Build-a-lot: Fairy Tales
Build-A-Lot Enchanted Style
A clever new story line in the building of houses & towns : Fairy tale style. The game ran very smoothely, good sound quality, & great graphics. While it is basically the same as the previous Build-A-Lot games only this time you are building dens, cottages, manors, gingerbred houses, & I'm sure there will be a castle on a future level. (I only played the demo.)
Admittedly I was disapointed that there was really nothing new in the game itself, but since I really enjoy this type of TM game, I'm sure I will be getting this 1 as well.
June 6, 2012
A Great Game in the Series!
I love the build a lot games, and this is no exception. While this game comes nowhere near Town of the Year, it should still provide enjoyment.
A fun, time management game with a brilliant concept as you build destory and manage houses to meet daily goals.
The daily goals were a good challenge because they weren't too hard and they weren't too easy.
There was an option of a tutorial, which I thought was really good.
The games graphics werent' good, but they weren't bad either.
I felt the game should've had a storyline This would've made it a lot more interesting and fun, like Town of the Year.
The Dragon burning my houses. It was very annoying, wasted my time and stopped me from reaching my goals.
Overall, the game was pretty good. If you liked this, you should play Build A Lot: Town of the Year.
June 6, 2012
I love fairy tales!
I have never played any of the Build-a-lot games, but this game was really fun. I am a TM person, but typically play the Dash games and anything that involves serving up some good food. I took a chance on playing this based on the reviews and I'm so glad I did. It was bright-colored, pretty, and cheery. It was just the kind of game I needed for a dreary day. Thanks BF!
Have a fairy day fishes!
June 7, 2012
Fun Time Management Game
My first impression of this game was that it was easy, and that I had probably wasted a game credit. However, after sailing through the first levels at expert level, the difficulty level increased and the game became more challenging. In fact for the first time ever in the TM genre I was almost stumped on level 27. It was fun to figure out the various requirements for each level and also to have a game that I didn't polish off in just a few hours. If you like building type games, hopefully you will like this one as much as I did.
Just one note on visual - is that the colours/game is very "bright" and I found on a couple of occasions that I was getting headaches and bad eye strain.
July 3, 2012
Cute and fun!
Now this was a nice change of pace. I like the relaxing kinds of games and this was surely one of them!
You can choose from four different play modes, like beginner, advanced, etc. The beginner one has the extensive tutorial; it's quite the hand-holder, and almost excessively polite, asking you to "please click this and "please" click that for everything you're learning how to do, but hey, that's totally fine with me!
There is plenty to do and the replay value is increased by having more than one mode to play in.
The time limits aren't crazy and you can unlock casual mode as well. The art is pretty and bright (but not blinding!) It reminds me of the Big Bang West game, which I enjoyed a bunch. There are also cute story-like chapters to follow along with some of your levels too, so that's a nice plus, and you've got fairies as your workers. (They look more like butterflies!)
Sounds aren't too bad either. Nothing spectacular but I read that most people just turn them all off anyway. I'm a fan of playing with the music on unless it's totally unbearable; this was rather mild and pleasant.
I definitely like this game and it was worth the discounted price (I'm not sure which coupon I used to buy it, but I used a coupon! Not sure if I would pay full price for this one but I wouldn't mind too much about it either, honestly!)
June 22, 2013
Build a lot with a new twist
I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed with the Elizabethan version, but I am very pleased with this one. Challenge level made me play some levels over again and the sense of humor was fun.
There are lots of levels and solid game play.
June 29, 2012
Ok but alittle boring
It starts out fun but I think it gets a bit boring as the game goes on. I also found it very hard to get gold to make houses and such. Okay game but I wouldn't buy it.
June 27, 2012
It's timed. Otherwise, I love it!
I can't play timed games, I played the demo and the time allowance was so good I thought it was one of those you just get points for coming in under a certain time. None of the reviews I read said it was timed only, and it was a DD, so I bought it. Nope, eventually it gets to a point I can't get past. But the art is beautiful and I really enjoyed playing. Nothing new here, but it's nice to play something bright and pretty once in awhile.
June 19, 2013
Very much as the other build- a-lots, one or two new ideas, a dragon sets your house on fire and fairies flutter around building. It is a very pretty game but not sure its worth paying out for what is just about like the others in the series.
June 6, 2012
Could have been better
I was a little disappointed with this game. Since it is fantasy based I was looking forward to trying it, but didn't even finish the trial.
I thought the game play was challenging but boring. It was pretty much building & demolishing & putting out fires by the dragon. The dragon just irritated me because just as I was about to finish the level he would come along and set my most expensive house on fire. It was frustrating because there was no way to kill him or protect against him, which would have made it more interesting.
I play a lot of TM games and it is one of my favorite genres but this one will be a pass.
By the way, the fairies don't look like fairies to me, they're butterflies. Also, where are the inhabitants of all these dens, houses & manors that are built. This would have added a little flavor to the game.
Sorry Build A-Lot fans.
June 6, 2012