Glory of Heracles

Glory of Heracles
System Nintendo DS
Developer Paon, Studio Saizensen
Genre RPG

In Ancient Greece, a group of immortals with no memory must discover how they came to be immortal. Their adventure will take them across the Mediterranean and through several famous historical moments.

Combat is turn-based, and you can arrange your fighters to stand in front for melee combat, or in the back for ranged attacks. Using magic requires Ether, which is replenished after each turn. If there isn't enough Ether to complete an attack, the user loses some HP instead.

This is the first game in the long-running Data East RPG series to be released outside of Japan.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ヘラクレスの栄光 魂の証明 Heracles no Eikō: Tamashī no Shōmei 22 May 2008
US Glory of Heracles 18 Jan 2010



While there are no direct cameos in the game, the characters occasionally reference other Nintendo games in their speech:

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When the hero is trying to come up with an alias, one of the characters suggests he names himself Pit, while another character suggests that this name doesn't even sound Greek.

This is a reference to Pit, the hero of the Kid Icarus series.

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It's a Secret to Everybody

In the forest, an Earth Nymph says:

"Heehee… This path… It's a secret to everybody."

The phrase "It's a secret to everybody" was first said by characters in hidden rooms in The Legend of Zelda.

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Buy Somethin' Will Ya?

When the town of Heaven's Haven has been destroyed, talk to the Item Shopkeeper and she'll say:

"Buy something and support my rebuilding plans, will ya?"

This alludes to the phrase "Buy Somethin' Will Ya?", said by the merchants in The Legend of Zelda.

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When your party tries to sneak onto the Trantian's giant wooden horse heading for Troy, Princess Piazza tells a lie to get them on:

"I am Princess Piazza, representative of Trantia's ally nation of, er, Archanea."

Archanea is the U.S. name of Akaneia, Marth's homeland in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

Submitted by Dasher Misire, Korre, Da Robot

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