Super Cute Graphics, Interesting Gameplay
I originally downloaded this game because I saw the caterpillar out of the corner of my eye while I was browsing through some games. He was so incredibly cute that I had to try the game.
I'm an avid Match 3 player, and this is an interesting twist to the match 3 genre. (You actually match 4, but the basics are the same.) This game reminded me a lot of Bejeweled Twist though you get four tiles in a block rather than in a row.
The game started out relatively easy, but it got harder pretty fast. When you're learning the game, the boards are relatively easy to beat, but soon, gnomes start fighting you as you try to clear the garden. If you make too many moves without making a match, gnomes start filling your garden with rocks. You have to make a match adjacent to the rock in order to break it and then progress.
I found the game different, fun, and adorable. It will probably entertain me for a good long while.
November 4, 2012
I Liked It.....but............
This game has a bit of uniqueness to as far as match games go. You actually have to match a GROUP of 4 flowers, centipedes, etc. to clear them off the board and more pop up. Later, although there were no discernible bonuses, there were hindrances, such as the rocks the "gnomes" liked to throw in so you had to work harder and slower and get a worse score.
You see, you can only build you garden after each of 5 levels where you've scored a silver or gold in each level. This is also a timed game. There is a relaxed mode but you don't get the chance to "build" your garden.
Building your garden is pretty scarce material-wise. For instance, after level 10 you have a choice between 2 benches - that's it.
I got bored with the game pretty quickly. Had there been more to offer when building a garden, perhaps the fight with the rocks would have been worth it.
July 7, 2014