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.
...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.
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 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.