12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature (Platinum Edition)
The legendary hero Hercules and his wife Megara are back, ready to embark on their next adventure! The Gods are outraged at their defeat and have summoned a fearsome beast who can match Hercules's god-like strength.
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Release Date: Dec 25, 2015

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About This Game

The legendary hero Hercules and his wife Megara are back, ready to embark on their next adventure! The Gods are outraged at their defeat and have summoned a fearsome beast who can match Hercules's god-like strength. The beast has trampled the countryside, turning lush gardens into desert wastelands! Restore the world's beauty by using everything at your disposal, from Megara's magical abilities to even a fire hydrant! Team up with friendly allies like King Midas and Epeius with his famous Trojan Horse to save Mother Nature from destruction.

- Over 50 levels with new music and a new story!
- Secret Challenges! Certain levels have hidden objects!
- Atmospheric wallpapers and integrated Strategy Guide
- Also features a bonus episode with a different story!
- Build the mighty Trojan Horse!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: With OpenAL support
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Kernel 3.0 or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
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Ithaqua
( 23.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
2¢ Review


Game Name: 12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature
Original Release: Dec 2015
My Overall Grade (#/10): 6
Demo: No
Workshop: No
Level Editor: No
Captions: No
Controller Support: No
Multiplayer: No
VR Support: No
Steam Cards / Achieves: Yes / Yes
VAC: No
Genre: Puzzle
Manual: No
Metacritic Score:
Full Audio Multi Language: English
Win 10 / Crapple / Linux: Yes / Yes / Yes
Recommended To: Kids, Puzzle fans
Other: OK I’m ready to take a break from this series as they prepare to release #5. This version releases a new villain and a few new tweaks to the system. Overall it’s the same game as the 1st 3, so if you don’t like the old ones – you’re not going to like this one.

The visuals are kid approved. The gameplay has several options and gives some level of replyability. You can go easy and just play for a few minutes or you can do an entire run-through in a couple of hours.

This is not a great game, but for the price it’s not bad. Even better there is usually a bundle floating around somewhere with one if not all 4 games in it.

You may just want to wait till it’s in a bundle then grab it.

1¢ Review
Pro:
Casual fun
Good colours
Cards & Achieves
Multi-OS support
Low price

Con:
Aimed at the under 10 crowd
Not that authentic to the original stories


Overall: 5/10 +1 graphics = 6/10
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Nejc
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
Despite being released just 4 months after previous game in series, the game is great. It's pretty much the same as old games, but with more stuff. Highly recommend to anyone.
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Poliban
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This is the fourth one I play and complete, I still enjoy playing this as much as I did the first one for some reason I can't understand, but at this point I would like to see this as an episodic kind of game because I have been playing exactly de same game just with new levels and story
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Rhy
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Boy, I sure do love doing the same thing over and over for every one of the 60+ levels. Not only that, it's the same exact thing you had to do in the last three games. So, that's like 200 levels of the exact same thing. It's all so easy with absolutely zero challenge, but for me, this is my last game of the series and when I'm done, I'll be done. Good riddance.

4/10

Only recommended if you like easy 100%s.
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Ciroc
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Fun and entertaining!! 6/10!
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Freemium
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
It isn't time management games, it is time killing games. vol4
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Thalatte
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
12 Labours of Hercules: Mother Nature is the fourth installment of its' series developed by JetDogs Studios and Zoomout Games. Previous installment: 12 Labours of Hercules, Cretan Bull, Girl Power.

Notes

There is a storyline for the game but it isn't much to it nor its' rememberable. The gamplay formula is pretty much the same as its' predecessors.

Unlike its' predecessors. This is the first game from the series to have a platinum edition.

Gameplay

This is a time management game, where careful planning is required, limited amount of resources that are available throughout the game; hence the word management.

This game has the total of five episodes with eleven levels each; totaling out fifty-five levels altogether. The five bonus levels can be unlocked when the jigsaw puzzle is completed. The fifth episode is a bonus episode.

There are three modes, relaxed; casual and expert, the difference between them is the timer speed and scoring. In relaxed mode, no timer and no scoring. In casual mode, the timer drain a slowly and the scoring is moderately low. In expert mode, the timer drain much quicker and the scoring is much higher.

The stars that are earned from completing the level depends upon on how much time is left on the timer. This only applies to the causal and expert modes

Three Gold star is when the time has not gone pass the arrow. Two Silver star is when the time has gone pass the arrow. One Bronze star is when the timer is empty.

Replaying any of the levels will improve the game score and the amount star.

The Palace is build after each levels that has been completed in gold record time.

There are few special bonuses: Freeze Time, Worker Movement/Work Speed, Additional Worker and Increases Resources. All of these special bonuses has a certain time limit but they can be used again once the bar fills-up. These special bonuses are very useful when the game is being played on expert mode.

There are twenty-two different achievements to earned from playing the game. Each of these achievements has certain requirements in order to unlock them.

Miscellaneous

There are nine different wallpapers. They can be accessed through the game's main menu screen.

There are seven different trading cards to collect. Only three cards are dropped from the game. The remaining cards: Purchase from the Steam Market; Steam Booster Pack Creator and or Drop; Trade with friends. The cards are then used to craft the game's badge and upgrade it.

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.
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LuluSowaileh
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Great game to kill time! I have never played the previous parts but I always tend to open this game when I want to kill time. It is a nice casual game and a great way to keep entertained. Worth the price and nice artwork 8/10 and would def. recommend it
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kelseyr713
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Another enjoyable game in the 12 Labours of Hercules series! This one has quite a few challenging levels compared to previous installments, and adds a few new features. The special helpers get to do a bit more, and there's a new mechanic of trading food or wood for gold that works well. There's some cool map designs too, with portals added. You can't really go wrong with this if you like time management games or if you were a fan of previous games in the series.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Despite being released just 4 months after previous game in series, the game is great. It's pretty much the same as old games, but with more stuff. Highly recommend to anyone.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
2¢ Review


Game Name: 12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature
Original Release: Dec 2015
My Overall Grade (#/10): 6
Demo: No
Workshop: No
Level Editor: No
Captions: No
Controller Support: No
Multiplayer: No
VR Support: No
Steam Cards / Achieves: Yes / Yes
VAC: No
Genre: Puzzle
Manual: No
Metacritic Score:
Full Audio Multi Language: English
Win 10 / Crapple / Linux: Yes / Yes / Yes
Recommended To: Kids, Puzzle fans
Other: OK I’m ready to take a break from this series as they prepare to release #5. This version releases a new villain and a few new tweaks to the system. Overall it’s the same game as the 1st 3, so if you don’t like the old ones – you’re not going to like this one.

The visuals are kid approved. The gameplay has several options and gives some level of replyability. You can go easy and just play for a few minutes or you can do an entire run-through in a couple of hours.

This is not a great game, but for the price it’s not bad. Even better there is usually a bundle floating around somewhere with one if not all 4 games in it.

You may just want to wait till it’s in a bundle then grab it.

1¢ Review
Pro:
Casual fun
Good colours
Cards & Achieves
Multi-OS support
Low price

Con:
Aimed at the under 10 crowd
Not that authentic to the original stories


Overall: 5/10 +1 graphics = 6/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
They should call this the Earth Day edition. No longer are we cutting down trees with abandon. Instead we must recultivate the land, grow more trees, and unleash the power of...fire hydrants?! Yes, fire hydrants. Who knew they had hydrants back in ancient Greece?

Mostly everything is the same as the other installments of this series. The worker guys run around gathering food, wood, and gold. They clear the pathways. Herc hefts the huge boulders, and Megara causes plants to grow.

For those new to the series, this game does a much better job of explaining things. There are pop up instructions of what to do. Basically it is time management and resource management. Each level has certain tasks to perform in order to complete the level. If you do it fast enough you get achivements.

There are 3 difficulty levels. Untimed, easy timed, and hard timed. (those are NOT what they are called, but that's what they are in essense.)

I'll write more later as I complete the game. I just wanted to get this up there since some yahoos decided to make negative reviews.
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
I've played this game from 1 to 4 and there's alot of changes and improvements to the game.So far playing this entire franchise,i've never encountered any bugs or crashes.This is one of the best games you can own and a good time killer when youre bored.

10\10 (MUST OWN)
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Short version: 85%
The fourth 12 Labours of Hercules game is undeniably made for those who are familiar with the series, but they will find probably the best combination of level design and gameplay mechanics so far.

Long version:
While I was playing though Mother Nature, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was made only for the long-time players of the 12 Labours of Hercules games, so this review is written for these people as well. If you are a newcomer, I advise to start the series from the beginning.

For the returning audience, they’ll find probably the best game in the series, combining the level variety/design of Cretan Bull and the expanded gameplay mechanics of Girl Power. The bulk of the work is still done by servants, but by assigning a much more prominent, active role for both Megara and Hercules, there was enough change in the gameplay balance to make it feel fresh and challenging again.
Speaking of balance, a lot of small things were tweaked: for example thieves (and a new enemy, anti-Hercules) are less annoying or farms are more manageable. These seem insignificant on their own, but added up they make the game a lot more fun.

As a final bonus, there is now even some semblance of a story: Megara and Hercules start on a journey to regrow the Hellenic forests before they go on a well-earned vacation, struggling against the meddling gods all the time. It’s a bit silly sometimes, but it shows that the developers really cared.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
12 Labours of Hercules: Mother Nature is the fourth installment of its' series developed by JetDogs Studios and Zoomout Games. Previous installment: 12 Labours of Hercules, Cretan Bull, Girl Power.

Notes

There is a storyline for the game but it isn't much to it nor its' rememberable. The gamplay formula is pretty much the same as its' predecessors.

Unlike its' predecessors. This is the first game from the series to have a platinum edition.

Gameplay

This is a time management game, where careful planning is required, limited amount of resources that are available throughout the game; hence the word management.

This game has the total of five episodes with eleven levels each; totaling out fifty-five levels altogether. The five bonus levels can be unlocked when the jigsaw puzzle is completed. The fifth episode is a bonus episode.

There are three modes, relaxed; casual and expert, the difference between them is the timer speed and scoring. In relaxed mode, no timer and no scoring. In casual mode, the timer drain a slowly and the scoring is moderately low. In expert mode, the timer drain much quicker and the scoring is much higher.

The stars that are earned from completing the level depends upon on how much time is left on the timer. This only applies to the causal and expert modes

Three Gold star is when the time has not gone pass the arrow. Two Silver star is when the time has gone pass the arrow. One Bronze star is when the timer is empty.

Replaying any of the levels will improve the game score and the amount star.

The Palace is build after each levels that has been completed in gold record time.

There are few special bonuses: Freeze Time, Worker Movement/Work Speed, Additional Worker and Increases Resources. All of these special bonuses has a certain time limit but they can be used again once the bar fills-up. These special bonuses are very useful when the game is being played on expert mode.

There are twenty-two different achievements to earned from playing the game. Each of these achievements has certain requirements in order to unlock them.

Miscellaneous

There are nine different wallpapers. They can be accessed through the game's main menu screen.

There are seven different trading cards to collect. Only three cards are dropped from the game. The remaining cards: Purchase from the Steam Market; Steam Booster Pack Creator and or Drop; Trade with friends. The cards are then used to craft the game's badge and upgrade it.

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.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Yeah Round 4. Battle beginns. This time Hades, Zeus and Hera act together and how should it be, Hercules get a dark twin (Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Water Temple greets). The game is like before getting resources and some extra fields are no in the game, Hercules can splash gems where foodbushes comes out, the evil hercules comes your peasants in the way and you must take him out fast to lose less time, if thiefs comes you must react fast. So not many change you have 50 levels, 5 puzzles where you need to find most of the puzzle pieces in the 50 levels before, then you get 5 extra levels and a super level at the end and you can try like before to beat the developer records as a test of your strategy and reacting testing with make your routes so effective like possible. Not much changed, but the levels feels still after 3 games before unique and i had my fun, for me its with a little step the best hercules of all 4 at the moment, but some could get bored after 3 games, because the gameplay is mostly the same, the little storie parts are a nice gimmick but nothing more. I give this game for 10 hours of fun and to see how old and slow i get (joke) but because i love all of this tacticaly genre 93 %, for non genre lovers it should be more less points, but because its cheap and you play it from start to end for such a cheap price, its okay, if you hate strategy games, you better go out this way, maybe you test on of the first 3 games before. Thank you for reading and hopefully enjoy.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
About series of games even have a separate song :
Про серию игр даже песня есть отдельная:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Not sure why I like such a mindless click fest game. There really isn't any strategy needed if you play the casual or standard difficulty levels to get gold, or three stars. But, it's somewhat addicting and fun at the same time while being mindless. Same as the rest of the series you are in charge of telling your workers and heroes what to do so you can finish each level. Whether it's building things, or collecting resources, your workers and hereoes will be busy at every moment of every level. Fun game if you don't mind the mindless gameplay. However, if you play the expert level, which is required to play in order to beat the developer time achievements, then you will find that strategy does matter. Do you want the extra worker first? Do you want to upgrade your lumber mill first, should you get the gold mine first......all of these things make a huge difference in your time for beating a level and therefore gives you a better chance of obtaining gold. Fun times and looking forward to 12 Labours of Hercules V.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This is the fourth installment of the "12 Labours of Hercules" series. As someone who's played the previous three, I would say this is the strongest, as it incorporates all the elements from previous games, while adding some new mechanics. Here, Hercules and Megara have more of a role than in previous games, although the servants do most of the work (of course). What's interesting is how they've added other features , such as a "Midas Exchange", where you can exchange supplies or food for gold. There are new tracks to the original soundtrack as well. The gameplay is like the previous games, so if you haven't played them, I wouldn't recommend to start off with this one. Great for casual play to sneak in the day for a few minutes.
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