Great game to pass the time.
very expensive,slow, not fun with stupid tiny steps to get anywhere.Yuck
missing the hidden
By Duke’s mom
I love the Playrix games and am enjoying this one but much prefer the hidden objects version of this one.
Improved my rating!!
Below is my original review. After writing this there was an update for the game. MUCH better. I changed my rating from 3 to 5 star. Love the game and definitely keeping it!
My original post:
I really enjoyed playing this game. I have it on my iPhone and MacBook. Great on iPhone, now on level 162. But on my laptop I have played level 130 over 100 times and cannot get past it. You get 25 moves to collect 85 items. It’s simply not possible without spending money to purchase extra moves. I’ve used all the power-ups, even starting the game with all three available power-ups but just cannot coplete the tasks. I’m really sorry to delete this game on my laptop.
Tired of getting stuck for days!
By Miggie 2
I enjoy the game, but progress is SLOW if you are like me and unwilling to spend more than a couple dollars on a GAME that rewards no financial gain. Fun to play but too expensive for my tastes.
Far Too Difficult to be Enjoyable
By Hawk Pierce
I like Playrix games a lot, usually - I play Township and Fishdom regularly - so when they announced a new game, I figured I’d give it a try. In this game, you are invited to help Austin the butler fix up his childhood home, a concept that I thought sounded really fun. In order to do the fix-em’ tasks, you need to earn stars, and you do that by beating levels, which are your basic match 3 type things. It’s similar to Fishdom and Gardenscapes, but with the added factor of the “fixing up the house” thing, which is what I find the most fun about the game. Unfortunately, the Match 3 levels are far too difficult to beat. You simply aren’t given enough moves to complete each level or the goals are incredibly difficult to accomplish some other way; in fact, some levels are practically impossible to beat - I’ve been stuck on the same level for quite some time now, and it’s making me want to give up on the game entirely. Clearly Playrix wants you to spend money on boosters so they can make a profit, and I have spent money on Fishdom and Township, but this game is so clearly programmed against the player, it makes me feel like I would never waste my money on it. Boosters often don’t help much - I once had a level where I needed two more things to reach the goal, and I combined a disco ball and an airplane to get sixteen different airplanes… and NONE of them landed on the two things I needed - which further discourages wasting money on them. Not only that, but if you get to the end of the level and you want to buy more moves, it costs 900 coins, but you only make about 50-60 coins per level… which means you need to beat at least 18 levels to have enough to buy more moves in the end. In short, this game is blatantly and transparently designed to only be playable if you spend LOTS of money on it, but I’m not willing to spend lots of money on a game that is so clearly programmed against me that it’s not worth it. I prefer to spend money on games that I enjoy, that are relaxing and fun. Playrix programmers - you should probably make note of that.
They Ain’t What They Used to Be!
By Mr. SeiFy
There was a time when PLAYRIX games where the easy and fun games to go to. Young and Old alike could spend some time playing their games and beating levels to progress through the games. Building gardens, renovating mansions and decorating aquariums where fun and affordable. Typically $3 to $10 per game. Now they are free to download but if you want to succeed / progress quickly past the first 15 to 20 levels.. you will need to spend real money on games coins and power-ups. This could cost into the $1000’s. REALLY!
Frustrations are covered extensively in other reviews. I am currently on level 77. The game has been installed on my computer sonce January 17, 2018. I beat the first three levels in an hour. The next few levels in the next 2 days. So.. I have been playing levels 25 - 77 since week 2. That’s 37 days on 52 levels. The game is the hardest of the three major Playrix games after level 63 or so. Since about level 60, it has taken me 1 - 5 days to beat a level. 5 lives, three times per day for 5 days is 75 lives to beat a single level. A bit much!
Love the concept, hate the match 3 game play. You win when the game algorithm allows you to win! There is definitely some skill, but mostly, the match 3 portion of the game gives you winning move options ONLY after you have lost several (many) times.
Levels r hard
I hate this level i cant pass it, ive been stuck on it for a month now, and i need boosters! ;-( (How rude to make these levels so hard)
If your idea of fun is to make Playrix rich, play their games
If you look at the list of highest-grossing games in the app store, you’ll see several Playrix games in the top 10. There’s a good reason for this: their games are fun, addictive and a losing proposition — for you, anyway. They start off so fun! Then soon, you’ll find the games get trickier, but you’re having a good time and you remember how helpful the game was to you early on (just the right combination when you needed it!) that you keep going, adding a few dollars worth of extras to continue playing this new friendly game. But after a while, things turn. Instead of one coin to buy a lamp, you need two. And it’s a lot harder to get each coin! Instead of seeing Austin the Butler as your buddy, you see that he cares nothing for you, and in fact will throw cookies in the way of your last play, so you lose again.
I just played one game (183) so many times I lost track, and eventually paid whatever extra coins I needed to finish the bleeping level and deleted the game from my computer. I’d rather spend my rare free time playing something fun. Bye, Playrix.
About to Move On
Cute game with a fun premise that centers on redecorating a mansion in disrepair. I like the concept, the games and the graphics but a few issues make this a mediocre experience. First, you can be stuck on a level for days - and that’s playing all of your “lives” (games) a couple times a day. Second issue are the timed games - get rid of them. Lastly, more points should be awarded for completing especially hard games. Some tasks require multiple points to complete; to labor for a couple days to finally complete a hard game for one point is a bit frustrating.
I’ve now been stuck for three days on one level and I’m not a bad player. Will be moving on by tomorrow if this silly logjam doesn’t clear as it gets old playing the same game knowing that you’re being set up to lose for an extended period of time. Were it not for this issue, I would have rated this game higher.