Farm Slamby Aethyna Mar 22, 2018 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 9 rate Farm Slam is a very entertaining farm-themed match-3 puzzle game that has some elements of farm building in it. In this game, you are tasked with restoring a rundown farm in the valley and you are determined to do it. You’ll need energy, coins, tools and materials to do so though, and you can get them by playing match-3 games. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Developed by Eipix Entertainment, Farm Slam is a very entertaining farm-themed match-3 puzzle game that has some elements of farm building in it. In this game, you are tasked with restoring an old and rundown farm in the valley and you are determined to do it. You’ll need energy, coins, tools, and materials to do so though, and you can get them by playing match-3 games.
Theodore Bloom is the founder of the most successful farm in the Sunshine Valley, however, he is now old and weary, and doesn’t have the energy to keep his once prosperous farm running again. As a result, special tickets are given out to people who has the potential of taking over his farming operations… and you are one of the rare few with the golden ticket.
Like most match-3 puzzle games, you’ll need to match at least 3 of the same type of farm produce to collect them from the board. However, if you manage to match more than 3 of them, then you can get special crops. By matching 4 in a row or column, you’ll get a “Special Crop” (in this case, it’s a name for the special crop). These crops can then be matched like any other normal pieces but to greater effect since they can clear entire columns or rows.
You can also get a multidirectional special crop by matching 5 in an L-shape. You can even get a firework special crop by matching 4 crops in a square shape, and a color bomb by matching 5 crops in a row or column. These special crops can be combined as well to produce a much bigger, and more satisfying, cascading effect.
Similarly, each level you play (with the exception of some of the earlier levels) is governed by how many moves you have. It’s crucial to complete a level with as few moves as you can since the remaining ones will go into bonus energy points during the Extra Harvest round which activates at the end of every level. Energy is then needed – much like currency – to place decorations on your farm and increase its overall Estate Beauty value.
However, t rying to save your moves can be quite a tricky thing to do, mainly because the game has some devious obstacles for you to counter or at least find counters for. There are stuff like moles which you’ll need to remove to unlock new parts of the game board; moss that can be cleared by matching over them; and planks which can be removed by making matches nearby. Sometimes, you may be asked to drop delicious pies from the top to the bottom of the board too.
If you do somehow end up not having enough moves, then you can either lose a life and try the level again or purchase more moves by spending coins. You have 5 lives in total to spend and once everything’s gone, you can either choose to wait for it to regenerate over time or decide to spend real money to buy more lives.
One really interesting part about this game is the fact that Farm Slam boldly does away with all the 3-stars nonsense and instead replace it with a progressively more rewarding “replay system”. What this basically means is that by replaying a level, which you can do after reaching level 10, you can unlock the subsequent tiered rewards. There are 3 tiers in total. Leveling up is also pretty lucrative as you can get a goodie bag filled with a ton of amazing gifts.
Now, aside from placing décor, you will also need to fix up the many rundown buildings around the farm part by part, and you’ll do so by spending materials you’ve collected as rewards from playing match-3 games. Sometimes, however, you’ll get deed fragments instead. These fragments, when accumulated, will allow you to unlock new sections of the old farm so the restoration work can continue. You can also use tools that you get to clear away shrubs, tree stumps, stones and more from your land just so you can place more décor.
Despite being a freemium game, Farm Slam surprisingly doesn’t have any pop-up ads, at least not during the time of my review. However, it does sell its virtual currency in exchange for real money. You can even watch video ads to get free coins.
The game has had a pretty quiet launch as far as we know, but it does have a nice number of players at the moment. However, the game doesn’t really have much to boast about when it comes to its social aspects, except competing with friends from your Facebook account if you choose to link up both of your accounts.
In terms of graphics and sound, Farm Slam nailed it in both aspects. Unlike most match-3 games which often use an overly cheerful tune, the soothing music in this game somehow sounds a bit more down-to-earth. This does make Farm Slam quite a relaxing game to play.
So, in short, Farm Slam is a pretty underrated, though rather new, farm-themed match-3 puzzle game where you have a duty to help the locals restore the legendary farm in the valley. Personally, I find it quite fun to play casually, especially if you have enjoyed other match-3 puzzle/simulation combo games like Matchington Mansion.