Welcome to the world of the Smurfs, where you can build a new place to call home safe from the villain Gargamel. The game starts with a house made of a mushroom and a single piece of land. From there, players can add gardens with funny crops, open tailor shops for clothes, and develop unique houses. There are several mini-games including a baking game with Greedy Smurf, a potion mixing game with Papa Smurf, and more. In-app purchases include Smurfberries that help the village and its crops grow faster. The vivid and colorful graphics have the cutting edge retina display technology. Invite friends to join you or send them treats through Facebook or the game’s community center.
Fun elements of Family Farm Seaside
A quick and simple download will have players growing more than 200 crops on a farm near a blue ocean. Players start by planting and harvesting each crop. Once the crops are harvested, they can be sold daily to farmers around the world. Make a profit from the sale to use for more seeds and food for your animals. There are a variety of farms animals that have to be taken care of. Authentic sounds found on any farm can be heard during the game. To add more variety, there are more than one hundred achievements and special missions to engage in as you try and sell your crops.
Comparison of the two games
Smurfs’ Village has all the elements for building a town with citizens, stores and mushroom homes that would be found on the cartoon show. The mini-games show each of the most popular characters engaged in activities they are known for. The ability to move from one part of the village to the other is agile. The interaction at the tailor shop allows players to sew hats that are added to the collection. There is a ‘Rarity Shop’ that will have items randomly added for players to purchase.
Family Farm Seaside is realistic with its theme to buy seeds for a myriad of crops to grow followed by planting them. You can let them grow at the pace set by the software or purchase in-app items to speed up the process. Being able to fill orders that come in every day from players or neighbors makes this a game that requires regular play. Just like a real farm, you have to grow robust items to sell or go bust. There is a Facebook feature that connects friends and family to join in on the fun.
These are very different kinds of games in theme and in activities. The Smurfs’ Village is more of a build a city concept, while Family Farm Seaside is just a small area. Both have buildings and people as they keep you busy with a plethora of responsibilities. The latter requires a daily check-in so orders do not fall behind. However, the former can go several days without any interaction. Both games are a fun way to spend your time. They can also be addictive as you become attached to the characters you work with.