12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara Collector's Edition
December 23, 2018
Relaxed, Casual & Expert Mode
12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara takes you back to Hercules’ very first adventure – when Hercules met a beautiful girl on the shore and learned that his sister has been kidnapped! Can you help him rescue his sister and win Megara’s love in this latest 12 Labours of Hercules sequel?
Who would have thought that 12 Labours of Hercules would become one of the hottest Time Management series in the recent years? This eighth installment follows the same traditional resource-management format with slight twists here and there. The gameplay mechanics should be very familiar for fans of the genre, which results in a relatively easy gameplay most of the time. How I Met Megara comes in three difficulty modes; Relaxed, Casual, and Expert. Even on the Expert mode, the challenge level remains minimal throughout the game’s 50 levels.
Regardless, 12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara rarely steers toward the redundant territory. This is perhaps, one of the most innovative installment in the series when it comes to level design. The multi-layered scenes and the constantly-shifting environment make for a surprisingly refreshing experience. Moreover, the game features multiple sub-levels and puzzles which successfully add to the variety of the gameplay.
The visual style of 12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara is colorful and cartoonish as expected. While it would have been nice if there was a clear visual improvement upon its predecessors, the current visuals are still effective at delivering an upbeat and lively mood and tone. The game is offered as a Collector’s Edition, although the distinction of the bonus section is unclear. There are no specific extra levels, just wallpapers and achievements.
12 Labours of Hercules VIII: How I Met Megara excels in level design, but fails to offer a level of complexity that measures up.
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