Parents' Guide to

Smurfs' Village

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Young kids will like sim, but beware of push to buy extras.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 6+

Started off fun, but slowly became boring.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much consumerism
age 10+

Very disappointing. Do not order super duper resource machine. They don't tell you it breaks in few days .and you have to pay again. They are bunch of ripoff..never again

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (7 ):

SMURFS' VILLAGE is one of the better, more interesting free build-a-village sims available for the iDevices. It's got a genuine storyline built into it, creative use of the Smurf characters (this feels like a real Smurf game, not just a city-sim with Smurfs layered over it), and a bunch of mini-games thrown in -- which is a rarity in these types of sim games. If you build a bakery, for instance, you can play a baking game for extra experience points. Unfortunately, it's got the same sort of sneaky salemanship that apps of this genre share -- meaning that impatient players will be enticed into spending real money on items that make the game move faster (and in this case, those costs can be stiff with a wheelbarrow of Smurfberries costing $49.99) -- but if you accept such marketing tactics as a given in these games, then you'll truly appreciate the innovations that Smurfs' Village brings to the genre.

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