Lords of Thunder (SEGA CD)

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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.

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Lords of Thunder SEGA CD Choose an area.
Lords of Thunder SEGA CD Fight some big ones.
Lords of Thunder SEGA CD Main menu
Lords of Thunder SEGA CD Shoot some spiky enemies.

Alternate Titles

  • "Winds of Thunder" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Dec 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameFan Magazine Apr, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1995 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Apr, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Video Games May, 1995 80 out of 100 80
HonestGamers Jan 16, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Dec 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Jan 03, 2009 B- 67
Game Players May, 1995 64 out of 100 64
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) 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.
Satoshi Kunsai (1810) added Lords of Thunder (SEGA CD) on Mar 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by gamewarrior (5063) and Eric Smith (2867)