The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga - Storyline


In the 1990s, the Incredible Hulk comic book series featured the Hulk (now with the Bruce Banner and Hulk personalities merged into a functional whole) being kidnapped by the Pantheon superhero team/family, and eventually agrees to lead the team to combat global problems such as terrorism and war in the Middle East. The video game only loosely draws upon the Pantheon storyline, borrowing characters but not plot elements from the original comic book.

The video game begins with the Hulk begin captured by the Pantheon and breaking free just as their cargo ship lands in the Pantheon's mountain headquarters. The brief intermission exposition scenes between the levels do not explain much of the storyline. In the first four levels, the player battles inside the Pantheon secret headquarters, until the Pantheon members Atalanta, Ulysses, Ajax and Hector are located and defeated. After defeating them, they become your allies, and can temporary appear on screen to help the player. The storyline shifts to several more side-scrolling levels where the player battles super-villains such as Piecemeal, Trauma, Lazarus, the U-Foes and the Maestro. There are a dozen side-scrolling levels that are loosely based on the comic book series, although the game does not bother to try and connect the levels to a cohesive storyline.

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