Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Lords of all Thunder games

Lords of Thunder for the Turbo Grafx/DUO Super CD Console platform will forever hold a spot in my heart as one title that simply took my breath away the first time I popped it in.  Back in '94 when I first got hooked on Turbo it was the first game I ordered by mail.  I instantly fell in love with its metal soundtrack and blazing visuals! (8-bit? shut yo mouth!)  The gameplay took a nice twist on the usual shooter style, giving you a sprite on the screen that was a floating avatar blasting all the baddies with a power bar, so you could take damage rather than doing the usual one hit kill.  Which in turn is both a blessing and a curse as when you get hit you tend to lose a good amount of your weapon's firepower and your as good as dead anyway :P.

So what brings on this random blog post about lords you ask?  Well it just so happens that the mighty Lords of Thunder has once again fallen into my lap.  Yes the same crazy lightning guitar, face melting gameplay and sharp as a tack controls Lords of Thunder.  The game that won a perfect 5 out of 5 in gamepro magazine (not that that was hard) and also scored game of the month in EGM magazine!  One of only two Turbob games to achieve that in all of 1993!

The game story is your usual hero vs. ultimate group of badguys and stars the powerful Landis, pictured here.  Lords is widely considered by all as the sequel to Gate of Thunder.  Even though it shares only one common thread between the two.  (The word 'thunder' in their names) As GoT is more of a scifi space shooter, where LoT is more of a fantasy setting Magical Chase through land, sea, air, and ice!!  The game features mega gigantic bosses, crazy amounts of paralax scrolling and dozens of baddies and bullets on the screen at the same time.
If any of you have actually never had the opportunity, nay the pleasure of playing one of the finest shooters in the history of gaming, then what are you waiting for!?!  This title is also available on the Wii Virtual Console, so it's pretty much available for everyone.

You read it. You cannot un-read it.

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