Farming is an extremely important profession as it is mainly responsible for growing all sorts of edibles and ingredients used greatly in our daily lives. Farming seems like a fun activity as it involves being on gorgeous fields for long-time periods. However, the process of growing any crop is exhaustive, time-taking and actually very scientific in nature. Most people don't get the chance to do farming themselves. However, this doesn't mean that you can't get an understanding of how difficult it is to grow a crop and of the happiness you get when it's time to reap the benefits of your hard work. Android farm simulator games like Farm Tractor Simulator 3D are excellent in this regard.
The farm simulator has four main farms where you can grow your crop and then sell it to earn cash. Only one farm is unlocked at the start and you need to build cash through the first farm in order to buy yourself the other three farms. The game guides you along through the process of harvesting crops. You are provided with a tractor at the start and the accessories required for different tasks are provided during the task itself. From preparing the land to sowing the crop and then to spraying pesticides, the game guides you along and you need to use the right accessory and then drive appropriately throughout the farm in order to complete the task. The gas in your tractor and task completion rate are shown at the top which ensures that you know how you are going.
There are different types of tractors available in the game and you can buy them as you earn cash in order to improve the level of tractor you use to do all the grunt work required in farming. The main aspect of the game is driving the tractor itself. The controls for the tractor are impressive but you need to be patient with speed in the game as you can't expect the tractor to blaze its way through any path or field. There are button controls and tilt controls both available to move sideways while there is only button control available for setting the main forward or backward direction. The control of the tractor itself can be a bit wayward at first but this is down to the quality of the tractor you are using. Control over the tractor's turns etc improves as you buy improved and better tractors in the game. The graphics of the 3D game are acceptable and the layout for the farm is expansive and detailed. However, the tractor does seem to not strike every obstacle it passes and therefore, the physics in the game leaves a bit to be desired.
Since farming is a science in itself, the farm simulator game does a good job of providing a tutorial in order to help you acclimatize with the format of the game and how you can start with farming. Once you get the gist of how it all works, the tutorial is ended and you are then only given instructions of what you need to accomplish. This is a good practice as it translates into the game not leaving you high and dry, to begin with, but providing you with challenges once you get used to the workings of farming and what needs to be done in order to grow crops and sell them at the best rates possible.
The game offers the choice of growing barley, wheat and canola and you can sell them easily once you have accumulated a good enough amount. Rates differ during the game and you need to play intelligently in order to ensure that you do your farming for a product whose price is on the rise.
- Four different farms available
- A wide variety of tractors to choose from
- An option of growing three types of products
- Quality graphics to help you get the right feel of a farm
- Good controls available for driving the tractor
Farm Tractor Simulator 3D is a farm simulator game which offers good graphics and solid gameplay. If you like farming and want to have a feel of it via your phone, this intelligent game should do the trick.