In this third 12 Labours of Hercules game, the developer tends to focus a little bit more heavily on the storyline. Although the storyline still remains pretty insignificant throughout the game, there is a fully-voiced comic-style cutscene once in a while which switches things up a little bit.
Apart from that, 12 Labours of Hercules III: Girl Power is very similar to its predecessors. In terms of gameplay, Girl Power does not break away from the tried-and-true resource-management game formulaic. At the beginning of each level, a list of tasks will be given to complete by the time that the level finishes. You then need to assign tasks for your workers to do; ranging from construct buildings to pick up resources and fight off monsters. What we appreciate about Girl Power is the function to assign tasks in advance for workers to follow; this make the game much more fast-paced and less laid-back.
Most of the levels in 12 Labours of Hercules III: Girl Power have the right challenge level. Beginners can learn their way through the game on the Relaxed mode, while more advanced players can enjoy the more intimidating Expert mode. Apart from the usual achievements, Girl Power also featured collectible puzzle pieces; once all of the puzzle pieces are found, a jigsaw mini-game will be unlocked at the end of every 10 levels.
Like the first two games, Girl Power has bright and sharp graphics. Still, there is nothing spectacular about the visuals, we still think that the developers need to add some depths into each scene. On the other hand, the soundtracks are pure gold; they are melodic, upbeat and fit the game really well, while not being distracting by any means.
In this series:
- 12 Labours of Hercules
- 12 Labours of Hercules II: The Cretan Bull
- 12 Labours of Hercules III: Girl Power
- 12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature
- 12 Labours of Hercules V: Kids of Hellas
- 12 Labours of Hercules VI: Race for Olympus
- 12 Labours of Hercules VII: Fleecing the Fleece
- 12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara
- 12 Labours of Hercules IX: A Hero's Moonwalk