Genre:  City Building

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Walkthrough

Apr 15, 2014

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a city-building / simulation game from TinyCo. In this game, you take charge of the resurrection of Quahog, which has been flattened by Peter Griffin's antics.  Gamezebo’s walkthrough will provide you with some tips and hints that will help you make your town an almost-pleasant place to live.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

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Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Review: Simpsons did it (better)

Apr 15, 2014

The Simpsons: Tapped Out was released for iOS in the first quarter of spring 2012, and later on Android in 2013. Not only has the Springfield-themed city-building game remained a consistently popular download since its launch dates, but it's also one of the top-monetizing free games on the App Store and Google Play.

So it's not at all surprising that TinyCo looked over in EA's direction and said, "Say - look at what they're doing!" before taking pictures and frantically scribbling on a pad of paper. What is surprising is that it's taken this long for a Simpsons-style mobile game to get wrapped up in a Family Guy skin and slapped on the digital market.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

Sadly, the wait hasn't been worth it. With its aggressive panhandling for in-app purchases, long wait times, and (mostly) flat jokes, playing Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is as sad as watching Rupert the teddy bear grow soggy in a torrential rainstorm.

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The Tribez & Castlez Review: History repeating

Mar 13, 2014

A couple of years ago, Russian game publisher Game Insight brought us the prehistoric village-builder The Tribez. In it, we took on the role of an adventurous scientist who helps a primitive tribe rebuild their village. In the new sequel to that game, The Tribez and Castlez, we once again don the scientist's lab coat, this time setting our sights on saving a medieval kingdom. Unfortunately, that change in scope is more or less the only way to differentiate the two games, which means Tribez veterans have little in the way of new experiences to enjoy in the sequel.

The Tribez and Castlez begins with the first game's mad scientist (at least I think it's him; he seems to have grown some hair since then) and his pretty tribal sidekick Aurora touching down in the middle of a medieval kingdom. Actually, they don't just touch down—they crash land Dorothy-in-Oz-like on top of a magical crystal. In one way, this helps the Prince of the realm since it sends a marauding army of greenskins running. In another, it causes problems for him since he then needs a significant portion of his kingdom rebuilt.

The Tribez & Castlez

Being magically transformed from a scientist to a mage, you set out to help the Prince and his subjects by building structures, clearing land and collecting resources. This is where, if you've played The Tribez, deja vu is likely to set in. 

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The Tribez & Castlez Walkthrough

Mar 4, 2014

The Tribez and Castlez is a town-building game from Game Insight. In this game, you build your own kingdom by clearing land, harvesting crops, and exploring dungeons.  Gamezebo’s walkthrough will provide you with some tips and hints that will help you get a good start on making your own fiefdom.

 

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Banished Walkthrough

Feb 26, 2014

Banished is a city management simulator from Shining Rock Software. In this game, you help a group of exiled settlers build up a society in a harsh, untouched landscape.  Gamezebo’s quick start guide will provide you with some tips and hints that will help you survive the cold winters and harsh conditions.

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Banished Review: Feeding the beast of life

Feb 25, 2014

Let’s look at a normal citizen in Banished – we’ll call her Dorothea. Every morning Dorothea wakes up, puts on her best fugue state and drags gravel out of the Earth for 12 hours. Those rocks are used to build roads, which make it faster for citizens like Dorothea to carry more rocks, to build more homes, to house more citizens to mine more rocks.

Dorothea is helping the proud city of Buttsville expand and eventually preserve blissful, self-perpetuated homeostasis.

Dorothea’s son, Peter the Uncaring Maw, gets up every morning to eat the food harvested by citizens like his mother. Peter the Uncaring Maw doesn’t move gravel. He doesn’t herd sheep. He just consumes. What’s worse, for every two Peters there must be one Dorothea conscripted into life as a fisherman just to maintain the precious balance of life.

Banished

Then a plague breaks out. Of course, since everyone is at the docks grilling sole we don’t have enough stone to build a hospital. Now Peter, Dorothea and the rest of Buttsville share a mass grave in the woods because nobody cut down enough lumber to build a cemetery.

Banished is a genius game the way Hannibal Lecter is a brilliant psychiatrist – it’s technically true, but it’s hardly its most memorable quality once you’ve learned about it.

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Cat Story Walkthrough

Dec 27, 2013

Cat Story is a free-to-play time management game where you are tasked with exploring an island upon which your feline explorer has been shipwrecked. You’ll scour the island for wreckage, scavenge for materials, and more to ensure your cat’s story isn’t cut short. Gamezebo’s quick-start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game. 

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Cat Story Review: What's more adorable than cats running an entire village?

Dec 23, 2013

Waking on the shore of a strange island, your first realization is that your friends are missing. Your second realization is that it's time to get to work! Much like CityVille and The Tribez, Cat Story puts you in control of creating a functional town one building at a time. Harvest food, gather resources, and build bungalows as you find your friends and expand the village to take over the island!

Cat Story

It starts with simple strawberry farms and fisheries, the most fundamental things necessary to keep your village alive. You’ll grow basic food products so you can refine them into more marketable items, slowly increasing your pot of gold with each sale.

Once an item is ready to collect, tap the building to take its resources, then tap it again to set the workers on a new task. Quests appear on the side of the screen to guide you forward, instructing you in the ways of wheat production and sawmill construction as well as pushing the story forward with new events and challenges to complete.

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Epic Empire: A Hero's Quest Walkthrough

Nov 22, 2013

Epic Empire: A Hero's Quest is an action/town building game created by Pocket Gems. You battle hoards of bandits, assassins, and other evildoers in order to reclaim territory and civilize it by building revenue-generating businesses. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to bring peace and order to a bandit-infested world.

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Epic Empire: A Hero's Quest Review: Even emperors weren't spared from the hearty in-app purchase

Nov 22, 2013

As the adage says, "Rome wasn't built in a day." Not surprising. Every empire is slow to build up the momentum necessary to become a world-dominating force. Unfortunately, Epic Empire: A Hero's Quest won't hold up your plans for conquest with strategy or army-building. Instead, the game's energy system keeps you waiting for ages between fights. Rome wasn't built in a day, but neither was it built with in-app purchases.

You begin Epic Empire as a wanderer driven out of his homeland by bandits. Tired of running, you resolve to turn around, stand your ground, and give those bandits what for. Gradually, and with the help of friends, you drive pack after pack of outlaws away from their ill-gotten turf. In the place of the wilderness and lawlessness, you place mines, businesses, and other civilized means of generating revenue.

Epic Empire: A Hero's Quest

Epic Empire is essentially a battle / building game. The world is shadowed by bandits and evil-doers, and you need to reclaim the darkness. First and foremost, you must fight. To instigate battle, you enter a hostile patch of land and engage the bad guys within. Victory is simply a matter of tapping on the enemy and hoping you deliver the fatal blow before they hack your life bar into nothingness. When everyone's been driven out, the land is yours for the taking.

Winning fights in Epic Empire has little to do with skill. Numbers are key. When you go up against bandits, victory is only possible if your armor and weapons have been upgraded sufficiently. Upgrading is done by winning loot from fights and then "fusing" the pieces with your equipment. You can also evolve equipment if you find the sufficient ingredients and have coins to spare.

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