History VideoGame / HercsAdventures

17th Nov '17 2:30:27 AM TroperNo9001
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* AndCallHimGeorge: The Big Amazon's main form of attack consist in hugging the character and squeeze him tightly, and they also find him cute apparently. The fact that they're several time the size of the playable characters and have metal breastplates doesn't help.

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* AndCallHimGeorge: The Big Amazon's main form of attack consist in hugging the character and squeeze him squeezing them tightly, and they also find him them cute apparently. The fact that they're several time times the size of the playable characters and have metal breastplates doesn't help.



* ApatheticCitizens: Played with. Most people won't lift a finger to help you in your quest save for the merchants and the trainers, but everybody will react if you or an enemy hit them. Their reaction is... To ask you to stop hitting them or vaguely threaten you.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Voodoo dolls shrinks down all the enemies on the screen and reduces them to a whooping 1 HP. The problem is that they're rarer than rare and the only guy who sells them wants 4 "abundance horns" (gyros) for one. At their cheapest, gyros cost 2 gold. And gold (available only as single coins) is ''incredibly rare'' as a loot from fallen enemies.

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* ApatheticCitizens: Played with. Most people won't lift a finger to help you in your quest save for the merchants and the trainers, but everybody will react if you or an enemy hit hits them. Their reaction is... To ask you to stop hitting them or vaguely threaten you.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Voodoo dolls shrinks shrink down all the enemies on the screen and reduces reduce them to a whooping 1 HP. The problem is that they're rarer than rare and the only guy who sells them wants 4 "abundance horns" (gyros) for one. At their cheapest, gyros cost 2 gold. And gold (available only as single coins) is ''incredibly rare'' as a loot from fallen enemies.



* BreathWeapon: The giant boars super-attack is spitting a laser ''as big as their whole bodies'' at you. You can do it too with the Mint Candies and the Hot Peppers, giving you respectively a frost breath and a fire breath. You can also find pebbles that you can spit out at will.

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* BreathWeapon: The giant boars boar's super-attack is spitting a laser ''as big as their whole bodies'' at you. You can do it too with the Mint Candies and the Hot Peppers, giving you respectively a frost breath and a fire breath. You can also find pebbles that you can spit out at will.



* EnemyChatter: Almost every enemy has a few lines of dialogue, ranging from taunts to orders; for example, when you see a group of humans soldiers and one of them says "Get'em !", the group will spread before attacking you. The most memorable being the "I'm gonna mess you up !" said by skeletons during their suicide attack.

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* EnemyChatter: Almost every enemy has a few lines of dialogue, ranging from taunts to orders; for example, when you see a group of humans soldiers and one of them says "Get'em !", "Get'em!", the group will spread before attacking you. The most memorable being the "I'm gonna mess you up !" up!" said by skeletons during their suicide attack.



* FaunsAndSatyrs: The dreaded Pan enemies will use their magical flutes to hypnotize your hero and force him to dance, making him lose hp for a while. Defeating them is a priority.

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* FaunsAndSatyrs: The dreaded Pan enemies will use their magical flutes to hypnotize your hero and force him them to dance, making him them lose hp HP for a while. Defeating them the Pan is a priority.



* FragileSpeedster: Atalanta. While she has low health and stamina, she can sprint for longer than the other two guys, and always attacks from a distance.

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* FragileSpeedster: Atalanta.Atlanta. While she has low health and stamina, she can sprint for longer than the other two guys, and always attacks from a distance.



* GrievousHarmWithABody: If you have at least 20 stamina left, you can pick up certain enemies (namely, the soldiers, the skeletons and the Amazons) and throw them at your enemies. If they hit an enemy, a pool of water or the outside of the aeras you can walk on, it's a OneHitKill; else, the enemy justs get back on his/her feet and acts as if nothing happened.

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: If you have at least 20 stamina left, you can pick up certain enemies (namely, the soldiers, the skeletons and the Amazons) and throw them at your enemies. If they hit an enemy, a pool of water or the outside of the aeras areas you can walk on, it's a OneHitKill; else, the enemy justs just get back on his/her feet and acts as if nothing happened.



** Finding the flamethrowers is a pain if you don't know where to look since the only clue you'll ever have about where they are is that "they make fire weapons in Creta". Thy're actually in a hidden part of the Labyrinth, that only opens after giving the Minotaur's Head to Poseidon.

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** Finding the flamethrowers is a pain if you don't know where to look since the only clue you'll ever have about where they are is that "they make fire weapons in Creta".Crete". Thy're actually in a hidden part of the Labyrinth, that only opens after giving the Minotaur's Head to Poseidon.



* HellIsThatNoise: During her fight, Medusa will let out a ''very'' loud shriek so distorded you'll wonder if your console isn't glitching.

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* HellIsThatNoise: During her fight, Medusa will let out a ''very'' loud shriek so distorded distorted you'll wonder if your console isn't glitching.



* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Averted with Hera and Athena. In real life, many of their statues and representations look like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hera_Campana_Louvre_Ma2283.jpg this]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mattei_Athena_Louvre_Ma530_n2.jpg this]]; in this game, they look the same... With 200 more pounds and some ugly makeup.

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Averted with Hera and Athena. In real life, many of their statues and representations look like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hera_Campana_Louvre_Ma2283.jpg this]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mattei_Athena_Louvre_Ma530_n2.jpg this]]; in this game, they look the same... With with 200 more pounds and some ugly makeup.



* IAmAHumanitarian: The crazy old hags will try to chew you if they catch you.

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* IAmAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian: The crazy old hags will try to chew you if they catch you.



* JackOfAllStats: Jason is the most average of the heroes in terms of health, stamina and sprint endurance.



* OutOfContinues: Each time you die, you go to Hell and have to fight your way back through large groups of skeletons to reach the exit and pop up right where you where (at the start of a boss' arena if you died fighting one) Die when you're in Hell or too much times in the world (6) and it's the GameOver screen... Which is just a platform surrounded by wall and a big door, with "Game Over" written on the ground, Persephone saying that you lost and Hades laughing at you. [[spoiler: When you go to Hell with the Golden Fleece, you can reach that platform; except this time, the door will be open, leading you to Cerberus]].

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* OutOfContinues: Each time you die, you go to Hell and have to fight your way back through large groups of skeletons to reach the exit and pop up right where you where were (at the start of a boss' arena if you died fighting one) one), Die when you're in Hell or too much many times in the world (6) and it's the GameOver screen... Which which is just a platform surrounded by wall and a big door, with "Game Over" written on the ground, Persephone saying that you lost and Hades laughing at you. [[spoiler: When you go to Hell with the Golden Fleece, you can reach that platform; except this time, the door will be open, leading you to Cerberus]].



* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Hercules' club, which he can throw and return, but it has three major weaknesses: it takes some time to be fully charged, fly in a single direction and Hercules must stay immobile for the duration of the attack.
* RaceLift: Jason is black for... No reason.

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* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Hercules' club, which he can throw and return, but it has three major weaknesses: it takes some time to be fully charged, fly it flies in a single direction and Hercules must stay immobile for the duration of the attack.
* RaceLift: Jason is black for... No no reason.



* TheMario: Jason is the most average of the heroes in terms of health, stamina and sprint endurance.



* SpamAttack: Talos, when his HP start reaching a certain level, runs around and throws a ton of bombs all over the place.

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* SpamAttack: Talos, when his HP start starts reaching a certain level, runs around and throws a ton of bombs all over the place.



** Cyclopses grab you and, depending of what they caught, smash you into the ground (players) or devour you (sheeps and [=NPCs=]).
* SprintMeter: Actually both the Sprint and the Strength meter; stamina is used for sprinting, strength is used to determine if you can lift up and throw some items in the game depending of the amount in the meter (20 for humanoid enemies, 70 for houses and boulders, 100 for giant boulders). And to highlight the difference between the three characters, the stamina meter drops at a different rate depending of your guy (Atalanta has the lowest drop speed, followed by Jason, then Hercules).

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** Cyclopses grab you and, depending of on what they caught, smash you into the ground (players) or devour you (sheeps and [=NPCs=]).
* SprintMeter: Actually both the Sprint and the Strength meter; stamina is used for sprinting, strength is used to determine if you can lift up and throw some items in the game depending of the amount in the meter (20 for humanoid enemies, 70 for houses and boulders, 100 for giant boulders). And to highlight the difference between the three characters, the stamina meter drops at a different rate depending of on your guy hero (Atalanta has the lowest drop speed, followed by Jason, then Hercules).



* VideoGameCaringPotential: In Egypt, you can meet a hobo named Bobby who'll ask you if you can spare some change. Talking with him will deduce one gold from your inventory. Fast-forward a few hours and in the Amazon's land, you'll meet another hobo. If you gave a coin to Bobby, there will be several useful items in front of him and he'll say "Bobby says thanks for the gold.". Of course, if you ignored Bobby, you'll find nothing.

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* VideoGameCaringPotential: In Egypt, you can meet a hobo named Bobby who'll ask you if you can spare some change. Talking with him will deduce one gold from your inventory. Fast-forward a few hours and in the Amazon's land, you'll meet another hobo. If you gave a coin to Bobby, there will be several useful items in front of him and he'll say "Bobby says thanks for the gold.". " Of course, if you ignored Bobby, you'll find nothing.



* WeaponOfChoice: While you can find a ton of equipments ranging from javelins to bombs including [[JokeItem garbage]], laser guns and voodoo dolls, each of the heroes has a main weapon and a ChargedAttack: Hercules has his club which he can throw like a boomerang when charged, Jason a dagger (substitutes it for a sling when charged) and Atalanta has her bow (which can lauch a RainOfArrows as a charged attack).

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* WeaponOfChoice: While you can find a ton of equipments ranging from javelins to bombs including [[JokeItem garbage]], laser guns and voodoo dolls, each of the heroes has a main weapon and a ChargedAttack: Hercules has his club which he can throw like a boomerang when charged, Jason a dagger (substitutes it for a sling when charged) and Atalanta Atlanta has her bow (which can lauch a RainOfArrows as a charged attack).
14th Oct '17 10:10:33 AM MayIncon
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Spring is booming in Ancient Greece. Flowers, plants and all kinds of life are growing thanks to the efforts of Persephone, goddess of vegetation. Everything is fine and dandy until Hades, being the party pooper that he is, kidnaps her to turn Greece into a wasteland where eventually everybody will die so he can fill up Hell. Zeus finds himself rather short on heroes for this one since only three of his usual guys are still alive: [[MightyGlacier Hercules]], [[TheMario Jason]] and [[FragileSpeedster Atlanta]]. It's up to one (or two if someone picks up the second controller) of these guys to go save Persephone, which won't be easy since their Ancient Greece is... [[AffectionateParody rather]] [[TheThemeParkVersion weird]], with sheep-eating cyclopses, laser-spewing giant boars, lasergun-toting aliens, blood-thirsty soldiers and Amazons and a variety of weapons and items plain crazy such as magic voodoo dolls, healing gyros or garbage.

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Spring is booming in Ancient Greece. Flowers, plants and all kinds of life are growing thanks to the efforts of Persephone, goddess of vegetation. Everything is fine and dandy until Hades, being the party pooper that he is, kidnaps her to turn Greece into a wasteland where eventually everybody will die so he can fill up Hell. Zeus finds himself rather short on heroes for this one since only three of his usual guys are still alive: [[MightyGlacier Hercules]], [[TheMario [[JackOfAllStats Jason]] and [[FragileSpeedster Atlanta]]. It's up to one (or two if someone picks up the second controller) of these guys to go save Persephone, which won't be easy since their Ancient Greece is... [[AffectionateParody rather]] [[TheThemeParkVersion weird]], with sheep-eating cyclopses, laser-spewing giant boars, lasergun-toting aliens, blood-thirsty soldiers and Amazons and a variety of weapons and items plain crazy such as magic voodoo dolls, healing gyros or garbage.
26th Aug '17 6:26:17 PM LordKaarvani
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* [[AndYourRewardIsClothes And Your Reward Is A Key]]: The gods will always give you a special key as a reward for their quests, no matted how hard was said quest [[note]]Hera wants you to go get back her favorite cow which was stolen by the Spartans, Poseidon wants the Minotaur Head, Athena wants Medusa's Head, Dionysos wants a special grape which grows in the Hydra's lair and [[spoiler: Hades wants the Golden Fleece]][[/note]].

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* [[AndYourRewardIsClothes And Your Reward Is A Key]]: The gods will always give you a special key as a reward for their quests, no matted matter how hard was said quest [[note]]Hera wants you to go get back her favorite cow which was stolen by the Spartans, Poseidon wants the Minotaur Head, Athena wants Medusa's Head, Dionysos wants a special grape which grows in the Hydra's lair and [[spoiler: Hades wants the Golden Fleece]][[/note]].



* BalefulPolymorph: Circe's potion will transform you into a small pig, allowing you to go inside certain small caves. You can meet Circe herself surrounded by a pack of sleeping pigs.

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* BalefulPolymorph: Circe's potion will transform you into a small pig, allowing you to go inside certain small caves. You can meet Circe herself surrounded by a pack of sleeping pigs.



** AttackItsWeakPoint: Talos ([[Franchise/TheElderScrolls not that one]]) is immune to all your attacks except for headshots... Which will make him drop it's helmet and reveal it's weakpoint: a cartoon target painted on it's ass.

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** AttackItsWeakPoint: Talos ([[Franchise/TheElderScrolls not that one]]) is immune to all your attacks except for headshots... Which will make him drop it's his helmet and reveal it's said weakpoint: a cartoon target painted on it's his ass.



** MarathonBoss: The Serpent in Colchis takes a lot of time to be defeated, as you have to destroy each of his segments plus his head twice, and since it just keep moving and spawning snakes it can take be hard.

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** MarathonBoss: The Serpent in Colchis takes a lot of time to be defeated, as you have to destroy each of his segments plus his head twice, and since it just keep moving and spawning snakes it can take be hard.takes a while.



* ContinuityNod: In the game intro, you see Hercules fighting (rad: holding it in a chokehold and punching it silly) the Nemean Lion. In the game, his sprite wears a cape made of the lion's head.

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* ContinuityNod: In the game intro, you see Hercules fighting (rad: (raed: holding it in a chokehold and punching it silly) the Nemean Lion. In the game, his sprite wears a cape made of the lion's head.



* EverybodyHatesHades: Hades is the villain of the game after all. [[spoiler:Subverted in the end. You're actually fighting an alien disguising as Hades, the real Hades is... nowhere to be seen.]]

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* EverybodyHatesHades: Hades is the villain of the game after all. [[spoiler:Subverted in the end. You're actually fighting an robot alien disguising as Hades, the real Hades is... nowhere to be seen.]]



* GrievousHarmWithABody: If you have at least 20 stamina left, you can pick up certain enemies (namely, the soldiers, the skeletons and the Amazons) and throw them at your enemies. If they hit an enemy, a pool of water or the outside of the aeras you can walk on, it's a OneHitKill for the thrown bastard; else, it justs get back on his/her feet and acts as if nothing happened.

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* GrievousHarmWithABody: If you have at least 20 stamina left, you can pick up certain enemies (namely, the soldiers, the skeletons and the Amazons) and throw them at your enemies. If they hit an enemy, a pool of water or the outside of the aeras you can walk on, it's a OneHitKill for the thrown bastard; OneHitKill; else, it the enemy justs get back on his/her feet and acts as if nothing happened.



* HelpfulMook: Those large soldiers in Sparta can occasionally work in you favour by smashing walls open with their attacks, allowing you to reach otherwise locked areas without using precious keyes.

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* HelpfulMook: Those large soldiers in Sparta can occasionally work in you favour by smashing walls open with their attacks, allowing you to reach otherwise locked areas without using precious keyes.keys.



* JerkassGods: Played with: Zeus is quite confident in your abilities to stop Hades and Poseidon warms up to you after you kill the Minotaur, but Athena and Hera never stop to point that you suck and thus shouldn't expect too much of the gods. Dionysos is too worried (and drunk) about his grapes to be an ass.

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* JerkassGods: Played with: Zeus is quite confident in your abilities to stop Hades and Hades, Poseidon warms up to you after you kill the Minotaur, but Minotaur and even Hades wants to give you a place in his army of the dead. On the other hand, Athena and Hera never stop to point that you suck and thus shouldn't expect too much anything of the gods. Dionysos is too worried (and drunk) about his grapes to be an ass.
1st Jun '17 7:39:51 PM TheNameIsntImportant
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27th Feb '17 5:08:07 PM starofjusticev21
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* DefeatByModesty: Defeating regular or Amazonian soldiers doesn't kill them it just makes their armor fall off and leaves them in their underwear, in which state they're too embarrassed to fight anymore.

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* DefeatByModesty: Defeating regular or Amazonian soldiers doesn't kill them them, it just makes their armor fall off and leaves them in their underwear, in which state they're too embarrassed to fight anymore.
14th Jan '17 10:14:04 AM nombretomado
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''Herc's Adventures'' is the title of a video game released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn by LucasArts Entertainment in 1997. The [=PlayStation=] release was international, but the Sega Saturn version was exclusive to North America.

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''Herc's Adventures'' is the title of a video game released for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn by LucasArts Creator/LucasArts Entertainment in 1997. The [=PlayStation=] release was international, but the Sega Saturn version was exclusive to North America.
21st Sep '16 1:10:59 AM ChrisX
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* EverybodyHatesHades: Hades is the villain of the game after all.

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* EverybodyHatesHades: Hades is the villain of the game after all. [[spoiler:Subverted in the end. You're actually fighting an alien disguising as Hades, the real Hades is... nowhere to be seen.]]
28th May '16 4:14:31 PM nombretomado
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''Herc's Adventures'' is the title of a video game released for the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn by LucasArts Entertainment in 1997. The PlayStation release was international, but the Sega Saturn version was exclusive to North America.

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''Herc's Adventures'' is the title of a video game released for the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation and the Sega Saturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn by LucasArts Entertainment in 1997. The PlayStation [=PlayStation=] release was international, but the Sega Saturn version was exclusive to North America.
19th Apr '16 12:04:35 PM starofjusticev21
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In many ways it can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''. The Martians from that game even feature prominently.

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In many ways ways, from the style of gameplay to its offbeat sense of humor, it can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''. The Martians from that game even feature prominently.
9th Apr '16 5:47:54 AM starofjusticev21
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The overhead, action-adventure format was similar to ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''.

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In many ways it can be considered a SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''. The overhead, action-adventure format was similar to ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''.
Martians from that game even feature prominently.
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