A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What 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.
Is it any good?
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.