Disney’s Hercules

Alternative title(s)Disney’s Action Game featuring Hercules (EU), Hercules Action Game (US)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseJun 20, 1997
PublisherVirgin Interactive (PS), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PS), Disney Interactive (Windows), THQ (Game Boy)
DeveloperEurocom (PS, Windows), Tiertex Design Studios (Game Boy)
Platform(s)Game Boy, PS, Windows
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; platformer; hero-based
SettingA mythological storyworld based on Greek mythology and Hercules (1997, Ron Clements & John Musker)
Notable charactersBThe characters of the Hercules film


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Additional keywords

myth, gods, heroes, movie tie-in

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