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Finlay the last featured image of the new items which will be added in the next update was revealed today. As many of Smurfs village players predicted and guessed is new land expansion that will be added after a long wait. According to Beeline official description “More Space now available in the village and the island!“. Again we do not know any details on which direction the land expansions will be added, as well we have no idea about the pricing, but we assume that land expansions will cost smurfberries. Read More→
The Lucky Smurf island Update (version 1.3.7 on iOS) added a mushroom house for Lucky Smurf on the island. Lucky Smurf’s Island Hut is available for 30 Smurfberries and comes with its own mini-game, Lucky Smurf’s Wheel of Fortune.
After placing the hut somewhere on the island Lucky Smurf’s Wheel of Fortune can be played every 23 hours and it works similar to Lucky’s game on the mainland.
The first spin is free and it is possible to win different items, these include Resources, Smurfberries, Free Smurfs and other premium items, but also coins and other regular items. It is also possible to win pieces for the Totem Pole or bolts for Clockwork. Read More→
The recent holiday update 1.2.9 is loaded with festive autumn themed items for players to design a Smurftastic Thanksgiving in their village. New items like the Thanksgiving Banquet Table, Corn Bushel, Gourds, Fingerprint Turkeys, Plush Turkey, and Wheat Bushel, Barrel full of Apples, Candles, Flowerpots, and Dandelions make it easy to create a very rustic feast for all of your smurfs to enjoy. Players have their main village as well as their island to set up special holiday feasts. This dual decorating opportunity leaves plenty of room for creativity as users design these traditional banquets against a tropical and wilderness setting. Read More→
Many Smurfs village players who just updated to the last version (Halloween update) are experiencing a game crash. Both platform users (Apple iOS and Android) are encountering this problem, whatever devices they are using, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPads, iPods, tablets, and other Android devices. Beeline is already aware with this problem and they are investigating what is the cause of this game crash issue. Many other lucky players didn’t face such a problem and they can travel to the island with any problem. Read More→
The Smurfs village update version 1.2.4 is live now. As it was expected Brainy is the main character in this update, he has now a house in the main village which costs 30 smurfberries. The active part of his hut is making all crops worth more and he can remove all withered crops without paying every time smurfberries.
An other new feature was added in the island is to move the fixed palm trees, as well as you can buy them from the shop, which they cost 10 smurfberries. Many other decoration items were added like Lifeguard chair which was mentioned earlier and it costs 40000 gold coins.
From level 28 onwards, it is possible to build stone steps on the island’s left side to make it so that the smurfs can access the land on top of the cliff. To build the stone steps, the dam expansion needs to be completed first. After that, and if the required level has been reached, the stone steps come available from the first shop in the build menu.
There are two kinds of stone steps, the big ones, which can only be placed at one certain spot at the top of the cliff, and the small ones, for which there are up to three places (if all south expansions have been bought) where they can be placed. Both versions of the steps cost 10.000 Coins and take 120 hours to build (60 hours if Hefty Smurf is on the mainland).
With the latest version of the game (22.214.171.124, Smurfette Summer 2012 update), Smurfette comes to the island. For 25 Smurfberries a “Summer Home” is available to buy for her and after a travel back to the mainland so the other Smurfs can inform her about her new summer house, Smurfette will, together with Brainy, Papa and Dreamy Smurf travel on the SS Dreamy II to the island.
On the island Smurfette has her own little mini game, a “Sunbathing Game”. While Smurfette is sunbathing in her hammock, the other Smurfs, lovesick, will stop working to gaze at her.
Tapping on them within the given time limit will make them resume work and give 20 XP per Smurf that has been tapped. This game gains the most XP rewards if it is played when many Smurfs are close together so they can easily be tapped, for example when they all walk back from having finished their crops.
The seabird (seagull) has arrived to the island and is now available to purchase. It costs 65 Smurfberries and is available only for limited period (3 days or 72 hours). The Seagull is not available in the main village and it gives you 100 XP every few hours according to Beeline. Similarly to the duck, Seabirds are static and do not move around in the island.
The Seabird is now available on the island for limited time
With the latest version (version 1.2.1 on iOS) it is now possible to grow fruits on the island, similar to growing fruits on the mainland.
The fruits are grown on the palm trees. From version 1.2.4 (iOS) and 1.1.2a (Android) onwards it is now possible to move, delete and buy palm tress.
To move a palm tree, simply go into move mode and click on the base of the tree. This will not work if a fruit is currently being grown on it. The palm trees have a “soft” move field, meaning the move field and the space required to place them is rather large while moving it, but afterwards other items (like flowers, other palm trees, etc.) can be placed close to the base of the tree and are not limited by the space the palm required for placing it.
These trees can, unlike the shrubs on the mainland, not be bought from the shop nor moved. That means there is only a limited number of palms available that can be used for growing them. At the moment the maximum number is of available palm trees is nine (with all island land expansions).
To grow a fruit, simply tap on the base of the palm tree and just like with the normal crops a menu will pop open with all available crops.
There are two ways to get the seeds for the fruits unlocked, either by buying “Wild Smurf” for 30 Smurfberries and placing his hut on the island or by getting the seeds as gifts from friends/neighbours.
Just as with the flower seeds, once a seed has been given or Wild Smurf has been bought, giving that seed as a gift to the neighbour once again does not do anything.
The following fruits are available at the moment:
The fruits grown on the palms can be harvested before they are finished, but then they will not give the whole XP/Coins Value. Clicking on a palm tree on which a fruit is growing shows the current value.
With Wild Smurf it is also possible to use “Harvest All” and “Plant All” on the fruits, for more information see the article on “Wild Smurf”.
A friend/neighbour can once per day help out on one palm tree by clicking on the watering sign. This will increase the value of the fruit. If a friend has helped out on the tree a sign will appear above the tree (see picture on the right side).
Although the trumpet is Harmony Smurf’s main instrument he has been notorious for experimenting with different sounds. In the classic episode “Smurphony in C” when Papa Smurf conducts a music session without him the smurfs decide that Harmony’s musical gift might not be suited for the trumpet. He’s always terribly off-key. The entire gang encourages him to test out a variety of instruments to see if his calling could be somewhere else. Fellow smurfs like Smurfette and Hefty give Harmony an assortment of instruments ranging from the harp to the triangle. The episode ends with the smurfs giving up and allowing Harmony to play in their symphony off-key. They all place corks in their ears to avoid hearing the jarring sound of his horn.
Beeline has tried to implement Harmony’s misadventures from the animated series with musical instruments into the Smurfs’ Village game. In Harmony Smurf’s Melody Match-up game players get an opportunity to change his reputation of being out of tune by tapping along to various melodies. Users can play foot tapping Smurfling Beat to a Starfish Wish and more to earn bonus XP. Each song features the sound of a different instrument similar to the series. When players tap in tune they receive a Smurftastic rating and a decent amount of experience points.
Special instruments like the guitar and drums can be purchased and placed next to Harmony’s Hut to boost XP earning potential. There’s no set limit of how many can be used. Players are allowed to buy multiple guitars and drums to position near the hut. Setting one guitar will only provide a player with about 7 or 8 additional experience points added to their score. It’s best to buy several guitars or drums to really benefit from the bonus. Most likely Beeline will be adding more instruments in the build menu for players to add to Harmony’s repertoire in the future. Until then players can have fun Smurfecting their musical skills with these two items.
Harmony Smurf was added in version 1.1.9 (on iOS and will most likely be added to version 1.0.7. a on Android). He is only available on the island and his hut costs 30 Smurfberries and comes with its own musical Mini-Game. Just as the other Smurfs with Mini-Games Harmony Smurf is stationary and does not walk around on the island.
To play his game, simply click on Harmony Smurf’s Mushroom House and then choose one of the games (i.e. songs). The goal is to play his trumpet to the tune of the current music by taping the display every time the note is inside the “light beam” on the right side of the display. There are two ways to miss a note, either by not tapping a note that should have been tapped or by tapping on the display (i.e. playing a note) when none should have been played.
There are several different songs to choose from with different difficulties. The rewards for a song completed with the rating of “Smurfy” ranges from 150 XP to 750 XP.
Just like Miner Smurf’s Mini Game and Papa Smurf’s Potion Mixing Game it is possible to make this game a little bit easier by purchasing and item for Smurfberries. In this case, by purchasing the golden trumpet for 15 Smurfberries, the light beam in whose range the notes need to be when being played, will be come thicker and hence make it easier to play the tunes at the correct time. Once a song has been completed at least once with either the rating “good” or “smurfy” it gets unlocked and can from then on be used as background music that is playing while visiting the island. To choose or add a song to the background music, just click on the mushroom house and choose “Choose Song”.
Placing Musical Instruments (a guitar for 5 Smurfberries, drums for Coins and accordions for Coins) will increase the rewards given by Harmony Smurf. It is possible to place more than one of each item near his mushroom hut. To see if a musical instrument is in range and gives bonus XP just tap on Harmony’s House, if they turn green they are affecting his XP reward.
The following shows how much each musical instrument increases the XP given by Harmony if his mini-game has been completed with the rating “smurfy”.
Game Normal (smurfy) Guitar (5-6%) Drums (2-3%) Accordion (0,5-1%)
Plant da Crop 150 XP 158 XP (+08/guitar) 153 XP (+03/drums) 151 XP (+1/accordion)
Smurfling Beat 250 XP 265 XP (+15/guitar) 204 XP (+04/drums) 252 XP (+2/accordion)
Raft can Swim 300 XP 317 XP (+17/guitar) 306 XP (+06/drums) 303 XP (+3/accordion)
Starfish Wish 350 XP 370 XP (+20/guitar) 357 XP (+07/drums) 353 XP (+3/accordion)
Starfish Wish 400 XP 423 XP (+23/guitar) 408 XP (+08/drums) 404 XP (+4/accordion)
Beach Smurfin 450 XP 476 XP (+26/guitar) 459 XP (+09/drums) 454 XP (+4/accordion)
Surf 'N Smurf 500 XP 530 XP (+30/guitar) 510 XP (+10/drums) 505 XP (+5/accordion)
Smilaxin' 550 XP 582 XP (+32/guitar) 561 XP (+11/drums) 555 XP (+5/accordion)
Sandcastles 600 XP 635 XP (+35/guitar) 612 XP (+12/drums) 606 XP (+6/accordion)
Smurf 'N Wave 750 XP 794 XP (+44/guitar) 765 XP (+15/drums) 757 XP (+7/accordion)
Even though they are technically not “animals or critters” the smurf statues work just like them, meaning they give a specific amount of XP every couple of hours. The statue of the “normal” smurf gives 60 XP every couple of hours and the other ones (Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Brainy) give 80. The normal Smurf one is available for 16.000 Coins or 12 Smurfberries, the other ones are only available for 18 Smurfberries each.
Few days ago Beeline has announced a Smurfs’ Village photo contest revolving around the game’s island feature. Only players that have reached level 19 and unlocked their Smurf Island can participate. Similar to the Valentine’s Day contest held last month, each participant takes a screenshot of their island and submits it as a comment post on the forum. All photos must be original and free from editing of any kind. Each user is permitted to send in one screenshot. Beeline will choose the top ten best looking island villages as winners. Each winner will receive a whopping 800 Smurfberries as their reward. The Smurfs’ Village Island Photo Contest is a smurftastic opportunity to snag a bounty of SBs while flexing your décor skills. The judges are looking for beautiful eye-catching islands that stand out from the rest.
If you haven’t started decorating your island visiting Beeline’s forum and viewing what other contestants have done to their tropical retreat is a wonderful way to score some awesome ideas. There are millions of different methods to set up your isle. Several contestants have divided their beach area from the grasslands using colorful bamboo fences while others focused on using them to separate and categorize their crop fields.
Another great approach that I noticed from some of the Island Photo Contest participants for freeing up space is to strategically place mushroom houses side by side and directly in front of each other. This method leaves more space to add cool items like puppet theaters, hopscotch lines, beach chairs, beach balls, and wild rose vines. Creating small entertainment zones is also a common layout used. Picnic tables are arranged for Smurfs to take breaks and game booths with chairs are often set up as well. There’s no wrong or correct technique to decorate. It’s all about creativity and fun.
The contest doesn’t end until March 31, 2012. There have been so many entries that Beeline has had to set up a second page. If you think your little island should be considered among the best, than you might want to enter before it’s too late. It’s still time left to create the ultimate tropical haven.