Tiny Thor

Vikings and Norse mythology seem to be all the rage these days, from the American Gods television series to the appearance of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to the impending release of Tribes of Midgard. If you love Viking stuff, it’s a good time to be alive.

So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s an upcoming pixel-art platformer about Thor. Well, about a tiny version of Thor, anyway. The game is called Tiny Thor, and there are trailers dating back to 2017 (and conceptual videos dating back to 2014). This thing has been in development for ages, it seems.

Personally, I absolutely love the aesthetic. Visually, this seems like it would have fit in wonderfully in the Sega Genesis library (it could have gone on the shelf right next to The Lost Vikings for a consistent Norse theme). The pixel art and smooth platforming were enough to catch my eye.

Tiny Thor

However, the game features a really cool core gimmick that I think will make it stand out in the admittedly crowded pixel-art platformer scene. Thor wields the mighty hammer Mjolnir. He can toss it, and it will come back to him like a boomerang. This can be used for an incredible amount of trick shots, where Thor will bonk a whole group of enemies at once, or use the ricocheting hammer to launch himself upward.

I have to say, Tiny Thor looks pretty incredible. I have a huge soft spot for Genesis-style platformers, I love pixel art, and the Mjolnir gimmick seems like it could be incredibly fun to use. I can’t wait to get my hands on this whenever it ends up releasing.

You can learn more about Tiny Thor (and see some gameplay videos) by checking out the Steam listing and the game’s official page on the Asylum Square Interactive website. There is no official release date yet, unfortunately, so this one could still be a long way off.

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