Smurfs' Village Review
- Simple, Smurfy freemium town management gameplay.
- Faceboook integration for friends (currently buggy).
- Fun mini-games and missions to mix up the gameplay.
- Poor push notification implementation.
- Extremely expensive 'berry' buildings.
Smurfs' Village hasn't quite launched with its best foot forward, but for those who have fond memories of the Smurfs and can't get enough management titles, there's no reason not to grab this game.
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I guess it was only a matter of time before someone realized that the Smurfs lived in a village, 'And hey! What a great idea it'd be if you could manage that little town?!'. So, lo and behold, Capcom have created the official Smurfs' Village and all your usual Farmville-ish obsessions can now be dedicated to defending the Smurfs from their ever present nemesis, Gargamel.
Much like other freemium farm/town management style titles, you'll need to earn levels through experience earned from farming, building and in a neat twist, from playing mini-games that refresh every few hours. These range from mixing potions for Papa Smurf to helping Greedy Smurf to bake treats for your growing population of general Smurfs. Actions are limited by your population, requiring individual Smurfs to either build or tend to fields, but players can spend 'Smurf Berries' that are earned each day, via gifts or purchased directly from the store to either speed up the process or to purchase unique buildings that provide additional benefits to your village.
Much like the cartoon, the visuals are vibrant and the Retina optimized graphics run smoothly even on large and complex villages crawling with busy little Smurfs. Facebook integration is used to add new friends for benefits, however at the time of this review the feature did not seem to be working. Also, push notifications are used to inform players when events have completed, however no notices were given when crops were ready, causing some to be lost needlessly.
Smurfs' Village has the right formula for ensnaring players after a new freemium management style game, but until some features are fixed you might want to hold off on purchasing additional berries.
DescriptionThe evil wizard Gargamel and his ever present cat companion, Azrael, have finally found the Smurfs’ village and have scattered our lovable blue friends far and wide throughout the enchanted forest. Come along with familiar friends, like Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Jokey, Greedy and the rest of the smurf family, as they guide you on a family fun adventure to build a new forest village for the Smurfs to call home.
Based on the beloved classic Saturday morning cartoon, your adventure begins with a single mushroom home and a smurflightful plot of land. Harvest your smurfberries. Build charming huts, special mushroom houses, and beautiful bridges. And decorate your village with colorful gardens, lights, flower chairs, hammocks and more!
Create a Smurf ID for a secure way to add friends, explore and rate villages, and get a chance to become a Featured Village!
FAMILY ADVENTURE - Build your very own Smurfs' village and create a new home for the Smurfs.
PLAY WITH YOUR FAVORITE SMURFS - The entire Smurf Family is here! Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Lazy Smurf, Baby Smurf, Handy Smurf, and Jokey Smurf.
HARVEST SMURFBERRIES - Use in-app purchase to speed up the growth of your crops and your blue village
SMURFY MINI-GAMES – While your village is growing, play multiple mini-games like: Greedy Smurf’s Baking Game, Papa Smurf’s Potion Mixing Game, Painter Smurf’s Painting Game, Lazy Smurf's Fishin' Game and a new free Handy Smurf minigame to unlock additional bonuses.
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS – Share your Smurfs Experience on Facebook and Game Center and send gifts to your friends' villages.
PLAY OFFLINE - Manage your village anytime without having to connect to the internet.
Long time love!
"I’ve been playing since 2011 and I still love it all the same. Keep up the good work and thanks for listening to your community!"" -SugarRushCandi
Best Game ever made yet
"We have played the Smurfs' Village for years. With every update, it gets better and better." -Rooroobooboo
"Thoroughly enjoyable game. Relaxing, stress free. Simple, smurfy fun. I’ve been playing for years. Love it." -islanduder
All ages! Three generations in my family play Smurfs' Village and LOVE it. Easy for kids, interesting for adults. To the Developers: Very Well Done!" -Turbo444
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What's New in Version 1.97.0A whimsical, fantasy themed update!
• Wizard Smurf weaves his way into the Mountain Village with his hut and exclusive, magical items!
• New Independence Day Fireworks including Rain and Triple Decker explosions!
• The evil witch instructor Miss Snarly now in Mega Mystery Boxes!
• Help your Smurfs create the great Smurfs of the Round Table Wonder!
• Multiple new fantasy themed items to decorate with!