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Battle Of Olympus NES Video Game

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.



The Battle of Olympus(tm)

Instruction manual

Adventure Series


The legend

This is an ancient story of a time when men and gods lived together. In the
land of Peloponnesus, there was a quiet, peaceful village called Elis. It was
the home of the fairest maiden of all Peloponnesus, and a gentle yet brave
young man called Orpheus. Helene and Orpheus swore eternal love to each other.
But alas, one day, Helene fell victim to the fangs of a venomous serpent and

Orpheus grieved over her death for three days and nights whereupon he heard
the voice of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love: "I have watched over your love
and I know of the deep grief you now feel. But do not give up hope. Helene has
not really passed away. Hades, the god who rules the netherworld of Tartarus,
has taken away the soul of Helene so that he can make her his queen. The power
of Hades is great, and he has many fearsome henchmen in Tartarus. The only way
I can help you save Helene is to suggest that you look for three nymphs. They
will guide you on your way to Tartarus. If your love for Helene is true, 
Orpheus, go now and save her." As Orpheus sets out on his quest to rescue
Helene, your quest begins.


How to use the controller

Since "The Battle of Olympus" is a game for one player, only controller 1 is

Control Pad
The Control Pad is used to move Orpheus. It is also used to select an item.

"A" button
Use the "A" button to make Orpheus jump. How high the hero jumps depends on
how long you press the button.

"B" button
Use the "B" button to attack with the weapon currently selected. This button
is also used to speak to the people in the town. Approach the person you wish
to speak to and press the "B" button. You will then be able to speak to that
person. when you see the mark at the end of the conversation, press either the
"A" or "B" button. This will let you listen to a continuation of the coversa-
tion. When the entire conversation is over, you can return to the game by
pressing either the "A" or "B" button.

"Start" button
Use this button to start the game and to show the item selection screen during
the game.

"Select" button
Press Select to use special items (see Item Selection, p. 10). [below]

Picking up items
You can pick up an item by crouching over it or jumping on it. Crouching over
nectar enables you to drink it.


Starting the game

Starting a new game
Load "The Battle of Olympus" into your Nintendo Entertainment System and turn
on the power. It will take a few moments before the title scene appears on the
screen. Use the Control Pad to move the cursor to "START" and press the Start
button. You can now enter the names of the game's hero and his beloved (the
heroine). Select the letters by using the Control Pad and press the "A" button
to confirm a letter. You can enter up to six letters for each name.

Once you have entered the names, a map of ancient Greece will appear on the
screen. The name of the area you will enter will be flashing on and off; it 
will also appear in the window on the bottom right. You can begin the game by
pressing the Start button.

Continuing a Game in Progress
Load "The Battle of Olympus" into your Nintendo Entertainment System and turn
on the power. Use the Control Pad to move the cursor to "Continue" and press
the Start button. You can now enter the words of the god. Enter the words that
you wrote down when you finished with the game the last time you played.

Words of the Gods
"The Battle of Olympus" allows you to stop playing in the middle of a game;
later, you can resume where you left off. If you would like to get a password,
find a temple of the gods, speak to the god and write down the "word of god".

Game Over
When the physical stamina meter shows zero, it means that the game is over.
Move the cursor to either "Continue" or "Retry" with the Control Pad, then
press the Start button to continue or retry.

If you decide to continue the game, the number of olives collected is halved
and you are returned to the starting point in the area.

If you select Retry, you can begin the game all over again starting from the
temple where you last heard the "word of god". Your olives and items remain
the same and your physical stamina is restored. Beware... if you have not yet
heard the "word of god", you will have to start from the beginning of the 


[the status bar, left to right:]

Game Screen Position (flashes on and off) where the hero is
Meter indicating the physical stamina of the hero
Number of olives in the hands of the hero
Weapon used with the "B" button
Item used by pressing the Select button


Item Selection Screen
If you press the Start button at any time during the game, the item selection
screen will appear. Choose an item using the Control Pad and confirm it by
pressing the "A" button.

The selected item now appears in the window at the top right of the screen.
Press the Start button again to return to the game.

[top row:]
Weapon to be used with the "B" button

[2nd row:]
Item to be used with the Select button

[3rd row:]
Item that will be effective just because the hero has it (Until you have the
salamander shield, the number of salamander skins that you have so far taken
is indicated in its place.)

[4th row:]
Fragments of Love collected from the nymphs


The world of Olympus

In order to save your beloved Helene, you must travel through eight lands to
reach Tartarus, the netherworld. You will need to make the journey not just
once but many times.

Here is where the game starts. This village is surrounded by woods.

This has both a mysterious forest in the form of a maze and the swamp where
Hydra lives.

The famous labyrinth of the Minotaue is located on this island. Once you stray
into this labyrinth, you can never come back.

The city of Elis and the city of Athens are situated in Attica.

The ruins of a great palace. Legend tells of an undersea cave that can be 
found in Laconia.

These are the ruins of a complex maze. This area has a double structure, an
inner maze and an other maze.

Argolis is full of caves and valleys. Take care not to fall down any of the 
pits in the caves.

A rocky mountain range with precipices, it continues as far as the eye can 

The exact entrance to the nether world is shrouded in mystery.


Descriptions of the items

The only item you have at the beginning of the game is a club. You must find
all the other items using the hints given during the game.


This is the only weapon in your possession when you start the game.

A high level of attacking power can be expected from the sword.

The Staff of Fennel
The power of this staff is greater than the club. If you perform a certain 
task, the staff will enable you to emit the "fire of Prometheus". With the
"fire of Prometheus", you will be able to attack an enemy from a distance, 
burn down certain obstacles or illuminate the inside of an otherwise dark 

Divine Sword
The divine sword is the most effective weapon for attacking. It also enables
you to use the power of Argus. Since the power of Argus is thrown in a 
straight line, it is an extremely effective weapon. But until you acquire the
Bracelet of Power it will consume your physical stamina.


Harp of Apollo
If you use this harp at the Monolith of the Sun, you can fly on the wings of

If you play this instrument by the sea, you will be able to use the power of

Trojan Pitcher
This pitcher can carry nectar.

The Eye of the Graeae
This is a crystal ball with magical powers.

Moon Crystal
You can call the moon with this crystal.

Special Items

Sandals of Hermes
With these sandals, you can jump significantly higher and you can also jump
onto the ceiling.

Shield of Athena
You can defend yourself from enemy attacks with this shield.

Salamander Shield
This shield will protect you from flames.

How can the key be used and where is it?

Bracelet of Power
This bracelet not only doubles the attacking power of each of your weapons but
it also prevents you from using up your physical stamina when you use the 
"power of Argus".

Other Items

Golden Apple
Once you eat this apple, damage inflicted by your enemies will be cut by half.

Nectar is the drink of the gods. When you drink it, your physical stamina will
be restored to the maximum.

Ambrosia is the food of the gods. When you eat it, your physical stamina will
be restored and your maximum physical stamina will be increased.

You can obtain olives by defeating enemies. Olives can be used in place of

Bay Leaves
As with olives, you can obtain bay leaves on some occaisons when you defeat an
enemy. A bay leaf enables some of your physical stamina to be restored.


Fragments of love
Fragments of love were entrusted with the three nymphs when Helene was 
abducted. The nymphs are hiding from the henchmen of Hades, and you do not 
know where they are. You must meet the three nymphs and collect all the frag-
ments. When you receive them, you will be able to hear the message of Helene's
love. This message will encourage you can give you important clues for play-
ing the game. Do your best to collect these fragments and break the spell that
has been cast by Hades.


The gods

The gods play an important part in "The Battle of Olympus". There is one god
or goddess in each of the eight lands. Each god or goddess lives in a temple
and will give you an important item if you pay him or her a visit.

He is the king of the gods. You must see him first.

Athena is the beautiful goddess of wisdom and battles.

Ares is the god of war and of fighting.

This is the powerful god who rules the sea.

Apollo is the god of the sun and of art.

The god of metalworking and handicrafts.

The goddess of the moon.

Hermes serves as the messenger of Zeus.


The henchmen of Hades

Cerberus is the three-headed dog who guards the entrance to Tartarus.

This half-man half-horse is good at attacking with the bow and arrow.

From the waist up this vampire is a beautiful woman, but from the waist down
it's a serpent. The Lamia attacks with the bow and arrow.

This man with a bull's head attacks with an ax.

A giant whose entire body is made of brass.

A terrifying serpent. It is believed that its head can grow back eight times.

The Lion of Nemea
This vicious lion lives in the caves of Olympus.

The one-eyed giant. He attacks by throwing rocks.

The rock giant, born from the earth.

Three old sea goddesses who have only one eye among them. They appear and dis-
appear as they attack you with their magical powers.

From the waist up, the Siren is a beautiful woman but from the waist down it's
a bird with razor sharp claws. When you hear its voice, you cannot resist
being drawn to it.

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