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Athena - Arcade

Publisher:SNK Corporation  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:SNK Corporation  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1986              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Platform              MAME:athena
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download (NES)              Game Music:
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Also on: Commodore 64, Nintendo NES, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Series: Psycho Soldier


In game image of Athena on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Athena on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Game Over Screen for Athena.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Athena.
High Score Screen
Advert for Athena on the Arcade.
Game map for Athena on the Arcade.
(Sinclair ZX Spectrum Version)

This is a pretty hard platform game where you take the role of Athena fighting your way through different worlds inhabited by all kinds of different enemies, ranging from moving pears to huge golems and flying devils.

You start out with nothing more than your feet to fight with and no more protection than Athena's underwear (she actually loses her dress in the intro to the first world) but can collect a huge number of different weapons and armour, as well as a great number of power-ups ranging from the usual more-power-for weapon or armour, through boots that allow her to jump higher and wings for flying, to one where Athena becomes a semi-god and actually growths to twice her usual size and gets a huge burning sword and full armour.

The worlds are filled with stone blocks that can be smashed when searching for secrets and items, as well as several levels connected by ladders or other means of transportation.

Athena is a great game, and will give even the most hardened platform-player a real challenge, for it is NOT an easy game, even with the dip switches in 'Easy' mode.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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