Description of Gods
A great conversion of Bitmap Brother's Amiga classic, Gods is a very stylish platform game that is famous for offering many nice twists and ideas, including puzzles, adventure-game style inventory, and a lot of cool power-ups and weapons. For sure one of the best games in its genre. The only things missing from the Amiga game are the cool background Copper effects, sadly some of the atmospheric sound effects. The smooth-as-silk scrolling of the Amiga version is also missing, although the scrolling looks okay for PC standards of that time. Given the awful music of most Amiga-to-PC conversions, I was pleasantly surprised that the very cool title music by Nation XII (John Foxx) made it to the PC - a decent FM-sample mix version.
Overall, Gods remains even today one of the best platform games ever made. Bitmap Brothers' magnum opus combines great action, innovative inventory management, many cool weapons and power-ups, devious level design, and even a novel mythological setting, into a game that has the rare, almost mystical ability to immerse the player in its world. If you've never played Gods, don't call yourself an action fan :)
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Steve Hoyland 2021-10-30 -2 points
GODS CHEATS........Use only if STUCK or as a TRAINER! Finishing a game while cheats are activated is only a practice game, not a victory ........you can't win by fooling yourself! Use them wisely, learn from them, then take pride in completing the game without help.
To activate a cheat, enter the following on the PASSWORD screen -
1. MESIENTOTANFELIZ.......Complete Invincibility
2. NASHWAN.......Jump to L2 Start
2: COYOTE..........Jump to L3 Start
3: FOXX...............Jump to L4 Start
Each of the Level cheats will take you to the 'shop' screen at the beginning of that particular level. You will also have 80,000 gold to spend.
HINTS & TIPS - Be very careful not to fall into one of the several pits from which it's impossible to get out - no cheat can help if you fall into such a trap.
Keep a careful eye on the brickwork - occasionally you'll see a stone in the wall which has a slightly different shade of colour than the rest - these can be pressed and will activate something off-screen which will prove useful later on in that level.
GODS remains one of my all-time favourite platformers, bettered only (in my humble opinion) by the similar game 'Deliverance'. Enjoy!
Jimminy Games 2021-03-06 0 point DOS version
GODS always appealed to me ,given its classic subject matter, but I had the bad luck of going for the DOS version the first time I tried to get into it.
I haven't yet tried the Ami or Genesis versions, but I can assure you that the DOS version of Gods is not Xenon 2, Z, or Speedball 2, as far as the Bitmap Bros go.
Meaning, the DOS version of this game is not a fun, straightforward game of great controls and UI, like the three I named, but probable one of the Bitmap Bros. worst DOS games.
After I try the other versions I'm going to post here my final verdict on this game.
mkube 2020-07-03 -1 point DOS version
i just get GODS error attempt to run from non-original disk
Dugglet McNugglet 2019-04-01 -1 point
Also, the DOS version actually has full BGM and not just the intro.
Dugglet McNugglet 2019-04-01 0 point DOS version
You forgot to mention the Roland soundtrack, which with proper emulation is actually very good, and even has sound effects played THROUGH the module, essentially making it like an HD SNES, maybe even better than the Amiga.
buttmunch 2017-12-09 3 points Genesis version
I like the Sega Genesis version best, because controls are excellent and it has nice in-game music. If you like this kind of game, also try Blades of Vengeance, Galahad, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Chakan, Risky Woods, Wolfchild, Shadow of the Beast 1 & 2. All very playable on the Genesis.
RetroGamesRevival.com 2016-09-06 1 point Amiga version
One of my earliest games memories, I loved Gods!
szadycbr 2016-05-11 2 points Amiga version
Amazing game, the graphics and the music to be enjoyed only on amiga as on PC is much worse.
As a platformer There is no better game than this, Thank You!!!
First 2015-05-20 1 point DOS version
i remember this game from being a child surely there is a way to change format to play on iPhone if so this needs to be done. Thanks I hope someone finds this msg and really does something about it
trouby 2014-05-06 2 points DOS version
1 of the best games ever and filled with amiga 500 bliss! great amiga game. i feel th complete opposite to indstr, its better than th overly fast sega or nintendo versions also they had dumb annoying music ,this is how it should be . comodore Amiga Forever!
Piter 2013-09-14 2 points DOS version
Thanks for showing a remake!
I can't really express my appreciation and how much I love that game.
For me it's best side-scroller platform game ever made, much better than mario stuff.
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