The mini-game has nine different pictures, three of each difficulty (low, medium, high). Once a picture is finished for the first time with a rating of either “ok” or “smurfy” a new colour is unlocked that can be used to paint items in the village, hence with the nine different colours that need to be unlock and three colours pre-set there are twelve different colors available.
By tapping Painter Smurfs hut, those colours appear on the window of the right side of the display and tapping on it activates the colour. To paint an item in the village, just tap it and it takes the colour that was chosen before. Many items, especially the ones made of wood, like bridges, fences, etc., but also the mushroom houses, can be painted.
Painter Smurfs mini-game does not give that much XP (45 XP with a “smurfs” on the highest difficulty), so he is especially useful for those people who are mainly playing for the decorating part of the game, because he offers the feature to create a village in a unique style with ones favourite colours.
Painter Smurf’s Paint Packs
The Minor Mountain Update (version 1.3.9 on iOS) has added Paint Packs to the game to unlock new colours for Painter Smurf in the mainland (and the island via Architect Smurf) and boost the XP given from his Painting Mini-Game.
Every Paint Pack costs 10 Smurfberries and there are three available. The Basic Paint Pack, the Spring Paint Pack and the Summer Paint Pack.
They cost 10 Smurfberries each and unlock a total of 15 new colours (5 per paint pack). After the Paint Pack has been placed the colours will come available instantly, there is no need to unlock it via the mini-game as with the original colours.
Every Paint Pack can be bought multiple times and will give an XP boost of 20% each for Painter’s Mini-Game if placed near his hut.
The following colours are available in the individual Paint Pack
Once purchased it is possible to paint items on the island (with Architect Smurf’s Hut) without having to use up dye.