12 Labours of Hercules: Mother Nature Game Review


12 Labours of Hercules: Mother Nature is the fourth installment of its’ series developed by JetDogs Studios and Zoomout Games. Previous installment: 12 Labours of Hercules, Cretan Bull, Girl Power.

Notes

There is a storyline for the game but it isn’t much to it nor its’ rememberable. The gamplay formula is pretty much the same as its’ predecessors.

Unlike its’ predecessors. This is the first game from the series to have a platinum edition.

Most of the features that are listed is only available only on Steam’s version of the game.

Gameplay

This is a time management game, where careful planning is required, limited amount of resources that are available throughout the game; hence the word management.

This game has the total of five episodes with eleven levels each; totaling out fifty-five levels altogether. The five bonus levels can be unlocked when the jigsaw puzzle is completed. The fifth episode is a bonus episode.

There are three modes, relaxed; casual and expert, the difference between them is the timer speed and scoring. In relaxed mode, no timer and no scoring. In casual mode, the timer drain a slowly and the scoring is moderately low. In expert mode, the timer drain much quicker and the scoring is much higher.

The stars that are earned from completing the level depends upon on how much time is left on the timer. This only applies to the causal and expert modes

Three Gold star is when the time has not gone pass the arrow. Two Silver star is when the time has gone pass the arrow. One Bronze star is when the timer is empty.

Replaying any of the levels will improve the game score and the amount star.

The Palace is build after each levels that has been completed in gold record time.

There are few special bonuses: Freeze Time, Worker Movement/Work Speed, Additional Worker and Increases Resources. All of these special bonuses has a certain time limit but they can be used again once the bar fills-up. These special bonuses are very useful when the game is being played on expert mode.

There are twenty-two different achievements to earned from playing the game. Each of these achievements has certain requirements in order to unlock them.

Miscellaneous

There are nine different wallpapers. They can be accessed through the game’s main menu screen.

There are seven different trading cards to collect. Only three cards are dropped from the game. The remaining cards: Purchase from the Steam Market; Steam Booster Pack Creator and or Drop; Trade with friends. The cards are then used to craft the game’s badge and upgrade it.

I don’t think that this game much of replay value to it. If you’re into time management games then you might find this game somewhat enjoyable to certain extent.

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