Today is certainly shaping up to a busy day in the “Free for a day” department. First we saw Last Front: Europe and Age of Tribes go FREE earlier this morning. Now, Tag Games’ well received Astro Ranch has also joined the party and can be had gratis. Here’s what shigzeo said in his review of the game:
Astro Ranch is nearly a full-on throwback to those (old-school console gaming) days – it looks, sounds, and mostly, plays great and is as addictive as it is absurd. It is a quasi-RPG simulation about farming and friendship and is as fun as a barrel of montkeys (play it and you’ll see why this ain’t a splelling mistake)…RPG, rancher, macro-manager, Astro Ranch does it all.
Needless to say, those who’re into farming and management games should definitely hit Astro Ranch ASAP. And while we’re at it, be sure to check out our earlier Freebies round up if you missed it – lots of quality games are still showing up as Free on the App Store.
ASTRO RANCH in collaboration with www.FreeAppADay.com will be free today and today only! THE FARMING GAME THAT’S OUT OF THIS WORLD…
Grow crops, raise livestock and then kick back, go fishing or make friends with the locals. All this and much, much more…
“Astro Ranch really is a throwback to some of the console gaming’s best moments. 4/5″ TouchMyApps.com
“a title capable of going toe-to-toe with Nintendo’s finest at a fraction of the cost. 8/10 SILVER AWARD” PocketGamer.co.uk
“a game with superb depth and detail. 83% GOLD AWARD” mobilegamefaqs.com
“I had a great time visiting Astro Ranch. 4.5/5″ Touchgen.com
“one of the best simulation games so far. If you’re a fan of Farmville then this is definitely a good pick up.” AppAdvice.com
* THE ADVENTURE BEGINS *
Blasting off from earth, Sindy and Max the intrepid Starlight twins set off for an adventure beyond the stars. Watch out! Disaster is close at hand! As the twins fight for control of the rocket irreparable damage is done to the control system. Now the rocket is on a collision course with a strange alien planet and only one escape pod remains…
* MEET THE LOCALS *
After surviving the crash landing you find yourself alone with only your damaged robot dog Rusty for company… or so you thought! The crater in which you’ve landed is occupied by a variety of aliens, some more friendly than others. You’ll soon get to know them and they’ll even offer you work if you can find the time!
* BUILD YOUR RANCH *
Astro Ranch features a large variety of alien crops, animals and tools to help you build the ranch of your dreams! Watch the stock market daily to ensure you get the best price and as you gain experience purchase the many upgrades that are available to help productivity.
* MINI-GAMES *
After a hard day working the land there is nothing better than being able to relax with a spot of fishing! Your ranch has a number of great fishing spots and a wide variety of alien fish to catch. Fishing not your thing? Why not try gold panning down at prospectors creek, or the ancient alien game of tree shaking!
* SHARE THE EXPERIENCE *
Astro Ranch has a host of social features powered by Scoreloop and Facebook that allow you to share your game experience with others. You can send letters, gifts and galactic chips to friends; compare ranch values and boast of your achievements on Facebook!
* KEY FEATURES *
• The first ever space themed farming game.
• Amazing alien world bought to life with awesome 3D graphics.
• Ranch management and quest based game-play.
• Wide variety of alien crops, animals, tools and upgrades.
• Fishing, gold panning and tree shaking mini-games.
• Social features allow you to connect and compete with friends
• Customise your game with downloadable clothes and décor (additional cost)
Do you think you have what it takes to build the best space ranch ever?
Download Astro Ranch today and blast off into an adventure that’s out of this world!