Review Heroes of Kalevala
Fascinating mixture of arcade and strategy
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 14 Jun 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Heroes of Kalevala is a very exciting game from the 10tons Ltd studio which successfully combines two genres - a strategy and an arcade of the category of "three in a row". The main challenge here lies in the fact that you need to build a large village, put more houses in it, and provide local residents with an opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of natural resources. The feature of the game is that you absolutely don't need third-party funds for the purchase of building materials, the development of agriculture and forestry, as well as for the beautification of the area to the delight of your wards.
No, you certainly need money in the game, but they can be earned in the arcade part of the game, and it does not look like a tedious process that you have to deal with for the sake of the prosperity of the village. On the contrary, you will find an exciting game reminiscent of the genre "Three in a row", thanks to which you can both kill time and get rich. The essence of the arcade is that you need to get rid of all the yellow cells that are on the playing field. This happens when items disappear from these cells. At this time, there are new things coming from above, and under the influence of the gravity they fill the void which, actually, doesn't really bother you anymore.
Gameplay of the arcade partIn order to make several identical items disappear, you need to create from them one long chain of three or more pieces. The objects move on the principle of substitution. That is, for example, there is a pair of identical objects in the yellow cells that are in contact on one side (not diagonally), and from the similar nearby object they are separated by something else. You can click on the desired object and then on the one that bothers you, then they switch places, and safely the chain of three identical items will disappear, and the yellow cells below them will turn blue.
Game featuresAt first, this process won't cause you any problems, but with time a black crow will start to fly above the playing field and then you will have to hurry. If you think too long, the raven will be able with the help of some magical powers to repaint the blue cells back in yellow, and you will again have to destroy items in them to get rid of the yellow color. That part of the game in which you are engaged in the construction of the village, looks very interesting, as well.
ResumeFirstly, you should pay attention to the quality of the graphics which really deserves nothing but positive reviews, and secondly, you will be a little bit surprised by the way of the placement of new objects on the map. And it does not matter, whether it will be a house or a tree planted (animation is interesting). The entire gameplay is accompanied by beautiful music attracting to the game. That is probably all that can be said about the game called Heroes of Kalevala, and the rest you can find out just by paying for it, because there is simply no demo version of the game.