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[[Image:God of Thunder - DOS - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
 
[[Image:God of Thunder - DOS - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American box art.]]
  
'''''God of Thunder''''' is an action adventure game developed by [[Adept Software]] and published by [[Software Creations]] for [[MS-DOS]] in 1993. You control Thor who must defeat the minions of Asgard by wielding his mighty hammer, Mjölnir. The game was later published by [[Impluse Software]], and then finally released as freeware by the developer. The game engine is similar to [[The Legend of Zelda]] with a screen-based top-down over world and underground passages that used a pseudo side-view platform look. The dialogue in the game is pretty funny.
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'''''God of Thunder''''' is an action adventure game developed by [[Argo Games]] and published by [[Software Creations]] for [[MS-DOS]] in 1993. You control Thor who must defeat the minions of Asgard by wielding his mighty hammer, Mjölnir. The game was later published by [[Impluse Software]], and then finally released as [[freeware]] by the developer. The game engine is similar to ''[[The Legend of Zelda]]'' with a screen-based top-down over world and underground passages that used a pseudo side-view platform look. The dialogue in the game is pretty funny.
  
I encountered God of Thunder on a shareware collection CD (around 1995) and found the game to be quite enjoyable. My cousin and I beat the first episode, but never bought the rest of the game. When I later found that the game had been released as freeware, I played through the other two episodes.
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The game has since been released as [[open source]].
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==Personal==
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I encountered ''God of Thunder'' on a [[shareware]] collection CD (around 1995) and found the game to be quite enjoyable. My cousin and I beat the first episode, but never bought the rest of the game. When I later found that the game had been released as [[freeware]], I played through the other two episodes.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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==Review==
 
==Review==
* '''Overall:''' 6/10
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{{Video Game Review|8|6|5|5|6|DOS}}
* '''Best Version:''' DOS
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{{Spoilers}}
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
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* The script is pretty funny. There are lots of jokes from puns, to dirty jokes, to breaking the 4th wall.
 
* The script is pretty funny. There are lots of jokes from puns, to dirty jokes, to breaking the 4th wall.
 
* Though dated, even when it was released, the graphics, sound, and music are pretty good.
 
* Though dated, even when it was released, the graphics, sound, and music are pretty good.
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* [[Roy Davis]]'s soundtrack is well-composed.
 
* The game offers a pretty good challenge, while not requiring you to have to worry about lives.
 
* The game offers a pretty good challenge, while not requiring you to have to worry about lives.
  
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* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
  
==Box Art==
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==Media==
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===Box Art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
God of Thunder - DOS - USA.jpg|While the design and layout is pretty awful, the art work is great.
 
God of Thunder - DOS - USA.jpg|While the design and layout is pretty awful, the art work is great.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Documentation==
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===Documentation===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
God of Thunder - DOS - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
 
God of Thunder - DOS - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Maps==
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===Maps===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
God of Thunder - DOS - Map - Episode 1.png
 
God of Thunder - DOS - Map - Episode 1.png
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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===Videos===
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{{#ev:youtube|yZ2AOkpYVlg|256|inline|Longplay.|frame}}
  
 
==Download==
 
==Download==
God of Thunder is now freeware so this archive contains the shareware and registered version of versions 1.0 and 1.1.
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''God of Thunder'' is now freeware and open source. This archive contains all shareware and registered versions and the source code.
  
 
* [[Media:God of Thunder (All Versions).zip|Download]] ([[:File:God of Thunder (All Versions).zip|Info]]) - All versions.
 
* [[Media:God of Thunder (All Versions).zip|Download]] ([[:File:God of Thunder (All Versions).zip|Info]]) - All versions.
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==Credits==
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{| class="wikitable" |
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! Role !! Staff
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|-
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| Programmer || [[Ron Davis]]
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|-
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| Graphics || [[Gary Sirois]]
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|-
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| Level Design || [[Adam Pedersen]]
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|-
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| Additional Programming, Audio Programming|| [[Jason Blochowiak]]
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|-
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| Music || [[Roy Davis]]
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|-
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| Title Screen Art || [[Wayne C. Timmerman]]
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|-
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| Additional Level Design || [[Ron Davis]], [[Doug Howell]], [[Ken Heckbert]], [[Evan Heckbert]]
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|}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.adeptsoftware.com/got adeptsoftware.com/got] - Official page.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/god-of-thunder}}
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/god-of-thunder mobygames.com/game/dos/god-of-thunder] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_Thunder_(video_game)}}
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_Thunder_(video_game) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_Thunder_(video_game)] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|VGMPF|2=http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php?title=God_of_Thunder_(DOS)}}
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{{Link|ModdingWiki|http://www.shikadi.net/moddingwiki/God_of_Thunder}}
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{{Link|TCRF|https://tcrf.net/God_of_Thunder}}
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{{Link|Official|http://www.adeptsoftware.com/got}}
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* [https://github.com/SheridanR/god-of-thunder github.com/SheridanR/god-of-thunder] - Source code.
  
  
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
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[[Category: 1993 Video Games]]
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[[Category: Video Game Prime Order - Strategy, Adventure, Action]]
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[[Category: Media Theme - Adventure]]
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[[Category: Media Theme - Fantasy]]
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[[Category: DOS Games]]
 
[[Category: DOS Games]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
[[Category: Adventure]]
 
[[Category: Fantasy]]
 
 
[[Category: Humor]]
 
[[Category: Humor]]
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[[Category: Video Games I've Beaten]]
 
[[Category: Favorite]]
 
[[Category: Favorite]]
 
[[Category: Favorite Games]]
 
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[[Category: Software Distribution Model - Shareware]]
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[[Category: Software Distribution Model - Freeware]]
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[[Category: Video Games With Unknown Bechdel Test Status]]

Latest revision as of 14:07, 26 August 2020

North American box art.

God of Thunder is an action adventure game developed by Argo Games and published by Software Creations for MS-DOS in 1993. You control Thor who must defeat the minions of Asgard by wielding his mighty hammer, Mjölnir. The game was later published by Impluse Software, and then finally released as freeware by the developer. The game engine is similar to The Legend of Zelda with a screen-based top-down over world and underground passages that used a pseudo side-view platform look. The dialogue in the game is pretty funny.

The game has since been released as open source.

Personal

I encountered God of Thunder on a shareware collection CD (around 1995) and found the game to be quite enjoyable. My cousin and I beat the first episode, but never bought the rest of the game. When I later found that the game had been released as freeware, I played through the other two episodes.

Status

I have a freeware copy, but I never bought the game. I have beaten all three episodes.

Review

Video Game Review Icon - Enjoyment.png Video Game Review Icon - Control.png Video Game Review Icon - Appearance.png Video Game Review Icon - Sound.png Video Game Review Icon - Replayability.png
8 6 5 5 6

Best Version: DOS

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The game engine is pretty solid and has enough complexity to be interesting.
  • Having things like pushable blocks, rolling rocks, lock and key gates, and the like allow for some particularly clever puzzles.
  • The script is pretty funny. There are lots of jokes from puns, to dirty jokes, to breaking the 4th wall.
  • Though dated, even when it was released, the graphics, sound, and music are pretty good.
  • Roy Davis's soundtrack is well-composed.
  • The game offers a pretty good challenge, while not requiring you to have to worry about lives.

Bad

  • When the game came out, it looked and sounded dated. The SNES had already been out for two years, so tiled graphics and AdLib music was way behind the times.
  • The game doesn't break any new ground; it's basically more of the same from earlier games.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Videos

Longplay.

Download

God of Thunder is now freeware and open source. This archive contains all shareware and registered versions and the source code.

Credits

Role Staff
Programmer Ron Davis
Graphics Gary Sirois
Level Design Adam Pedersen
Additional Programming, Audio Programming Jason Blochowiak
Music Roy Davis
Title Screen Art Wayne C. Timmerman
Additional Level Design Ron Davis, Doug Howell, Ken Heckbert, Evan Heckbert

Links

Link-MobyGames.png  Link-Wikipedia.png  Link-VGMPF.png  Link-ModdingWiki.png  Link-TCRF.png  Link-Official.png