Help! I can't find the Stymphalian swamp to kill the frigging birds.
Gideon Marcus - 05/03/2011
Matt, I bow to your prowess! Getting those three to beat my score would require some serious OCD and management skills! :)
Matt Caspermeyer - 17/09/2009
Achilles, Patroclus, and Pegasus can get a score of 9741 and that is probably not the best you can get. Simply divide and conquer and since you don't backtrack as much, your score is slightly more efficient!
Enjoy - Matt
I used to love this game back in the day. I just discovered this site. It's great, but can't you zip these scannned docs into one file to make it easier to get them?
Yep, they're all correct. Heracles rocks. And you might just learn some things about Classical Mythology along the way . . .
Gideon Marcus - 02/11/2007
Yes, Return of Heracles was Ali Baba with all its faults fixed. I remember working a whole month to save up the cash to buy the game, and it didn't disappoint.
To this day, I believe I have the ultimate high score: 9726. Even the author didn't think anything above 9650 was possible.
Return of the Heracles is my No.1 favourite
Atari 8-bit adventure game. A few friends of mine would organise our selves for a gaming session and before you knew it a day would have past!
I also enjoyed Ali Baba but the control interface "asking to move" slowed down the flow of the game - fortunately though fixed in Heracles :).
Both this and "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" are two of the best and most underrated Atari 8-bit games. As a teen My D&D friends and I would set up 8 player hotseat games for this constantly. The replay value is great, and I consider Stuart Smith one of the great role-playing writers of that era. I only wish he had also released his construction set on the Atari platform.
See my comments on Ali Baba. I also completed this one twice.