Hercules

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
59
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Atari ST
56
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Amiga
23
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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 Charred. Roasted. Burned. Ignited. Lit on fire. Combusted. Carbonized.
Hercules Atari ST The fires got me
Hercules Commodore 64 Title
Hercules ZX Spectrum Trying to plan a path to the lion

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The One Atari ST Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Aug, 1990 77 out of 100 77
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
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
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Aug, 1990 30 out of 100 30
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18

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Trivia

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 (133390) and Martin Smith (63069)