It has with various levels meaning that it is ideal for both novices and experts. You will also have a ball which you have full control over such that, in case you fail to put it in the right direction then you can lose the game.
I too played Jardinians years ago, and I can't wait to try out version 2! Simply THE best brick-breaker game out there (IMHO) and certainly well deserving of a post here at JIG (I was very surprised there wasn't a review already!). Now to get my other 2 favorite games up here, Kumoon (a baby chick shooting missiles/shotguns at piles of boxes? what could be more fun?!) and 'Creatures' Docking Station (breed, teach, feed, and then bury your very own alien species! Affected by digital DNA, they grow and change over many generations.)
Well, after several days of messing around with it, I finally figured out how to get Jardinains 2 to play on my comp! I hafta change my "color quality" (under "properties") from 24 bit to 16 bit to get it to work. Hopefully this helps anyone else having troubles playing the second version. Also I must say, Jardinains 2 is quite fun especially the new powerups but it runs rather slowly (at least on my comp) so the original version is still my favorite!
It's slightly more advanced than Pong but not much! Basically, you have a paddle and a bouncing ball that require you to destroy a bunch of bricks. However, the twist is that inside the bricks are what are called "nairns". Nairns are basically little critters that are there to make your life hell. They throw things at your paddle and basically attempt to stop you from cracking open any of the remaining bricks. Your aim is to strike the nairns with your ball and knock them out of action. However, the fun doesn't stop there - you can bounce the little critters off your padel to destroy even more bricks so it's quite satisfying in a sadistic way. Using their bodies, you can clear a screen much faster although it's quite an ordeal trying to keep a ball and several critters flying up in the air for several minutes at a time. This demo version is only limited to a few levels and you are prompted to buy the game when you close it down. Whether you decide to buy or not depends on whether you can see much worth in bouncing critters against bricks for long. Personally, I got bored after a few minutes although if you've had a bad day at the office, it's a good way to get some agression out. Oh, and don't expect wonders in the graphics or sound deapartment - this is proudly an old skool style game.
Great breakout clone. The graphics are a bit cheap, but the gnomes make up for that. Throwing pots at you and laughing as yhou get out, even if they are falling themselves. There are levels, with the beginner level beiong painfully slow and including a barrier allowing ne free hit on the botting for each given spot.The cute music, the different powerups, the ability to restart from the current level, all make this game quite enjoyable. I might have purcahsed the upgrade, but i'm too cheap to spend more than a buck or two.Kudos to the developer!
This "game" is so painfully slow, that it made me ill. I could have made dinner between the times the ball hit the paddles!Everything on my computer runs just fine, and the music and little critters all wiggle and play just fine, it is just that this poor game has the ball move and a pace the snails would think slow. If they could speed it up a bit it might be a lot better, it has the potential, but it slays me how slow it is. On top of that if you bounce the little gnomes X times it will "reward" you with something, but half the time the "reward" slows you down, or makes your paddles half size. I mean really, did this game REALLY need something to make it SLOWER!?!?I think it could have been a great game, if it were not so sadistically slow.
Jardinains! is an interactive book take on the old-time brick- Breaking tradition, in which players engage in hand-to-hand brick breaking with a ball. Players earn helpful power ups and points by successfully breaking bricks and bouncing "nerves". The game is played on two separate screens, a bottom screen that makes a background of a giant jousting arena, and a top screen that bring all the action to life with colored bricks and other interesting features. Jardinains! is part of the Magicchopstick family of educational games and is highly recommended for toddlers and preschoolers who want to get their hands dirty and develop fine motor skills.
Jardinains! comes complete with three level packs: Supercharge, Powerdrive and High Velocity. The three level packs contain everything you need to play the game including powerups, jardinains, special abilities and over fifty levels of exciting action-packed fun. In addition to the three level packs, the game also comes with three video game accessibility settings, a built-in, one-touch score counter and a full-screen help guide.
So if you need to run the new version of this App into your Windows PC/Laptop, yeah you are in the right place guys. Then please follow the installation guides on this page. This Games software also compatible with 64-bit and 32-bit Operating System. 2b1af7f3a8