Two time management games have recently appeared in the App Store that have been receiving very positive reviews in our forums. These include Farm Frenzy [$4.99 / Lite ] and Ranch Rush [$1.99]. Each game seems to cater to a slightly different audience and each game seems to have its fans.

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Forum user Big Albie reviewed both games (Farm Frenzy and Ranch Rush) and found both games to be solid time management games. He explains the differences between the titles:

...there are nuances to both, and you have to select the one that makes sense. Ranch Rush is more of a campaign with a long-term building focus where you have to succeed through each day to get to the next, and once they are met, the money and everything else carries over. Farm Frenzy on the hand is really more mission based so even if you don’t complete the game within the medal times, you can continue to earn money to buy things in the next round making it less time sensitive and stressful. In addition, you can keep making things for as long as you want and make money off of that until you meet the objectives regardless of time. In Ranch Rush, once you’ve met an objective in a day, anything extra beyond that doesn’t count for much.

Both are solid games, but the only way to judge this is based on each individual’s preferences. If you are looking for more causal gaming without having to worry too much about time constraints, then Farm Frenzy makes sense. If you like the competitiveness and more long-term building, then Ranch Rush would be the better choice.

Ranch Rush

This video is from the PC version, but a trial of the game can be played in your browser. The iPhone versions of the game costs $1.99 and offers 80 levels.

App Store Link: Ranch Rush, $1.99

Farm Frenzy

Farm Frenzy offers over 45 levels and is priced at $4.99. A Lite version is available that lets you try the game out on your iPhone before you buy.

App Store Link: Farm Frenzy, $4.99, Farm Frenzy Lite, Free

  • rich_952000

    I have Farm Frenzy the full version and it's well worth the cash! You'll find 2 hours after firing this game up, you're still frantically feeding, growing shipping and caging bears up and selling their asses too:)

    Albie wrote up a very nice review about it as well. Nice feature Arn.

    • rich_952000

      ....and had I read through the article before posting I'd have seen it mentioned about Albie's Farm Frenzy review:D

      Hence the question asked by Arn, Blake and Eli after other jack-assed replies: "sometimes I wonder if people even read these stories?".

  • rich_952000

    I have Farm Frenzy the full version and it's well worth the cash! You'll find 2 hours after firing this game up, you're still frantically feeding, growing shipping and caging bears up and selling their asses too:)

    Albie wrote up a very nice review about it as well. Nice feature Arn.

    • rich_952000

      ....and had I read through the article before posting I'd have seen it mentioned about Albie's Farm Frenzy review:D

      Hence the question asked by Arn, Blake and Eli after other jack-assed replies: "sometimes I wonder if people even read these stories?".

  • WeirdingWay

    Farm Frenzy has a pretty annoying UI problem. You have to tap to capture bears which it's not always responsive on, as well as tap to make grass. This has you often creating grass when you intended to capture the bear, which in turn gives the bear extra time to destroy you by kicking(?) your creatures. The bears will wreck a good score, even from getting rid of one creature so it's imperative they fix the dull responsiveness from the multiple tap to capture element.

    It's even more noticable when you have to tap 2 or more bears at once.

  • WeirdingWay

    Farm Frenzy has a pretty annoying UI problem. You have to tap to capture bears which it's not always responsive on, as well as tap to make grass. This has you often creating grass when you intended to capture the bear, which in turn gives the bear extra time to destroy you by kicking(?) your creatures. The bears will wreck a good score, even from getting rid of one creature so it's imperative they fix the dull responsiveness from the multiple tap to capture element.

    It's even more noticable when you have to tap 2 or more bears at once.

  • Gajet

    What ever happened to Astro Ranch?

  • Gajet

    What ever happened to Astro Ranch?

  • acrobat

    2weirdingWay: u r right, bears are really annoying. But you just should to buy an upgraded cage - i spent my first bonus money for a cage

  • acrobat

    2weirdingWay: u r right, bears are really annoying. But you just should to buy an upgraded cage - i spent my first bonus money for a cage