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Sturmwind is a horizontally scrolling shoot'em up with 16 levels divided into seven worlds, with each of the levels concluding with a boss fight. However, the course is varied sometimes, as several levels include vertically scrolling passages, and some bosses need to be beaten in a given amount of time.

The game features three different weapons which are given from the start, but can be lost in the course of the game: whenever the ship is hit (the ship is destroyed on the third hit), the currently selected weapon is destroyed. Weapons can be regained by shooting and afterwards collecting a certain kind bonus item. Initially, the item is a score bonus, but once shot, it transforms into a weapon upgrade, further shots will alter the kind of weapon which will be upgraded. A lost weapon can be recovered by collecting the corresponding upgrade, any further improvement by collecting more upgrade requires the weapon be selected. Apart from upgrades, the direction of firing can be switched from forwards to backwards, and another fire mode allows to save up energy for devastating, R-Type-inspired beam.

A number of bonuses like art galleries can be unlocked, and Sturmwind also features a number of achievements like completing any level with only using a certain weapon. Highscores can be entered on a website for comparison by entering a code given by the game.


Sturmwind Dreamcast Vertically-descending scrolling level with blocks falling on you; one of the blocks features a Jaguar logo
Sturmwind Dreamcast More action from the opening cinematic
Sturmwind Dreamcast Fighting fire tendrils that rise up from the pit
Sturmwind Dreamcast Flying through a tube set piece

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Project COE Sep 30, 2013 9.4 out of 10 94
The Video Game Critic May 02, 2013 A- 91 May 09, 2013 17 out of 20 85
Chip Power Play Aug, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Jun 07, 2013 80 out of 100 80
Diehard GameFan Apr 26, 2013 Unscored Unscored


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Riemann80 (19633) added Sturmwind (Dreamcast) on Apr 24, 2013