Update 1.4.0 is now liveBy
After just over a week of review by Apple, Beeline released the newest update to Smurf Life today. Version 1.4.0 was released at approximately 3:00 pm ET today. Our smurfy fans were quick to discover the release and to download the newest update. Within minutes we had posts on our Facebook wall with people’s feedback and asking questions.
In this post, we will go through what has (and has not been) updated in this latest release, and share our first impressions of the update.
The first think I noticed when loading the game was that the loading screen had changed. Now, while I am waiting for my game to load, I get to see a picture of my smurf. Doesn’t she look pretty with her pink dress and purple wings?
As with the other updates, the first thing I noticed when my village loaded was that I had some messages waiting for me in my mailbox.
The first one is from Papa Smurf, and he tells us about the new updates to the game. You can click on the image below to see the full message, but basically he is telling me that Alchemist and Painter are working together to let me create paints, that Vanity is posing as the authority on home decor and will send me mail telling me how to improve my decor, that I can take pictures of my hut to share with the world, and that I can even visit my friend’s huts. And he let me know that Jokey has finally rejoined the village and has a game I can play once a day to earn prizes.
Sure enough, as soon as I finish Papa Smurf’s letter, I see that Vanity sent me one of his own. He let me know he will rate my hut every day and give me tips. And that my current score was a 6.
One of the ways I can get a higher score is to paint some of the things inside my hut. But in order to do that, I need to learn how to make paint. Papa Smurf told one of the other smurfs that he wants to paint the town red, so Alchemist has been asked to help. And, of course, that means that I get a new quest. Alchemist gives me a recipe for Red Paint and my quest has begun.
One word of caution…follow the steps of the quest. When I saw I needed Oil, I went to Brainy, since he is closer. But Alchemist wants me to get my oil from Painter. One you have completed the first recipe, it wont matter who you get your oil from, but for this particular quest, wait until Alchemist tells you to go see Painter and get your oil from him
After completing the quest we find out that “paint the town red” was just an expression, but at least now I know how to make paint. If you want to make more paint, you need to visit Painter and purchase the recipe for the color you want. Some recipes cost golden tokens while some cost moondust. It is possible that these prices will change daily, as do a lot of the other items (such as clothing from Tailor), so keep an eye on it to see if you can get your paint color recipe on sale.
The other colors available, and the resource you will need to create them, are as follows:
- Green – Mint
- Blue – Flax (requires Moondust to purchase recipe)
- Orange – Milkweed
- Yellow -Dandelion (requires Moondust to purchase recipe)
- Purple – Lavender
- Pink – Sugar (requires Moondust to purchase recipe)
- Brown – Coffee grounds
- Grey – Aluminum Power
- Black – Ink (requires Moondust to purchase recipe)
After playing around with paint for a little while, I decided it was time to have some fun and to find Jokey. His hut is located beside Tailor Smuf, next to the party area. The roof on his hut is the same colour as his signature gift boxes.
When you tap the exclamation mark, Jokey provides you with the option to play a game. This game is available to play once a day and you can win a lot of different prizes.
Clicking on the gift game brings up a series of screens that explain the game to you, and walk you through it. We will add a post just for Jokey, and add more details about the game in that post. But basically you have a grid of gift boxes and you get to choose a certain number each day. You start with 3 boxes to open, but for every day you come back and play, one more is added, up to a maximum of 10 per day
The goal is to get three Golden Tickets to win the top prize. The top prize will be shown in the box that says Top Prize. In the image above, it is covered with details on how to play the game. I won a total of 15 energy when I played, but my energy was maxed at the time, so I didn’t really win anything. Trying it on another device, I won 10 coins, a hinge and one golden ticket. I got to keep the coins and the hinge, but I didn’t get to keep the golden ticket.
The final addition to this update, and perhaps the one people have been waiting for the longest is the ability to add Friends to your game.
When you click on the Friend icon in the bottom right hand side of the screen, you will be brought to your friends list. The first time you click the icon, you will be taken out to Facebook and asked to allow the game certain permissions on your account. At this point, it appears that you can only link to your friends via Facebook. Game Center support does not seem to be part of this release.
It looks like I am the first of my Facebook friends to update, so my only option at this point is to visit a random hut, which I did, just for the fun of it. Now I just need my Facebook friends to upgrade so I can test out the different interactions. More to come on that later.
What is not included
While there is a lot that HAS been added in this release, there are some things that players were hoping for that have not been added.
Doctor and Handy are still waiting to open their respective workshops. Talking to them will give you the same message you received after you freed them in version 1.3.0. They will both tell you that they are not quite ready, and to check back later
No new levels/quests have been added to the Alchemy and Building professions. Many players have maxed out at level 16 and were hoping to be able to increase their professional levels with this update. Unfortunately, no new levels have been added at this time. Any stars that you happen to earn before the next update will keep accumulating, and once the new levels are added, you should be able to increase your levels fairly quickly with your banked stars, but that till not be happening for this release.
What do you think of the new update? Have you visited your friends? Have they been able to visit you? What have you painted? We want to hear what you think about the update. Please let us know in the comment below.