Rise from your grave as Zeus, the legendary Greek God, brings you back to life with those famous words. You will set forth on a mission to rescue his daughter, Athena, from the wicked God of the Underworld, Neff. To survive the gauntlet of mythological foes, you must hunt down the three headed wolves that inhabit each stage and collect the Spirit Balls that they release. Spirit Balls increase your strength and allow you to transform into a variety of forms including a Werewolf, Weredragon, Werebear, Weretiger and the ultimate form of Golden Werewolf. Each creature possesses powerful attacks that are required to bring an end to the evil Neff.
- There are references to Alex Kidd and his girlfriend, Stella, in the first level of the game. Their names appear on tombstones.
- The short reptilian creature that resembles a chicken later has a cameo in Golden Axe as the Bizarrian creature known as Chicken Leg.
- The Japanese title for this game is Jyuouki