Nice hybrid of Frenzy and road building TM games
This is a "road building" Time Management/Strategy game much like Royal Envoy or the Time Builders series, but with elements of the Farm Frenzy series as you can take raw resources and process products from them (e.g. harvesting wheat and sending it to the mill to get flour).
I found it very addictive and kept thinking, "Okay, just one more level and I'll go to sleep..." and playing for another hour. ;) There is a timer and you can't disable it but it's VERY generous. I like that there's 2 levels of additional challenge: finish in gold time, and accomplish the special level objective to collect unique awards. There are also numerous, pretty upgrades that can be bought for your farm to improve its appearance.
My only complaint is that the level of challenge is a bit uneven. You go through several easy levels then hit one that requires many tries to attain the gold time + award. (This is irrelevant if you are just trying to complete the level though, that is consistently easy.)
November 30, 2011
Slow game play
I did not like this game at all. The music was annoyingly twangy. You can't chain actions - for example, when you send out the worker to do something, you can't click ahead to have him do the next thing. You have to wait for him to return home and then you can click on the next action, wait to return home then click on the next....etc. This was a deal breaker for me. I didn't even finish the free hour. One last thing, there is only one skill level to play and by that I mean if you want more relaxing play or more challenging you can't set it to what you want.
January 13, 2012
Harder than it looks
It looks quite easy, but if you are to complete the challenges within the time limits and obey the requests from the chief, then it needs some tricky working out when to do what and who to hire or not hire.
I am still trying to work out level 70 and I believe there are 99 levels in all.
February 12, 2012
great with extra awards and lovely graphics
Really love this game. You can play through with or without reading the messages on the sign posts, but the awards for paying attention to them are worth it. On the way you get to build your own farm. Careful planning on some levels is really needed.
December 5, 2011
I love this game
I first had this game for my iPhone, and it is completely awesome. It is a great example of this type of time management game. Totally worth trying and then buying!
February 24, 2012
Disappointed...would hve been fun
I am handicapped, and can't move my hands fast enough to play this game. I was under the impression you could either play it timed or not timed. I can't get past level 11. :(
Level of challenge is great. I rated it average, for the simple reason it is so repetitious watching the characters run back and forth, that perhaps it is good thing I can't go any further. Not fun for me at all.
I research my games before I buy and I read that you could play it un timed. Of course the free trial never gives this information.
In all fairness, the graphics are great. I love strategy games that make one think.
It would be nice if you could hire more than two workers. If they make a sequel with options to turn off the timer, I'd go for it. for me it was a waste of my money.
Could be a great game if given a choice to turn the timer off. I'd recommend it for anyone who isn't challenged.
August 11, 2012
I love this game and play itt daily, do hope you are going to have pioneer lands 2 I'm wearing this game out.
November 15, 2011
Want a daily brainteaser?
I have been checking this time of stategy game out for awhile, and of course I got caught up with the upgrades and trying to get an A+ on each level. I'm still not completely finished with the game, but I love that I can come and go. I have to admit there are still some levels that I've gotten stuck and unable to complete ALL of the challenges, so I went forward hoping that coming back would make it easier...it's quite challenging on some and wonder who gets stuck on which level and if it varies. If you're looking for a game you can come and go and play or even just play throughout a day that's long but makes you think really hard, and you like little perks such as additional ways to winning the challenges, this is an interesting one. I, also, like the little video scenes they're cute and funny.
November 29, 2011
Great Game but no challenge
Good graphics, nice upgrades on the farm, but it is a little slow would have been nicer if the speed was faster, and the difficulty higher.
December 22, 2011
This could be a really nice game, but it is slow slow slow. You have to wait for your character to complete it's task, go all the way back to the house through the windy paths, only two workers are available and it is pretty much the same things over and over again.
January 16, 2012