I recently purchased the Nintendo 3DS system and have been loving the fun games I've been able to play lately. We got the opportunity to review Ubisoft's Funky Barn 3D and have been farming our hearts away. At first glance at the cover art makes you think its your run-of-the-mill plow your land, grow your food game, but it's not. It's a funky game where you will encounter some very odd happenings.
At the beginning of the game you are to make a name for yourself, your farm, and your first little animal. You are then guided and introduced to the menu options that includes the shop, farm reports, map, etc. Basically all the basics you need to start playing. You learn along the way that your animals can lay eggs, grow wool, find truffles or produce milk, which you profit from. Providing them with needs (shelter, food, water, etc.) and planting and sprucing up your farm will attract new animals.
Now all is fun, raising animals, growing crops and whatnot. However, as if a problem in real life, there are pests along the way the threaten your farm; foxes, wolves, and even UFOs that attempt to abduct your animals! There are ways to repel these pests and not one of my animals has been taken as of yet. I'm steadily on my way to building a great farm.
Funky Barn 3D is definitely a fun game, rated E for everyone. My little siblings both have started their own farm, although my 5 y/o sister had a little bit of a hard time understanding what to do in the beginning, she got a hold of it quickly afterwords. The controls for the game are simple and you'll be cashing in on your first egg in less than 5min. into the game. The game can be switched to be played on 2D or 3D mode. A huge thanks to Ubisoft for another fun and quirky game the whole family can play! Funky Barn 3D retails for $29.99 and you can purchase it on ToysRUs.com or Amazon.com.