Heroes of Hellas is a fun game suitable for all the family that reminded me of why I don’t play computer games! They are addictive and the hours just disappear as I sit and rebuild Athens.
Match-three games are fun and stimulating because you need to use your observation skills and reflexes but you also need to try and look one step ahead, the fall of the tiles is important because if you match them in the wrong order you can mess up all the moves that follow.
I started playing this game for review purposes so I went in and turned the timer off. That way I knew I could take my time and plod through, seeing lots of levels without having to keep redoing them. This meant that as a busy mum who doesn’t get much time without interruption I could divert my attention without risking losing any levels.
It also meant that I could let Miss 7 sit and have a go, her slower reflexes didn’t hinder her as she wasn’t playing against the clock. Mr 3 also decided he needed to help so we played a level together and no clock meant that he could win.
I have since turned the timer on and it is quite a good limit, it is challenging yet not unbeatable.
The graphics are vivid, bright and colourful. The characters are engaging as you navigate around the home screen to see what you are rebuilding and how the city has fallen.
An ancient civilisation once known for its grandeur has been forsaken and left in ruins, its populace struggling to survive as the city is rocked by repeated disasters. You become the saviour of the city as with the help of the Heroes of Olympus you rebuild and restore the city to its former stature.
In Heroes of Hellas 3: Athens you will collect bonuses by eliminating chains of identical tiles and coins, as you please the gods they will help you in your tasks. The score you accrue within these levels is then used to pay for the rebuild of the city.
This game consists of 90 levels and 30 bonus levels, I haven’t played them all yet but I am certainly looking forward to the rest of them. There are four match-three modes and 12 trophies to be earned.
The soundtrack is made up of 10 original songs that serve to heighten the mood, highlight the desperation of the people and create a sense of urgency – according to the media release. To be totally honest I can’t concentrate with sound on for any game so I have the speakers turned off and can’t testify to the truth of that bit.
What I can say is that this game will bring hours of entertainment and fun to all the family. My kids are intrigued and want to be involved and I get caught up in the addiction extremely quickly. Definitely one worth playing!
Download the FREE trial: Heroes of Hellas 2: Athens