes them together, and outputs that mix to the speaker. The first 16 seconds were even arranged with an echo.

However, all this was particularly CPU-intensive in 1990, hence the sound effects are just the usual square waves. Also, all songs sound two semitones higher than typed in. In DOSBox 0.74, they sound one more semitone higher and so thin that you can't hear any echo. Both may be due to a timer bug already patched on SourceForge.

Recording

All songs were recorded from the game on a Pentium 60 MHz with a microphone in front of the PC Speaker (and a DVD case in front of the fan).

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Tune Johannes BjerregaardTony Williams 4:21
Download
02 Get Ready Johannes BjerregaardTony Williams 0:03
Download
03 G.O Jingle Johannes BjerregaardTony Williams 0:08
Download

(Source: Stormlord (C64).)

Credits

(Sources: manual, menu. Source for composer: Stormlord (C64).)

Game Rip

Format

Download

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N/A


All audio is hard-coded and requires a programmatic or log format that outputs 1-bit PCM to the PC speaker. However, this is beyond the scope of this site.

Audio Devices

Music

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Sound

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Pressing the F key while playing toggles all further sound effects.

Releases

  EU.svg   EU
Stormlord - DOS - EU.jpg
Title: Stormlord
Platform: IBM PC COMPATIBLES
Released: 1990-1?-??
Publisher: Hewson Consultants Limited
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Action-Pak Arcade Fever
Platform: DOS
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Spotlight Software
  EU.svg   EU
Hits for Six Volume Six - DOS - EU.jpg
Title: Hits for Six Volume Six
Platform: IBM PC
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: Prism Leisure Corporation plc

Links


Stormlord
Stormlord Platform - ZXS.png • Platform - CPC.png • Platform - C64.png • Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - DOS.png • Platform - GEN.png
Deliverance: Stormlord II Platform - ZXS.png • Platform - CPC.png • Platform - C64.png
Deliverance Platform - AMI.png • Platform - AST.png • Platform - MAC.png
Notable Songs Title Tune
Notable Personnel Maniacs of Noise
Notable Companies Hewson Consultants