Archive for Smurfs characters
Nanny Smurf joined Grandpa Smurf on the mountain in the Thanksgiving 2013 Update (iOS v. 1.4.6, Android v. 1.3.3a). She is available for 30 Smurfberries from the build menu and her hut builds instantly. She is mostly stationary, though when she is knitting some items she has an animation that shows her knitting process, similar to Sculptor Smurf on the Swoofs Planet.
Nanny Smurf doubles the XP for digging in the mountain. Once a dig has been completed a reward of 15XP is given for each finished dig site; this is now doubled to 30 XP per dig site if Nanny Smurf’s hut has been placed. She does not double the reward when collecting whatever the Smurfs uncovered while digging.
Moreover, Nanny Smurf herself gives a bonus of 500 XP every 24 hours. Unlike with the other special houses like Grandpa’s Hut or Barber’s Shop Nanny’s Bonus is actually collected by Fireman Smurf. Read More→
Sculptor Smurf was added to the new Swoof Planet with the Sculptor Smurf update (version 1.4.3 on iOS and 1.2.9.a on Android). He is available for 30 Smurfberries from level 22 onwards (after the rocket to reach the planet has been build).
Sculptor Smurf, besides creating Sculptures for bonus XP, also reduces the regeneration time of the craters from two hours down to one hour.
Sculptor Smurf is stationary, he does not walk around the village, but when he is working on a sculpture he will go to wherever it is placed and there is an animation showing his progress.
Once Sculptor Smurf’s hut has been placed on the Swoof Planet he can be used to build golden sculptures. Sculptor uses Stardust to make these statues, it takes 20 Stardust per sculpture and each takes two hours to complete. Read More→
Smurfs 2 Movie (to be released in the summer 2013). They were added to the smurfs village game as a promotional item for the movie in version 1.4.0 (iOS) and come with their own hut and mini-game. Even though they are promotional they will stay in the game indefinitely and are not a temporary addition to it.
The Naughties are available from level 5 onwards on the mainland and their hut costs 1000 Coins and builds instantly. The Naughties themselves are stationary; they do not walk around the village. Read More→
1.2.1 on iOS. He does not come with his own mushroom house but instead has a soccer field. He is available from level 22 onwards and his soccer field costs 5000 Coins, build in 24 hours and is only available on the island.
Sporty Smurf comes with his own mini game, the “Soccer Mix Up Mini Game”. His mini game gives up to 500 XP if the game has been finished with a rating of “smurfy” on the most difficult level.
It is also possible to customize his soccer field with special items (like Bleachers or Lights). This will increase the amount of XP that can be earned from his mini game, but all of the customization items are only available for Smurfberries.
The following items are available
There are four different kind of soccer games available for him, each is played a little bit differently.
In the “Header” game an arrow goes up on an indicator bar on the left side of the screen to indicate the position of the ball. Once the indicator has reached the “green” area (i.e. the ball is in the correct position), taping on the screen will make Sporty shot the ball with his head onto the goal. If the indicator was on the correct position he will score, if it was in the “red” area when taping the screen he will miss.
The second variation of the game is called “Corner”.
This time the player has to tap on the screen once to start the indicator and then a second time when the arrow has reached the “green” area. Taping the first time will make Sporty start the corner ball, the other player will score if the indicator was in the green area, if it was still in the “red” area when taping on the screen for the second time the Smurf will miss the ball.
The variation “Pass” works similar to the “Corner” game, but this time the indicator is not just going up, but up and down. To make Sporty make a successful pass tap the screen when the arrow is in the “green” area, otherwise he will miss.
The last variation of the game is the “Penalty Kick”. This time there is a short time given in which the indicator has to be raised to the top to the “green” area so that Sporty will make a goal.
To raise the arrow the screen has to be tapped multiple times, each tap will get it a little bit higher. A good trick for this is to do it with two fingers, for example both thumbs on each side alternately tapping on the screen until the arrow has reached the “green area”.
To make it a bit more difficult, the most advanced level is the mix-up variation. It combines all four of the variations of the game, so it takes a bit of practise to always use the correct method to score a goal, but the mix-up game gives the most XP so it is worth to practise this variation.
Sassette Smurf is only available on the island and she works there as Smurfette does in the main village. Sassette is not stationary, but walks around the island. She comes with her own mushroom house that needs to be bought for 30 Smurfberries. After that Sassette will live on the island. Just like Smurfette she gives extra XP to all Smurfs close to her when she has a red heart sign above hear head (which happens every couple of hours), but unlike Smurfette, who gives 15 XP per Smurf, Sassette gives 40 XP to every Smurf close to her.
But the area that she affects is rather small, so it is quite hard to get many Smurfs close to her at the same time. To collect the extra XP, just tap on her when there is the heart shaped sign above her head.
Slouchy Smurfling is only available on the island and he cannot visit the mainland village. To get him the village has to be at least on level 21, after that his mushroom house can be build on the island for 2000 Coins. It will be build within 24 hours. Slouchy Smurf walks around the village, he is not stationary, and gives out quests of his own.
Lone Smurf is the local superhero of the Smurf’s Village. She was introduced in in the Halloween 2011 update, i.e. version 1.1.4 (iOS version numbers, iOS only) of the app.
Lone Smurf is in reality Smurfette. After she gives a task to mix a purple potion for her in Papa Smurf’s Potion Mini Game she turns into Lone Smurf.
From that moment on she gives tasks and saves the village from Gargamel as Lone Smurf. After a couple of tasks (about three) from her have been completed, she once again asks for a purple potion that will then turn her back into Smurfette.
Lone Smurf can only be obtained if Smurfette is living in the village (i.e. her hut has been bought). Lone Smurf has Smurfettes “heart symbol” above her head and gives 15 XP to every Smurf close to her every couple of hours, just like Smurfette does. So that means you will not miss out on Smurfette’s extra XP while she is Lone Smurf.
It was years ago when our favorite blue buddies creatures entertained us on television. Fast-forward to 2011, now they could be seen on a bigger screen – and on 3D.
Originally the Smurfs was a well-known comic and television franchise created in 1958. And now, it’s one of the biggest movies this summer. The story still revolves around the 6 Smurfs that people used to love namely: Lazy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf, Papa Smurf, and Smurfette. Let’s take a closer look at these lovely characters (before we get into a grueling movie review).
Gargamel’s greediness for the Smurfs’ blue essence started this flick. The Smurfs wanted to get away and escape for Gargamel’s harsh revenge, they ended up running lose in New York.
For kids (which this movie is really aiming for), this storyline might just be okay. But to the adults, this is barely appealing. A lot of movies have come up with this kind of concept already. Some have been successful at it, while some just barely got the perfect formula.
A point or two could be given on entertainment factor. The movie is entertaining (not that bad but not that excellent) in a sense that there’s an adventure and thrill factor of a run-and-chase between Gargamel and the Smurfs. However, the crude but (sorry to say this) a bit stupid puns and jokes didn’t make the movie seem appealing. Plus, the constant and often changing of words and/or syllables to ‘Smurf’ is just overrated.
GRAPHICS AND EFFECTS
The movie has probably redeemed itself on this factor. For originally-animated characters to come and visit the real world, it is amazing how the artists and animators have seen to it that the Smurfs would not look like aliens running around the city. However, they made every detail of them look life-like and not too off from what is ‘real’.
It was also smart to put this game into 3D. For one, 3D is the ‘in thing’ now. It’s quite a shame to put this one behind and not go with the trend. Another thing, the animation and the artistry of the Smurf characters would be better appreciated on 3D.
The movie is 50% appealing. With the effects and graphics, it looks really great and cool. Kids would love to see these tiny and cute blue creatures since they look sweet and endearing. The story would only appeal to kids – and with kids, it means those who are still too young to digest what a good story is or should be.
The other 50% of it being not appealing fell on the adults’ side. Obviously, adults would not appreciate much on animated films – but this is quite selective. There are animated films which are appealing to both kids and adults.
So the verdict? Probably 6-7 stars out of 10 for The Smurfs 3D.
With all the points stated above, the movie is just so-so. Many people (if you’ve read reviews other than this) has really pushed the movie down and forgot to appreciate anything from it at all. Although, yes, there are a lot of negative comments to be said, there are still good parts of the movie that people forgot to give credit for.
If your kids didn’t enjoy it that much, then it’s fine. But other kids found the joy in watching The Smurfs, too. The disappointment would probably on the older ones who have witnessed the original story on television. Seeing the film, their expectations were probably not up to it. However, to kids who innocently watch the movie without prior knowledge of its history, they would surely love the fun and adventure that was wrapped around it.
And for all the negative reviews there is, may they all be a lesson that film producers and directors should learn. If The Smurfs movie was a bit experimental on their part, they now know which part went right and which part went wrong.
Gargamel – Gargamel is an evil wizard but with limited powers. He lives in a run-down cottage in the heart of the forest with his cat Azrael. He is the main enemy of the Smurfs and does everything in his power to catch them because he hates them so much. Lucky for the Smurfs, Gargamel is also very stupid that’s why they are always able to escape from him.
Azrael – Azrael is the sidekick of the wizard Gargamel. Hoping that his master will capture a Smurf and give it to him to eat, he follows the wizard everywhere. He may be stupid like his master but he can be a problem to any Smurf that happen to roam close to the hut of Gargamel.
PAPA SMURF – Papa Smurf is the leader of the Smurfs. He is easily spotted because he is the only Smurf who wears red. He is a wise, old Smurf and is an expert in making magical spells and potions. He often saves the Smurfs when they are in danger and is much older than other Smurfs.
BRAINY SMURF – Not only does Brainy think that he is the most intelligent Smurf in the village, he also takes everything seriously. The word of Papa Smurf is absolutely sacred to him. He regularly gets a bang of a mallet on the head because he is a notorious telltale.
BAKER SMURF – (Also known as Cook Smurf, or Greedy in smurfs' village game) It is easy to recognize Cook Smurf with his clean white apron and toque. The aroma of delicious warm buns, crusty brioches, and every type of cake and tart can be smelled from his house. The creations of this talented chef are loved by all Smurfs.
HANDY SMURF – Handy is easily recognized in his blue overalls with a pencil above his ear. A very busy Smurf, he is the handyman of the Smurfs and helps fix things in the village. He is also known for his amazing technological inventions like a robot, a plane and a little train.
JOKEY SMURF – Jokey is a cheerful Smurf who loves playing tricks on other Smurfs. He almost always uses the same trick: offering a yellow and red-wrapped box saying it is a gift or a surprise which explodes when the receiver opens it. Even if the Smurfs get a bit angry with him because of his pranks, they always forgive him. They also laugh at him when one of his jokes backfires.
GROUCHY SMURF – Originally a normal Smurf, Grouchy often has a scowl in his face and is the grouch of the Smurf village. His favorite expression is “I hate (fill in the black)!” whenever someone mention pretty much anything. Despite his grouchiness, he has a soft spot for Baby Smurf and the Smurflings.
FARMER SMURF– Farmer Smurf can be easily spotted in his straw hat and green overalls. He is the farmer of the village and plants crops for the Smurfs. He also helps organizing the harvest. Other than that, he doesn’t usually mingle with other Smurfs and prefers being with his lettuce and vegetables.
SMURFETTE – Smurfette is a female Smurf created by Gargamel to destroy the Smurfs. Originally, Smurfette had black hair but Papa Smurf’s magic turned in into blonde at the same time transforming her into the charming Smurfette. Playful, perky, yet full of feminine grace, she melts the hearts of the other Smurfs.
HEFTY SMURF – Easily spotted because of the tattoo of a heart on his arm, Hefty has incredible strength and is often seen doing a lot of work in the village. His favorite activity is lifting weights and keeps fit by practicing just about any sport. He can be relied on when there is something difficult that needs to be done.
LAZY SMURF – Also known as Sleepy, Lazy Smurf is the laziest of all the Smurfs and the very idea of work wears him out. He spends almost all of his time sleeping and considers any place as the right place for a little nap, be it in the shade of a mushroom, under a wheelbarrow or even the building site of a dam.
BABY SMURF– Baby Smurf was delivered to the Smurf village by a stork one special night. He was adopted by the Smurfs even though no one knows where he is from. Everyone loves Baby Smurf because he speaks in baby-talk and has magical powers.
Poet Smurf – Always holding a parchment and quill and constantly looking for inspiration, Poet Smurf is the poet of the village. He is very sensitive and artistic and always looks for rhymes. He is also known for the trill in his voice and his fantastic odes. For Poet, Smurfette is an endless source of inspiration
Smurf – Smurfs are little blue pixies wearing short trousers and white bonnets who live in a faraway mushroom village. Smurfs are very small and are only as tall as three apples and speak in Smurf language that only they can understand. Living in harmony with nature, the Smurfs are cheery, peaceful creatures who have a habit of wanting to act like man. This habit gives the Smurfs a lot of problems though.
Harmony – A musician whose musical ability shows a total lack of harmony, he is a musician who loves playing the trumpet. Because the music that Harmony plays is so horrible that it often causes rain to fall, he is usually asked to stop playing as soon as he gets started.
VANITY SMURF– The epitome of a Narcissist, Vanity Smurf has a flower in his hat, always holding a hand mirror and stares at his reflection which he often kisses. Delicate and sensitive, he is also extremely vain and spends his time keeping his complexion fresh and talking to Smurfette about fabrics. He will become the saddest Smurf if his mirror breaks.