Hard to go wrong with this game
A top-of-the-line match 3 game, with stunning graphics and animations. In many match 3 games, the matching icons are flat looking. These icons are nicely-sized, three-dimensional, brightly-colored, and animated. The screenshots simply don't do it justice.
Too often in match 3 games, you get the same icons game after game. But in Crop Busters, as you buy fantasy buildings for your farm, like a sweets factory, related icons (a piece of candy) are added to the matching games, which keeps the play fresh and interesting.
Each level is different, adding chained tiles and altering the shape of the game board in unique patterns. And sometimes those patterns can be tricky to finish. But each level offers one of four animated "helpers" (earned as you play along) to bail you out of a jam. They include a bear that pulls nine tiles off the board, a hen that pecks away and breaks a stuck tile, a bee that causes the tiles to fly around like a swarm of bees and resettle on the board, and a farm cat that removes all of the fish icons off the board. The helpers refill during the game and can be used more than once.
Game levels also include mini-challenges, such as dropping farm trucks off the board, which you then fill with the requested products. Add in bombs, lighting bolts, and other special effects, and the game is simply a lot of fun: challenging, but not frustratingly hard.
Crop Busters is a great game to relax with. Perfect for all ages. Kids especially will appreciate the graphic appeal and special effects. Let the grandparents play, too. It's a great game to introduce them to using a mouse, and this is exactly the kind of activity recommended to help with retaining memory.
My only negative comment about the game is that there is no customization in designing the farm: you have to add all of the buildings, and they only come in one architectural style, so it's a little ho-hum on replay. But that's just a minor quibble, and the match 3 part of the game is just as good the second time through.
November 13, 2011
Can't recommend this one.
This review is from the trial, and you know how that can be... But I found this one both boring and strange. Don't think there has been a match-3 trial, no matter how iffy, that I haven't at least played through the hour on, until this one. My favorite genre, to obsession.
I am not a fan of adrenaline games, and generally chose relaxed modes. But this game was more than 'relaxed'. The game play was slow, and felt like a 'kachunk kachunk kachunk' kind of action, and the music was trying desperately to lull me to sleep. It very nearly succeeded.
I kept trying to see what it would do as I moved along, but nothing improved. Gave it up and uninstalled with about 7 minutes to go.
If there is a fun game here, I didn't see it in the trial.
January 27, 2012
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Definitely the best Match 3 ever. 3D type graphics are superb. I loved Farmscapes, but this one outdoes it no end. NON-boring. Varieties of items in the match 3 section of game as you progress add to the interest. I agree that it would be nice to be able to have a choice of buildings, as in Farmscapes, but this does not diminish the enjoyabitity of the game. Top marks for this one.
December 13, 2011
Would be great if there was a timed mode...don't see much challenge in getting through obstacles to finish a level when you have all the time in the world...if you enjoy relaxed mode this is fine.
August 21, 2012
Lots of fun, great visuals and I like that the tokens change as the farm does. Enjoyable and relaxing, not overly challenging so good for a complete switch off, which is exactly what I like when I want to relax.
July 17, 2012
Really Cute Game!!
I think this game was offered as a daily deal or a bonus game. In my opinion, it was worth it. A cool match 3 game with sharp, but cartoon like graphics.This would make an ideal game for the family. The different match 3 screens keep it interesting as you build a farm from scratch. This is very low stress and a game that brings comfort....
January 15, 2013
IT IS FUN FOR SOME...
It goes as fast as you want. I made it through level 21 during the hour, which means 79 more to go. There is no time limit, and for the young or just those that want to relax and enjoy this is for you. It is colorful and cute, and you can buy what you want which goes to the board you are playing. It is a complete match three...
I will not be buying it, even at this good price, for I like a little more of a challenge.
March 27, 2013
My idea of a farm is barns and the like - not clothes factories, etc.
December 16, 2011
I've played better games. Graphics are just okay. Did not enjoy it a lot. I've not finished it yet 'cause I find it boring. I should finish it when I'll have absolutely nothing else to do.
November 20, 2011
Cats & Honey - 2 of my favorite things....
This was a simple,cheerful and fun little game. This was my first ever Match 3 purchase...that's how much I liked it.
You start the game with the basic puzzle and as your earnings grow, you can buy upgrades to your farm, which are then added TO the puzzles. As you add product to your farm, trucks appear in the puzzles. These can be loaded with wares and taken to market to increase earnings. Some of the upgrades add bonus tokens to the bottom right corner which can be activated when filled.
There are many awards to earn and add to the trophy room.
There are options for music and sound volume. I enjoyed the pleasant sound effects, just a gentle clinking and a few explosions. Good times.
March 27, 2013