*This app review of Tree Story is brought to you by Zig Zag Zoom. All opinions are our own.
I love finding new fun games for my iPhone. There always seems to be a few minutes to play something quick whether it is running to activities or just unwinding at the end of the day. You need to check out the new app Tree Story. Not only is it a super cute game that allows you to grow a fun pet tree, you also can help plant real trees through the app. You can pick it up the free version available both for iOS and Android.
- ITunes store– Free
- Google Play Store– Free
- Ad-free version iTunes Store – On sale for a limited time for $.99!
- Ad-free version Google Play Store– $1.29
Tree Story App Review: Doing Good By Planting Real Trees
This game is a virtual pet style game. When you first start you pick between three types of tree seeds that will become your pet tree. You then pick the project you would like to play for, which will ensure that any earned trees are planted. Trees can be earned by purchasing extra coins or upgrades, and by watching ads. This game also provides fun facts about trees as you play and an impressive list of environmental groups as partners. With a list like this, you know any real trees you earn while playing will be planted.
- The U.S. Forest Service
- The Nature Conservancy
- American Forest Foundation
- ACTrees (an organization representing over 350 local tree planting organizations)
- Arbor Day Foundation
- Project Learning Tree
Playing The Game
Once you have picked your seed and named it, you are on your way to taking care of your new pet tree. Your tree needs water, sunshine food and love to grow and you will collect coins as you help meet your trees needs. I found the food section quite hilarious, as you can feed your tree everything from nachos to eggs to fruits and vegetables. You can also use your earned coins to pick up upgrades and buy fun extras such as clothes for your tree.
I did find the meters that let you know what your pet needs ran out very quickly. This makes this an ideal game for trips or waiting for anything. I was away from my pet for most of the afternoon and came back to my tree needing some serious TLC. I also found my tree covered in bugs I had to get rid of!
Fun Mini Games
There are a couple extra options that make this game even more fun in the section where you can give your tree love and attention. You can use a dog toy style squeaky toy to play with your tree and make the love meter go up. Even more fun, you can play little mini-games to make the love meter go up and earn extra coins. These games range in style from color matching games similar to Bejeweled or Candy Crush to hoping games and even a fun mini basketball-style game which was my favorite. Even better, there are lots of extra mini-games to unlock. I can’t wait to see what other mini games there are to play!
This is a solid game that’s tons of fun. I love that you are supporting planting real trees as you play. Give it a try! You will adore your little tree!