God of Thunder - Free PC Game

Free platform PC game featuring Thor, Loki and other Gods from Norse Mythology

God of Thunder Screenshot
God of Thunder Screenshot. © Adept Software

About God of Thunder

God of Thunder is a 2D platform game where players assume the role of Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, as he quest to reclaim the land of Midard for his father, Odin, after it was stole by the God of mischief, Loki and Jormangund. In the game Thor is armed with his famous magical hammer and must solve various puzzles that are he must complete in order to progress. In addition to puzzles, Thor will battle against various enemies and eventually fights the three main boss fights against Jormangund, Nognir and Loki. The game also has a number of role playing game elements and each time a boss is defeated, Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, is upgraded along with his armor.

God of Thunder was released in 1993 and was not a very successful release via the shareware model. Since it was released as full freeware the game is considered by many to be a rare gem in the retro style PC games from the early 1990s that combines strategy, puzzle solving and action game play. The game has also become one of the most popular free PC games profiled, there are three download links provided which have been tested as working but as with any files downloaded from the Internet, necessary precautions should be taken and recommended virus and malware scans be performed.

God of Thunder Gameplay & Features

God of Thunder features a humorous story with some tongue-in-cheek one liners that are completely out of place in the Norse setting of 927 A.D. The game play is played from he top-down perspective and is a platform game where players will advance through various levels solving puzzles and defeating enemies with the use of their hammer. Thor's Hammer is enchanted with magical properties that will return to Thor's hand when thrown hitting enemies both on the throw and return trip to Thor's hand. The game levels include a wide variety of obstacles that can be moved and set in place by Thor, but players must be careful some of these obstacles can kill Thor as well.

Along the way Thor will also collect magical items in addition to his hammer that can be used for various effects. There's a magic apple that will heal Thor and other items that can provide bonuses during game play, inflict damage on enemies, and more. These special items require the use of mana which, like health, does not regenerate on its own but must be recharged by picking up mana left by a defeated enemy. In addition to mana, killed enemies also drop gems which can be used in shops to by items. These gems are also used to remove blocks in the map, with different symbols on the blocks requiring more or less gems in order to remove. God of Thunder does also feature a few references to the Thor comic book from Marvel Comics.

Development & Release

God of Thunder was developed and released in 1993 by Adept Software and was created by Ron Davis. Adept Software is the same developer behind some other fun free PC games such as Jetpack and Squarez Deluxe and it is still in existence today and actively working on indie game projects.

Availability

God of Thunder was originally released under the shareware model where a portion of the game was released for free in hopes that it would motivate gamers into purchasing the full game. It has since been released as freeware and is readily available from the classic Adept Software website as well as from a number of third party sites. The game will require some sort of MS-DOS emulation such as DOSBOX in order to play on more modern Windows operating systems. The God of Thunder free download comes in at just under 1 MB in size so it's a quick and easy game to try out and one that is sure to provide some nostaligic, fun and entertaining game play.

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