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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 Volcanic level
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Oh no...
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Cool Continue screen
Lords of Thunder TurboGrafx CD Castle on the background

Alternate Titles

  • "Winds of Thunder" -- Japanese title

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GamePro (US) TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1993 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx CD Jun 01, 2006 A 100
Video Game Den TurboGrafx CD Feb 09, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Play Time TurboGrafx CD May, 1993 96 out of 100 96
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA CD Dec 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun TurboGrafx CD May, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Game Zero TurboGrafx CD Mar, 1993 84.5 out of 100 84
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD May, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Video Games SEGA CD May, 1995 80 out of 100 80 SEGA CD Dec 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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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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