Lords Of Thunder
Lords of Thunder used to be one of my favorite shooters on the Turbo. The Sega CD version, however, pales when compared to the old game. While the music (excellent!) is the same, the graphics, particularly in the colors department, really lack. LOT doesn't excite me any longer when compared to today's shooters. It plays okay, but experienced gamers will find it too easy. To me. it's only average.
When this came out for the Duo. it was a truly rockin' game. Now it just seems like Sega is trying to catch some of that success. The game looks and feels like the Duo version, which is good. But when comparing this game to any other shooter that has come out recently, Lords of Thunder just doesn't stand up to the competition. Yeah, it s decent, but it isn't too spectacular. It's standard-fare stuff.
Lords of Thunder is a fairly dull game. The levels seem almost identical. The Bosses, although big and menacing, aren't very difficult (as a matter of fact, the whole game isn't very difficult) and their attacks aren't anything special, either. They don't even animate much. Furthermore, the music kicks in about a quarter of the way through a level, so you're blasting away with no background music. It's just a slightly above-average shooter.
This game was out long ago for the Turbo Graphix and it shows. Shooters have come a long way since then with a lot more animation and special effects. This game was good for its time but seems a bit watered down for today s standards. Yet. after playing a bit you must admit that it is a decent shooter, it is not a challenging game, and would probably appeal a lot more to a novice gamer. In today's market, it's average.
Shooter fans rejoice! If you thought Gate of Thunder was intense, then get ready for its super sequel, Lords of Thunder! T.T.I. has really outdone themselves with this CD game. Set in a fantasy world, you take on the role of a brave warrior, fending off unimaginable enemies, including huge bore machines, sandpit monsters and fire-breathing serpents! Use your torch screw and flame whip to combat these mutant foes. Pick up various items along the way, like diamonds and crystals to increase your score. Graphic cinema displays and parallax scrolling make this a winner!
TTI has found a new niche with their CD-ROM game system with the "Thunder" series of shooters. The latest installment is all beef, with plenty of targets and the cursory selection of destructive power-ups. Blend in some stylish good looks and a rockin' soundtrack and the end result is another reason to look at the Duo.
What a game! This disc has some of the slickest tunes in a home video game since Gate of Thunder. The graphics are incredible and the bosses are big and nasty. The game play is very good, though there is not as much technique as G.O.T. Cool cinemas and spectacular sights and sounds make this a winner.
TTI is certainly on the right track with LOT. As good as Gates was, Lords is even better. Great graphics, very challenging gameplay and exception music all combine to make this the best shooter I have seen in a long time. If you've been thinking about a Duo, this is the game that will make your decision a lot easier.
Killer tunes? Sharp graphics? Tight game play? You want it, you got it! Lords of Thunder literally rocks you to your knees with its pounding bass and guitar rhythm! I've never heard such jamming music in a high quality game until now! If you own a Turbo Duo, you MUST pick up Lords of Thunder!