Rediscover the roots of SNK’s Athena on PS4 and Change
The primary of Hamster’s retro re-releases this week appears on the origins of one among SNK’s hottest heroines, goddess warrior Athena, usually muddled with KoF’s Athena Asamiya, however we’ll get to that.
Princess Athena is the heroine of 1986 arcade traditional Athena, now made obtainable on PS4 and Nintendo Change. A primary however cute-and-colourful arcade journey, Athena sees the bikini-clad younger warrior battle by means of fantasy-themed levels, negotiating platforms and defeating enemies. Athena can bag numerous items of armour and new weaponry to assist her in battle towards a collection of domineering bosses, en path to a face-off with the evil Emperor Dante within the bowels of the underworld.
An extremely in style launch in Japan on the time, Athena grew to become fairly the ’80s pop-culture icon. She would finally be referenced in later releases Psycho Soldier and the King of Fighters collection, the place pop-idol Athena Asamiya is depicted as a sort-of “distant descendant” of the unique princess – although nonetheless dons her relative’s traditional appears on occasion.
As a recreation, Athena is a bit of dated at this time, but it surely’s nonetheless a neat piece of SNK historical past. If you wish to test it out, it is obtainable now on PS4 in Japan and Nintendo Change worldwide, priced round $8.