Yeah, in terms of actual game play the battle with Hades was a major
disappointment. After you collected all of the special items from the
various gods and goddesses you were more powerful than Hades when it
came to actual firepower and speed. The hardest part of the battle was
defeating his invisibility helmet and once you did that he was a push
over. A few hits from the divine sword and he dropped dead freeing the
soul of your girl friend from Tartarus.
All the same, though, the game was pretty fun. I liked it for its
mythology and plotline more than the game play itself. Several of the
battles were major letdowns in terms of difficulty, but were made up for
in story content and plotline.
Bryan Peterson wrote:
Battle of Olympus? Wow I should have been keeping up better with this
particular thread. I loved that game. In fact my mom, who used to hate
video games with a passion, often used to devote at least a few hours
of each evening to that game after I got home from school, sometimes
before or after dinner. But we never completed it. We got as far as
getting the third Fragment of Love (although I do believe we missed
the second because my mom couldn't remember how or where to use the
Crystal Eye). That and we never got the Sword of Hephaestos (AKA the
Divine Sword), since we could never find his temple. So we never did
get to Tartarus to fight Hades. As I understand it though that fight
was rather anticlimactic. But I'd love to see a game based on that in
audio form. That and my all-time favorite NES game, StarTropics.
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