WINDS OF THUNDER
[US-LORDS OF THUNDER]
ウィンズ・オブ・サンダー

MAKER: HUDSON SOFT / RED
RELEASE DATE: 23 APRIL 1993 / 1993
STYLE: HORIZONTAL SHOOT 'EM UP
FORMAT: SUPER CD-ROM
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Overview
Highly popular shoot 'em up from the people behind Gate of Thunder. Winds of Thunder allows you to choose your level and buy upgrades from a shop with cash earned in the form of crystals during gameplay. Instead of a spaceship, you control a kind of futuristic knight in flying armour - four types of which are selectable at the beginning of each level. Each type of armour grants different attacks, and by playing well you can upgrade the attack power in various stages.

Comment
Winds of Thunder is a visually amazing shoot 'em up. Coupling fantastic music and some incredible parallax scrolling, it also provides intense shooting action to ensure it a place in shoot ‘em up history. It’s harder than Gate of Thunder and to my mind it doesn't quite hit the high bar that that game set before it, but it looks amazing, is incredibly inventive and varied, and is one of those games you really must own.
sunteam_paul

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Screens

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Visual Scenes

Images
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Music