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In this game, players take the role of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, who has grown tired of her life within the castle and ventures into the Fantasy World beyond the castle walls. Strange and fearsome creatures will attack at every turn, but weapons can be found along the way: a ball and chain, a bow and arrow, and a mighty sword. Put on wings and take to the sky, or become a mermaid to explore the ocean depths.


Athena Arcade Crush walls
Athena NES Title screen
Athena Arcade Take heart
Athena Commodore 64 Loading screen 2

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Athena Concept Art
Athena Concept Art
Athena Concept Art
Athena Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "アテナ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 76 out of 100 76
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 628 out of 1000 63
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 7.2 out of 12 60
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 4 out of 10 40
PSP Minis PSP Aug 23, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 3 out of 10 30
Defunct Games PSP Jul 25, 2011 D 25 NES Jan, 2011 D- 16


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Sequel 2 Kabushi (215724)
May 21, 2014



The character Athena was later resurrected by SNK for appearances in several Neo-Geo King of Fighters games, as well as SNK Gals Fighters on the Neo-Geo Pocket.
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