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Gardenscapes
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Welcome to Gardenscapes! Rake your way through a storyline full of unexpected twists to restore a wonderful garden to its former glory! Embark on an adventurous journey: beat match-3 levels, restore and decorate different areas in the garden, get to the bottom of the secrets it holds, and enjoy the company of amusing in-game characters, including Austin, your butler! What are you waiting for? Build your dream garden! The game features: ● Unique gameplay: swap and match, restore and decorate the garden, and enjoy a novel storyline—all in one place! ● Hundreds of unique match-3 levels ● Dozens of in-game characters you can make friends with ● A lovely pet that is always there to cheer you up ● An in-game social network you can use to keep up on all the latest ● Different areas in the garden with unique structures: broken fountains, mysterious mazes, and many more ● A community that comes first—become neighbors with your Facebook friends! Gardenscapes is free to play, though some in-game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this option, simply turn it off in your device's "Restrictions" menu. Enjoying Gardenscapes? Learn more about the game! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gardenscapes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gardenscapes_mobile/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/garden_scapes Questions? Contact our Tech Support at gardenscapes@playrix.com
Money spam
by Alokrot on 2019/04/25 09:44
They are trying to corner you, so that would buy stuff.
Scam don’t purchase the points
by best cup ever on 2019/04/25 09:16
I purchased a promo offer the total was $34.23 including tax and got double charged. iTunes was unable to reverse charge because of third party charge. Apple said the can usually reverse a double bill but for some reason Gardenscapes would not allow it. They suggested to contact Gardenscapes. I emailed this company 5 times with no response. Buyer beware this company ripped me off for 34.23 dollars. Now I’m have to dispute the charge with visa. I’ll let you all know the result. Other than that I used to pay all the time not anymore. Buy the way they didn’t even have the morals to at least give me the coin and booster they over charged me for. And beware I only authorize 1 charge and only put my password in once. Sorry it sounds like I’m gripping I just don’t want this to happen to you
Trice’s Pooh 88
by tricey pooh 88 on 2019/04/25 07:50
Smoked joe is absolutely right I have played this game for a loooong time, I bought coins numerous times and it is set up for u to lose so you can buy more coins, I’m on level 1500+ and I have reached my limit. It takes a long time to renovate the garden. And now that I’m on level 1577 I can’t play the game unless I upgrade and in order to upgrade I have to pay to upgrade
Helllo
by nitro. on 2019/04/25 07:37
I love this game
BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD!!!!
by ashly2113 on 2019/04/25 07:04
This Game Is Nothing Like The Advertisements!!! It really is just matching and being a point away from getting what you.
bad
by vov4ik240685 on 2019/04/25 06:44
надоела тупая игра, есть уровни которые так просят ну купи золота, а то не пройдешь!!! раньше было лучше.
Not what it advertises
by chris r t on 2019/04/25 06:29
So on other games I got this game as an ad, and it shows a scene where you problem solve to fix a scene and watch it unfold and as you correctly pick the best tool for the issue in game, it solves itself and you move on. Pick the wrong tool and you lose. This is how literally every ad plays, so I downloaded the game. I was shocked, bothered, and frustrated to find out I was mislead; this game is more of a candy crush clone with simple clicks for playing through a matching game level. If that’s what the game is, fine. Advertise it like that. The developers give no access to play a game solving problems in a scene by correctly picking tools, but they sure spent time making it look like you could. My biggest issue is why lie? Why not advertise the game for what it is? There’s no problem solving, just clicking to upgrade items after you play a matching game. Why lie? Honestly it’s disheartening at best, and humiliating at worst. Shame.
Give us more coins,cash, and tokens!
by Proudmary528 on 2019/04/25 03:54
This game would be amazing if we would be compensated better for beating levels! You charge so many coins to do mundane things, like call someone, or plant a flower! And seriously, when you hold events, like the holiday ones, give more tokens!!!! I have yet to complete a holiday set, and I play for a couple hours a day in my downtime and at night! It drives me crazy! I would give 5 stars, if these things would change, cause the game is great, and fun in general! Very addictive!
Addictive, but....
by Mmc80 on 2019/04/25 03:47
I love the game, it is super addictive and challenging. What I don’t like is that the coins needed to continue a level (if needed) is really out of proportion to the amount of coins earned. It would be nice to have it a little more equitable as far as what you need to “spend” if needed.
Jude
by Sabbath and Emby on 2019/04/25 03:31
Fun game, usually. I agree with previous rarer. Too many stars needed to check mail, call someone, etc. Getting bored with how slow the progress is.
Misleading
by nessyd71 on 2019/04/25 03:28
The ad to get you to play is misleading. I’m still waiting for the choice to pick tools to complete tasks. Love the game. Wish I could get more than one star for a reward. The different areas take a long time to complete.
addicted
by Duranzilla on 2019/04/25 03:13
love this game !! 10/10 recommend
Greedy
by OOBProd on 2019/04/25 02:24
These guys have an interesting addicting game but the rewards are minor. Here’s what happen, you get a challenging game that takes you several attempts and I swear that each time you get close...bam ... they make it so you can’t finish. They wonderfully (sarcastically said) offer that if you want to pay 900 coins you can continue. Don’t fool yourself, they control the outcome that is designed to get you to feel better if you purchase more coin. Like I said they reward you with little so that you are tempted to give in and buy more coins. These guys to me are worse than those casino apps. At least there you know what’s being done to you.
Cannot play
by Barefoot&crazy on 2019/04/25 02:02
The game is made so cleaning the garden is not a possibility! I understand they want us to spend money but there are little to no rewards given that could be put towards moving farther in the game. Every chore is irrelevant and is worth a start but the stars are incredibly hard to achieve! Make the puzzles easier so the actual game can be played!
Okay
by gfhigxdyin on 2019/04/25 02:00
It’s dumb the adds it gives me on my other games is nothing like the game
Like the game but expensive
by Dammannc on 2019/04/25 01:41
I really enjoy playing the game. However, you are greeeeeedy! 900 coins for 5 more plays but earn almost always less than 100 coins when you complete a level. I’ve spent way too much money on this game. I guess that makes me the idiot! 🙄👿🙄👿
Super fun!
by juiceco81 on 2019/04/25 00:58
Really fun and challenging game.
Stars
by Sosebee77 on 2019/04/25 00:57
You could really give more stars for completing one task. Specially when the level is hard
Amazing game!
by 1at on 2019/04/25 00:35
I usually do not like matching games, but this is exception! I have been playing this game for more than a year and a half now, and actually enjoy it more now that when I started. It has a lot of unique features that make it different from most matching games, and there is always more to restore/customize in the gardens. Also the storyline that keeps going in Austin’s facebook-like feed is interesting. I don’t understand the reviews that say you can’t earn coins and boosts - there are ALWAYS events going on that passively give you LOTS of bonuses/boosts to use in levels - a lot of games are pretty stingy with that stuff, but not Gardenscapes. I don’t anticipate getting tired of this game any time soon.
Why not!
by not human ep on 2019/04/25 00:28
Why isn’t it like the adds like you just drag the materials/supplies to the broken house items? It’s not it’s one of those that you only get 1 star and everything is one star then you have to do another to get another star you should get 4 stars at least.! I wish it was like the adds.
great game
by maxliu789 on 2019/04/25 00:12
real great game
NOT GOOD AT ALL !
by Truth Begins Master on 2019/04/25 00:02
The levels are hard and the advertisement is FAKE cos that’s not what the game is. Levels are hard. Fake advertisement. not much to do. AND IT DOESNT HAVE MANY GAME OPTIONS you can only play that candy crush game 🙄 so disappointing.
Needs improvement
by Alimamae on 2019/04/24 23:48
Why not let us keep any power ups we have when we complete a level? Austin needs to spend time working on gardens and repairs and not talking on the phone. If he does have to call someone then they should give him a life or power up for calling.
Annoying but cool
by Lightning grl on 2019/04/24 23:25
The good part is the selection of decor I love ❤️ it. The bad part is that the power ups are so bad and the firecrackers are weak plus Austin is so annoying and treats me like a baby and reminds me a lot ANNOYING!!!!!!
Love!!!
by SpanishRocNY on 2019/04/24 22:36
This game is sooo addicting!! Love the challenges and freebies!
Love this game!
by Buckeyenutz on 2019/04/24 22:17
I have the most beautiful gardens! I work on them in my free time and on rainy days. Austin and his friends are entertaining. It is almost as if I am a part of their world. There are times that I forget I am playing a game.
No Fun Without Dog Training
by Addicted to word games on 2019/04/24 21:26
Too hard to progress without spending real $$, which since they quit weekly dog training, I returned to level 1 and will never spend another dollar!
Vary hard
by 27786)0;86;@7; on 2019/04/24 21:15
I am not great at puzzles but this was stupid because non of the moves help you get the thing it wants I absolutely cannot say I recommend this game. -sincerely Aggravated player
Ads
by breadkittens player on 2019/04/24 20:53
So, its your minigame on your add that got me to download. Sadly i wasted my time by not looking at your app page in the app store. In the minigame you get objects that you use to fix the broken things in the room. It is extremely misleading to see that thats what your showing on the add but not what your doing in the app! I was exited to get a larger version of the minigame witch is what its for, i didn’t want that average candy crush style game! Ive never seen a game quite like the one you showed in the add, i wanted to play that. Its original.
Fun, addictive, difficult, and a scam for your $$
by MACSIDE on 2019/04/24 20:47
This game is truly fun and addictive. I really do enjoy this game.....BUT BEWARE! The puzzles are pretty much preset or already determined with a minimal amount of moves to be able to pass a level (especially higher levels). With an "infinite" amount of guesses to find those moves, it makes some of these levels impossible to pass even with 5-6 boosters. The payout or rewards when passing a level (especially the more difficult levels) is very low. I've been stuck on a super hard level for nearly 3 days. I've used earned coins, a variety of boosters, and different tactics. In some cases, choosing boosters from the start were actually useless or made things worse. I don't plan to pay or buy coins for this particular game, to be honest, as I can see (and from what i've read) that it's just a "scam" for your money. The way the game is designed and setup, you might as well throw your money away. Like other reviews, I will uninstall this game very soon.
Money
by Clardy0810 on 2019/04/24 20:40
This games is all about money. The rewards are minimum and the levels are almost impossible without power ups and stuff which cost money. It’s a waste
Why do I have to pay for updates
by confused05 on 2019/04/24 20:36
Why do I have to pay for updates
Rigged so you have to spend
by Bamfoozeled on 2019/04/24 20:29
This game is so hard at the upper levels that it is almost impossible to win without spending money. And, the wheel is rigged so you only “win” what they allow you to win. When you spin the wheel you can watch it slow down and speed up so you don’t win the jackpot.
Nice game, but....
by Chumly175 on 2019/04/24 19:47
They are out to make money and a lot of it!! Trying to complete a level could take three days and you only get one star and 50 coins!! And to do anything in the game you need stars. Also they only give you five lives and you have to wait about 30 mins to gain one life!!! I was stupid and spent money, but I’m done!! They aren’t gonna get anymore of my money!! What a waste!!
Love it and hate it
by Meg Stick on 2019/04/24 18:58
Love the game love beating levels to achieve stars and expand my gardens but there are times it takes days to beat a level bc of the limited lives. I suggest not starting this game if you haven’t already. As far as the people making the games. The levels with lots of power ups are the best. But there def needs to be more lives available or how the hell do u even play the game? Oh right buy lives. No thanks. UPDATE: the developers say ask friends for lives or buy more coins... but first off I’m not bugging random people. Secondly I’m not spending money on it. I watch enough adds playing it that they make plenty of money. Additionally if you want people to watch the ads they have to play the game. I can’t play the game if I’ve been stuck on the same level for days- weeks. They need to make the game playable. Waiting 30 min for one life? Either make lives more accessible or make the levels easier. In other games u can earn more money, lives, etc to continue playing but in this game u can’t earn more lives. You would think they would want you playing this game all day and watching their ads and making them money. I would gladly spend a day off binging on Netflix and playing this game if I could in fact play all day.
Gardenscapes
by Joy3286 on 2019/04/24 18:48
Really like the game. I do wish you got more stars for beating the levels as some of them are very challenging without boosters. Other than that it is a great game!
Ridiculous
by tieeners on 2019/04/24 18:43
I agree and why is it I have to pay to update the game and like others said one star per a board and the extras always come in last couple moves and it’s just stupid and like I get the garden finished in and area and I still don’t have new section open I don’t know good concept just got to improve some things I got so many things that you could do to better the game
Good game
by MezzoMegOg on 2019/04/24 18:34
This game is a good stress reliever.
Love this game
by Holdit x6 on 2019/04/24 18:05
Very entertaining
Good Game But....
by Catalily31 on 2019/04/24 17:24
I enjoy playing this game but there are a few things that are irritating about it and I have to get if off my chest. The safe that you offer to buy coins accumulated. Why do I have to pay for coins that I obviously earned on my own? That’s not fair to your players at all. I also think there should be an option to have different characters as yourself, would love to have a young vibrant female as a character, it’s possible to still have the Butler in the scenarios but give your customers more options to keep them from getting bored. I also think the coin prizes should be a little larger than 50-60 coins for obviously hard work solving the puzzles that can be difficult . You have a good game here but your customers are going to start to think that it’s only a money racket to get ahead and lose interest .
Nothing like the adds
by 42363774 on 2019/04/24 16:52
Sure it’s an ok game, but one star for those puzzles, come on. The puzzles take for eternity to finish. Yet, you are only rewarded one star. I expunged the app soon after purchase.
Review
by deb 831 on 2019/04/24 16:43
I agree one star per level especially on very hard levels are ridiculous. Just a waste if time and battery power.
Disappointed
by Disappointrd gardner on 2019/04/24 16:21
As the levels get higher, the fun of playing the game decreases as the success in completing the levels are less attainable and few and far between. Would rather start back at the beginning when one could actually fix up the garden again.
Frustrated
by mad222222 on 2019/04/24 15:28
When I first started playing the game it was fun the higher the level the harder the challenge and challenges for every little thing, from phone calls to giving the dog a treat and don’t get me started on the paint cans which I knew was going to be a disaster. Just a bunch of meaningless challenges that get you nowhere. very little stars. it takes me too long to get through the challenges.
Needs changes
by hailey52803 on 2019/04/24 15:28
This game is ridiculous. 1 star for completing a level. Which they make stupidly difficult. The harder the level the more stars you should earn. Then they charge a crazy amount of coins to continue a level if you cant get it on the first try, which happens alot. The one thing that made me download this game in the first place was an ad showing how you need to help save your garden and animals from trouble and so far i have not been able to do that. False advertising. Its just another candy crush with no real rewards It will take you 5 years to get anything done in this game
Is it worth it?
by bkau11 on 2019/04/24 15:17
Hello.... this is my review and I’m talking about this game but you know, I think that this game doesn’t give you a lot of things to decide on because, #1 this game doesn’t give you a lot of power ups and you have to pay 99.99 dollars 💵 ca ching that is a lot of money wasted because you want a lot of money on the game. And whenever I tap on Austin all he says is “oh you 😱 me I mean why not program him to say a little bit more. And I also don’t like how everyone just walks in the backyard with no one knowing that is a little creepy😐😬 you know. One more thing that I do not like about the game I mean the updates take like 10 minutes for it to load. Kay now I will not be a critic about the game I really like how this game has you only get 1 star ⭐️ because you want it to be fair not give us 2 each time because you could pay for a lot of stuff which would just get boring because all your doing is picking which one you like over and over. Now I’m done
Too Hard
by FireflyRidge on 2019/04/24 15:10
I’ve been trying to beat level 63 for DAYS and am about ready to just quit and delete the game for good. I’ve barely started and progress has come to a screeching halt. So extremely frustrating! I was really enjoying seeing the gardens go through their transformation, but now the game is just proving to be a disappointment.
Fantastic story
by Salems Mom on 2019/04/24 15:08
It’s fun to kill time and see what the storyline consists of. I wish the levels were a bit more balanced past 200.
Pay to win 😢😢😢
by Okbit on 2019/04/24 14:30
I love the game but theres no way you will progress without buying every single run
Game
by Caddo lake on 2019/04/24 14:16
I like the game but u don’t get enough of coins I hate that an it take to min coins to do things. An I don’t like u have to have all those flowers an it takes all ur couns
Tiered of this game
by Ruthbluemoon on 2019/04/24 13:52
I do like it a lot but there’s to many stupid levels just to do one little thing like feed the cat welcome people I deleted this game like 4 times I think I’m about to delete again I spend money on coins and still can pass some of the levels I do like a challenge but this is to much waste of time and money I want to build it I have 4 cats and a dog don’t need a fake one i will give you one star for graphics
Need to make game sharing with friends
by mykhael2001 on 2019/04/24 12:52
I would give it a 5 star but the game is lacking the ability for players to connect with their friends, and be able to visit their gardens to see their progress, it doesn’t all your friends to see what level you are at. Only you can see your garden which makes it boring because you can’t compete with your friends. Would be engaging if it was set up like FarmVille. The reward is very little. You get only one star for completing a level. This needs to be improved.
Addictive game!
by adkhikergi on 2019/04/24 12:50
Can't put this down! Love "restoring" the gardens. I just wish the harder levels were worth more stars. Takes too long to earn stars.
Too much fun
by missmerri1965 on 2019/04/24 12:25
Awesome, wonderful game...
Slow moving
by toomuchworkforarating on 2019/04/24 12:01
The actual game is pretty good. However there is WAY too much dialogue.
Garden
by Mizarchi on 2019/04/24 11:35
I Love it ❤️I play in my free time everyday😍
It’s okay
by Pammi73 on 2019/04/24 10:53
It’s just okay it’s says you have to collect so many pieces and then don’t give you enough or let’s say you have to collect 20 they don’t start giving you any to collect until you only have 10 changes left disappointed
Awesome
by AwesomeSauce67 on 2019/04/24 09:47
Very addictive. I don’t even play Fishdom or Genies & Gems as much!!! Love it
Best game ever
by ZhrSH on 2019/04/24 09:45
I’m on level 1312. This game is addicting. What I love about it most is the fact that although the levels get harder, they don’t get impossible to beat. And the scenery is very cute as well. The only game I’ve ever recommended. Keep doing the great job and thank you.
Not bad
by SusyCruel on 2019/04/24 06:43
It helps kill time.
Awesome!
by shelbs22897 on 2019/04/24 04:50
Super fun and addictive game, only thing is I wish the lives would refill faster
Fun and well made
by Kaboomaster09 on 2019/04/24 04:29
Some levels are really hard, but they are possible, with a little strategy and luck and maybe after a few tries.
Wow
by Lover the game on 2019/04/24 03:02
I’m addicted to this game👍🏾👍🏾❤️❤️👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Very addictive but fun!
by Flightless_TaxiCab21 on 2019/04/24 02:28
Fun, calm and enjoyable.
Unfair
by NobHillSnob on 2019/04/24 02:09
I literally just started playing this game and already it wants me to spend money. It’s the first game I have ever played and already I have no lives so I have to quit playing. I love gardening and hopefully will find another gardening game.
Great
by Heidilmays on 2019/04/24 01:58
Best game, so creative and fun!
Not random
by JannieRG on 2019/04/24 01:42
Only gave it a one because I couldn’t go lower. No way the game pieces fall random. J/S I had all the “honey” squares gone. And suddenly they were back. And no it wasn’t a level that keeps creating them. I also moved pieces to create the dynamite and it only made a missile. This game is starting to make me extremely angry.
Awesome
by safllyharh on 2019/04/24 00:29
Very addictive
Addictive
by Renasmee fixing up on 2019/04/24 00:03
It’s sooooooo addicting like I’m dyeing. It’s sooo AWESOME
Hard but fun
by montana272 on 2019/04/23 23:46
It’s hard and whatever your working towards for example a small item takes three hard games to pass otherwise would be a four star takes forever to get a small item slow moving but yes addictive
Addictive Game
by Shoquenan on 2019/04/23 23:29
good but addictive
Rewards are not equivalent to the challenge
by Livi99 on 2019/04/23 23:28
One star to complete a level that you need three lives to complete? Unless, of course, you are willing to spend money on boosters. Lemonades drop to the bottom and don’t exit. Fountains require two stars to be built only to be knocked down by fallen trees, which, of course, require two stars to remove. Very frustrating game.
Fun, but very annoying!
by Wendecakes on 2019/04/23 23:09
I enjoy this game, and I have paid money to play because I like it that much. I like designing the gardens. But I really don’t like spending my hard earned stars on stuff I don’t want in my garden, like the tree swing or lights. You should have the option to NOT choose something! This is very annoying. I don’t like that you don’t have your coin total in the section when you play. You wind up using more coins then you might want too, then you have to buy more.
Nothing like the ad said it was😡
by Jewely ☺️ on 2019/04/23 22:50
It isnt the cool “choose the right way to fix this” thing like the ads I always see portray. It’s just like every other matching game. It just has a strict storyline and there’s no freedom to choose what to renovate. The levels get really hard really fast and it’s not worth playing. You have to play matching levels for EVERYTHING you do and there soooo boring. There isn’t much of a reward for beating the levels but one “star” you can use to add up and buy preset sets of whatever furniture the story says to buy. (There’s only 3 choices. There’s only so many times you can use the same 3 designs of furniture before your “garden” looks just like everyone else’s games) If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary app realm or something fun to play, this is DEFINITELY not it.
Need more stars for levels past
by Tinker5624 on 2019/04/23 22:39
Love game but can spend lots of money to get though hsparder levels.
Love this game
by torchmo on 2019/04/23 22:29
I’m addicted
$$$
by ✨🌙✨✨ on 2019/04/23 21:56
The game is fun and addictive. I do find it frustrating though, if I set my phone down for a second to pet my dog when she jumps up on my lap, that the level I’m trying to beat sometimes times out and I lose all the power ups I’ve earned. I have to start the level over either with nothing, or I have to use power ups I’ve purchased.. I feel like my money is getting stolen when this happens. It’s made me angry more times than I can count.
So many hard levels
by NalaJessica on 2019/04/23 19:44
After 2000 levels,there are so many hard levels every two levels. I mean I don’t get it, it’s so hard to play with, this game is fun to play. But it just too much hard levels
Fun
by Jimmy Capuano on 2019/04/23 19:40
This game is fun and quite addictive. I recommend it. Try not to spend too much money. On boosters!
Fun game
by freddyp13 on 2019/04/23 19:30
This game is very addicted and fun. Wish they could give us more coins.
Offer
by omid ali omid on 2019/04/23 19:10
I vote is 5 stars But when the game has a champion I can play 25 levels and is too bad I want to play this game and I enjoy But every week I have 25 levels and ever time I lose in champion
Not the game that was advertised
by 5toneMan on 2019/04/23 18:02
This is nothing like the game that you advertised. I would be giving this five stars if I was solving house problems using logic based thinking but instead this stupid game is another lame fruit switch game. This is not 1994. Give me the game you keep advertising as homescapes and Gardenscapes. I really do want to play the games that you advertised. Not this junk. I don’t care what benches are in this dudes garden! I’m really sick of this brand of marketing that just blatantly lies about content, promising one thing and delivering something completely different. I wish you would respect my time. Advertise what you sell, please.
Ugh
by 1971Pinto on 2019/04/23 17:33
Still waiting for the game they advertised. Don’t like that I get things done in the garden only to have them destroyed by paint and falling trees.
Gardenscapes
by Disappointed was already taken on 2019/04/23 16:34
Lots of fun. Colorful and challenging.
Uhhh
by 😋💯💯 on 2019/04/23 16:07
I’m in love with this game! I’m currently on level 518 lol. Although there are some things I do not like about this game. The rewards for completing levels are kinda low. As well as I always find myself clicking and buying (with the coins in the game) things I don’t want and I can’t go back. Other than that I play this game every day and I definitely recommend!
Love my garden!
by echeg5 on 2019/04/23 16:00
In a small apartment and I don’t have a card, so I get to live vicariously through Austin’s garden.
Love this game
by Ivy22334 on 2019/04/23 14:50
Absolutely love this game! I can’t stop playing!
Seriously.
by guest83748 on 2019/04/23 13:13
Ok look I now people say it’s good but the ad for this is someone saying why is this so hard but when They do good they smash something with the mallet, HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THAT DUMP, is the person who says it’s hard a 6 or 7 year old like how could if the person was a adult use the mallet
Great Game
by jigga2683 on 2019/04/23 12:30
Very addictive. Love the tasks and the mini games. Don't have to spend money if u don't want to but very affordable if u do. Love it!
I hate match 3 games
by FashyFasci on 2019/04/23 08:44
From the ad I was watching I thought I just had to repair things. Now that I tried it I realized it’s yet ANOTHER match 3!!!! 😡😡😡😡😡
I’m so annoyed and done with this company.
by ReyniFace on 2019/04/23 08:43
When I get done with a very long day of school, work and then being an only parent I like to play games to help me wind down. I used to like this game. Otherwise why would I have had it for years? Well, everything is just too expensive and it takes forever to save up. Also, sometimes the levels are ridiculously hard and then others where it’s super easy or even the retry’s where it specifically waits for you to use a power up then it makes it so easy (lately only when all three are used). Another thing that annoys me a lot, is when I get some power ups and they take the only good move, available on the board. If I’m going to spend those expensive power ups, I want to choose when and where to use it. Also, power ups should almost guarantee the win, but they often don’t because they want you to spend more. Not to mention these passed couple of levels have been so hard that I tried multiple power ups and then even three at one point and still couldn’t get passed the next one. This made earning enough for all the cute Easter stuff impossible or it would end up costing me all of my hard earned power ups. I’ve earned so much but I think once I use them I will be deleting this bogus game with levels you have to pay so much for, for such little reward. I’ll make sure to look out for other games made by this company and avoid them. Stupid company will be losing a customer. Also this game takes up a lot of space and is very good at draining my battery.
Love it
by Kianhu71 on 2019/04/23 08:25
I love this game I play it every single day
Great game
by Mitegeorge on 2019/04/23 06:05
Love the game great to pass the time and very addictive. You will get caught up in the different ways you can fix the garden and mixing all the themes, well I like to just to see the outcome. Only downside is after a certain level you no longer get the double start levels. And it takes more and more stars to complete tasks. Other than that would certainly say get this game you will love this game.
Gardens apes
by stlhere on 2019/04/23 05:52
Once you start it’s hard to stop. Getting the bonuses..., up all night
Gardenscapes
by Vetusnasm3 on 2019/04/23 05:32
I like the game, but some of the levels are very difficult. There is no way a 4 year old could play this game. I suggest making the minimum age 10+. I was also disappointed that the game originally advertised is no where to be found. Very dissatisfied with that. This game can get somewhat boring and manotmus.
Frustrating.
by Cer1950 on 2019/04/23 05:29
Game gets way to frustrating and hard too fast with no advancement.
Great fun!
by TJinWA on 2019/04/23 04:57
A game and building a garden, very entertaining!
Ad play different than game play
by Ahdhynkckbg on 2019/04/23 03:51
When will the developers make a version that’s similar to ad play where you fix things by trial and error and not the endless cycles of bejeweled? That’s really what we all want.
Playrix Knows What They’re Doing!
by Zesmithers on 2019/04/23 03:16
Not much to say but that I love most of Playrix games. All that I play. Gardenscapes has a special place in my heart because it was my first match-3 WITH renovating which was a game changer for me. The graphics are just beautiful and put the competition to shame. I love the story, it’s nice to have a really wholesome story in comparison with all of the junk available- it’s refreshing. I would just love to see y’all incorporate a type of water park section! You know us players love our water features 😉😆. Keep up the great work!!
Smoked Joe
by One tire mama on 2017/10/14 03:15
Love the game, but the Rewards are very low and there is no appreciation. I hate that you can't earn enough coins to do anything. Are you for real, only 1 star for completing a level? And why do you charge for calling someone? That's totally ridiculous. It's quite obvious that Austin is the laziest butler on earth. In real life he would be fired. Solving the puzzles are ridiculous, the puzzles are rigged to lose, requiring you to buy coins. You earn so little you can't go on. You can't earn enough coins to buy boosters. So little reward for continuing. I have just about reached my limit, I'm sure this has been a very rewarding game for you, so I wish you the best, because I'm though with paying astronomical prices to lose. I played for a short time, longer than I intended, but now I'm through paying for constantly losing and then not being able to earn coins or rewards, without having to buy with cash the things you want. If you haven't obtained your pay for this game, it's because you have ran your players off. I come back daily to try for coins via watching apps I have no intention obtaining. As for playing the game that's out. I no longer enjoy the lazy butler. You have to earn stars just to greet the guests? Get real. You can't rehab the gardens due to having to buy ridiculous chores. You should not have to use stars to get the mail, answer the gate, train the dog, clean the pavements. I would like to build the gardens, isn't that what this game is about?
Fun, challenging, interactive & addictive
by SoSass76 on 2017/10/07 01:25
I started playing Garden Escapes a few months ago! There are many challenging levels along the way. Once you learn the various tricks and techniques of using the boosters and how to combine them to get more Banff for your buck, then the levels are a bit easier to best. I've between stuck on some levels for days on end, which seem impossible to beat. Those particular difficult levels, I find that without using extra boosters they would be nearly impossible to beat. The amount of moves in any given level are few, and so is best to use each move wisely and not waste moves unnecessarily. I have purchased extra coins on occasion in order to help me "continue" a game for 900 coins. It's only because the average coins earned per game seems to fall in the 55-65 coin range. So... It takes a long time to earn enough coins to help make progress in the game. My one huge criticism about the game is that when you make a move on your very last turn, it will not allow you to make moves (I.e., blow up bombs, etc...) like you can when you are playing with other turns in the game- that you can make extra moves before all the blocks settle into place. That is a big annoyance that you cannot do that on the very last move- it could make a difference of winning that level. So 4.5 stars! BTW, Home Escapes, by Playrix is just as fun, and maybe even a slightly better game!
Fun, but annoying at times
by Im14speed on 2017/09/15 02:47
Ok, where to start. When I started playing this I really didn't know what to expect. The levels started fun/easy, then the challenge began. Some of the levels took me a day or two to beat, but with any game that is to be expect. I do love playing the fireworks challenge and building the flower. I just wish, like others have stated, when you reach the unlimited lives stage, for 2, 4, or 6 hours, the time would be on our time not the clocks. So I will give you a heads up on that. Don't start playing for unlimited lives unless you have the "time" to play your time. It does sound confusing, but it is what it is. I absolutely love the graphics on this game. Building different gardens with plants, water features, stone pavers, etc makes it seem like you accomplish something. I also like the fact the ads, your choice to watch, gives you extra stars. However, I have run into a problem with that. I can watch the ads, but I can't close it to get my "credits". Hopefully the tech people will get that fixed soon. Anyway, if you enjoy building things (in this case gardens) you should enjoy this game. If I had one gripe, it would be I can't get enough bombs to blow things up. The more bombs I have the happier I am. And no I'm not crazy. When you start playing you will see what I'm talking about yourself. Happy gardening!!!
If you're spending a lot of money you're playing way too much
by Ash sidedness on 2017/09/14 04:37
I'd actually give 4 1/2 but whatever.. so let me start by saying the game is great. At least to me it is and I never really liked these kind of matching things in a row type games. It's challenging, fun and visually quite nice. I agree with some of the reviews that state you gotta do a lot for a little in return. Sometimes there will be a task that requires you to hire some help and one task will be to find someone to call for help and the next task will be to actually make the phone call. That's a little annoying to look forward to if you want to continue playing. A lot of people complain about it being expensive but these must be people that A. Have no self control. B. Probably are playing way more than they should be. Okay, I get that games can be addicting and I myself have sat for hours playing games I've thoroughly enjoyed but if you find yourself spending money on this daily or to a point that you're complaining about it, you probably don't have the financial comfort to be spending money on phone games and I suggest taking a break and going for a walk. Or download another game to play while you wait for more lives. Overall fun game and my only suggestion is to give out some goodies(bombs, shovel, rainbow thing) a tiny bit more often or at least make that daily wheel spin thing have better prizes.
Fun but annoying
by whäle on 2019/03/29 16:29
This game is definitely addicting and can be fun, but also very frustrating at times. As others have mentioned the levels get progressively harder as you go on. You can end up wasting lots of power ups and coins trying to beat a level and still lose. Also the rewards stay pretty much the same so you’re basically always getting diminishing returns as you play. But by far the most annoying thing for me is the multi-step process needed to restart a level when you lose or decide to quit. Whenever there is any kind of challenge active where you have to collect things or earn rewards, there is always a pop up where Austin asks if you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you want to lose your rewards/collected items from that level, trying to get you to use your coins and continue. Yes Austin, I am 100% sure I would rather give up these 15 apples I matched than waste my coins on 5 more useless moves that will bring me no where close to winning the level. Of course there is no option to disable these popups, probably because they are just a poorly disguised attempt to get people to spend money on coins. This used to be less of a problem because there weren’t always challenges going on so usually there would be no popup. Now the challenges are constant, and I have to mash the end level button multiple times to blow through Austin’s unhelpful advice every single time I lose or quit.
One of the best match three games out there
by Hodgepodge Brain on 2017/11/01 13:49
Match three games have become notorious for being boring, same-y, and uninspired. I cannot say the same for this game. The original premise intrigued me, I hadn’t seen many other in the genre have an objective outside the levels that was purely based on customizing an in game area. So I tried it and that was over a year ago. Each level presents new challenges and I love how you need strategy to win some levels, even with the power ups. Additionally there are some levels that just need luck, or the biggest explosion you can make. The levels all together feel balanced. It’s not too hard but it’s challenging enough to keep me playing. And I love the garden. I love gardening in real life, so the idea that I have this massive mansion with extensive grounds just makes me so happy. Finally my final praise for the game comes from one key aspect. The fact that performance on each level doesn’t determine how many stars you get. If I complete a level I get one or sometimes two stars. There’s no experience bar that I have to fill, and I am so glad there isn’t. If my performance in level determined the number of stars I’d receive, I would have gotten too frustrated by the game a long time ago and wouldn’t still be playing. So this right here is a match three game done right.
Addicting, But Frustrating
by GoldenTree12 on 2017/11/13 00:48
First of all, I want to say that I love absolutely love this game! It is very well advertised, and it is such good quality. I really enjoy the storyline and the beautiful garden. However, I do have a couple of problems with this game. During the first couple of days I easily went through and played the levels. However, when I hit the 60’s it got hard. Now, I’m not complaining about the difficulty level, but there is a frustrating cycle when you just can’t complete a level. If you don’t have enough coins to buy more moves, then you don’t have enough coins to buy a power up. You can spin the wheel every day to win prizes, but you rarely get something you can use to win that level. Also, if you can’t when the levels and you don’t get any stars, and if you don’t get any stores and you can’t complete any of the challenges and win coins! You see where I’m going with this?It’s almost like the game is forcing you to purchase coins if you need an extra boost I a level.😕 Even after all this, I still love this game and gave it four stars for its originality and fun! I do ask that there be an easier way to get coins, though, like on Homescapes when you check in consecutively, you get coin rewards. I think that would be a great addition to Gardenscapes! Thank you to all the creators of this game, you guys are awesome!
Fun and Productive
by Oogie 81 on 2018/09/21 16:06
This is by far my favorite game and has been for a very long time (I’m legit addicted). It is exciting to build such amazing gardens when in real life I am unwittingly the grim reaper of foliage, unable to keep a simple house plant alive despite my best efforts. I also have a proclivity towards cleanliness and being in control (plants aren’t the only things running away from me screaming). Cleaning up the garden and decorating it the way I want helps quell my OCD (free and sometimes $9.99 therapy) and makes me feel productive while I am escaping life (being super lazy) for a bit (usually hours) to play this game. I think the levels are a good mix of difficulty (except when I can’t beat one and am yelling at my IPad) and the game makers appear to listen (not to me yelling at my IPad) and make positive changes when something is not favorable. The daily prize wheel is nice, but for as much as I play I have only hit the jackpot two times and I find these odds a little suspect (omg I need to get a life). The only other complaint I have are the number of stars sometimes needed to complete a task (if only I ran the world...). But let’s be real, these are silly frustrations in the grand scheme of life. This game will continue to be my guilty pleasure (relaxing anti-social personality skill strengthening module) for a long time.
Fun, but the game cheats to try to get your money
by living.lucid on 2018/06/04 13:52
I’ve been playing this for many months now, and while I enjoy the premise and the gameplay, I found that the game purposely tries to prevent me leveling up. I currently have 23 extra lives (probably the 5th or 6th time I’ve accumulated this amount) that I got from the daily spin. I purposely press the stop button on different parts of the wheel, and yet I STILL get extra lives every time. It’s totally fixed. I’ve found myself stuck on levels for weeks because what I really need is a power up to give me the edge to pass the level, but I’m buried alive in extra lives instead. Additionally, I’ve found that if I start blowing through levels too quickly, the game will purposely make my lose a level by refusing to drop the needed shape. I’ve had more than twelve moves left to me after gathering all the gnomes or the lemonade but one, and despite making matches right beneath where I need things to be rearranged, the game will just keep dropping useless shapes for all of my 12 moves and purposely prevent me from winning. I’ve noticed that the only way to combat this programmed cheating is to just stop playing. I won’t open the app for days and then suddenly the game provides everything I need to pass a level I’d been stuck on for 9 days. It’s very frustrating, and there have been several times I’ve considered just deleting it.
Fun with a cute story
by CyndyML on 2018/05/24 22:49
I really like these games, and this one has the perfect level of difficulty for me. You absolutely do not have to spend money on this game, but I did after I played it quite a bit. I just felt that they had given me so much enjoyment that I morally owed them for the game. Some people have complained about the story line. I find it fun. I tend to save up my stars, and then play a bunch of them at one time, but I don’t start a new day until I want to refill my lives. Edit: it’s months later, and I still love this game. I buy coins a couple times a year when they are on a super sale, but only because I want to support the game designers because it’s a terrific game. (I have over 70,000 coins, so it really is just because I feel they should get paid for their effort!) The only two things I’d change: (1) lower the chances of getting a life on the wheel - I have over a hundred in my mailbox, and bombs, etc. are so much more useful. (2) toss some timed games into the higher games because they’re more fun than muddy fruit or purple vines. Also, I really appreciate that if I have the game sound off, there aren’t noisy pop-up ads. I end up playing at night if I have insomnia, and this is one of the games I can play without fear of waking my husband! Love this game!
Awesome game
by Lilpeach29 on 2018/04/19 11:48
I’ve been playing this game for over a year, maybe even two, and i love it. I wanted to write a review to be clear that the game is not impossible without spending money, not even close. I’m on level 1300 or so and have never spent a dime. You do have to be prepared to be patient and play some levels many times until you win. I guess if you’re looking for it to be really easy and to just soar through the levels, this game might not be for you, but i love that it’s realistically challenging. Most importantly, in my opinion, is this is a free game WITHOUT ads!! I’m not sure how they manage to put out a game this engaging and fun without ads, but maybe they could teach other companies... You do need power ups once in a while, BUT, you can easily get them for free by playing the optional challenges they give you, and by logging in each day to collect your free daily prize. My suggestion to developers, if you read this, is to fix up the rockets. They explode things that make no sense, like pieces that have already disappeared, or prioritizing dropping lemonade glasses rather than things that make way more sense. Also, if someone uses a power up on a level, it would be nice if it didn’t enter by interfering with other matches that are pre-setup for that round.
I love it and it’s fun to play but....
by Mimibfly6622 on 2018/02/09 05:48
First off, I just want to say that I absolutely love this game. I love the aspect of decorating the home, the plot, all of that. The only thing that gripes me about it is that, the game is so transparent in the fact that they make like 2 or 3 levels in a row super easy like passing it in 1 or 2 lives and then they’ll give you a level that you can’t pass for a week, like making it impossible, and you can only pass if you use the power ups or use the coins for more turns. After about a week and the game notices that you don’t use any of it, they make the level on probably the 9th day SUPER easy to pass and you’ll move on. I’ve noticed this about 6 or 7 times in the game and I’m upper 100 levels. Now to be fair, A LOT of puzzle games are like this. Homescapes is just visually appealing enough to make it bearable. The reason why I don’t mind it so much is because I play it a lot on my free time or when I’m bored so playing it, knowing I’m going to lose a level because they’ll make me wait to see if I use the power ups, is killing time for me until I actually pass it. Besides all of that, if you don’t like games that have that same interface and strategy with its players then this game is probably not for you, but it is a very well looking game with load of fun puzzles to play from!
The Nicest Game Ever
by Kellyfireangel on 2017/10/16 06:09
This is, seriously, the "nicest" game on the internet. Austin is like your super-supportive friend, who's so positive it's almost creepy, but you gotta love him, because he's just so nice. I started playing this game as part of an offer to earn gold in another game I play, and I've been a daily player ever since. The match-3 levels are pretty addictive and challenging, and they're always changing and adding new features, so it stays fresh and interesting. At the same time, you're fixing up the gardens and having adventures with Austin. All the neighbors you meet are fun characters, with interesting backstories. It's all gorgeously rendered, and totally bug-free. You can play offline. Fun little events happen pretty frequently. Best of all, there's practically ZERO ad-presence... you have the option of watching videos for coins from time to time, but ads are never shoved in your face. I think this game is designed to appeal to older adults-- hence, the 80's-supermarket-style music, but I really think anyone can have fun with it. I am seriously just impressed with the quality of it. The only things I'd potentially change about this one: faster recharge on lives, different music options, and more customization options for the garden decor. But it's serously pretty great as it is.
Right on Smoked Joe
by gggggg's on 2018/10/11 17:56
I’ve been playing this game for about a year. I have made the same remarks that you noticed. I have my own garden. I work my but off in it. The game maker does not listen to our comments. Sad because this game could be lots of fun. Like you I’m tired of losing. I did not come on this site or to play this game to spend my cash money. Like you I agreed that their rewards are way,way to low. And getting stars are to difficult then they want to take them away to feed the dog answer the Mail. People that make this game you really do need to restructure and give your played better rewards. Your other game in the house with Austin is just as bad for all the same reasons. Looks to me that you could learn from your players. Those that love it and rate it high have not spent money on losing. That not why we play your game. Challenging is good but impossible is bad, very bad. The higher the level the more impossibly the games become. It is evident that you want to hook your players in to spending many, many real time bulks cash money to play your game. I’ll look in from time to time but after my third review and you still have not made changes for the better, I see no reason to continue. The whole purpose for a review is to upgrade and work out the problems. Your game makers need to realize that we like your game but you need to make changes for the better.
I will literally never delete this game
by Loplj on 2019/02/24 05:24
I have had this game for three years, and I love it more than any other game I have ever downloaded. I love how many things austin can say. The graphics are amazing! I like how when ever you click on something it makes a noise, like if you tap bush is makes a like bush sound or if you click on ice it makes an ice clinking sound. The sheer effort they put into the little social page you can click on is so cute, like im sure not too many people look at it, but its always there, ya know? I love gardening in real life, and I love gardening in the game too, its just so green and lush I love it. If I get to a hard level, I may just stop playing for a few months, but in the end I will always come back. I love my dog (his name is goose!), and how sometimes theres those little training levels. I love the background music its so calming. I do wish there was a way, if you truly needed to, to skip a level like maybe a special ticket thats only available from the treasure chest on the daily wheel. Im 17 years old (female) and my friends sometimes make fun of me for playing it and they call me an old lady but I dont care, I will play this game as long as it exists. I dream to one day finish my beautiful garden alongside my trusty butler, Austin:)
Game can quickly become a money pit
by appcritic512 on 2018/01/27 08:38
Only gets 2 stars because this game is deliberately designed to quickly become a money pit. Decorating the garden should be fun, but this game is designed to frustrate the hell out of any player unwilling to spend real cash to buy coins which are required for everything from Austin’s (lazy butler) chores to answering the stupid phone and feeding the dog. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME! If you purchase coins, they won’t go far because the stupid match puzzle crap you’re required to play and beat will consume your coins in no time. Each puzzle level is designed to require more moves than a player is given to eliminate obstacles to: find gnomes (there are always too many), get rid of acorns, collect specified items (fruit, water drops, etc). Each level increases in difficulty, but the rewards DO NOT increase, nor do the boosters, etc. needed to play the higher, more difficult levels. If you have a physical or learning disability, this game is literally impossible to play and advance in because the stupid puzzles are too difficult to manage. Pity the developers didn’t make this game more user friendly for individuals with physical or learning challenges by providing advancement options to complete other than the stupidly difficult and unrewarding puzzles. ☹️ DELETING GAME...won’t waste money on it and refuse to waste time on stupid online forums plowing thru drivel looking for shortcuts and hints.
Too hard or ?
by e-mAn2799 on 2018/12/16 14:38
I enjoy this game immensely. I really do. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers about the difficulty in some of the levels and how it can take a very long time to pass a level. However, I think it’s somewhat okay. I look forward to the challenge of trying something different the next time I get a chance to play that level. I do not pay anything for the extra stuff. I did it once and felt like a heel. That’s part of the challenge. The only thing that bugs me more than levels being a bit too challenging at times is having to add crap to areas. It sounds so nitpicky as I type this out, but here goes. So we finish the fountain in the garden and then change the basin to a statue that takes like 9 stars to finish? It really takes a long time to finish any area in the garden when we have to do that stuff. I’m all for the challenging levels, but how many stars it takes to do the changes is a bit much. How about giving us the choice of a decoration: maybe the butler really wants the peacock for the basin in he fountain and it costs 3 stars. You like the angel for the basin and it costs 2 stars, maybe the original basin costs 1 Star. Just an idea. I think it would be more fun to have a choice that way.
Too little of a return on the rewards
by Maychaom on 2017/10/14 13:55
Too expensive!!!! The coin returns plus rewards are laughable. It's a scam to ensure the player has to spend money to just beat a level. The boosters, when implemented never seems to be at a place where it can actually help so it's almost useless. Before you know it, you have to buy more boosters and/or time (literally). And the butler is irritating! I quit! After writing the above review I decided to go back and give it another chance. I tried to play the game without spending any money and it was impossible not to. Having said that, not much about the game has been "fixed" or improved upon since my last review. What is the point of reviews if you don't care what your players say? I play other games and never have I had to spend this kind of money playing a game. It is impossible to earn coins from the game because you have to use what you earn (it is a ridiculously small amount) it to buy power ups so it's impossible to build on what you earn. I am almost always at zero. Very disappointing. And the fact that you have to wait another 30 minutes to play again after the five measly chances you are given is stupid. I enjoy the game and unraveling the garden however until you fix the issues people are writing about, it is not worth it! I guess you guys don't care much about creating a more balanced game and having players who will invest in the game long term!!! Not spending another dime!
It’s silly but it’s fun
by Zaneusername on 2019/03/08 13:49
The puzzles themselves are good, they’re difficult sometimes but all of them are possible to beat without wasting any bonuses or spending your money. I’ve played it for a couple of years now on and off and without having paid a dime I got really far. I finally bought a small package of coins just because I enjoyed the game enough I wanted to support the creators. I figured I should leave a review, too. The plot is thin and just over all silly but... it’s meant to be. Really, you just don’t think about why you need to play a puzzle to earn a point to get the butler to answer the gate. You don’t think about why a helicopter is free to use for dropping off things and picking up trees. None of that matters, it’s just a silly thing the creators added in to make it fun to earn points from puzzles. He says cute things in between and I’m fond of him, despite the fact that he doesn’t like cats... not sure I could ever agree with you there, Austin, but I like the cat addition in their Homescapes game (even though he seems to have forgotten how much he disliked cats... or about the garden and dog too?) Like I said, you just don’t think about it too much. Thanks to the creators for a fun puzzle game, looking forward to more!
Letting players know
by Dr.Dremur on 2018/02/01 17:46
I'm letting all of you know that think you have to pay to beat a level is not true. Yes you can pay for the coins and stuff if you want. But it's just a matter of trial and error. I'm on level 559 and have not spent a dime of real money. I only use the coins I earn and the prizes I win with the wheel and events, sometimes it doesn't work out and I don't beat it but it doesn't mean I have to pay to win, I spent weeks on a level before keep trying don't give up and when you finally get a good set up the satisfaction is greater when you win. I love this game with the storyline it brings. I love trying to guess the new area when the other is complete. Same thing goes for Homescapes both are amazing. (I'm on level 289 and spent no real money on it) Both games for all levels trial and error. Don't give up don't get frustrated. Support the developers by keeping the games. You can buy the sales offer. But just because you can't beat a level in a certain amount of days or weeks doesn't mean it's set up to where you have to pay to win. All levels in all games are made to be beaten without pay or upgrades. Paying to help doesn't mean you'll beat the level then. So don't get mad at the developers.
My favorite phone game
by Sieraye21 on 2017/09/26 02:47
I've been playing this game now for definitely over a year and it has come such a long way. It used to be SUCH a pay-to-play and the levels were impossibly hard so you felt hopeless. But it was the beautiful visuals and the cute storyline that kept me playing. As I got to later levels and the developers fixed all the little kinks in it, it's now arguably perfect. They have provided easier ways to get coins than just by winning levels, like a daily wheel spin, the introduction of "hard levels" (give you double the coins but really aren't often any harder than regular levels), frequent mini events that provide additional coins, power-ups, or even infinite lives for a period of time. Love it love it. My only complaint is that I wish I could put that time limit for infinite lives on hold in some way. I can't tell you how many times I've just thought to maybe play a couple games during a break at work or right before bed.. and then those are the times I hit jackpot 😰 One time during an event I went all the way to the top and got 8 hours total of infinite lives right before bed and ended up staying up all night because I didn't want to waste it. I was dead at work the next day.
Ridiculous!
by abelln on 2019/04/03 21:43
I really like this game, and I don’t want to stop playing it, but it’s so ridiculous! I’ve been stuck on one level for two days, and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve seen other reviews of people who have been stuck on one level for over a week sometimes like come on that’s ridiculous. Some of the levels are so unforgiving, and unfair. How are you supposed to make your goal if the darn game barely gives you any matches? So you’re just stuck there wasting turns until you fail. You don’t get enough coins to really do anything. There’s so many dumb things to do that requires stars, which you also don’t get a lot of. This game honestly just wants to drain all your money. It doesn’t give you any other way to try and progress by being stingy on coins, stars, and power ups. Want to win this level better pay $5 for it just to get stumped on the next one and pay more, and more. I really liked this game, but I can’t, and won’t pay an arm and a leg to play a phone game. Also the fact that each life takes 30 min to fill up! How are you ever going to get anywhere like that! I also don’t understand the stupid safe mechanic? So I have coins that I earned, and can use, but I have to buy them from you!? That’s like if I had to buy my own money! It’s stupid, and unfair! I’m about to delete this game because it honestly makes me want to throw my phone with how dumb all of this is!
Not my favorite .(I say Home scapes is better )
by God is with you on 2018/10/26 01:43
Don’t get me wrong I like the game invite but every time it won’t give me the right moves to play or you know how it is and then the stuff cost way too much on the game way way too much . I like the game to staff and I can , you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it what are you do it until it want you I like the game to staff and I can you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it won’t let you and that gets on my nerves a lot that I’m not trying to put everything down on this game I’m just trying to say that I am only play it when I have to this is my writing I gave it to because it was really that good to me I’ll be with him I did I don’t wanna but you down or then I like all your things that I get that but for me the game is just not what I expected to get one I saw the ad I was like oh this is going to be fine but guess what it’s not how do you like my interview and didn’t feel you know all about Lala blah that about it is I really like game is yes it has some things in it that I wish I could change I just want to tell people who made this thing that I need some changes or some updates.
Kinda over it
by becky743 on 2017/10/22 17:54
I was obsessed with this game when I first started, I played everyday! It took up all my free time. But the more and more I played, I kept getting discouraged because it feels like they want you to lose? Is this a tactic to get you to pay actual dollars to buy coins? Because it doesn’t work. I’ve been stuck on a level for almost a week and I have no idea how I would be able to beat it. And I’m not about to spend my hard earned money on a game that is triggered to make you lose. They give you only a few playable pieces to begin with, more obstacles than you can clear, and only like 30 moves? At the MOST? IMPOSSIBLE. And whenever I used one of the few boosters I won to help, they gave me NO other option but to use them as soon as the game started. And they put them right where they would have no effect whatsoever. I wouldn’t even be able to move them lower to where the obstacles were! And when you won coins to actually do something with the garden, it was for stupid things like merely calling someone or setting up a tea meeting? I want to decorate a GARDEN, not entertain guests? I wasted SO much time on this game for nothing. I thought it’d be a fun easy game to play on my free time to relieve some stress, but honestly, it gave me more stress than I already had! I will be deleting! If you’re thinking about downloading this game, have fun being stuck on a level for 500 years and then getting no reward anyway!
Overall fun game but one part is pretty racist
by little phoenix on 2018/09/14 14:02
i’ve been playing GardenScapes for over a year and have mostly enjoyed it. There are not many games I have played consistently for this long. Sometimes I get stuck on a level but that makes victory that much sweeter when I finally get past it. But there are some improvements that could be made: 1. The portrayal of Master Akira is racist. Yes I know you try to show admiration and respect for Asian cultures but the way Master Akira talks is grammatically ridiculous. Asian people don’t mix up their words that much. The object of the sentence before the rest of it is fine, but words are randomly placed throughout the sentence making it difficult to even understand what he’s saying. Please fix this! It’s not funny, it’s not culturally accurate, it’s just really annoying. 2. When there’s a challenge to get the most bombs/fireworks, give us unlimited fireworks for 30 minutes, not unlimited lives! You give us unlimited rainbow blasts for that particular challenge but don’t do the same for the fireworks challenge. 3. Austin’s magic hat bonuses max out at 1x1x1, while the dog’s treasure chests give you many more bonuses if you consecutively win. I don’t understand this discrepancy and wish you’d add more bonuses to the magic hat.
Lacking support
by Sleepinglz on 2018/06/15 19:57
I hate to even admit that I’ve spent money on a game, but on Gardenscapes, I have. Now I have a problem. One day I go on to see that everything is gone. I’ve been pushed back levels that I’ve already beaten. One being a “super hard level” and one of the reasons I spent money on this game. (Although I have also purchased coins on many other occasions, it took me 2 days of failing this level before I gave in to buying some help). Aside from being pushed back, everything is gone. No more toy chests, no more dog levels, tasks I’ve done, and stars that I had accrued. (I like to save them up and do a lump of tasks at once.) I contacted support through the in-app feature. While waiting on their response, I resumed playing to beat the same levels once again. Once support got back to me, I was advised to delete the app, restart my phone and download the app again. Although I had already tried that, I did it again. This time...THE SAME THING HAPPENS! All of the games features are still missing, but once again I am pushed back to the same level as before and the stars I had gained while waiting for support to get back to me are gone. I tell this to support and I am still waiting on a response. I’d be more than happy to send screenshots showing that all features are missing. Had I not spent money on this game, I would not be complaining, but this is unfair. Either my game needs to be fixed or I need to be refunded.
Would be 5 but too hard
by Socalsurfy on 2017/11/11 05:53
The graphics are so cute and I like everything about this game but it's too freaking hard! It takes me a week of playing to maybe finish one level. And I didn't even get the daily spins until level 24! And you don't get anything for not passing. It's incredibly frustrating and I wish we could at least friend people in the game without Facebook. Just other neighbors so I can get lives. This is ridiculously hard and normally I don't mind purchasing in-game as a thank you but when they rig it like this it just makes me go the opposite way. You have 2 layers plus items chained up? It makes it impossible. If you're going to make it so hard, at least don't limit the number of turns then. Update: I’ve been stuck on level 179 or something for a couple of months and I’ve used all the boosts and paid coins to keep going but the lemonade kept getting stuck in the side thing that moves along the border and I wasted like 5600 coins and 7 shovels and all three boosts on that attempt. I’m so close to quitting forever. I have paid probably $40 after playing for over 6 months and refuse to spend another penny on this greedy developer’s game. Also I have like 48 lives just sitting in the envelope from the daily spin, why is that even a prize??? I don’t give a crap about free lives when the levels are this hard.
I'm deleting it
by sanitymkr on 2017/09/10 14:16
This is a cute game and addictive, unfortunately, it gets difficult too quickly and you need boosters to get thru the levels. You earn a few in game but otherwise you have to pay for them or pay for coins to get you extra time to finish the level. You also have to play levels to earn stars to make changes to the areas of the garden, which is fine except when you can't get past a level and some tasks take 2 or 3 stars to complete (ie 2 or 3 levels passed to earn those stars). Would be easy to spend a bunch of money on this game. I would rather pay $5, $10 or even $20 on a game and not have in-game purchases. I would continue to play this game but I'm only at level 65 and working on the 3rd area of the game and can't get past it. I had unlimited lives but out of boosters and had to have played that level at least 100 times. If it's this hard now, how much worse does it get? I'm not going to keep throwing money at this game - it reminds me of the carnival games where you try to win the big stuffed animal, but you have to keep buying tickets to play. By the time you are done and walk away with a dinky stuffed bear, you could have bought 20 of the big ones. So, if you are still reading, I am deleting the game to eliminate the frustration. I would recommend avoiding the frustration altogether...
Fun but could be better
by Notouchyme on 2017/10/27 17:11
The game is great fun, but I feel it could be improved with the tasks not being broken down so many times. Also why not add some fun mini games to let us help in the task as opposed to breaking it down into three, two star collecting ventures. For example, recently I had to look for the maze map, then when we found it, it was in pieces, now I have to use 12 stars just to build the shrubs for the maze, but instead You could have had a mini puzzler so I could put the map together and not need any stars. Match three can still be your main puzzles, but an easy search and find, or logic puzzle would help break up the monotony a bit, especially when your on level 585 and all the levels seem to take 8 lives to pass. Lastly a half an hour is a long time to wait for a life, especially when the level takes only a few minutes to fail. It could be closer to every 10 or 15 minutes you get a new life. Well thank you for the fun game, for now I am still playing and find it just as addicting as it was on day one, just sort of annoying with the task break ups and the waiting on lives. Hope this helps...
Why is the help so useless??
by Andropolid on 2017/09/21 02:57
One would think that inheriting a manor would come with more responsibility than returning gardens to former glory. Or more competent help for that matter. The game is pleasing enough, quick easy levels mixed with frustratingly difficult ones, the usual for games of this ilk. But for some reason, the game forces you to interact with and do the bidding of the incompetent butler that let these gardens fall to a state of wilderness in the first place. Why should I care that the butler needs to help his father find and tune a guitar? Why should I have to spend my effort to solve puzzles so that he can laze about reading books and training a dog I was forced into getting in the first place? One would think that a rather sizable sum of money would accompany this new manor house and the seemingly endless gardens around it. Why can I not simple pay for the gardens to be returned to their former glory? Or better yet, sell the thrice damned house, butler, and rather useless dog to another rube for a deep discount? I would have kept my silence, but this game also asked me thrice in an hour to rate it, not sure why, it had never been this needy before. Hopefully this shuts up the random strangers that feel it is appropriate to come into my home and gardens whenever they feel like chatting with the help.
My favorite game!!
by AJAYBOMBS on 2018/07/15 16:01
I e always been interested in the puzzle games like Candy Crush & Bejeweled, and I honestly thought this would be the same basic thing but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. This game is so addicting and fun, and creative! I love that you get to restore parts of your garden, learn new things about gardening, choosing and designing different things, all the events are well thought out and exciting to do, I love that you get to meet people and animals (mostly the animals!) that you get to let live in your garden. It gives you a sense of pride to look back at all your progress and see how great everything looks together. THE ONE BIT OF FEEDBACK I HAVE, is please find more than just one way to earn stars. If you can buy coins I feel like buying stars should be an option, or to win them in events or at hard levels. Other than that I have been playing for months and have nothing but good things to say about it (except the stars lol). I love showing my friends and family my garden, asking their opinions on design choices, and bonding with them over the game. 9/10 would recommend- please add another way to get stars. Thank you!
Love the new update!
by Tynytyg on 2018/03/08 04:17
I’ve been playing this game for a while, and I really enjoy it. Beyond just the basic function of the interactions with Austin and the day-to-day renovation of the garden, I enjoy the interesting hijinks the characters get up to and the ways the levels work. There’s endless variety in the requirements, power ups, and obstacles, which keeps the game interesting. On top of those, there’s special events almost constantly, allowing a player who has (with quite the struggle lol) stopped compulsively micropurchasing to obtain the power ups which help me get past levels that are more difficult. My advice; turn off your in-app purchase permissions before you get this app haha. That said, I really haven’t had any major problems with the app or the events. I’ve got no complaints- and believe me, that’s a high commendation. I appreciate the new update, because it’s streamlined functionality that I didn’t know was annoying me! It’s so nice, honestly, I feel like the developers are secretly reading my mind or smth. 10/10 would recommend. (BTW I play Homescapes and Township- both excellent games- and NONE of them are pay to play. It’s awesome.)
Great Game - Not Very Playable $$
by Little Baby Seamus on 2018/12/30 16:31
Super fun game. My only complaint is it isn’t very playable because the cost per game vs cost to continue a game / refill lives vs cost to watch a commercial, is way out of proportion. Example: Ave 65 points for winning a level (rarely won on 1st try), ave 30-40 points per commercial, of which you can do usually only 2x a day. 900 points for 5 extra moves, 900 to refill lives. Most of the time I simply just can’t play because you start with five lives and you can burn that in 10 minutes. I honestly wish there was an option to watch commercials for points. I would happily do that. I’m not going to pay six dollars every time I want to play a game for 30 minutes, no matter how awesome. What’s good... you get a free life you get to choose when to use it. Unlimited lives for an allotted time could be improved upon as others have stated. Don't get discouraged if you feel like you can't beat a level, you will eventually, and others later will be easier. This is better than its sister game Homescapes, which can be frustrating at times. This one is just more fun. I have played this longer than any other game I have. I just wish I had access to more free games.
Awesome
by Emmlalah on 2018/08/19 05:44
So, I spend a lot of times hunting for and downloading games that look and seem interesting, only to have them either sit on my phone unopened, or played for only an hour or two before getting deleted. I’ve been playing Gardenscapes for a couple years now, and I absolutely love it. I’ve even tried to find other games like it, and have failed to do so. There are plenty of match/redecorate games out there, don’t get me wrong. They just aren’t this one. Even Homescapes by this same company doesn’t have quite the same magic. The areas are beautiful, the choices for decor are great, and I love the little storylines. Austin is adorable! I never spend money on games, but I regularly buy power ups and lives in this one. Let me say now that it is absolutely NOT necessary to spend money to enjoy this game. I simply choose to do so, because I feel it’s worth it. As for people saying the wheel spin is rigged: it’s not. I’ve hit Jackpot 4-5 times. Anyway, I definitely recommend this game as a good time waster, but beware: it’s highly addictive! I’m looking forward to any future games by this company, and I hope they can live up to Gardenscapes! <3
Like the game but hate the consent events
by Jam23504 on 2018/05/28 21:32
I really like the game a lot. It’s challenging and I really like how you can make a space. But I really hate the consent events that the game has been doing since they introduce them. Granted I do like doing the events but not constantly. I like playing games a lot and I do like doing the events once awhile but if it does nothing but events back to back I’m tempted on deleting the game. The reasons why is one I do get bored playing one game constantly, two I like taking breaks between events and play while I’m relaxing not to feel like I’m force to play to keep a certain standing, and finally I don’t have money to get the power ups or coins to keep playing in order to win a level so I can move on. I also been thinking about deleting the game just because of the consent events. The game is really well done and the puzzles can be very challenging but the consent events is the reason for the 3 stars and not a 4/5 star like I was going to do before. Sorry for the long review rant but I feel it was necessary to understand that not everyone like the consent events without a breaks. Breaks are necessary to level off the demands on players and for us to take our time on some levels without a certain demands.
Needs improvements
by firill on 2019/01/12 05:58
Absolutely agree with other reviewer 100%. The game is about building the garden. Ok, I get it that in order to get/do something you need to “call” somebody, open something etc. but at least increase rewards level. Boosters help, but I think it’s done on purpose to lower their power to make players buy for real money (thru in app purchase) booster/coin packages. I don’t mind ads in games, that’s how the makers of the game I guess earn their money and of course from people buying within the app. Of course there should be different levels of difficulty, otherwise it would be too easy and not challenging, but it’s ridiculous that sometimes “super hard level” takes you several days to complete, because you don’t have or don’t buy boosters. People who make this game need to make it more appealing, instead of annoying and frustrating. Some levels have just a few moves to complete it but the difficulty of it requires usage of gazillion boosters and additional moves that you have to get with coins earned through out the game. At the end of each level it gives you 50 or 100 coins, to get lowest booster you need 900coins.... I am thinking of deleting this game and will not recommend it to others, unless changes happen and it’s more enjoyable to play it.
Don't download new update-will lose all lives and friends!!
by Tawanna from boston on 2017/10/15 21:58
Update: oct 2017-app is back to normal and love again. Addicting and so fresh and fun. Love the new leagues and weekend battles are awesome. Recommendation to app: you should add a feature to battle other users live and we try to finish a board side by side view and whoever won would get a prize.. that would be amazing!!! App owners: please fix this issue!! This a warning to help you. They changed it to make you spend money by taking away all your lives if you accrued them after having friends give them to you. I had over 100 and they were gone and when I looked at friends to add they were gone. I only have like 10 when I had 500 people. I found out it's what's happening with everyone on Facebook. They are cheating us. I loved this game and got to level 460. I spent good money too for things but, this is ridiculous. I need to find. New game bc who wants to wait 5 hours to play when each round takes 50 tries to beat. They need to fix this bc it will lose a lot of gamers and will disappear like many of them. Please fix this!!! Thank you
Hate the new update...puzzle graphics quality went down
by museanpanman on 2018/08/19 06:12
I’m giving this game a very low star review. I never review games, but this one is my favorite. Before this review I personally rate it at 5 stars and I recommend it to everyone since I love playing it so much. However, the problem is...the new update for the anniversary of the game. I just updated this game and I HATE the puzzle level graphics. (The rest of the game graphics are fine, it’s just the puzzle levels quality that went WAY down). Before the update the graphics on the level was super detailed and the flowers, fruit, grass, looked realistic. Now the graphics look extremely cartoonish and look like blobs of color. If you’ve ever checked out Homescapes and seen the puzzle level graphics (and didn’t like it, like me)....better get used to it for the new update made the graphics look like Homescapes. I love this game honestly, I’m on level 2,009, never had to spend real life money, (and I’m SUPER proud of that), and I want to keep playing; however, since the graphics quality went down so bad...I’m stopping. The graphics on this game is the main reason why I started playing and I don’t want that to be the reason why I stop playing it as well. PLEASE go back to the old update puzzle level graphics, then I will change my star review to where it SHOULD be.
One of the most expensive games I’ve played
by deafdeb on 2018/04/05 15:15
The rewards are sparse, gameplay reduces your coin stash in no time, and to beat the increasingly harder and harder levels, for renovating the garden areas and progressing through the storyline, you need more and more expensive boosters that cost at least 10 times the coins you earn by solving puzzles. There is no way to break even. Steer clear if you don’t have the money because this game will cost you a bundle of real money, not the inexpensive fun that I thought it would be unless you are extremely patient and willing to stop after renovating one or 2 areas and beating the first 300 levels. After that, you need expensive boosters for almost every level. But if you get this far, you’ll likely be too curious and addicted to stop because gardenscapes is fun and entertaining for fools like me. I just wish free gameplay wasn’t so agonizingly slow, and that I could more easily earn the billions of coins, tens of thousands of boosters and thousands of stars necessary to progress through the game. One star and 60 coins for each level you beat just doesn’t cut it. And special events that earn 100 coins and a few extra boosters aren’t much help either.
Too difficult for casual gaming
by Rthbrk on 2017/10/27 22:31
1) Too many of the levels are too difficult and take too long. This is casual gaming - not a highly strategic thinking game. As such it’s just frustrating. 2) The rewards are too low ... you can never earn enough coins. The developers were too greedy 3) I hate having to earn a star for something stupid. The garden graphics are wonderful and I want to decorate more of the garden. Don’t waste my stars doing something I couldn’t care less about 4) This is major snafu in the game ... I can use some of my earned boosters. But they come only at the very beginning of the game. Please ... please let us choose when we want to employ them. IN CLOSING ... Developers would do themselves a lot of good if they would take some cues from the Pearls Peril devs ... Pearls Peril is not too difficult and as a result it’s perfect for a little relaxation at the end of the day. As a result everyone finishes all the levels - and wants more. In contrast, Playrix games are too difficult for relaxing gaming. As a result way too many people give up prematurely. The Playrix devs seem like inexperienced gamers who had a great idea but didn’t understand the psychological elements of gaming. Homescapes plays much better ... but still has a few of the annoying problems. Dear developers ... please listen to your customer’s feedback.
Overall a fun game
by AgentF0x on 2017/09/11 18:13
This game is quite addicting really. I've spent several hours on this game. I like that you're working towards progression on your garden, so it feels like a reward for your work. Most levels do have a strategy to it. It just might take a little bit to figure out. Yes, you can spend real money on more coins, lives, and boosters, but at level 740, I haven’t had to do that. That doesn't mean that I haven't been tempted to do that, though. The only thing I'd really change is to either increase the amount of coins you get as reward, lower the number of stars required to perform the next task in your garden, or lower the time between lives recharging. It does get frustrating to have to try the same level many, many times over multiple days just to for instance, be able to call Colin to fix the pier just so that he can turn around and tell you, "No I have to fix the stairs, but that requires more stars for me to do that and then even more stars for me to do what you called me out here for to begin with." I digress though, as it is just a game, and a great time-waster. I'd just tweak the rewards system a little bit.
Fun, Challenging, and Entertaining
by Brighteyes272011 on 2018/04/12 03:35
My review falls into the same category of many of the reviews I read. I do love playing this game - the puzzles, reading comments, dialogue and action of the Gardner, dog, and friends. I too liked how the game eases you into to the game by beginner puzzles, but when you enter into the upper levels It may take a couple of days for me because I initially want to beat the puzzle without provided outside any extra help (explosives, disc, etc.) Needless to say, cleverly enough, you do have to use them to complete some levels or be patient as you wait for my Lives to generate. Also, I agree that when you do "win" the unlimited lives for a set number of hours, it would be nice to be able to use on your time. But I figured out a way to hold the activation of the clock...once the prize is revealed, Do NOT continue...just leave the Gardner clapping and leave the app (similar to a holding pattern). Then when you have the 2 hours to play, tap the continue link and play on. But it will on last as long as the special event (i.e. flower growth) lasts. Hope this made since.
Love this game, with caveats
by fartbunny on 2017/12/29 00:18
I really enjoy this game; to me it’s way better than Homescapes. Love the graphics. I do get a bit bored when it takes many tries to beat a level, but I just wait until my lives recharge and try again. Using boosters rarely works for me since I can’t choose where to place them. But sooner or later I get lucky and move on. I agree with the other reviewer about the time bonuses. I’ve learned not to accept them until I have the time to sit for 2 or 6 hours. I also agree about only getting 1 star when you finish a level; there are some extra hard levels that earn 2X the stars, but it does take awhile to earn what’s needed to move on to another day. And I agree that it’s silly to have to spend a star just to call one of the other characters. Last complaint: I wish the special flowers grown for the Orangerie weren’t immediately thrown in the trash when finished. Why can’t we enjoy them for awhile? All that aside, this is still my favorite game; the one I’ve played the longest and haven’t totally gotten bored or frustrated with.
Favorite Game...except for...
by RN38 on 2018/10/13 05:39
Should be 5 stars but it’s too expensive to play or even remain competitive. While this is my favorite game, by far, the coins that are allotted are no way enough to sustain continued play. I understand that a company has to make a profit, but this costs tooo much. The award for winning a game should be at least 450 coins, half of what it costs to continue a level, not a mere 100 coins. We’d have to beat at least 9 levels just to earn enough coins to continue a level or even buy 3 rainbow blasts!!!! The add-ons are waaaaay too expensive. The only “reasonable” cost is the coin vault option. But 3800 coins for 3 rakes? 1900 coins for 3 shovels? 1300 coins for only 3 bombs? If you want more users = more advertisers, more paying users, make it much less expensive to compete!!! The rewards, competitions are, for the most part, fun. Except for the dog training in which one has to start all over again for missing a level. But again, please make it easier on the pocketbook, more fun to compete by reducing the costs of playing, items, etc. to affordable & competitive amounts....PLEASE! Thank you for any & all considerations. Blessings...
Gameplay can last for years
by JenBraucht on 2019/03/06 08:34
The only game that has consistently kept me playing for several years. I’m on level 2098 now. The developers are smart enough to make some levels a little more challenging but there are still easy ones. It does not consistently get harder to the point where you can’t play anymore. Also smart that you get “rewards” for finishing levels... you get to design the garden with your points. Smart incentives get you to play more, like the orangery where you grow a plant and get extra rewards for levels. One of my favorites I’ve seen during a couple holidays are special holiday decor items... if you “buy” them all (with the points you earn) you get the ultimate prize which is like a total mansion makeover. I wish they would take concepts from this game to apply to their other games like township. It takes too long to expand land or buy new houses, so I think, what’s the point? It’s not fun anymore because the rewards are too far in between. This game you constantly get rewards and that keeps you coming back. Smart.
Gardenscapes
by Gamefan2 on 2017/10/10 03:36
My review always stays the same. I am a regular player who has very often nearly deleted the game. It can be addicting and can be fun! BUT...it costs way too many coins for what you win...spend 900 and win usually about 50. At most a hundred. The power ups look the same but can be less effective on some levels than others. I expect a keg of TNT to blow up a goodly portion of the board, not a single layer when a firecracker does the same, just not as widespread. And playing this far I will warn you, the levels where Austin wears red are not nearly as hard as some he is normal. I just beat a level that was not red, I spent nearly two weeks trying to beat this level and was very seriously going to delete the game from frustration. I asked on Facebook if anyone passed it. Fortunately for Gardenscapes the person was actually a real friend. But even at that I beat it on the day I was going to delete it all. Give it a try only if you are hard headed because it will indeed try your patience. And as a PS...don't wast real money because the few times I spent that, I seriously did NOT beat the levels I spent for.
Love Gardening but ....
by K.whitley on 2019/03/06 17:45
I am playing this game in the wintertime because I love to garden. I’m frustrated like “Smoked Joe” because the stars are very hard to earn and to have to use them for chores that you’re not interested in having done just doesn’t seem like a good way to set up a game. I was especially annoyed when I had to fix the bell for the front gate and when I finally ordered enough stars to fix the bell a guest rang the bell and the butler ignored the guest no matter how many times he walked right by her until I earned two more stars (which is passing two more levels) just so that the butler would acknowledge the guest. After that I was forced to earn two more stars just so that the butler would serve lemonade to the guest. The guest will not leave until I earn those two stars and serve the lemonade so she just sits there waiting while I earn stars to do the things that I want to do. These extra chores should be canceled at the players request. I would love to renovate the gardens, that part is so fun, and the puzzles are an okay way to do that but that is why I’m giving 3 stars. Do away with the stupid extra crap and I would pay money to play. Now I am about to stop altogether.
Great game!
by bluebonnet98 on 2018/03/25 17:41
This game strikes a fantastic balance between strategy game and style game—you’re able to decorate the garden with a fair amount of leeway using your winnings from levels. I originally downloaded this for a reward in a different app, but here I am two months later still playing it! There’s a storyline and characters which may be a little shallow, but fun and lighthearted and definitely add to the game. The only issues I have are that coins are earned slowly and any use for them requires a lot. Meaning, you have to win ~18 levels before you can afford to get an extra five moves at the end of one, and a lot more than that to afford power ups. Or you can spend real money for coins if you’re willing to do that kind of thing (I’m not). I’m also an impatient person by nature so I don’t love the limit on lives, but when you win some events it gives you a certain timeframe of infinite lives! Likewise, some events will give you power ups, you just have to save them for the levels you really need them. Overall, any drawbacks are few and balanced out fairly well. I definitely recommend Gardenscapes :)
Love it, but has issues
by Lisa Andresen on 2017/11/16 17:25
I agree with what many other reviewers have said- that you get too few coins in return for beating levels. That alone is frustrating, but another frustrating element is that coins just randomly disappear sometimes. I had over 1,200 coins when I started training the dog this last round, after beating my first round of that, I only had 200!!!! I got back up to 1,700 coins, which I planned to use to buy power ups, watched the “Fishdom” video to get me to the 1,900 I would need, and then, all of a sudden, *after* the video ad, I had only 1,300 coins! Those two inexplicable losses together are the equivalent of over a dozen games won, *poof,* in two days. I’m so frustrated by this bug, I probably won’t be playing again for a while. If the coins were more generously rewarded after winning a level, this bug wouldn’t be so infuriating. But as it is, I’ve spent literally over 100 hours on this game, and I’m really feeling like I’m wasting my time, more than I’m having fun, anymore. Still gets four stars because it’s addictive enough that I did play for over 100 hours, but there ya go.
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Gardenscapes
Description
Welcome to Gardenscapes! Rake your way through a storyline full of unexpected twists to restore a wonderful garden to its former glory! Embark on an adventurous journey: beat match-3 levels, restore and decorate different areas in the garden, get to the bottom of the secrets it holds, and enjoy the company of amusing in-game characters, including Austin, your butler! What are you waiting for? Build your dream garden! The game features: ● Unique gameplay: swap and match, restore and decorate the garden, and enjoy a novel storyline—all in one place! ● Hundreds of unique match-3 levels ● Dozens of in-game characters you can make friends with ● A lovely pet that is always there to cheer you up ● An in-game social network you can use to keep up on all the latest ● Different areas in the garden with unique structures: broken fountains, mysterious mazes, and many more ● A community that comes first—become neighbors with your Facebook friends! Gardenscapes is free to play, though some in-game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this option, simply turn it off in your device's "Restrictions" menu. Enjoying Gardenscapes? Learn more about the game! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gardenscapes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gardenscapes_mobile/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/garden_scapes Questions? Contact our Tech Support at gardenscapes@playrix.com
Money spam
by Alokrot on 2019/04/25 09:44
They are trying to corner you, so that would buy stuff.
Scam don’t purchase the points
by best cup ever on 2019/04/25 09:16
I purchased a promo offer the total was $34.23 including tax and got double charged. iTunes was unable to reverse charge because of third party charge. Apple said the can usually reverse a double bill but for some reason Gardenscapes would not allow it. They suggested to contact Gardenscapes. I emailed this company 5 times with no response. Buyer beware this company ripped me off for 34.23 dollars. Now I’m have to dispute the charge with visa. I’ll let you all know the result. Other than that I used to pay all the time not anymore. Buy the way they didn’t even have the morals to at least give me the coin and booster they over charged me for. And beware I only authorize 1 charge and only put my password in once. Sorry it sounds like I’m gripping I just don’t want this to happen to you
Trice’s Pooh 88
by tricey pooh 88 on 2019/04/25 07:50
Smoked joe is absolutely right I have played this game for a loooong time, I bought coins numerous times and it is set up for u to lose so you can buy more coins, I’m on level 1500+ and I have reached my limit. It takes a long time to renovate the garden. And now that I’m on level 1577 I can’t play the game unless I upgrade and in order to upgrade I have to pay to upgrade
Helllo
by nitro. on 2019/04/25 07:37
I love this game
BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD!!!!
by ashly2113 on 2019/04/25 07:04
This Game Is Nothing Like The Advertisements!!! It really is just matching and being a point away from getting what you.
bad
by vov4ik240685 on 2019/04/25 06:44
надоела тупая игра, есть уровни которые так просят ну купи золота, а то не пройдешь!!! раньше было лучше.
Not what it advertises
by chris r t on 2019/04/25 06:29
So on other games I got this game as an ad, and it shows a scene where you problem solve to fix a scene and watch it unfold and as you correctly pick the best tool for the issue in game, it solves itself and you move on. Pick the wrong tool and you lose. This is how literally every ad plays, so I downloaded the game. I was shocked, bothered, and frustrated to find out I was mislead; this game is more of a candy crush clone with simple clicks for playing through a matching game level. If that’s what the game is, fine. Advertise it like that. The developers give no access to play a game solving problems in a scene by correctly picking tools, but they sure spent time making it look like you could. My biggest issue is why lie? Why not advertise the game for what it is? There’s no problem solving, just clicking to upgrade items after you play a matching game. Why lie? Honestly it’s disheartening at best, and humiliating at worst. Shame.
Give us more coins,cash, and tokens!
by Proudmary528 on 2019/04/25 03:54
This game would be amazing if we would be compensated better for beating levels! You charge so many coins to do mundane things, like call someone, or plant a flower! And seriously, when you hold events, like the holiday ones, give more tokens!!!! I have yet to complete a holiday set, and I play for a couple hours a day in my downtime and at night! It drives me crazy! I would give 5 stars, if these things would change, cause the game is great, and fun in general! Very addictive!
Addictive, but....
by Mmc80 on 2019/04/25 03:47
I love the game, it is super addictive and challenging. What I don’t like is that the coins needed to continue a level (if needed) is really out of proportion to the amount of coins earned. It would be nice to have it a little more equitable as far as what you need to “spend” if needed.
Jude
by Sabbath and Emby on 2019/04/25 03:31
Fun game, usually. I agree with previous rarer. Too many stars needed to check mail, call someone, etc. Getting bored with how slow the progress is.
Misleading
by nessyd71 on 2019/04/25 03:28
The ad to get you to play is misleading. I’m still waiting for the choice to pick tools to complete tasks. Love the game. Wish I could get more than one star for a reward. The different areas take a long time to complete.
addicted
by Duranzilla on 2019/04/25 03:13
love this game !! 10/10 recommend
Greedy
by OOBProd on 2019/04/25 02:24
These guys have an interesting addicting game but the rewards are minor. Here’s what happen, you get a challenging game that takes you several attempts and I swear that each time you get close...bam ... they make it so you can’t finish. They wonderfully (sarcastically said) offer that if you want to pay 900 coins you can continue. Don’t fool yourself, they control the outcome that is designed to get you to feel better if you purchase more coin. Like I said they reward you with little so that you are tempted to give in and buy more coins. These guys to me are worse than those casino apps. At least there you know what’s being done to you.
Cannot play
by Barefoot&crazy on 2019/04/25 02:02
The game is made so cleaning the garden is not a possibility! I understand they want us to spend money but there are little to no rewards given that could be put towards moving farther in the game. Every chore is irrelevant and is worth a start but the stars are incredibly hard to achieve! Make the puzzles easier so the actual game can be played!
Okay
by gfhigxdyin on 2019/04/25 02:00
It’s dumb the adds it gives me on my other games is nothing like the game
Like the game but expensive
by Dammannc on 2019/04/25 01:41
I really enjoy playing the game. However, you are greeeeeedy! 900 coins for 5 more plays but earn almost always less than 100 coins when you complete a level. I’ve spent way too much money on this game. I guess that makes me the idiot! 🙄👿🙄👿
Super fun!
by juiceco81 on 2019/04/25 00:58
Really fun and challenging game.
Stars
by Sosebee77 on 2019/04/25 00:57
You could really give more stars for completing one task. Specially when the level is hard
Amazing game!
by 1at on 2019/04/25 00:35
I usually do not like matching games, but this is exception! I have been playing this game for more than a year and a half now, and actually enjoy it more now that when I started. It has a lot of unique features that make it different from most matching games, and there is always more to restore/customize in the gardens. Also the storyline that keeps going in Austin’s facebook-like feed is interesting. I don’t understand the reviews that say you can’t earn coins and boosts - there are ALWAYS events going on that passively give you LOTS of bonuses/boosts to use in levels - a lot of games are pretty stingy with that stuff, but not Gardenscapes. I don’t anticipate getting tired of this game any time soon.
Why not!
by not human ep on 2019/04/25 00:28
Why isn’t it like the adds like you just drag the materials/supplies to the broken house items? It’s not it’s one of those that you only get 1 star and everything is one star then you have to do another to get another star you should get 4 stars at least.! I wish it was like the adds.
great game
by maxliu789 on 2019/04/25 00:12
real great game
NOT GOOD AT ALL !
by Truth Begins Master on 2019/04/25 00:02
The levels are hard and the advertisement is FAKE cos that’s not what the game is. Levels are hard. Fake advertisement. not much to do. AND IT DOESNT HAVE MANY GAME OPTIONS you can only play that candy crush game 🙄 so disappointing.
Needs improvement
by Alimamae on 2019/04/24 23:48
Why not let us keep any power ups we have when we complete a level? Austin needs to spend time working on gardens and repairs and not talking on the phone. If he does have to call someone then they should give him a life or power up for calling.
Annoying but cool
by Lightning grl on 2019/04/24 23:25
The good part is the selection of decor I love ❤️ it. The bad part is that the power ups are so bad and the firecrackers are weak plus Austin is so annoying and treats me like a baby and reminds me a lot ANNOYING!!!!!!
Love!!!
by SpanishRocNY on 2019/04/24 22:36
This game is sooo addicting!! Love the challenges and freebies!
Love this game!
by Buckeyenutz on 2019/04/24 22:17
I have the most beautiful gardens! I work on them in my free time and on rainy days. Austin and his friends are entertaining. It is almost as if I am a part of their world. There are times that I forget I am playing a game.
No Fun Without Dog Training
by Addicted to word games on 2019/04/24 21:26
Too hard to progress without spending real $$, which since they quit weekly dog training, I returned to level 1 and will never spend another dollar!
Vary hard
by 27786)0;86;@7; on 2019/04/24 21:15
I am not great at puzzles but this was stupid because non of the moves help you get the thing it wants I absolutely cannot say I recommend this game. -sincerely Aggravated player
Ads
by breadkittens player on 2019/04/24 20:53
So, its your minigame on your add that got me to download. Sadly i wasted my time by not looking at your app page in the app store. In the minigame you get objects that you use to fix the broken things in the room. It is extremely misleading to see that thats what your showing on the add but not what your doing in the app! I was exited to get a larger version of the minigame witch is what its for, i didn’t want that average candy crush style game! Ive never seen a game quite like the one you showed in the add, i wanted to play that. Its original.
Fun, addictive, difficult, and a scam for your $$
by MACSIDE on 2019/04/24 20:47
This game is truly fun and addictive. I really do enjoy this game.....BUT BEWARE! The puzzles are pretty much preset or already determined with a minimal amount of moves to be able to pass a level (especially higher levels). With an "infinite" amount of guesses to find those moves, it makes some of these levels impossible to pass even with 5-6 boosters. The payout or rewards when passing a level (especially the more difficult levels) is very low. I've been stuck on a super hard level for nearly 3 days. I've used earned coins, a variety of boosters, and different tactics. In some cases, choosing boosters from the start were actually useless or made things worse. I don't plan to pay or buy coins for this particular game, to be honest, as I can see (and from what i've read) that it's just a "scam" for your money. The way the game is designed and setup, you might as well throw your money away. Like other reviews, I will uninstall this game very soon.
Money
by Clardy0810 on 2019/04/24 20:40
This games is all about money. The rewards are minimum and the levels are almost impossible without power ups and stuff which cost money. It’s a waste
Why do I have to pay for updates
by confused05 on 2019/04/24 20:36
Why do I have to pay for updates
Rigged so you have to spend
by Bamfoozeled on 2019/04/24 20:29
This game is so hard at the upper levels that it is almost impossible to win without spending money. And, the wheel is rigged so you only “win” what they allow you to win. When you spin the wheel you can watch it slow down and speed up so you don’t win the jackpot.
Nice game, but....
by Chumly175 on 2019/04/24 19:47
They are out to make money and a lot of it!! Trying to complete a level could take three days and you only get one star and 50 coins!! And to do anything in the game you need stars. Also they only give you five lives and you have to wait about 30 mins to gain one life!!! I was stupid and spent money, but I’m done!! They aren’t gonna get anymore of my money!! What a waste!!
Love it and hate it
by Meg Stick on 2019/04/24 18:58
Love the game love beating levels to achieve stars and expand my gardens but there are times it takes days to beat a level bc of the limited lives. I suggest not starting this game if you haven’t already. As far as the people making the games. The levels with lots of power ups are the best. But there def needs to be more lives available or how the hell do u even play the game? Oh right buy lives. No thanks. UPDATE: the developers say ask friends for lives or buy more coins... but first off I’m not bugging random people. Secondly I’m not spending money on it. I watch enough adds playing it that they make plenty of money. Additionally if you want people to watch the ads they have to play the game. I can’t play the game if I’ve been stuck on the same level for days- weeks. They need to make the game playable. Waiting 30 min for one life? Either make lives more accessible or make the levels easier. In other games u can earn more money, lives, etc to continue playing but in this game u can’t earn more lives. You would think they would want you playing this game all day and watching their ads and making them money. I would gladly spend a day off binging on Netflix and playing this game if I could in fact play all day.
Gardenscapes
by Joy3286 on 2019/04/24 18:48
Really like the game. I do wish you got more stars for beating the levels as some of them are very challenging without boosters. Other than that it is a great game!
Ridiculous
by tieeners on 2019/04/24 18:43
I agree and why is it I have to pay to update the game and like others said one star per a board and the extras always come in last couple moves and it’s just stupid and like I get the garden finished in and area and I still don’t have new section open I don’t know good concept just got to improve some things I got so many things that you could do to better the game
Good game
by MezzoMegOg on 2019/04/24 18:34
This game is a good stress reliever.
Love this game
by Holdit x6 on 2019/04/24 18:05
Very entertaining
Good Game But....
by Catalily31 on 2019/04/24 17:24
I enjoy playing this game but there are a few things that are irritating about it and I have to get if off my chest. The safe that you offer to buy coins accumulated. Why do I have to pay for coins that I obviously earned on my own? That’s not fair to your players at all. I also think there should be an option to have different characters as yourself, would love to have a young vibrant female as a character, it’s possible to still have the Butler in the scenarios but give your customers more options to keep them from getting bored. I also think the coin prizes should be a little larger than 50-60 coins for obviously hard work solving the puzzles that can be difficult . You have a good game here but your customers are going to start to think that it’s only a money racket to get ahead and lose interest .
Nothing like the adds
by 42363774 on 2019/04/24 16:52
Sure it’s an ok game, but one star for those puzzles, come on. The puzzles take for eternity to finish. Yet, you are only rewarded one star. I expunged the app soon after purchase.
Review
by deb 831 on 2019/04/24 16:43
I agree one star per level especially on very hard levels are ridiculous. Just a waste if time and battery power.
Disappointed
by Disappointrd gardner on 2019/04/24 16:21
As the levels get higher, the fun of playing the game decreases as the success in completing the levels are less attainable and few and far between. Would rather start back at the beginning when one could actually fix up the garden again.
Frustrated
by mad222222 on 2019/04/24 15:28
When I first started playing the game it was fun the higher the level the harder the challenge and challenges for every little thing, from phone calls to giving the dog a treat and don’t get me started on the paint cans which I knew was going to be a disaster. Just a bunch of meaningless challenges that get you nowhere. very little stars. it takes me too long to get through the challenges.
Needs changes
by hailey52803 on 2019/04/24 15:28
This game is ridiculous. 1 star for completing a level. Which they make stupidly difficult. The harder the level the more stars you should earn. Then they charge a crazy amount of coins to continue a level if you cant get it on the first try, which happens alot. The one thing that made me download this game in the first place was an ad showing how you need to help save your garden and animals from trouble and so far i have not been able to do that. False advertising. Its just another candy crush with no real rewards It will take you 5 years to get anything done in this game
Is it worth it?
by bkau11 on 2019/04/24 15:17
Hello.... this is my review and I’m talking about this game but you know, I think that this game doesn’t give you a lot of things to decide on because, #1 this game doesn’t give you a lot of power ups and you have to pay 99.99 dollars 💵 ca ching that is a lot of money wasted because you want a lot of money on the game. And whenever I tap on Austin all he says is “oh you 😱 me I mean why not program him to say a little bit more. And I also don’t like how everyone just walks in the backyard with no one knowing that is a little creepy😐😬 you know. One more thing that I do not like about the game I mean the updates take like 10 minutes for it to load. Kay now I will not be a critic about the game I really like how this game has you only get 1 star ⭐️ because you want it to be fair not give us 2 each time because you could pay for a lot of stuff which would just get boring because all your doing is picking which one you like over and over. Now I’m done
Too Hard
by FireflyRidge on 2019/04/24 15:10
I’ve been trying to beat level 63 for DAYS and am about ready to just quit and delete the game for good. I’ve barely started and progress has come to a screeching halt. So extremely frustrating! I was really enjoying seeing the gardens go through their transformation, but now the game is just proving to be a disappointment.
Fantastic story
by Salems Mom on 2019/04/24 15:08
It’s fun to kill time and see what the storyline consists of. I wish the levels were a bit more balanced past 200.
Pay to win 😢😢😢
by Okbit on 2019/04/24 14:30
I love the game but theres no way you will progress without buying every single run
Game
by Caddo lake on 2019/04/24 14:16
I like the game but u don’t get enough of coins I hate that an it take to min coins to do things. An I don’t like u have to have all those flowers an it takes all ur couns
Tiered of this game
by Ruthbluemoon on 2019/04/24 13:52
I do like it a lot but there’s to many stupid levels just to do one little thing like feed the cat welcome people I deleted this game like 4 times I think I’m about to delete again I spend money on coins and still can pass some of the levels I do like a challenge but this is to much waste of time and money I want to build it I have 4 cats and a dog don’t need a fake one i will give you one star for graphics
Need to make game sharing with friends
by mykhael2001 on 2019/04/24 12:52
I would give it a 5 star but the game is lacking the ability for players to connect with their friends, and be able to visit their gardens to see their progress, it doesn’t all your friends to see what level you are at. Only you can see your garden which makes it boring because you can’t compete with your friends. Would be engaging if it was set up like FarmVille. The reward is very little. You get only one star for completing a level. This needs to be improved.
Addictive game!
by adkhikergi on 2019/04/24 12:50
Can't put this down! Love "restoring" the gardens. I just wish the harder levels were worth more stars. Takes too long to earn stars.
Too much fun
by missmerri1965 on 2019/04/24 12:25
Awesome, wonderful game...
Slow moving
by toomuchworkforarating on 2019/04/24 12:01
The actual game is pretty good. However there is WAY too much dialogue.
Garden
by Mizarchi on 2019/04/24 11:35
I Love it ❤️I play in my free time everyday😍
It’s okay
by Pammi73 on 2019/04/24 10:53
It’s just okay it’s says you have to collect so many pieces and then don’t give you enough or let’s say you have to collect 20 they don’t start giving you any to collect until you only have 10 changes left disappointed
Awesome
by AwesomeSauce67 on 2019/04/24 09:47
Very addictive. I don’t even play Fishdom or Genies & Gems as much!!! Love it
Best game ever
by ZhrSH on 2019/04/24 09:45
I’m on level 1312. This game is addicting. What I love about it most is the fact that although the levels get harder, they don’t get impossible to beat. And the scenery is very cute as well. The only game I’ve ever recommended. Keep doing the great job and thank you.
Not bad
by SusyCruel on 2019/04/24 06:43
It helps kill time.
Awesome!
by shelbs22897 on 2019/04/24 04:50
Super fun and addictive game, only thing is I wish the lives would refill faster
Fun and well made
by Kaboomaster09 on 2019/04/24 04:29
Some levels are really hard, but they are possible, with a little strategy and luck and maybe after a few tries.
Wow
by Lover the game on 2019/04/24 03:02
I’m addicted to this game👍🏾👍🏾❤️❤️👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Very addictive but fun!
by Flightless_TaxiCab21 on 2019/04/24 02:28
Fun, calm and enjoyable.
Unfair
by NobHillSnob on 2019/04/24 02:09
I literally just started playing this game and already it wants me to spend money. It’s the first game I have ever played and already I have no lives so I have to quit playing. I love gardening and hopefully will find another gardening game.
Great
by Heidilmays on 2019/04/24 01:58
Best game, so creative and fun!
Not random
by JannieRG on 2019/04/24 01:42
Only gave it a one because I couldn’t go lower. No way the game pieces fall random. J/S I had all the “honey” squares gone. And suddenly they were back. And no it wasn’t a level that keeps creating them. I also moved pieces to create the dynamite and it only made a missile. This game is starting to make me extremely angry.
Awesome
by safllyharh on 2019/04/24 00:29
Very addictive
Addictive
by Renasmee fixing up on 2019/04/24 00:03
It’s sooooooo addicting like I’m dyeing. It’s sooo AWESOME
Hard but fun
by montana272 on 2019/04/23 23:46
It’s hard and whatever your working towards for example a small item takes three hard games to pass otherwise would be a four star takes forever to get a small item slow moving but yes addictive
Addictive Game
by Shoquenan on 2019/04/23 23:29
good but addictive
Rewards are not equivalent to the challenge
by Livi99 on 2019/04/23 23:28
One star to complete a level that you need three lives to complete? Unless, of course, you are willing to spend money on boosters. Lemonades drop to the bottom and don’t exit. Fountains require two stars to be built only to be knocked down by fallen trees, which, of course, require two stars to remove. Very frustrating game.
Fun, but very annoying!
by Wendecakes on 2019/04/23 23:09
I enjoy this game, and I have paid money to play because I like it that much. I like designing the gardens. But I really don’t like spending my hard earned stars on stuff I don’t want in my garden, like the tree swing or lights. You should have the option to NOT choose something! This is very annoying. I don’t like that you don’t have your coin total in the section when you play. You wind up using more coins then you might want too, then you have to buy more.
Nothing like the ad said it was😡
by Jewely ☺️ on 2019/04/23 22:50
It isnt the cool “choose the right way to fix this” thing like the ads I always see portray. It’s just like every other matching game. It just has a strict storyline and there’s no freedom to choose what to renovate. The levels get really hard really fast and it’s not worth playing. You have to play matching levels for EVERYTHING you do and there soooo boring. There isn’t much of a reward for beating the levels but one “star” you can use to add up and buy preset sets of whatever furniture the story says to buy. (There’s only 3 choices. There’s only so many times you can use the same 3 designs of furniture before your “garden” looks just like everyone else’s games) If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary app realm or something fun to play, this is DEFINITELY not it.
Need more stars for levels past
by Tinker5624 on 2019/04/23 22:39
Love game but can spend lots of money to get though hsparder levels.
Love this game
by torchmo on 2019/04/23 22:29
I’m addicted
$$$
by ✨🌙✨✨ on 2019/04/23 21:56
The game is fun and addictive. I do find it frustrating though, if I set my phone down for a second to pet my dog when she jumps up on my lap, that the level I’m trying to beat sometimes times out and I lose all the power ups I’ve earned. I have to start the level over either with nothing, or I have to use power ups I’ve purchased.. I feel like my money is getting stolen when this happens. It’s made me angry more times than I can count.
So many hard levels
by NalaJessica on 2019/04/23 19:44
After 2000 levels,there are so many hard levels every two levels. I mean I don’t get it, it’s so hard to play with, this game is fun to play. But it just too much hard levels
Fun
by Jimmy Capuano on 2019/04/23 19:40
This game is fun and quite addictive. I recommend it. Try not to spend too much money. On boosters!
Fun game
by freddyp13 on 2019/04/23 19:30
This game is very addicted and fun. Wish they could give us more coins.
Offer
by omid ali omid on 2019/04/23 19:10
I vote is 5 stars But when the game has a champion I can play 25 levels and is too bad I want to play this game and I enjoy But every week I have 25 levels and ever time I lose in champion
Not the game that was advertised
by 5toneMan on 2019/04/23 18:02
This is nothing like the game that you advertised. I would be giving this five stars if I was solving house problems using logic based thinking but instead this stupid game is another lame fruit switch game. This is not 1994. Give me the game you keep advertising as homescapes and Gardenscapes. I really do want to play the games that you advertised. Not this junk. I don’t care what benches are in this dudes garden! I’m really sick of this brand of marketing that just blatantly lies about content, promising one thing and delivering something completely different. I wish you would respect my time. Advertise what you sell, please.
Ugh
by 1971Pinto on 2019/04/23 17:33
Still waiting for the game they advertised. Don’t like that I get things done in the garden only to have them destroyed by paint and falling trees.
Gardenscapes
by Disappointed was already taken on 2019/04/23 16:34
Lots of fun. Colorful and challenging.
Uhhh
by 😋💯💯 on 2019/04/23 16:07
I’m in love with this game! I’m currently on level 518 lol. Although there are some things I do not like about this game. The rewards for completing levels are kinda low. As well as I always find myself clicking and buying (with the coins in the game) things I don’t want and I can’t go back. Other than that I play this game every day and I definitely recommend!
Love my garden!
by echeg5 on 2019/04/23 16:00
In a small apartment and I don’t have a card, so I get to live vicariously through Austin’s garden.
Love this game
by Ivy22334 on 2019/04/23 14:50
Absolutely love this game! I can’t stop playing!
Seriously.
by guest83748 on 2019/04/23 13:13
Ok look I now people say it’s good but the ad for this is someone saying why is this so hard but when They do good they smash something with the mallet, HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THAT DUMP, is the person who says it’s hard a 6 or 7 year old like how could if the person was a adult use the mallet
Great Game
by jigga2683 on 2019/04/23 12:30
Very addictive. Love the tasks and the mini games. Don't have to spend money if u don't want to but very affordable if u do. Love it!
I hate match 3 games
by FashyFasci on 2019/04/23 08:44
From the ad I was watching I thought I just had to repair things. Now that I tried it I realized it’s yet ANOTHER match 3!!!! 😡😡😡😡😡
I’m so annoyed and done with this company.
by ReyniFace on 2019/04/23 08:43
When I get done with a very long day of school, work and then being an only parent I like to play games to help me wind down. I used to like this game. Otherwise why would I have had it for years? Well, everything is just too expensive and it takes forever to save up. Also, sometimes the levels are ridiculously hard and then others where it’s super easy or even the retry’s where it specifically waits for you to use a power up then it makes it so easy (lately only when all three are used). Another thing that annoys me a lot, is when I get some power ups and they take the only good move, available on the board. If I’m going to spend those expensive power ups, I want to choose when and where to use it. Also, power ups should almost guarantee the win, but they often don’t because they want you to spend more. Not to mention these passed couple of levels have been so hard that I tried multiple power ups and then even three at one point and still couldn’t get passed the next one. This made earning enough for all the cute Easter stuff impossible or it would end up costing me all of my hard earned power ups. I’ve earned so much but I think once I use them I will be deleting this bogus game with levels you have to pay so much for, for such little reward. I’ll make sure to look out for other games made by this company and avoid them. Stupid company will be losing a customer. Also this game takes up a lot of space and is very good at draining my battery.
Love it
by Kianhu71 on 2019/04/23 08:25
I love this game I play it every single day
Great game
by Mitegeorge on 2019/04/23 06:05
Love the game great to pass the time and very addictive. You will get caught up in the different ways you can fix the garden and mixing all the themes, well I like to just to see the outcome. Only downside is after a certain level you no longer get the double start levels. And it takes more and more stars to complete tasks. Other than that would certainly say get this game you will love this game.
Gardens apes
by stlhere on 2019/04/23 05:52
Once you start it’s hard to stop. Getting the bonuses..., up all night
Gardenscapes
by Vetusnasm3 on 2019/04/23 05:32
I like the game, but some of the levels are very difficult. There is no way a 4 year old could play this game. I suggest making the minimum age 10+. I was also disappointed that the game originally advertised is no where to be found. Very dissatisfied with that. This game can get somewhat boring and manotmus.
Frustrating.
by Cer1950 on 2019/04/23 05:29
Game gets way to frustrating and hard too fast with no advancement.
Great fun!
by TJinWA on 2019/04/23 04:57
A game and building a garden, very entertaining!
Ad play different than game play
by Ahdhynkckbg on 2019/04/23 03:51
When will the developers make a version that’s similar to ad play where you fix things by trial and error and not the endless cycles of bejeweled? That’s really what we all want.
Playrix Knows What They’re Doing!
by Zesmithers on 2019/04/23 03:16
Not much to say but that I love most of Playrix games. All that I play. Gardenscapes has a special place in my heart because it was my first match-3 WITH renovating which was a game changer for me. The graphics are just beautiful and put the competition to shame. I love the story, it’s nice to have a really wholesome story in comparison with all of the junk available- it’s refreshing. I would just love to see y’all incorporate a type of water park section! You know us players love our water features 😉😆. Keep up the great work!!
Smoked Joe
by One tire mama on 2017/10/14 03:15
Love the game, but the Rewards are very low and there is no appreciation. I hate that you can't earn enough coins to do anything. Are you for real, only 1 star for completing a level? And why do you charge for calling someone? That's totally ridiculous. It's quite obvious that Austin is the laziest butler on earth. In real life he would be fired. Solving the puzzles are ridiculous, the puzzles are rigged to lose, requiring you to buy coins. You earn so little you can't go on. You can't earn enough coins to buy boosters. So little reward for continuing. I have just about reached my limit, I'm sure this has been a very rewarding game for you, so I wish you the best, because I'm though with paying astronomical prices to lose. I played for a short time, longer than I intended, but now I'm through paying for constantly losing and then not being able to earn coins or rewards, without having to buy with cash the things you want. If you haven't obtained your pay for this game, it's because you have ran your players off. I come back daily to try for coins via watching apps I have no intention obtaining. As for playing the game that's out. I no longer enjoy the lazy butler. You have to earn stars just to greet the guests? Get real. You can't rehab the gardens due to having to buy ridiculous chores. You should not have to use stars to get the mail, answer the gate, train the dog, clean the pavements. I would like to build the gardens, isn't that what this game is about?
Fun, challenging, interactive & addictive
by SoSass76 on 2017/10/07 01:25
I started playing Garden Escapes a few months ago! There are many challenging levels along the way. Once you learn the various tricks and techniques of using the boosters and how to combine them to get more Banff for your buck, then the levels are a bit easier to best. I've between stuck on some levels for days on end, which seem impossible to beat. Those particular difficult levels, I find that without using extra boosters they would be nearly impossible to beat. The amount of moves in any given level are few, and so is best to use each move wisely and not waste moves unnecessarily. I have purchased extra coins on occasion in order to help me "continue" a game for 900 coins. It's only because the average coins earned per game seems to fall in the 55-65 coin range. So... It takes a long time to earn enough coins to help make progress in the game. My one huge criticism about the game is that when you make a move on your very last turn, it will not allow you to make moves (I.e., blow up bombs, etc...) like you can when you are playing with other turns in the game- that you can make extra moves before all the blocks settle into place. That is a big annoyance that you cannot do that on the very last move- it could make a difference of winning that level. So 4.5 stars! BTW, Home Escapes, by Playrix is just as fun, and maybe even a slightly better game!
Fun, but annoying at times
by Im14speed on 2017/09/15 02:47
Ok, where to start. When I started playing this I really didn't know what to expect. The levels started fun/easy, then the challenge began. Some of the levels took me a day or two to beat, but with any game that is to be expect. I do love playing the fireworks challenge and building the flower. I just wish, like others have stated, when you reach the unlimited lives stage, for 2, 4, or 6 hours, the time would be on our time not the clocks. So I will give you a heads up on that. Don't start playing for unlimited lives unless you have the "time" to play your time. It does sound confusing, but it is what it is. I absolutely love the graphics on this game. Building different gardens with plants, water features, stone pavers, etc makes it seem like you accomplish something. I also like the fact the ads, your choice to watch, gives you extra stars. However, I have run into a problem with that. I can watch the ads, but I can't close it to get my "credits". Hopefully the tech people will get that fixed soon. Anyway, if you enjoy building things (in this case gardens) you should enjoy this game. If I had one gripe, it would be I can't get enough bombs to blow things up. The more bombs I have the happier I am. And no I'm not crazy. When you start playing you will see what I'm talking about yourself. Happy gardening!!!
If you're spending a lot of money you're playing way too much
by Ash sidedness on 2017/09/14 04:37
I'd actually give 4 1/2 but whatever.. so let me start by saying the game is great. At least to me it is and I never really liked these kind of matching things in a row type games. It's challenging, fun and visually quite nice. I agree with some of the reviews that state you gotta do a lot for a little in return. Sometimes there will be a task that requires you to hire some help and one task will be to find someone to call for help and the next task will be to actually make the phone call. That's a little annoying to look forward to if you want to continue playing. A lot of people complain about it being expensive but these must be people that A. Have no self control. B. Probably are playing way more than they should be. Okay, I get that games can be addicting and I myself have sat for hours playing games I've thoroughly enjoyed but if you find yourself spending money on this daily or to a point that you're complaining about it, you probably don't have the financial comfort to be spending money on phone games and I suggest taking a break and going for a walk. Or download another game to play while you wait for more lives. Overall fun game and my only suggestion is to give out some goodies(bombs, shovel, rainbow thing) a tiny bit more often or at least make that daily wheel spin thing have better prizes.
Fun but annoying
by whäle on 2019/03/29 16:29
This game is definitely addicting and can be fun, but also very frustrating at times. As others have mentioned the levels get progressively harder as you go on. You can end up wasting lots of power ups and coins trying to beat a level and still lose. Also the rewards stay pretty much the same so you’re basically always getting diminishing returns as you play. But by far the most annoying thing for me is the multi-step process needed to restart a level when you lose or decide to quit. Whenever there is any kind of challenge active where you have to collect things or earn rewards, there is always a pop up where Austin asks if you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you want to lose your rewards/collected items from that level, trying to get you to use your coins and continue. Yes Austin, I am 100% sure I would rather give up these 15 apples I matched than waste my coins on 5 more useless moves that will bring me no where close to winning the level. Of course there is no option to disable these popups, probably because they are just a poorly disguised attempt to get people to spend money on coins. This used to be less of a problem because there weren’t always challenges going on so usually there would be no popup. Now the challenges are constant, and I have to mash the end level button multiple times to blow through Austin’s unhelpful advice every single time I lose or quit.
One of the best match three games out there
by Hodgepodge Brain on 2017/11/01 13:49
Match three games have become notorious for being boring, same-y, and uninspired. I cannot say the same for this game. The original premise intrigued me, I hadn’t seen many other in the genre have an objective outside the levels that was purely based on customizing an in game area. So I tried it and that was over a year ago. Each level presents new challenges and I love how you need strategy to win some levels, even with the power ups. Additionally there are some levels that just need luck, or the biggest explosion you can make. The levels all together feel balanced. It’s not too hard but it’s challenging enough to keep me playing. And I love the garden. I love gardening in real life, so the idea that I have this massive mansion with extensive grounds just makes me so happy. Finally my final praise for the game comes from one key aspect. The fact that performance on each level doesn’t determine how many stars you get. If I complete a level I get one or sometimes two stars. There’s no experience bar that I have to fill, and I am so glad there isn’t. If my performance in level determined the number of stars I’d receive, I would have gotten too frustrated by the game a long time ago and wouldn’t still be playing. So this right here is a match three game done right.
Addicting, But Frustrating
by GoldenTree12 on 2017/11/13 00:48
First of all, I want to say that I love absolutely love this game! It is very well advertised, and it is such good quality. I really enjoy the storyline and the beautiful garden. However, I do have a couple of problems with this game. During the first couple of days I easily went through and played the levels. However, when I hit the 60’s it got hard. Now, I’m not complaining about the difficulty level, but there is a frustrating cycle when you just can’t complete a level. If you don’t have enough coins to buy more moves, then you don’t have enough coins to buy a power up. You can spin the wheel every day to win prizes, but you rarely get something you can use to win that level. Also, if you can’t when the levels and you don’t get any stars, and if you don’t get any stores and you can’t complete any of the challenges and win coins! You see where I’m going with this?It’s almost like the game is forcing you to purchase coins if you need an extra boost I a level.😕 Even after all this, I still love this game and gave it four stars for its originality and fun! I do ask that there be an easier way to get coins, though, like on Homescapes when you check in consecutively, you get coin rewards. I think that would be a great addition to Gardenscapes! Thank you to all the creators of this game, you guys are awesome!
Fun and Productive
by Oogie 81 on 2018/09/21 16:06
This is by far my favorite game and has been for a very long time (I’m legit addicted). It is exciting to build such amazing gardens when in real life I am unwittingly the grim reaper of foliage, unable to keep a simple house plant alive despite my best efforts. I also have a proclivity towards cleanliness and being in control (plants aren’t the only things running away from me screaming). Cleaning up the garden and decorating it the way I want helps quell my OCD (free and sometimes $9.99 therapy) and makes me feel productive while I am escaping life (being super lazy) for a bit (usually hours) to play this game. I think the levels are a good mix of difficulty (except when I can’t beat one and am yelling at my IPad) and the game makers appear to listen (not to me yelling at my IPad) and make positive changes when something is not favorable. The daily prize wheel is nice, but for as much as I play I have only hit the jackpot two times and I find these odds a little suspect (omg I need to get a life). The only other complaint I have are the number of stars sometimes needed to complete a task (if only I ran the world...). But let’s be real, these are silly frustrations in the grand scheme of life. This game will continue to be my guilty pleasure (relaxing anti-social personality skill strengthening module) for a long time.
Fun, but the game cheats to try to get your money
by living.lucid on 2018/06/04 13:52
I’ve been playing this for many months now, and while I enjoy the premise and the gameplay, I found that the game purposely tries to prevent me leveling up. I currently have 23 extra lives (probably the 5th or 6th time I’ve accumulated this amount) that I got from the daily spin. I purposely press the stop button on different parts of the wheel, and yet I STILL get extra lives every time. It’s totally fixed. I’ve found myself stuck on levels for weeks because what I really need is a power up to give me the edge to pass the level, but I’m buried alive in extra lives instead. Additionally, I’ve found that if I start blowing through levels too quickly, the game will purposely make my lose a level by refusing to drop the needed shape. I’ve had more than twelve moves left to me after gathering all the gnomes or the lemonade but one, and despite making matches right beneath where I need things to be rearranged, the game will just keep dropping useless shapes for all of my 12 moves and purposely prevent me from winning. I’ve noticed that the only way to combat this programmed cheating is to just stop playing. I won’t open the app for days and then suddenly the game provides everything I need to pass a level I’d been stuck on for 9 days. It’s very frustrating, and there have been several times I’ve considered just deleting it.
Fun with a cute story
by CyndyML on 2018/05/24 22:49
I really like these games, and this one has the perfect level of difficulty for me. You absolutely do not have to spend money on this game, but I did after I played it quite a bit. I just felt that they had given me so much enjoyment that I morally owed them for the game. Some people have complained about the story line. I find it fun. I tend to save up my stars, and then play a bunch of them at one time, but I don’t start a new day until I want to refill my lives. Edit: it’s months later, and I still love this game. I buy coins a couple times a year when they are on a super sale, but only because I want to support the game designers because it’s a terrific game. (I have over 70,000 coins, so it really is just because I feel they should get paid for their effort!) The only two things I’d change: (1) lower the chances of getting a life on the wheel - I have over a hundred in my mailbox, and bombs, etc. are so much more useful. (2) toss some timed games into the higher games because they’re more fun than muddy fruit or purple vines. Also, I really appreciate that if I have the game sound off, there aren’t noisy pop-up ads. I end up playing at night if I have insomnia, and this is one of the games I can play without fear of waking my husband! Love this game!
Awesome game
by Lilpeach29 on 2018/04/19 11:48
I’ve been playing this game for over a year, maybe even two, and i love it. I wanted to write a review to be clear that the game is not impossible without spending money, not even close. I’m on level 1300 or so and have never spent a dime. You do have to be prepared to be patient and play some levels many times until you win. I guess if you’re looking for it to be really easy and to just soar through the levels, this game might not be for you, but i love that it’s realistically challenging. Most importantly, in my opinion, is this is a free game WITHOUT ads!! I’m not sure how they manage to put out a game this engaging and fun without ads, but maybe they could teach other companies... You do need power ups once in a while, BUT, you can easily get them for free by playing the optional challenges they give you, and by logging in each day to collect your free daily prize. My suggestion to developers, if you read this, is to fix up the rockets. They explode things that make no sense, like pieces that have already disappeared, or prioritizing dropping lemonade glasses rather than things that make way more sense. Also, if someone uses a power up on a level, it would be nice if it didn’t enter by interfering with other matches that are pre-setup for that round.
I love it and it’s fun to play but....
by Mimibfly6622 on 2018/02/09 05:48
First off, I just want to say that I absolutely love this game. I love the aspect of decorating the home, the plot, all of that. The only thing that gripes me about it is that, the game is so transparent in the fact that they make like 2 or 3 levels in a row super easy like passing it in 1 or 2 lives and then they’ll give you a level that you can’t pass for a week, like making it impossible, and you can only pass if you use the power ups or use the coins for more turns. After about a week and the game notices that you don’t use any of it, they make the level on probably the 9th day SUPER easy to pass and you’ll move on. I’ve noticed this about 6 or 7 times in the game and I’m upper 100 levels. Now to be fair, A LOT of puzzle games are like this. Homescapes is just visually appealing enough to make it bearable. The reason why I don’t mind it so much is because I play it a lot on my free time or when I’m bored so playing it, knowing I’m going to lose a level because they’ll make me wait to see if I use the power ups, is killing time for me until I actually pass it. Besides all of that, if you don’t like games that have that same interface and strategy with its players then this game is probably not for you, but it is a very well looking game with load of fun puzzles to play from!
The Nicest Game Ever
by Kellyfireangel on 2017/10/16 06:09
This is, seriously, the "nicest" game on the internet. Austin is like your super-supportive friend, who's so positive it's almost creepy, but you gotta love him, because he's just so nice. I started playing this game as part of an offer to earn gold in another game I play, and I've been a daily player ever since. The match-3 levels are pretty addictive and challenging, and they're always changing and adding new features, so it stays fresh and interesting. At the same time, you're fixing up the gardens and having adventures with Austin. All the neighbors you meet are fun characters, with interesting backstories. It's all gorgeously rendered, and totally bug-free. You can play offline. Fun little events happen pretty frequently. Best of all, there's practically ZERO ad-presence... you have the option of watching videos for coins from time to time, but ads are never shoved in your face. I think this game is designed to appeal to older adults-- hence, the 80's-supermarket-style music, but I really think anyone can have fun with it. I am seriously just impressed with the quality of it. The only things I'd potentially change about this one: faster recharge on lives, different music options, and more customization options for the garden decor. But it's serously pretty great as it is.
Right on Smoked Joe
by gggggg's on 2018/10/11 17:56
I’ve been playing this game for about a year. I have made the same remarks that you noticed. I have my own garden. I work my but off in it. The game maker does not listen to our comments. Sad because this game could be lots of fun. Like you I’m tired of losing. I did not come on this site or to play this game to spend my cash money. Like you I agreed that their rewards are way,way to low. And getting stars are to difficult then they want to take them away to feed the dog answer the Mail. People that make this game you really do need to restructure and give your played better rewards. Your other game in the house with Austin is just as bad for all the same reasons. Looks to me that you could learn from your players. Those that love it and rate it high have not spent money on losing. That not why we play your game. Challenging is good but impossible is bad, very bad. The higher the level the more impossibly the games become. It is evident that you want to hook your players in to spending many, many real time bulks cash money to play your game. I’ll look in from time to time but after my third review and you still have not made changes for the better, I see no reason to continue. The whole purpose for a review is to upgrade and work out the problems. Your game makers need to realize that we like your game but you need to make changes for the better.
I will literally never delete this game
by Loplj on 2019/02/24 05:24
I have had this game for three years, and I love it more than any other game I have ever downloaded. I love how many things austin can say. The graphics are amazing! I like how when ever you click on something it makes a noise, like if you tap bush is makes a like bush sound or if you click on ice it makes an ice clinking sound. The sheer effort they put into the little social page you can click on is so cute, like im sure not too many people look at it, but its always there, ya know? I love gardening in real life, and I love gardening in the game too, its just so green and lush I love it. If I get to a hard level, I may just stop playing for a few months, but in the end I will always come back. I love my dog (his name is goose!), and how sometimes theres those little training levels. I love the background music its so calming. I do wish there was a way, if you truly needed to, to skip a level like maybe a special ticket thats only available from the treasure chest on the daily wheel. Im 17 years old (female) and my friends sometimes make fun of me for playing it and they call me an old lady but I dont care, I will play this game as long as it exists. I dream to one day finish my beautiful garden alongside my trusty butler, Austin:)
Game can quickly become a money pit
by appcritic512 on 2018/01/27 08:38
Only gets 2 stars because this game is deliberately designed to quickly become a money pit. Decorating the garden should be fun, but this game is designed to frustrate the hell out of any player unwilling to spend real cash to buy coins which are required for everything from Austin’s (lazy butler) chores to answering the stupid phone and feeding the dog. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME! If you purchase coins, they won’t go far because the stupid match puzzle crap you’re required to play and beat will consume your coins in no time. Each puzzle level is designed to require more moves than a player is given to eliminate obstacles to: find gnomes (there are always too many), get rid of acorns, collect specified items (fruit, water drops, etc). Each level increases in difficulty, but the rewards DO NOT increase, nor do the boosters, etc. needed to play the higher, more difficult levels. If you have a physical or learning disability, this game is literally impossible to play and advance in because the stupid puzzles are too difficult to manage. Pity the developers didn’t make this game more user friendly for individuals with physical or learning challenges by providing advancement options to complete other than the stupidly difficult and unrewarding puzzles. ☹️ DELETING GAME...won’t waste money on it and refuse to waste time on stupid online forums plowing thru drivel looking for shortcuts and hints.
Too hard or ?
by e-mAn2799 on 2018/12/16 14:38
I enjoy this game immensely. I really do. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers about the difficulty in some of the levels and how it can take a very long time to pass a level. However, I think it’s somewhat okay. I look forward to the challenge of trying something different the next time I get a chance to play that level. I do not pay anything for the extra stuff. I did it once and felt like a heel. That’s part of the challenge. The only thing that bugs me more than levels being a bit too challenging at times is having to add crap to areas. It sounds so nitpicky as I type this out, but here goes. So we finish the fountain in the garden and then change the basin to a statue that takes like 9 stars to finish? It really takes a long time to finish any area in the garden when we have to do that stuff. I’m all for the challenging levels, but how many stars it takes to do the changes is a bit much. How about giving us the choice of a decoration: maybe the butler really wants the peacock for the basin in he fountain and it costs 3 stars. You like the angel for the basin and it costs 2 stars, maybe the original basin costs 1 Star. Just an idea. I think it would be more fun to have a choice that way.
Too little of a return on the rewards
by Maychaom on 2017/10/14 13:55
Too expensive!!!! The coin returns plus rewards are laughable. It's a scam to ensure the player has to spend money to just beat a level. The boosters, when implemented never seems to be at a place where it can actually help so it's almost useless. Before you know it, you have to buy more boosters and/or time (literally). And the butler is irritating! I quit! After writing the above review I decided to go back and give it another chance. I tried to play the game without spending any money and it was impossible not to. Having said that, not much about the game has been "fixed" or improved upon since my last review. What is the point of reviews if you don't care what your players say? I play other games and never have I had to spend this kind of money playing a game. It is impossible to earn coins from the game because you have to use what you earn (it is a ridiculously small amount) it to buy power ups so it's impossible to build on what you earn. I am almost always at zero. Very disappointing. And the fact that you have to wait another 30 minutes to play again after the five measly chances you are given is stupid. I enjoy the game and unraveling the garden however until you fix the issues people are writing about, it is not worth it! I guess you guys don't care much about creating a more balanced game and having players who will invest in the game long term!!! Not spending another dime!
It’s silly but it’s fun
by Zaneusername on 2019/03/08 13:49
The puzzles themselves are good, they’re difficult sometimes but all of them are possible to beat without wasting any bonuses or spending your money. I’ve played it for a couple of years now on and off and without having paid a dime I got really far. I finally bought a small package of coins just because I enjoyed the game enough I wanted to support the creators. I figured I should leave a review, too. The plot is thin and just over all silly but... it’s meant to be. Really, you just don’t think about why you need to play a puzzle to earn a point to get the butler to answer the gate. You don’t think about why a helicopter is free to use for dropping off things and picking up trees. None of that matters, it’s just a silly thing the creators added in to make it fun to earn points from puzzles. He says cute things in between and I’m fond of him, despite the fact that he doesn’t like cats... not sure I could ever agree with you there, Austin, but I like the cat addition in their Homescapes game (even though he seems to have forgotten how much he disliked cats... or about the garden and dog too?) Like I said, you just don’t think about it too much. Thanks to the creators for a fun puzzle game, looking forward to more!
Letting players know
by Dr.Dremur on 2018/02/01 17:46
I'm letting all of you know that think you have to pay to beat a level is not true. Yes you can pay for the coins and stuff if you want. But it's just a matter of trial and error. I'm on level 559 and have not spent a dime of real money. I only use the coins I earn and the prizes I win with the wheel and events, sometimes it doesn't work out and I don't beat it but it doesn't mean I have to pay to win, I spent weeks on a level before keep trying don't give up and when you finally get a good set up the satisfaction is greater when you win. I love this game with the storyline it brings. I love trying to guess the new area when the other is complete. Same thing goes for Homescapes both are amazing. (I'm on level 289 and spent no real money on it) Both games for all levels trial and error. Don't give up don't get frustrated. Support the developers by keeping the games. You can buy the sales offer. But just because you can't beat a level in a certain amount of days or weeks doesn't mean it's set up to where you have to pay to win. All levels in all games are made to be beaten without pay or upgrades. Paying to help doesn't mean you'll beat the level then. So don't get mad at the developers.
My favorite phone game
by Sieraye21 on 2017/09/26 02:47
I've been playing this game now for definitely over a year and it has come such a long way. It used to be SUCH a pay-to-play and the levels were impossibly hard so you felt hopeless. But it was the beautiful visuals and the cute storyline that kept me playing. As I got to later levels and the developers fixed all the little kinks in it, it's now arguably perfect. They have provided easier ways to get coins than just by winning levels, like a daily wheel spin, the introduction of "hard levels" (give you double the coins but really aren't often any harder than regular levels), frequent mini events that provide additional coins, power-ups, or even infinite lives for a period of time. Love it love it. My only complaint is that I wish I could put that time limit for infinite lives on hold in some way. I can't tell you how many times I've just thought to maybe play a couple games during a break at work or right before bed.. and then those are the times I hit jackpot 😰 One time during an event I went all the way to the top and got 8 hours total of infinite lives right before bed and ended up staying up all night because I didn't want to waste it. I was dead at work the next day.
Ridiculous!
by abelln on 2019/04/03 21:43
I really like this game, and I don’t want to stop playing it, but it’s so ridiculous! I’ve been stuck on one level for two days, and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve seen other reviews of people who have been stuck on one level for over a week sometimes like come on that’s ridiculous. Some of the levels are so unforgiving, and unfair. How are you supposed to make your goal if the darn game barely gives you any matches? So you’re just stuck there wasting turns until you fail. You don’t get enough coins to really do anything. There’s so many dumb things to do that requires stars, which you also don’t get a lot of. This game honestly just wants to drain all your money. It doesn’t give you any other way to try and progress by being stingy on coins, stars, and power ups. Want to win this level better pay $5 for it just to get stumped on the next one and pay more, and more. I really liked this game, but I can’t, and won’t pay an arm and a leg to play a phone game. Also the fact that each life takes 30 min to fill up! How are you ever going to get anywhere like that! I also don’t understand the stupid safe mechanic? So I have coins that I earned, and can use, but I have to buy them from you!? That’s like if I had to buy my own money! It’s stupid, and unfair! I’m about to delete this game because it honestly makes me want to throw my phone with how dumb all of this is!
Not my favorite .(I say Home scapes is better )
by God is with you on 2018/10/26 01:43
Don’t get me wrong I like the game invite but every time it won’t give me the right moves to play or you know how it is and then the stuff cost way too much on the game way way too much . I like the game to staff and I can , you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it what are you do it until it want you I like the game to staff and I can you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it won’t let you and that gets on my nerves a lot that I’m not trying to put everything down on this game I’m just trying to say that I am only play it when I have to this is my writing I gave it to because it was really that good to me I’ll be with him I did I don’t wanna but you down or then I like all your things that I get that but for me the game is just not what I expected to get one I saw the ad I was like oh this is going to be fine but guess what it’s not how do you like my interview and didn’t feel you know all about Lala blah that about it is I really like game is yes it has some things in it that I wish I could change I just want to tell people who made this thing that I need some changes or some updates.
Kinda over it
by becky743 on 2017/10/22 17:54
I was obsessed with this game when I first started, I played everyday! It took up all my free time. But the more and more I played, I kept getting discouraged because it feels like they want you to lose? Is this a tactic to get you to pay actual dollars to buy coins? Because it doesn’t work. I’ve been stuck on a level for almost a week and I have no idea how I would be able to beat it. And I’m not about to spend my hard earned money on a game that is triggered to make you lose. They give you only a few playable pieces to begin with, more obstacles than you can clear, and only like 30 moves? At the MOST? IMPOSSIBLE. And whenever I used one of the few boosters I won to help, they gave me NO other option but to use them as soon as the game started. And they put them right where they would have no effect whatsoever. I wouldn’t even be able to move them lower to where the obstacles were! And when you won coins to actually do something with the garden, it was for stupid things like merely calling someone or setting up a tea meeting? I want to decorate a GARDEN, not entertain guests? I wasted SO much time on this game for nothing. I thought it’d be a fun easy game to play on my free time to relieve some stress, but honestly, it gave me more stress than I already had! I will be deleting! If you’re thinking about downloading this game, have fun being stuck on a level for 500 years and then getting no reward anyway!
Overall fun game but one part is pretty racist
by little phoenix on 2018/09/14 14:02
i’ve been playing GardenScapes for over a year and have mostly enjoyed it. There are not many games I have played consistently for this long. Sometimes I get stuck on a level but that makes victory that much sweeter when I finally get past it. But there are some improvements that could be made: 1. The portrayal of Master Akira is racist. Yes I know you try to show admiration and respect for Asian cultures but the way Master Akira talks is grammatically ridiculous. Asian people don’t mix up their words that much. The object of the sentence before the rest of it is fine, but words are randomly placed throughout the sentence making it difficult to even understand what he’s saying. Please fix this! It’s not funny, it’s not culturally accurate, it’s just really annoying. 2. When there’s a challenge to get the most bombs/fireworks, give us unlimited fireworks for 30 minutes, not unlimited lives! You give us unlimited rainbow blasts for that particular challenge but don’t do the same for the fireworks challenge. 3. Austin’s magic hat bonuses max out at 1x1x1, while the dog’s treasure chests give you many more bonuses if you consecutively win. I don’t understand this discrepancy and wish you’d add more bonuses to the magic hat.
Lacking support
by Sleepinglz on 2018/06/15 19:57
I hate to even admit that I’ve spent money on a game, but on Gardenscapes, I have. Now I have a problem. One day I go on to see that everything is gone. I’ve been pushed back levels that I’ve already beaten. One being a “super hard level” and one of the reasons I spent money on this game. (Although I have also purchased coins on many other occasions, it took me 2 days of failing this level before I gave in to buying some help). Aside from being pushed back, everything is gone. No more toy chests, no more dog levels, tasks I’ve done, and stars that I had accrued. (I like to save them up and do a lump of tasks at once.) I contacted support through the in-app feature. While waiting on their response, I resumed playing to beat the same levels once again. Once support got back to me, I was advised to delete the app, restart my phone and download the app again. Although I had already tried that, I did it again. This time...THE SAME THING HAPPENS! All of the games features are still missing, but once again I am pushed back to the same level as before and the stars I had gained while waiting for support to get back to me are gone. I tell this to support and I am still waiting on a response. I’d be more than happy to send screenshots showing that all features are missing. Had I not spent money on this game, I would not be complaining, but this is unfair. Either my game needs to be fixed or I need to be refunded.
Would be 5 but too hard
by Socalsurfy on 2017/11/11 05:53
The graphics are so cute and I like everything about this game but it's too freaking hard! It takes me a week of playing to maybe finish one level. And I didn't even get the daily spins until level 24! And you don't get anything for not passing. It's incredibly frustrating and I wish we could at least friend people in the game without Facebook. Just other neighbors so I can get lives. This is ridiculously hard and normally I don't mind purchasing in-game as a thank you but when they rig it like this it just makes me go the opposite way. You have 2 layers plus items chained up? It makes it impossible. If you're going to make it so hard, at least don't limit the number of turns then. Update: I’ve been stuck on level 179 or something for a couple of months and I’ve used all the boosts and paid coins to keep going but the lemonade kept getting stuck in the side thing that moves along the border and I wasted like 5600 coins and 7 shovels and all three boosts on that attempt. I’m so close to quitting forever. I have paid probably $40 after playing for over 6 months and refuse to spend another penny on this greedy developer’s game. Also I have like 48 lives just sitting in the envelope from the daily spin, why is that even a prize??? I don’t give a crap about free lives when the levels are this hard.
I'm deleting it
by sanitymkr on 2017/09/10 14:16
This is a cute game and addictive, unfortunately, it gets difficult too quickly and you need boosters to get thru the levels. You earn a few in game but otherwise you have to pay for them or pay for coins to get you extra time to finish the level. You also have to play levels to earn stars to make changes to the areas of the garden, which is fine except when you can't get past a level and some tasks take 2 or 3 stars to complete (ie 2 or 3 levels passed to earn those stars). Would be easy to spend a bunch of money on this game. I would rather pay $5, $10 or even $20 on a game and not have in-game purchases. I would continue to play this game but I'm only at level 65 and working on the 3rd area of the game and can't get past it. I had unlimited lives but out of boosters and had to have played that level at least 100 times. If it's this hard now, how much worse does it get? I'm not going to keep throwing money at this game - it reminds me of the carnival games where you try to win the big stuffed animal, but you have to keep buying tickets to play. By the time you are done and walk away with a dinky stuffed bear, you could have bought 20 of the big ones. So, if you are still reading, I am deleting the game to eliminate the frustration. I would recommend avoiding the frustration altogether...
Fun but could be better
by Notouchyme on 2017/10/27 17:11
The game is great fun, but I feel it could be improved with the tasks not being broken down so many times. Also why not add some fun mini games to let us help in the task as opposed to breaking it down into three, two star collecting ventures. For example, recently I had to look for the maze map, then when we found it, it was in pieces, now I have to use 12 stars just to build the shrubs for the maze, but instead You could have had a mini puzzler so I could put the map together and not need any stars. Match three can still be your main puzzles, but an easy search and find, or logic puzzle would help break up the monotony a bit, especially when your on level 585 and all the levels seem to take 8 lives to pass. Lastly a half an hour is a long time to wait for a life, especially when the level takes only a few minutes to fail. It could be closer to every 10 or 15 minutes you get a new life. Well thank you for the fun game, for now I am still playing and find it just as addicting as it was on day one, just sort of annoying with the task break ups and the waiting on lives. Hope this helps...
Why is the help so useless??
by Andropolid on 2017/09/21 02:57
One would think that inheriting a manor would come with more responsibility than returning gardens to former glory. Or more competent help for that matter. The game is pleasing enough, quick easy levels mixed with frustratingly difficult ones, the usual for games of this ilk. But for some reason, the game forces you to interact with and do the bidding of the incompetent butler that let these gardens fall to a state of wilderness in the first place. Why should I care that the butler needs to help his father find and tune a guitar? Why should I have to spend my effort to solve puzzles so that he can laze about reading books and training a dog I was forced into getting in the first place? One would think that a rather sizable sum of money would accompany this new manor house and the seemingly endless gardens around it. Why can I not simple pay for the gardens to be returned to their former glory? Or better yet, sell the thrice damned house, butler, and rather useless dog to another rube for a deep discount? I would have kept my silence, but this game also asked me thrice in an hour to rate it, not sure why, it had never been this needy before. Hopefully this shuts up the random strangers that feel it is appropriate to come into my home and gardens whenever they feel like chatting with the help.
My favorite game!!
by AJAYBOMBS on 2018/07/15 16:01
I e always been interested in the puzzle games like Candy Crush & Bejeweled, and I honestly thought this would be the same basic thing but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. This game is so addicting and fun, and creative! I love that you get to restore parts of your garden, learn new things about gardening, choosing and designing different things, all the events are well thought out and exciting to do, I love that you get to meet people and animals (mostly the animals!) that you get to let live in your garden. It gives you a sense of pride to look back at all your progress and see how great everything looks together. THE ONE BIT OF FEEDBACK I HAVE, is please find more than just one way to earn stars. If you can buy coins I feel like buying stars should be an option, or to win them in events or at hard levels. Other than that I have been playing for months and have nothing but good things to say about it (except the stars lol). I love showing my friends and family my garden, asking their opinions on design choices, and bonding with them over the game. 9/10 would recommend- please add another way to get stars. Thank you!
Love the new update!
by Tynytyg on 2018/03/08 04:17
I’ve been playing this game for a while, and I really enjoy it. Beyond just the basic function of the interactions with Austin and the day-to-day renovation of the garden, I enjoy the interesting hijinks the characters get up to and the ways the levels work. There’s endless variety in the requirements, power ups, and obstacles, which keeps the game interesting. On top of those, there’s special events almost constantly, allowing a player who has (with quite the struggle lol) stopped compulsively micropurchasing to obtain the power ups which help me get past levels that are more difficult. My advice; turn off your in-app purchase permissions before you get this app haha. That said, I really haven’t had any major problems with the app or the events. I’ve got no complaints- and believe me, that’s a high commendation. I appreciate the new update, because it’s streamlined functionality that I didn’t know was annoying me! It’s so nice, honestly, I feel like the developers are secretly reading my mind or smth. 10/10 would recommend. (BTW I play Homescapes and Township- both excellent games- and NONE of them are pay to play. It’s awesome.)
Great Game - Not Very Playable $$
by Little Baby Seamus on 2018/12/30 16:31
Super fun game. My only complaint is it isn’t very playable because the cost per game vs cost to continue a game / refill lives vs cost to watch a commercial, is way out of proportion. Example: Ave 65 points for winning a level (rarely won on 1st try), ave 30-40 points per commercial, of which you can do usually only 2x a day. 900 points for 5 extra moves, 900 to refill lives. Most of the time I simply just can’t play because you start with five lives and you can burn that in 10 minutes. I honestly wish there was an option to watch commercials for points. I would happily do that. I’m not going to pay six dollars every time I want to play a game for 30 minutes, no matter how awesome. What’s good... you get a free life you get to choose when to use it. Unlimited lives for an allotted time could be improved upon as others have stated. Don't get discouraged if you feel like you can't beat a level, you will eventually, and others later will be easier. This is better than its sister game Homescapes, which can be frustrating at times. This one is just more fun. I have played this longer than any other game I have. I just wish I had access to more free games.
Awesome
by Emmlalah on 2018/08/19 05:44
So, I spend a lot of times hunting for and downloading games that look and seem interesting, only to have them either sit on my phone unopened, or played for only an hour or two before getting deleted. I’ve been playing Gardenscapes for a couple years now, and I absolutely love it. I’ve even tried to find other games like it, and have failed to do so. There are plenty of match/redecorate games out there, don’t get me wrong. They just aren’t this one. Even Homescapes by this same company doesn’t have quite the same magic. The areas are beautiful, the choices for decor are great, and I love the little storylines. Austin is adorable! I never spend money on games, but I regularly buy power ups and lives in this one. Let me say now that it is absolutely NOT necessary to spend money to enjoy this game. I simply choose to do so, because I feel it’s worth it. As for people saying the wheel spin is rigged: it’s not. I’ve hit Jackpot 4-5 times. Anyway, I definitely recommend this game as a good time waster, but beware: it’s highly addictive! I’m looking forward to any future games by this company, and I hope they can live up to Gardenscapes! <3
Like the game but hate the consent events
by Jam23504 on 2018/05/28 21:32
I really like the game a lot. It’s challenging and I really like how you can make a space. But I really hate the consent events that the game has been doing since they introduce them. Granted I do like doing the events but not constantly. I like playing games a lot and I do like doing the events once awhile but if it does nothing but events back to back I’m tempted on deleting the game. The reasons why is one I do get bored playing one game constantly, two I like taking breaks between events and play while I’m relaxing not to feel like I’m force to play to keep a certain standing, and finally I don’t have money to get the power ups or coins to keep playing in order to win a level so I can move on. I also been thinking about deleting the game just because of the consent events. The game is really well done and the puzzles can be very challenging but the consent events is the reason for the 3 stars and not a 4/5 star like I was going to do before. Sorry for the long review rant but I feel it was necessary to understand that not everyone like the consent events without a breaks. Breaks are necessary to level off the demands on players and for us to take our time on some levels without a certain demands.
Needs improvements
by firill on 2019/01/12 05:58
Absolutely agree with other reviewer 100%. The game is about building the garden. Ok, I get it that in order to get/do something you need to “call” somebody, open something etc. but at least increase rewards level. Boosters help, but I think it’s done on purpose to lower their power to make players buy for real money (thru in app purchase) booster/coin packages. I don’t mind ads in games, that’s how the makers of the game I guess earn their money and of course from people buying within the app. Of course there should be different levels of difficulty, otherwise it would be too easy and not challenging, but it’s ridiculous that sometimes “super hard level” takes you several days to complete, because you don’t have or don’t buy boosters. People who make this game need to make it more appealing, instead of annoying and frustrating. Some levels have just a few moves to complete it but the difficulty of it requires usage of gazillion boosters and additional moves that you have to get with coins earned through out the game. At the end of each level it gives you 50 or 100 coins, to get lowest booster you need 900coins.... I am thinking of deleting this game and will not recommend it to others, unless changes happen and it’s more enjoyable to play it.
Don't download new update-will lose all lives and friends!!
by Tawanna from boston on 2017/10/15 21:58
Update: oct 2017-app is back to normal and love again. Addicting and so fresh and fun. Love the new leagues and weekend battles are awesome. Recommendation to app: you should add a feature to battle other users live and we try to finish a board side by side view and whoever won would get a prize.. that would be amazing!!! App owners: please fix this issue!! This a warning to help you. They changed it to make you spend money by taking away all your lives if you accrued them after having friends give them to you. I had over 100 and they were gone and when I looked at friends to add they were gone. I only have like 10 when I had 500 people. I found out it's what's happening with everyone on Facebook. They are cheating us. I loved this game and got to level 460. I spent good money too for things but, this is ridiculous. I need to find. New game bc who wants to wait 5 hours to play when each round takes 50 tries to beat. They need to fix this bc it will lose a lot of gamers and will disappear like many of them. Please fix this!!! Thank you
Hate the new update...puzzle graphics quality went down
by museanpanman on 2018/08/19 06:12
I’m giving this game a very low star review. I never review games, but this one is my favorite. Before this review I personally rate it at 5 stars and I recommend it to everyone since I love playing it so much. However, the problem is...the new update for the anniversary of the game. I just updated this game and I HATE the puzzle level graphics. (The rest of the game graphics are fine, it’s just the puzzle levels quality that went WAY down). Before the update the graphics on the level was super detailed and the flowers, fruit, grass, looked realistic. Now the graphics look extremely cartoonish and look like blobs of color. If you’ve ever checked out Homescapes and seen the puzzle level graphics (and didn’t like it, like me)....better get used to it for the new update made the graphics look like Homescapes. I love this game honestly, I’m on level 2,009, never had to spend real life money, (and I’m SUPER proud of that), and I want to keep playing; however, since the graphics quality went down so bad...I’m stopping. The graphics on this game is the main reason why I started playing and I don’t want that to be the reason why I stop playing it as well. PLEASE go back to the old update puzzle level graphics, then I will change my star review to where it SHOULD be.
One of the most expensive games I’ve played
by deafdeb on 2018/04/05 15:15
The rewards are sparse, gameplay reduces your coin stash in no time, and to beat the increasingly harder and harder levels, for renovating the garden areas and progressing through the storyline, you need more and more expensive boosters that cost at least 10 times the coins you earn by solving puzzles. There is no way to break even. Steer clear if you don’t have the money because this game will cost you a bundle of real money, not the inexpensive fun that I thought it would be unless you are extremely patient and willing to stop after renovating one or 2 areas and beating the first 300 levels. After that, you need expensive boosters for almost every level. But if you get this far, you’ll likely be too curious and addicted to stop because gardenscapes is fun and entertaining for fools like me. I just wish free gameplay wasn’t so agonizingly slow, and that I could more easily earn the billions of coins, tens of thousands of boosters and thousands of stars necessary to progress through the game. One star and 60 coins for each level you beat just doesn’t cut it. And special events that earn 100 coins and a few extra boosters aren’t much help either.
Too difficult for casual gaming
by Rthbrk on 2017/10/27 22:31
1) Too many of the levels are too difficult and take too long. This is casual gaming - not a highly strategic thinking game. As such it’s just frustrating. 2) The rewards are too low ... you can never earn enough coins. The developers were too greedy 3) I hate having to earn a star for something stupid. The garden graphics are wonderful and I want to decorate more of the garden. Don’t waste my stars doing something I couldn’t care less about 4) This is major snafu in the game ... I can use some of my earned boosters. But they come only at the very beginning of the game. Please ... please let us choose when we want to employ them. IN CLOSING ... Developers would do themselves a lot of good if they would take some cues from the Pearls Peril devs ... Pearls Peril is not too difficult and as a result it’s perfect for a little relaxation at the end of the day. As a result everyone finishes all the levels - and wants more. In contrast, Playrix games are too difficult for relaxing gaming. As a result way too many people give up prematurely. The Playrix devs seem like inexperienced gamers who had a great idea but didn’t understand the psychological elements of gaming. Homescapes plays much better ... but still has a few of the annoying problems. Dear developers ... please listen to your customer’s feedback.
Overall a fun game
by AgentF0x on 2017/09/11 18:13
This game is quite addicting really. I've spent several hours on this game. I like that you're working towards progression on your garden, so it feels like a reward for your work. Most levels do have a strategy to it. It just might take a little bit to figure out. Yes, you can spend real money on more coins, lives, and boosters, but at level 740, I haven’t had to do that. That doesn't mean that I haven't been tempted to do that, though. The only thing I'd really change is to either increase the amount of coins you get as reward, lower the number of stars required to perform the next task in your garden, or lower the time between lives recharging. It does get frustrating to have to try the same level many, many times over multiple days just to for instance, be able to call Colin to fix the pier just so that he can turn around and tell you, "No I have to fix the stairs, but that requires more stars for me to do that and then even more stars for me to do what you called me out here for to begin with." I digress though, as it is just a game, and a great time-waster. I'd just tweak the rewards system a little bit.
Fun, Challenging, and Entertaining
by Brighteyes272011 on 2018/04/12 03:35
My review falls into the same category of many of the reviews I read. I do love playing this game - the puzzles, reading comments, dialogue and action of the Gardner, dog, and friends. I too liked how the game eases you into to the game by beginner puzzles, but when you enter into the upper levels It may take a couple of days for me because I initially want to beat the puzzle without provided outside any extra help (explosives, disc, etc.) Needless to say, cleverly enough, you do have to use them to complete some levels or be patient as you wait for my Lives to generate. Also, I agree that when you do "win" the unlimited lives for a set number of hours, it would be nice to be able to use on your time. But I figured out a way to hold the activation of the clock...once the prize is revealed, Do NOT continue...just leave the Gardner clapping and leave the app (similar to a holding pattern). Then when you have the 2 hours to play, tap the continue link and play on. But it will on last as long as the special event (i.e. flower growth) lasts. Hope this made since.
Love this game, with caveats
by fartbunny on 2017/12/29 00:18
I really enjoy this game; to me it’s way better than Homescapes. Love the graphics. I do get a bit bored when it takes many tries to beat a level, but I just wait until my lives recharge and try again. Using boosters rarely works for me since I can’t choose where to place them. But sooner or later I get lucky and move on. I agree with the other reviewer about the time bonuses. I’ve learned not to accept them until I have the time to sit for 2 or 6 hours. I also agree about only getting 1 star when you finish a level; there are some extra hard levels that earn 2X the stars, but it does take awhile to earn what’s needed to move on to another day. And I agree that it’s silly to have to spend a star just to call one of the other characters. Last complaint: I wish the special flowers grown for the Orangerie weren’t immediately thrown in the trash when finished. Why can’t we enjoy them for awhile? All that aside, this is still my favorite game; the one I’ve played the longest and haven’t totally gotten bored or frustrated with.
Favorite Game...except for...
by RN38 on 2018/10/13 05:39
Should be 5 stars but it’s too expensive to play or even remain competitive. While this is my favorite game, by far, the coins that are allotted are no way enough to sustain continued play. I understand that a company has to make a profit, but this costs tooo much. The award for winning a game should be at least 450 coins, half of what it costs to continue a level, not a mere 100 coins. We’d have to beat at least 9 levels just to earn enough coins to continue a level or even buy 3 rainbow blasts!!!! The add-ons are waaaaay too expensive. The only “reasonable” cost is the coin vault option. But 3800 coins for 3 rakes? 1900 coins for 3 shovels? 1300 coins for only 3 bombs? If you want more users = more advertisers, more paying users, make it much less expensive to compete!!! The rewards, competitions are, for the most part, fun. Except for the dog training in which one has to start all over again for missing a level. But again, please make it easier on the pocketbook, more fun to compete by reducing the costs of playing, items, etc. to affordable & competitive amounts....PLEASE! Thank you for any & all considerations. Blessings...
Gameplay can last for years
by JenBraucht on 2019/03/06 08:34
The only game that has consistently kept me playing for several years. I’m on level 2098 now. The developers are smart enough to make some levels a little more challenging but there are still easy ones. It does not consistently get harder to the point where you can’t play anymore. Also smart that you get “rewards” for finishing levels... you get to design the garden with your points. Smart incentives get you to play more, like the orangery where you grow a plant and get extra rewards for levels. One of my favorites I’ve seen during a couple holidays are special holiday decor items... if you “buy” them all (with the points you earn) you get the ultimate prize which is like a total mansion makeover. I wish they would take concepts from this game to apply to their other games like township. It takes too long to expand land or buy new houses, so I think, what’s the point? It’s not fun anymore because the rewards are too far in between. This game you constantly get rewards and that keeps you coming back. Smart.
Gardenscapes
by Gamefan2 on 2017/10/10 03:36
My review always stays the same. I am a regular player who has very often nearly deleted the game. It can be addicting and can be fun! BUT...it costs way too many coins for what you win...spend 900 and win usually about 50. At most a hundred. The power ups look the same but can be less effective on some levels than others. I expect a keg of TNT to blow up a goodly portion of the board, not a single layer when a firecracker does the same, just not as widespread. And playing this far I will warn you, the levels where Austin wears red are not nearly as hard as some he is normal. I just beat a level that was not red, I spent nearly two weeks trying to beat this level and was very seriously going to delete the game from frustration. I asked on Facebook if anyone passed it. Fortunately for Gardenscapes the person was actually a real friend. But even at that I beat it on the day I was going to delete it all. Give it a try only if you are hard headed because it will indeed try your patience. And as a PS...don't wast real money because the few times I spent that, I seriously did NOT beat the levels I spent for.
Love Gardening but ....
by K.whitley on 2019/03/06 17:45
I am playing this game in the wintertime because I love to garden. I’m frustrated like “Smoked Joe” because the stars are very hard to earn and to have to use them for chores that you’re not interested in having done just doesn’t seem like a good way to set up a game. I was especially annoyed when I had to fix the bell for the front gate and when I finally ordered enough stars to fix the bell a guest rang the bell and the butler ignored the guest no matter how many times he walked right by her until I earned two more stars (which is passing two more levels) just so that the butler would acknowledge the guest. After that I was forced to earn two more stars just so that the butler would serve lemonade to the guest. The guest will not leave until I earn those two stars and serve the lemonade so she just sits there waiting while I earn stars to do the things that I want to do. These extra chores should be canceled at the players request. I would love to renovate the gardens, that part is so fun, and the puzzles are an okay way to do that but that is why I’m giving 3 stars. Do away with the stupid extra crap and I would pay money to play. Now I am about to stop altogether.
Great game!
by bluebonnet98 on 2018/03/25 17:41
This game strikes a fantastic balance between strategy game and style game—you’re able to decorate the garden with a fair amount of leeway using your winnings from levels. I originally downloaded this for a reward in a different app, but here I am two months later still playing it! There’s a storyline and characters which may be a little shallow, but fun and lighthearted and definitely add to the game. The only issues I have are that coins are earned slowly and any use for them requires a lot. Meaning, you have to win ~18 levels before you can afford to get an extra five moves at the end of one, and a lot more than that to afford power ups. Or you can spend real money for coins if you’re willing to do that kind of thing (I’m not). I’m also an impatient person by nature so I don’t love the limit on lives, but when you win some events it gives you a certain timeframe of infinite lives! Likewise, some events will give you power ups, you just have to save them for the levels you really need them. Overall, any drawbacks are few and balanced out fairly well. I definitely recommend Gardenscapes :)
Love it, but has issues
by Lisa Andresen on 2017/11/16 17:25
I agree with what many other reviewers have said- that you get too few coins in return for beating levels. That alone is frustrating, but another frustrating element is that coins just randomly disappear sometimes. I had over 1,200 coins when I started training the dog this last round, after beating my first round of that, I only had 200!!!! I got back up to 1,700 coins, which I planned to use to buy power ups, watched the “Fishdom” video to get me to the 1,900 I would need, and then, all of a sudden, *after* the video ad, I had only 1,300 coins! Those two inexplicable losses together are the equivalent of over a dozen games won, *poof,* in two days. I’m so frustrated by this bug, I probably won’t be playing again for a while. If the coins were more generously rewarded after winning a level, this bug wouldn’t be so infuriating. But as it is, I’ve spent literally over 100 hours on this game, and I’m really feeling like I’m wasting my time, more than I’m having fun, anymore. Still gets four stars because it’s addictive enough that I did play for over 100 hours, but there ya go.
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