Over the weekend Windows Phone Central reported on a killer bug introduced in the latest Farm Frenzy 2 update. Since then, developer Alawar notified us that they are indeed aware of the problem and working on a fix. They also let us in on some good news: they have a new game on the Marketplace.
Farm Frenzy 2: Pizza Party is an expansion to the enjoyable Xbox Live game. But unlike its predecessor, Alawar has chosen to self-publish Pizza Party as a non-Xbox Live title. The decision seems to stem from Pizza Party’s similarity to Farm Frenzy 2; it is an expansion, not a true sequel. The Farm Frenzy series is already several games large on other platforms. By publishing this one as an indie title, Alawar can get Windows Phone caught up more quickly and without publishing too many similar Xbox Live releases.
As I’ve mentioned, Pizza Party is quite similar to the Farm Frenzy 2 many of us know and love. It offers another whopping 90 levels of time and resource management. As before, each level provides varying starting resources and goals. Most often players will need to acquire a specific number of animals or produce certain goods in order to win the level. To do that, you’ll collect whatever your animals drop, catch invading bears (?), process some goods, and sell others on the market. Money earned from completing levels can then be spent on new buildings and upgrades, which in turn allow you to process and produce new goods.
So where does the pizza come in? Pizza Party imagines that agriculture and pizza chains are closely related. Basically, players can now make different kinds of pizzas from the goods they gather on the farm. It doesn’t change the gameplay in any major way (less so than say, Sally’s Spa compared to Sally’s Salon), but hey, that’s why it’s called Farm Frenzy 2: Pizza Party instead of Farm Frenzy 3. Fans who enjoyed the previous game will likely enjoy a big batch of new levels, and who doesn’t love pizza?
Farm Frenzy 2: Pizza Party costs $2.99 (same as its predecessor) and there is a free trial. Get it here on the Marketplace.