The Battle of Olympus

Alternative title(s)Olympus no Tatakai
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseMar 31, 1988 (NA: 1989; EU: 1991)
PublisherImagineer (JP), Brøderbund (NA), Nintendo (EU), Imagineer (Game Boy)
DeveloperInfinity, Radical Entertainment (Game Boy)
Platform(s)NES; Game Boy (1993)
ModeSingle-player
GenreAction-adventure, role-playing game, hero-based
SettingA mythological version of Ancient Greece (including Tartarus)
Notable charactersBOrpheus, Hades, Zeus, Pegasus, Lamia, Talos, Minotaur, Graeae, Cerberus, Stymphalian birds, Nemean lion, Siren, Prometheus, Hermes, Hydra, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Ladon, Ares
DLC

Bibliography

André, L-N. (2016). Game of Rome. Paris: Passage(s).

Lowe, D. (2012). ‘Always Already Ancient: Ruins in the Virtual World’ in T. S. Thorsen (ed.), Greek and Roman Games in the Computer Age. Trondheim: Akademika Publishing, 53-90.

Rollinger, C. (2020). ‘An Archaeology of Ancient Historical Video Games’ in C. Rollinger (ed.), Classical Antiquity in Video Games. New York: Bloomsbury, 19-43.

Serrano Lozano, D. (2020). ‘Ludus (Not) Over. Video Games and the Popular Perception of Ancient Past Reshaping’ in C. Rollinger (ed.), Classical Antiquity in Video Games. New York: Bloomsbury, 48-61.

Additional keywords

myth, heroes, monsters, gods, Attica, Arcadia, Argolis, Peloponnese, Laconia, Crete, Phthia, Phrygia

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