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Game #2020
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Gods    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.92 (534 votes)

Gods box cover

Gods screenshot
A great conversion of Bitmap Brother's Amiga classic, Gods is a very stylish platform game that is famous for offering many nice twists and ideas, including puzzles, adventure-game style inventory, and a lot of cool power-ups and weapons. For sure one of the best games in its genre. The only things missing from the Amiga game are the cool background Copper effects and, sadly, some of the atmospheric sound effects. The smooth-as-silk scrolling of the Amiga version is also missing, although the scrolling looks okay for PC standards of that time. Given the awful music of most Amiga-to-PC conversions, I was pleasantly surprised that the very cool title music by Nation XII (John Foxx) made it to the PC -- a decent FM-sample mix version.

Overall, Gods remains even today one of the best platform games ever made. Bitmap Brothers' magnum opus combines great action, innovative inventory management, many cool weapons and power-ups, devious level design, and even a novel mythological setting into a game that has the rare, almost mystical ability to immerse the player in its world. If you've never played Gods, don't call yourself an action fan :)

Reviewed by: Rob

Designer: Eric Matthews & Steve Tall
Developer: Bitmap Brothers
Publisher: Renegade Software
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Bitmap Brothers
Theme: Myth & Legend
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: GODS Country
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If you like this game, try: Rastan, Savage, Strider

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