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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 Smash enemies with hammer
Athena Commodore 64 Game over
Athena Arcade Life lost
Athena ZX Spectrum There are many different enemies to attack including a fireball

Promo Images

Athena Concept Art
Athena Screenshot
Athena Screenshot
Athena Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "アテナ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

What do you mean "#1 arcade hit it Japan"?! NES Multimedia Mike (20634)

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
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
Tilt Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 9 out of 20 45
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 4 out of 10 40
Commodore User Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 4 out of 10 40
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Defunct Games PSP Jul 25, 2011 D 25 NES Jan, 2011 D- 16


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Sequel 2 Kabushi (256017)
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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