Lords of Thunder

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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 SEGA CD Nothing good is coming down.
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Executing your super-powerful attack!
Lords of Thunder SEGA CD Pick an armor type.
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Flying over a lake

Alternate Titles

  • "Winds of Thunder" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx CD Jun 01, 2006 A 100
GamePro (US) TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Play Time TurboGrafx CD May, 1993 96 out of 100 96
All Game Guide TurboGrafx CD 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Wii Mar 04, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games TurboGrafx CD May, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD May, 1995 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Apr, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Dec 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Players SEGA CD May, 1995 64 out of 100 64


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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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