Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHercules (pirate game)
This is an original bootleg game that attempts to port the PS1 Hercules game to the SNES. For what it is, I actually think the pirates did a fairly decent job. They even copied the effect of Hercules carrying out the title screen! The graphics (obviously lifted from the PS1 game) and the sound are pretty good. Some of the sound effects are clearly lifted from Street Fighter II, and I wonder if they used parts of the Aladdin game engine as a template. The gameplay suffers due to the horrid frame rate, poor hit detection and long period of invincibility frames for the enemies. The difficulty in defeating the flying enemies makes it hard to get past the first level without taking it really slowly. Here are some screenshots, including comparisons of the pirate and the source material.
The pirate cart has many flaws on the label, including the serial code "SNS-TN-USA", which is for The Terminator. Amusingly, the game is called "Action Game Featuring Hercules", Compared with the PS1 title which is "Disney's Hercules: Action Game". Yeah, that is weird too.
For comparison, here is the front of the PS1 game, which clearly was used as the basis for the bootleg.
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