Tag Games' much anticipated Astro Ranch has just come out. We previewed the game just last week.

The basic premise of the game involves the character you choose at the beginning crash landing in to a neighborhood filled with aliens who surprisingly enough are more than willing to get you started with a house to live in, a barn to keep all your stuff in, and a plot of land for you to raise your various crops and livestock. The interface is all touch driven, and works surprisingly well with how many different things in the game are controlled with very similar gestures.

During our early time with it, Astro Ranch seems to be a surprisingly deep game. Here's a hands on video of the gameplay:

We're spending more time with the title as we speak, but impressions are starting to roll into our forums.

App Store Link: Astro Ranch, $2.99

  • krisko6

    So is this Harvest Moon for the iPhone, or a Farmville knockoff?

  • krisko6

    So is this Harvest Moon for the iPhone, or a Farmville knockoff?

  • krisko6

    So is this Harvest Moon for the iPhone, or a Farmville knockoff?

  • Micah

    How do I fish? I accidentally skipped the text tutorial.

  • Micah

    How do I fish? I accidentally skipped the text tutorial.

  • Micah

    How do I fish? I accidentally skipped the text tutorial.

  • Cilo

    *Berr-beh-buh-buh-buhhhhh!*

  • Cilo

    *Berr-beh-buh-buh-buhhhhh!*

  • Cilo

    *Berr-beh-buh-buh-buhhhhh!*

  • omg

    It looks like a farmville clone on an alien planet.

  • omg

    It looks like a farmville clone on an alien planet.

  • omg

    It looks like a farmville clone on an alien planet.

  • derkman127

    looks like animal crossing and harvest moon. since I like both games, I will try this one uit :D

  • derkman127

    looks like animal crossing and harvest moon. since I like both games, I will try this one uit :D

  • derkman127

    looks like animal crossing and harvest moon. since I like both games, I will try this one uit :D

  • Nathan

    this was actually announced before farmville i have you know.

  • Nathan

    this was actually announced before farmville i have you know.

  • celine

    i kinda dont like the music when playing it...i like the one in animal crossing better cuz its more relaxing and town-ish hehe
    Oh and i wish they would put a feature where a person with another iphone with the same game, cuz make their character visit the other's planet. And And And i really wish they would let us choose the characters looks and stuff and and and furnitures

  • celine

    i kinda dont like the music when playing it...i like the one in animal crossing better cuz its more relaxing and town-ish hehe
    Oh and i wish they would put a feature where a person with another iphone with the same game, cuz make their character visit the other's planet. And And And i really wish they would let us choose the characters looks and stuff and and and furnitures

  • celine

    i kinda dont like the music when playing it...i like the one in animal crossing better cuz its more relaxing and town-ish hehe
    Oh and i wish they would put a feature where a person with another iphone with the same game, cuz make their character visit the other's planet. And And And i really wish they would let us choose the characters looks and stuff and and and furnitures

  • Marcus

    I wish people would stop comparing this to Farmville, Tapfarm, etc..etc...

    If it isn't a 3D game with animations, there is no comparison. Its apples and oranges with the only similarity being that it is set on a farm. If I were to compare this game to anything, it would have to be Harvest Moon with a few nice additions. Some of which being the following

    1) Stock market feature for planning what you will grow
    2) No ridiculous stamina bar, your only limitation is time.
    3) Ability to sow, harvest, reap, and cultivate multiple plots at once.

  • Marcus

    I wish people would stop comparing this to Farmville, Tapfarm, etc..etc...

    If it isn't a 3D game with animations, there is no comparison. Its apples and oranges with the only similarity being that it is set on a farm. If I were to compare this game to anything, it would have to be Harvest Moon with a few nice additions. Some of which being the following

    1) Stock market feature for planning what you will grow
    2) No ridiculous stamina bar, your only limitation is time.
    3) Ability to sow, harvest, reap, and cultivate multiple plots at once.

  • Marcus

    I wish people would stop comparing this to Farmville, Tapfarm, etc..etc...

    If it isn't a 3D game with animations, there is no comparison. Its apples and oranges with the only similarity being that it is set on a farm. If I were to compare this game to anything, it would have to be Harvest Moon with a few nice additions. Some of which being the following

    1) Stock market feature for planning what you will grow
    2) No ridiculous stamina bar, your only limitation is time.
    3) Ability to sow, harvest, reap, and cultivate multiple plots at once.

  • Marcus

    I am starting to think the Farmville, Tapfarm posters are just bots promoting a very lame game ><

  • Marcus

    I am starting to think the Farmville, Tapfarm posters are just bots promoting a very lame game ><

  • riri10

    how do u fish on astro ranch someone plz tell me

  • riri10

    how do u fish on astro ranch someone plz tell me

  • riri10

    how do u fish on astro ranch someone plz tell me