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Storm
By Mastertronic
Commodore 16/Plus 4

 
Published in Computer Gamer #25

Storm

Storm is a one- or two-player arcade adventure game that revolves around the characters of Agravain the Undead, Una Cum and Storm the Warrior.

Una Cum, the evil one, has imprisoned Storm's wife in his laboratory lair where he conducts his evil experiments. So, realising that life without his missus would be impossible, Storm braves the lair to rescue his wife.

You play Storm and, on your mission, you are accompanied by the magician Agravain whose magical powers can prove invaluable. After several rounds of this game there are several factors worth mentioning that will assist you in your quest. Three snae brooches are required to unlock the door to Una Cum's lair. Armour, food and restorative fluids all boost your energy levels but the most important things to collect are scrolls, amulets and masks. All of these items play a significant part in the game and need to be used wisely. Also, be wary of cabbalas that release traps which can be both advantageous and disadvantageous.

The evil one's minions roam throughout the lair but can easily be destroyed. Generators create the minions but these can be destroyed although they re-materialise if a room is re-entered.

The characters can be controlled in two player mode otherwise control of Storm is given. The graphics are rather bulky and the use of colour is not particularly good but otherwise this is a fast moving action game with plenty of appeal.