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  • Summary: ASTRO RANCH in collaboration with 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"

    "a title capable of going toe-to-toe with Nintendo's finest at a fraction of the cost. 8/10 SILVER AWARD"

    "a game with superb depth and detail. 83% GOLD AWARD"

    "I had a great time visiting Astro Ranch. 4.5/5"

    "one of the best simulation games so far. If you’re a fan of Farmville then this is definitely a good pick up."

    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…

    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!

    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!

    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!

    • 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!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 31, 2011
    Yes it borrows heavily from both Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, but not only does it scratch an itch for that kind of game on the Appstore, it does the job equally as well, and in many instances it does them better.
  2. Jan 31, 2011
    A great, yet flawed, addition to the farming style games available on the market. If you find that games such as Farmville, Animal Crossing, and Harvest Moon are your cup of tea, then Astro Ranch is a definite purchase.
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    Trigger-happy types are unlikely to find their appetite for destruction sated by this relatively laid-back farming adventure, but everyone else will find it a fertile furrow to plough.
  4. Jan 31, 2011
    If five-eyed spickens (space chickens) and a fun personality are something you feel have been missing from other farming games, Astro Ranch is worth a try.
  5. Jan 31, 2011
    As farming simulators on the iphone go, this is a very good entry and worth the money if you're a fan of the genre.