DescriptionHercules 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.
- "ゴッズ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Group
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Mar, 1991||93 out of 100||93|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||May, 1991||93 out of 100||93|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||May, 1991||88 out of 100||88|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Apr, 1991||9.8 out of 12||82|
|N-Force||SNES||Jan, 1993||81 out of 100||81|
|GameFan Magazine||SNES||Apr, 1993||79 out of 100||79|
|Player One||Genesis||Dec, 1993||75 out of 100||75|
|Super Play Magazine UK||SNES||Apr, 1993||74 out of 100||74|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||SNES||Jan, 1993||6.3 out of 10||63|
|Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark)||SNES||1993||5 out of 10||50|
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Copy protectionThe 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 artThe 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).
MusicThe 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.
- 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