Clas­sic Mo­ments: Lords Of Thun­der

Retro Gamer - - CONTENTS -

Nick re­veals all the great­est bits from the epic PC En­gine blaster

Bombs away

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.

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