Spirit of the Stones

Spirit of the Stones is an action video game that runs on the Commodore 64 and takes place on the Isle of Wight. It is based on a book by John Howard Worsley.[1] The one and only audio file used in the entire game is Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain arranged by Chris Cox.[2]

Spirit of the Stones
Designer(s)Ian Gray
Lee Braine
Programmer(s)Ian Gray
Lee Braine
Writer(s)John Howard Worsley (book author)
Composer(s)Chris Cox
Platform(s)Commodore 64
Release1984
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player

Gameplay

The player plays as a treasure hunter who needs to gather all 40 diamonds from the undead infested island to win the game. The game starts as an overview of the island. When the player enters one of the 21 buildings, the game switches to a platform level.

References

  1. ^ "Spirit of the Stones Manual" (PDF). Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.remix64.com/interviews/interview-soren-jeff-lund.html

External links

Bonchurch

Bonchurch is a small village to the east of Ventnor, now largely connected to the latter by suburban development, on the southern part of the Isle of Wight, England. One of the oldest settlements on the Isle of Wight, it is situated on The Undercliff adjacent to the Bonchurch Landslips (or "The Landslip") Site of Special Scientific Interest. The main village is backed by a cliff to the north, with the Upper Bonchurch section on the clifftop halfway up St Boniface Down on the main A3055 road.

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (; also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IoW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets. The island hosts annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.

The isle was owned by a Norman family until 1293 and was earlier a kingdom in its own right. In common with the Crown dependencies, the British Crown was then represented on the island by the Governor of the Isle of Wight until 1995. The island has played an important part in the defence of the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and been near the front-line of conflicts through the ages, including the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain. Rural for most of its history, its Victorian fashionability and the growing affordability of holidays led to significant urban development during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historically part of Hampshire, the island became a separate administrative county in 1890. It continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire until 1974, when it was made its own ceremonial county. Apart from a shared police force, there is now no administrative link with Hampshire, although a combined local authority with Portsmouth and Southampton was considered, this is now unlikely to proceed.The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.

List of Commodore 64 games (N–Z)

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