Gods (Atari ST)

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Description

Hercules is aiming to achieve immortality by completing the task the Gods have set him. His task is presented as a platform adventure set in ancient Greece, featuring a variety of enemies as you play it through.

Of more significance, however, is the game's Artificial Intelligence system, in which creatures monitor how you play, and try to find safer positions. Also, the game offers more bonuses and power-ups if you're struggling to progress. Even without those, there are lots of bonus sections to find and unlock.

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Gods Atari ST So many treasures just out of reach...
Gods Atari ST Our hero and part of the intro text
Gods Atari ST Level complete!
Gods Atari ST Title screen and main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "ゴッズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Games-X May, 1991 5 out of 5 100
The One Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ST Format May, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1991 901 out of 1000 90
Atari ST User Aug, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 15, 2010 17 out of 20 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1991 9.8 out of 12 82
Play Time Jul, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ST Action Mar, 1993 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

Copy protection

The Amiga version features multi-layered copy protection. The main part was cracked quickly, and produced what appeared to be a playable game. However, a second layer remained, which raised the difficulty level quickly, to the point where the first boss was impossible to beat. Unfortunately for the Bitmap Brothers, this hard work seemed to backfire, as many assumed that the cracked version they played was representative of the game's difficulty, and the game's reputation was hampered as a result.

Cover art

The box cover art for the Amiga, Atari, DOS and Genesis (PAL) release was done by famous comic artist Simon Bisley (Sláine, Lobo, Batman/Judge Dredd, and several other works).

Music

The title song, Into the Wonderful, was written by Nation 12 which was a music project by John Foxx (of Ultravox fame). The Amiga music was converted by Richard Joseph for Bitmap Brothers. The original song was released on the album Electrofear by Nation 12 in 2005.

Awards

  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #2 Best Arcade Action Game in 1992
  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) – #18 Top Atari ST Classic Games (Editorial staff vote)
    • January 1993 (Issue #42) – #48 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
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Martin Smith (62888) added Gods (Atari ST) on Jun 30, 2004
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