Greek mythology is renowned for its larger-than-life Olympians that demand to be taken oh-so-seriously. Or at least, it has been until now, as Zeus Quest Remastered: Anagenissis of Gaia turns that idea on its head with a "silly" take on classic tales.
Earth is in danger of being destroyed in an explosion, and an ancient security mechanism summons Zeus back to save it. You'll know how different different things are from the legendary tales as soon as the game opens with Zeus flying his spaceship and landing it at the bottom of the ocean. From there he goes on to visit such places as Santorini, Oia, Akrotiri, and Fira, as well as a volcano and caldera, all the while solving numerous puzzles and interacting with "dozens of crazy characters" in pursuit of his super-weapon of thunder. But this is just the beginning of his adventure, as scattered across another Greek island cluster are the pieces needed to construct a time machine. As he begins to assemble the parts required, he must transform himself into a bull to abduct Europe and take her to the famous labyrinth of Knossos.
If everything about that story sounds ridiculous, that's entirely intentional, as indie Greek developers CrazySoft promise a "silly" old-school point-and-click adventure with a silly plot and "super-silly" dialogues, plus a less-silly hint system when needed. It will also incluce silly vector graphics in full HD and silly animated characters as part of its remastered updated. Originally released way back in 2003 exclusively for Palm OS devices, Zeus Quest has now been fully updated for modern devices.
For those looking for a giant dose of Greek silliness, there's no need to wait, as Zeus Quest Remastered: Anagenissis of Gaia is available now for iOS on the App Store and Android devices on Google Play.