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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 Atari ST The fires got me
Hercules Amiga Boulders
Hercules Commodore 16, Plus/4 Creatures to avoid.
Hercules Atari ST Game over

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 92 out of 100 92
The One Atari ST Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Aug, 1986 15 out of 20 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1984 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1986 6.75 out of 10 68
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1990 58 out of 100 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1990 5.2 out of 12 43
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 4 out of 10 40
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 10 out of 100 10

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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!'

Contributed to by Kabushi (153794) and Martin Smith (63001)