• Publisher: Hewson
• Developer: Graftgold
Mark Washbrook, Martin ..Godbeer
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DELIVERANCE: STORMLORD II
& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Deliverance - Stormlord II, is the follow up to the
original Stormlord game by Hewson. The original game
didn't have an ending to it, so I thought I'd find out
if the sequel did. This game differs from the original
in the sense that it's more a horizontally scrolling
shooter, rather than the puzzle based original. I think
this one is better all round. The graphics are better,
there's more action and it's less frustrating. There are
three levels to beat. All you have to do is make your
way to the end of the last level by blasting the hordes
of enemies on the way, using many different weapons that
you can collect on your travels. You can also collect
these nude angel-like characters on the way which give
you bonus points at the end of the levels.
Our hero has finally
completed his quest...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
At the end of level three you reach some gates with an
old man outside. Whether this is supposed to be heaven,
I don't know. When you approach the guy, the angels that
you collected fly free into the air as your score is
calculated. The words 'Game Over' appear and the game
The graphics are nice but this ending needed a bit
more effort and maybe an explanation. It's not bad
I'm a big fan of Nick Jones (the programmer of this
game), but I'm with Neil on this one; I too needed
an explanation as to what the ending was all about,
and so an epilogue wouldn't have gone a miss. Also,
I am a massive fan of Matt Gray's work, but the
ending tune does sound a little lacklustre :(
Any game with naked fairies in it gets my vote (to
paraphrase Phil King's reviews of the two Stormlord
games)... except, I never really enjoyed them. The
difficulty level was just too high, although both
games were well presented.
A very humdrum ending this, 3/10.
Considering this is a Hewson game, the ending is
worthy of a Gold Medal! They must have the worst
track record of producing rubbish (or no) endings.
This is at least of a poor standard, rather than
their usual tripe.
I've actually written a review for this on Lemon64.
As I said in that, the game has a number of
interesting ideas and graphics but is overly
difficult. The final screen brings some closure to
the game, but still disappoints.
FINAL SAY: Not sure about this one.
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