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Use your mouse in this puzzle-oriented game and save the forest! Plant seeds, grow trees and save the birds from oil. See the forest come to new life as you put matching symbols in rows.
Use the mouse to mark the symbols you want to switch and click.
A and D key to swap the cursor.
Put 3 or more matching symbols in a row to score points.
You can see recipes for plants and trees to the right in the game.
The interface is really bulky, and since this game isn't truly based on an original concept, but a spin-off of the concept used in a million games like it, it's just about unplayable. It's difficult to want to play a game when you can play one almost exactly like it that flows much smoother.
I only made it to the 6th level and didnt get further in 5 tries so the review is based of those levels.
The graphics are simple but effective, except for the smaller icons on the right, some of them i had trouble making out.
The music is soft and relaxing, deeply contrasting the relentless time restriction. Maybe it's the time restriction that's out of place; I don't see the point in having it since later on you're expected to avoid certain combinations, requiring you to plan your moves, and putting a time restriction on that creates a sudden surge in difficulty. The 5 minute limit on every level seems way too arbitrary as well.
But the worst factor for me is not the difficulty or bipolar feel of the game; it's how you're expected to control the flow of the symbols, yet you have no idea what's going to happen when you break a line. I've had too many cases off my row of 4 being introduced to a 5th seed, removing three of them and leaving me with 2 and some useless new symbols. or moving the final symbol into the row of 5 only to have the line next to it collapse, introducing a piece of oil and ruining the whole thing. Difficulty is one thing, but introducing chance and horrible odds is just frustrating.
The issue could be easily solved by letting you see the next 3-5 rows above the playing area before they drop; that way you'll know what's going to happen and can play accordingly.
The controls are a bit wobly as well; i think you would've been better off with a single button toggling horizontal and vertical, although it's a minor issue.
Creatively it's nothing new, maybe except for the introduction of oil symbols, haven't seen that before.
To sum it all up; Calm and tranquil interface suiting the theme of the game (^_^b) accompanied by Random and frustrating gameplay of relentless difficulty (X_Xp)
I couldn't stop playing this! A really addictive puzzle game. Nice job, 10/10!
I want to burn things now
I'm torn...there's something quite enchanting about this game, and in many ways it's a lovely, relaxing way to spend some minutes - but at the same time that bloody music makes me want to punch someone's face in. A perfect summation of why we should respect and value hippie ideals...but keep the buggers away from instruments and recording devices. I'm SOOOOO TENSE now...hahaha (grrrrr!)
If you like these types of puzzle games and the description appeals to you, you should like this game. It is exactly as described. The graphics and motion are clean. The gameplay is very steady. This is generally not my favorite genre. I personally lost interest very quick, but my bias should be noted. I'm also ADD.
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