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Gameloft's iPhone adaptation of The Settlers has already appeared in the App Store. The $4.99 real time strategy simulation game started out as an Amiga game back in 1993 and has since evolved through multiple iterations.

You’ve arrived in a wondrous place populated by Romans, Vikings and Mayans competing or cooperating to reach a variety of goals. These goals include occupying land, ensuring the supply of raw materials, or simply trying to create the most beautiful settlement. There is more than one path which leads to success – you can engage in trade, forge alliances, or lead your army into battle.

Gameplay is described by Gameloft:

  • Gather resources and build a lively and bustling town in an ancient world. Your decisions and skill in managing and protecting your settlement will determine its fate.
  • The strength of your units depends on how effectively you have built up your settlement and paid attention to the economic relationships within it.
  • Three nations to govern: Conquer new territories, defeat rival armies, and establish an empire with your warriors that encompasses lands and continents.
  • A huge number of parameters to manage: Dozens of building’s types, settlements, soldiers, raw materials, and much more.
  • An accessible game for everybody, thanks to extensive tutorial missions and multi-touch gameplay, ideal for strategy games.

Early impressions are starting to trickle into the discussion thread on our forums with some positive first impressions. One forum member mrbass posted an extensive gallery of screenshots of the gameplay and tutorial screens. We'll provide a more in depth look of the game in time.

App Store Link: The Settlers, $4.99

  • Zc456

    That was fast...

    • http://www.monicadickey.com Monica Dickey

      Definitely! I was anticipating it a little later from that recent post here, I didn't expect it to be here yet.

    • http://www.myspace.com/apatheticsecret BridgettesVajayjay

      I love this game but theres this one part i cant get passed when we're suppose to "train 8 Pioneers- these specialists can expand the borders of our settlement and establish new colonies." I've taken those 'pioneers' with the shovels and dragged them allover the borders and they keep wanting to go back to the Vehical Hall. its been bothering me for days cause I cant figure out what to do? please help mee!!!

      • Nas

        I need help on this aswell, sum1 pls help

      • bob

        ok u dont want to expand the borders u want to let them go to the vehicle hall... u are building a migration cart i believe just let them go to the vehicle hall and then u need 4 wood planks and a donkey and lastly a cart from the vehicle hall it should help u out

      • some dude

        how do u get a donkey???????????, and i sent them into the vechicle hall and nothing happens, they just stand there waiting. I made a cart like they asked me to do, but its just standing right outside the vechicle hall. i nid help, im getting frustrated, pls answer

      • somedude

        restart the mission and place the waterworks beside the small river...the issue is if it is far away it will not produce the water...they need to fix this...

  • Zc456

    That was fast...

    • http://www.monicadickey.com Monica Dickey

      Definitely! I was anticipating it a little later from that recent post here, I didn't expect it to be here yet.

    • http://www.myspace.com/apatheticsecret BridgettesVajayjay

      I love this game but theres this one part i cant get passed when we're suppose to "train 8 Pioneers- these specialists can expand the borders of our settlement and establish new colonies." I've taken those 'pioneers' with the shovels and dragged them allover the borders and they keep wanting to go back to the Vehical Hall. its been bothering me for days cause I cant figure out what to do? please help mee!!!

      • Nas

        I need help on this aswell, sum1 pls help

      • bob

        ok u dont want to expand the borders u want to let them go to the vehicle hall... u are building a migration cart i believe just let them go to the vehicle hall and then u need 4 wood planks and a donkey and lastly a cart from the vehicle hall it should help u out

      • some dude

        how do u get a donkey???????????, and i sent them into the vechicle hall and nothing happens, they just stand there waiting. I made a cart like they asked me to do, but its just standing right outside the vechicle hall. i nid help, im getting frustrated, pls answer

      • somedude

        restart the mission and place the waterworks beside the small river...the issue is if it is far away it will not produce the water...they need to fix this...

  • Carl

    Agreed, please post any reviews... I might have to buy this one this or next month!

  • Carl

    Agreed, please post any reviews... I might have to buy this one this or next month!

  • polyplay

    Love the idea, but I've got two quick questions for early adopters:

    Is it compatible with 1G iPod Touches?

    and

    Is there a "free play" or skirmish mode with selectable parameters and difficulty levels?

    I was really overjoyed at the release of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and I'm glad to see more developers releasing strategy games and not being afraid of reasonable pricing.

  • polyplay

    Love the idea, but I've got two quick questions for early adopters:

    Is it compatible with 1G iPod Touches?

    and

    Is there a "free play" or skirmish mode with selectable parameters and difficulty levels?

    I was really overjoyed at the release of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and I'm glad to see more developers releasing strategy games and not being afraid of reasonable pricing.

  • Howard

    No played long enough to give a final judgment but my initial take is very positive. Gameplay is smooth on my 3G (unlike C&C: Red Alert) and the graphics are lush and colorful. The interface is intuitive and works smoothly. The tutorial also makes quick sense of what might otherwise be overwhelming options for first time Settlers players.

  • Howard

    No played long enough to give a final judgment but my initial take is very positive. Gameplay is smooth on my 3G (unlike C&C: Red Alert) and the graphics are lush and colorful. The interface is intuitive and works smoothly. The tutorial also makes quick sense of what might otherwise be overwhelming options for first time Settlers players.

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    I just love this game. They basically brought The Settlers known from PC to iPhone. And they did that very well! I'm into Settlers universe for once again. It feels that good!

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    I just love this game. They basically brought The Settlers known from PC to iPhone. And they did that very well! I'm into Settlers universe for once again. It feels that good!

  • Jim

    I can confirm this not the crappy DS port. This game is just great.

    However, it IS missing a freeplay / skirmish mode.

  • Jim

    I can confirm this not the crappy DS port. This game is just great.

    However, it IS missing a freeplay / skirmish mode.

  • estyst

    omg... will I resist...?

    I want it T_T

  • estyst

    omg... will I resist...?

    I want it T_T

  • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

    The consensus on the forums is that this version is nothing like the Settlers most people know and love (I or II).

    I bought it, and I'm TRYING to enjoy it, but I don't know. As far as I'm concerned this is NOT The Settlers. Ubisoft dropped the ball with these new versions.

  • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

    The consensus on the forums is that this version is nothing like the Settlers most people know and love (I or II).

    I bought it, and I'm TRYING to enjoy it, but I don't know. As far as I'm concerned this is NOT The Settlers. Ubisoft dropped the ball with these new versions.

  • jules2k

    This looks very much like The Settlers 3. Number 3 being my favourite game out of the Settlers Series, this will be a instant buy as soon as i get home, i suppose. Is there anybody out there having played Settler 3 who can confirm that the iPhone port not only looks likte Settlers 3 but also plays alike?

    • Mister Mumbles

      It actually appears to be a port of #4. I wasn't familiar with either 3 or 4, but I'm thoroughly enjoying this game. I like how some of the annoying restrictions from the original two have been done away with. Great little game that is definitely worth 5 bucks.

  • jules2k

    This looks very much like The Settlers 3. Number 3 being my favourite game out of the Settlers Series, this will be a instant buy as soon as i get home, i suppose. Is there anybody out there having played Settler 3 who can confirm that the iPhone port not only looks likte Settlers 3 but also plays alike?

    • Mister Mumbles

      It actually appears to be a port of #4. I wasn't familiar with either 3 or 4, but I'm thoroughly enjoying this game. I like how some of the annoying restrictions from the original two have been done away with. Great little game that is definitely worth 5 bucks.

  • tarou1999

    Why isn't there FREESTAGE

  • tarou1999

    Why isn't there FREESTAGE

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    Does this game have the same "cuteness factor" as The Settlers 1? I really, really enjoyed that game, all the sounds and music and sights ... it was very immersive.

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    Does this game have the same "cuteness factor" as The Settlers 1? I really, really enjoyed that game, all the sounds and music and sights ... it was very immersive.

  • http://appsandstuff.weebly.com/ Addicted2waffle

    Sweet..
    I think i will vuy this, cuz the price is resobable.. So i buy this instead of c&c...

    But i also want the Catan game....

    Man its hard to choose.... :p

    i almost miss when it was long time between good and big games... Now there is big games all the time:p

  • http://appsandstuff.weebly.com/ Addicted2waffle

    Sweet..
    I think i will vuy this, cuz the price is resobable.. So i buy this instead of c&c...

    But i also want the Catan game....

    Man its hard to choose.... :p

    i almost miss when it was long time between good and big games... Now there is big games all the time:p

  • GhostDog

    Great game.
    Unfortunately I can't figure out, how to conquer a village... my soldiers only attack SOME towers (that seems to destroy enemy-buildings nearby). Anyone? much appreciated.

  • GhostDog

    Great game.
    Unfortunately I can't figure out, how to conquer a village... my soldiers only attack SOME towers (that seems to destroy enemy-buildings nearby). Anyone? much appreciated.

  • Andreas

    I've exactly the same problem. Stuck on mission 3 of the romans. My soldiers only attack some of the enemy towers, not all.
    I cant get the catapult to attack the enemy, too.
    I think, i need a manual of this game or it's a bug.

    • merci

      just use the soldiers with the sword, not the whole army ... they will attack the towers in the richt way .... if u zoom in u can see a little sword on top of the towers ... thats how i could find out
      cheers

      • Andreas

        Ah, thx :) This works.

  • Andreas

    I've exactly the same problem. Stuck on mission 3 of the romans. My soldiers only attack some of the enemy towers, not all.
    I cant get the catapult to attack the enemy, too.
    I think, i need a manual of this game or it's a bug.

    • merci

      just use the soldiers with the sword, not the whole army ... they will attack the towers in the richt way .... if u zoom in u can see a little sword on top of the towers ... thats how i could find out
      cheers

      • Andreas

        Ah, thx :) This works.

  • Tabuki Jones

    Yeah, I'm also stuck on mission 3 of the Romans, but my problem is with the Pioneers, for some reason they can't stand prosperity! they don't want to explore new lands, they always come back to their original spot as if they were mutinous and humbled for what they already have. Has this ever happened to somebody?
    or is it a bug of some sorts?

    • Jase

      I had same problem, it was caused by where I put the water workshop the beginning, I had it by the sea not by river, no water means everything else came to a halt. Just check every single building is working and producing before you move on. If the settlers ain't moving sonethings wrong. In thiscase there was no wood being produced to make Cart which you put the pioneers in, goodluck!

  • Tabuki Jones

    Yeah, I'm also stuck on mission 3 of the Romans, but my problem is with the Pioneers, for some reason they can't stand prosperity! they don't want to explore new lands, they always come back to their original spot as if they were mutinous and humbled for what they already have. Has this ever happened to somebody?
    or is it a bug of some sorts?

    • Jase

      I had same problem, it was caused by where I put the water workshop the beginning, I had it by the sea not by river, no water means everything else came to a halt. Just check every single building is working and producing before you move on. If the settlers ain't moving sonethings wrong. In thiscase there was no wood being produced to make Cart which you put the pioneers in, goodluck!

  • Miikka

    Yeah, those 8 pioneers are giving also me some headache and it sure feels like a bug in the game. I have tried that several times and it's always the same: right when you have completed your order for 8 pioneers, screen kind of flickers and then you can only move those pioneers around, but nothing really allows you to proceed with the mission. Hopefully they will fix this asap as the game sure feels promising.

    • Jamie

      Stuck on this part as well. I got my pioneers to expand a small portion of the border here and there, but nothing else has happened. I'm totally stuck. Who'd of thought we would ever need a walkthrough for a cell phone game?!? ( but if you were to run across a walkthrough for the settlers, please post a link here for me! LOL ) 

      • Dan

        build small towers, they expand land without having to use pioneers,
        also destroy all your towers leaving one because then you can concentrate your troops around this tower which the enemy will attack

  • Miikka

    Yeah, those 8 pioneers are giving also me some headache and it sure feels like a bug in the game. I have tried that several times and it's always the same: right when you have completed your order for 8 pioneers, screen kind of flickers and then you can only move those pioneers around, but nothing really allows you to proceed with the mission. Hopefully they will fix this asap as the game sure feels promising.

    • Jamie

      Stuck on this part as well. I got my pioneers to expand a small portion of the border here and there, but nothing else has happened. I'm totally stuck. Who'd of thought we would ever need a walkthrough for a cell phone game?!? ( but if you were to run across a walkthrough for the settlers, please post a link here for me! LOL ) 

      • Dan

        build small towers, they expand land without having to use pioneers,
        also destroy all your towers leaving one because then you can concentrate your troops around this tower which the enemy will attack

  • Jamie

    Oh, I got it! I had my waterworkers shack next to the coast and not the river. For whatever reason that kept my people from being able to get water. I restarted the mission and moved my waterworkers shack and viola! Now I'm many missions past that one and REALLY loving the game! 

  • Jamie

    Oh, I got it! I had my waterworkers shack next to the coast and not the river. For whatever reason that kept my people from being able to get water. I restarted the mission and moved my waterworkers shack and viola! Now I'm many missions past that one and REALLY loving the game! 

  • Miikka

    Jamie,
    thanks for the tip, it sure did work. Just can't understand how you did figure that out as it's not too obvious :)

  • Miikka

    Jamie,
    thanks for the tip, it sure did work. Just can't understand how you did figure that out as it's not too obvious :)

  • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

    Sure would be nice if the game didn't randomly corrupt your saves :(

  • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

    Sure would be nice if the game didn't randomly corrupt your saves :(

  • Peony

    My soldier with a sword tried attacking the enemy towers but its still not working !! Iam not able to get past this 3rd roman mission pls help !!!

  • Peony

    My soldier with a sword tried attacking the enemy towers but its still not working !! Iam not able to get past this 3rd roman mission pls help !!!

  • Arkange

    I have exatly the same problem... They cant attack any of the buildings, only my catapults can attack, but they can attack only one sort of tower... And all the rest of my army do nothing...( escuse me for the mistake i made if there are bc im french ^^)

  • Arkange

    I have exatly the same problem... They cant attack any of the buildings, only my catapults can attack, but they can attack only one sort of tower... And all the rest of my army do nothing...( escuse me for the mistake i made if there are bc im french ^^)

  • Nicholas

    I am stuck on the first level of the Mayans. The mountains which are nearby don't have any resources in them, and I can't expand in time to reach the further away mountains before the AI gets there. If I attack him to take over those mountains, he completely swamps me.

    I tried to use the donkey cart to settle on another island, but when my pioneers get there, they just keep expanding the border. If I stop them and ask them to build something, they don't do anything, they just drop their shovels and stand there.

    I've tried building a harbour and a shipyard, I've constructed the trade ship (doesn't do anything!), but I can't get the ferry to load up the tools I presumably need to transport to the other island to give to the settlers there to help them start building.

    Any suggestions?

    • Dan

      Im not sure, but using building (small) towers increases your land without having to use pioneers, +destroy all your towers and keep one, concentrate your troops round this tower,the enemy will attack that tower,
      also on the north of that level is lots of rocks, there are mines with substantial resources but i think if you build the tequila thing and sacrfice it to the gods to get manga which when using priests can replenish resources with a spell, just remeber to get to the rocks as quickly as possible because they are the least numeros resources available!

  • Nicholas

    I am stuck on the first level of the Mayans. The mountains which are nearby don't have any resources in them, and I can't expand in time to reach the further away mountains before the AI gets there. If I attack him to take over those mountains, he completely swamps me.

    I tried to use the donkey cart to settle on another island, but when my pioneers get there, they just keep expanding the border. If I stop them and ask them to build something, they don't do anything, they just drop their shovels and stand there.

    I've tried building a harbour and a shipyard, I've constructed the trade ship (doesn't do anything!), but I can't get the ferry to load up the tools I presumably need to transport to the other island to give to the settlers there to help them start building.

    Any suggestions?

    • Dan

      Im not sure, but using building (small) towers increases your land without having to use pioneers, +destroy all your towers and keep one, concentrate your troops round this tower,the enemy will attack that tower,
      also on the north of that level is lots of rocks, there are mines with substantial resources but i think if you build the tequila thing and sacrfice it to the gods to get manga which when using priests can replenish resources with a spell, just remeber to get to the rocks as quickly as possible because they are the least numeros resources available!

  • Nicholas

    Thanks Dan! Actually I eventually came on this strategy last night, so I managed to finish off the Romans quite easily once I had deprived them of the mountain resources.

    Having trouble casting spells though. I have the priest with plenty of mana, I click on the mana icon and the list of spells come up, but when I click on the spell, it highlights red but nothing happens - the mana does not decrease.

    How does one cast spells?

  • Nicholas

    Thanks Dan! Actually I eventually came on this strategy last night, so I managed to finish off the Romans quite easily once I had deprived them of the mountain resources.

    Having trouble casting spells though. I have the priest with plenty of mana, I click on the mana icon and the list of spells come up, but when I click on the spell, it highlights red but nothing happens - the mana does not decrease.

    How does one cast spells?

  • me

    you get mana bye making wine

  • me

    you get mana bye making wine

  • Nicholas

    I HAVE mana, hundreds of it. I want to know HOW to cast the spell.

  • Nicholas

    I HAVE mana, hundreds of it. I want to know HOW to cast the spell.

  • ipinky7

    Mana is easy: create wine yard to get grapes, build a small temple to convert it to mana, build a large temple for priests to be educated, then you can use the mana in the army settings

  • ipinky7

    Mana is easy: create wine yard to get grapes, build a small temple to convert it to mana, build a large temple for priests to be educated, then you can use the mana in the army settings

  • ipinky7

    Stuck on level 5, always overrun by the others.

    I can't seem to produce fast enough or big/strong enough an army to conquer the opponents attacks. and those attacks come pretty much always at the point where my whole colony is starting to get big.

    any ideas on how to speed up army building to defeit the attacks from the enemy? and maybe later attack myself?

    • Aidan Lovelace

      same im stuck on level 5(or was it lvl 4... its the one where u need to destroy the temple) ... only i have the biggest effing army ever, 30 priests with hundreds of mana, 20 catapults, 10 warships, 10 full ferrys (excluding the ground troops), over 50 small towers, 20 large towers and 7 castles all surrounding my territory, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of resources, im in control of all of the mayan territory, and i still cant effing destroy the temple. im not exagerating my troop count i swear. as soon as i capture all the surrounding towers it just goes game over, some one pls help!!!!! i dont know wat is happening!!!!! it doesnt seem possible the stupid temple must be made out of godly material, and has a force field thing, and a mind controler telling my troops not to attack!!!!!!!!! pls some one help!!!!!

  • ipinky7

    Stuck on level 5, always overrun by the others.

    I can't seem to produce fast enough or big/strong enough an army to conquer the opponents attacks. and those attacks come pretty much always at the point where my whole colony is starting to get big.

    any ideas on how to speed up army building to defeit the attacks from the enemy? and maybe later attack myself?

  • Nicholas

    What I do is trying to have at least 3 or 4 iron smelters and the same number of weaponsmiths going at the same time. Make sure the barracks are placed as close to the front line as possible. If your border is being attacked, start the level again and this time double up with your towers. Since it's really hard to get a chance to build a castle, put two medium towers next to each other, or clump some small towers together if you are desperate. Generally the AI attacks one tower and the archers in the other can do some decent damage to protect the defenders until you bring up enough reinforcements.

    You'll need plenty of food of course to maintain the mines. My problem with the game is that despite the mines being maxed out with food, they still hardly produce any ore at all!

    If you can find gold, just produce second level soldiers (the ones that require one gold bar each). The AI I think more or less exclusively has crappy soldiers, so the gold ones are definitely worth it.

  • Nicholas

    What I do is trying to have at least 3 or 4 iron smelters and the same number of weaponsmiths going at the same time. Make sure the barracks are placed as close to the front line as possible. If your border is being attacked, start the level again and this time double up with your towers. Since it's really hard to get a chance to build a castle, put two medium towers next to each other, or clump some small towers together if you are desperate. Generally the AI attacks one tower and the archers in the other can do some decent damage to protect the defenders until you bring up enough reinforcements.

    You'll need plenty of food of course to maintain the mines. My problem with the game is that despite the mines being maxed out with food, they still hardly produce any ore at all!

    If you can find gold, just produce second level soldiers (the ones that require one gold bar each). The AI I think more or less exclusively has crappy soldiers, so the gold ones are definitely worth it.

  • Nicholas

    One other thing. Sometimes the computer keeps attacking you, but actually they are weaker than you think. If you can repulse a few big attacks, sometimes they have hardly any soldiers left. Try building a few towers close together like I said then goading the computer into attacking them. If the defences can kill enough of the enemy, then you can go on a rampage. Try to take over his mountain regions so he can't produce reinforcements.

  • Nicholas

    One other thing. Sometimes the computer keeps attacking you, but actually they are weaker than you think. If you can repulse a few big attacks, sometimes they have hardly any soldiers left. Try building a few towers close together like I said then goading the computer into attacking them. If the defences can kill enough of the enemy, then you can go on a rampage. Try to take over his mountain regions so he can't produce reinforcements.

  • HAHAH

    Where can u get the hammer and the pickaxe from.

    • Nicholas

      You need to tell the toolmaker to make them.

  • HAHAH

    Where can u get the hammer and the pickaxe from.

    • Nicholas

      You need to tell the toolmaker to make them.

  • Tom 2009

    Settlers is a quality game
    altho on viking level 1 i cant work out how to load the ferry to attack the mayans with :P

  • Tom 2009

    Settlers is a quality game
    altho on viking level 1 i cant work out how to load the ferry to attack the mayans with :P

  • ralph

    I dont know how to get through Mayan 2. I need to cross the river/sea to get through the upper west (where the Vikings are). I already have a ferry and trade ship and they seem to not load people. Help!

  • ralph

    I dont know how to get through Mayan 2. I need to cross the river/sea to get through the upper west (where the Vikings are). I already have a ferry and trade ship and they seem to not load people. Help!

  • tommy

    to load the ferry ( or re load your warship with ammo ) send the ferry to the shipyard - not the harbour, the shipyard. Then grab a bunch of soldiers and move them near to the shipyard. Highlight the soldiers and then click on the ferry - each ferry holds 16 people or a mix of people and carts. Once they are onboard you can move the ferry off and then 'disemark' the peple at any point on a coastline.

    I jope this helps

    now i'm stuck on the next lvl - where do i build the stone head??

    • Henke

      So, how do you load a warship with ammo then? it's not like you could choose the ammo and get it to board the ship.. ;)

  • tommy

    to load the ferry ( or re load your warship with ammo ) send the ferry to the shipyard - not the harbour, the shipyard. Then grab a bunch of soldiers and move them near to the shipyard. Highlight the soldiers and then click on the ferry - each ferry holds 16 people or a mix of people and carts. Once they are onboard you can move the ferry off and then 'disemark' the peple at any point on a coastline.

    I jope this helps

    now i'm stuck on the next lvl - where do i build the stone head??

    • Henke

      So, how do you load a warship with ammo then? it's not like you could choose the ammo and get it to board the ship.. ;)

  • Fozza

    I am also stuck with the 3rd lv of the Myan tribe. Where the heck to do you put the stone head?

    I have placed it over the mountains near the pond. There are old stone totom poles there and some golden stones but nothing happens.

    Also does anybody else get a lot of crashing with trying to load save games!
    It's really frustrating!

  • Fozza

    I am also stuck with the 3rd lv of the Myan tribe. Where the heck to do you put the stone head?

    I have placed it over the mountains near the pond. There are old stone totom poles there and some golden stones but nothing happens.

    Also does anybody else get a lot of crashing with trying to load save games!
    It's really frustrating!

  • rob

    The stone circle is in the bottom left of the map. You can get there by going left and follow the coast down until you see a sandbank. Cross this to a seperate island section that has canals cut into the landscape. The stone circle is in the centre of that area. Put a stone head in there and you get a load of iron.

    Can someone tell me what to do next? You only get a limited amount of iron and not enough to build a strong enough army to take on the two enemies. Oooo i wonder if i build another stone head in the circle???

  • rob

    The stone circle is in the bottom left of the map. You can get there by going left and follow the coast down until you see a sandbank. Cross this to a seperate island section that has canals cut into the landscape. The stone circle is in the centre of that area. Put a stone head in there and you get a load of iron.

    Can someone tell me what to do next? You only get a limited amount of iron and not enough to build a strong enough army to take on the two enemies. Oooo i wonder if i build another stone head in the circle???

  • Jackson

    Does anyone have an answer about building a new settlement on another island? As for Nicholas, I can't figure out how to do it. I've built a first harbour, and trade ship and couldn't do it. I also tried to pioneering an area on the second island big enough to be able to fit a second harbor. There must be a way: they wouldn't go through all the trouble of programing it just so you could sit around scratching your head...

  • Jackson

    Does anyone have an answer about building a new settlement on another island? As for Nicholas, I can't figure out how to do it. I've built a first harbour, and trade ship and couldn't do it. I also tried to pioneering an area on the second island big enough to be able to fit a second harbor. There must be a way: they wouldn't go through all the trouble of programing it just so you could sit around scratching your head...

  • rob

    Build a vehicle yard thingy and then a cart with pioneers, builders, etc. then load on to a ferry and move it across. When on the other island build a stone cutters hut, then wood cutters, then sawmill and you are away. You may be able to build a market place in both areas and traid stuff but not done that island to island yet.

    Any one know what to do after you have put the head in the stone circle and got the extra iron on the final mayan level? Have built up a fairly strong army but using the priests to magic weapons, etc. but still not strong enough and the other armies are caning me. Been stuck on this level for ages and now starting to get bored of the game as cant figure out how to beat it.

    • unkown

      i been stuck on the mayan lvl 2 for a good 2 hours.......

      the ferry load option does not load for me idk wut to do
      i tried making more pioners a harbor etc and my donkey cart wont finish

  • rob

    Build a vehicle yard thingy and then a cart with pioneers, builders, etc. then load on to a ferry and move it across. When on the other island build a stone cutters hut, then wood cutters, then sawmill and you are away. You may be able to build a market place in both areas and traid stuff but not done that island to island yet.

    Any one know what to do after you have put the head in the stone circle and got the extra iron on the final mayan level? Have built up a fairly strong army but using the priests to magic weapons, etc. but still not strong enough and the other armies are caning me. Been stuck on this level for ages and now starting to get bored of the game as cant figure out how to beat it.

    • unkown

      i been stuck on the mayan lvl 2 for a good 2 hours.......

      the ferry load option does not load for me idk wut to do
      i tried making more pioners a harbor etc and my donkey cart wont finish

  • guy

    im having trouble on mayan tribe lvl one, where do you cast the wood to gold spell to actually produce the gold? ive tried casting on the logs and the planks but a puff of smoke comes and then nothing, no gold. please help

    • Nikki

      You need to cast the spell on a storage area with wood in it...

  • guy

    im having trouble on mayan tribe lvl one, where do you cast the wood to gold spell to actually produce the gold? ive tried casting on the logs and the planks but a puff of smoke comes and then nothing, no gold. please help

    • Nikki

      You need to cast the spell on a storage area with wood in it...

  • some dude

    i nid help with the roman mission 3 the one with the poineers, i did wat they asked me to do, i made 8 pioneers, but i cant expand the borders up north, and i know i nid to send them to the vechicle hall, so i did, and to build a cart, so i did, but i dont know how to get a donkey, pls help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • unkown

      u get the donkey from making a donkey farm.

      in the towns building tab

  • some dude

    i nid help with the roman mission 3 the one with the poineers, i did wat they asked me to do, i made 8 pioneers, but i cant expand the borders up north, and i know i nid to send them to the vechicle hall, so i did, and to build a cart, so i did, but i dont know how to get a donkey, pls help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • unkown

      u get the donkey from making a donkey farm.

      in the towns building tab

  • unkown

    im almost done wif the game , i gotten the heck of it but im stuck on the mayans level ( the red beards ) impossible to play u need to move ur warriors to the other island in order to capture the enemy island , but i tried the ferry but it dosnt tell you how to use it.

  • unkown

    im almost done wif the game , i gotten the heck of it but im stuck on the mayans level ( the red beards ) impossible to play u need to move ur warriors to the other island in order to capture the enemy island , but i tried the ferry but it dosnt tell you how to use it.

  • unkown

    everyone is getting this problem ......... follow the instructions in that level ,
    i got passed the border part very easy , from just reading wut they told me
    its common sense , its retarded how ppl get stuck on that part.

  • unkown

    everyone is getting this problem ......... follow the instructions in that level ,
    i got passed the border part very easy , from just reading wut they told me
    its common sense , its retarded how ppl get stuck on that part.

  • Mike

    Can someone please help me? I'm on the final stage of the Romans. This is my 2nd attempt at it. My 1st attempt I had about 1000 soldiers I made 115 of each level but when I went to attack they destroyed me. They just kept coming. So this time I took my time. I knew what my land would eventually look like so I planned everything out like where I would put everything and how much of each hut I would build. So this time I created about 3000 soldiers. I have 150 level 3 swordmen, 100 level 3 bowmen, 250 level 2 swordmen, 200 level 2 bowmen, and just to be safe I created 1000 level 1 swordmen, and 1000 level 1 bowmen, plus this time I created 100 squad leaders. If I had more gold I would keep building more level 3s and more squad leaders but I'm out of gold comletely. I also made 70 priests this time something I didn't make last time. Alot of time and effort went into planning this village this time so I don't want to just go in like last time and get destroyed. Can someone help me and tell me is there a certain strategy to beating both the Vikings and myans at the same time? If so can someone tell me so all this planning I did doesn't go to waist?

    • Colin

      simply redo the level in a different save slot but make about 70 lvl 3 swords men 20 lvl 3 archers and10 squad leaders simply attack the vikings first early in the game take over each tower, one at a time and once your men have garrisoned it destroy it cause its in ur territory basically. then build up another of that same number of people and attack the mayans its that simple.

  • Mike

    Can someone please help me? I'm on the final stage of the Romans. This is my 2nd attempt at it. My 1st attempt I had about 1000 soldiers I made 115 of each level but when I went to attack they destroyed me. They just kept coming. So this time I took my time. I knew what my land would eventually look like so I planned everything out like where I would put everything and how much of each hut I would build. So this time I created about 3000 soldiers. I have 150 level 3 swordmen, 100 level 3 bowmen, 250 level 2 swordmen, 200 level 2 bowmen, and just to be safe I created 1000 level 1 swordmen, and 1000 level 1 bowmen, plus this time I created 100 squad leaders. If I had more gold I would keep building more level 3s and more squad leaders but I'm out of gold comletely. I also made 70 priests this time something I didn't make last time. Alot of time and effort went into planning this village this time so I don't want to just go in like last time and get destroyed. Can someone help me and tell me is there a certain strategy to beating both the Vikings and myans at the same time? If so can someone tell me so all this planning I did doesn't go to waist?

    • Colin

      simply redo the level in a different save slot but make about 70 lvl 3 swords men 20 lvl 3 archers and10 squad leaders simply attack the vikings first early in the game take over each tower, one at a time and once your men have garrisoned it destroy it cause its in ur territory basically. then build up another of that same number of people and attack the mayans its that simple.

  • Jonathan

    I have enough resources to make 8 hammers, but nothing happens when I order! Please help me!

  • Jonathan

    I have enough resources to make 8 hammers, but nothing happens when I order! Please help me!

  • Sam

    I have same problem as above, never happened before, but now no hammers are being produced. there are 8 stone and 8 coal in each but no output??

    • Weldo von Steel

      I have this problem too I think it is because there are 8 tools outside the workshop waitingto be picked up so you can't make any more. However I have built a storage area in the hope they would move the excess there but no one seems to be using it, any ideas?

      • http://www.facebook.com/computerlady911 Laurie Collins

        I have this same problem on Settlers HD for iPad. What is the solution?

  • Sam

    I have same problem as above, never happened before, but now no hammers are being produced. there are 8 stone and 8 coal in each but no output??

    • Weldo von Steel

      I have this problem too I think it is because there are 8 tools outside the workshop waitingto be picked up so you can't make any more. However I have built a storage area in the hope they would move the excess there but no one seems to be using it, any ideas?

  • Sean

    Heeeeeelp, stuck on the viking level of the dark tribe!! Everytime i get onto the buriel island and start gardening i get wuped out, even when i go over with hundreds of level 3 troops!! Very frustrating any help would be much appreciated.

  • Sean

    Heeeeeelp, stuck on the viking level of the dark tribe!! Everytime i get onto the buriel island and start gardening i get wuped out, even when i go over with hundreds of level 3 troops!! Very frustrating any help would be much appreciated.

  • David

    I'm trying to get to the vikings island on mayan 2, and can't figure out what kind of boat to build and how to get soldiers on the boat (if that's what I'm supposed to do..??) I've made a couple warships, but don't know if/how to get military onto the ships... how do I attack the other island? (And there are a bunch of little icons that I don't understand and don't seem to be explained anywhere??)

    • foxygal

      hey how do you manage to get materials onto your ship (which ship and how to load it onto the ship)? I'm stuck at mayan level Shores of Gold and cant seem to get started with building on the new island. Try to load onto trade ship but can't seem to click on anything. And donkey card also can't get onto the ferry so I only have settlers on the new island with nobody to build anything plus no hammer...

  • David

    I'm trying to get to the vikings island on mayan 2, and can't figure out what kind of boat to build and how to get soldiers on the boat (if that's what I'm supposed to do..??) I've made a couple warships, but don't know if/how to get military onto the ships... how do I attack the other island? (And there are a bunch of little icons that I don't understand and don't seem to be explained anywhere??)

    • foxygal

      hey how do you manage to get materials onto your ship (which ship and how to load it onto the ship)? I'm stuck at mayan level Shores of Gold and cant seem to get started with building on the new island. Try to load onto trade ship but can't seem to click on anything. And donkey card also can't get onto the ferry so I only have settlers on the new island with nobody to build anything plus no hammer...

  • Stoopid vikings

    I am stuck trying to fight the Vikings. I have loaded up my ferry with pioneers and materials. Built a settlement with a woodcutters, stonecutter, etc. There are people on the island to the west but they do not work(take up jobs) What am I doing wrong? How do I get a pick axe to the other island?

    • Colin

      build a harbor on both sides of the islands and select pickaxe to send

  • Stoopid vikings

    I am stuck trying to fight the Vikings. I have loaded up my ferry with pioneers and materials. Built a settlement with a woodcutters, stonecutter, etc. There are people on the island to the west but they do not work(take up jobs) What am I doing wrong? How do I get a pick axe to the other island?

    • Colin

      build a harbor on both sides of the islands and select pickaxe to send

  • Adrian

    Hi. I am stuck at Dark Tribe 2 (stabbed in the back).

    There seems to be no way of defeating the mayans on the eastern part of the island. The poluted areas are guarded by the zombie like warriors. I have to destroyed a mushroom farm, but I tgink there are still more. I have discovered an alien building on the
    north, but our settlers and warriors die if we get close to

    • Anvil

      Expand to occupy the west end. Build towers close together south of polluted area near mayan border. Mass troops behind towers. Take small number of troops into Mayan land to provoke their attack on your towers. Keep replenishing lost troops. After their massive attack they are weak. Mass troops and counter attack. Blow up all towers you take to keep a mass of attackers. You can move through their whole land with little opposition.

      I can't figure out that fire castle in the dark land......anybody help?

  • Adrian

    Hi. I am stuck at Dark Tribe 2 (stabbed in the back).

    There seems to be no way of defeating the mayans on the eastern part of the island. The poluted areas are guarded by the zombie like warriors. I have to destroyed a mushroom farm, but I tgink there are still more. I have discovered an alien building on the
    north, but our settlers and warriors die if we get close to

    • Anvil

      Expand to occupy the west end. Build towers close together south of polluted area near mayan border. Mass troops behind towers. Take small number of troops into Mayan land to provoke their attack on your towers. Keep replenishing lost troops. After their massive attack they are weak. Mass troops and counter attack. Blow up all towers you take to keep a mass of attackers. You can move through their whole land with little opposition.

      I can't figure out that fire castle in the dark land......anybody help?

  • Colin

    I am stuck on the dark tribe level 2. i have defeated the mayans, and my carriers walk from the west to the east. i killed all of the dark tribe troops but i cant attack the big mushroom guarded by fireballs because my men always die when i go there. PLEASE HELP

  • Colin

    I am stuck on the dark tribe level 2. i have defeated the mayans, and my carriers walk from the west to the east. i killed all of the dark tribe troops but i cant attack the big mushroom guarded by fireballs because my men always die when i go there. PLEASE HELP

  • foxygal

    just get as many gardeners as possible to dig around the area...

  • foxygal

    just get as many gardeners as possible to dig around the area...

  • CodeRed

    Now where's Age of Empires 2??

  • CodeRed

    Now where's Age of Empires 2??

  • jarrenwong

    what does gardeners do ?? Only use on Dark Tribe mission?

  • jarrenwong

    what does gardeners do ?? Only use on Dark Tribe mission?

  • digster

    im stuck on dark tribe 2, how do u defeat the mayans and the zombie thinys coz i build up loads of troops and send them to attk an they completly destory me!!! also how do i destroy the mushrooms???

    • Eddy

      use the gardeners to dig around the mushrooms and you also need to protect the gardeners

  • digster

    im stuck on dark tribe 2, how do u defeat the mayans and the zombie thinys coz i build up loads of troops and send them to attk an they completly destory me!!! also how do i destroy the mushrooms???

    • Eddy

      use the gardeners to dig around the mushrooms and you also need to protect the gardeners

  • Jeni

    Hi :) I'm stuck on dark tribe 8, the roman quest. There's no gold on my island so I can't get a priest to melt the snow on the mountains! I've tried to build a new colony but can't build gold mine cos I can't get a pick axe there! Don't understand the trade ship, I built a Market place on both islands But how do you get the stuff there!!! Please help I'm soo near finishing the game and it's soooo frustrating!!!

  • Jeni

    Hi :) I'm stuck on dark tribe 8, the roman quest. There's no gold on my island so I can't get a priest to melt the snow on the mountains! I've tried to build a new colony but can't build gold mine cos I can't get a pick axe there! Don't understand the trade ship, I built a Market place on both islands But how do you get the stuff there!!! Please help I'm soo near finishing the game and it's soooo frustrating!!!

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  • Jeni

    Ok I got through that level!!! But now I'm stuck on the next one with all the warships!! God this gets hard!!

  • Jeni

    Ok I got through that level!!! But now I'm stuck on the next one with all the warships!! God this gets hard!!

  • digster

    im still stuck on dark tribe 2 wen i attak the dark tribe even with a massive army the wipe me out i cant even kill 1 of them

  • digster

    im still stuck on dark tribe 2 wen i attak the dark tribe even with a massive army the wipe me out i cant even kill 1 of them

  • foxygal

    go to settlersgang website for help

  • foxygal

    go to settlersgang website for help

  • Coreo125

    How the heck do u make a shipyard and a harbor
    Plzz reply
    Idk how to build 1

    • unknown man

      you have to have the resources and just find a place along the shoreline its very rare to find a place to put it, trust me.

  • Coreo125

    How the heck do u make a shipyard and a harbor
    Plzz reply
    Idk how to build 1

  • Blondepsychokiller

    I need help! I'm on the first Myanmar mission, and I built a harbour and market on an island and on the main land. The stuff would transport ok for a while, but then all my trade ships would stop at one harbour and not transport anymore goods. I've built storage areas nearby, so the harbours aren't full. What is going on?

  • lg

    hey, can some1 help me, pleeeeeeease.
    for some reason my carriers don't fill a weaponsmith with an iron, they just bring a coal, thus can't make any weapons. have enough iron, coal and hammers.
    thanks

  • Sambowla

    does anyone know how to move tools to an island colony?
    Going crazy here

  • Sambowla

    does anyone know how to move tools to an island colony?
    Going crazy here

    • A man

      build a harbor on both islands and build a trade ship

  • simonofthesnowfield

    i'm trying to get past Roman Level 4 (Threat from the North), i have done everything, but i can't seen to load my soldiers onto the ship to beat the vikings, somebody please help me. i found thats about the same but with mayans, idk if its the same, ill give it a try...

  • jaz

    Hi
    I have vine yards and the small and large temple but i dont know how to offer the wine to get mana???? thank you

    • a man

      your priests in the small temple should be offering wine....

  • BrownBear

    I also am stuck on the Mayan Lvl 1 because I get a cart to the island and grow a colony with pioneers but can't build - no diggers or builders - just pioneers and carrires. Gameloft support has indicate that I need to convert some of my pioneers on the island to diggers and builders bu using the "Units" button. Any ideas? (playing on an iPad)

    • Ann

      I have the same problem, Did you figure out a way to solve it?

    • Ann

      That sucks! I got really hooked playing that game spent hours on it and now I am stuck because of this bug; I did convert them back but nothing happened

  • Funnyfairykpt

    Rome city wall part, you can't get pass 8 pioneers stage cuz there's no water at the water hunt house. It has to be build by the RIVER not by the sea/ocean.

  • Peter Scherman

    When I try to start a new colony on another island i don't have any tools to occupy the stone cutters hut and so on. (pick axe, axe, saw) just two hammers. Shouldn't a donkey and a cart be enough to start a new colony? Getting real frustrated, what do I do wrong?

    • Aidan Lovelace

      do u have a toolsmith bak on ur other island? f so just make sure ur getting coal and iron then i think put it in the cart and send it away...? maybe im wrong but... lol hope it helps

    • Tom

      Set up harbours at both ends, and make a shipyard, make a trade ship, then you can send any resources to the new island.

  • Aidan Lovelace

    (i posted this before but got no reply so im gona post it just as a statement lol) im stuck on level 5(or was it lvl 4... its the one where u need to destroy the temple) ... only i have the biggest effing army ever, 30 priests with hundreds of mana, 20 catapults, 10 warships, 10 full ferrys (excluding the ground troops), over 50 small towers, 20 large towers and 7 castles all surrounding my territory, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of resources, im in control of all of the mayan territory, and i still cant effing destroy the temple. im not exagerating my troop count i swear. as soon as i capture all the surrounding towers it just goes game over, some one pls help!!!!! i dont know wat is happening!!!!! it doesnt seem possible the stupid temple must be made out of godly material, and has a force field thing, and a mind controler telling my troops not to attack!!!!!!!!! pls some one help!!!!!

    • Kov

      There is an extra tower that you need to find and attack. Once you've destroyed all the towers then you will have completed the level. You don't actually need to destroy the temple.

      • Aidan Lovelace

        i searched the whole island though, and as soon as i cut off the territory form the temple, it was game over... but thnx ill keep looking

  • Masife

    Hi, can someone tell me how to use the thor's hammer? I cann't fill it with ammo..how can I do this?

  • Ann

    Does anyone know how to create a new settlement on an Island? I got the cart there on a transport and my pioneers started to grab new land for me but I cant build anything there. It's impossible to finish the Mayan first mission without it...

    • Aposter

      Hey, I was searching here for the same answer, but Ive figured it out if you're still stuck... If you click on the units button while looking at your 'new settlement', you'll see that you get the units (builders, diggers and carriers) for your new island only...and before anyone will pick up a hammer you've to convert pioneers into carriers to fill the minimum quota of 5 (why i don't know!). Then tell the rest of them to drop their spades, order 2 builders and a digger or vice versa, and your previously infuriating settlers can start building your harbour...first thing you should do so that you can bring wood over to start with, and send stone back once you've sent a couple of pickaxes over on a trade boat. Hope this helps anyone tapping holes in their screens...

  • Bob

    How to load ferry. Can load cart and catapults but cant load people. Once i click on ferry they are seems to freeze and they looks like they walking in the same place if you know what i mean. If There any way to do that or someone figure out how to do it then please let me know. I found way arround it and biuld a harbour and settlement on the other island but its shouldnt be like that. Thanks.

    • Kttlynn

      I have the same problem! I think it's a bug!

      • Makita

        Hi all,
        I have the same problem I can;t load the ferry. The same behavior as  Bob.

      • Cozy D

        It took me a while to figure out how to load the ferry. What you have to do is get the ferry as close as possible to land. Then select whatever units you want to put on the ferry and bring them close. Once they are close to the ferry, select them again. While they are selected try and click on the ferry. It may take a little while so be patient. This will work.

    • Crlgvaldez

      I have the same problem! I think it's a bug!

  • Brandon C

    Well, I've certainly played this game through every single mission and I've noticed that it only requires one strategy to always win (Granted this takes forever to beat each level, but it's guaranteed)  You need to make a castle as fast as possible, once it's up, build two large towers on the "front" side of it (Front side is the side facing intruding army) and then destroy every other tower in your territory.  User pioneers to expand territory where you want to go, 10-20 work just fine and expand out at a nice rate.  Now, build your iron/gold smelters next to the castle (to keep invaders from melee your castle) and build the barracks right at the front door of your castle (to protect from melee intruders).  Build everything out from the castle and every time you get invaded by enemy soldiers they "should" die before they even get close, and if they happen to come in just build more soldiers.    Now you'll have time to expand your colony at your own pace, build and do what ever you want, because you never die in this game until the last tower (small/large/castle) is dead, and since they cannot kill your workers, nor any other member (only soldiers/pioneers/geologists) you'll be able to expand and build and do w/e you want and eventually storm the enemy at your readiness!  

    Enjoy :)

  • Assassin95

    Hey can someone help me Mayan level 2. I can't build any harbor on the new island

    • Somanjan Banerjee

      But how have you reached the other island ? Have you used the ferry ? If so how have you loaded it with propel

  • Somanjan Banerjee

    Hey am still stuck at the mayan level 2.....cnt figure out how to load the ferry woth people......can anyone pls help .!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N6O7Z7MFPNEZT4AE6JSRSG5CBI yahoo-N6O7Z7MFPNEZT4AE6JSRSG5CBI

    how do you beat dark tribe on lvl.2 i know that ally wont help much i went into his teritory and the mayans shot arrows at me plz help :(

  • Cozy D

    Does anyone know why in the roman campaign, last mission (your fighting both Viking and Mayan) the priests stop. I have over 800 mana and a large temple with at least 150 available settlers/workers but no priests are coming out of the large temple. Is something wrong? I had at least 20 priests before but they all died.

  • Cozy D

    Any help would be much appreciated!

  • Chris Wood

    I think I've got a glitch. I'm playing on the iPad version on Dark Tribe 12 and there are 2 mushroom farms left but my gardeners can't get rid of them and I am the Mayans so my priests aren't able to destroy them either!! Help please!!!

  • Shea S

    Ok figured it out! Get your transport ship as close to open sandy land, and now select the units you want transported and get them close to the transport. "While still having your units selected tap on the transport ship and they will start to enter it" there is NOT a physical button that tells you "press here to load" the button is the ship... Note: when selecting the transport ship by itself u see a "unload" icon on your menu, this icon has nothing to do with "loading" units, only unloading them at their destination.