Tap Farm, The Closest Thing to Farmville on iPhone

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.



About Daniel

I have been an iPhone game addict ever since the NES emulator came out on the 1.1.4 iPhone 2G. After 2.0 and the App Store came out, my iPhone homescreen has never been the same. Other than writing reviews for App Store games, I play soccer/football, American football, volleyball, and golf. I love going to the beach and fishing on the pier. Some games not available on iPhone/iPod Touch that I truly love are the Call of Duty series, Guitar Hero III, Madden NFL 09, and PGR: Gotham Racing.

28 thoughts on “Tap Farm, The Closest Thing to Farmville on iPhone

  1. um you just go to the thing in the bottom right hand on side and click on move and then just click on the onject you want to move and tapp where you want it

  2. Me neither. It’s almost impossible for me to move the trees, even when I tried tapping every single corner of the tree. it must be a very stupid thing of the game.

  3. How do you find neighbors other than the standard farm that doesn’t have any activity? My brother is in the same network as I, so shouldn’t we be neighbors?

  4. There needs to be ways to make more money and get magic beans!I getso frustrated trying to get more coins.everything is wwwwwaaaaayyyyy too expensive!

  5. It is ssoooo hard to move stuff.if the items don’t get cheaper and it stays so hard to move stuff,I’m done with it.Also why can’t I sell my items?anyone know?You get magic beans by downloading apps offered under the coin button on tapfarm!

  6. I can’t figure out where all my things I bye are at.. I mean I don’t know how to put anything down and I can’t sell what I harvest. I can’t figure it out

  7. To sell your stuff click remove.to harvest tap on crop or animal.to place your stuff down drag the item over from the corner!hope it all helps yas!:)

  8. You wanna know how to make some big bank. Don’t build anything for awhile, just keep harvesting. Best thing right off is just keep planting eggplant. They cost more but they are the highest return. Just keep building your crop until you have the whole screen filled. Plant eggplants for about 3 or 4 levels. Yes I know you want it to look like a farm but trust me. Build up alot of money and once you get cotton, don’t harvest anything else. Again they cost more but you get 1000 coins per square which is lik a 850 coin return. Do this for as many levels as you can, and then slowly build keeping as many crops as you can. Because once you bank with cotton, you can buy as much of anything. I’m almost to level 25, and I’ve already made well over 5mil and am starting to make my farm look good. Alittle bit at a time. But keep alot of cotton and you’ll never have to worry about coins again.

  9. Hi all. Please add me as a friend. To do so, click on your store, then click on get coins. At the top you can select a thing to invite a friend and get 200 coins. Enter my email in at the bottom: swissdeanne@yahoo.ca

  10. I’ve been using Tap Farm Free 6 Magic Beans the whole time. Now I’m trying to add the Free 5 Beans app and every time I open it, it says I’ve received them but it doesn’t actually show up. Does this mean I have to have been running the regular Tap Farm app? If so, how do I transfer my farm from the free 6 beans app to the regular app?

  11. The time remaining for my crops doesn’t update unless I go out of the app for a while, or save the game. Is this normal, or is there a fix for this?

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