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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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43 of 50 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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
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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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
A step up from its predecessor


+ Cheap
+ Multi-OS support
+ Has achievements and trading cards
+ Offers a small story, previous games had not
+ More newer player friendly than the previous games
+ New game mechanics and features, such as game tweaks and new villains
+ Megara and Hercules have more prominent and active roles as well as the general servants doing their part, giving the fourth game in the series a bit of freshness

Neutral Points:

> Graphics are a hit and miss, you either love it or hate it
> A lot of stuff is not new, while not being bad as fans of the series will still like it, it can be seen as a neutral point


- No replayability
- Not very challenging
- Some new content but at heart its still basically the same as previous games, same gameplay

Download Size: 300mb
Trading cards: 7 in the set
Achievement Difficulty: Easy
Hours to 100%: 8-12

Rating: 7/10
Recommendation: Best grab in a sale or better yet in a bundle with the other games of the series

My Opinion:

This series is fun and a good time waster but at heart it is the same game regardless of tweaks and new features. Because of this it can get stale and boring, but it offers the same solid experience as the previous games, with some things added in to the mix so things are not as dull. This game genre is better picked up at a cheap price as they have little replay value and are easily reptitive. Giving Hercules and Meg a more active and meaningful role was good, and the addition of a small story is a little bonus too.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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.


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.


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.


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.

Reviews for the games 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
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
A set of four equally nice, neatly made (in every aspect) time managers. Slightly diversified (with new game play features, bonuses and surprises) to make each game a bit different, while keeping enough in common with the previouse one(s), which shortens waste of time and nerve on mastering the next game, that's valuable. Repetative, yet it feels all right here, can't remember myself being driven into bore even once. I beat all four games 100% on expert difficulty and still wouldn't mind to see the fifth. Taken into account the fact that games like these are not my idea of fun (or they weren't at least))) - what better recommendation could i give to a game. If you are looking for a highly involving and entertaining, not all that hard yet challenging enough game - check this one. Probably you will be pleased even beyond your expectations.
Серия из четырех одинаково отличных и очень качественно(во всех отношениях) сделанных игр- тайм менеджеров. Слегка отличающихся друг от друга (по набору игровых аспектов, бонусов и сюрпризов), ровно настолько чтобы не быть совсем однообразными, и при этом не вынуждать учиться играть заново, что несколько сокращает затраты времени и нервов на освоение каждой следующей игры, что порадовало. В принципе они достаточно однообразны, но здесь это не кажется недостатком, не помню ни разу чтобы это как то обломало интерес к игре. Полностью прошел все четыре на экспертной сложности и не отказался бы от пятой. С учетом того, что сами игры далеко не из списка моих предпочтений (по крайней мере не были))), вряд ли я придумаю способ высказаться об игре в еще более позитивном духе.
В общем, если вы подыскиваете что-нибудь достаточно увлекательно-развлекательное, при этом не слишком сложное, но тем не менее бросающее определенный вызов вашим способностям в пределах разумных затрат времени и сил - то это как раз то что надо. Вполне возможно порадует даже сверх ожиданий.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Nicely polished time management game with good value (especially considering the price).
One of my favorite series, worth checking out the previous installments.
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Derrick Rifkin
9.7 hrs
Posted: October 26
Part four of the series and these reviews are getting a bit... repetitive. Basically, it's more of the same (especially parts 3 & 4).
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4.4 hrs
Posted: October 6
Product received for free
The fourth installment in the 12 Labours of Hercules, now this time you're going to save nature! So many unique levels and a ton of content to go through, it'll keep you entertained in it's many hours of gameplay!
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9.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature is 4th game of 12 LoH series. The idea is the same and you need to do the same stuff like in previous games. But of course there is a new story and new added features like in every singe 12LoH game. I suggest you first completing first three games and then this one if you haven't.

I liked this game as all 12LoH games and I rate it 7/10 .
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9.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
my GF likes this...
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14.6 hrs
Posted: August 6
This time around Hercules battles climate change.
Insane meteorological events have occured across the Pelleponensus - Sharknados, Crocodile Tsunamis, Moose Sandstorms.
Gaia is at it again, unleashing this madness upon the Ancient Greek world.
Hercules must chub up and take on Mother Nature herself.

Fourth time around and it's still fun. Nothing detracting from it.
Good fun for all age gamers.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: August 5
Product received for free
Good Game
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5.4 hrs
Posted: August 5
Product received for free
Best game 10/10
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9.5 hrs
Posted: July 25
12 Labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature is a casual resource/time management strategy game. This time around, Hercules and Megara are trying to restore the land. Hercules still does the heavy work if there's a boulder in the way and Megara still brings the fruit bushes to life and also restores life to the dead trees. At the start of each level, you have 1 or 2 workers who you direct to do various things ranging from collecting resourses to constructing and upgrading buildings or gold mines. You also have to contend with bandits trying to steal your resourses. There are the familiar characters of Medusa, Cerberus, Cyclops, and Pegasus who help get rid of the minotaurs, ghosts, rescue sheep and move rocks to aid in the journey. If you find all the puzzle pieces in levels .1-.10 you can put the puzzle together and unlock a bonus level. Nice forth entry of the series and overall it's a very enjoyable time management and if you're a fan of the genre you should pick it up.
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