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Gardens Inc. – From Rakes to Riches

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Jill’s grandparents are deep in debt and the dastardly Cliff Gold is eager to foreclose on their home. Her only chance to raise the money they need to pay him off is to win the gardening contest. Cliff Gold will do everything he can to stop Jill from winning the contest, even if he has to participate himself. Without help your Jill won’t stand a chance. Will you be the one to help her and save her home from Gold's evil clutches?

Manage your time and resources effectively in this time-management gardening adventure! With both limited time and resources, you must work quickly and efficiently to get the highest possible score. Gardens Inc. might start off simple, but get ready for a challenge the further you plow through all 50 levels! Keep collecting and managing valuable resources that are used to complete goals on each level. Do it well, and Jill can raise the money to help pay off her Grandparents debt!

  • 50 dynamic & varying time management levels
  • Create beautiful gardens to your liking or try to guess the taste of your customers
  • Countless achievements
  • High replayability
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MumboJumbo
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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D, 32MB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Translated by
Microsoft from French
Product received for free a game more fun than I expected, with nice graphics and friendly gameplay. The story is boat but joking, and the music a little repetitive. The idea is to make money by gardening to renovate its Villa while progressing in history. The difficulty and the possibilities increase with the levels, mainly through a growing number of resources to manage and Exchange. It's still a pretty easy game, and even exceeding the time limit the game-over is impossible (you just don't get the gold or silver rank, but the levels are re-playable anyway). Note that there is no steam success but there are trophies built into the game.
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Microsoft from French
Gradens Inc. is a game that I would call "pastime" a bit in the same style as "the 12 works of Hercules" but based on the theme of gardening and horticulture. The game begins with a little intro and background story rather childish. You play as Jill whose indebted grandparents are on the verge of bankruptcy, their property falls into ruin, you have the idea to participate in a horticulture competition in the hope of earning a sum of money that will solve all these problems and allow repay the debts. Then start for you a learning of horticulture and the basics of gardening, no time to lose if you want to renovate this old decanting House and be to the point to win this contest! But your projects will be annoyed by an evil individual who will do anything to slow you down and win before you. This little casual game, which looks nothing at first, will surprise you pleasantly I think and will hold you a good twenty hours. It is not a title that I would have bought in ordinary time but having got it in a bundle for a ridiculous price, I finally tried it, without great convictions however, but to my surprise I could not get it. Graphically it smells like a full-nose casu, match 3 and trick of the genre, Smartphone Tablet ports etc. Finally you see what... Nothing very evolved but it is not so ugly for so much and very colorful. For the big sides that are angry there is no success steam nor trading cards and the price is too high. Regarding the game as a whole, it includes many levels, 50 in total and even if there is no success to unlock, you will have trophies to fill this gap and push you to continue until the end. There are also stars to pick up (3 of course: bronze, silver, gold), gratuity ribbons, money that will allow you between two to renovate this old Shack to abandon. Some missions include challenges in the form of enigmas which must be sought to understand the meaning to make special compositions in your horticultural plantations. Although it seems childish and repetitive, this game is not devoid of challenge and the different levels are very varied. Often you will have to perform the tasks in an impartial time. Many hours in perspective. I highly recommend but to take on promo or bundle.
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