Heracles no Eikou II: Titan no Metsubo
Nintendo Entertainment System
The Glory of Heracles II: Titans' Downfall
|Released By||The Spoony Bard|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Published By||Data East|
|Game Date||23 December 1989|
|Release Date||02 May 2005|
|Last Modified||26 February 2016|
Damn Nintendo of America and their damned anti-RPG ways. If not for the Big N, maybe this gem of series (which consist of two Nes, two Snes, and one Gameboy game, possibly more on the next-gen systems) may have seen the light of day in North America.
Anyway, The Glory of Heracles 2 is truly a feather in Data East’s cap (Which is certainly a plus given that they are the company that produces the abomination known as Bad Dudes). What Heracles 2 does is basically take the game engine behind Dragon Warrior 2, improve the graphics, add a dash of Greek Mythology and mix it all up. Sure, maybe the geography isn’t quite right (Athens and Minoa, on the same landmass? Where’s Crete?), and maybe some of the mythology is a bit off… but hey, it’s a game. It doesn’t have to be real. If I wanted it to be that real I’d read an atlas and check out the Mythology section of the library. What it is, is FUN–and that’s what counts.
Toma did an excellent job with this one. The font is really nifty-looking, and the script is well-written. So, um, play it, and hurray!
ROM / ISO Information:
- Heracles no Eikou II - Titan no Metsubou (Japan).nes - NOINTRO
- CRC32: DFD9A811
- MD5: 121265DE6EA85E14879235ED0C9116FF
- SHA-1: 2CE207EDABF86FE7D73A79DAEC21B5051BE13B01
- SHA-256: 4C40413BF24959C9014205C2B2B3B1B093F59BB8694C5C6C5070D1069C9EA81A
User Review Information
Fair quality, but playable.Reviewed By: Old_gamer on 15 Oct 2019
A RPG from ancient Greek times? Sure! Did I like Dragon Warrior? Yes. And I really like Greek mythology.
This does translate the game for sure and I found absolutely nothing wrong, no bugs present. It works properly. There is some dialog I would have changed as some of it was a little silly (who calls someone a pussy in ancient times?) and not all dialog is very clear as sometimes I had to use an FAQ to advance further as this is not entirely linear. The setting is fresh though and day goes into night too. The game was too easy at first, but then became challenging as I even found out that some enemies can break your equipment! The battles are a little slow paced and there is no boss music.
Still, I couldn’t put it down until I was victorious. Needs a little polish, but overall pretty good game.
Version 1.31 Recommended - Yes
|Fair quality, but playable.||Old_gamer||15 Oct 2019||1.31||Yes|