I am thoroughly addicted to Heroes of Kalevala, and have decided to tell all the casual gamers about how much fun this game is. This game can go into the triple digits in levels of puzzles as you get the help of eight heroes and gods of the Finnish epic poem, The Kalevala. You will find each of these heroes has their own gifts and personalities, but when it comes to fighting Louhi and her evil crebain companion, along with other things to stop you, each of the heroes has a different power to offer. Wellamo, a sea goddess, creates whirlpool wells that fight off the tar flooding of the puzzle tiles. Ahti, a sea god, floods the puzzle tiles, and the sea washes away those he has flooded out. Wainamoinen is your sage and bard, and takes out tiles with his music, and even Tuoni, the god of death, has it in for Louhi and her nasty bird. In the process of taking out puzzle tiles and getting aid from gods and heroes, you are building four villages in your search for an item called The Sampo, which will create everlasting wealth. I’ve not gotten far enough along in the game to know if we will ever defeat Louhi not have I read the poem far enough in to find out what the heroes actually did to defeat her, but I am sure have tons of fun along the way to finding out. If you love casual game puzzles and epic sagas, then Heroes of Kalevala is where they meet. If BFG ever takes on the Nibelungenlied in this fashion, I am so there.
Heroes of Kalevala is so not the typical Match 3 game. This involves so much more than popping matching tiles. The story is, your tribe has been suffering from a drought, and the shaman throws the bones. The wise elder deems it is time to move on to more fertile shores, and a team of settlers is sent to the land of Kalevala to set new farms and colonies. Through this game, new villages are built, beautification takes place to ensure the colonists’ happiness, but not all is good. An evil witch, Louhi, and her nasty crow familiar are set on kicking out the newcomers. Heroes and gods are on your side, as they will help you defeat her nasty little bird as it tries to burn down the borders of your puzzles in every level. Each level brings on new challenges, locks, blocks, ice, but they also bring on new tools, like small and large bombs. You have warriors that can throw hammers and such to take out random blocks, and an amazing sea god that will flood the tiles to take them out, which that nasty crow is none too happy about. This addictive game can keep you going for hours, wanting to know what happens next. You will want to keep building their villages, and see who else might show up to help your villagers or hurt them. As I did not really have much time to test out Heroes of Kalevalaproperly, I will let you know that so far as I have seen, Ahti, the sea god, is one your most effective tools in taking out the tiles and Louhi’s familiar. There may be a revisit to this game later, because I know I will be playing it again. It’s just too good to pass up.