Aliens and Farm, an extra-terrestrial game of whac-a-mole

Aliens and Farm is a relatively new game for the Windows Phone platform where you have to save the local farm from invading aliens. To do so, you will have to whack them back into the ground, pond, pigsty and other areas of the farm. Much like you would do in a game of whac-a-mole.

The game pace has a bit of zip and there are a few bonuses you can collect during game play to help you survive the alien onslaught.

Available for 512MB devices, Aliens and Farm may not hold up to marathon gaming sessions but if you're in the mood for something different to pass the time with, Aliens and Farm may not be a bad option.

The main menu for Aliens and Farms has options to jump into game play, access the game's options and view the online leaderboards. Settings are your basic sound, music and vibration on or off options.

Aliens and Farm has two game modes, Arcade and Survival. Arcade is broken down into various levels with a new alien introduced with each new level of play. Survival throws all the aliens at you at once to see how long you can last.

Game Play

Game play with Aliens and Farm is simple. You tap any alien coming out of a hole in the ground or up from underneath the water. You don't tap on any farm animal that appears.

You begin the game with four lives and if you miss an alien or whack a farm animal, it will cost you a life. The game pace does have a bit of zip (couldn't get a screenshot without motion blur) and will test your reflexes and powers of observation.

As you progress through the game, the pace picks up and additional aliens will be added to the mix. Some of which will require multiple taps to go down. You will also find bonus items pop-up from the holes that will slow time, eliminate all aliens or add a life to game play.

Overall Impression

I have to admit, after playing Aliens and Farm for a few days the game did begin to grow on me. As you progress through the levels of play in the Arcade Mode or tackle the survival mode, the game will test your reflexes the more aliens come into play.

The game is challenging, has a fast pace and the graphics aren't too bad. Aliens and Farm may be a decent option for your Windows Phone Kid's Corner or a title to keep in your main gaming library when you are in the mood for something different.

  • Aliens and Farms - Windows Phone 8 and 7.x - Free - Store Link

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.