FarmVille by Zynga Review
- Fun, simple management gameplay.
- Farmville minus the frills.
- Easy to use interface.
- Of course, you need a net connection to play, so it's not 100% 'on the go'.
- That annoying music loop!
Farmville for your iPhone is a great way for players to access their farm without the need of a PC, but it's no replacement for the full experience on your browser.
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No matter how you feel about Farmville, whether you're sick of it clogging up your Facebook account or if you're a helpless thrall to its addictive gameplay, you have to admire just how much Zynga understands social gaming. Now that Farmville is available for iDevices, you can stay connected almost wherever you are and strangely enough it may even help to ease the stress of staying updated.
A smart-touch system is used to help perform most basic actions like harvesting, planting and plowing while advanced options like shifting objects or using machinery are easily accessed either via the menu or holding your finger down on specific objects. Recently used crops are also easier to select as they pop up on a circular menu when touching plowed areas. Placement of objects can be a bit finicky and a zoomed in view helps, but it's definitely easier to use the website interface for advanced jobs.
Farmville's signature art design for their interface and objects have been replicated almost perfectly, however objects will need to be loaded off the server the first time they're used. It's a shame that frills like having your farmer or dog work around the field are strangely absent for this version of the game, but exclusive bonuses are available for you and your friends who also play via an iDevice.
Farmville for your iPhone is no replacement for the real thing and is definitely aimed towards players already waist deep in the game, but it's still a fun first step for new players.
DescriptionPlow, plant and harvest on the go 24/7! FarmVille, the most popular game on the web, is now available on your iPhone and iPad. Current FarmVille players can access their existing Facebook farm, and new users can create a farm.
- Connect to your FarmVille farm on the web!
- Choose from a variety of seeds to grow beautiful fruits and vegetables!
- Earn coins and XP to decorate your farm or expand your acreage.
- Work faster with vehicles like tractors and seeders, and rear livestock including cows, sheep, and pigs.
- Exclusive iPad/iPhone/iPod items available!
- The more you help your neighbors, the faster you’ll level up.
- Support for multitasking (for iOS4 users only)
- Login to multiple FarmVille accounts using the Logout feature in the Options page
- Work on Co-op farming jobs
- Crop Mastery, Collectible and Bushel Notifications!
- Use your Biplane and Super Combine!
Thanks to all our faithful FarmVille fans for playing and being patient! We hear your feedback and have already put in multiple fixes to speed up loading and gameplay. We’re very much listening to your feedback, so please keep helping us to improve the game by posting on our Mobile FarmVille forums at http://forums.zynga.com.
Zynga Inc. is the world’s largest social game developer with more than 295 million monthly active users playing their games which include FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Café World, Treasure Isle and CityVille.
A Facebook account is required to play FarmVille. Creating a Facebook account is free and you can play along on Facebook at: http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm
What's New in Version 2.7Aloha, Farmers! FarmVille is getting tropical, so grab your sandals and head to FarmVille's new Hawaiian Paradise!!
In this latest update, you can travel to your dreamy new Hawaiian Paradise Farm!
- Leave those clunky coins at home, because the main currency in Hawaii is Coconuts!
- Love the beach? Cultivate your favorite water crops and play with new aquatic creatures!
- 'X' marks the spot! Collect fishing nets and crowbars to discover Buried Treasures!
- Design a tropical landscape at the base of a Volcano! Restore the Volcano's natural beauty and bring your Coral Reef to life!
Plus, we've included some bonus features and fixes based on YOUR feedback!
- 'Complete Now' - Collect gifts from your friends or spend Farm Cash to complete and expand your buildings! Tap any unfinished building to try it out!
- Market Improvements – Tons of fixes for the Market, like preventing most out-of-sync errors when you purchase your favorite items!
- Loading and Stability Improvements - In Hawaii, the waves crash, not your App! Loads of bug fixes!
Love FarmVille? Rate us 5-stars in the App Store!