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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 Atari ST Some Boaring action?
Hercules Atari ST The fires got me
Hercules Atari ST Hidden platforms can come to your rescue
Hercules Atari ST Game over

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The One Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
The One for ST Games Nov, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1990 77 out of 100 77
ST Format Sep, 1990 58 out of 100 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 5.2 out of 12 43
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 30 out of 100 30
Power Play Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18

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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 (62888) added Hercules (Atari ST) on Jan 01, 2005
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