Stormlord is a nice arcade/adventure game by Hewson, made in 1989. The story of the game is simple: an evil witch has trapped all the fairies that kept the lands you live in nice and beautiful, letting her evil minions roam the land. Your goal, as the Stormlord, is to release all the fairies and save the inhabitants of this land so that peace and harmony may be restored. You have to complete the various levels by releasing all the fairies in them within the time limit, while battling baddies and gaining score. It might seem like your typical platformer, but it has some adventure elements.
You can pick up items throughout the game which you can use later, like keys for doors, or even honey. You're probably wondering how. Well, there will be bees in your path, and if you don't want to lose a life getting through them, all you have to do is find a nearby item and switch it with honey, which attracts the bees. Most items are used in a similiar fashion since you can't drop them, just switch with others. You'll also have the help of an eagle which will instantly take you from one point to another on a level which would normally be unreachable. You can attack in two ways: quickly hitting the fire key will make the stormlord fire bolts of energy, while holding it for a while and letting go fires a powerful sword.
The game features some nice and pleasing graphics for its time, though the sound is nothing special, just basic PC Speaker. You can also redefine the keys, something I enjoy since most games back then didn't feature that. Overall, Stormlord is a pretty good and fun platformer and it should keep you busy when you don't have anything else to do.
The game runs very fast, even in DOSBox, so it's recommended that you reduce the CPU cycles if you don't want the time limit in levels to run out in seconds.
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