The Return of Heracles

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
PublisherQuality Software
DeveloperStuart Smith
Platform(s)Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; hero-based
SettingA mythological version of Ancient Greece
Notable charactersBHeracles, Zeus, Asclepius, Cadmus, Autolycus, Endymion, Perseus, Polydeuces, Castor, Actaeon, Theseus, Pegasus, Palaemon, Hippolyte, Melanippe, Jason, Achilles, Great Ajax, Odysseus, Philopoemen, Polybius


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, gods, heroes, monsters, Twelve Labours, Athens, Elis, Delphi

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