Valhalla and the Lord of Infinity - Manual
The Beginnings ....................4
Playing from Floppy ..............13
Installing on Hard Drive .........14
Playing the Game .................15
The Action Icons .................16
The Rucksack .....................18
Under the Influence ..............20
Having More Control ..............21
Copyright Notice .............. NAH!
He said: I want to reach the stars
and I want you to help me.
There exists a place where ideas are born
where the impossible is realised
where the creative spirit flies.
There came a day when reason
was exchanged for dreaming
and time was the greatest sacrifice
to witness nothing become something.
On this day the unbelievers
looked up to the sky to see the sunrise on
He said: I like it up here!
The two brothers had always been so different.
The elder, Garamond, was a natural leader, strong and
fair minded. Infinity, on the other hand, was prone to
tantrums and dark moods.
Garamond was cherished by all of Valhalla - and, as
the years passed, Infinity became wrought with
It was Valhalla law that decreed the eldest-born son
of the high King was first in line to the Throne.
When the old King died, Valhalla mourned for many
days before Garamond was crowned King.
The Bishop had watched Infinity on this day. He had
watched the hatred grow in his eyes and hew knew
then Infinity would one day betray his brother.
Garamond was a good King: and under his reign
Valhalla prospered. He married a Princess from a
neighbouring kingdom and she bore him a son - the
little Prince of Valhalla.
As time passed, Infinity became more and more
withdrawn. He would spend weeks wandering in the
hills. When he returned, he would lock himself in his
chambers. He would see no one.
Then, on day a man dressed all in black, arrived on
horseback and demanded to see Infinity. The spent
days shut away in Infinity's chambers, muttering
quietly to each other. This became a regular
occurrence during the months that followed, until
Infinity was receiving many visitors.
The Bishop watched this new activity, his fears
growing with each passing day. He decided to inform
Garamond would not listen, he had always
defended his brother, refusing to see evil in
anyone. He told the Bishop not to judge Infinity,
for this was not the was of Valhalla.
No one remembers when the atmosphere of
Valhalla began to change. It had always been a
kingdom of sunshine and laughter, but the days
had begun to seem unnaturally-still and the
people appeared subdued.
The Bishop was wandering in the streets of his
beloved Kingdom trying to understand what was
happening around him, when he came across a
small boy, crying in an alley.
He told the Bishop he was frightened, and when
the Bishop asked him why, the small boy stared at
him with tear-filled eyes and said he had heard the
people whispering about a plot to murder the King.
The Bishop cried out as he remembered the look on
Infinity's face when his brother had been crowned
King of all Valhalla. The time had come: the betrayal
The Bishop ran to the castle and there he found the
King in conference with his best warriors. His face
was pale and drawn. The Bishop cried out: "Now do
you believe me, can you see what is happening?
My lord, your own brother is plotting to kill you?"
The King rose to his feet, lifted his arms to the sky
and cried: "Infinity, tell me it isn't true!" The sound
echoed through the chambers of the castle, and the
reply came like a roll of thunder. "You are not my
brother, you are just an obstacle to my destiny and so
you will die!"
The stillness of the day that had gone before
re shattered with that cry and Valhalla was filled with
the sound of war.
It became apparent that Infinity had not been idle in
those early years of Garamond's reign. He had formed
and army from the Nomads of Bandits who lived
beyond the boundaries of Valhalla. He had wooed
them with talk of power and riches and they had
become his faithful servants - the followers of Infinity.
They fought with the fury of men with a mission,
their minds had been poisoned by Infinity's words of
evil - and, from the moment war had been declared,
they descended on Valhalla like an army of
destruction, leaving pain and suffering in their wake.
Garamond had acted quickly to ensure the safety of
the old, the women and the children - but the
confusion and panic slowed him down and the
followers of Infinity broke through the castle defences
before they could escape.
Garamond found himself trapped by his people trying
to escape. He struggled to reach his wife but he was
too late. They killed he in cold blood before his
unbelieving eyes; and act so abominable, he could not
move or speak. His cherished wife destroyed on the
orders of his own brother. It was too late for
Garamond vowed on that day to protect his son at all
costs. The young Prince wa taken to the outskirts of
Valhalla with only his nanny and a handful of guards
to protect him.
The war raged on for three long years. How the
Prince survived, no one knows.
On the last night of the battle, the Kingdom of
Valhalla was a land of destruction. There were few
men left to fight, but, exhausted as they were, they
could not stop until either Garamond or Infinity was
Outside the castle gate, in view of everyone beneath,
a blood-red sky was there the final confrontation
took place. Garamond and Infinity raised their swords
and prepared to fight.
Garamond was still stronger, but, for one split
second, a memory flashed into his mind of his brother
when they were children. Infinity saw his brother
soften, he raised his sword high above his head - and
It was as if he fell in slow motion; the few survivors of
the King's army staggered to their feet - but it was too
late. From that desolate place, they watched their
Silence engulfed the scene as Infinity gazed down at
his broken brother; his eyes showed no remorse.
This was his destiny.
The Bishop watched the outcome of his fears unfold
before his eyes and could only turn his head away.
As he did so, he noticed a small figure running wildly
towards the dead King. The old man's heart missed a
beat as he realised it was the little Prince.
Infinity screeched at his followers to kill the boy.
The Bishop lunged forward and reached him first.
As the small Prince struggled, the Bishop shouted for
the help of one of Valhalla's warriors, who grabbed
the child and slung him on to his horse. Infinity could
only watch as they galloped away.
The very next day, Infinity crowned himself King.
A shadow descended over the once-beautiful Valhalla
- and there it has stayed for ten long years.
Despite extensive searched, the Prince was never
found. Though to this day Infinity swears he will not
rest until the Prince is dead.
The warrior who saved the Prince took him far to the
north of Valhalla. He stayed with him and taught him
all the things his father had wanted him to learn.
The Prince learnt of wisdom and temperance; he
learnt of the history of justice and, most importantly,
he learnt the secrets that had been passed down from
King to first-born son for countless generations.
Now, the Prince has come of age. He is impatient
to return to his beloved Valhalla, where he is the
rightful King, to destroy his father's murderer and
release the people of Valhalla from slavery and
Playing from Floppy
1. Switch on your computer and your monitor.
2. Insert the Valhalla Disk (DLM_VAL1) into your disk drive.
3. Double click on the Valhalla Disk Icon.
4. Double click on the Valhalla Icon.
5. You will now be asked to type in a word from this
manual. After typing in the relevant word, press
6. After the Introduction sequence, you will be asked
to type in a level code. If you are playing the game
for the first time, simply press return to start from
level one. As you progress on to other levels, you
will see a code on the beginning title screen of
that level. You are advised to write this down, so
next time you play the game you can gain access
to that particular level.
7. After entering your level code or pressing return,
you will then be asked to insert the data disk,
followed by the relevent-level disk. From now on,
there is no more disk-swapping until you progress
on to the next level.
Installing on HardDrive
1. Create a new drawer on your HardDrive and call it
anything you like, or use and existing drawer and
2. Insert the "Valhalla" disk into your floppy drive and
double click in the disk icon to reveal its contents.
3. Drag the "Valhalla" icon and the 1994 icon into the
drawer on your HardDrive.
4. Repeat this procedure with the five remaining disks,
dragging their contents into the drawer on your
5. When you have finished, the drawer on your
HardDrive should contain seven icons that read;
"Valhalla and the Lord of Infinity 1994."
6. Now simply double click on the "Valhalla" icon to
play the game.
7. If at any point you are asked to insert any of the six
disks, it is an indication that the installation wasn't
Playing the Game
Welcome to the Ultimate Speech Adventure!
Your play the part of the Prince's guide and mentor.
Your task is to assist him in his quest to destroy his
father's murderer, "The Lord of Infinity".
The game is set in the castle of "Valhalla", which
consists of four vast levels, each one packed with
logical puzzles that can be solved utilizing the many
objects you find within the course of the game*. The
game is completely controlled by joystick and all
gameplay options are accessed in this way.
Decide where you wish the Prince to walk, by pushing
the joystick in the appropriate direction. Pushing the
fire button allows access to the Action icons
described in detail on the following pages.
*The one to look out for is under the floor, which
will help you find your way.
The Action Icons
By pressing the fire button on the joystick, you will
gain access to various icons. An indicator will appear
and can be moved left or right by the joystick to
highlight the desired icon. Pressing the fire button
once more will activate that Action.
These are outlined below:
This is represented by the icon of the eye.
Access this function and the Prince will inform you
of the contents of the square directly in front of him.
This is represented by the icon of an open hand.
Access this function and the Prince will attempt to
take the object from the square directly in front of him.
This is represented by the icon of a finger. Access
this function and the Prince will attempt to operate the
object in the square directly in front of him.
Accessing the icon of the joystick will take you back into
Restarting, Saving and Loading
Accessing the icon of the disk will change the screen and
you will be faced with three more disk icons,
supporting the letters R, S & L.
"R" Restarts the level from the beginning.
"S" Saves your current position to disk*.
"L" Loads in your previosly-saved position.
If your do not wish to choose any of these options, then
choose the joystick icon to take you back to the main screen.
*When playing from floppy, your save positions are made directly
to the level disk- so please ensure that the level disks are
Any item you pick up will automatically appear in
your rucksack at the top of the screen. You have
enough room to carry nine objects.
By pressing the fire button on the joystick and then
pushing the joystick up, you will have access to any of
the objects in your rucksack. A highlighter will
appear - and can be moved left or right by the joystick
to select the desired object.
Pressing the fire button once more will give you
access to various actions.
These are outlined below:
This is represented by the icon of the eye. Access this
function and the Prince will inform you about the
object in your rucksack or, if it's readable, the screen
will change to a close-up of that object.
This is represented by the icon of an open hand.
Access this function and the Prince will attempt to
drop the object from your rucksack into the square
directly in front of him.
This is represented by the icon of a finger. Access this
function and the Prince will attempt to insert the
object from your rucksack into the object directly in
front of him.
This is represented by the icon of a cup. Access this
function and the Prince will attempt to drink from
Accessing the icon od the joystick will take you back
into walking mode.
Under the Influence
After drinking a potion, the Potion indicator on the
left of the main screen rises to the top and slowly
begins to descend. When it reaches the bottom, the
potion has run out and the Prince is no longer under
the influence. He can drink only one potion at a
time, as a mixture could be fatal.
If the Prince hurts himself, the Stamina indicator on
the right of the main screen will go down. When it
reaches the bottom, you have no more stamina and
the Prince will die.
Do not be disheartened, though as you can always
load in your previously-saved position or restart the
level from the beginning.
Stamina can be found during the course of the game
so you can top-up your supply.
Having More Control
The volume of the Atmos tracks played in each level
can be adjusted to suit your individual preferences by
using the keys "1" and "2" respectively on the keyboard
of your computer.
Skipping the Beginning Animation
If your wish to play the game without watching the
beginning animation every time, then wait until the
"Valhalla and the Lord of Infinity" logo has appeared
and hold down the fire button on the joystick. This
will allow you to skip the credit sequence; and when
the little Prince starts to make his introductory
speech, he will will retire gracefully to allow you to get on
with the adventure.
Typed by Mad Gunman