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Description

The mighty god Odin goes from time into deep sleep. During the time of such an "Odinsleep", the mischievous god Loki stole from Odin his favorite land, Midgard, and populated it by monsters. But Odin has a son - Thor, the god of thunder. Using his powerful hammer Mjolnir, Thor must travel to Midgard, face Loki and his assistants, and reclaim the land for his father.

God of Thunder is an action game with strong elements of puzzle-solving. Thor explores Midgard, fighting enemies in action-based combat, using his hammer or lightning attacks. Many hazards are there to make the hero's life difficult, and the player must solve puzzles to protect Thor and advance the story. The puzzles range from simple exercises in re-arranging objects to more complex examples that occupy the entire screen. Most of the game is viewed from a top-down perspective, though there are platform sequences as well.

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God of Thunder DOS The village
God of Thunder DOS Dialogue
God of Thunder DOS Inside a house. Note roaming NPCs. The old cRPG rule applies though: everything that isn't nailed to the wall is yours to take.
God of Thunder DOS The beginning of part III of the game

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God of Thunder Screenshot
God of Thunder Screenshot
God of Thunder Screenshot
God of Thunder Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "GoT" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Not the best in the world, but still a fun game. DOS Ravenous (3)
Great, old-fashioned fun. DOS Jaromir Krol (270)
Great game for 8 years old DOS L L (2)
A passable game I do not particularly like. DOS Tomer Gabel (4643)
A game that even beats Zelda: Link's Awakening! DOS Jim Fun (243)

Critic Reviews

Top Secret DOS Dec, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Examiner DOS Jan 22, 2014 4 out of 5 80
Abandonia Reloaded DOS Oct 01, 2006 4 out of 5 80
GameHippo.com DOS Oct 19, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Freegame.cz DOS Feb 25, 2007 77 out of 100 77
VictoryGames.pl DOS Jan 21, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Shareware DOS Apr, 1997 Unscored Unscored

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Genre? 15 Rola (8288)
Jul 15, 2012

Trivia

Freeware release

The author of the game, Ron Davis, made it available as freeware, along with the manual and the official hint book - they all can be found at: http://www.adeptsoftware.com/got/

Source code release

The author of the game, Ron Davis, has also made most of the source code available. It can be found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/god-of-thunder-1994-dos-game/

Related Web Sites

  • Odin's Beard (The ultimate fansite for God of Thunder, containing information about from the story and characters to all the tiny aspects of the game you didn't ever think about.)
Contributed to by Foxhack (30863) and MAT (218651)
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