- Machine: Nintendo
Space aliens are meddling in Earth's past! Warriors from the planet Drakkon are trying to change history so humans will evolve into dull, technologically retarded savages. Maybe they should leave well enough alone. If the Drakkons are successful, Earth will never know the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, or the Atomic Age.
But Earth has one last chance. In the year 2999, scientists have managed to construct a rudimentary time machine that will allow one person to return to four time periods - England in 1250, the Caribbean around 1650, the Wild West of 1860, and France in 1943. That's where and when the Drakkons are doing their dirty work, and you must stop them by collecting five orbs in each historical period.
The orbs are the key to defeating the Drakkons. Before you can travel to each new time period, you must find four orbs and then defeat a boss to secure a fifth orb. Fortunately, weapons and other useful articles have been sent back in time by your allies in 2999, and all you have to do is find them.
Your task won't be an easy one, however. The Drakkons have coerced the inhabitants of each time zone into helping them, so you must battle a variety of foes - from knights and pirates to gunslingers and Nazi soldiers. These enemies have access to the weapons of their day, as well as the help of creatures unique to each time zone (including sea serpents, vultures, and dragons). But some enemies, when defeated, will yield additional weapons for your use.
Once you've collected all the orbs from each time period, you can return to 2999 for your final battle with the Drakkon King. After all you've been through in the earlier time zones, the ending may seem a bit anticlimactic. Nevertheless, Time Lord is a fine effort with good graphics, an intriguing plot, and smooth game play.