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.
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Very Positive (85 reviews) - 85% of the 85 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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A new part of adventure!

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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
11 of 12 people (92%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Short version: 86%
The simple but cute fantasy fairy tale storyline really helps to keep this time management game interesting, despite its strict time limits and somewhat repetitive levels.

Long version:
Ballad of Solar is a time management game (mostly in the veins of the 12 Labours of Hercules series) made by Buka Entertainment, a real seasoned veteran in the casual game industry.

The game follows our titular hero, Solar, who valiantly works his way through cursed mines, forests, and towns in trouble, gallantly letting his servants do the actual work for him by gathering resources and using them to fix buildings and clear the large amount of obstacles in their path. And when they face something even they cannot handle, then one of Solar’s fairy tale friends (a peaceful ogre, sassy elf girl, wise wizard, grumpy dwarf smith) lends them a hand.
The trick is to do these tasks in a fast and efficient manner. As expected from the genre, the stages are on a timer, but there is a twist: each is divided into sub-stages with their own separate maps, so players always have to plan ahead.

All this work is for a noble cause, naturally, in our case saving the princess and the kingdom from the dark wizard who holds both in his clutches. Clichéd as hell, but the writing is really fun and tries to be as adventurous as a time management game can be, adding a lot to that final score you can see on top.
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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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
Basically, clicking simulator. No tought put into it, nothing. Your only role into this game is to click on things in order for them to dissapear from the map. You click them, they dissapear, you get to the next level. And i'm not oversimplifying, that's the game. It's a dumbed down version of Farmville.
Voice acting is silly. I don't know what the "story" is about, as i didn't had any pleasure into following it. Probably something with kings and mages.

It's definetly a game made for phones/tablets and ported on PC. Can be ok for phone/tablet, for young kids.
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