I received a copy of Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends to evaluate for this blog.
|Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends
In Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends, players will grow 50+ sun-kissed flowers, fruits and vegetables that Mama’s animal pals can sell in their woodland shops. Help Bear’s Restaurant, Rabbit’s Flower Shop, Cat’s Beauty Shop and Squirrel’s Cake Shop thrive by fulfilling their requests and earning garden points. Trade in points for more than 100 fun decorations like fountains, pergolas and sculptures to create a lush paradise. Your forest friends will also reward you with shop tickets so you can buy new plant varieties to expand your garden. Use the stylus as your master gardening tool to plant these “living gifts,” then harvest beautiful hydrangeas, juicy watermelons and sizzling hot peppers! What’s more, players will also experience fun new activities that star Mama’s friends and family featured throughout franchise games.
The following review was written by my friend Samantha who tested the game.
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends is rated E for everyone. After playing and beating this game I believe this to be true. I much enjoyed this game as did my younger cousin. The game is a bit hard to understand at first due to the lack of showing what to do but once you play it you will figure it out.
In the game your mama starts off with a smaller farm and three different forest friends. These friends make requests for certain flowers, or fruits. You are given the requests in your mail box which is next to your house on the farm. Then you receive tasks in the form of letters that you must complete to get the seeds needed for the items that the forest friends ask for. After collecting the seeds you are able to plant the seeds and water them. After completing all the daily tasks you need to go to the home on the farm. This allows for mama to evaluate what you did and process the items planted earlier.
Once the items are completed you are able to go and sell them to the forest friends and collect money to use to buy items to place on the farm such as windmills and water fountains. The money you receive from the forest friends depends on whether or not your items where gold, silver or bronze rated.
One thing I did not like about the game was I tend to use my stylist a lot and when moving around the farm you made to use the joy sick so I found alternating from joy stick to stylist was very frustrating.
All in all I would recommend this game to anyone from adults to children. I think it shows children a great example of the routine of working life, due to the fact you must go home at the end of the day to move on to the next step in the game .