Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Stormlord


Set within a wonderful world of myths and legends, you are the Stormlord a muscle-bound viking dude with the odd responsibility of rescuing trapped fairies from the clutches of a wicked queen. Occasionally you might even find yourself blowing romantic kisses at the scantily clad fairies and, in return, they grace you with their fallen tears. Aww, this sounds far too girly, right? Well, prepare thyself because you couldn't be more wrong...

Beginning in a spooky forest, this eerie platformer is host to lots of creepy monsters, like man-eating plants, wibbly worms, bees, egg hatching demons, and more. Thankfully, you're equipped with a magical weapon that can also double as a super huge sword, if you hold down the fire button. Interestingly, springboards are scarcely scattered about the levels and act like a crude wormhole flinging you far into those distant places - lots of fun!!

  
Stormlord certainly has sex appeal with all the dolly birds... Erm, I meant fairies!

Stormlord features a massive puzzle factor that involves collecting objects to solve basic puzzles: like a key for a door, sweet honey for angry bees, or an umbrella for the pouring rain. However, the most difficult aspect of this entire part of the game is figuring out the order to complete these basic puzzles. So that means lots of trial and error...

Graphics and audio is just awesome. I'm sure you can see from these screenshots that Stormlord oozes the marvellous Hewson quality. The graphics are beautifully drawn with lovely animations and smooth screen scrolling. Okay, the screen size has been reduced but not that it impacts the gameplay. Finally, the music is tremendous throughout. Read the credits to see why but I wish it was possible to have both music AND effects during play.

  
The second level has some aggressive monsters but the object remains the same.

I really love this because it's so addictive and challenging but every so playable. However, I feel the time limit isn't necessary and the ability to carry only the one item is understandable but annoying. Stormlord presents the gamer with a quirky yet gruelling mission task and it has a massive replay factor. Sexy, stylish and highly recommended!

This game is best ran from the hard drive but works fine from floppy.


Level One Walkthrough
[here is my complete walk-through which you can also watch in the video]

     -> From the start, head left and pick up the key.
     -> Walk right and onto the jump pad.
     -> Use that to whiz by leftwards so you can free your first fairy.
     -> Once freed, use the pad to jump back.
     -> Next collect the honeypot and walk right.
     -> Don't use that jump pad!
     -> Continue on passed the pad and walk right.
     -> Swap honey for key and the bees move away from the fairy.
     -> Rescue her.
     -> Walk left a little and grab the umbrella.
     -> Now use the jump pad which is now to your right.
     -> Once you've whizzed across the sky, walk right.
     -> Free the fairy.
     -> Walk all the way back and use the jump pad.
     -> Grab the key to your left.
     -> Turn around and walk right and free the fairy.
     -> All done. So now it's time to blow a few kisses!

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