The residents of Hellas’ plan to surprise the goddess Demeter with a rich basket of food went sour when a hungry kitten devoured the whole meal. Not only did this make Hellas furious, the powerful goddess now seeks to punish the innocent citizens of Hellas. Can you help Megara set things right in this new Time Management game?
On the surface, this new game from JetDogs Studios looks like a spin-off of the famous 12 Labours of Hercules series – given that both is a take on Greek mythology. Although in a way Adventures of Megara: Demeter’s Cat-astrophe is sort of a sister series, it pales in comparison to the Hercules games. In fact, this might be one of the weakest games in the studio’s usually-strong portfolio.
For fans of Time Management games, Adventures of Megara: Demeter’s Cat-astrophe offers absolutely nothing new to the table. The gameplay is very predictable and even with challenge level that progresses with the game, it is not enough to rejuvenate life into this ho-hum game. Not to mention that some challenges that get added along the way are beyond frustrating. Many tasks require frantic clicking, which is both tedious and takes the joy of the game.
If you think you might be able to relax a bit and enjoy the game in an untimed mode – then you are in for bad luck. Adventures of Megara: Demeter’s Cat-astrophe only lets you play in timed mode, which is unacceptable in 2020. Another rather “annoying” feature is the jigsaw piece collectibles, which can be found during the level. However, they are not properly collected unless you earn the full three stars on the level. These jigsaw pieces are used to unlock the game’s six bonus levels, which means that you cannot play these levels until you earn perfect scores on all the main levels.
Nonetheless, Adventures of Megara: Demeter’s Cat-astrophe is not all a letdown. The colorful graphics are at least pleasant and the storyline of Demeter and her rage is quite interesting. This would have been a totally entertaining Time Management game if only its gameplay was better designed and executed.
The Collector’s Edition of the game is also light. Assuming the six bonus levels previously mentioned are only offered in this enhanced version, then the only other features are wallpapers and a strategy guide. Time Management games do not typically contain much extras, but some achievements and extra puzzles will be nice addition.