Astro Ranch Review
- Lots to do!
- Colourful visuals.
- Slow gameplay may not be to everyone's taste.
As farming simulators on the iphone go, this is a very good entry and worth the money if you're a fan of the genre.
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Space farming! Oh no, we're not talking about mining asteroids, or growing some kind of moon cheese, but a farming simulator... in space! Astro Ranch has your farmer crashlanding on an alien planet, who then has to harvest crops and lifestock to earn enough money to repair their shuttle and send them home.
Everything is done by the touch of a finger. Walking, selecting farming implements, buying new seeds, and equipment, and even talking to the locals. When you start off, you don't have much at your disposal, but as your farm grows, so will your options (just be sure to keep an eye on stock prices to earn the most profit). If you need a break from farming, there is heaps to do, from fishing, to prospecting, and running errands for others.
Astro Ranch has a simple 3D look to it, with lots of colour. It does look a bit ugly, but its functional. The sound is average but you can use your ipod while farming. Alongside everything there is to do in the game, there is also downloadable content for aesthetic purposes, as well as the ability to mail and send items to friends.
Astro Ranch is a game with a good sense of humour and a lot of content. If you enjoy games like Farmville or Animal Crossing, you're going to be spending a lot of time in this game. For others, the slow buildup of your farm might not be enough to keep you interested.
DescriptionTHE FARMING GAME THAT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD...Grow crops, raise livestock and then kick back, go fishing or make friends with the locals. All this and much, much more…
"Astro Ranch really is a throwback to some of the console gaming’s best moments. 4/5" TouchMyApps.com
"a title capable of going toe-to-toe with Nintendo's finest at a fraction of the cost. 8/10 SILVER AWARD" PocketGamer.co.uk
"a game with superb depth and detail. 83% GOLD AWARD" mobilegamefaqs.com
"I had a great time visiting Astro Ranch. 4.5/5" Touchgen.com
"one of the best simulation games so far. If you’re a fan of Farmville then this is definitely a good pick up." AppAdvice.com
* THE ADVENTURE BEGINS *
Blasting off from earth, Sindy and Max the intrepid Starlight twins set off for an adventure beyond the stars. Watch out! Disaster is close at hand! As the twins fight for control of the rocket irreparable damage is done to the control system. Now the rocket is on a collision course with a strange alien planet and only one escape pod remains…
* MEET THE LOCALS *
After surviving the crash landing you find yourself alone with only your damaged robot dog Rusty for company… or so you thought! The crater in which you’ve landed is occupied by a variety of aliens, some more friendly than others. You’ll soon get to know them and they’ll even offer you work if you can find the time!
* BUILD YOUR RANCH *
Astro Ranch features a large variety of alien crops, animals and tools to help you build the ranch of your dreams! Watch the stock market daily to ensure you get the best price and as you gain experience purchase the many upgrades that are available to help productivity.
* MINI-GAMES *
After a hard day working the land there is nothing better than being able to relax with a spot of fishing! Your ranch has a number of great fishing spots and a wide variety of alien fish to catch. Fishing not your thing? Why not try gold panning down at prospectors creek, or the ancient alien game of tree shaking!
* SHARE THE EXPERIENCE *
Astro Ranch has a host of social features powered by Scoreloop and Facebook that allow you to share your game experience with others. You can send letters, gifts and galactic chips to friends; compare ranch values and boast of your achievements on Facebook!
* KEY FEATURES *
• The first ever space themed farming game.
• Amazing alien world bought to life with awesome 3D graphics.
• Ranch management and quest based game-play.
• Wide variety of alien crops, animals, tools and upgrades.
• Fishing, gold panning and tree shaking mini-games.
• Social features allow you to connect and compete with friends
• Customise your game with downloadable clothes and décor (additional cost)
Do you think you have what it takes to build the best space ranch ever?
Download Astro Ranch today and blast off into an adventure that’s out of this world!
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