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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 Genesis Throwing knives at an enemy
Gods Genesis Title screen
Gods Genesis The defeated enemies leave little crystals you can collect. You have to gather some keys in order to open doors
Gods Genesis Dead. Too many enemies

Promo Images

Gods Magazine Advertisement Page 8

Alternate Titles

  • "ゴッズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming Nov, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Mean Machines Nov, 1992 89 out of 100 89
GameFan Magazine Oct, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Dec, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82
Retro Archives Mar 09, 2019 16.5 out of 20 82
Player One Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Video Games Nov, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Sega Force Feb 23, 1994 60 out of 100 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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PCGamer77 (3232) added Gods (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002
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