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Encyclopedia > Gods (video game)
GODS
Mega Drive cover
Developer(s) Bitmap Brothers
Publisher(s) Accolade
Mindscape
Renegade Software
Release date(s) 1991-92
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single Player
Platform(s) Amiga, DOS, Atari ST, Acorn Archimedes, MD/Gen, SNES

Gods is a 1991 video game by The Bitmap Brothers where the player is cast as Hercules in his quest to achieve immortality. The game was first made for Amiga and Atari ST computers and then ported for various other platforms. Not unlike other Bitmap Brothers' games, Gods was highly praised by critics thanks to the quality graphics and music. As was common with Bitmap Brothers, an external musician assured the game score, this time John Foxx as Nation 12. The enemy AI was praised - it would adapt not only to the player position, but also to his skill. Enemies fly towards the player, but try to avoid his weapons when he starts shooting. Some rooms contain inaccessible items, because the passage is to small. At that point, smaller "thieves" show up from another passage in the wall, trying to grab the item and bring it back to another point in the room or disappearing with it. The player is able to get hold of the item if he shoots the thief at the right time. Bonuses are awarded for reaching certain parts of the level under a certain limit of time or number of lifes, bringing an object to a room or simply by playing poorly, where the game helps the player. Gods Sega Mega Drive cover, scanned by wS for wikipedia. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... The Bitmap Brothers logotype Bitmap Brothers is a UK based video game developer. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... Look up accolade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mindscape may refer to: Mindscape Band, USA, a hard rock-metal band formed in 1997, distributed worldwide www. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This is a listing of computer and video game genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... A screenshot of the original Donkey Kong. ... The original Amiga (1985) The Amiga is a family of home/personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation as an advanced game console. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... The Atari 520ST Atari 1040STF with SC1224 color monitor The Atari ST is a home/personal computer that was commercially popular from 1985 to the early 1990s. ... The Acorn Archimedes was Acorn Computers Ltds first general purpose home computer based on their own 24-bit ARM RISC CPU, and spawned a family of very capable machines with various options. ... Original Sega Mega Drive (PAL version) Sega Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Mega Doraibu) is a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in 1988. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... The European SNES design is identical to the Super Famicom. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... The Bitmap Brothers logotype Bitmap Brothers is a UK based video game developer. ... Hercules is the Latin name used in Roman mythology for a hero corresponding to the Greek mythological hero Heracles (or Herakles). ... Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of existing for a potentially infinite, or indeterminate, length of time. ... The original Amiga (1985) The Amiga is a family of home/personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation as an advanced game console. ... The Atari 520ST Atari 1040STF with SC1224 color monitor The Atari ST is a home/personal computer that was commercially popular from 1985 to the early 1990s. ... John Foxx is the stage name of English musician Dennis Leigh. ... Hondas intelligent humanoid robot AI redirects here. ...


Gameplay

Although at first Gods might seem a "jump and run" platformer, it becomes soon evident that while precise and timed jumping are required to progress, planning each move carefully yields better results health-wise than attempting to speedrun a level, and there are some puzzles (often involving levers and objects) which require the player to go back and forth in the level, since there's only a three space inventory where objects required to get bonuses (such as keys) or to complete a level can be carried. The console versions (especially the Mega Drive/Genesis port) run at a considerably higher speed, which increases the difficulty level greatly. It should also be noted that the console versions do not share the same opening theme music as the PC versions of the game. They do, however, have background music throughout the game, which is notably missing in the PC versions. Columns, like other arcade-based puzzle games, allows players to start at more advanced levels that give extra points. ...


Weapons work somewhat like those found in SHMUPS. There are several weapons available in the levels or to buy, and up to three of each can be used simultaneously. It is also possible to vary the focus of the weapons: to destroy more enemies at the same horizontal level as the player, a tight angle is advisable, but in levels with open spaces and enemies in higher places, a diffuse aim might prove more useful. There are also other weapons, such as bouncing axes that can be used to take on enemies at a lower level or fireballs. A shoot-em-up (shmup for short in some areas, and also known as arcade shooter, twitch shooter or simply just shooter), is a video game where the player has limited control of their character or machine and the focus is almost entirely on annihilation of their enemies. ...


There are four levels, each with a Guardian at the end. After completion of a level the player meets a trader, and depending on the wealth accumulated during the game (by catching diamond-shaped jewels or bags) can buy more powerful weapons or items (Xenon 2: Megablast uses the same idea). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

First World, Second level
First World, Second level
Third World
Third World

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External links

  • Gods Country (fanpage)
  • Bitmap Brothers' page
  • Gods at the Hall of Light
  • Mobygames' page

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