I have been playing this game for over five years and I honestly think it is the best farming game of all. The game has so many facets beside just the farm part. They have yacht races, little mini games, the ability to join coops and chat with friends and so much more. I have always given the game a five star rating and still would except for a couple of issues that really need to be addressed. The major problem I have is the lack of land to design our towns. The game has the cutest decorations and the designers are constantly adding more, they do give land expansions but never to the degree that the towns don’t look cramped. Many of the buildings are too big and take up a lot of space. The solution they came up with was to store the buildings,but if you do you need to give up farmland that the building enables you to have. A total non solution. The same problem with lack of space is in the zoo too. They have lovely trees, bushes and flowers but can’t really enjoy them all because of the space problem.I would much rather see less new decorations (even though I love collecting them) and see more (many,many more expansions). If it’s impossible to add more expansions, than give us islands to decorate. Since the decorations are usually themed having a little cowboy town, or prehistoric village etc would be a perfect solution. There are a few other minor issues, but the lack of land is the reason the game gets a four from me on my latest review.
Love this game, but.....
This is probably my most favorite game I have ever played! It is super addicting! There is so much to do, farming crops, making things like bread, pizza, donuts, popcorn, etc etc. you build houses, and other things to expand your population. You have animals and factories that produce several things. My biggest complaint is that they try and make you spend money. I have another game from playrix and it is the exact same as in you will stay stuck on a level for a very long time, like 30 tries, which gets frustrating and to get an extra 5 moves you have to use 900 coins but when you beat a level you might get like 56 coins. Now back to township, things take real time like an hour to make pizza, or 12 hours to grow rubber tree, real life hours. You get cash for fulfilling orders, however it goes in this piggy bank that you must then purchase for real money? It is hard to play without spending real money, and it’s like they purposely make it like that. Another thing, in order to build buildings you need supplies. Like drywall slabs, nails, windows, and bricks. When you fill train orders, trains bring you back building supplies. You will have 1 drywall slab, 30 windows, tons of bricks, to build things you need 10+ drywall slabs, so then your population does not grow, which prevents certain things from happening. I truly love this game, it can just be frustrating at times, especially if you don’t spend money.
This the cutest game ever! So addictive
by paint cup
I absolutely love this game! So many fun activities to participate in. I have been playing less than a week and I just can’t seem to stop playing. Hours fly by before I realize it. It’s my kind of game with no shooting people. You get to build your own town. You feed the animals, grow the crops, produce goods, build homes, businesses and community buildings. Then within the game is a zoo where you can you populate, feed the animals and the guests who come to visit. Then..there is a regatta where you can complete tasks to win items for you town. So much fun. I never get bored. Filling trains, planes and helicopters with food and goods and sending them off. I could go on and on about all the fun things you can do within this game. What really tips this game over though is the graphics and animation or what ever you call it. I could watch my little towns people all day driving cars, and trucks, walking with sign boards, juggling clowns, joggers street dancers, cutest thing ever! Can’t recommend this game highly enough.
I don’t know if the company reads these reviews but if you do, you really need to add a craft brewery to the mix. You could grow the barley and hops and culture the yeast, then brew the beer. Different beers would require different types of malt ( so you could add a malting plant) so fun.
by Commander Adama
Been playing for awhile now. Patience is a must, unless you want to spend extra real money on in-app purchases. Even if you make some extra purchases, it still takes time to accomplish a lot of things, like what a lot of other reviews say.
I deal with that by going into the game a couple times a day to get some things started, and finsh up other things I got started a time or two back. So in other words, it's not a game you can just live in....you get some things going and then go away for awhile. It is true that filling the plane can be a challenge at times. It is a game, so everything that is in it won't always make total sense, but it is fun. If the makers are listening, there is one thing that is a bit irritating. The special events that take place (e.g. the airshow, holiday thingy and such) at the event area. I know it is up to the player whether he\she participates, but there should be a way to opt out of an event. I tried to get out of the pastry event a while back, but by hitting that silly bouncing arrow i ended up with another button on my screen for the events duration, and constant hints that I should push it. I did not do the holiday event, but until it is over with, I have to see the bouncing arrow......sigh. How about a way to just say no, and escape the arrow. Thanks though, for a fun game.
If you want a game that you can play once or twice a week, this is not the game for you. If you enjoy building, sharing, and generally trying to see what you can accomplish (theoretically that is), then this game may be the one for you. It's additive though, so be sure before you download it. It's fun and very entertaining. I have never played a game like this one, but I'm glad I found it.
One of the best things that I discovered was how fast and easy issues are resolved. I have had one issue, I contacted the developer and immediately received a personal message explaining how to fix the issue. Most developers aren't accessible and none are accessible immediately, but this one is. So download if you dare and come on in. Build your city and make new "friends". It's great, but completely addictive!
I wrote the review above many months ago and I love this game more now than I did when I wrote the review. I love the co-op aspect of the game the most! I have made true friends in my co-op. I suggest though if you join/create a co-op, don’t do it just to win the regattas, although that’s fun too. Do it to find people around the country and the world that you can connect with and enjoy chatting with. The game is fun, but the co-op aspect is awesome! Enjoy yourself and always remember....it’s a game!
Cute &fun could use a few tweaks
Game is cute and fun but ultimately could use a few adjustments. Some items take way to long to produce from grow time of crops to making each material to making the final product some take over 20hrs. I understand having some challenge in the game. 20hrs or more for grow and production is hard for more than 1-2 items. I start on my plane immediately after last leaves. I make use of the market to buy items to help production and at times it’s still not enough. Sometimes I am trying to prepare for a plane order and trains come in and I’m producing the wrong things for it. It would be nice to be able to rearrange or remove things that haven’t started making to get orders done quickly. I try to always be making things in all factories animal sheds and fields. Some adjustments being allowed would be a much appreciated in game play. As some items take as I said a long time sometimes also in prep for plane I make many more than needed as we have no number count only type of items. Last week I was not going to be able to complete my plane in time but thankfully someone was able to help me. Again it comes back to items in which take more than 20hrs to produce start to finish and having been stuck producing other things before I could start on ones I needed. Adding the ability to adjust items in factories or remove some to make what it’s needed sooner.
Incompetence is rampant in the managers/proprietors of this app
The game of every player of this game has been compromised this week by Playrix. Players who have invested money in the game are inexplicably seeing their money disappear, some haven’t been able to even log onto the game in days, others are able to log in yet unable to see their own towns or see the towns of other players. This latter detail prevents us from making progress in our game. Once a day, we get a message from Playrix saying that they are aware of the problem and it will soon be fixed, later in the day we get another message saying it HAS been fixed, yet nothing has been fixed, nothing has improved. I could go on and on about the myriad other ways this is affecting players. The fixes the people at Playrix recommend has thus far caused many to lose all their game progress and all the dollars they’ve invested, and I’ve yet to encounter one person who has found any improvement in their predicaments with the game after following Playrix’s instructions. We have been offered no compensation for any of this thievery, either. Playrix is proving to be a disgraceful and incompetent company. Do not invest any of your time or money in any Playrix games, as I and many others are now regretting we ever did.
Turtle Speed and Co-operation and painful minimum wage
I am going to make it clear, this is not a fast moving game. DO Not spend game cash on balloons or treasure! Someone taught me this valuable lesson. This game is about taking your time and find good people to help you build your city and theirs, otherwise you won’t succeed. If Township offers an extremely great deal for cash, than buy some in game money, not coins. Also, use wheat early on as your main source for making money. Between bread and wheat, think of it as cheap free coins. Don’t spend carelessly or you will get stuck and frustrated. Don’t build what you don’t have cause your barn is limited on space, and it doesn’t expand often. Take your time. The game can be slow, but if you are kind to others and help them, they will help you. This is not a solo adventure if you want to succeed. The reason I didn’t give 5 stars, wish their was a barn icon like the train icon that popped up and showed what’s in the barn. Also, this game’s goals can really drag on. I enjoy it and have met some wonderful people, but really? You could ease up on how long a Pizza takes, by the time you grow tomatoes, cheese, wheat, cows, and etc it begin to grow moldy for me. The big problem, at least give me some better coin amounts in return for doing tasks. I reach a level and you give me 1000 coins but I have to spend 8000!!!
Addictive but frustrating
by Pirate Nan
This is a fun game, requiring more practical everyday planning skills than moving blocks around. It’s addicting, and I find myself treating the animals as if they’re re real (I can’t stand it when the milk isn’t collected and the cows fed on time or the sheep are cold...). You must see the hens’ eyes when the eggs aren’t collected or the feed not put down right away. Hilarious! But there are some aggravating features (bugs?) and some real problems that others have pointed out. Some products have a way of disappearing from the barn. Unlike real life, after you have loaded things on the helicopter they remain in the barn, preventing you from doing other things. But what has me pulling my hair out is that some clocks run during time you aren’t playing, e.g. overnight, while others keep running. Today the deadline for loading the plane with potatoes kept running while I slept, but the potatoes were not growing/timer running during the same time. Same with the factories. Some keep going, others don’t. Very aggravating and a little unfair. And as with all of this company’s other games, they are stacked to try to force you to spend real money. Lots of self control needed if your funds are limited. I like the game, but...
Overall Fun w/some minor boring aspects
Please get rid of Blossoming Boulevard as a “seasonal” game. It’s incredibly boring and the physics aren’t sophisticated which becomes irritating. The last game, the bakery game, was far more entertaining (even though I wouldn’t play it as a standalone game, but that’s just bc it’s not my type of game). Also, The Academy of Industry is pretty useless and really a waste of time and effort at the lower levels. We spend a bunch of time in the mine getting ore and then spend a bunch of time to make the ore into Ingots and then it takes quite a bit of Ingot to get anything at the Academy of Industry and what you do get is so minor it’s ridiculous. To reduce the wait for each train by 5% when it takes over 3 hours for a new train to come makes is a waste of time that you certainly won’t get back with this “boost”. Yes, eventually you can keep increasing that so it becomes somewhat substantial, but the amount of effort and time involved is enormous and that kills any incentive I might have to do this. Please consider revamping the Academy of Industry requirement and returns.
(I started to write a comprehensive review but I switched away from this app to check something in the game and when I came back, the review was gone. So, I will further update this review when time allows, but I wanted to post the above critiques in the hopes that the developer might read and consider them.)