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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.


Gods SNES After being destroyed, it explodes into a bunch of little snakes.
Gods DOS Top Ten Gods (Scores) (VGA)
Gods SNES Activate the level to open the door.
Gods SNES Knife level 3

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Alternate Titles

  • "ゴッズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

'Impressive' but not very much fun, I've always seen this as over-rated Amiga Martin Smith (62839)
The first Bitmap Brothers game I didn't like. DOS Tomer Gabel (4351)
The best 2D Action/Adventure/Platform game on PC DOS Ali Jakamy (8)
Great Graphics, Great Game! DOS Andrew Dunn (11)
Nothing else compares with the supremacy of this well put-together game/ DOS Nathan Walker (5)

Critic Reviews

The One Atari ST Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Power Unlimited Genesis Dec, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82
GameFan Magazine SNES Apr, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Player One Genesis Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Power Play DOS Feb, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Super Play (UK) SNES Apr, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga May, 1991 74 out of 100 74


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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).


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.


  • 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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