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    These 2 titles worth checking out?
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    Battle of Olympus is one of my favorite NES games ever. If you liked Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and like Greek Mythology, this is a great adventure title that you shouldn't miss. Also, it can get pretty frustrating at times, but is worth the time spent.

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    You bet your ass they are. For Faxanadu, make sure you're playing in an emulator with save states, though. The font used for the password system is ugly as hell and it's easy to write it down wrong, losing all of your progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by roushimsx View Post
    You bet your ass they are. For Faxanadu, make sure you're playing in an emulator with save states, though. The font used for the password system is ugly as hell and it's easy to write it down wrong, losing all of your progress
    Playing them both on NesterDC. Screw password systems.
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    Yes! Play those suckers till yer stupid! Easily some of the best NES action you can find. I played those games through multiple times back in the day, and loved every minute of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Warrior View Post
    Yes! Play those suckers till yer stupid! Easily some of the best NES action you can find. I played those games through multiple times back in the day, and loved every minute of it.
    I'm quite enjoying Olympus right now actually. Already have the staff, need to go and get fire for it. Kinda easy to get lost sometimes though, but I do enjoy the mix of Zelda II with Greek mythology. Lamia was tough.
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    Faxanadu is an awesome game. Screw your mantra.

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    Faxanadu is one of my favorite NES games of all time, so yes.

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    I'm having fun with both games! Battle of Olympus I'm up to Argos, Faxanadu I'm getting to the Tower of Trunk (is that where I fight this dwarf?).

    Great, mantras aren't coming in fully = no password save and no starting golds. Crap.
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    I'm up to collecting the Salender Skins and getting the 3 Hearts, already have the Divine Sword too (Got it before fighting the Siren and the 3 witches).

    Holy crap is Phthia a pain!
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    I've loved Battle of Olympus since I was a child, but I think I have yet to enter a correct password in nearly twenty years of playing the game. Heck, I even quadruple-check what I've written and the game STILL doesn't accept my entry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kainemaxwell View Post
    I'm having fun with both games! Battle of Olympus I'm up to Argos, Faxanadu I'm getting to the Tower of Trunk (is that where I fight this dwarf?).

    Great, mantras aren't coming in fully = no password save and no starting golds. Crap.
    Faxanadu:

    Tower of Trunk? No, you've got a long way ahead. You haven't really gotten anywhere until you hit the mist world (an area smothered with fog). In the area you're playing through, you'll probably find a large, blue bat-like "boss" but again, you've still got a ways to go it sounds like. He isn't a major boss and you'll see him at least a couple more times.
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    I beat the drawf....thing, in the tower. Gotta spend time now building up my cash for that shield and magic now, whee.

    Olympus I've made some real progress- got the 20 skins, need to find my way to the labyrinth now (or go back to that pain in the ass area with the centaur).
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    Do you mean the Magic Shield and Death in that shop early in the game?
    My advice is: don't buy it. You don't really need it at this part of the game (actually you don't need Death magic at all, Deluge #1!). And if you want to buy the stuff, you can get it cheaper later in the game.

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    Both these games are excellent and are shadowed by other classics Nintendo made. Both deserve a play through.
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    I just got the Magic Shield. Somehow I found a 2nd Mattock in the tower also. Olympus I'm heading to Crete....how bad is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kainemaxwell View Post
    Olympus I'm heading to Crete....how bad is it?
    Hope you like mazes and warrior women! If you made it through Phthia easily (damn monkeys and birds!) you shouldn't have too much of a problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDCecil View Post
    Hope you like mazes and warrior women! If you made it through Phthia easily (damn monkeys and birds!) you shouldn't have too much of a problem!
    Phthia is a total pain in my ass. I was lucky to get the last sword and ambrosia there and make it back alive. I hate the mazes in this game. Just got the 2nd Heart too. How the heck do I destroy the Minotaur's barrier?
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    Never tried Battle of Olympus, but Faxanadu is a great game. It can definitely pose a challenge, but it's solid front to end.

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    Those are among the top 5 action RPGs on the NES. Two others are Zelda II and Crystalis.

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