Green Valley: Fun on the Farm
A real challenge to finish but well worth it!
It's been a bit since I played this game but I remember it well. It started out simply but as you got further down the game and the farm became more developed the levels got harder to finish. There were a couple times I got stuck trying to make enough matches in the time allowed in order to move on but keep trying - if I can make it, you can too! The little mini games are fun and a welcome break from the intensity of the match 3's - find the sheep & birds hidden on the farm, catch the flying birds & shearing the sheep as they run by, which also becomes more difficult as you move up in levels. The little mini games add bonus points to each level so the more you find/shear the better for you.The storyline is cute and you find yourself sympathetic to the poor farmer because every time he thinks he's got a minute to rest a bit, the kids or wife come up with a new job for him to do. He starts out with an almost bare farm & you help him build orchards, vegetable plots, sheep barns and even a new house for the wife. The music is catchy and it's a game the whole family can play with long hours of fun. I'd love to see a sequel to this one!
May 25, 2012
I absolutely love this game. It is so cute. Don't be fooled by its cartoonish appearance -- the levels become quite challenging. I recommend this game to everyone who could use a smile. :)
July 15, 2012
Fun for the Kids - A guy's review
*review based on completing the full game*
With bright colors, cute characters, comically charged and a rather easy difficulty level, this game should be perfect for the youngest crowd out there. It is clearly targeted towards the kids in its "kids morning cartoon TV" type setting. The high pitch voices and naive narration that might annoy the adults will surely get the attention of the toddlers. Yet I did find myself smiling and even laughing at occasions. Especially the mini-game of "sheering sheep" had some rather amusing details.
Well, the game itself is basically similar to Farmscapes (for those who are familiar with that game) in which you play through levels of Match-3 to earn money to expand the farm. It is not as good, or challenging, but it is not too bad either. You don't get to select how it should look here though.
Graphics are ok, but not great. It looks 3d'ish and everything is crooked and angled for comic effect. The characters look better than they sound. It was actually quite pleasing to see the new elements t the farm getting added throughout the game.
I don't remember the music, and quite honestly I'm not sure I even had it on. The sound effects are typical cartoony and the voice-overs are definitely more pleasing to the kids than the adults.
Game mechanics works nice and everything seems responsive and on target.
I would not recommend the game to adults or serious gamers, but surely would recommend it to the ones who are looking for something their kids or grandchildren can play. I'd probably wait for a daily deal offer though.
June 15, 2012