Cute and adorable on the surface, strategically deep under the hood. The graphics are clean and colorful and the sounds in the garden charming. I turned off the music after awhile as it became repetitive.
I've completed the first 2 difficulty levels with 3 stars and can tell you this game requires thoughtful planning. Not too hard to get through a level.... but to get 3 stars??? Several times I've watched a Boss drop in the strawberry patch before he starts eating. Or other bugs burn to a crisp as they reach a strawberry bush after passing by a hot pepper! Whew, whatta relief.
Great job by the Devs. They put a lot of thought into this and the small nuances show it. It really is a perfectly balanced game. You just have to learn how to get all of your plants to work together :)
Ok, I'm off to conquer the General level. Gunna bring my favorite commanders, Mr. Cactus, Sundew and the oh so sweeeeet Hot Pepper. Love em!!!
February 10, 2013
Best TD ;-)
Very addicting! ;)
I can recommend it for all Tower Defence fans!,a bit hard on the normal level, need to know tactic for levels.
I get a lot of fun on my Macbook Air with this game!
P.S. please more levels!
July 17, 2012
Tactical garden game Likes Zombies
This game reminds me of Plants vs. Zombies in many regards. I was reading other reviews about it being very similar to some other garden defense games, but I have never played those. This game is very cute & not as easy as it seems. Although, I love a game that challenges me - so this is PERFECT! The game runs smoothly & has great graphics!
I am SO thrilled that Big Fish Games has put out a game that is NOT a hidden object game!
I recommend this game - a fun & super cute game!
May 11, 2012
I love tower defence games!
It's a very funny tower defence games and I like this tipology of games!
I hope that a large number of these games will be created.
(sorry for my english) ;p
May 4, 2012
An amazing Tower defense Game!
This game is very fun! It immediately captured my attention and I couldn't stop playing it. It has 3 levels of challenge, one that's fairly easy, another that is challenging, and the third that it CRAZY hard! But they are all fun. The game lets you choose from a wide variety of plants to defend your garden and gives you special items to use as well! So if you like tower defense and are looking for something fun to do then get this game and have hours of fun!
PS - The christmas edition sequel is even funner with new levels, and new special items!
December 25, 2012
Perhaps a New Classic
Tower games are my favorite type of strategy game, and IMHO "Garden Rescue" is one of the best. The three difficulty levels make for a long-term challenging array of possibilities (with the options for completing each level successfully becoming narrower with each succeeding difficulty level). The storyline may be a bit lame for some, but personally, I enjoy a game's challenges most, with storyline taking a back-seat to strategy and challenge. I have played this game over and over again, which to me is a sure sign of a well designed game.
September 23, 2012
Addictive garden-themed tower defence game
I really loved this game. I haven't played Garden Defence or other similar games - which I'll now seek out - so it was new to me. The levels of difficulty are well-judged -- the lowest level is pretty easy and the highest, General, a genuine challenge. It took me three weeks to complete on General getting three stars. Any game that lasts me longer than a week is something special. I like the speed control so the levels are about planning and not just how fast you can click. I'm so into the game I'm still looking for challenges, like completing all the levels without conveyor belts without using the prizes dropped by defeated enemies. But be warned, it is really hard to stop when you're close to finding the magic arrangement on a level and you may find yourself playing for hours.
July 24, 2012
I?ve started to play out of sheer curiosity, but as a result didn?t notice when the night had come. All because of those tricky insects!
They use everything to attack ? from glasses and saucepans to metal bottle caps, while we are to think thoroughly how to fit in this or that plant so that the beetles couldn?t come at them.
The background music and sounds are fabby! The beetles produce a terrible battle cry before they attack and they die with an original sound as well! You just have to hear it!
The game is moderately difficult, it has unforgettable graphics and exciting gameplay.
July 3, 2012
Challenging but fun game
This is a game of strategy; its not purely tower defense but has elements of TM & resource management as well.
Controls are very responsive, there's no lag when switching speed. Graphics are clear & crisp. There are 30 levels with 3 modes of difficulty, so replayability is excellent. This game has been compared to Garden Panic, & there's just no comparison; IMO this is way, way better than that game. For gamers new to the genre, it may seem difficult at first, but don't give up, check out some tips at the forum & I'm sure you'll breeze through the game. I love that the plants would attack when they're supposed to attack & the damage on the bugs is constant. In Garden Panic, that's not always true, using the same exact strategy in a certain level may not get you the gold again, which can be frustrating. I also love the fact that you can upgrade your plants immediately without waiting for them to gain experience (this is common in several tower defense games & also in Garden Panic).
When you use the game cursor, it doesn't feel "heavy" or "draggy" but responds as well as using the system cursor & spots are clearly marked on where you can place your plants or put the gadgets on the path.
June 26, 2012
Garden Rescue is more fun than a barrel full of puppies! It has incredible graphics, superb game-play and wide array of plant-weapons to defend your garden. Choose among three levels of difficulty: Play as a Private, Sergeant or General. All levels will challenge your brainpower. Try it ? then buy it! Peace.
June 23, 2012