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Description

The 16-bit box calls this ‘The Ultimate Challenge’ and they’re not kidding; this flick-screen platform game is one of the toughest you’ll come across. In the 8-bit versions Hercules has some titanic tasks to complete, whilst in the 16-bit versions his daughter Yolanda has been cursed and can only free herself by completing the same tasks.

Unusually, the game’s dozens of screens are given in a random order, with a different one after you lose each life. You have no weapon with which to harm the various creatures that lurk within. The pace of the enemies is quite hectic, but the real unique feature is that you must keep moving – each platform is set on fire a few seconds after you first touch it.

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Hercules Amiga Introduction
Hercules Amiga Charred. Roasted. Burned. Ignited. Lit on fire. Combusted. Carbonized.
Hercules Amiga Infested with crabs
Hercules Amiga Hanging for dear life

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Alternate Titles

  • "Yolanda: The Ultimate Challenge" -- 16-bit Title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 5.2 out of 12 43
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1990 27 out of 100 27
Power Play Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18
Amiga Power May, 1991 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17
Amiga Joker Nov, 1990 10 out of 100 10

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Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • March 1991 (Issue 6) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Zzap!
    • May 1985 (Issue 1) - #27 'It's the Zzap! 64 Top 64!'

Martin Smith (62923) added Hercules (Amiga) on Jan 01, 2005
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