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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.


  • ゴッズ - Japanese spelling

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Credits (DOS version)

7 People

Additional Programming
Music / Sound Programming
Graphics / Artwork
  • Nation 12
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Average score: 82% (based on 40 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 127 ratings with 7 reviews)


The Good
I love the graphics! They did an amazing job with the colors, considering they only used a sixteen colors. Beautiful. I really enjoyed the puzzles that were incorporated into the game.
The levels were well thought out and intricately made. I enjoyed the Bosses at the end of each level. The sound effects where great too. It's just a fascinating game. A must have. Period.

The Bad
The controls weren't perfect but still fun to play and there was really no music. But enough sound effects to compensate for lack of music. :)

The Bottom Line
If you haven't got it get it and play it. You'll love it. You are on a mission for eternal life and everything and everybody wants you dead. Killer graphics, loads of fun, Lots of bonus points, puzzles, and bad guys to kill. Great Platform game, A must have!!!

DOS · by Joshua Loucks (2) · 2000

The first Bitmap Brothers game I didn't like.

The Good
The graphics are excellent and it's from the Amiga. The music is also OK.

The Bad
But it's a really bad game at that. While the graphics compensate for some of the lossy gameplay, the game is simply not fun. The sound effects are horrible and the gameplay is completely mismatched. The controls aren't very good either.

The Bottom Line
Stay away from it! This is one of very few Bitmap Brothers games I actually dislike.

DOS · by Tomer Gabel (4539) · 1999

The best 2D Action/Adventure/Platform game on PC

The Good
If you never played Gods then you missed a cornerstone game in PC history. The most hooking game of its kind, with revolutionary monsters AI. You will explore 4 large worlds filled with exiting puzzles to solve and each world with its specific intelligent monsters. The graphics are wonderful, the level design mighty, the AI exceptional for that time, add to it a great solid and slow pace playability. The best Bitmap Bros game ever, and the still best game of its kind.

The Bad
It is sad Gods does not have in game music.

The Bottom Line
Play the Amiga version, it is the best one, the PC version is also excellent. Run from the SNES/GENESIS versions, they are too fast, badly scaled (the SNES version have a reduced screen area, as if it was zoomed in).

DOS · by Ali Jakamy (7) · 2005

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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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Game added by IJan.

SNES, Genesis added by PCGamer77. Antstream added by firefang9212. Amiga added by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker. Atari ST added by Martin Smith. Acorn 32-bit, PC-98 added by Terok Nor. BlackBerry added by MAT.

Additional contributors: Apogee IV, kametyken, Martin Smith, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST.

Game added November 30th, 1999. Last modified August 14th, 2023.