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  • Summary: Thor: The Video Game will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure for which Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author served as story consultant. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics including Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur, as well as other monstrous denizens. Players will wield the iconic Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight enemies on an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder, and wind to vanquish enemies. As Thor earns Valor points through his exploits, players can acquire new abilities, powers, and weapon upgrades. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. May 3, 2011
    80
    WayForward's Thor is truly remarkable, as it stands not only as a great movie-based game but an extremely competent one as well.
  2. May 18, 2011
    75
    Thor: God of Thunder for Nintendo DS is a pretty enjoyable, "old school" 2D side scrolling beat'em-up. Beautiful from a technical standpoint, with high quality bitmap graphics, the game becomes very repetitive after a couple of levels.
  3. Jul 3, 2011
    70
    The game does get bogged down in far too many unskippable and boring dialogue sequences. [Issue#110, p.118]
  4. May 5, 2011
    60
    It's a sharp looking 2D brawler with loose ties to the upcoming film, but repetitive combat and a lack of depth keep it from greatness.
  5. May 13, 2011
    60
    Gorgeous 2D art still can't forgive the needless repetition, but while the novelty lasts this is a great little brain dead brawler.
  6. May 8, 2011
    58
    There are inspired moments here, especially in the game's boss fights-the final two involve multi-jointed sprites spanning both screens-but they're few and far between.
  7. May 27, 2011
    42
    Tacked-on touch screen support.

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  1. Jun 16, 2011
    8
    if you like any of wayfowards other offerings on the ds, then you will love this title. If you love side scrolling beat em ups in general, then you will love this title. ..thor has a good amount of moves and power ups to keep things fresh on all ends. .. boss battles are alot of fun and the control feels great.. the thing i love about wayfowards work, is the 2D animations!.. they really proved themselves to be talented in this field with the best game available for the dsiware, shante... a masterpiece for any platform gamer. if you can find thor for $20.00 grab it ...2 thumbs up for wayforward and sega..im a happy camper. Expand
  2. May 16, 2011
    8
    The latest blockbuster to hit the big screen is â
  3. Mar 18, 2012
    7
    Good game as a whole with some negatives. Repetitive enemies, level design and combat. Long levels become a tedious task and you end up finding yourself bored. Despite this, boss fights are entertaining, however, not as challenging as expected. Runes add a nice touch. Sound isn't amazing but suit the game. Graphics are beautifully crafted as opposed to blocky 3D graphics. The controls are amazing, but as mentioned before combat becomes dull after awhile. Ultimately, Thor is the best 2D side-scrolling action game on the Nintendo DS and is worth your time. Expand