Stormbringer is a famous ZX Spectrum adventure game released in 1987, and this Atari ST version was made by Andrew Shore and Jason Wilson of Southbank Computer Services and published by Mastertronic in 1988.
It follows the original game very closely and features updated graphics and sound.
You control Magic Knight (made famous in a string of Spectrum games by David Jones) and must walk around, picking stuff up, and give it to certain characters (usually to make them do things for you). Stormbringer is a simple joystick-driven game. You stand on or near an item, press fire, then choose ‘pick up’ from the menu. In fact, all the actions you can do are menu-driven.
Stormbringer is a decent game from the recesses of history, given a second life on 16-bit machines. This Atari ST version is well worth a play if you want to see what Magic Knight adventures are all about. Trying to fit square pegs into round holes – that’s that Magic Knight adventures are all about…