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Extreme Gardening

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rated 3.47 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Simulation - Other
Tags:
memory
hedge
gardening
trimming

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Mar 31, 2010 | 4:06 PM EDT

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Author Comments

HOW TO PLAY:
You have 3 seconds to memorize the hedge shape and 10 seconds to trim the messy hedge to match the memorized shape! Hold the left mouse button down to trim.

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Author: Jan William Nijman (www.slordig.com)
Flash programming: Miroslav Malesevic (www.mirosurabu.com)

Extreme gardening is the extremest gardening game around. Take the role of a beginning garden decorator, and grow into the world famous artist we know you to be.
This game can be seen as a hardcore casual game. It's very easy to play but gets very hard later on. Trim hedges into extravagant shapes, earn medals, unlock minigames, and enjoy the all-beatboxed soundtrack by Joram Walters.

There are 15 levels in total + 3 secrets to unlock!

Reviews


akurei00akurei00

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

eh...

I thought it was both funny and kinda fun in a very different sort of way. It loses my interest quick, in part because I'm on a laptop (mouse speed and accuracy they are not known for) and in part because it just doesn't give you enough time to complete the pictures. Maybe if I weren't using a damn touchpad it wouldn't be as bad. Scratch that - it would. It's just that you have 10 seconds to draw the outline of something you dont really know in the first place. Maybe a little picture in a corner that gives you an idea of what you're trying to shape it as it wouldn't be so bad.

The problem is when you click sometimes it clears a whole lot more than you want to and when you've got the outline but there's a bunch of floating junk all around it, you can't clear it fast enough. It's not that the controls are bad, it's just that the combination of the amount of hedge needing clearing mixed with the time constraints and the memorization of shapes that often have no ryhme or reason make the game damn near impossible (at least with a touchpad).

Overall, I might mention the funny conncept to a friend but wouldn't go out of my way to show them the game. I feel the time constraints are necessary to the 'Extreme' nature of the title, however, the memorization is probably the biggest killer of the enjoyability (if that's even a word) of the game. Simply having a rough, miniature reference could make the game much more enjoyable. Especially since you have to match a hedge at around 90% at times to advance to the next design.


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DroLordDroLord

Rated 4 / 5 stars

More time!

I liked the concept a lot, but there simply wasn't enough time. Even if you had infinite time it would be extremely hard to get gold on a lot of them, and with the little amount of time i spend most of it clicking as fast as i can around the edges. You should drop the timer completely in my opinion, and make this game more of a memorization/skill game compared to what it is now, which is kind of a luck game mixed with the slightest amoung of skill.

In the end though, I still kinda enjoyed myself, but the timer kept me from finishing the game. Well done though!


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SupernaturaltornadoSupernaturaltornado

Rated 3 / 5 stars

It's decent but...

It's an okay game, great concept but the design of the game is very simple, not very eye-catching at all.

It's fun to play and very challenging in parts. The music though was just fucking annoying, it just gave me a headache and just so not right for a game about gardening!


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CunaCuna

Rated 4 / 5 stars

like it <3

I really like this game (cause i like most games concerning nature)
Its the first time i've seen a game where you can cut your trees!

Your idea was really brilliant.
Music ... yeah ... i think that those "ll-beatboxed soundtrack" dont really fit in. Maybe something more natural would be more fitting (like sth. with birds or so)
... as time is an important fact ... maybe the sound should speed up ... but i guess those would get on your nerves, cause all level dont take longer than 15 sec

anyway ... nice idea ... nice old-style graphics ... i like it.


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fentlynnfentlynn

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

hmm

hm this is quite a weird game kinda fun and challenging though