DescriptionIn 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.
- "Winds of Thunder" -- Japanese title
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|Video Game Den||Feb 09, 2010||100|
|GamePro (US)||Mar, 1993||5 out of 5||100|
|Play Time||May, 1993||96 out of 100||96|
|Megablast||1993||88 out of 100||88|
|GameFan Magazine||Apr, 1993||87 out of 100||87|
|Mega Fun||May, 1993||86 out of 100||86|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Mar, 1993||34 out of 40||85|
|Game Zero||Mar, 1993||84.5 out of 100||84|
|Video Games||May, 1993||81 out of 100||81|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Mar, 1993||8 out of 10||80|
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Version differencesThe Sega CD version of Lords of Thunder has a slightly remixed soundtrack over the original Turbo Duo version.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
Eric Smith (2980) added Lords of Thunder (TurboGrafx CD) on Feb 03, 2007
- March 1993 (Issue 44) - Game of the Month (TurboGrafx CD version)