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Hercules no Eikoh: Tamashii no Shoumei

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Item Number: NTR-P-YEKJ
Publisher: Nintendo
Jan/UPC Code: 4902370516685

Update: May 22, 2008
 «©NCSX» Back in the mid to late 80s, a host of Japanese publishers were eager to release their own RPGs after witnessing the success of Zelda no Densetsu and Dragon Quest. Between the years of 1987 and 1994, Data East released five Hercules no Eikoh (Glory of Hercules) games on the Famicom, the original Gameboy, and the Super Famicom. Data East went out of business in 2003 and their Hercules property was bought by a company called Paon. To capitalize on their investment, Paon opens up preorders for a Nintendo DS update of the game.

   From a western perspective, the name "Hercules" invokes images of a middle-aged he-man with bulging biceps, a grizzly beard, and a really loud booming voice. He was also mortal. From the Japanese perspective (by way of Paon), Hercules is young, thin, and probably weighs a buck-o-five. He's also immortal. The story follows Hercules as he grows from a young lad to a strapping adventurer who's ultimate goal is gaining entry into Olympus. Hercules no Eikoh makes use of the NDS stylus for combat and magic blasts. The game system also allows the creation of equipment and the cleaning of tarnished weapons found along Hercules' travels so that they're shiny and usable again. Weapons may also be brought to a blacksmith for improvement and repair.

When playing the game, the top screen shows a map of the area and the touch screen captures all of the action and exploration. When an encounter starts up, it'll appear on the top screen while the touch screen displays party stats and an icon-based system for attacks and magic.

Japanese NDS games may be played on North American and European NDS handhelds. There is no region-coding on Nintendo DS game cards.
This document is ©NCSX 2008. All rights reserved. No reproduction in whole or in part of this document may be made without express written consent of National Console Support, Inc.


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