Classic Moments: Lords Of Thunder
Nick reveals all the greatest bits from the epic PC Engine blaster
It’s almost tempting to use your bombs as soon as you try each different type of elemental armour, as each has a unique effect. We love the fire armour’s blazing dragon, which flies around the screen wreaking havoc, but there’s something almost divine about calling down lightning upon your foes.
death from above
Lords Of Thunder could just spawn enemies from the top of the screen, but it’s testament to Red Company’s attention to detail that it doesn’t. In this stage, you need to watch the archways in the sky – otherwise you’ll be busy fighting and neglect to notice the spearman that has walked out and dived on top of you.
Make My Monster Grow
You arrive in the boss area and what do you see? Nothing but a teeny tiny (and, if we’re being brutally honest) rather puny human. But then that little person jumps into the air, lands in the water and emerges as a gigantic mermaid monster, about a hundred times the size of a regular person. Get ready for a big battle!
all systems full Power
A good spread gun is always useful, and we certainly appreciate having one early on in the game. But we’re suckers for awesome weapons, and that’s where this flamethrower comes in. The long, linear blast isn’t so practical but it does burn the baddies to a crisp, just the way we like them.