Winds of Thunder was developed by Hudson Soft., Released in April 23, 1993
Winds of Thunder is an intense horizontal fantasy-themed shooter by Red and published by Hudson Soft. The player takes control of a flying warrior called Rand? (aka Landis) who embarks on a long journey to defeat the six Lords Of Mistral and their evil master Dark Zaggart. Interestingly the player can freely pick one of the six available stages in any order. Our hero doesn’t come empty handed and suits of magic armors greatly help him in his quest. These enchanted and wonder items allow him to control the powers of the four elements, namely Earth, Fire, Wind and Water. But there’s a catch and Rand? faces the difficult choice of selecting the most appropriate armor before rushing into battle. The almighty armors can be boosted by special items that defeated foes leave behind – they can be upgraded from pathetic single shots to fireworks of lethal blasts of energy. If all of this wasn’t enough to take those horde of monsters down, Rand? can also use his sword to strike enemies foolish enough to wander too close to him. Finally, in order to survive desperate situations, powerful bombs can be unleashed to wipe out most of the unwanted foes on screen. Money (in the shape of colored gems) is also an important component of the game and can be used to purchase special powers such as shields, bombs, health and more.
Game ID: HCD3039
Winds of Thunder was released on April 23, 1993 in Japan for 6800 Yen.
[FR] April 1993 – Consoles + No. 19: 91/100
[US] “Lords Of Thunder [Model TGXCD1033]”
The game is not related to Gate Of Thunder released in 1992 and both titles only share the word ‘Thunder’ in common.
Original Plan: K. Nakazawa, Red Kaminarimon
Character Design: K. Nakazawa
Game System, Red Kaminarimon
Main Program: Ninniki.Nin
Sub Program: Owa Chan
Graphic Design, Metal, Shell, Idol
Producer: E. Aoyama, M. Kobayashi
Director: T. Matsunaga
Sh?gun: M. Kadowaki
Supervisor: T. Horio, K. Wiyamoto
Special Thanks: T. Kawada, A. Yamasaki, E. Yamamoto, K. Yuzawa, H. II
Super Assist: N. Nakamura
Music Produced By: T’s Music
Music Composed By: Groove King
Created By: Red Kaminarimon