Farmville is arguably one of the most successful games of all time, gathering almost 53 million active users per month. And with so much popularity behind the game and name, there’s bound to be atleast some developers thinking of porting a clone of the game onto the iPhone platform. Most have been quite unsuccessful if not hopeless; some notable ones including iFarm from Playmesh.
Tap Farm from Streetview Labs, the makers of Tap Defense, seems to be a different story though, being without “Playmesh points” or other unnecessary things. And best of all, Tap Farm is free for all users to play. Another notable feature I found with Tap Farm is the ability to visit neighbors, and while I’m not sure if they are actual players from around the world, it’s still cool nonetheless.
You also have the ability to earn more coins to buy more patches and fruits by downloading Streetview Labs’s other games including Tap Out and Tap Defense. Overall, the system was quite seamless with little to no loading times, and it almost feels like Farmville on my iPhone. I haven’t gotten far enough to tell whether you find baby cows on your farm or chocolate milk cows, but so far, it seems to be quite an interesting Farmville clone.
If you’re interested in these type of farming tycoon games at all, Tap Farm seems to be a noticeable standout from the rest. I’m sure there will be more developers jumping on the farm tycoon bandwagon soon, but for now, Tap Farm is one of the best available on the iPhone. And for free, you really can’t complain.