Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - N64

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Also for: Game Boy Color
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Player One Soft. Co.: Titus
Publishers: VIE (GB)
Released: 13 Oct 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Rumble Pack, Controller Pak


The legend of Hercules has been an ongoing myth for quite a few centuries now, and while there is little belief in this character, directors and writers alike continue to commercialise this fictional god. There have been films, animated features, and even a TV series created solely around this myth. Completing the franchise is a video game for Nintendo 64, unsurprisingly titled Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

As a cross between a role-playing game and a 3D-platform game, Hercules bears a striking resemblance to Nintendo’s 64-bit update of Zelda. Hercules (you) must attack his way through 12 huge, detailed worlds, to prevent his brother Ares from killing him and claiming his fathers throne. Hercules’ status as a god permits him to have greater strength and agility than the mortals in the game. As well as physical challenges with legends like the Minotaur, Hercules must also use his mind and wisdom as best he can if he is to succeed in his quest.

Hercules doesn’t present itself as a role-playing game on advertising or packaging. It’s only when you play the game for yourself that the role-playing qualities become apparent. In simple terms, RPG fans should get themselves down to the high street shops and make a decision. It’s worth a look.