The Battle of Olympus

The Battle of Olympus

Infobox VG
title=The Battle of Olympus

caption=North American boxart
released=flagicon|Japan March 28 vgy|1988
flagicon|USA vgy|1990
flagicon|EU September 26 vgy|1991
flagicon|EU vgy|1993 (Game Boy)
platforms=NES/Famicom, Game Boy
media=1-megabit cartridge

"The Battle of Olympus" is a side scrolling, action-adventure game for the Nintendo Entertainment System developed by Infinity. It was published on March 28 vgy|1988 by Imagineer in Japan for the Famicom and was titled "Olympus no Tatakai".The North American and European versions were released for the NES in vgy|1990 and vgy|1991 by Brøderbund and by Nintendo respectively; and were titled "The Battle of Olympus". There's also a vgy|1993 Game Boy port of the same game that came out in Europe and was developed by Radical Entertainment.


This game is about a Greek named Orpheus, in Ancient Greece. His love, Helene, was poisoned by a snake and died. Later Orpheus learns that Helene was actually taken by Hades, god of the underworld, to become his bride. Upon hearing this, Orpheus begins his journey to save Helene.

There are several locations in Greece that can be visited;


During this adventure, Orpheus will need to meet the Greek gods and gain their favor. Starting with Zeus, the leader of the Olympian gods, who encourages the other gods to grant Orpheus powers. These powers are in the form of a weapon, a shield, and other special equipment. Among them a harp, which summons Pegasus to carry Orpheus to far locations.

Orpheus will also encounter mythological creatures such as the: Taurus, Lamia, Cyclops, Centaur, Talos, Minotaur, Cerberus, Stymphalian Birds, Nemean Lion and also a Siren. He will fight his way deep into the underworld, fight and defeat Hades, and finally save Helene. He will acquire several items depicted in the Greek mythology, such as the Harp of Apollo, the Sword of Hephaestus, the Staff of Prometheus and the Sandals of Hermes.


The pretext of Orpheus's quest is the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Elements of the quest are drawn from the stories of Heracles and Perseus. Many characters, enemies, locations, and items are also based on Greek mythology.The gameplay and graphics seem to be strongly influenced by , released in 1987.

ee also

*List of Nintendo Entertainment System games

External links

*moby game|id=/battle-of-olympus|name="The Battle of Olympus"
*GameFAQs|type=/console/nes|num=587121|name="The Battle of Olympus"
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