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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.


Gods DOS In Act 2, you're fighting legionaires like the one on the right. (VGA)
Gods DOS Enter your name hero (EGA/Tandy)
Gods DOS Manual Protection (VGA)
Gods DOS Shop (VGA)

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "ゴッズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The first Bitmap Brothers game I didn't like. Tomer Gabel (4634) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
The best 2D Action/Adventure/Platform game on PC Ali Jakamy (8) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Great Graphics, Great Game! Andrew Dunn (11) unrated
Nothing else compares with the supremacy of this well put-together game/ Nathan Walker (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
GREAT GAME A MUST HAVE! Joshua Loucks (2) unrated

Critic Reviews

Zero Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker Feb, 1992 85 out of 100 85 Feb 15, 2010 17 out of 20 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Retro Archives Mar 09, 2019 16.5 out of 20 82
PC Review (UK) 1991 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Feb, 1992 74 out of 100 74
PC-Spiele '93 1992 6 out of 10 60


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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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