Though this game is very colourful and and somewhat interesting in some aspects, it seems I was stuck forever on a level before going to the next one, even after surpassing the meager expectations of the goals of that level. Fiona Finch and the Finest Flowers is a time management gardening game, and many players of dash or farming sim style games might find this to be entertaining.
This version of Farm Frenzy could have been so much better and far less frustrating if it were not for those silly time limits and demands put upon the players to finish a level in very strictly allotted time. Sure you get a score for completing a level, but you cannot continue to the next level until you at least beat the silver time limit. So, you might find yourself going through the same level over and over again until you can meet Alawar Games’ demands. For some reason, they keep making these Farm Frenzy games with different themes, but the same flawed set up. Maybe the reason casual gamers and farming sim lovers keep buying them is in the hopes that they change the formulae and maybe let that time limit thing go.
TV Farm is one of the most fun farming sims I have come across in a very long time. You have a small crew working with you, the producer, director, and technician. You get upgrades along the way to boost production as you create new products for various seasons and holidays. You are working under time limits, but they are broken down by grades of gold, silver, and bronze, so long as you get under one of the wires, you still qualify for star bonuses to get upgrades even quicker.
When I downloaded Crop Busters, I did it directly from my game manager, and not from the website itself, so I thought I’d be getting into another farming simulator. Whoa! I sure was surprised when it turned out to be a really different kind of Match 3 game.
We have a young lady who is coming back to take over the family farm, and it is in bad shape, but by using a Match 3 puzzler, you sell various basic plants and other farm goods to build your farm up. The more money you make, the more upgrades you can buy, as well as new machines to create other products one would not normally find in a farming sim. Sure you have the basics, the hen house for eggs, a milk cow, and some apples from a small orchard, but then you get new things, like a beehive to make honey, and a thread spinner to make yarn, and other unusual natural resource items. You also get bonuses from gold and shipping out a certain amount of items in trucks to other towns. Also, some farm animals help you in your puzzles in some ways you would not expect. The hens will tap out tiles for you, and the bees will buzz around the puzzles and scramble the tiles when you reach an impasse.
And here we are with another farming sim! Hobby Farm has a different kind of charm. Jill and Jeremy are on a enjoying their retirement on an island cruise, and on the tour, Jill asks about the rundown island that seems to be a bit undeveloped. The cruise guide tells her it used to be a farm that supplies tropical fruits and other items for the island resorts. Jill has lots of energy for a retiree, and decides to buy that little island and bring the farm back to life. I played this game in both the timed and relaxed version, and I recommend the relaxed version. As you go up in levels, there will be more demands on Jill in growing crops and tending the animals. Not only is there that, Jill makes jellies and smoothie mixes for the resorts as well. Along with the upgrades and some speed boosts, it is a wonder that this spunky old lady can keep up with it all. There is a little hamster living near the farm that loves to gorge on surplus fruits, and some rather demanding goats that supply Jill with some very rich and tasty milk. If you like farming sims, Hobby Farm be just the tropical diversion you are looking for, with steel drums and calypso music in this all-inclusive resorts-farming game.