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- 16 stages
- 3 selectable difficulty levels
- Configurable controls
- Adjustable screen position
- Different weapons selectable
- More than 20 large boss enemies
- Hundreds of different enemies
- FMV intro sequence
- Hybrid 2D/3D game engine
- Resolution 640x480
- PAL50, PAL60, NTSC and VGA (with Adapter) compatible
- CDDA Sound
- Works with any MIL-CD compatible Dreamcast
- Supports Joypad, Arcade Stick (Analog/Digital), VMU, and Rumble Pack
- Internet Hi-Score Tables
- Award Trophy System with unlockable content
Strap into the pilots seat, Sturmwind needs you to defend the homeworld! Sturmwind has been receiving a multitude of international press since it's inception, and rightly so! Released April, 2013 this title is a love letter to the golden age of shmups, taking the Dreamcast console to new heights utilizing a clever hybrid 2D/3D engine. In relation to the system's age, Sturmwind looks and feels absolutely amazing.
With 16 levels and 7 worlds, 20 giant bosses and over 100 enemies, players can expect one of their best shmup experiences as they search for the "Mother," the planet of our ancestors!
Sturmwind is region-free and supports both PAL at 50 Hz and 60 Hz, as well as NTSC and VGA. An arcade stick (both analog and digital) as well as the standard joypad can be used, with all controls configurable. On top of that the VMU and rumble pack support are also enabled, and it is the first commercial game that uses the SD-card adapter. It is possible to save replays, high-scores and even add-ons onto the SD-card.
|Official Release Date||Apr 24, 2013|
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|Average rating:||(5 out of 5)|
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I can't recommend this game enough if you are a fan of shmups. The graphics, music, controls and atmosphere are top notch. Although I love shoot em ups, I am not very good at them, but I feel that while difficult, it's not overly so in the early stages. I hope to see more games of this quality for the Dreamcast.
Sturmwind is an outstanding shooter for the Dreamcast that features amazing, graphics and level design and the music and sound effects are really good! Sturmwind is the best Indie shooter ever made for the Dreamcast and it's definitely a triple AAA quality game!
The play is tight. The challenge good. And, I have not played something that reminds me as much of Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun in a while.
Duranik and Redspot games have a real winner here. This game competes with some of the best SHUMPs out of Japan. Games of this quality again make me proud to be a Dreamcast owner.
It's incredible to play a 2013 game, designed for the Dreamcast, a game console discontinued in 2001. Sturmwind has high prodution values: great graphics, sound and gameplay. It even supports the vga cable! Amazing job Duranik!
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