Godzi Lab's long awaited new project Happy Street [Free] has finally launched in App Store markets worldwide. It's a side-scrolling town-building game featuring a ton of cute characters, really nice visuals, lots of different shops to build, and a heavy Animal Crossing vibe. Happy Street launched as an open beta in the Canadian App Store in late June, and we took a look at it last month and enjoyed our time with the game.

I've been playing the game for several weeks now, and although I'm not the hugest fan of these freemium "building" games I've actually had a ton of fun with Happy Street so far. The whimsical personality of the game goes a long way, and the freemium aspects don't bash you over the head like some similar games do. With a little patience you can do pretty much anything in Happy Street without spending a dime, and it always feels like there's something cool to do even if you're waiting on some cooldown timers to expire.

If you've thought Happy Street looked interesting in our previous coverage but don't have access to the Canadian App Store, then now is you time to check it out for yourself for free with the link below.

Note: For whatever reason our pricing database believes this game is $3.99, I assure you, it's free. The correct price should show up soon-ish.

  • http://twitter.com/Ellis_Wright Ellis Wright

    For a $4 initial price tag it had better not have any IAP time sink nonsense. Not that $4 is a lot of money, I spent more on a pack of cigarettes that are ultimately killing me, but if a game has time sinks that you can avoid by spending real money in-game then it shouldn't have a buy in cost at all.

    • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

      The price that shows up is pulled automatically from the store, they don't just put in a number. When the app store updates through the TA system it will update to free here too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001003809416 Abdiel Cruz

      guys please add me up, anndiela@yahoo.com, thanx

  • splendidham

    Not available here in Japan. Also displays as 350 yen in the toucharcade app. Kind of a steep price to pay if they release it here at that. Was looking forward to playing with it today.. Oh well

  • http://twitter.com/tamagoyorokobi Tom(トム)

    It's showing free now! I can't wait to try it out!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001003809416 Abdiel Cruz

      guys please add me up, anndiela@yahoo.com, thanx

  • Optic-9

    Playing it now! Really impressed with this game!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1134582760 Nicole Hunter

    Zomg the cute, the cute -dies-

  • jibbyjackjoe

    Can't get fortune wheel to work.

  • http://twitter.com/ThatFuzzyTiger Hobbes

    This game is brilliant, it reminds me so so much of animal crossing. Is there anyone who fancies friending up for extra flooz currency?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=789869397 Gigi Foropoulos Halstead

      I fancy friending!! I only have 2 friends playing so far!!!

      • Jodie

        I requested u on fb my name is jodie

  • http://www.facebook.com/Frogsandtoads Michelle Phillips

    I will be anyones friend, just send me an request...

    • Jodie

      I sent u a friend request on fb. I'm jodie

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BYFZA22JL3T5COVW5FQMLITIKY MoniqueW

    How do you send friend request

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000018577803 Scrab Frag

    cute as anything!  love the humor in the dialog too.  I have a task for a dragon idol and no idea where to find it.  also many of the crafting descriptions are missing.  5 star anyway, lets see how long before the freemium model impacts play, looks like they got greedy on the pricing.

    • Jodie

      I also, have that task. Do any of ur ppl have lanterns above their heads?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000018577803 Scrab Frag

        seems like the task has something to do with crafting in the mountain, which is locked this early in the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jodie.lauson Jodie Jorstad Lauson

    How do u add friends without using Facebook?

  • Flamingo

    Friend me! I'm Rex Monsoon.

    • Jodie

      How do I friend you? I'm computer dumb. :-)

  • Jodie

    My people have grey lamps above their heads, how or what do I do?

    • http://twitter.com/anon_a_miss KingOfPirates COM2US

      Means they're not getting enough "shade" it's like sims, each character needs enough shade, food and fun to easy happy, each shop provides one of those , for example, the flower shop, sunglasses shop and surf shop all provide shade, so put them close to wear the shade needing ppl live (within 4 spaces.

      Ucan also add friends through gamecentre, just open game centre, add a username and it'll show up in happy street,
      U can only earn 2 flooz per day from this

      • Jodie

        Thanks! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618207074 Suhela Walkup

    How do I get friends?? Non of my FB friends play this game.....:(

    • Robert Ring

      Go into GameCenter on your iPad or iPhone. Click on add Friends. Just type in the names that are on this board. My GC is "BucRob".

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618207074 Suhela Walkup

    How do I get friends? Non of my FB friends play this game?? :(

    • Robert Ring

      Go into GameCenter on your iPad or iPhone. Click on add Friends. Just type in the names that are on this board. My GC is "BucRob".

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P4S2RHWSWC7IRL3MWX5JUNHMUA Jenny Line

    How can i get this item: Magical Gem ? Need help :S

    • http://www.facebook.com/AmyWang2000 Amy Wang

      Yeah I'm stuck on that too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000446527338 Irvine Venus

    Add me as friends/neighbours..~

  • Miss_Fritzie

    Magical gem is a quest reward from Pepin.  Can anyone tell me how to get edelweiss?  

  • Miss_Fritzie

    I am Miss Fritzie in game center, please feel free to add me.

    • Miranda Shadowind

      Hi! This is Miranda Shadowind. Try inviting me to your hotel again. It didn't work because I made the mistake of clicking on the invite while in the Mountain area.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618207074 Suhela Walkup

    Irvine... Added u from facebook thank you! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618207074 Suhela Walkup

    Need more neighbors!!!!

  • Miss_Fritzie

    My game seems to be irrevocably tied to a facebook account that I don't use for gaming. If anyone would like to add me, please use the game center method.

  • http://scarletheels.com/ scarletheels

    Miss Fritzie, I sent you a Game Center Request. Please add me, scarletheels, through Game Center everyone. I don't have a Facebook account. Also, for people wanting neighbors, open up Game Center on your device, click on the Happy Street icon in your games and you can find other people who play.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patty.kiki.3 Patty Kiki

    Add me as a FB friend!! Patty Kiki is my Facebook name!

  • Miss_Fritzie

    Thanks guys, I have a bunch of friends now.  Feel free to add me still.  One thing that perplexes me is that I have visits to my town, but the tally of people visiting my hotel hasn't gone up at all.  I am wondering if it's because people aren't doing it, or if it is a bug issue.  

  • barcellosgab

    Hey guys, can someone help me? I'm stuck in the Billy's quest when he ask me to visit and help friends, 'cause when I'm about to visit some friend the game just stops, gets black and goes to iPod's "homepage". What can I do? 

  • snever

    Add me on Game Center, please. Nick is Fredrikzen. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.phillips.775 Pete Phillips

    add me facebook for happy street

  • iRyae

    Please add me via Game Center if you're playing Happy Street: iRyae

  • Em3Dee

    Please add me EM3DEE via game center. Thxs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.qi.9 Eric Qi

    What does it mean when they have a baseball bat and baseball over their heads???? They r sad!!!

  • http://scarletheels.com/ scarletheels

    Added iRyae and snever through Game Center.

    Eric Qi, you need to build a Lucky Spin, Fortune Wheel, or other structure with a baseball and bat icon. In the Shops menu, you'll see which ones will make your fluffy ones happy. :)

  • Robert Ring

    I found this tip on another message board about clicking on your friend’s Fortune
    Wheel and construction sites. If you do this, it will speed up their wait times for Fortune Wheel game and construction building.  So help your friends out while visiting their villages.

  • kiki miraa

     Please add me via Game Center, need some Happy Street friends~!

    Nickname=  Cocoa Canoe

  • Katharina Homburg

    I need more friends !! :o
    Please help me my name on Game center is:
    Katharina_Schizophrenia

  • http://www.facebook.com/cloud.angel.92 Cloud Angel

    Add me through facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cloud.angel92

  • http://www.facebook.com/cloud.angel.92 Cloud Angel

    Add me through facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cloud.angel92

  • starrykiss

    add me!! TheKewlCat c:

  • starrykiss

    add me pls! thekewcat

  • Maggie1802

    I need friends my name is maggie1802
    My game is leaking Flooz has any one the Same problem?

  • Maggie1802

    I need friends my name is maggie1802
    My game is leaking Flooz has any one the Same problem?

  • http://twitter.com/ninjashrew adelyn

    add me: nyleda
    see you at happy street!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JynX2501 Bill Fisher

    Add me as friend. Game Center name is Jynx2501

  • http://www.facebook.com/TedRBarnes Ted Barnes

    Please add me as a neighbor, I am TRBIV in the Game Center. I have added everyone else on this list so far. Except Maggie1802 for some reason her name gives me an error.

  • http://twitter.com/habia_una_vez Lore

    Add me game center loremos :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514777997 Amber Sturgis

    You can add me, my game center name is Exclusivestarr

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O2HRPXWO2M55IUNSS3LYYTBWDE Nadia

    What is that lamp Icon mean?

    • http://www.facebook.com/coco.cornelius.71 Coco Cornelius

      I think it means your animals live too far away from accessory shops. They don’t like walking that much, so you’ll need to put a shop close to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/coco.cornelius.71 Coco Cornelius

    HELP PLS! Initially I added my personal facebook account to Happy Street...but then I realised I should rather create a new "Happy Street Facebook Account" so i did.  But now i cant change the fb account to the newly created one.  Does anyone know how i to do it?  Thanks in advance.

  • eileennx33

    Please add me on facebook, eileennx33@gmail.com

  • http://twitter.com/RachWhiteside rachel whiteside

    How do I get people to visit my hotel? I only have one guest and it says I need another visit to upgrade but there is no invite option.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003701771606 Emily Daniels

    Whoever has Happy Street, and has blue or red crystals, and plays frequently, add me on game centre: adzyibanez

    I'm always playing and I can send yellow crystals to anyone who needs :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/menna.vandervoort Menna Van Der Voort-de Wolf

    Does anybody know if you can play this game on a mac book air?

  • steph Stingl

    Hey, please add me. My Nickname at the game is ste3ph73.
    Could anyone help me? I don't know what it means " Requires colmpleting goal from Nyok!" 
    Thanks :-)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A3UFMQRVQSBDEPAJPO2UTTB7LI Maji

    Add me!!? Majinoir nick name <3

  • Toni M.

    Please Friend Me! I'll except all requests! My GC name is: princesstoni0421. No caps.

  • Toni M.

    How do you unfriend someone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mamico1230 Mamico Hiramatsu

    plz add me;)
    I have red crystals.
    GC ID : popo_lamie

  • http://twitter.com/desyliimz desylimz

    Add my game centre desyverlinasari@hotmail.com

  • http://twitter.com/desyliimz desylimz

    Btw, how to get magical germ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracieanne3 Tracie Hamilton-Glau

    Add me gammer name Hammy612

  • Rainforest Frog

    Add me in Game Center - rainforest frog