Smurfs’ Village Review: The iOS Farming Game Gets A Splash of Blue!

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There’s a new Smurfs movie coming out soon. CAPCOM then thought what better way to market off of that with a brand new game?

Smurfs’ Village (FREE)

“Gargamel found the Smurfs’ village and scattered the Smurfs far and wide. With Papa Smurf’s guidance, it’s up to you to build a new village for the Smurfs to call home.”

“Based on the original cartoon and comic art, players begin the game with only a single mushroom house and a lone plowed plot of land. From there, things quickly progress, allowing players to build specialized houses, elaborate gardens with colorful crops, bridges to span running rivers, trodden paths, and more.”

Features

- Creativity is your only limit, build a complete Smurfs’ village from scratch
- Play with your favorite Smurfs including Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and Jokey Smurf
- Purchase Smurfberries via in-app purchase to speed up the growth of your crops and village!
- Play mini games like Greedy Smurf’s Baking Game, Papa Smurf’s Potion Mixing Game, and Painter Smurf’s Painting Game and unlock additional bonuses
- Connect with friends through Facebook and send gifts to your friends’ villages
- Play offline… manage your village anytime without having to connect to the internet.
- Retina display graphics

The game is really fun to play. It’s probably the cutest farming game for the iPhone. With retina and iPad displays support, our blue friends look eye popping. The IAP system isn’t too aggressive on this one just how I like it.

There’s Facebook connect to visit your friends’ villages and exchange gifts with them. The buildings you build not only get you XP and coins, but they actually have minigames you can play at least once a day. Should you decide to play more than once a day, force crops/building to finish faster, this is only where the IAP part kicks in.

You know you’re curious about this game. I’ve been playing a LOT of iOS farming games, so trust me when I say you HAVE TO play this game :)

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  • ConsumerPower

    This game is a rip off and a fraud. My child racked up £110 without my authorisation or a password in sight. Have complained to Apple, Capcom and put all transactions into dispute with my credit card company. I suggest others do the same – just phone your credit card company and say that you will not pay. Since it’s only consumer power that will stop this kind of blatant rip off and the consumer credit act is your friend.

    • Jenny

      You can turn off in app purchases in iOS.

      You can only blame yourself, the iPhone remembers your password 15 minutes after you put it in, so if you put in your password, then hand the phone to your kid, expect that they have access to IAPs. Its NOT the fault of the game.

    • Jenny

      You can turn off in app purchases in iOS.

      You can only blame yourself, the iPhone remembers your password 15 minutes after you put it in, so if you put in your password, then hand the phone to your kid, expect that they have access to IAPs. Its NOT the fault of the game.

    • Anonymous

      This is not blatant ripoff. It’s not ripoff at all. You need to first stop
      IAP and then learn how to control your child as he plays. Consumer’s
      knowledge is what will stop this. I suppose you can call that power.

    • Nick

      Actually it is a rip off as Capcom could have prevented this. There will most likely be a class action law suit since they did not originally put the disclaimer there that it was real money not fake money within a virtual world. My assumption is that both Capcom and Apple with get sued for this game. Capcom would have known about the 15 minute time frame and could have put protections within the app against it from happening. Let the law suits begin and capcom will pull the game as they should at this point in time or stop chraging outragous fees which under law I am sure will be considered a case of conscionability in contract law but most reading this won’t understand what that means but there is definately a legal case.

    • Anonymous

      This is not blatant ripoff. It’s not ripoff at all. You need to first stop
      IAP and then learn how to control your child as he plays. Consumer’s
      knowledge is what will stop this. I suppose you can call that power.

  • ConsumerPower

    This game is a rip off and a fraud. My child racked up £110 without my authorisation or a password in sight. Have complained to Apple, Capcom and put all transactions into dispute with my credit card company. I suggest others do the same – just phone your credit card company and say that you will not pay. Since it’s only consumer power that will stop this kind of blatant rip off and the consumer credit act is your friend.

  • Brutus033

    This game is a fraudulent commercial practice: BE AWARE!!! Don’t let your kids play with that scam game!

  • Alex

    Downloaded this ‘Free’ app onto my new Ipad yesterday; my 8 year old who has no idea about my Apple ID or password managed ot have me incur a bill for $110 in a couple of hours completely unbeknown to me. Have opened a dispute with ITunes thinking surely this to be a mistake; aparantly the mistake is mine for being a fool, if I believe some of these postings. Trust me, they have barely heard the beginning of this.

  • Alex

    Downloaded this ‘Free’ app onto my new Ipad yesterday; my 8 year old who has no idea about my Apple ID or password managed ot have me incur a bill for $110 in a couple of hours completely unbeknown to me. Have opened a dispute with ITunes thinking surely this to be a mistake; aparantly the mistake is mine for being a fool, if I believe some of these postings. Trust me, they have barely heard the beginning of this.

  • Alex

    Just to add to my note below; I have followed the ITunes process for a refund request and had confirmation of reversal of charges within the hour. OK, so now I am impressed and all is forgiven on the ITunes side of things. I will maintain, in spite of the developer’s apologies and explanation, that folks can easily wander into this unawares. In my case, I was multi tasking single parenting a sick child and working from home at the same time.

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