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
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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
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
Love Love Love this game
What a cute relaxing M3 game. You basically start off with a farm with nothing on it - then M3 farm items for which you earn coins. You also earn money when you drop the little produce truck off the bottom of the M3 screen and fill it up with the items it tells you to. With the money you've now earned you purchase crops, farm animals, bakery, even a day off. The storyline is simple - build your farm, the scenery is bright, the music fine - I kind of tune it out but the sound quality of it was ok. I was ARGH when the free trial ended so this is on my top 5 list to get. Glam-ma says you absolutely have to try this game.
May 31, 2013
Most Charming Match 3 Ever!
Love this game. The play is fun and interesting, even as the boards get more complex., with more things to do, like drop trucks or gold to the bottom of the board. The trucks then have to collect certain amounts of tokens, and then, with a merry honk, they drive off the board. The animal sounds are so realistic that my dog barked back. Clicking on animals or businesses gives the sounds, even in the loading of the game where corn drops into the trough, along with baby chicks. I especially enjoyed the bubbly but soothing music. All boards play well, not timed and give a sense of accomplishment. No frustrating pieces in corners or playing forever to get some super power-up to clear the board. The power-ups are really fun, especially the bear, who drags smeared honey off the board, along with tokens underneath him. This one is just loads of fun. There are no choices on what you buy, except for your dog, but I don't mind because it just plays so very well.
July 20, 2013
Let me look, what's the rush?
Love this easy, charming little Match 3 on all counts but one ... there are charming sweet scenes behind and between levels but players are (rudely) shunted away from them immediately upon completion of a level. What's the rush? I'd prefer to enjoy those visuals for a few moments, and have the option to click "continue" when I'm ready without the results panel blocking the scene. That criticism aside, I still love this beauty.
April 17, 2014
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
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
STARTED OFF GREAT
This game started off being fun however at 75% of the completion I had already purchased all of the farm upgrades so in order to complete the game I had to finish the game with nothing to do but just earn mega points and nothing to do with them. So the game was finished in order to just complete but after all of the upgrades it seemed just boring to do match after match for no reason. If you are not an avid M3 player then maybe purchasing the upgrades would take you longer. Would I recommend this game yes if you are a beginner and no if you are advanced.
July 31, 2013