There are many games that send me onto a massive nostalgia trip, and Hercules for PS1 is certainly one of them. I remember sinking countless hours into this game at an old friend’s house, where three of us crowded around one PlayStation and swapped over the controller whenever someone died.
As soon as I fired up the ROM I was incredibly excited to find that the game absolutely lived up to my previous experiences of it as a child. My excitement was only heightened further by the fond memory of Danny DeVito giving me shit for the entire game in the form of Phil (Philoctetes). While Hercules is mostly a two-dimensional game, there are particular levels where you can move backwards and forwards using paths in the grass or stairways. This was genuinely a mind-blowing experience for me at the time.
If you enjoy old PS1 game walkthroughs, you might also like this Silent Hill blog post and stream.