stroke_voltsIceland-based game studio On The Rocks is on the verge of releasing a side scrolling game based in the world of myth and legend. Published by Freeverse, Thor includes 13 levels along with hidden objects, achievements, unlockables, and multiple game save slots among other things.

Gameplay consists of running through the mythical landscape, gathering energy orbs by tapping them and lightning bolts by sliding your finger across them to power up your hammer. Destroying and avoiding obstacles involves tapping the screen at the right time, a mechanic that seemed to take me quite a few deaths to get used to.

Along the way you run in to several bosses, clever dialog, and a few different locales to run across. Overall Thor is pretty fun, but as you can see from the video it is a game where your fingers will be constantly be obscuring the screen if you hope to collect everything. Regardless, I've found myself enjoying all of these different running games and while Thor is no Canabalt, it's still a fun game.

  • Urthop

    Actually, Thor is a norse god of thunder, not to be confused with Zeus, the greek one :P

  • Urthop

    Actually, Thor is a norse god of thunder, not to be confused with Zeus, the greek one :P

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    This looks like, at some point they had a great gameplay idea ... and then they had to hurry to release at least - something :)

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    This looks like, at some point they had a great gameplay idea ... and then they had to hurry to release at least - something :)

  • right_geek

    Greek mythology it isn't.

  • right_geek

    Greek mythology it isn't.

  • MrMuesli

    Run, Canabalt, Mirror's Edge....not sure how this one will match up to that little line up.

  • MrMuesli

    Run, Canabalt, Mirror's Edge....not sure how this one will match up to that little line up.

  • asosself

    ಠ_ಠ

  • asosself

    ಠ_ಠ

  • Ark

    Looks terrible to be honest. Is this what they were working on all this time? This lame gameplay would be old in 2008. Doesn't bode well for Legion of Amon, maybe there you move via tilting and attack by shaking the screen.

  • Ark

    Looks terrible to be honest. Is this what they were working on all this time? This lame gameplay would be old in 2008. Doesn't bode well for Legion of Amon, maybe there you move via tilting and attack by shaking the screen.

  • Mike

    He looks like Disney's version of Hercules, but with pants.

  • Mike

    He looks like Disney's version of Hercules, but with pants.