History VideoGame / Athena

26th Feb '16 11:05:25 PM aye_amber
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In the wake of ''{{VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros|1}},'' side-scrolling platformers with bright colorful graphics proliferated, and such mascots as Franchise/WonderBoy and [[VideoGame/KidNikiRadicalNinja Kid Niki]] were born to the arcades. So Creator/{{SNK}} made their contribution to this genre with Athena, a goddess of wisdom sporting purple hair and a red bikini, who grows bored with living in her castle and takes a plunge into a fantasy world where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill her]]. The many possible different weapons and armors lying hidden in the worlds are key to victory.

''Athena'' was released as an UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame in 1986, and ports to the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum subsequently appeared.

While Athena's future descendant, Athena Asamiya, appeared in ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', the original Athena would not appear in another game until the 2000s, when she appeared as a BonusBoss in ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos'' and starred in two Japanese cell phone games.

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In the wake of ''{{VideoGame/{{Super ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros|1}},'' side-scrolling side scrolling platformers with bright colorful graphics proliferated, and such mascots as Franchise/WonderBoy and [[VideoGame/KidNikiRadicalNinja Kid Niki]] VideoGame/{{Kid Niki|RadicalNinja}} were born to the arcades. So Creator/{{SNK}} made their contribution to this genre with Athena, a goddess of wisdom sporting purple hair and a red bikini, who grows bored with living in her castle and takes a plunge into a fantasy world where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill her]]. her.]] The many possible different weapons and armors lying hidden in the worlds are key to victory.

''Athena'' was released as an UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame in 1986, and ports to the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES,]] UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum subsequently appeared.

While Athena's future descendant, Athena Asamiya, appeared in ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters,'' the original Athena would not appear in another game until the 2000s, 2000's, when she appeared as a BonusBoss in ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcomSVCChaos'' and starred in two Japanese cell phone games.



!!Tropes appearing:
* AllTheWorldsAreAStage: The final world is made up mostly of bits and pieces of the previous levels strung together, including [[BossRush the bosses]].
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/lisalyon.jpg Lisa Lyon]] (a female [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilding]] pioneer) as the model for Athena for the game's [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/athena.jpg cover art in the West]].

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!!Tropes appearing:

!! Tropes appearing:

* AllTheWorldsAreAStage: The final world is made up mostly of bits and pieces of the previous levels strung together, including [[BossRush the bosses]].
bosses.]]
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/lisalyon.[[http://i.imgur.com/ZGplVTk.jpg Lisa Lyon]] (a female [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilding]] pioneer) as the model for Athena for the game's [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/athena.[[http://i.imgur.com/BvbmJao.jpg cover art in the West]].West.]]
26th Feb '16 10:58:56 PM aye_amber
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In the wake of ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super Mario Bros.]]'', side-scrolling platformers with bright colorful graphics proliferated, and such mascots as Franchise/WonderBoy and [[VideoGame/KidNikiRadicalNinja Kid Niki]] were born to the arcades. So Creator/{{SNK}} made their contribution to this genre with Athena, a goddess of wisdom sporting purple hair and a red bikini, who grows bored with living in her castle and takes a plunge into a fantasy world where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill her]]. The many possible different weapons and armors lying hidden in the worlds are key to victory.

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In the wake of ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 Super ''{{VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros.]]'', Bros|1}},'' side-scrolling platformers with bright colorful graphics proliferated, and such mascots as Franchise/WonderBoy and [[VideoGame/KidNikiRadicalNinja Kid Niki]] were born to the arcades. So Creator/{{SNK}} made their contribution to this genre with Athena, a goddess of wisdom sporting purple hair and a red bikini, who grows bored with living in her castle and takes a plunge into a fantasy world where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill her]]. The many possible different weapons and armors lying hidden in the worlds are key to victory.
2nd Feb '16 5:30:17 PM GrammarNavi
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''Athena'' was released as an ArcadeGame in 1986, and ports to the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum subsequently appeared.

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''Athena'' was released as an ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame in 1986, and ports to the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum subsequently appeared.
21st Oct '15 5:28:12 PM YZQ
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/lisalyon.jpg Lisa Lyon]] (a [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilding]] pioneer) as the model for Athena for the game's [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/athena.jpg cover art in the West]].

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/lisalyon.jpg Lisa Lyon]] (a female [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilding]] pioneer) as the model for Athena for the game's [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/athena.jpg cover art in the West]].
19th Oct '15 9:53:04 PM YZQ
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used Lisa Lyon (a [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilding]] pioneer) as the model for Athena for the game's poster in the West.

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/lisalyon.jpg Lisa Lyon Lyon]] (a [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilding]] pioneer) as the model for Athena for the game's poster [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/tracing/athena.jpg cover art in the West.West]].
19th Oct '15 9:15:55 PM YZQ
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used Lisa Lyon (a bodybuilding pioneer) as a model for the game's poster in the West, .

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used Lisa Lyon (a bodybuilding [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilding]] pioneer) as a the model for Athena for the game's poster in the West, .West.
19th Oct '15 9:14:24 PM YZQ
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*AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Bob Wakelin used Lisa Lyon (a bodybuilding pioneer) as a model for the game's poster in the West, .



14th Jun '15 2:01:26 PM ValkyriePro
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* PortingDisaster: Originally an Arcade game, the NES version destroyed the original music, got rid of the opening scene, and while it managed to retain some of the colors, it was still a pixelated mess.

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* PortingDisaster: Originally an Arcade game, the NES version destroyed the original music, got rid of the opening scene, and while it managed to retain some of the colors, it was still a pixelated mess.
14th Jun '15 1:58:13 PM ValkyriePro
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* ObviousBeta: The {{NES}} version was quite buggy.


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* PortingDisaster: Originally an Arcade game, the NES version destroyed the original music, got rid of the opening scene, and while it managed to retain some of the colors, it was still a pixelated mess.
8th Oct '14 8:29:42 AM rexpensive
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''Athena'' was released as an ArcadeGame in 1986, and ports to the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, {{Commodore 64}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum subsequently appeared.

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''Athena'' was released as an ArcadeGame in 1986, and ports to the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, {{Commodore UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum subsequently appeared.
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