Thor

Common Sense Media says

Repetitive side-scroller based on god of thunder.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

This is a very easy game. During the action, Thor runs across the various streets and platforms on his own, while lightning bolts, obstacles, and other objects appear on the screen. The goal is for the player to tap on these objects as they appear, and they have to do it quickly before Thor runs past them. In other words, for the most part this game pretty much plays itself. Tapping the lightning icons increases the player's score but is not essential to completing the game.

Violence & scariness

The vast majority of this game just involves tapping lightning bolts and other objects that appear on the screen. Players do not have any direct control of the Thor character, although there are some levels in which he throws lightning bolts at enemies. These levels are few and far between, and even when they do occur, players are not directly controlling the violence. It happens automatically as players tap on other extraneous objects on the screen.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Thor is a stylized, cartoony-looking game based on the mythology of the god of thunder. Players will follow a brief story about Thor as he traverses various villages and defeats enemies. Although there is some violence in the form of boss battles, players are never in direct control of the combat. Instead, they tap on objects on the screen while all the action happens in the background. Where violence does occur, it is fantastical and cartoony in nature, with colorful effects as the most intense part of any battle. The vast majority of the game, however, contains no violent content and is simply focused on encouraging players to test their hand-eye coordination by tapping the on-screen objects as quickly as possible.

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THOR is an easy, quick game that practically anyone can pick up and play. However, it is perhaps a bit too simplistic. With all the great mythos and legacy associated with the god Thor, this title delivers very little. The storyline is extremely basic and not very well written, and the gameplay quickly gets repetitive. The only control that players have is to tap or slide their finger across icons, symbols, and objects as they scroll across the screen. There is some sense of action and adrenaline in that the goal is to hit all the objects before they disappear, but in the end it does not have a lot of lasting appeal. The graphical style is quirky and interesting, and it does provide a casual, easy-to-play experience, but the same can be said about many other apps that are cheaper and more fun.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$3.99
Release date:December 22, 2009
Category:Kids Games
Publisher:Freeverse, Inc.
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Teen, 16 years old Written byMakeVIew_2,5,9 July 11, 2011
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not bad violence but could get rough but this app is better than the movie and way better than the console game.

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