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Gardenscapes Positive Reviews

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Better than expected.I read reviews and was put off for ages by seeing a lot of comments about needing to spend real money. If it gets to that point I’ll just delete the game. Been playing about 2-3 months now, haven’t spent a cent. At level 760, never been stuck on a level more than a day. Unlimited lives are key, I only spend coins on the shovel and I don’t start a new day until I need my lives refilled. Don’t rely on boosters they usually start right where you don’t want them. My only dislikes are the timed gas canisters and it would be good if you could choose when to use the unlimited lives. I don’t like having over 2 hours of unlimited lives when I can’t play that long. Also I’m not really in it for the garden, but it does bug me that there is hardly any lawn. We put new lawn in just to plant flowers on it. What’s up with that? I like the first area the most..Version: 3.4.0

Challenging...but worth itI 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 😉.Version: 3.1.0

LOVE this game!!!!!Totally addicted. Almost on level 2000 and can’t get enough! Unlike a lot of other similar games that are hard to progress without spending real money, Gardenscapes awards plenty of bonuses and chances to win additional lives all the time so there’s no need to buy anything. Even though some levels are harder than others, I haven’t come across any that have made me quit playing through frustration like many other games which I’ve then gone on to delete. I’ve found that a problem with the sequel Homescapes where I have been stuck for a couple weeks at a time and have pretty much given up as its to the point of boring to play and I find myself just going back to Gardenscapes. A must have game!.Version: 2.5.0

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!!!!.Version: 4.7.5

Love this game but doesn’t seem compatible with iPhone 11I love this game I played it constantly with my iPhone 6s however I just got the iPhone 11 and the screen seems to freeze when playing and takes a while to unfreeze. It’s just this game as I go out of it and all my other apps open perfectly :(.Version: 3.8.0

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 😁.Version: 4.7.5

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!.Version: 4.0.0

You haven’t crashed just yetStarted 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 !.Version: 3.0.0

Great gameThis is a great game to pass the time but some levels can take ages to get past and use a lot of lives doing it. Need an easier way of getting lives quicker ie less time waiting for lives to regenerate. You also need a lot of stars to complete areas of the garden which is frustrating at time. But at the end of the day this is a great game.Version: 3.2.0

Love itI love this game and I am kinda a newbie because I am just on the second section and the first part was so awesome and I am so happy how the character has a mansion! Also how the man 👨 can call you your actual name but what I want is so you can change the person to man to lady because I want to be a girl 👧 but I am not saying that boys are rubbish because I didn’t say that. The killer thing that I really want fixing is that when you are trying to earn a ⭐️, then you have to play the same mini game over and over what I want is when you are earning a ⭐️, then we have to play a variety of mini games. Other than those few problems this game is my 2nd favourite app on my phone 📱 and I would recommend playing Garden Scrapes. Sorry 😐 for the long review it is just that this game is amazing and has a few problems and I just want to add them in. Thank you 😊 for reading 📖 this if you got to the end. The reason why I voted 4/5 ⭐️s is because of those few problems..Version: 3.8.0

Lost all progress and still came backI 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..Version: 2.7.0

Marvelous.A part of my life, Austin and all the characters became my friends. Peaceful game which inspire me with every area i restore. And very excited to every area i will restore then. Thanks Gardenscapes, and hope to be that good all over the time with no change. I just hope you can let us check the garden at night and enjoy its beauty..Version: 2.2.0

Sooo addictingI love this game it’s so addictive and great anyone who doesn’t have this app I suggest you get it now I hope you’ll love it as much as I do but when I did some levels I had over 900 coins and then it put me back to 888 and then when I got more it put them back to 888 again apart from that it’s a great, enjoyable, entertaining and addicting game everyone who has this game you made the right choice getting this free app I would highly recommend it and playrix is a great company for making games. Also I got to a stage that I got stuck on a level for over 4 or 5 months and I’m now stuck AGAIN I think that the new update is a bit childish and I personally love playrix games but I think the game was better before the update..Version: 3.9.0

Love this gameThe 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..Version: 4.1.0

Addicting, But FrustratingFirst 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!.Version: 2.0.0

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..Version: 3.6.0

My favorite phone gameI'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..Version: 1.8.0

A great but expensive gameAn 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..Version: 4.6.0

Please fix rocket/firecracker prioritiesI 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..Version: 4.2.2

My fave gameI 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..Version: 2.6.0

Great graphics not enough rewardsAustin and his puppy are great but the rewards are not good enough. Free lives and decent coin rewards would be a big help. Spend 900 coins to win a level and get 50/60 back? Not fair. And if you get through one you are not likely to do 2 or 3 with the 5 lives you started with. It's very addictive and I love that it's my design can't wait to see the next area. Would hate to think how much I have spent on this game, both money and time..Version: 4.8.0

💯 Best GameBeen playing this game for years and love it! This games gives you so many prizes free turns etc the only critique I’ll give is that it takes soo long to earn the dollars to change the look of the different garden areas. Still the best game though 👍.Version: 4.3.0

GameThis 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!!😉😀😀😊😄🥳.Version: 4.5.0

LOVE ITThank you for making it easier for us to keep playing it rather than having to wait for so long to get more lives! Thumbs up to your awesome work and keep up with the new yet surprising updates. Prices are also quite affordable, many thanks again!.Version: 3.8.0

Top levelI’ve been playing this game for a couple of years now, maybe longer, and I play up to the top level every week. I like pretty much everything about the game except for a few things: it’s sometimes difficult to accumulate enough “rewards” for some of the mini games, i.e. furnishing a room or getting seasonal prizes, when you hit the top level and can only play what I call the “consolation” games. Why are we being punished for being long term players? Also, I was pretty much just keeping pace with the “green money” redecorations when all of a sudden three areas were unlocked. The green money takes so long to get that I’m not sure I can be bothered now, particularly as so much is suddenly needed to finish the redecorations. Last, but not least, I hate the new ivy games! Otherwise, never boring and I enjoy decorating my garden..Version: 3.9.0

Quite goodExcellent graphics and story. Enjoy the challenges though some challenges are ridiculously hard and it takes many challenges to get anywhere. Coins are too expensive and there needs to be rewards and incentives to keep playing. I get that you are in to make a profit- but in app purchases are too expensive..Version: 2.1.0

Love love loveGreat concept - you can just play the levels if you don’t want to do the story, no ads (unless you want them for rewards), and new things are added to the levels to keep it interesting. Two issues: the daily spinner is SO obviously rigged - I’m past level 1750 and have hit jackpot once. Often it slows down just before the jackpot, then picks up speed to miss it. Second, I just got the horse (yay, he’s adorable!) and he stays in his area despite no gates? It’s such a minor detail but it bothers me so much lol.Version: 2.5.0

Addictive but frustratingI really like this game, find it easier than Homescapes. I wish the levels were a little easier and that lives refilled faster. Now that I am up above level 120+ it’s double stars for things I would think would/should be one, so it’s getting harder to progress. Eventually it will get too hard and I’ll prob give up. Another thing I like used to be addicted to candy/soda crush I like that with this game there is challenges and visual rewards rather than going through a map..Version: 2.0.0

NOT 5 STARS. READ THE LOWER STAR REVIEWS FOR TRUTHI’ve been playing the game for about 2 months now. Early on, I realized the best and only way to actually play this game is to invite friends. I don’t mind losing once in a while or even every other game (except if you do not win on your first try you lose any winning power up help) But game after game after game, unless I spend more money? I’ve spent more than enough on a part-time pocket game. The games are without a doubt set up so you are unable to win unless you have every single move, exactly right. Basically, it’s like going to a casino. Your chances of winning without power ups or coins are basically nil. Even after several invites and earning up to 25,000 coins. They are all gone. All power ups are gone. I have never gotten a jackpot on the wheel. The carnival, lost so many coins. Nothing that will help. It’s too bad because it’s a nice game if not for the fact that putting so much time into playing and never achieving, is nothing but frustrating. I do not like being taken advantage of. What kind of people fix the game so you can never win? That is just very BAD BUSINESS owned by very GREEDY people..Version: 5.1.2

Good and badFirst 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.Version: 3.3.2

I love this game but it is sometimes frustratingI really like this game. It’s fun to play just like Homescapes but the levels are quite hard. It’s frustrating that you spend ages trying to complete a level. I want to have a maximum of more than five lives because it’s frustrating that you are trying to complete a level and then you don’t have enough lives. Apart from that I love this game and I like Austin too. I would suggest you have easier levels. They are doable but it is frustrating that it takes so long. Really good game though. :).Version: 2.3.0

Super addictiveI 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..Version: 3.3.2

Great gameI like the refill rate on lives as it means you can leave the game for a while! Love the quirky stories too. I was playing on an old device so my game failed but the Gardenscapes support person gave excellent information and recreated most of my progress on my alternate device. My old device was too small for the fun game features. Enjoy!.Version: 2.1.0

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..Version: 3.9.0

LadyFirst of all, the game itself I used to love. But now, the hard levels are getting to close to each other and this is really frustrating. Secondly, to refill your lives or to get 5 more moves costs us 900 coins, when the reward from the level is 50-60 depends on how you beat it. Thirdly, this events with trees, why have you raised the number of levels? Why is it 20 now instead of 12? Finally, when you beat these levels on trees it just gives you unlimited live, not like before some boosters. This game is really getting annoying and I'm thinking to quit it because the only thing you do, you say sorry your feedback has been passed to the development team. But as many of others companies you just ignore our complaints and do nothing. Angry customers don't come back, they get back, by leaving you..Version: 3.1.0

Candy crush with knobs onIn a market saturated with “match-3” games, this one takes first place for me. Great game mechanics gradually introducing new themed elements, great visuals and characters. The overarching garden restoration narrative (which is fuelled by stars from completing levels) adds purpose to the hours you put in grafting through hundreds of levels, and there’s always something new to work towards. There are tonnes of frequently changing events and new feature updates and, 750 levels down and having spent £0 it’s safe to say it’s not a pay to win game, it’s merely a pay to win faster game. The option is there but you’re not forced in to micro transactions which is a real breath of fresh air. Great game that has had me hooked for over a year now, I can’t say that for any other iPhone game..Version: 2.6.0

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..Version: 1.8.0

Great but frustratingI first downloaded the game because of an ad from a different game and firstly, it REALLY ANNOYED me that the advert was absolutely nothing like how the actual game is played. So extremely mis-selling it. However I did begin to enjoy the game loads!! The only things I would say are that very task you have to complete needs stars and honestly I don’t really think some of the tasks even need them. It takes sooo Lon to progress with the garden :( but moreover this, I’m stuck on a really hard level and it almost forces you to either buy stars with your own money or buy the add ons in order to complete it. I was so enjoying it but it looks like I won’t be going any further without having to spend money:/ I get that’s how they make their money but I’m not the kind of person who pays for things in games. It was such a stress relievers aswell, Shame :(((.Version: 3.3.0

Great game, one irritating problemOverall 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..Version: 3.7.0

Pretty game with interactionsFirst time writing a review after playing and first time actually purchased some coins in the game to help pass a level. The game is personalised with interactions and the layout is beautiful and easy to view. Two days after playing it, I feel it’s quite nice and cozy..Version: 4.0.0

AddictiveI love this game. So addictive. Different things to do not just one dimensional. And great that it can be played off line! With the latest update it's great however I'm missing the fact you can only buy 3 of all the power ups at a time now where as before you go buy up to 9 at a time for a different price. It's a shame that you have done it the same as Homescapes now..Version: 2.6.0

Addictive and frustrating 😀Some levels are really hard to beat and take days! More frustrating when you use all your rewards and have to wait till the next day in the hope you spin the jackpot! Should be higher star rewards for the hard and really hard levels. Still a really enjoyable game!.Version: 3.6.0

Best 3-match gameI 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!.Version: 2.1.0

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!.Version: 4.0.0

Crash GardenWhat 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..Version: 4.2.2

Highly recommend if you want a nice, chill gameThis 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!.Version: 2.3.0

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..Version: 4.7.5

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 ☹️.Version: 3.3.2

AddictiveI 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..Version: 3.1.0

Addictive, but slowI do really love this game, but my problem is with how slow it takes to earn stars and how many stars it takes to complete activities. I really like the decoration aspect of this game but it takes forever!! I’ve been playing for four months and I’m only on the third area..Version: 1.9.0

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..Version: 3.1.0

This is a great gameI 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..Version: 3.3.0

Great game, constantly improvingThis is a great game! Lots of reviews will tell you it's too hard and that various levels are impossible to do without buying coins with real money to purchase items to help you. While it's true that many levels would be hugely difficult without these items, you can usually do them after a number of tries and you gain these items through a variety of means in the game. The developers have made it easier to gain coins and items through contests and a daily spin the wheel, as well as through watching ads for other games. The developers have really listened to the game and made lots of improvements to keep people hooked. It is highly addictive, lots of fun and though not easy, not as difficult as everyone makes it out to be!.Version: 1.8.0

Gardenscapes has improvedI started playing Homescapes and Gardenscapes at their inception, but both games were tedious, with very difficult collection games which achieved renovation goals so slowly and tediously that you felt fed up. The other problem was lack of choice. You had to fix the fountain before you mowed the lawn, that type of thing. As a result I stopped playing. I went back to the games several times, but it was still slow and tedious. However in August 2020 I had another go at gardenscapes. Somebody has fixed it to move more quickly through the levels. A similar upgrade in Homescapes would fix that too. I’m looking out for it. Oh and please cut the annoying ads where you always fail the task! That puts me off the games more than it encourages me to join in!😉.Version: 4.6.0

Great gameI have played this game for a couple of years, and, when I’ve wanted to progress quickly through the game, have spent a lot on stars which I don’t mind as it is my choice. However, as I progress through levels <3000 I’m finding them increasingly hard to play putting me in a position where I feel I’m being forced to buy stars to progress. Several levels including 3169 are taking anywhere from 30-40 attempts to successfully finish them even with boosters and I’m starting to get very frustrated as I’m now unable to move forward in the game. I understand the authors saying that every level is achievable and accept that some are harder than others, but Playrix, you are in danger of losing a player that has made you significant income over the past couple of years. The game is enjoyable on a number of levels but make it too tough and you will start to lose your loyal fans..Version: 3.4.0

GardenscapesHave been playing this game for a while now, up to level 1203 but some levels you are unable to complete without coins or boosters and they are hard to get when you are stuck on a level! Some levels have taken me a month to get past which gets very frustrating and consider deleting but I want to see the completed garden so perhaps make coins easier and boosters as the wheel is a bit of a joke you get one bomb n it’s gone and you are unable to purchase more as they are too expensive n you never earn enough coins..Version: 2.5.0

I used to really like this game but not eastern meditationI used to like it, now over level 1000 but now they are pushing eastern meditation into this game and you have to meditate to get past certain points which I don't like. Not interested in "clearing my consciousness" thanks very much. 🙁 my son plays it too because it's a age 4+ game so that's even worse. And I've spent $$ on buying extra coins in the past so the developers/owners will miss out.Version: 4.1.0

Best game everI absolutely love this game. Some levels can be super hard but I in the end I always manage to beat the level and carry on decorating my beautiful garden. I love my dog, and my horse. Lives renew at the perfect speed for me. Otherwise I will be going cross eyed and not getting anything done because I could play this all day..Version: 3.2.0

Still loving it.This is a beautiful game with awesome graphics and challenging game play, a bit too challenging sometimes! There is only one small thing I would change, being able to use unlimited life prizes at a time of my choosing rather than immediately. There is no need to use real money if you are prepared to replay levels. I'm currently level 954 and actually hoping this game never ends..Version: 1.9.0

GardenscapesHi So I downloaded this game a month ago and I have played it ever since but I’ve only gave it 4 stars because there are a few issues with it Like some of the events are cool and alright but you can pay for extra rewards and all the good rewards you have to pay for like on the one for Easter there were lamas so I thought it would be a cool event till I found out that the only way to get the lamas was to pay £5 each for them or pay £10 for the whole events rewards and I get why the did that and that the give you a free trial for the payed version but I think that for the free trial they could have put a lama in for fun then that would attract more people to pay for the extra rewards If they could just fix that I would give this game a 5 star and recommend it but I don’t recommend because the free prizes are a bit annoying.Version: 5.1.2

Edited review...love it but do have suggestionsNew update to my review: I love the team playing aspect. However, there are people that are obviously not playing any more that are still in our team. Could there be maybe a thing where if you don’t play the game for 2 months, for example, you get removed from the teams? It’s annoying when you are trying to win a prize and only 6 out of the 30 in your team are contributing. Original review, still relevant: I have played this for ages. I love the relatively new team playing, it’s great especially for lives. However the new update brought back Super Hard Levels - worth 150 which I think is more than before, but no double stars and 10 less garden cash too. I could do without these levels, the Hard ones are more than enough, but if you insist on them, then at least make beating it worthwhile!.Version: 3.6.0

Enjoyable gameGardenscapes 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..Version: 4.5.0

Good gameLove this game, very addictive, love doing up the garden but wish you could collect more coins quicker and easier and power ups available to use while playing the game rather than choosing them before the game starts. 900 coins too expensive to continue the game with only 5 more moves. However still love it!.Version: 2.4.0

My favourite game but hard levels make me want to deleteI 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!.Version: 2.9.0

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!.Version: 2.6.0

Overall fun game but one part is pretty racistI’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..Version: 2.7.0

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!.Version: 3.0.0

Letting players knowI'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..Version: 2.2.0

AddictiveI’m really enjoying the challenges, although note that it’s not skill but luck on some of the levels. Eventually you get there, and I’m not in too much of a hurry, so happy to take my time. Have had a small outlay in terms of cash, but didn’t mind as the devs have put together great graphics and it’s an enjoyable game..Version: 2.3.0

Awsome game but tipI 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.Version: 4.2.2

Worst update ever in the whole world.I have played this game for so long now, around 2 years now. This is the only game I stick to as I get bored super easily. I loved everything about this game and decided to try the other game by these creators, the one with the Home but my problem was the annoying animation of the little icons in the actual games so I uninstalled and I am SOO SAD and so super not happy that they’ve changed the icons in this game to poorer animations. The previous animations are INCREDIBLE. and now they look childish and way worse than before and I’m so confused and now playing this game is just annoying. Where before the game was calming and gave me such a positive experience, now it just seems like I’m playing a game that a 7 year old would be attracted to and it doesn’t appeal to me anymore. I’m very sad this change was made. I’ll probably still play this game every now and then but I certainly will be keeping up to date with weekly events in the game and promotions etc. The game was 100% 5/5 no questions asked before. But now, I honestly feel that this minor change has changed the game for the worse. Maybe the creators are trying to appear to more younger people or what but I’m quite disappointed and despite knowing its very unlikely that they’d change the icons back or actually IMPROVE the old ones. Love the game. Definitely recommend it. Personally being a very visual person it’s a hard adjustment..Version: 2.7.0

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..Version: 4.3.0

Player beware....Too expensive and online tutorials don’t matchI’ve been stuck on level 3309 for about a week. I don’t know how many lives and power ups I’ve used on it. When I look up how to beat the level on line, all the players in the videos start with 31 lives, I’m starting with 25. I’m tired of having to spend $3 to beat a level. And I watched at least three different videos that all started with 6 more lives than the level. That would be at least $3 of in game purchases. Only to then have to spend the more to beat the next level. They say every level is beatable, just go online to see how it’s done! But pay close attention to the small differences between the online videos and the levels you’re actually given. It’s a fun game if it wasn’t such a scam. I wouldn’t mind paying a dollar here and there but you need about 100 stars to finish a garden day, and it probably averages out to needed to spend close to a dollar every other level. If you’re willing to spend $50-$100 over and over to progress, you will have fun. Otherwise, don’t even bother downloading this game..Version: 4.6.0

Great game but hardI have enjoyed this game for a long time now and although some levels seemed impossible initially, I got through them in the end ! The only part that annoys me is that every day you get a spinning wheel and no matter where or when I try to stop it, it generally ends up on the “3 hearts” option which is the booby prize !!!!.Version: 2.1.0

Great game, but keeps glitching.I love this game, but for a while now, whenever I beat a level, it glitches out of the game and I have to reload it for ages. Then, when I get back on, it says that all the lives have been lost, which is annoying because I have just spent a while trying to beat the level. Could you please try to fix this?.Version: 2.9.0

It’s silly but it’s funThe 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!.Version: 3.2.0

Decent game but garbage physicsI’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..Version: 2.6.0

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..Version: 3.0.0

Great GameLoads of fun but very frustrating at times when it takes so long to complete a level.Version: 1.8.0

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.Version: 3.2.0

J’adore ce jeuCe 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!.Version: 3.7.0

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).Version: 1.9.0

Favourite gameThis is an amazing game. Super addictive. Always fun things, and fun events to play. The latest update glitched so I couldn't play the dog training event but this is the first issue I've had since playing this game, which is the best I've had with any app. Definitely love this game. It's better than other ones like it. Fun storyline too..Version: 2.4.0

Tolerable pay to win tacticsOkay so, like almost every other free app out there - this has micro-transactions in abundance. UNLIKE those other apps, these are almost ignorable in this game to those like me who aren’t ever going to spend money on it. My one point of contention is that when you are trying to build up your coins and have failed a level a couple of times the game “suggests” you purchase some blasts and puts the button to do so EXACTLY where the button to retry would normally be. I’ve accidentally wasted so many coins due to this and it is terribly annoying. Other than that, the devs did a great job. Sometimes you’ll get fed up and you come back after several days not playing and suddenly get a perfect streak of five+ levels which does mean the whole thing starts to feel a bit rigged but I can live with that to. Mostly I just want to make the garden beautiful again!.Version: 4.2.2

Challenging, but rewardingI 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! 🌱🌳.Version: 3.2.0

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.).Version: 2.3.0

Love it!I love Gardenscapes, it’s the only game I play. I love how you don’t have to buy upgrades if you don’t want to but can still progress quite reasonably with your own skill through the game. My only gripe is the exploding gas cylinders which are a little like the old timed rounds in that they put you under pressure in a game that I use as an unwinding tool..Version: 3.3.0

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!.Version: 2.2.0

Great gameI have been playing this game for 3 years and have reached level 900+ without spending anything. Love the game and like to progress, but I am not impatient as some people seem to be, and can close down for a while, or even a few days, and do other things. I can always return whenever I want. Keep up the good work, hope to be playing for a long time to come. Still not spent any money and reached level 1209. Some of the had ans super hard games may take a few days to clear, but at other times few games can be so played in one playing sessions. It is annoying after spending time and effort to succeed with somethingbdifficultbtonget some basic petty action to waste stars on. Any way that a choice of ‘to do tasks’ could be offered..Version: 4.8.0

VariationInteresting and fun game to pass time, a lot of time for that matter. Has it’s perks like frequent prizes, rewards, daily spin and teams! Especially enjoy the idea of playing the puzzles AND renovating different areas of the garden unlike other monotonous puzzles, e.g Candy Crush. Quality and Visuals are undoubtedly A+.Version: 3.4.0

Just a bit addictive!Super fun game with loads of tricky levels to beat. Just worked my way past level 512 and still obsessed with trying to get the garden developed. Have not needed to purhase anything so far, although some levels were just downright exasperating and took a few days to beat. Just keep coming back to slowly make more progress and I recommend it highly.Version: 3.3.0

UpsetI love this game and play it on a daily bases and I’ve never had a problem with the game but unfortunately it recently updated I don’t know like 3-5 days ago and it randomly started crashing ? At first it was just taking me off the game every few minutes but know I can’t even open the app as when it’s loading it throws me off !! I’m soo upset as this is my favourite game ever please can someone help me ! My progress isn’t saved as i haven’t logged in ( at least I don’t think I have ) but I can’t even check and I can’t delete and re-download it as I will most probably looses all my progress and I’m on level like 420 or something like that ...please app developers help me I play on an IPhone 7 and never had a problem , But if someone is reading this review in thought of downloading, it’s an amazing game I’m only having trouble accessing the app now but definitely download and I hope your game doesn’t crash like mine 🙂.Version: 4.7.5

AdvertisementsI 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..Version: 4.8.2

Fun game but gets hard fastIt’s great fun doing all the improvements but if you want to complete the whole garden, good luck. The levels get harder thick and fast. It would be amazing if the levels were easier so it was easier to get the stars to do the improvements..Version: 2.1.0

Positives and improvement suggestionsI’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..Version: 2.6.0

Fun but could be betterThe 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....Version: 1.9.0

Great game, and I don’t spend money on it everI 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..Version: 4.8.0

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..Version: 2.0.0

A easier version of HomescapesThis game is definitely not as hard as Homescapes is, Homescapes is incredibly hard and easy at some rare but wished upon moments, but I won’t dig deeper into Homescapes but I will talk about Gardenscapes. Still hard as usual but a bit more easy, Gardenscapes is the best game to play if you are bored and want an addictive challenge, some of the levels are a bit hard but can’t be harder than Homescapes. Boosters are required for a less frustrating gameplay because in puzzles games they always are, but this game is probably longer than Homescapes but I love house design and I only downloaded this game because I downloaded Homescapes. It turns out this game is better than Homescapes, I would uninstall Homescapes but I worry I don’t give it much of a chance to let me pass a level. Gardenscapes - great game and better than Homescapes.Version: 5.0.2

HouseI was really enjoying this but then you went out to the garden while there are still a heap of rooms to do. What’s that all about. I’m playing the other Gardenscapes and enjoying that but I do t want to be playing two garden ones. When is the house Reno coming back. Thanks Ok and why do I need a nickname. I can’t find one. They’re all taken..Version: 3.4.0

Garden ScapeGreat game!.Version: 3.7.0

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..Version: 3.2.0

Just my styleI’ve been playing for ages and I love this game. I enjoy all the additional side games and challenges and even the most difficult levels seem to resolve themselves when you least expect it. My main complaint at present is when you chose the double bomb booster and they appear next to each other. This seems to be the equivalent of a single booster especially in a level with few exposed tiles at the beginning. However, I’m a gardener and I’m enjoying watching this huge property come to life..Version: 3.0.0

A few fixes required, but OKBug fix needed! Lives should only be deducted once playing of the level is finished, not if the program crashes when you're in the middle of playing! I didn't even see the result of my first move before the program crashed and took a life off me :-/ Hard levels now and then are OK, but it gets to the point where I'm getting so fed up with a level that I stop playing even if there are unlimited lives available for a while. One of the big frustrations is the timed levels earlier , mainly when I wanted to make a move but the game itself slows me down. Examples: a removed gnome hangs around totally blocking the screen so I can't make my move until he's gone; or I have to wait a few seconds for the blasted rainbow blast to get its act together before I can make a move. Both these things have made me run out of time on many occasions. Having said that, though, the rewards of being able to progress with the garden improvements are just enough to make me keep on with it. One thing I'd like to see disappear is the "against the clock" bit. Having to have multiple tries against the clock just adds up to a lot of high-stress time, which is a bit much for something which is supposed to be fun! Too much stress for little reward on those. If the programmers could resolve the issues mentioned above this would be a much more enjoyable game..Version: 3.3.2

Highly AddictiveIf 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..Version: 3.7.0

Best of the beat the levels to advance games I’ve foundThe garden and Austin are miles better than say Lost Island with better graphics, more realistic movement and more interaction. Building your garden, while slow is fun. The levels are doable unlike Fishdom which I cannot manage. It does also usually reward some thought and tactics unlike Lost Island where some levels are impossible until you fluke them with various bombs etc. They do take time and so you must enjoy actually doing the blast levels. When you get on a roll the bonus time and helper bombs etc make a big difference and it pays to use extra helpers; that way you sometimes can complete multiple levels quickly. Unless you spend real money it will be a game you play for months..Version: 3.2.0

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!.Version: 3.2.0

GardenScapesI really do like the game and enjoy playing it. I used to have plenty of games but have had to delete those due to memory overload but I have kept GardenScapes. The only flaws I can give the game, some levels are really hard to complete using a lot of your lives if not all, I have had times where I have completed a level but before the game gives me my star and recollects that I have passed the level the game crashes now I’m not sure wether this is the game or my phone but it does only happen when I’m in playing mode and the last flaw is that the game gives you the opportunity to renovate rooms and I have not once yet completed a room due to not earning enough tokens in time or just not being given enough time by the game. Otherwise, the game is really enjoyable, can be addictive and has a variety of features..Version: 4.4.2

I will literally never delete this gameI 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:).Version: 3.1.0

EnjoyableI do enjoy a challenge but find it difficult to progress a a good rate for not much of a reward that being stars, coins or bonus’s. So get bored trying so hard to get anywhere waiting for lives or rewards Fishdom is so much better I’m on level 1100 With many more personal options. Whereas with Gardenscapes not a lot of choice Not sure if I’ll preserve.Version: 3.7.0

AdvertsI love this game but am really disappointed with the adds obviously not being checked for being legitimate sites. I ordered an item from one site and am still waiting 6 weeks after they took my money. I have emailed them but no joy. I don’t even want to watch any adds anymore so it ruins the game. Very sad..Version: 3.4.0

I enjoyed at firstHave got to about level 1200 and it does feel like it’s gonna be pay to play now. I got to level 1000 fairly easily and accumulated over 30k in coins and over 20 boosts of each I won some and others which I purchased but I was enjoying the game. Now when your not beating levels and spending too progress. Am going to pay or play the same level over and over and to be fair I can’t be bothered now. You do get plenty of unlimited life’s but when your not getting anywhere you just get bored. As the main objective it is to transform your garden. I wanted to see the story through but am starting to hate playing. I have to admit the setup up is entertaining I can’t justify paying loads to see it through. Maybe just do a package we’re you can buy what you need to see the story to the end instead. I get you need to make money. If your good at these types of games I would say good enjoyable game..Version: 3.9.0

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!.Version: 4.3.0

Love the game but have a problemI love this game and I have played it for such a long time and I’m so proud of myself I’m nearly on level 700 and I recommend it to all of my friends. However I have a problem because the game keeps crashing when I open it and I didn’t save my id number and I’m not connected to Facebook and I really don’t want to lose my progress. I switch the phone off completely many times and nothing has happened. So I was wondering if I delete the game will all my progress also be deleted- I don’t have an account, am not linked on Facebook and I do not know my ID number. But I think that they game is brilliant otherwise! Any advice from the developers what to do would be really useful thank you!.Version: 4.5.2

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