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Astaroth: The Angel Of Death
alias Azimodius: The Angel Of Death [Prerelease name]
Astaroth: The Angel Of Death - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 9 reviews 2 manuals Cheatcode 5 weblinks
36 screenshots 2 boxscans 1 diskscan 2 miscshots 1 conversion 1 gamemap
Year of the first release1989LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherHewson - Worldwide
Number max of players1Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperEldritch The Cat
ArtistsCoder : Marc Dawson (Marc Wilding, Wonga)
Graphician : Lloyd Baker
Graphician : Pete Lyon
Musician : Jochen Hippel (Mad Max)
Misc : Marc Dawson (Marc Wilding, Wonga)
Language in manualEnglish
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeno
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
Updated  2005-02-18 09:03:01
HD installnoHD notes
SubcategoryPlatform - Collector
ScrolltypeSingle Screen - Flip Screen
ThemeFantasy - Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)
ThemeFantasy - Swords & Sorcery
ThemeHistorical - Egyptian
ThemeHorror / Supernatural
ThemeMythological - Greek
ThemeMythological - Roman
Conversion hardwareAtari ST/E
Conversion notes

Based on 1989 Eldritch the Cat/Hewson Atari ST release.

N.B. Planned 8-bit conversions (C64/Spectrum/Amstrad) were never released. [Source: GTW64]

Classic compilation
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[1] Game design & coding by Marc Dawson. Main graphics by Pete Lyon; additional gfx by Lloyd Baker. Music/sound FX by Jochen Hippel of Thalion Software.

[2] According to the game manual, coder Marc Dawson first conceived the idea for ASTAROTH after reading Stephen King's 1974 best-selling horror novel "Carrie".

'Marc had the idea for Astaroth after reading Carrie by Stephen King. "lt’s all about powers of the mind," says Marc, "and since then l’ve read other Stephen King books which are more or less along the same lines."' [Source: ASTAROTH game manual, p1]

[3] According to the manual, the main sprite is also based on a sketch of guitarist Andrew Eldritch of 1980s gothic UK rock band "The Sisters of Mercy".

'Marc does his work for Hewson through his own company, Eldritch the Cat, formed in partnership with programmer Steve Weatherill. "Yes," he agrees, "it IS a weird name! It has a rather dubious origin — there was a guitarist called Andrew Eldritch who played with a group called Sisters of Mercy. Our graphic artist did a drawing of him that later became the main sprite in Astaroth.”' [Source: ASTAROTH game manual, p1]

[4] Game manual includes a profile of coder Marc Dawson (see HERE).

[5] Original release contents included a large A2 size game poster identical to the artwork on the front of the Mindpowers booklet cover.

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