Incredibly Thoring: Hammer Of The Gods

By John Walker on April 18th, 2011 at 12:18 pm.

Ponce.

Apparently there’s some comic called Thor. We’ve never heard of it. And now there’s to be a movie based on the little-read book.* To accompany the film comes a little bit of PC gaming advertising from Littleloud, in which as Thor you must thwack enemies with the power of your might hammer. It feels like an iPhone game, and I’ll bet my bum it is one too. You have a limited number of hammers to chuck at a level of static enemies, and the occasional lightning bolt with which to STRIKE THEM DOWN. I imagine that’s how someone in a comic might say it.

It doesn’t seem tremendously good, to be honest. The largest issue being the camera’s inability to follow the hammer back on its boomerang return. Which means you can’t see which enemies got hit on the back swing. The whole source of fun really should be aiming the hammer so it loops to take out as many as possible, and the game’s choice not to show you that means it’s all a bit dodge, really. Perhaps they can fix that.

Also, maybe more than one sting from the theme looping every ten seconds would have been nice? Lordy. Oh, and it’s five near-identical stages long. Um, yeah.

Completing a stage in two throws will unlock a micro-film clip. As to whether the film will be any good, we don’t yet know. Reviews have yet to appear. Oh, and the character details you can unlock? This one’s confusing:

*Please note this is absolutely untrue – it’s an enormously popular comic. But making Thor-comic-writer Kieron snarl is always worthwhile. You can get the latest, Journey Into Mystery, right now, which we hear is very good indeed. Kieron writes about it here.

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36 Comments »

  1. skurmedel says:

    3 days more and it’s Thor’s day,… why release it now! You will anger the gods!

  2. Orija says:

    Why would anyone want to have real wings on their helmet… try imagining Darth Vader with them.

  3. Brumisator says:

    Oh a new low quality castle crusher game, we need more of these *snarl*

  4. Njordsk says:

    I love northern past and mythology, but this is blasphemy !

  5. adonf says:

    Is that Jack Black playing Thor ? It seems like an odd choice.

  6. Optimaximal says:

    At least he’s honest about the Kieron baiting… Nick Mailer would be proud!

  7. SuperNashwan says:

    I think POSTS about comics should be WRITTEN in short sentences.
    With that random emphasis on WORDS that screw with my brain.
    Seriously, what’s that ABOUT?
    It’s really ANNOYING.

  8. Archonsod says:

    Comics you say? Was he in the Beano or the Dandy?

  9. Orija says:

    Why does Sif have a beard, or is that the norm?

  10. robinlacey says:

    cheat mode: press the up arrow key. it takes you to “stage 5 complete” with maximum score… that saved me a bit of time.

    (tested on two macs with chrome)

  11. Kieron Gillen says:

    I think you’ll find it’s “STRIKE THEM DOWN, VERILY!”

    KG

  12. malkav11 says:

    It’s true, though, I never have read Thor. I have read comics in which he (or at least a robot duplicate) appears, but not his comic, proper.

  13. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Makes me think of Stormlord. Or rather Deliverance which, as I just found out, is the second Stormlord game.

  14. Malawi Frontier Guard says:

    How does this game compare to the standard by which all hammerplay shall be judged, God of Thunder for MS-DOS?

  15. Ian says:

    No “Hammer Time” reference yet? Outrageous.

  16. Robert says:

    I’m confused. I always thought Keron Gillan was a feisty redhead, now you show me he looks like Kurt Russel/Tom McRae(THEY ARE THE SAME PERSON).

    PS: Moviefying comics/books scares me. Gamefying those, makes me pee my pants. Count me sceptical.

  17. Urthman says:

    THOR’S HAMMER DOES NOT SPIN LIKE A BOWIE KNIFE WHEN HE THROWS IT!

  18. Mario Figueiredo says:

    Apparently there’s some comic called Thor. We’ve never heard of it.

    Wisecracker!

  19. Anaesthesia says:

    I’m sure this is yet another case of a competent dev being forced to crank out trendy schtick, designed by a non gamer.

  20. Stijn says:

    I can’t help reading the title in Starcraft 2′s Thor voice.

  21. Hatsworth says:

    I think the DS game based on the movie might actually turn out to be good. It’s developed by Wayforward, who have made some great 2d games.

  22. drewski says:

    Every time I see a Thor ad on TV I think “hehe, Kieron writes that.”

  23. Choca says:

    “You must thwack enemies with the power of your might hammer”

    And in the game !

  24. tailzdru says:

    Staring eyes 5/?

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