Mar 16, 2011
User review by JammyCat
I was hoping this game would be like Island Tribe or Jack of All Tribes. It isn't. In this game, you have goals to build things or collect food or other resources. Once you get a garden or fishery going for food, and a woodcutters for wood, you just have to collect things as they are finished. Once you build a wigwam (for Aztecs?), you can add workers to work or to build things. There are blue turkeys that wander around. Although they don't tell you what to do with these, you have to whack them three times by clicking your cursor on them. That collects them and adds to the food goals. I suppose there must be more to do in later levels, but for me it was a yawn.
One thing I didn't like about the game is that you are given goals, but as you complete them, the amount you need is increased. For instance, you start out needing 15 units of food. After you have whacked 15 turkeys, they goal may increase to 30 or 50 units of food. I think there was some way to see the total goals for the level, but the minimum levels are shown on the screen. There is no real tutorial. You just have to grope around to figure out what you need to do.
The graphics are pretty basic, and not even close to some of the better of the genre. You can play in Casual (untimed), or timed mode. I played the game for about 20 minutes, and completed 4 levels. The annoying thing for me was that just whacking turkeys and clicking on logs and apples or fish got really boring. Especially whacking the turkeys. Think of clicking 3 times for each of 50 turkeys. If you have arthritis, this gets painful pretty quick.
When there are so many really great builder/time management games out there, this one seems pretty basic and uninspired by comparison. I gave it two stars because I felt that it might get better in later levels. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt. It's probably worth spending 20 or 30 minutes on to see if it appeals to you.