Storm Warrior

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Storm Warrior
Developer(s) Elite Systems
Publisher(s) Encore (Elite Systems)
Designer(s) Chris Coupe (C64)
Artist(s) Paul Walker (C64)
Composer(s) Mark Cooksey (C64)[1]
Mark Crane (Amstrad)[2]
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Release date(s) 1989
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single player

Storm Warrior is a 1989 beat 'em up game developed and released by Elite Systems for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum 8-bit home computer systems. The game casts the player in the role of a prince on a quest to rid his kingdom of a witch's curse. It is unrelated to the 1984 game Storm Warrior.

Gameplay[edit]

In Storm Warrior, the player controls a hero armed with a sword, who may walk and turn, jump into various directions, defend and attack with his sword (high and medium slashes), kick, and roll.[3] The character walks right through a series of screens, fighting defeating various enemies along the way.

Plot[edit]

The evil Witch Queen has summoned a terrible thunderstorm that is to last a hundred years, causing torrential rains, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and other calamities. The heir prince of the kingdom embarks on a dangerous quest to reach the castle from which the Witch Queen exercises control on the elements, so he can kill her and break the spell.[3][4][5]

Development[edit]

The C64 version was made by the same team which did the C64 port of Forgotten Worlds.[6] The Witch Queen has been known as "Queen of Darkness" in an early version of the game.[7]

Reception[edit]

The game was poorly received.[4] The C64 version of the game received the scores of 44% from Computer + Video Games ("Mark Cooksey's music is pleasant, but otherwise the game has few merits"), 64% from Your Commodore ("an average game" and not in a top division of beat-em-up games") and 51% from CU Amiga ("Basically, SW is just a very dull Barbarian clone").[5][8][9] Micromania Segunda Epoca gave it 6/10, recommending the Amstrad version.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C64 version information at GB64.COM.
  2. ^ Amstrad version information at CPC Zone.
  3. ^ a b c (Spanish) Review in Micromania Segunda Epoca 15.
  4. ^ a b Review in Commodore DiskUser 14.
  5. ^ a b Review in C+VG 96.
  6. ^ Preview in CU Amiga 8/1989.
  7. ^ Preview in ACE 16.
  8. ^ Review in Your Commodore 63.
  9. ^ Review in CU Amiga 10/1989.

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