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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 PC-98 Title screen
Gods Atari ST So many treasures just out of reach...
Gods Amiga Gameplay
Gods DOS Shop (VGA)

Promo Images

Gods Magazine Advertisement Page 8
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Alternate Titles

  • "ゴッズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

God Like Genesis Alex L (1029)
'Impressive' but not very much fun, I've always seen this as over-rated Amiga Martin Smith (78233)
The first Bitmap Brothers game I didn't like. DOS Tomer Gabel (4634)
The best 2D Action/Adventure/Platform game on PC DOS Ali Jakamy (8)
Great Graphics, Great Game! DOS Andrew Dunn (11)
Nothing else compares with the supremacy of this well put-together game/ DOS Nathan Walker (5)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Tilt Atari ST May, 1991 18 out of 20 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1991 901 out of 1000 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1991 9.8 out of 12 82
Retro Archives Genesis Mar 09, 2019 16.5 out of 20 82
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga May, 1991 74 out of 100 74
1UP! SNES May 31, 2019 73 out of 100 73
Video Games SNES Jul, 1993 72 out of 100 72


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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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