Spellbound (ZX Spectrum, Mastertronic Added Dimension)
This page largely focuses on the 48k version of the game.
Several unused routines. Also, what's in the 128k version?
A cheat mode is programmed into the game, but it's disabled when the game boots up. You can re-enable it by entering the following pokes:
POKE 27236,194 POKE 27237,92 POKE 27238,138
If done correctly, a sound will play when pressing the down key/button during gameplay. It allows the player to go back to basic by pressing X and allows the player to jump to any level by entering any two digit number 00 to 49. Note that the player has to enter a 0 first to go to any room between 0 and 9. If a player enters a number higher than 49, the game merely resumes.
A piece of source code for the stat regeneration was included in the game. It can be seen in the .tap dump at 8F07:
M LD HL,DETAILSCUPD1+8 LD IX,DETAILSC+8 DEC B ICUPD1:BIT 7,(IX+6) JR Z,ICUPDAS1 ;AWAKE ;ASLEEP INC HL INC HL INC HL INC HL I
If the player attempts to break into the game, they will be greeted with the above message and a starfield routine rather than the game. Pressing a key here restarts the Spectrum. One easy way to see this is to use a merge command with the ZX Spectrum's built-in BASIC.
The 128k version expanded this screen, by adding much more on the text and played some of the game's music:
HELLO HACKER. FANCY MEETING YOU HERE ! SPELLBOUND 128K COPYRIGHT 1986 BY DAVID JONES IF YOU HAVE A PROGRAM THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUBLISH WHY NOT SEND IT TO US? MASTERTRONIC 8-10 PAUL STREET LONDON EC2A 4JH OTHER MAGIC KNIGHT PRODUCTS :- THE GAMES FINDERS KEEPERS AND KNIGHT TYME ALSO AVAILABLE IS THE T-SHIRT AND COMING SOON THE ADVENTURE GAME BOOK PRESS ANY KEY TO SEE WHAT MY SPECTRUM DOES WHEN I KICK IT!
The Magic Knight series
|ZX Spectrum||Spellbound • Knight Tyme • Stormbringer|