In a land of enchantment, torn by evil, a hero arrives to save the day! Guide Solar and his band of helpers as they set out to stop the dark sorcerer Grogan from achieving eternal life and to rescue the fair Lumina.
User reviews: Very Positive (80 reviews) - 85% of the 80 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 18, 2013

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“Believe it or not... before too long, I was checking the clock and realizing I had spent WAY too much time on this game already... but I kept wanting to play "just one more level" - a sure sign that perhaps”
4/5 – Casual game guides

“it makes you feel like you are a part of the fairy-tale, rather than just a player moving workers on a field.”
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About This Game


In a land of enchantment, torn by evil, a hero arrives to save the day! His name is Solar, and he brings courage, bravery, and skill with a sword. No orc can stop him, no troll can trip him up, and no goblin can gobble him for dinner! Guide Solar and his band of helpers as they set out to stop the dark sorcerer Grogan from achieving eternal life and to rescue the fair Lumina. As you go, you'll put your time and resource management skills to work rebuilding towns, completing quests for friends you make along the way, and stopping the enemy from striking. Told with a laugh and a wink, Ballad of Solar is a colorful, challenging and utterly unforgettable adventure for all ages!


• A heroic adventure!
• Seven magical lands.
• 30 challenging levels.
• A cast of charming characters.
• Two game modes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 270 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 270 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Mac Only; CPU CORES 2; 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB
    • Storage: 270 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Game Visual/Audio

There isn't much can be said about the game's visuals asides from that they're well done. Pretty much the same thing can be said about the game's audio. The visual and audio can be adjusted in the game's option menu.

Gameplay

There are two different game difficulty modes to choose from: Adventure and Heroic. Adventure mode is untimed and Heroic mode is timed.

There are total of thirty levels in total but in each of these levels has sub-levels within them. Some of them has at least two to three sub-levels.

The objective of this game is to complete given set of tasks before the time on the timer runs out. However, some tasks do require resources (food and/or woods) before they can be completed. Also, there're certain tasks that requires the help from certain characters in the game. All levels in the game can be replayed for better score.

Miscellaneous

There are total of five different trading cards. You only get the three of those cards from the game. There are several ways to get the rest of the trading card: Purchased from Steam's Market; Trade with friends; Booster Packs and it's Booster Pack Creator.

Final thoughts, 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. I don't recommend getting this game at full price.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Casual time management/strategy game.
Not quite as polished as the "12 Labours of Hercules" series, but still a fun little time waster.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Altough short, this game was really fun!

The graphics are lovley handdrawn picuteres and I was suprised that the game was fully synchronized. A pity that it has only 30 levels. I would enjoyed playing at least double of that without getting bored.
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42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
This is a decent time & resource management strategy game. Each of the 30 levels contains 2 or 3 timed sub-levels. The story was typical, but well-written. The game is not very difficult, so don't expect brain-bending challenges. There isn't much replayability unless you're going for all gold stars. It took me approximately 5 hours to complete the game, but that included pauses. If you really enjoy casual games like I do, it's worth the full price. Otherwise you might want to wait for a sale.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
This is best time management game I've ever played. Usually such games are just boring, but in Ballad of Solar, if you play on Hard and trying to get all gold stars, you need to think and react really fast and there is just no time to be bored. Well designed, lack of bugs, really good piece of code.
But also one thing is missing here: achievements.

VERDICT:
If you a fan of time management games, this is for sure one of the best! You can buy and play it, it won't disappoint you.
If you a hard core gamer, but you're in the mood to play something easy, just set Hard difficulty and have fun for couple of hours.
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