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: Positive (47 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 18, 2013
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"Definitely one of the best time management games. Must have for all casual players."
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 270 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
This is a decent 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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24 of 26 people (92%) 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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
While not at all what I had been expecting, Ballad of a Solar was an enjoyable game none the less. There is just enough strategy involved to make even the easy difficulty require some planning to succeed instead of just clicking as often as you can. The levels are also short enough to serve a nice distraction if you are just after something quick to casually goof around with. The graphics are mostly still images, but well designed. The plot is amusing and hits almost every cliche possible for the genre. While I was hoping for a more sandbox style town builder, I enjoyed the game enough to not regret the purchase.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
Ballad of Solar is a very simple game with very simple mechanics, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to play. Ballad of Solar is an epic of a pampered prince who is trying to save his girl from the evil's of a wizard. The gameplay consists of 2 or 3 maps per level. Each map is a static board that has roads leading to objectives. Each objective is blocked by trees and rocks and holes. You need to manage resources to preform the task of clearing each object. More simply put, you click stuff on the map to clear it, then you move on to the next map. It's nearly imposible to lose a level, the storyline is all but annoying, and the voice acting is horrendous. However, the game has just enough fun to keep you ocupied. I am an achievement hound; I don't normally play games unless there's some achievements to unlock. I played this game to the end despite that fact. I picked this title up for $2 and at that price it's well worth it. I definately recommend this to anyone who is in the mood for a casual playthrough that requires little to no effort.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Brief Synopsis

Ballad of Solar is an extremely casual "click everything until the level is finished" game. It's labelled as a strategy game, but really there is little in the way of strategy here.

In a nut shell, you travel from one level to the next. Each level has different goals to reach; once you've reached those goals you move on to the next level.

Long Review

Story: An evil sorceror has overthrown the kingdom and taken the princess captive. It's up to Solar (the princess's fiance) to restore the kingdom to its former glory and save the princess.

Graphics: Each character is drawn really well in this game, with loads of personality attached to them.

Music/Sounds: The music and sound effects are pretty good, though the voice acting is hilariously terrible. I'd almost recommend the game just because of the horrible voice acting (it's a great source of laughs), but I won't.

Length: I've played this game for just over two hours and have reached level 19 in that length of time. It should be apparent that this is an extremely easy game, based on this information. However, I do not know how many levels there are in the game as I can not finish it due to a bug which keeps me from moving on to level 20.

Replayability: Each level is scored by giving you stars. If you're a perfectionist (and aren't hit by the bug I've run into), then the game is replayable only to get full stars for each level. Other than that, it really isn't worth replaying.

If it wasn't for the bug I managed to find, I would recommend this game to those of you who enjoy casual games. Because of this bug however, I'm going to have to give this game a thumbs down.

If you want to take your chances, then wait until the game is at an extremely cheap price.
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