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In the once peaceful land of Mistral, legend holds of a brave knight named Drak who has sealed an evil god named Deoric beneath the six continents of the land. However, peace never lasts. The Garuda Empire has invaded the lands of Mistral, and the six Dark Generals, led by Sornbul, have conquered the continents. Sornbul's ambition is nothing less than to resurrect Deoric and plunge the land into chaos.

Duran, descendant of Drak, is the only one who can stop the Garuda Empire's mad plan, and with the power of Drak's mystic armors, he heads off to stop Sornbul at any cost.

The six continents of Mistral can be challenged in any order, each of which are filled with hordes of demons and one of Sornbul's Dark Generals. After completing all six continents the player will face Sornbul on the final island. Before a level the player can choose from one of four elemental armors, each with its own bullet spread and unique bomb. The armor's attack can be powered up several levels by finding jewels dropped by enemies. This power level, as well as the armor's health, is reduced when hit. Enemies also drop crystals that are used in a between-level shop to buy additional health, bombs, and continues.


Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Vertically scrolling level
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Flying over a lake
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Castle on the background
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Nice rocky area. Hostile green guys and all

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Alternate Titles

  • "Winds of Thunder" -- Japanese title

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Video Game Den TurboGrafx CD Feb 09, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mega Fun TurboGrafx CD May, 1993 86 out of 100 86
IGN Wii Mar 04, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Zero TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1993 84.5 out of 100 84
Video Games TurboGrafx CD May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun SEGA CD May, 1995 73 out of 100 73 SEGA CD Dec 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Play Time SEGA CD Jun, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Game Players SEGA CD May, 1995 64 out of 100 64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 6 out of 10 60


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Version differences

The Sega CD version of Lords of Thunder has a slightly remixed soundtrack over the original Turbo Duo version.
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