Users lead Thor through a variety of Norse landscapes, battling trolls, frost giants and other creatures with Mjolnir, his legendary hammer weapon. In addition to utilizing ground-to-ground melee combat techniques, the character can also throw his weapon and use it to unleash a variety of elemental attacks including thunder, lighting and wind-based offensives. As the game progressive, users earn "Valor Runes" which can be used to upgrade Thor in many different ways. This component provides adds a highly-individualized element to the game, minimizing parallels between different players due to the large amount of customizable features. All 3D versions of the game involve third-person gameplay, while the Nintendo DS version is presented in more of a classic Castlevania-style side-scolling fashion.