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Hercules

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 16, Plus/4
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1.2
Electron
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Atari ST
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5.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Hercules Amiga Introduction
Hercules ZX Spectrum The old stories are used here
Hercules ZX Spectrum Game over
Hercules ZX Spectrum Level introduction

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1984 7 out of 10 70
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 4 out of 10 40
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 4 out of 10 40
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 3 out of 10 30
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 10 out of 100 10

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Contributed to by Kabushi (119601) and Martin Smith (63162)