Northern Tale is a time management game that is in the same spirit as Island Tribe and My Kingdom for the Princess games. In this game, you assign hammer-wielding Vikings to the tasks of clearing and collecting resources. Click on the bonus levels to aid you in your progress.
After a long journey, the Viking men find that their village has been attacked by an evil sorceress. She has turned the Viking King’s three daughters into creatures. Aid the King by destroying the obstacles set in the way. The game has 45 levels along with 3 bonus levels, so there is plenty of play time. You can also choose between the timed mode and the relaxed mode for less serious game players.
The graphics are pretty standard . I do like the more evil touches. The transition after you destroy evil objects is nice, but the level of detail in the enchanted creatures is disappointing.
Games of all genres should just ditch the repetitive phrases. This game has a few, and all they do is give you another reason to play with the sound off; however, I did like the voices of some of the opening scenes.
So what is really missing from this game is the final confrontation between the Viking and the Sorceress. There definitely needs some sort of satisfying finish. They could have easily developed a mini-game for that final level. It would have also been cool if they had incorporated a chance to defeat the sorceress in the bonus levels.
The real problem is that this game is similar to others. Even the bonuses are remarkable similar. It just lacks the deviation needed to make this game unique.
If you like playing this style of time management game, then you will like playing this particular one. It does have a decent number of levels. But, this game is probably something that you would want to grab as part of a package deal.