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Episode 722

God of Thunder (video game)
Thu, 2019-Apr-25 02:03 UTC
Length - 2:10

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With 636,193 views on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 our article of the day is God of Thunder (video game).

God of Thunder (abbreviated GoT) is a 2D top-down freeware puzzle game created by Ron Davis and published by Software Creations in 1993. It was previously a shareware product but was released as freeware in 2002 or earlier.

The game features a plot and characters based on Norse mythology, as well as tongue-in-cheek humor which becomes more apparent as the episodes are played. A bridge repairman parodies Star Trek when he responds to a request for a dental bridge with "Dammit, Thor! I'm a bridge and TV repairman, not a dentist!" Other examples of humor include countless references to sliding and non-stick surfaces in the second chapter, Non-Stick Nognir; in this chapter, the antagonist Nognir uses slave labor to mine Teflor, a parody of Teflon. Stores also feature catchy or humorous slogans, such as "Andy's Armor Repair. You scuff 'em, We buff 'em." The third chapter features a blatantly anachronistic jigsaw for comedic effect, which Thor must use to escape a prison.

The game also features several references to the Marvel Comics book character Thor. These include the idea of the Odinsleep, Loki's costume and a mention at the end that Thor should have his own comic book.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:03 UTC on Thursday, 25 April 2019.

For the full current version of the article, see God of Thunder (video game) on Wikipedia.

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