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Hercules: Slayer of the Damned!

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ZX Spectrum
Amstrad CPC
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In this beat 'em up game you control Hercules, the illegitimate son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. Hera, Zeus' wife, therefore hates Hercules and made him kill his two children. The King of Argos gives him 12 labours that he has to fulfill.

These twelve labours are symbolized by icons that appear occasionally on the screen. You have to collect these labours while fighting off skeletons that carry swords. The fights take place in ancient Greek temples amongst other places. If you hit a labour it will put into an urn but a spider tries to steal the labours from you. Kill it with a well placed blow. If all twelve labours have been collected he must face the the end boss of the game, the mighty Minotaur.


Hercules: Slayer of the Damned! Commodore 64 You have to collect twelve artifacts, to finally be ready to face the minotaur. To get them, just hit them with your club, when they come falling from the sky.
Hercules: Slayer of the Damned! Commodore 64 Hitting a skeleton with my club. The moving yellow "snake" has to be underneath the enemy, otherwise you will not be able to do any damage.
Hercules: Slayer of the Damned! MSX An ancient Greek temple.
Hercules: Slayer of the Damned! ZX Spectrum A skeleton is assembling itself.

Alternate Titles

  • "Hercules & The Damned" -- MSX tape title

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) MSX Aug, 1988 339 out of 1000 34
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 3 out of 10 30


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