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Avendesora4 - Have played for 3 years and lost my game.
So 10 days ago my game was lost. I would give this game a 5 star until this happened. My game kept crashing since 2 updates ago. I followed the instructions and deleted the game and reloaded it. Game was GONE! So I followed the support instructions for game recovery. Didn’t work. So I wrote support as it said to do. After 5 days no response. I wrote again. Got a automated response telling me to do what I had already done. So I wrote back letting them know and asking them to reload my game with all the info asked for in the instructions. I got an automated message telling me to do the same as the 1st message. So I sent a message back explaining I already had and asked them to reload my game and included all my game info. 4 more days passed and NOTHING. So on day 9 I filled out the Facebook support form and immediately got an email telling me the steps to go into the app and contact Support there! So I went back into the app and again sent a request explains all the steps I had tried. This time I got a in-app response with an agent name on it but they OBVIOUSLY didn’t read my email because they listed the normal steps and asked me to try them first. So I again wrote back telling them I had tried as my request stated.
I don’t get it. I have sent them screen shots of my old game ID number and ALL the info they asked for including the Date/Time stamp of the last played correct game. Nothing! Don’t know what else to do.
Bev's Place - Great Addictive Game
I really love this game, but it is expensive! Trying to get through the challenge games, I must say is sometimes fun and easy. But, there are times that I can spend $100 trying to get through one!
Like I said, it’s addictive, so really have to stop and take a break from it as my budget doesn’t fit spending so much! Just wish they would lower the prices. Sorry, but it’s the truth...it’s expensive!
I do like the new little monsters in the games, they seem to help the game go faster. Still have to get used to them, though. Hopefully, they will ease off the buying more coins to get through the game, but haven’t noticed the change yet. Just wish we could get more for our money.
Still thinking it’s expensive. They even take you down a shield if you don’t play. But, if you’re strapped for money, you don’t play! So, what’s the difference, you still don’t get ahead!
It’s still expensive! But, love it. Just wish some of the challenges wouldn’t be so hard. Some are easy, but most take time which raises the cost of playing. Need to limit my playing, but, as I said earlier, it’s addictive. Had hoped to finish more of the rooms, but they keep on adding more items! Then the time frame isn’t long enough for my budget! So, just give up trying!
LtrmV*13 - Great...at first.
Lots of fun at first. But when you attain higher levels the game becomes more difficult. This is not due to the levels necessarily being harder, but because the algorithm that control play works against you. Unreasonably inadequate lives during each play, no matching icons where they are needed. Bombs and color blasts are placed in areas of the board where they do little or no good. The Orangery Challenge is a good example. In the past is was easy to obtain enough wins to progress and win hours of free play. Now I only get the OC when I am on a Hard, or Super Hard level and I NEVER beat that level, so the challenge is meaningless. Be prepared to either spends boatloads of money, or be stuck on a level for days and even weeks.
I understand that they are in the business of making money, but the unfair obstacles discourage me from paying for lives or boosters. Why pay to be frustrated?
I play another Playrix game called Fishdom. I play the games back to back, the same amount of play. A little over a year ago I was consistently around 100 levels ahead in GardenScapes over Fishdom. Then GS began to slow to a crawl. I am now over 800 levels ahead in Fishdom over GS. 800+ levels in just a bit over a year! I will still buy lives and power ups in Fishdom because I know I will not be frustrated by the type of unfair treatment I receive in Gardenscapes. By all means, play the game. It is fun. Just keep in mind that the fun doesn’t last after a certain level.
Meghan Shears - Love this game
The game is great so many things to do I love how it’s not your everyday puzzle game. You finish a puzzle and get stars and actually get to do something like making the garden beautiful. I do wish there were easier ways to get money to buy the extra garden designs examples the fairytale and Greek looking garden options or drop the price because over 8000 for some will take forever to get also it’d be nice for more options of getting lives not everyone has friends that can send lives to them or can get into one of those alliances with a lot of active people so I think a way to get lives easier would be nice I get so into the game then get stuck waiting thirty minutes just for one life. I love the game though other than that I definitely can’t complain it’s so much fun. I also love how they give you chances to change the house I think we should get an option to paint the house the colors we want also it’ll give it even more of our own personal touch to the house when not using the holiday themes. Keep up the great work. I’d of given 5 stars but because of those few things I feel would help the game I gave 4 hopefully in time I can give that 5th star because this game definitely deserves it please consider adding better ways to get lives and money to buy in game items and painting the house for our own personal touch for when we aren’t using one of the holiday themes.
whäle - Fun but annoying
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.
GoldenTree12 - Addicting, But Frustrating
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!
Ikster123 - Great Game, But...
So, I’ve been playing this game for a while (and I mean a while...) like, close to the 7,000 level range and I’ve been having mixed feelings with this game. First of all I do enjoy playing it, but I have a few complaints for some levels. I’ve seen a response where the developers left a message saying all levels are beatable without power ups. While this may be true, the levels are very random. What I mean is this, if you replay a level, fruits or whatever is there don’t say in the same place. You will have to reset the level just to be able to make a huge blast power up to help clear levels.
Some levels also have so few turns that it’s super hard to beat unless you get a perfect start. Sometimes you’re forced to you a power up or all 3 to just clear a stage. Especially in the later stages, you would need to keep as many power ups just for that purpose. I have played stages as well where easy stages would act as hard or expert levels, and have few amounts of turns. The same with certain hard levels where it instead should be an expert level.
I do love the fact that there are these challenges where you can beat a level consecutively to earn extra power ups. Those definitely help, but you can easily lose them. So, while I do love the game, I have to give it a 3 out of 5 stars. Just because of the the way some of the levels are made.
Kellyfireangel - The Nicest Game Ever
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.
10001dp - Addictive, too easy to spend money.
This is a fun, entertaining, story telling, somewhat educational game. The artwork is nice, the logic to keeping you playing has been thought out, and it is pretty easy to play. You can win each level without power ups, but it is real tempting and very easy to buy power ups or to extend game just a few more plays. I have spent too much money in this game and am about ready to end it. But it was my choice to spend the money and Apple sends you a report on your expenditures so you can say WHAT! One big problem, when you run out of battery and your devices powers down (ok, that is the players fault), when you power back up and re-enter the game and the last level you were playing, the game thinks you had lost the level and the power ups you had stored in the bucket or chest are gone!!! The developers might consider not removing the power ups until after the last move of a level that ends the level, not during a crash. I lost a full chest of power ups after this loss of power crash (I did not plug in the iPad in time) and am finding it almost impossible to recover, or I need to spend more money. And I am done spending money. Time for me to move on, but I hope the developers can fix this issue. Until they do, don’t run out of power while playing this game!
living.lucid - Fun, but the game cheats to try to get your money
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.
Loplj - I will literally never delete this game
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:)
Mimibfly6622 - I love it and it’s fun to play but....
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!
Lockets Rock - Fun but frustrating
I got started because I enjoy getting away from every day stressful life. This game is extremely frustrating. They’ve dropped the amount of moves you make at each level, and it’s now more a “pay to play” game. Constantly promoting competitions, etc. but to achieve any kind of awards you need to pay for bonuses, lives, etc. to move forward. Yes, it’s your choice to pay or not...however when/if you don’t, you can be stuck on a level days or weeks! No exaggeration! And if you use bonuses to start with that you can win 1 each day spinning a wheel, they put the bonus (bomb, rainbow, etc) in a useless spot that you either have to use immediately to make your next move, nullifying the bonus or putting it somewhere where it’s stuck and you can’t use at all. It was fun to begin with...my favorite part is decorating the garden...I really enjoy that and competing with my team for prizes. However to continually get stuck with no chance of winning before your time is up and then because you’re not advancing you can’t compete for prizes in competitions and get rewards, not fun. Unless and until they fix some issues (others complain about constant crashes, missing awards, etc) and reinstate the moves you took away a few months ago... I may be done. Sad when all a game thinks about is how much money they can take as well as enjoyment. And tech support is non-existent. Gamer beware....
pokesgirl124 - Great game, one irritating problem
Overall I love this game. HOWEVER, there is one issue that irritates me endlessly, and I’m writing this review hoping it gets resolved. In some levels in which the goal is to get the punch cups to drop to the bottom of the map, there are little nooks that allow for the rainbow blast power up to drop down into the nook in the space below the cup, so that you can’t use the rainbow blast because the only thing to switch it with is the cup. If this happens, there is no way to win the level!! The rainbow blast is blocking the cup, and no amount of blasting with bombs will move the rainbow blast out of the way. The ONLY way to win would be to use the little “hand” special to switch the places of the cup and the rainbow blast. So if you don’t have that, you basically waste an entire life and any other power ups you started the game with. Like is said, compared to the entirely of the game, this problem is small, but it is definitely a design flaw that causes me to just waste entire levels! It’s SO SO SO aggravating because it’s different than the level just being difficult- rather the level by design and chance is impossible. At the very least, provide a “surrender” option so that I don’t have to do random swipes for 10 moves knowing that the level has become unwinable.
Resa2424 - Relaxing game...
I really enjoy playing this game, great graphics, challenging puzzles, customizable settings, cute storylines and I enjoy playing after work or when I have some free time. Things I would tweak: Austin is a gardener...not a butler (picky, but it just annoys me 😉), to move along faster in the game you need to purchase boosts (I no longer do this, so it just takes much longer to get free boosts), the 1 daily free spin is appreciated but the game needs more opportunities to get boosts, and finally the stars...you need to solve 1 puzzle to earn 1 star. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish (clean an area, plant a tree, renovate an architectural structure), the game requires so many stars for each task. Many times the required stars are more than what I think is reasonable, or they break the task up into 2 or even 3 parts (meaning even more stars). Finally, the special events like transforming the mansion or a part of the garden for the holidays (Christmas, Halloween...) have a time limit, but no break on the number of stars or an increase in coins to “purchase” more boosts. Towards the very end of the event the game will double the stars or coins, but almost too late unless you play constantly. So overall I would recommend the game, but for casual play & relaxing and don’t get caught up in trying to go thru it quickly.
e-mAn2799 - Too hard or ?
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.
Dr.Dremur - Letting players know
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.
hi i am episthe - Game
This game is one of the best games I've ever played!! It lets you help Austin (the butler) renovate and grow his garden!! Yeah sure sometimes the levels do get so annoying that i ignore the game for almost several months, but thats the ONLY reason i gave it a four star. In this game, there are rarely ANY ads! (Also, i tried putting a four-and-a-half star but it just wouldn’t let me). One thing that i like about this game is that if you are a gardener who wants to make their garden look better than it already is, this game is perfect for you 😊😊🙂. And if you are more like a indoor house person who wants to make their house look better than it already is, i highly recommend playing Homescapes because homescapes is basically the same game as Gardenscapes just its renovating and making the HOUSE look better than it already is. Also, in both of these games, after you reach a certain level, you’re allowed to either join or create a team. If you join a team you can chat and interact with people you’ve never met before.(of course you have to interact through your chats in the chat box.). If you create a team you have got to name it, describe it, choose a logo out of the options they give you, and confirm and hope people join. I hope you like this game!!! Good luck!🍀 👍🏻 have fun!!😉😀😀😊😄🥳
boxerluver73 - Please fix rocket/firecracker priorities
I love this game and have been playing it for several months. I’m around the 1700 level mark and I have to make a complaint. The firecracker rocket things (the icon is a colorful cluster of three of them together) are normally supposed to go after crates or firefly jars, things you need to clear the level. But what’s frustrating is to be down to the last turn and I make a match with one, which should clear the one last crate or item.... and instead the stupid things go after a piece of fruit or leaf with a renovation ticket vs the thing I needed to complete the level. This is especially infuriating when I’ve got all the extra power ups from the treasure chest like the extra turns, bombs etc but then because the stupid rockets go after the ticket instead of the needed item to clear the round I end up losing and because I don’t have 900 coins left I loose the treasure chest items.
This keeps happening and it’s super frustrating. If the rockets are supposed to help you clear times needed to finish the level then have it do that 100% of the time. I would rather finish the level than get tickets... which I lose anyways for losing the level so it make absolutely no sense at all.
Otherwise I love the game. I hope you can fix this issue.
appcritic512 - Game can quickly become a money pit
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.
Bunnylaroo - Fun at first, impossible in advanced levels
If you’re just starting out, this is a fun game. The longer you play, the more apparent the money grab aspect of the game becomes. Advanced levels (I’m on level 3234) are frustrating and often times nearly impossible to beat. I’ve been stuck on some levels for weeks. At first I figured that the levels were totally randomized and I just wasn’t getting boards that i could beat. But the interesting thing is, if you are stuck and stop playing for a while, the game will generate a message saying to come back and try the level you’re stuck on and suddenly, the board will generate what you need in order for it to be passable. Obviously, then, it’s not totally random. And since all of the in game events are limited time, advanced players with difficult levels don’t have a chance to complete these events in time.
I have made the mistake of paying actual money for items in this game, but I encourage others to avoid doing so. I’ve contacted the developers when my progress has mysteriously disappeared, or when game aspects (like the colored rockets) appear to have a glitch. Nothing is ever fixed, progress is never recovered, and their “compensation” for their mistakes does not involve returning the money you wasted on their broken game. Save yourself frustration and time and play Township, which is a much better game from these same developers.
Zaneusername - It’s silly but it’s fun
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!
Woland Epiphanius - Missed it by one
As others, I came by this game due to the misleading ads. That’s not the only thing wrong with this game. As for not spending a dime and enjoying this game, you would have to be a zen master not to get frustrated. You can play free, of course, but be prepared to play the same level many many many many times before you get a glimmer of hope. And this is where I think the game is rigged. There were too many, way too many, times where my moves were at 0 but I still had one thing to collect/destroy. Butterflies appearing only after I made my last move, a firecracker appearing just after your last move, etc. That tactic is used to get you to press that continue button and spend 900 coins. What??? You don’t have 900 coins because you just used all your coins on power ups for the very hard level and breeze through that to find that the next regular level is harder than the vey hard level? That’s how they get you. Tempt you to press that button to get more coins. So my take is unless you have a trust fund or have the patience of a zen master, steer clear of this game. I’m at level 1637 and been stuck there for a couple of days now because I had to use 3 sets of power ups to get past a normal level. Yes that’s 9 power ups for a normal level. Go figure. I can’t be a zen master anymore. I’m deleting this game. Same goes for Homescapes. Same problem same company.
abelln - Ridiculous!
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!
Sieraye21 - My favorite phone game
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.
DesignedBySteve - A great but expensive game
An interesting match-3 game with real dialogue written well and at a level accessible to everyone, this game can consume many hours. However, they penalize high level players with levels that require power ups to complete, and with others that, if you have automatic power ups due to events running, ruin a supposedly-clever mechanic and make the level unbeatable. Of course, you can keep spending money for more turns (which is undoubtedly the goal) but it’s very easy to spend $30 in micro transactions and their “best deals” are usually not.
However, the game itself is largely stable. The one giant caveat is that if you are in the midst of a level and receive a call (when playing on your phone) the game may restart and not only do you lose any progress on that level, but if you had automatic boosters, they are forfeited even if you paid for then. Contacting support only gets to a token reply that this is functioning as intended and basically you’re screwed. Please do more money in the portal on your way out. The oft-requested feature of waiting to use free lives until one had time is never answered, so enjoy six hours of unlimited lives right before bed.
Still, it’s the most enjoyable “free” game out there, and by far the best game in the “Scapes” series.
Tone B. - Great game, and I don’t spend money on it ever
I don’t understand the temptation to spend money on this game??? While I can see how easy it is to spend money, I never have and never will. For me, whenever the “buy” messages appear, I ignore them. When you are out of energy or lives, to me that is the cue to put the game down and shift focus to another activity, possibly that doesn’t involve playing another game on your mobile device or tablet.
When I’ve exhausted my lives, I've already spent a considerable amount of time playing GardenScapes and it’s now time to do something else, like cook dinner, wash the dishes, sweep the floor, etc. This reminds me of how great this game is constructed. At the point when you’ve exhausted your current lives, you must wait a time period before a life or lives are regenerated. In essence, there is a subliminal message in this game that tacitly tells you to keep your priorities in order, and not be so obsessed with constantly playing a game for hours upon hours. I appreciate the sociological/psychological aspect of GardenScapes.
Finally, the game is very impressive and the graphics are exceptional. The developers should be commended on how well they’ve constructed the game.
Winter.Snow13 - Favorite game :)
I downloaded the game based on the click bait of a story line where you are given the options to save the girl, save the house from burning, etc. The actual game is nothing of the sort. I also noticed that the game will cheat you to try and get you to spend money. If I’m stuck on a level that I’ve lost 20 times, I won’t log on for several days and all of a sudden when I come back, I have “welcome back” rewards, and I can beat said level in 6 moves. That is so annoying. The challenge level is actually perfect for me, not too easy but not too hard. No one would play a game with zero challenge. The reward wheel is annoying too. I’ve played for quite a long time now and have hit jackpot one time. Almost every other time I get rainbow blast, but never anything else that could be helpful. Overall, this is a fun game to pass the time but it could definitely use some improvements. It IS very visually appealing, and I love the calming music and sound effects. I also love Austin’s borderline creepy personality and positivity. One last thing that I like is that there are no pop up ads and those type of annoyances. I’m the type of person that will spend a few dollars on a game if it is fair and if I feel that the devs deserve it FOR being fair.
God is with you - Not my favorite .(I say Home scapes is better )
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.
Sleepinglz - Lacking support
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.
becky743 - Kinda over it
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!
little phoenix - Overall fun game but one part is pretty racist
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.
Notouchyme - Fun but could be better
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...
Socalsurfy - Would be 5 but too hard
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.
Anony_23! - Addicting, Love it! But...
This game is so much fun, I LOVE playing it on my free time. However, I have to agree with everyone else that thinks the game could be more fair. These puzzles aren’t easy, some get very difficult the higher the levels. More should be rewarded to us when we win, not just one star & 50 coins? It’s ridiculous, because this game is a great addictive game. Also, I don’t understand why it has to cost so much coins when we run out of turns, seriously 900 coins for the first second chance & it just keeps going higher. Why can’t it be 100 coins, because when we pass we don’t get rewarded enough! It’s just isn’t fair to the players who really want to win so we have to throw some actual money away to buy turns when the game isn’t giving us enough. One more thing, is that when a level consist of stuff like the flowers or having to get 8-10 cups more turns should be given to us, it’s hard & it doesn’t make sense to have less turns then what you’re asking us to collect, if that makes sense. Please, I hope you guys read this! I hope some major modifications are taken into notice because this game could be even more great! It gets tiring to struggle, & you’ll lose customers. Please, again just take some notice, fix these little things! Thank you for you time!
Ginloverthenhater - Update to last coment (update again)
Went back in to beat the level again, only to have it crash, again!!! Thats twice on the same level, making me lose another bomb booster and 900 coins along with it! That is now two bomb boosters, 3,000 coins, and two lived your game has cost me in less than 30 minutes on only one level because of crashes. Im really frustrated right now, please help!
Update: Not sure if this was a response to my last review but i did end up getting 2000 coins from the developers a few weeks ago which was nice of them (though this was months after I posted my review and I cant find any sort of response from them)! The game doesnt crash anymore at the end of a level which is great! though the levels are still frustratingly hard at times that makes me quit while playing. One question though with the new update it wants you to try out the golden ticket for free, while that is nice of them to let us, id prefer not to and just go the normal path, but its not letting me say no, is there anyway to forego this cause im unable to claim any stage prize unless i try the golden ticket. other than that the game has improved and is becoming more fun to play, hence it getting bumped up to 4 stars 😁
GinaRussell - Really fun at first then it all goes downhill
I’m on level 6053 so I’ve been playing a long time. The game is super fun and there’s no other game that I’ve found that’s like it. If there is I wish I could find it. There are plenty of match 3 games but their puzzles are not like the ones in Gardenscapes. I could care less about the fixing things in the garden part of the game but the graphics are great and it looks really nice if you do care about it. There are also lots of extra events and such.
Where it all goes downhill is that the value for the power-ups that can be purchased is really ridiculous. You get very little for what you buy. You’d think the developers are actually in a sweatshop pounding out bombs and such and trying to keep up with demand. It’s really ridiculous. And the game gets progressively harder until it’s virtually impossible to beat many of the levels without some kind of power-up (unless you want to spend several boring days playing the same level over and over and over and over) and often you’ll need several tries anyway, so lots of power-ups. So, expensive or boring that’s your two choices.
I’m really struggling to come up with a rating for the game. It’s 5 star game until you hit that wall where you have to spend money to play.
sanitymkr - I'm deleting it
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...
ittookmeforevertofindanickname - Harder levels but terrible rewards throughout the game.
This game is/was very well addicting and advertised but the fact that the game gets harder when you get further but you don’t get better rewards is ridiculous and cheap. I’m not giving you my hard earned money for some pay to play bull crap. Give me better rewards the deeper I get into the game. Don’t get me wrong I love the difficulty of the levels but my rewards stayed the same no matter how far and long I played a specific level/levels. You add all types of crap to make the levels harder but you don’t give us better rewards? Kinda stupid if you ask me. For future references keep that same energy for rewards if you’re going to make the levels harder. It’s kinda hard to beat a level if you keep getting the “no more moves” sign in your face. Also why don’t my bombs explode at the end of every game I play, even if I didn’t finish the level in the right amount of moves? Y’all really just made up rules as you went along with this game. Doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s petty and ridiculous. Also I should have access to my extra bombs and electric balls or whatever they’re called at all times. I worked hard to get them or earned them by waiting everyday for the wheel spin. That’s foolish, continuing to stop me from completing a level by not allowing me to use my own rewards in the middle of a match. Fix yourselves!!!!
sik n tird 75 - Level 149 REALLY????
I understand that certain levels aren’t meant to be easy, as they shouldn’t. Then, where’s the challenge? But, I chose to spend my day off relaxing and playing my favorite game and it was working......until about two hours ago. That’s exactly how long I’ve been trying to pass level 149. I get that I could make an in-app purchase and by power-ups, but I rarely do that and I feel my hand is being forced to do so with a level like this. Ya got layers of dirt, boxes, chains on fruit.....and that’s what you gotta get through before you reach the boxes that contain the 25 flowers you must get to clear the level. To get the flowers you have to make what seems like FIFTY THOUSAND matches before just a few flowers appear!!!! I’m always up for a good challenge, but this? This is impossible! And developers you know the one I’m talking about too! Shame on you for level 149!!! I have rated all your games 5 stars-until today. I know I’m only one person, but I gotta feeling I’m not alone in feeling this way! And oh yeah, the Halloween decorations cost too many coins, also. Halloween will be over before I could earn enough coins to get any of the good stuff!!!!
AJAYBOMBS - My favorite game!!
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!
Tynytyg - Love the new update!
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.)
Neon0strich - A Disappointed Fan
I have been playing this game for multiple years. I am past a thousand levels in, have dedicated hours and brainpower to it. I loved this game and renovating! I also have other games on my phone as you can imagine and over this year I have seen more and more ADs of this game, but all of them were fake. Seeing as I was already experienced in the game I was absolutely flabbergasted by the depicted choice based adventure sort of game they had begun advertising, knowing the game was nothing like that. I was confused, why would they need to advertise as something else while their game was perfectly enjoyable as is? As time went on the ads picked up in frequency, full of false art and lies. It became that every game I played that had an ad showed me the lying ads, and I have gotten more and more irritated. It’s not that I find ads annoying or the repeat of ads annoying, what was annoying me was that they were blatantly lying to people to get them to download their game. I am deleting the game out of my own morals. I love this game, but I cannot condone this behavior, and seeing the app on my screen fills me with a sense of guilt and disgust. I hope they change their ways and become more honest, as this shady behavior is not cute. If they do, I will be the first to return. For now, it goes in the garbage. I know it does nothing, but I honestly apologize to all the people being misled.
Andropolid - Why is the help so useless??
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.
Kimayne23 - Love it but...
Recently we switched cell phone providers from sprint to Verizon. At that time my husband upgraded his phone but I did not. When my husband put Gardenscapes back on his new phone it began to act oddly. At the same time I opened my game to simply play it and I was asked to sync my game and given two options. I had never been asked this before. When my husband started playing on his new phone he was way ahead in levels from his last game and we realized he was playing my game on his phone. We couldn’t figure out how to fix it so he deleted his. The next day I attempted to play my game and as long as I picked the right sync option I was able to play my game. Eventually it stopped asking me to sync and I was able to play as I always had. The next day my husband decided to try downloading the game again to see if he could play his game. Later when I went to play again the games had switched and I had his game on my phone and he had mine on his. I wrote to customer service/support but can’t get back into the game to see if they answered. I have spent a ton of money and worked very hard on this game and I don’t want to lose everything and I also want to be able to play my game on my phone. Hopefully someone will see this and answer me here so I can see it and this problem can be fixed immediately
sugardollsweet - Aggravating - don’t play this greedy, money-pit of a game!!!
I played Homescapes for a while, then the game broke and wouldn’t open on my iPhone. So I downloaded Gardenscapes to try. Right away I noticed the levels are so much harder, even the lower ones. I’m at level 561 and at this point it seems every level is hard or super-hard, impossible to complete without using power-ups or spending coin for extra turns. The last board I played was a joke, you’re given only 16 turns to clear 60 apples and 60 berries while also dealing with spreading honey. Even the so-called “regular” levels are difficult to complete. It’s aggravating to play the same stupid level over and over again and get nowhere. Many times using power-ups doesn’t even help, since you can’t choose when you want to use them, you’re forced to use them at the beginning of the game and they often place them where they help the least. I’m getting ready to abandon this game and wish I hadn’t spent money on the in-app purchases. I came on here and read a bunch of reviews and what everyone is saying is true - unfair game play, pay-to-play model, greedy developers. Anyone who says you don’t have to spend a dime to progress in the game, bless your heart for having the patience to spend days, weeks, months trying to beat a single level without power-ups or having to spend coins for extra turns.
ZambotTheShadow - New update= battery drain
Update: ended up uninstalling this. It was 11am THE NEXT DAY and I hadn’t opened the game at all and it was still taking up 32% of my battery. Absolutely ridiculous.
This game compared to Homescapes and Wildscapes is a piece of cake. Those two are insanely hard. I was planning on giving it 4 stars but ever since the last update this game has been draining my battery even when I’m not on the game!!! An example, I got on the game this morning at 8am (after JUST taking my phone off the charger) and I received 30 minutes unlimited lives. Not sure why but I definitely wanted to take advantage of it. I played until the 30 minutes ran out then got off the game. My phone was down to 72% after just 30 minutes. I put my phone back on the charger (at 11am it was down to 52%) and I’ve had to keep putting back on all day. I was like what the heck is wrong with my phone. So I go and look at the battery settings to see what’s taking up so much percentage of my battery that it keeps draining and what’s the ONLY thing taking up more than 5% of my battery? THIS GAME!! It is taking up SEVENTY PERCENT of my battery and I haven’t even been on it since 8am this morning (it is now 7pm and the game is SOMEHOW now taking up 73% of my battery). Seriously considering uninstalling it because of this. How does a game continue to take up my battery ALL DAY when you get on the game ONCE!!!?
KingDominator365 - Advertisements
I used to love this game, I saw ads for it here and there and downloaded it, because I liked match 3 games, one day I deleted it because I was bored of it, months later I see another ad for it. It wasn’t your standard “match 3” ad, it was a game where you pull rods kind of like cut the rope. I cringe so hard watching those new ads because of the “only 5% can solve this” or “FAIL” And even though it’s not their fault entirely since they probably obtained it from voodoo games. I can’t get over just how cringe inducing the ads are. If you look up: “misleading puzzle ads” then you’ll see COUNTLESS people saying how much they strongly hate those ads. I miss the game for what it used to be, and with other game developers adopting that same annoying idea for ads is getting old. So please stop. Just change the ads back to what they were before. They were so much better, and I didn’t think I’d say this, but you should probably remove the mini games all together... the game was so much better without them, and if you remove those ads, you’ll find thousands of people cheering for the removal of misleading puzzle ads. Thank you for reading this, and I hope you put it into consideration.
Erosas1 - Okay Game
I honestly downloaded this game for the mini games that other games were promoting it for. I’m on level 548 and I have probably only gotten two of them. You earn one star by winning matching games (kinda like candy crush) and there’s a wheel that comes once a day I think with power ups. You also get power ups through events that are going on and depending on how many tasks you’ve completed. I do wish that (like another user said) we’d get more stars after winning a matching game. Especially the hard and super hard levels. Some tasks around the garden are one stars and I’ve seen up to 3 stars for a task. So it’d be cool if we could get more than one star per win. Another thing I’d like to see or recommend would be something kind of like a bank where you can save your leftover moves or power ups that you made after winning the game. Like if you had 5 moves left, two fireworks, 1 rainbow swirl and 3 bombs, instead of using it for more coins, you can save it for future levels. And if not, those leftover power ups can be counted as stars. Not sure if that makes sense but that’d be something cool to have Also, some levels are hard to beat with the amount of moves you guys give us. But overall it’s a really fun and addictive game.
Jennifer lss69 - Money hungry
This game was fun for about a week and that was it. It cost way too much money for everything to have fun . 900 coins for 5 more lives 900 coins to actually continue a board and they only provide you with 5 lives so most times you will loose. 1400 for 1 measly set of bombs 900 for a spinner etc. there are power ups and most hard boards can not be beat with out power ups and they cost too
Much to buy. Everyone I know has deleted the game and I’m next . It’s no fun to be on the same board that you know you can’t beat without a power up for 30 days .. it becomes frustrating annoying and just not fun anymore . Playrix
Has the game set up this way so your forced to spend money and pay for things and I def will boy do it .. make a game that’s fun for the people not a game that is not fun unless they spend money on money and power ups ... I’m already not playing anymore .. it’s ridiculous if you ask me .. I hope
They are reading this. A continue more lives and power ups are not even reachable for purchase and the amount of money given each board that you beat is a joke .. cute layout but not fun anymore ..
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TheOtherKennedy - Very rewarding game. Highly recommend.
This is so far my favourite match-three game I’ve played and I prefer it above their other game HomeScapes and even all Candy Crush games too. It’s fun, the animation is beautiful and best of all it’s rewarding — you don’t have to spend your own money to play it or to keep moving up. The renovations you make to the garden from beating levels are so rewarding and beautiful that it just makes you want to keep playing just to see what’s next.
There aren’t many choices for power ups and you can’t connect two power ups together to create a super explosive. However, I actually prefer it this way as it keeps things simple yet challenging. The game would lose its spark if they changed it to be similar to Candy Crush and other match-three games (they tried to do so on HomeScapes and in my opinion, it doesn’t work well).
Overall this is one of my favourite games yet and I’ve been playing for about a year now I think.
yung_houdini - Good and bad
First off I would like to say that this is an awesome game with a lot of good qualities. The art style and colours of the game are good and give it good flow, the characters and their back story are also very good and well throughout. I would have to say as a downfall for this game, some of the quests or missions in the game are just pointless and have nothing to do with designing and setting up your own garden. Things like helping a boy fix his helicopter or get his kite from the tree or even to help fix someone’s tire as they drive past are all pointless to the game and what it’s about, which is designing and creating your own garden. Not only that but some of those missions can take up to 3 stars, which could be better off being used on the garden. Also if I’m in one area I wold like to focus solely o. That are and not have to jump back and fix things or do things in other areas. But as I stated in the start of this review it is a great game and I really enjoy it. One other thing that I would like to see in game and I’m sure many other players would too, there needs to be some form of skip added to the mission so if you have been on them for more than 6 or so turns you have the chance to skip over that missions, or at least a feature to make the missions you get stuck on less hard. Thanks
bektayy - Used to love, has gotten worse with each update
Don’t get me wrong, this app definitely has positives. I’ve been playing for well over a year and have enjoyed it during that time. In saying that, with each update the game seems to have gotten less fair. First example, the competitions are great- with each consecutive level you beat, you get a booster. However, I’ve noticed since the last update, the game will put the booster into a spot that screws you up for that level. Eg- some hard levels start with the fruit in such a way that you can make a booster first go. The game will plonk your prize booster right in the middle so you can’t make the one the level needs you to to win from the start. This makes the boosters not just unhelpful, but loses your lives.
I also wish you could properly skip the dialogue and cutscenes. As an older player, the storylines get a bit repetitive and some go for ages. You can skip but it doesn’t skip a lot.
I used to spend money on this app but refuse to anymore. You can tell that the game has become rigged, easy levels can take 30 plus goes to complete, and then you’ll all of a sudden get all these amazing matches and finish with 15 moves left. It gets tiresome and has me wanting to delete the app, even after all this time.
Hopefully the developers take things on board. Also please don’t advise me to view tips like you have other players. I’m well versed with the rules.
Tise21 - Decent game but garbage physics
I’m up to level 2442 and have been playing since March 2017. Enjoyable when bored, and the continuous events make it easier to complete levels. But when there are multiple levels that have been beaten in a row, an easy looking level can’t be complete and the event bonuses are lost, even when trying to beat the levels using extra power ups on top of those bonuses. The physics in this game have become so much more worse since the 1000’s, where some pieces move in different directions to avoid bombs, or where lemonades do not follow the path towards the bottom and instead allowing other pieces to fall down. The honey is the most irritating part of the game, as breaking the jars of honey does not count towards the match beside the honey itself, and any time there is a bomb or power up beside the honey, the next move it is instantly covered over. This should not be the case and it should be randomised. The honey also travels through corners of barriers, which is kind of unfair as I can’t switch through barriers, but the honey is allowed to travel through the corners with ease. Overall a good game but some things with it really need to be rewritten, as it just makes the game more unenjoyable when you’re stuck on a level that you’ve tried 30 times already.
LadyLaDeeDa - It’s Relaxing - latest update not so good :(
Latest update is not letting me open up this app. It keeps logging me out! I’ve got progress that I need to save! Anyways., It’s a good game and I play it during transit to and from work by train or bus. I also play it when I’m ignoring people., until I run out of lives then I have no choice but to socialise. However., I agree with other reviews., other side missions is not worth my time because I want to build this virtual garden not fix helicopter., or fix a kite etc. I’m always stuck on levels for about 20-50 lives because the game wants me to use up my money to move onto the next level! I mean., seriously? Can’t I just save my pretend money and make it easier after say 10 tries or even 5??? I’m broke in real life., so being “virtually rich” is awesome!!! Three stars is sometimes too much for something simple! Also., I tried to skip those challenges eg the fireworks or Apple challenge., yes I want to participate and NO I don’t want to see my rank! But for some reason when I press the “X” button the game shows me the score board 🥱🤦🏽♀️ I don’t care., I want to escape and play in peace! Overall it’s a good time wasting game and it’s entertaining enough!
Bubba4276 - Positives and improvement suggestions
I’m on level 962
Summary: Overall the game is great but some things could be changed to make it more enjoyable to play long term.
Positives: Played this game for quite a while now - I don’t spend money on it to try challenge myself. I enjoy building my garden and picking from the different decorations. Love the new decoration themes. Game doesn’t crash (iPhone8), very smooth graphics.
Suggestions: Would love the game so much more if each task was only decoration or pet related. Don’t like the irrelevant tasks like “help kid find kite” that takes up 4 stars. As you go along there are too many tasks to each section, I get bored of one section after the first 30 tasks, been stuck on the island diving one for a while (I’m only 77% into the 7th section at level 962). Would also love if hard levels gave 2 stars and really hard levels gave 3 stars. Would be good if you were rewarded with more green cash than what you get now ($20-$40 max reward and an item can cost $600-$2600) and no other way to get them than beating levels. Also not loving the new timer bombs, countdown shouldn’t start for frozen ones till the ice is broken- butterflies are challenging enough.
Animallover505 - Challenging, but rewarding
I have played Gardenscapes for around a year, and I’m on level 673. This was the first match 3 game I had ever played, so it was really hard starting off playing, as I was progressing really slowly. It’s definitely not to say levels have got easier, in fact. after level 600, it feels as if they get sooooo much harder, but I’ve learnt if you play a level again and again, you should be able to finally succeed. I love the storyline and decorating elements of the game, they were very well done. If you have played Homescapes, and are looking to play Gardenscapes, I would recommend it, as G.S is noticeably easier than H.S in my opinion. There are a few things that could be improved though.
It would be nice if you could visit other peoples gardens, with a similar mechanism to Township. Maybe you could send a few people a present every day! That would be amazing. Also, would it be possible to add a skip level button? There are so many times I’ve been stuck on a level for weeks, until it becomes so boring to play, resulting in me not playing for weeks. Anyway, thanks for reading my rant, and overall great game Playrix! 🌱🌳
sporkforkfork - Enjoyable game
Gardenscapes is enjoyable. You can play it with not too much or no outlay or a lot if you wish depending on your patience which I like, so I spend as little or as much as I like. Criticisms: I feel like as you get further along in the game some levels are very similar if not the same as others. Also there is some inconsistency in the levels and how hard they are. Some very hard levels I've found super easy and then at other times I've been struggling to finish a normal level. I wish there was more choice in decorative items but sometimes you are forced to pick between three ugly options quite frequently to deck out the area of the garden you are in. The bonus ones you can buy with money you earnt from levels are sometimes better but majority aren't and are only worth the prize of purchasing the complete set if you can be bothered, which I can't really. There aren't any advertisements in this game which is great and I really like the team challenges, the pets and seeing my garden unfold as I go. I've been playing for a couple of years now and will continue to play as there is a lot to enjoy about the game.
Tumlinsun - Is it really worth it?
I’ve downloaded, deleted and re-downloaded this games more times than I can even remember. And every time I re-download it I remember why I deleted it in the first place. You’re constantly playing the levels in order to get stars, but the stars get used up on the stupidest things that don’t even involve the garden. (i.e. getting a dog, calling someone etc.) and then there are times where you’ll use a star, and then something will happen where a part of the garden you’ve already fixed gets ruined, and another star needs to be wasted to fix something you’ve already fixed before. It feel like the game hardly focuses on actually fixing up the garden, but instead on all of the other little features of the game.
And then there’s the actual game play, puzzles can be ridiculous sometimes. Boosters will be placed in a position that ruins the possibility to make other bombs. They will also sometimes be placed right in the middle of the only useful fruits which usually results in losing moves and ultimately loosing the whole level.
While the game can be good, it can also become incredibly tedious.
Perth family - Super addictive
I love Gardenscapes (I’m on level 450) and it’s so fun to play and I love how it has a purpose (to decorate your garden) instead of just pointless levels like other games have. The graphics and detail and all the thought that goes into each level, each task you have to complete, and even a social media for the characters, is amazing! I also love all the decor you can add for each area with the themes, but one thing I recommend is receiving the cash (for the decor) more frequently because I get barely any and then can’t buy the decor for each area. I also think there should be a way to skip a level or that hearts should reset faster because if you’re stuck on a level it can be really annoying if you just keep using all your hearts and then having to wait 30 mins for a new try. Overall I love the game and think it’s super addictive and fun to play in your spare time.
NickyGirl@123 - LIARS
Ok, so I was really excited when I downloaded this app, but was very disappointed. First of all, you need to play this stupid match three in game to do all most EVERYTHING! And you only have about twenty five moves to do it, and it’s almost impossible to do it with only twenty five moves. And I kept on getting stuck on the same level for ages! And what they show in the add is mostly COMPLETELY different to the actual game! I got this game because I want to renovate the garden! I have had this game for a few years, and I have finished TWO sections of the whole game. I DO NOT recommend getting this or getting it for a young child under eight. This was a waste of time, and got really boring real quick. It’s kind of fun, and every time I go into the game, it bombarded me with notifications about these other in games! I used to be obsessed with it but got very annoyed when I couldn’t even pass the same level. If you’re willing to spend a lot of time on this app, then great. This is the game for you. But if you only want to play it every once in a while, don’t waste your time with this silly app.
Rj Phoenix - It’s good but has down falls.
This game is great when I am bored but you don’t get enough stars to keep updating the garden and only 1 date per level is insane when you have to do so
Many things that don’t involve gardening and takes way too long to do... the second fountain is on day 3 now and still not complete and I play on my iPad and iPhone. I’m getting to the point I don’t want to play anymore and on my iPhone I’m only level 92! It’s all becoming too slow and there’s things I just don’t want to do and you can’t skip them and HAVE to do them.
I’m Starting to lose interest purely because it’s just taking too long to do anything and seems to be rigged to get people spending. I love this game but I’m tired of levels that take too long to do, a garden area that’s taking WAY too long to finish and levels that really should give extra stars to complete levels but don’t so when you’re out of lives and want to do things in the garden you can’t because there may not be any stars and all your lives are gone.
quinceduck - My favourite game but hard levels make me want to delete
I adore this game. It’s an engaging match 3 game but with a purpose. So utterly satisfying.
REVIEW EDIT AT LEVEL 1411: getting stuck on levels is a big problem guys. Have dropped my star rating because of it. When you can’t pass a level - and you drop levels in competitions, and miss out on rewards, and run out of lives with no hope of top up, and go nowhere, even when you’ve given up and spent good money to try to get through... this is how you lose players! You’re not alone in this problem - it is a universal problem in match 3 games and similar, hard levels designed to get money from the player actually make players delete the game. I’m beginning to agree with the reviewer above who says the “physics” are off; it’s either too easy or completely impossible.
Also master Akira is a horrendous stereotype. Asian Yoda - cringeworthy.
My earlier comments that still stand:
Early on I was annoyed by hold ups - why do I need a dog? I’ve got a dog in real life, but my garden won’t grow so I’m trying to escape from that reality, not my dog. Why am I helping someone change their tyre... but the sense of community the game builds, and the characters... superb. And the little bonuses from those kind acts are great! The game has an awesome value set.
Graphics are beautiful, premise satisfying.
I’ll be sad when my garden is finished!
Defrosted84 - Nice, but could be a little fairer.
Haven’t been playing long, but am thoroughly enjoying the puzzles.
However I’m finding that some are extremely hard and I feel in order to make you spend money, now I get randomized drops and such but when power ups pop next to each other or a level requires six more moves to get through to the other side, (Level 96 is a testament to that and one I’m stuck on now wanting to spend real money to complete).
The levels with dirt and ore seem a tad ridiculous with portals and not much room for the items to drop for you to switch about to get power ups, can barely get fireworks let alone a tnt bundle, would love to be able to make a barrel on these levels.
Otherwise it’s fun, but would like to see the levels that spiked my interest, with the scissors and tape and things that you need to fix.
Mishajadee - Not a happy player 😔 Level 3131
I have been playing this game forever now and usually one of the top 3 players on the leader board, I play it so much especially during the challenges. However like most of the players I am getting increasingly frustrated at how I enjoyable this game is becoming the levels are ridiculously hard to win some taking over 30+ attempts and powers to get through them just to earn one star then when all stars are earned I can’t even choose the design of the item that I am building which was the whole joy of the game originally 80% of the challenges are unpersonalised now and to top that off every task requires 3-4 stars and has to take two to three attempts so annoying. Another annoying thing is I am so up to date I always have to complete the chest challenges guys you need to be faster with the updates if you want to keep my interest. I yes to absolutely love this game now I often choose not to even open the app and stick to my favs like Disney Magic Kingdoms and Candy Crush to avoid disappointment!!
Cantjinxunderaroof - You haven’t crashed just yet
Started this game on a whim early last year and found it quite fun, entertaining and even a little addictive. Since then the updates have been great, they’ve added extra competitions to participate in with exciting prizes. I often see mobile games like this try too hard to create something more interactive and current but it just ends up more irritating, but that’s not the case with GardenScapes. They’ve managed to keep the basic foundation of the game we love and ad fun new features.
For a future update: the ability to ad someone as a friend: view their garden and participate in events with them making it more competitive rather than against a random person.
Thank you for the excellent work, keep going !
dogs_r_us - Disappointed 😞😕
It’s an overall average game. The concept of the game is pretty underwhelming. The reasons that I was disappointed is because 1. There are tons of ads 2. It’s nothing like the ads for this game suggest. By watching the ad, the reason why I got this game was because it looked fun and independent, so I thought it would be a lot more free than it actually was when I got the game. It pretty much tells you everything that you have to do. 3. You have to play these little games to get money. You use the money to buy things so you can decorate your garden (but again they tell you how to decorate it). It would help if we actually started with coins because we have to make lots of money otherwise. Overall the game was 3 stars from me because some people might think I’m being harsh but seriously I was very disappointed because I was getting excited about the game. I hope you consider looking at this and fixing all of these things. Thanks
Jacqlucy - Losing it’s charm
When I first downloaded the game, I thought it was good because it makes you think and win your levels. As I reached the thousand level it just became annoying not because you cannot a win a level but because they won’t let you win it unless you have exhausted your coins and power ups. The worst thing that has happened is they have added betting to encourage children into gambling. So I don’t think it deserves any stars at all. The one star is only because it was good in the first few hundred levels. Also it is a misleading advertisement to download the game. After downloading I realized that they are mini games that come only once in a blue moon for you to play. There’s also a lot of cheating in this game to make you buy more coins. It’s designed to not let you win. Looks like greed is taking over the developer. But it’s not worth it... you’ll get more negative reviews and lose your business. The 1304 level shows the creator of the app has gone all nuts giving only 9 moves to finish the level. Wonder if he himself could finish it off!
- indi - Problems.
Okay I’d like to say a few things.. with these type of apps, suggesting gardenscapes, homescapes, matchington mansion and other playful games, I’m getting of sick of the amount of ads that show during different social media sites and games. Like I get that you want advertisements and people to get your games for reviews, rates and money, but maybe just lower the amount of ads? Also, while we are talking about ads, I’m getting quite disturbed and triggered of how the ads show something completely irrelevant to what the game actually does. For example, I might be playing a different game and an ad will pop up in the middle of it, I could watch the ad and think that “Oh! This looks like a fun game! Let me get it!” And so I will go and download this game right? But when it’s finished downloading, I go into it and it’s a WHOLE DIFFERENT GAME!! I just wanted to say this. Hope you fix this and fix the ad problems. Thanks for listening and giving your time to read this.
Awstgxghjkjfddv - Best 3-match game
I downloaded Gardenscapes when it had first came out and stopped playing due to the difficulty and resorted to Homescapes when Playrix had brought that out, however due to the difficulty of Homescapes thought I might give Gardenscapes a second chance and have not regret, the updates are fantastic. Passing levels is much easier and not as time consuming as other 3-match games. Also has an amazing captivating story-line
100% recommend to everyone
- daily spins and weekend challenges are the best part of the whole game as it really engages you to compete against others and also gain more coins and bombs to pass levels!
- currently completed the Christmas challenge and am excited to see what’s in store next!
JesusChristisbest12 - Cats
Hey look, I think the game is really fun. But the fact that you thought you should buy a puppy really made me sad. Like sure, nothing wrong with that! But the fact that the lady had gave you a great deal for a cat and you declined it made me sad. I wanted a CAT! You know there are CRAZY cat lovers like me in the world? Some even play this game! Also, you made cats look bad. In Austin’s “thought” of the cat scratching a tree was WRONG! If a cat needed to a scratch a tree, this would be too sharpen their claws and that would protect you from even more trespassers!!! The cat would learn to grow and love you and you’d feel happy! But no? You make dogs better for a garden just because there active? They aren’t as active as you think! And also, cats are also very good at being active. People just think their lazy because they sleep. SLEEP? Sleep just makes a human/animal more active! I’m very disappointed you think of cats like a useless, unworthy creature.
I haven’t got very far into the game, but I’m deleting it JUST BECAUSE OF THIS!
jkw35 - Disappointed
Themed events like the Christmas one are impossible to complete when it takes 3 weeks just to complete one level and that level isn’t even labelled as hard. I have used power ups and extra turns - all to no avail. Very disappointed! Don’t tell me to read how to play either!
If you select a power up at the beginning of a game we should be able to place it wherever and whenever we would like to use it not where it is randomly put. More often than not they are placed in a position where a move could make a power up so rendered useless.
I do like how we can change our decorative choices so as change the gardens look from time to time.
I am just very frustrated and disappointed that I can never complete the themed events. I play morning, noon and night but am now so disappointed I am ready to delete the game.
wertfdxh - frustrated!
I’ve enjoyed the game but as you get further into the game you need too many stars to do each function.
I’m now past level 4100 and so only get 30 ish levels to do a week so once the competitions are done and you get 3 hours unlimited it is pointless as you only get a side game of open the chests, the levels of which are repeated, you don’t get stars and you can’t progress in the garden. Also recently getting extra decorations for xmas and Easter were not achievable because of the limited number of levels available in a week
I think it’s time to move on as too frustrating now only having so few levels you can do in a week
Ally-ness - Take a leaf
I don't mind this game but options are very limited. 1 level took me 50+ tried and 6 days to pass. I was over it. I'll still play it but when people ask about games I tell them not to bother with this one. Disney kingdoms is what I tell them to play. Levelling up characters gives gems that unlock things so the game makes it possible to progress. But this game. No options. You either get lucky in the daily spin or spend real money. After completing a hard level that rewards with 2 stars, the next few that follow get hard again. They are like ordinary levels but impossible to pass and of course you can't use the power ups cause u used all those trying to pass the super hard level just before. I get it shouldn't be easy. But this game shouldn't be about the puzzles. It should be about building the garden. 1 star because I think even the developers missed the point with this game. Fix it and I'll happily change my rating.
josh20l - Just another IOS game designed to force you to buy in game credits
This game as well as its sister app Homescapes seem to offer the same gameplay and allow you to play up-to a certain level for free then the puzzles become so hard you can’t proceed without spending real money on in game upgrades to continue which is a real shame because up until that point I was enjoying both games. I understand developers need to get paid but I will not be bullied into paying. If I enjoy playing a game & it allows for unlimited functionable free play then I have spent hundreds of dollars buying in game upgrades. I feel that’s my duty as a customer who enjoys playing the game the developer has spent hours on hours developing and producing. But enough already on the multitude of iOS and other platforms games that try to force me into paying I refuse. If you want my money make a great that’s free to play forever and entice me into upgrades that enhance my enjoyment of the game.
C lenko - Soon to be ex loyal player
I absolutely hate the recent update! I have played this game for a long time now. I'm up to level 2150 or something. I have spent money on this game & whilst I don't like doing it, I didn't mind in order to beat a tough level or advance. Ok so here goes.... the recent update and changes are terrible! I hate the introduction of the currency to add decorations at the cost of real coin prizes! Plus hard levels used to reward 2 stars, now it's just a sucky one star and the silly cash! It's are enough to get stars. Coin rewards have all but ceased! I see this as greed from the game developers to get customers to buy coins.
The gas cylinders are a ridiculous idea too! Wasting a life so easily?! I used to think the company and game developers were fair & how good and refreshing it was. However the above factors I have mentioned have almost COMPLETELY put me off the same, I'm ready to quit. PLEASE address these concerns developers.
Really unhappy player.
Treece111 - Crash Garden
What has happened? Just recently the game just keeps crashing and always at that critical point when you are just about to complete the level or you have then....boom.....it crashes before the level completed is recognised!! Then you lose your boosters and have to play the level again from scratch! Really frustrating and I have just about given up on this game. This never happened previously. Please, please fix. It’s a great game and I want to keep playing. The graphics are great, the levels challenging and I love decorating the gardens. I get excited to find out what is next that you can cash in your stars for. Would definitely recommend this game, but please fix the bugs. Make it a 5 star rating again.
maggiemay28 - Fun game.
I am really enjoying this game. It is quite possible to play without spending real money. Some levels are challenging/frustrating but do-able eventually and the rewards are better now. The challenges are also interesting and quite possible to finish (unless you get stuck on a challenging level) and the rewards are worth getting. 👍 My one issue is that in the events eg. Christmas it takes so long to get through the levels and you earn so few reward points that it is impossible (without spending real money I guess) to buy all the garden items before the event ends. I do like that the items stay in your inventory to keep.
MissMel4290 - Great game but...
I have been playing this game for a long time now, first on my phone and now on the ipad. I have just finally completed level 848 after being stuck there for months. It happens, I’ve been stuck on a level before, last time it was 3weeks. I really think there should be more rewards for sheer perseverance, or something else to do in the game so you can still enjoy it, have fun, and to encourage you to keep coming back while you are stuck. Just about everyone I know that was playing has now stopped because they got stuck on a level, and I very nearly stopped playing too. It gets very boring very quickly playing the same level over and over again for weeks or months
corinnajanevox - Flat out annoying
I am regretting installing this app. It seems like fun but the butler character is slightly annoying. Note to designers: Butlers don't do gardening. You have actually created a handyman/caretaker, not a butler. The games are mostly extremely tough. Then you end up stuck in an endless loop of trying to complete a mini game for points, losing all your lives, getting asked for money and then having to wait ages to play again. Don't the designers realise that the frustration ruins the serene and fun atmosphere of the main game? Not to mention the fact that you need to use unlimited lives immediately, no matter what commitments you might have in your life. They aren't interested in feedback or fixing ongoing issues in any meaningful way. Don't even bother. P.s. The spinning award wheel is clearly rigged to deliver pathetic prizes. Watch out - if you do win the ‘jackpot’ prize, it may even magically disappear.
VictoriaRebolar - Lost all progress and still came back
I was up to level 1700+ and over a year of gameplay in when my phone had serious problems and I had no choice but to factory reset... needless to say, all of my progress for the game was lost!
I tried Homescapes, not wanting to repeat the same content, but after like 10 levels I just found it was just not the same, so I came back - now level 1000+ and counting!
Super addictive game. Some weeks I find myself playing it every day. They constantly update the content, so you never get bored. They recently introduced a “decor catalogue” and it just adds a different dimension to the garden redecoration, I love it.
acarroll91 - Getting less and less fair.
I have finished all the current levels, so each week I compete in the golden cup. That’s all well and good but 9 times out of 10 that doesn’t make me eligible to compete in the orangery flower etc where you have the opportunity to win unlimited lives. Also while this current long competition is going on each time you request lives it shows everyone who has purchased the golden ticket after you request lives so people have to know to scroll to see if people are requesting lives. This went from being a game where the prizes were really fair and often to a game where you feel forced to spend real money. I obviously love the game but you are slowly losing me.
melfit2368 - Garden scapes
hi, your game is really good and really entertaining but there’s only on problem , when you get to level 23 and above they get a little bit to hard so then I don’t really want to play it anymore because when its to hard it get boring. Also there’s not to much you can do, for eg: it only has two things such as changing things and playing that little game that is boring in the harder levels , it was actually really fun when the levels weren’t so hard. Other then that the game is really good and fun! This game would go in my top 13 favorite game. That’s pretty good for when I am saying this. Congratulations for such a good game!!! I would also appreciate if you could change the levels to easier levels. Thank you very much for your time.
charlottes awsome 👍🏻🐶 - Awsome game but tip
I love the game and have been playing it for a few years now, but I have a tip that may help your game in your ads you put things in that have nothing to do with the app, example you create little mini games that aren’t included in the actual app. People buy the app cause they want to play the little mini games you put on the ad and some may get mad when they download it and find out the app is completely different. So my tip is add the mini games you have in your adds to the app you don’t have to make the whole app about it but maybe as a fun little mini game section. Or just don’t put them in the add, still this app is really fun and I definitely recommend this app
Krystaljas - This is a great game
I am on level 2500. The storyline is fantastic. I love to complete different garden levels. Do I get frustrated sometimes. Yes. Sometimes I am stuck on a level and have to wait for the dog trial game in order to win enough gold and prizes to get me through. Sometimes I have to play through one game twenty or thirty times to solve it. But the good thing is that there are many chances to win boosts both in the daily wheel and the events and that is what keeps me going. Occasionally very occasionally when I am really stuck I will spend a couple of dollars to get a boost but It is really not a lot and it is not that often.
Dcmb65 - **false advertising **
Whilst the game can be enjoyable to play as a 3 match, it is definitely NOT what you get when you see the advert. You see a guy trying to escape various dangers and think that looks like fun so you download it, only to discover that is not like that at all. It's just your typical 3 match game which there a millions of available. I'm at a level of of over 2700 and never seen a special event or change to include the ’escape’ sequences that are advertised. So if that is what you wanted the game for, don't bother, this game is not what is advertised. If you after another 3 match game, then you'll be satisfied. It IS a decent game in that category at least.
I honestly don't know how developers get away with this type of dishonesty.
Be warned consumers FALSE ADVERTISING.
Mjp66 - Are you trying to bore me to death?
I am aware of the supposed psychological analysis you game developers think you have a handle on. I am sure it works with a large handful of people but some of us would just like a nice relaxing game that does not continually try to bully you into parting with cash. ‘Free’ boosters that mess up your best move, free time that is eroded because you cannot complete a level within 30 minutes? I love the premise of this game, Austin and the garden are great fun. Sadly, all the psychological games you play with me are just making me bored and frustrated. I have purchased packs of coins at Christmas for the last couple of years as a ‘thank you’ for a good game but this is as far as I would go financially unless there was some kind of subscription deal that would reduce the torture and renew lives quicker.
Red Bellied Black Snake - Love it but...
Overall am enjoying the game. Find some levels are excessively hard to get through which takes the enjoyment away. I play games for relaxation and find it frustrating when levels are hard and will sometimes turn the game off because of this. When you win life bonuses [particularly the ones where you win unlimited lives for a period of time] it would be good to be able to store these so we can decide when we want to use these rather than them automatically and immediately going into effect. From reading other feedback, it seems the levels get harder as you go, definitely not looking forward to that!
Jomar459 - Over it! Way to difficult for very little return or pleasure!
Stuck on level 2808 and over it! Absolutely detest the alarm clock games, stressful instead of being enjoyable. As per Homescapes, way too difficult for very little return & games are definitely not random. Have to spend up big and as soon as you do you’ll start winning way quicker - coincidence ... I think not. Free lives not worth spit, simply rigged with the hardest of games, even the ones not stated as hard. If you’re thinking of playing, my suggestion ... don’t! There are way more relaxing games out there. The developers need to start listening. An additional note, what became the one and only fun part (dog exercise game) has now also been ruined by games that are just way too difficult & too costly ... thanks heaps! I’m done!
Dukerider - Good concept
I have been playing this game for well over 2 years now and I’m on level 6212 and never spent any “real” money to progress. It's a good concept, but not enough moves to clear levels, very little reward once level is cleared , one star and always under 100 coins, and now anything you do needs 4 stars even making a call cost 3 stars for me that’s just a waste. which makes this game very disappointing. Also now there are no adverts the help regenerate coins you need to spend. No coin rewards on the spinning wheel like there used to be. I know and understand the devs need to make money but you guys have become very greedy. Also lately the game has been crashing. Just as I was close to beating a super hard level after trying for a few days and *bam** game crashes that really S@#*ts me.
Joojeey - Fun but eventually disappointing
Have been paying this for well over 2 years now and have always been able to lock my iPad when I have received a chest that holds an infinity reward to use later. However, lately every time I have gone to open my game and play the reward I have locked, it has disappeared including any boosters that were with it. This is now happening on all three of my Gardenscapes, Homescapes and Wildscapes accounts which has never occurred before. When I have been in touch with support they tell me I have received my rewards. How can I have received my rewards when I haven’t had the chance to use them? There fun games to pay and I have spent quite a bit of money on them so it’s pretty disappointing when the items you are playing for just disappear...
Amy Faye. - Go for it!
This game is incredibly entertaining! Some nights I can’t put my phone down for hours, seriously. It’s so addictive! Especially when you start building and kind of designing an epic garden. I’m actually about 300 levels deep now, and I’ve also spent a lot of money on this game. So I’ve had to delete it. It will get to a point where it becomes very difficult and you can’t really go any further without purchasing things to help you get to the next level. Which is disappointing. I love this game a lot, but some levels are just far too difficult. So my only advice would be to watch your spend guys! But otherwise, enjoy the game! It’s definitely worth trying out.
Kayy95 - App size is too large!
Love this game and have been playing both it and the related game Homescapes for a long time. Although the frequent updates are great and it’s exciting that the game is continuously being improved and added to, I find that the size of the game on my device takes up way too much space. I only have a small amount of memory on my phone and keep having to delete other things so that I can keep both games! It would be great if somehow the data from the levels you had completed could be removed so it doesn’t continue to take up more and more space! Still a great game though which is why I still keep it around!
K3rmitron - Cute and fun... for a while
I enjoy the integration of puzzles with the expanding list of the garden but the puzzles become completely unfair and luck-based later on (winning is less about strategy and more about whether you get a lot of bombs) presumably so you feel invested and pay real money for boosters so you can complete them and unlock more of the garden. I prefer skill based games as if I spend money on luck games it's no different to gambling. Whenever the developers respond to criticism with a link to tutorials they’re ignoring that getting the right combinations and bombs is just pure luck. Also ever since the addition of gas cylinders the game is unplayable. Sometimes it’s just impossible to get rid of cylinders especially in levels where they’re chained up!
Got a lot of play out of this one but unfortunately I will have to let my garden go unfinished.
ACE WOLF 85 - Highly recommend if you want a nice, chill game
This game s really good, it makes me feel good and some times frustrated 😂 but I love it so much! It's great to uncover stories but I only recommend it if you have a lot of spare time that you want to spend in a nice calm way. Definitely my favourite match 3 game. If you are here in the reviews complaining about how you couldn't manage the first few levels, you need to get a life, they are pretty basic. Overall I love it but I think they should give you the option when to use your infinite life bonuses you get every now and then and that lives should be quicker to regain. Thanks!
Emenyee - My fave game
I love this game. It replaced my candy crush habit and I much prefer it. It’s a nice bonus to have the stars to collect for additional landscaping of the grounds but I really just like the matching levels.
Please increase the frequency and duration of dog tricks opportunities to earn bonuses and infinity lives. I have noticed they aren’t as often and as such I don’t play the game as much...it doesn’t encourage me to spend money to buy lives it just makes me stop playing when I run out of lives.
Great game, can’t explain why but I prefer it to the Homescapes game. I think it’s the icons and speed of play...
Anyway, thanks for the game.
AH108 - A game only wants you to pay
The game became less and less fair during each update. For examples in level 848 you’re only gets 20 moves to remove35 pink flowers and 80 water drops, the flower port to generate flowers need three matches near the port to generate every four flowers, and the flower port are surrounded by icy pieces which will again need to be matched two times to remove the ice, and all 80 water drops are in these pieces covered by ice. Now tell me how can you play without Paying money to get coins and the boosters, since for each level you win you only get around 50 to 80 coins but for the first five extra step you need to pay 900 and second five extra take 1200.
Moreover, the game support team is a mess. Questions never get an answer from human being. Their tips are useless and the only thing the game team will suggest you to do is to see tips.
Aaravis - Totally!
Great game... I totally agreee with Arialfox... some levels are a little challenging but not too many so mostly well balanced.... very much agree though, that it would be great to be able to choose when u use your times of unlimited lives... very annoying you earn it when you only have 5 mins to play. But yeah... great game. Good innocent fun!
Pretty unhappy I've had Halloween stuff forced on me if I want to play the game. Stuff like that should be an option....Not forced.
(Also had a bit of difficulty trying to use my account on more than one device... but still a good game except for the Halloween stuff)
anne of garden frustrating - Frustrated beyond belief
Been playing for sometime , on level 1765. Lately been experiencing a lot of crashes especially once you complete a difficult level. Of course once you get back to it you’ve lost your progress and your lives, but have to do it all again. As for the room Reno’s the same issue keep losing all my progress and having to start again without the money I previously had. So of course no hope of ever completing a room. Also never enough time to ever complete them as I can’t play all day everyday as I do need to go to work! None of your “fixes” work. While I do really enjoy this game I’m finding it extremely frustrating to play lately with all these issues..
AusGQ - Good fun but take note...
This game is mostly good fun, especially since you can choose to play it for free. There are a couple of things I do find really frustrating however. First is that ‘ordinary’ levels are often way more difficult to complete than the ‘super hard’ ones. How that’s logical is anyone’s guess! The other is that some garden areas take a looong time to complete. The asian garden took way too long, for example, and got tedious. As you start to get into the thousands levels, there are not many things that can be completed with only 2 stars - mind you I suppose it could be said that’s what will happen as you progress, but still!
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ch3yt0wn - Addictive
I thoroughly enjoy this game, I love that I don’t get bored because I want to finish it (2300+ levels later no end in sight). I don’t like that the new area re-loads, I wish you could just scroll into the new area. I’m also not a fan of how many stars it takes to do smaller tasks.
#dolphin lover - Not like the add
The add was you we’re supposed to help the 2 people survive. But it’s just a stupid jewel game. If you like it good for you. But I wanted it to be like the add
Aato2Zz - Grrr
Beautifully designed artwork, very pretty and enjoyable to some degree..... But it is VERY frustrating to use stars (which are way too hard to earn!) for silly stuff like phone calls, or to use 20+ stars to complete a fountain or decorate the yard (it would be nice to have more choice on the work to be done or not, and that the star cost is less ). Maybe earn 2+ stars for hard levels and more coins for each completed level. It's clear you want your users to spend money, understandably, but making it more fun for us so we don't give up and uninstall the game is also to your advantage. Thanks
hearding jacks - Bad
It’s nothing like the add and I feel very ripped off! The add said you got to fix stuff and try to chose the right stuff but that’s not at all what the game is like! I don’t like this game!
WendyLoos - Great Game
Loads of fun but very frustrating at times when it takes so long to complete a level
Christine.Daeé - Fake ads
Stop making ads that have NOTHING to do with the actual game
I hate cats.... - FALSE ADVERTISING
Downloaded this game after watching a ad and found it nothing like what was being depicted in said ad.....you are frauds and should be sued for false advertising!!!! I am contacting the Canadian Ad Standard Counsel to have your misleading ads blocked on Canadian IPNs. SHAME ON YOU!!! PATHETIC!!!
4444333221 - Not what’s advertised
I downloaded this game because of the ads. Turns out this game is nothing like the ads.. silly me for thinking you would advertise your actual product and not something fake!
blake.c17 - Fake Game
I’ve seen ads for this game just about everywhere. These ads have nothing to do with the game at all and are completely false. This game is not what it is being advertised to be.
Megomargo - Stopped Playing Frequently
I am 300+ level and find the game repetitive and frustrating be cause I get stuck on levels far too long so I don't play very often now.
Harperdosmom - Pretty Fun
Can be a fun game but some levels are ridiculous to pass and there should be more boosts available.
HH/Louis Litt - Absolute Scam
I am completely disappointed and mad with GardenScapes, the advertisements are absolutely misleading and are completely different from the actual game. I thought I was getting a fun looking game where you free people in a kind of puzzle, when in reality it’s just a stupid ‘candy crush’ like game. I spent about 5 hours playing
the dumb game trying to get to the game part seen in the ad, until I realized it doesn’t exist... This is a complete violation of deceptive practices and I feel used, and infringed by the makers of this game. To put it simply, GardenScapes is committing a fraud: false advertising. I feel that a lawsuit could even be risen against this crime that they have committed. Please Gardenscapes, stop advertising/scamming consumers with false, misleading, wrong information.
we’re so zen - Enough with the clickbait ads.
This company’s ads are totally fake and have nothing to do with the game. This practice is dishonest, unethical and should be illegal.
I’ll voice my protest by keeping my money, instead of giving it to a sleazy, lying company like Playrix. Disgusting.
Happy userdd - Meh
This is not the game they show you in the ads. When does that occur? The levels are pretty hard to beat and some improvements require a ridiculous amount of stars.
Gripenfelter - Deceptive Practices
Nothing like the ad. Copies ads from popular games. The jewel game itself gets to a point where you can’t advance without spending money. Basically a poorly designed game where the designers don’t know how to make money so they resort to deceptive advertising.
Jackatack50000000 - False advertising
you don’t get to do any of the cool puzzle things that are in the ads the game is boring it’s sucks. poop in a bucket
Marley2015 - Bait fraud
I downloaded this because I saw an ad while playing another game. It looked interesting, but what I downloaded is definitely NOT the game I saw advertised. I will not be playing this game, I am feeling duped.
Hoss888888 - Ad isn’t real
The ad completely lies about the game but why would the developers care they still make money
Imic513 - Pathetic
The game has nothing to do with the ads plus the appreciation score has nothing to do with the reviews.
EVERYBODY SHOULD READ ALL THE REVIEWS.
steevenweed - no way
fun 1 days . after that , if you buy nothing . you stuck and it become boring . buy nothing . it not worth it
DLLedm - Not Bad
I enjoy playing the game however the fact that you can only get friends though Facebook is quite annoying. Only one friend is playing it, so I can't request lives. It also costs quite a bit of $ as many of the levels I have had to buy coins to keep playing after spending days trying to complete certain levels.
TiiaJohnsonArt - Confused
The ads show a guy trapped in some way that you must use logic to free. But when you get the app it’s a stupid match three game. Very not cool. 😖
Steve012 - False Advertising
Not at all like the advertising. Why do you have false advertising.
Me three3 - Not at all like the ad
The ad of being able to chose your outcome is no where in this game. It’s like a candy crush game. Very disappointed.
Tjl_king1997 - Completely trash.
Downloaded this cause of an add and it was false advertisement
They'd huffington - Where’s the real game?
I seen an ad for this puzzle solving game but it’s not what I downloaded 🙄🙄🙄🙄
Crysheidie - Nothing like add
Add is for helping a guy escape water BUT the game is actually a jewel match game.
Chapeko - Don’t do it!
This is nothing like the ad! It’s not different levels of saving someone it’s just another stupid jewel candy crush matching game. Biggest waste of time to even download it!
Em soup - False advertising
nosegrindR - It’s not a logic game as advertised
Not as advertised. Don’t bother downloading If you got lured here thinking you have to pull pins to save lambs. It’s not this game. This franchise misleads you into thinking you’re getting a certain game. It’s misleading, false advertising whatever you want to call it. Waste of my time.
fashionfantasyreviewer - The worst app ever
It is nothing like the add and just an other candy crush knock off I hate this game it really sucks like really do not download
Libby3j - Tiring
I use to enjoy the game but I’m forced to do silly tasks instead of finishing the garden so I’m losing interest.
schnookie1 - Gardenscapes
Was enjoyable, but with latest update you can only play with wifi. Went from playing 3 or 4 times a day and now I can't be bothered.
Louison 2010 - Vies gratuites !
Il serait intéressant lorsque l’on gagne, par exemple 1 heure (plus ou moins) de vies gratuites de pouvoir arrêter l’horloge du temps si on est obligé d’arrêter de jouer pour une raison quelconque. J’ai perdu beaucoup.
pallenjoe - Misleading ads
The ads don’t describe the game. If you want it to stop everyone has to give them a one star rating every time the ads come up. That will drop them.
Witchy lady - Garden scapes
canadian playet - Garden Scape
SeeRateThroughYou - Highly Addictive
If you have important things to do I don’t recommend this app! Lots of fun and good way to make time fly! Don’t forget to join a team! Very helpful when you run out of lives.
Coochc - Fake game
All advertisement videos are about making decisions and selecting the best object for that moment. However, the actual game is similar to candy crush with a few extra tasks on the side. Nothing like advertised!!!
Laurenjean5 - This game sucks.
I like the concept of the game but hate the fact that the game decides when you pass the levels. No point in even trying to be strategic. It’s frustrating to spend more two days on the same level.
rye4634tdrsg - Misleading
The ads are not what the game actually is. False advertising and disappointing. I want to play the game it’s pretending to be in advertisements!
Jsoolie - Not like adds this game is GOOF!
This game makes no sense the app adds show you problem solving to get out of situations but when you down load it all you do is design a mansion and have to match things like it candy crush. Can someone explain this?
FPro74 - Really not like the ad
Don’t be fooled. The game as nothing to do with the ad.
RPGJack - Do not download
The reviews are fake, the ads for these chain of games are completely misleading and do not represent the game play at all. It’s like 1% of the game, at best. It’s a huge money sink to get there too. Find a nice puzzle game from a reputable company.
This is a scam.
Pekkle520 - Misleading
If it was like the ad I would totally give it 5 stars but it is not. So don’t waste your time downloading this.
Devin Home - Not the game I was shown in the ad
1 week and 121 levels in, and still no sign of the logic puzzles shown in the ad. Nice bait and switch, Playrix. Your dishonesty is pathetic... and now removed from my device.
Leqs18765347 - Game Falsely Advertised !!!
Game ad shows a pin style removal puzzle game. Totally not what game is about. It is a match 3 type game.
I would give 0 stars if I could! Come on Devs, if you have to advertise a different style of game than you are offering, maybe you should redesign your game concept if its that weak!!
joannietrex - J’adore ce jeu
Ce jeu est vraiment bien.
Facile d’y jouer sans investir le moindre $.
Le jeu en soit est amusant/relaxant et le défi vraiment cool. Un peu à la sims!
Wigeee - Challenging...but worth it
I see a lot of people complaining of the difficulty of this game...clearly they have never played candy crush! It’s challenging but very doable 😉
shayla123455677 - Crashes
Love the game but all it does is crash going to try reinstalling it hope it works
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Can you take me back to the good old days, when stays were justtt crazy over Austin from Gardenscapes ??
Play Gardenscapes with me!
Play Gardenscapes with me!
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yall i just spent almost 3 hours playing gardenscapes help me
Sometimes I’ll be playing Gardenscapes and thinking to myself, where the fuck is OSHA? Austin never has a hard hat on.
@Cappuchiini i was listening to jack caper and playing gardenscapes...
Play Gardenscapes with me!
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@Necrolords Fave method of unwinding is wriiiiiting 🎉
Also if I had access, I would probably play Borderlands or Dragon Age or Nier (anything really)
I'm on level 4382 of Gardenscapes too, so that can help sometimes :)
@eatyacarbs The g in lgbt stands for gardenscapes
look it’s austin from gardenscapes (◜◡◝.)
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Play Gardenscapes with me!
ᴮᴱI will fix you⁷✜
As you can see, I have had a busy day! #Gardenscapes
@Wrenegadey Unfortunately it's a pretty common tactic even for large mobile games to run bait and switch ads, but I've never heard of someone completely switching their storefront display to something else.