by Neil Collins & Vinny Mainolfi
Reviewed by Neil Collins
Next up is a game that I once saw in ZZAP64!
magazine as a kid and was very impressed by the
graphics, but I was soon put off by the review!
Hercules - Slayer of the Damned by Gremlin Graphics
looks lovely. It actually plays okay too, but it is
repetitive and really boring. The game only consists of
two screens - in which you have to beat enemies to death
with your club while collecting labours which fall from
the gods. Once all are collected you get a final
showdown with a vicious minotaur. You can only hurt
enemies when they stand on the area above the snake
which slithers below you and you must also prevent the
nuisance spider from dropping down and nicking your
labours from the cauldron. It does have quirks and
differences from other beat-em-ups, but this one is so
boring that it is a real chore to find the patience to
make it to the final battle.
I think ZZAP64! got this
one spot on. Avoid it.
The final enemy is
Down he goes...
... and disappears.
Hercules is the
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I soon realised how to hurt the enemies and defend the
labours from the spider. I soon despatched a ton of
skeletons and beat the crap out of the minotaur.
Hercules became the slayer.
- Vinny: I
cheated by hacking the code and jumping straight to the
ending via JMP $0892. Sorted.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
The minotaur collapses, farts and disappears. A page of
gobbledygook then appears (possibly Latin) and the game