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A Sound of Thunder (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

A Sound of Thunder is an overhead shoot-em-up based on the 2005 film, which in turn was loosely based on the classic short story by Ray Bradbury. It is Chicago, 2055, and you are Travis Ryer, scientist and employee at Time Safari Incorporated (TSI), a business dedicated to taking wealthy clients back in time 65 million years and giving them the chance to do the impossible: hunt a dinosaur.

Of course, there are dangers: the tiniest change can screw the future up in ways you can't possibly imagine. Somehow, one of the recent clients has managed to accidentally take a butterfly back through time with him. Soon, the present is rocked by time waves, waves which gradually change the future into how the butterfly-less past would have been. Dinosaurs have been popping up around the city, buildings are crumbling and decaying, and the last wave that hits may mean the end of the human race unless Ryer can return the butterfly to the past.

With a nice arsenal of weapons at your disposal, such as grenade launchers, machine guns, stun prods, and time freezing bombs that will freeze all enemies for a short amount of time, plus vehicles such as an ordinary car or a tricked-out ATV, you may just get the necessary edge. You can also battle it out in four-player deathmatch mode or a two-player cooperative mode. You may want to hurry, though: you're racing against time... and time is NOT on your side.

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A Sound of Thunder Game Boy Advance What starts this whole mess in the first place.
A Sound of Thunder Game Boy Advance A hunting party from the future arrives. Unfortunately, it's about to go pear-shaped.
A Sound of Thunder Game Boy Advance The rat race gets a little more vicious.
A Sound of Thunder Game Boy Advance I wonder if these guys are related to the Half-Life headcrabs?

Alternate Titles

  • "A Sound of Thunder: Time is not on your side..." -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

DS-x2 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 01, 2014 16 out of 20 80
IGN Mar 01, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Cheat Code Central 2005 3.5 out of 5 70

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Development

The game, like the movie it was based on, was slated to come out in 2002. However, production problems with the film resulted in the game being shelved until February 2005, with the film being released in summer, hence the 2002 copyrights on the box and in the copyright screen when the game starts up.
Kyle Palkowski (211) added A Sound of Thunder (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 23, 2009