The myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits - Alex Gendler
This glorious 8 bit animation of the 12 labors of Hercules would make for a beautiful platform game

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Check out our Patreon page: View full lesson: Hercules — son of Zeus and champion of humankind — stricken with a temporary curse of madness, has just committed the most unspeakable crime imaginable. Seeking to atone for the deaths of his family, Hercules must complete twelve impossible tasks that pit him against invincible monsters and unfathomable forces. Alex Gendler retells this epic series of adventures. Lesson by Alex Gendler, directed by Jérémie Balais & Jeff Le Bars. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Elizabeth Parker, Sai Krishna Koyoda, Samuel Barbas, Maxwell Ingram, Victoria Soler-Roig, Abdulmateen Aderinto, Pavel Maksimov, Barbara Younker, Cyrus Garay, Yvette Mocete, Mike Azarkman, Patricia Alves Panagides, William Biersdorf, Michael Aquilina, Vinamr , FireWolfLasers , Kshitij Shah, Mohammad Said, Teach Me Diné - Navajo Language, Victoria Veretilo, Rebecca Reineke, Kyanta Yap, Brandon Thomas, Lewis Westbury, Ojas Kapoor, Mirzat Turap, Jaime Arriola, Emilia Alvarado, Javid Gozalov, Philipp Hiestand, Paul Beard, Deepak Iyer, Markus Goldhacker, Mihai Sandu, Keven Webb, Hendrik Mueller, Maurice Castonguay, Kristiyan Bonev, Maryam Dadkhah, Joshua Wasniewski, Michał Friedrich, Arlene Spiegelman, Doug Henry, Alick Au, Denison Martins Fernandes, Daniel Nester, Richard A Berkley, Benjamin Chan, Dee Wei and Abdallah Absi.


im a filipino : This man literally shot the sun because it was too hot *Greek problems require greek solutions*

The Sultan : The heroes are the animators

S. S. : Hera logic: Husband does the adultery. Hates Hercules

Insert_name_here : 5:08 if its getting to hot just shoot the sun great logic👍👍👍

Tosh T : Are you kidding me? This is next level awesome. Well done! 👍👍

FishTeo : >annoyed by desert >shoot sun because why not >Helios straight gives me his chariot because hes impressed >win

Kay Gallagher : "a giant with three heads, and three bodies." so... three giants?


MLGslayer 69 : My favorite part is how it isnt clickbait

Narine Ramdihall : If Zeus was a hand sanitizer, his bottle would say "Causes 99.9% of problems in Greek Mythology because I couldn't keep it in my pants."

ArchetypeGotoh : “Gerion, a Giant with 3 heads and 3 bodies” So, what you’re saying is... 3 giants?

Jeremy Brookes : can you do all those would be heroes. Odysseus, Perseus, Theseus? A lot of "yusses". And then there was achilles.

Galaxy Mew : "It's SO HOT" "Hold on bro, lemme just shoot the sun"

Niiue : me: oh gosh, the sun is a bit too hot *pulls out 2 revolvers* me: better say goodbye cause there aint gonna be no noon!

Zandigo GT : If this was a game i would totally play it 🤤

Cups Sweet Angels818 : Holy FRICK, these pixel animations are better than Pokémon :0

no non : Sorry I had to say this... 5:31 I dOnT fEeL sO gOoD

Buqui : 5:19 Helios: Bruh, you did that? Hercules: Yeah, bruh Helios: Nice...

Jesus Christ : 6:54 *MEME REVIEW*

Sohee Jang : hercules: bruh this sun so dope :shoots: god: you just shot my symbol! ... take my chariot :)

Mystìç : Thanks for the walkthrough!

Nguyen Hoang : Help from a nephew (the Hydra one) : mission didn't count Help from the gods (the Ceberus one) : mision counted

cramer floro : That. Was Epic. I love this new style

Joaquín Ceriani : speedrun of the 12 labors: Well now to complete the desert really fast we need to use a lv 1 bow to shoot the sun and helios will be so impressed he will give his chariot and we will save like 30 minutes of gameplay

Xaio-Xen : This needs to be an actual game

Ananya Gaddam : The moon: aight Helios my shift’s over where you at g Helios: I’ll be right- shite I lent my ride to that strong kid. Dang it, I always had a soft spot for talented kids

Isabella Nobre Hauptmann : This is my faovrite TED-ED video! Keep up the awesome work!

JM's Reef : Dude, I would actually play this game.

Omega Deadpool : 5:04 wouldn't that make 3 giants with one name and possibly one conscience

Weird Lonely guy : The sun part was like You found an easter egg heres your reward

Crazypig 7878 : Euristius (probably spelt that wrong): Complete these IMPOSSIBLE tasks Hercules: Imma end this mans whole career

mysteri guy : making this game for real, please!!!

Amal Krishna T.S : WOW! That was amazing😍 Keep up the good work TED-Ed

Andy Barclay : 5:04 Hercules: last slice of pizza Geryon: me, my twin Michael, and younger brother Gabriel

Christopher Castillo : Wouldn't the 12th labor also be cheating because he got to the underworld with Athena and Zeus

Fauzan Hermawan : WHY ISNT THIS A MOVIE YET?!

DextroyGaming : i love these vids keep up the hard work

Gino Sanchez : i didnt know Hercules was such a BOSS. The people who made god of war should make this into a video game.


Tyler Winterton : Would play this if it was a game. Wonderful art

Xavier Monsivais : Herc: Father favors you more than I, brother. Now he finally favors me that you betray him. Kratos: I'd rather not dwell into family manners, Hercules.

Sean Peery : The beginning of this story is so ironic when you realize Hera is the Goddess of Family.

Grateful Robber : Wouldn't the his Greek name be Heracles?

Phenie Fire : 2:22 if she is a female deer then why does she have antlers?

rylaicrystalmaiden03 : This is so enjoyable. I am a video game geek. 🤩

Yuku Kita : Eurystheus: U can never beat the INVINCIBLE monsters!! Hercules: Hold my 🍺.

cherries and wine : Damn this animation is on point

Raptor Rampage : I would pay for a game like this

Dave Cullins : I can see how God of War got heavily inspired by this myth.