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Advertising Blurbs - Nintendo Switch:

    The Odyssey of Cutie Athena, breaking free of the strange Fantasy World!

    “Athena” is an action game released by SNK in 1986.

    Athena, the adventure-loving energetic princess of the Kingdom of Victory, goes on a journey to Fantasy World.

    Running, swimming, and even flying?! Utilize various weapons to defeat the looming enemies!

    Think you can defeat Dante, the evil emperor of Fantasy World?!

    The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.

    Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

    Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

    Contributed by Michael Cassidy (21170) on Apr 04, 2019.

Back of Box - NES (US):

    A Fantasy World of boundless adventure awaits you!

    I am ATHENA. They call me the Goddess of Wisdom, but I have grown weary of my dull life in the castle. The Fantasy World beyond the castle walls beckons to me! Strange and fearsome creatures will attack me at every turn. But I will find weapons along the way: a ball and chain, a bow and arrow, or a mighty sword will be my defense! In the Fantasy World, I can put on wings and take to the sky, or become a mermaid to explore the ocean depths. There, the Goddess of Wisdom can become the Princess of Victory!

    Contributed by Zaibatsu (8604) on Aug 21, 2018.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):


    Athena, the beautiful Goddess of Wisdom, has grown weary of her life in the castle. She yearns for the excitement of Fantasy World, where she can fly through the air or explore the ocean depths. More than adventure, however, awaits Athena. Strange and fearsome creatures lurk at every turn, threatening her very life.

    GAME PLAY: Help Athena fulfill her wildest dreams as you guide her safely through Fantasy land. Find some of her defensive weapons--a ball and a chain, a bow and arrow, or a mighty fire sword. Catch hearts and crystals that increase her life span. Break through rock and brick walls to find hidden treasures--like the Shell Necklace that changes her into a mermaid. Take care! Run out of time or allow Athena to be hit too many times and she will surely die. Her life is in your hands!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4670) on May 08, 2004.