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The game is based on Disney's animated cartoon movie. You take control of Hercules, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, the strongest man in the world and the legendary hero in the Greek mythology. Your goal is to prove yourself worthy of being admitted to Mount Olympus, the residence of gods, and to become a god yourself. You must commit heroic deeds and overcome various obstacles to show your strength and courage. Hades, the overlord of the dead, is making it even more difficult for you by sending fearsome Titans to stop you.

This is a 2D platform action game. Hercules can jump, grab ledges, swing on poles, and jump while running. He has a variety of attack moves at his disposal. He can execute a basic attack with his sword, or pull out different combo attacks. He can also Power Punch enemies, but he needs time to charge for this powerful attack. He can even slam the ground to reveal secret areas by performing a certain move while jumping. There are also different power-ups to collect, such as coins to grant bonus points at the end of the level, Hercules Action Figures to increase your hero rating, and upgrades to your sword - Sonic, Lightning, and Fireball swords.


Disney's Hercules  PlayStation Hercules and Philoctetes
Disney's Hercules  PlayStation Circle of fire
Disney's Hercules  PlayStation Level statistics
Disney's Hercules  Windows a terrible level

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Alternate Titles

  • "Hercules Action Game " -- Alternate title
  • "Disneys Hercules Action Spiel" -- German title
  • "Disney's Action Game Featuring Hercules" -- PlayStation Platinum release title

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Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 85 out of 100 85
Entertainment Weekly Windows Jun 12, 2008 B+ 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Sep, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Jeux Windows Sep, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1997 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 05, 1997 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Windows Nov, 1997 75 out of 100 75
PC Action Windows Nov, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Computer Games Magazine Windows Jan 24, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1997 70 out of 100 70


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Hercules uses 10,000 individual frames of animation.
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