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Long ago, the Briarey, a multi-armed demon, rose up from Tartarus, stole the Rod of Discord and used it to cause fear and corruption across Hellas. The tiny realm of Olympia was spared, but it needs a ruler who can help it grow from a small settlement into a thriving metropolis. Only then will it be possible to defeat Briarey, recover the rod and restore peace.

Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia is the sequel to Heroes of Hellas. Unlike the first game, increasing population through city building is the primary objective. Attract new settlers by using gold to buy food, buildings and fortifications. The people will rejoice and build a beautiful new palace with elements chosen by the player.

At its heart, this is a tile matching game in which at least three alike hex-shaped tiles must be selected and removed. It uses the same gameplay mechanic as the first game (click-hold-drag-release). When a chained grouping is removed, all upper tiles drop down and more tiles fall from the top to fill in the blanks. A gold coin appears at end of chains containing five or more tiles. These coins match to any other tile and be used to complete or lengthen a chained selection. Similarly, randomly appearing bombs, lightning rings, and hourglasses can be part of a group of other tiles.

Individual screens for puzzle objectives have been added as well as bonuses for reaching those goals quickly (hero, expert and master). Failed attempts can be restarted. Up to five puzzles can be skipped entirely. Special feats (for removing an unusually long chain of tiles, for instance) are rewarded with trophies and displayed in the trophy room.

New are the four level types. The first three are timed, while the last is not. They are:
  • Classic: standard match and removal
  • Locket: Contains several sub-levels in which a piece of a locket must be collected. When the locket is complete, powers of one deity become available to help with future puzzle-solving. Optional mini-games (hidden object or jigsaw) for each god/goddess can be solved to earn gold and unlock desktop wallpapers.
  • Treasure Hunter: A quick-draw type level. Free as many treasure chests as possible in one minute.
  • Puzzle: Logic-based, untimed puzzle with only one correct solution
Charge up a god's powers by removing tiles specific to him/her. In the former game a god's power could not be used until charged completely. In this sequel only a partial charging is required, but not as effective.

Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia features three difficulty levels (easy, normal and hard), dynamic visual effects, an original musical score and sound effects.


Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia Windows A Treasure Hunter puzzle (one-minute madness)
Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia Windows This board has more to it than meets the eye at first.
Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia Windows Scores for each completed puzzle are displayed afterwards. (I got"Hero" on this one.)
Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia Windows The objective of the first level

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Heroes of Hellas 2: Olympia Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Die Wiege Olympias 2" -- German title

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Critic Reviews Nintendo DS 2012 7 out of 10 70
GameZebo Windows Dec 23, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Nintendo DS Feb 04, 2012 6 out of 10 60 Nintendo DS Jan 17, 2012 11 out of 20 55


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