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Finally Time has come to the smurfs village android community to catch up with their fellow apple iOS players. A new update version 1.1.3a has been released last night (30th of august 2012) by beeline for android players to bring the joy back to their fans. The iconic character in this update is mainly Clumsy smurfs where a new minigame was added for him in which he will repairs huts with your assistance while you gain XP until he finishes. New decoration items were added mainly the archer target as well as pets like flamingo in both the mainland and the island.
Shortly after the icon of the smurfs village game changed on game center (GC), the new update have been released. At the beginning it wasn’t clear which smurf is featured in the icon but it turned out to be Clumsy smurf. Clumsy smurf was already introduced to the village in earlier version and can join your smurfs village once you reach level 20 onwards. However this time his hut, which comes with a mini game were introduced in this version which makes him the star in this update . A big surprise in this update is the Smurfberry Bush which can give you 5 smurfberries daily (75 SB in two weeks as described by Beeline), which we really thing is a good items which you would invest your smufberries in. A major addition to the smurfs village this time is adding new languages to the game, so after the Japanese and Russian editions now is time for French, Italian, German and Spanish players to enjoy The smurfs village game in their own languages without referring to a translator (although I’m wondering what would be a quest of papa smurf “What rhymes with teas?” ). Read More→
Smurfs village Game has also took a part in the marketing campaign of the smurfs movie, Brainy who was the advisor and the brain storming of the village has turned out to a marketer and invites people to go the Movie theatre which was built previously in the village in order to watch the trailer of the Smurfs movie. Unfortunately for the movie theatre will be removed in the next update of the game which will be launched some times in September, but lets discover what was inside first.
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.
As stated in the Clumsy Smurf section, Clumsy can only be found if the village is at least on level 20. If the village has reached level 20 and Papa Smurfs quest have been done regularly, he will ask to send two Smurfs away for 24 hours. Once they return to the village, the two Smurfs will bring Clumsy Smurf back to the village with them. If there is still an outstanding quest from Papa Smurf after reaching level 20, this task has to be completed first before he will give the task that brings Clumsy Smurf to the village. To get Clumsy Smurf right after the village has reached level 20, Papa’s task from the previous levels (i.e. the two to five new ones that come with a little story after a new level has been reached) have to be completed first, so if they have been neglected for a while it might take some time to complete all the outstanding tasks before Clumsy can enter the village.
Like some of the other Smurfs, for instances Jokey Smurf or Smurfette, Clumsy Smurf is not stationary, that means he does walk around the village all the time. Clumsy Smurf does not come with his own hut and he is free, neither Coins nor Smurfberries are needed to obtain him, although Papa will ask you to upgrade one of the Smurfhouses with either Coins or Smurfberries so Clumsy can live in one of them after he joins the village (see the “Upgrading Houses” section for more information on that topic).
Clumsy Smurf can be found from level 20 onwards. After that level has been reached, Papa Smurf will give the task to send two of the Smurfs in the village out to the forest for 24 hours and when they return they will bring Clumsy Smurf with them. If Papa does not give you the mentioned task, make sure you are up to date with all of your quests given by Papa (see “ I can not find Clumsy Smurf ” if you continue to have trouble finding him).
Clumsy Smurf will give you quests on his own, but unlike Papa Smurf he runs out, that means if all of his quests have been completed he will not give you a new one until the next level is reached. As with all Smurfs who give tasks a yellow “!” above his head indicates that he has a task that needs to be completed.