Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (C128)
|Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny|
- For other games in the series see Ultima.
Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny is the fifth game in the Ultima series. With the virtues established in the previous game, Ultima V explores what happens when governments go to extreme lengths to regulate morality. In the story, Lord British is being held in the deep dungeons of Britannia by the Shadowlords and in his absence Lord Blackthorn has taken up the role of king of the land. However, Lord Blackthorn's methods of dealing with virtue are much more devastating.
You play the role of the Avatar. You begin with a small band of adventurers, and you must build up your levels by fighting monsters, speak to various NPCs for clues, and find a way to rescue Lord British.
Ultima V automatically detects whether it runs on the Commodore 64 or the Commodore 128. However, due to memory constraints, music is only played on the Commodore 128. Those who play the game on a Commodore 64 will only heard sound effects.
The music of Ultima V continues in progression from the previous games. While Origin's sound isn't as technically impressive as other companies in this era, the music is fitting for the game and quite memorable. You will only hear music if you have a Commodore 128; when played on a Commodore 64, you only hear sound effects. This is the first game to feature the iconic song Stones, second only to Rule, Britannia! in popularity in the series. It also features the Ultima Theme which will make another appearance in Ultima VI. All of the song titles come from the jukebox in the Apple II version of the game. The introduction demo plays brief parts of several tracks.
|01||Ultima Theme||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||4:20||Download|
|02||Britannic Lands||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||2:36||Download|
|03||Cap'n Johne's Hornpipe||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:28||Download|
|04||Engagement and Melee||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||2:05||Download|
|05||Stones||David Watson||Ken Arnold||5:10||Download|
|06||Greyson's Tale||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:49||Download|
|07||Fanfare For the Virtuous||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||2:03||Download|
|08||The Missing Monarch||Thomas Arne, Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:42||Download|
|09||Villager's Tarantella||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:36||Download|
|10||Halls of Doom||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||3:05||Download|
|11||Worlds Below||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||2:51||Download|
|12||Lord Blackthorn||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||3:32||Download|
|13||Dream of Lady Nan||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||3:00||Download|
|14||Joyous Reunion||Thomas Arne, Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||0:56||Download|
|15||Rule, Britannia!||Thomas Arne||Ken Arnold||1:24||Download|
- Ripper: HVSC
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
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The tracks have been recorded in roughly the order you hear them during normal game play. They were recorded with SIDPlay (Windows) v2.
This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip.
Many instruments use a combined triangle and pulse wave, which sounds thin on the C128 and C128D with their 6581 sound chip, and full on the C128DCR with its 8580 revision.
On PAL Commodores, everything is 4% lower and slower than on NTSC.
- mobygames.com/game/c64/ultima-v-warriors-of-destiny - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/c64/572142-ultima-v-warriors-of-destiny - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultima_5 - Wikipedia.