A city lost in legend
An unconquered warrior seeking reward
A challenge laid down by the Gods
The greatest prize of all - immortality
Four great events combine to bring forth a burning legend.
Re-live that legend.
Who would have thought that a man would be so foolish or so daring as to accept a challenge set down by the Gods? And yet one came forward to claim the right to test his skills and strengths against a city so legendary its name alone struck fear in the hearts of all who heard it spoken. Any man may earn through skill and courage a single favour of the Gods if he will face the fear of the ancient city and slay the four great guardians who have stolen our citadel from us.
Through their contempt for man did the gods not bring about their own undoing? For never before had such an untamed reward been offered to the mortals. But who from the ranks of man would face destruction at such odds? Surely none.
Finally, what did the hero ask of the Gods?
Immortality breeds contempt, and the Gods, so long uncaring for the events of man, know nothing of the exploits of our hero. He stands before them showing neither fear nor disdain and asks the Gods that shall he return, fulfilling completely their quest, he will join them as an equal and a brother.</>
The horror, the impertinence, the mistake realized too late, the gateway lies open to their domain where no mortal man ever trod before.
But the words of the Gods may not be broken and only the hope of the hero's failure comforts them as the warrior departs for the City of Legends, preparing to carve one more story on its walls...
Gods is a game of exploration, combat and adventure. You assume the role of a classical hero who has taken up the challenge of the Gods. In order to gain the ultimate prize of immortality, you must slay the four guardians of the city and return to Mount Olympus.
The four guardians rule over an ancient city full of chaotic beasts. The city was once the citadel of the Gods and consists of four levels, each protected by one of the guardians and their many minions. The levels are: the city, the temple, the labyrinth and the underworld. Each level is split into three sections referred to as 'worlds'.
In order to fulfill your quest, you must venture through the levels of the city. These are now the home of chaotic hordes of monsters which must be overcome, and to do this you must fight. Scattered throughout the city are many weapons, some of these will be powerful and others weak. These weapons are essential if you are to defeat the creatures you will face. As well as weapons that you may find, it is possible to purchase others at shops located within each level.
Along the way, you will encounter a variety of monsters hellbent to ensure your quest fails. You must find keys to unlock doors and chests that may contain valuables useful to your quest. You can find special gems able to teleport you. You can use money to equip your hero at the shops located on each level.
One of the most cunning methods that has been employed by the dwellers of the city has been the devising of puzzles and traps. Some of the puzzles are simple, requiring only the throwing of a switch to advance further, others are much more complex, involving collecting objects, finding keys, and acquiring special weapons. Traps take several forms, but most are lethal, spiked flails, causing death unless you can escape them quickly.
Gods was originally created by The Bitmap Brothers and released for the Amiga and Atari ST computers back in 1991. Gods would later be ported to other platforms, such as the Genesis/Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Acorn Archimedes, and PC98. Gods was well-received upon its release, earning review scores of 90% or higher in many publicans at the time.
Over 30 years have passed since the game's initial release, and Gods has finally made its way to the Atari Jaguar! The Jaguar version is a port of the Atari ST version and features a soundtrack by DST (the original Atari ST version has no in-game music). You also don't have to contend with slow disk loading from the ST version!
Gods Poster Included!
Gods includes a poster featuring William Thorup's beautiful artwork that graces the box, manual, and label. Pictured below with the Gods cartridge.
Gods includes a professionally printed, full-color box, a full-color, 20-page manual, poster featuring the Gods box artwork, and game cartridge.