Wings of Death (AMI)

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Wings of Death
Wings of Death - AMI.jpg
Platform: Commodore Amiga
Year: 1990
Developer: Thalion Software GmbH

Wings of Death is a vertical shoot-'em-up. The Amiga port is based on the original Atari ST version.

Later the sequel Lethal Xcess was released for Amiga and Atari ST.

Screenshots

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The loading screen.

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Title screen.

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The main menu.

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First level.

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Third level.

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You've lost all your lives.

Music

The music was composed in multiple genres, such as rock. Even the guitar solos are heard.

The Wings of Death 7 was later covered in Seiklus (W32), and a 1 minute and 23 seconds piece of the Wings of Death 5 is included in the "Jochen Hippel Megamix" on the album Insert Disk 2 by video game music remixer Instant Remedy. This megamix also includes parts from level 1 and 6.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Thalion Intro (opening) Jochen Hippel 0:38
Download
02 Thalion Intro (main theme) Jochen Hippel 2:03
Download
03 Title Jochen Hippel 5:44
Download
04 Wings of Death 1 Jochen Hippel 3:45
Download
04 Wings of Death 2 Jochen Hippel 2:50
Download
05 Wings of Death 3 Jochen Hippel 3:09
Download
06 Wings of Death 4 Jochen Hippel 4:18
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07 Wings of Death 5 Jochen Hippel 3:40
Download
08 Wings of Death 6 Jochen Hippel 3:07
Download
09 Wings of Death 7 Jochen Hippel 3:37
Download
10 Please Wait Jochen Hippel 0:26
Download
11 Game End Jochen Hippel 3:25
Download

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

Conversion

Download

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CUST.png SC68.png

Download

(Info)


The music is in custom formats HIP and HIPC.

A logging dump of the level music (from Wings of Death 1 to Wings of Death 7) also exists in CUST format, which is also supported by DeliPlayer. It was created because there aro no proper HIPC players. The SC68 rip of title theme and Thalion intro also exists, that's why it was added also.

Please Wait tune doesn't have a rip in all four audio formats, although the Amiga version has it just like the Atari ST version.

Since there is no proper rip for all tracks, multiple methods were used for recording: SC68 Player, JAM For Windows, DeliPlayer and recording sound from the game itself in attempt to get the best sound quality for each track.

Audio Devices

The game use standard Commodore Amiga MOS Technology 8364 (PAULA) chip. Very modern for the 1990 (even the best for 1990 year MT-32 standart for IBM-PC fails in comparsion with this), it allowed game to implement digital sound effects.

Releases

  Germany.svg   Germany
Wings of Death - AMI.jpg
Title: Wings of Death
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Thalion Software GmbH
  EU.svg   EU
Wings of Death - AMI - Europe.jpg
Title: Wings of Death
Platform: Amiga
Released: 1994-10-??
Publisher: Computec Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

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