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Happy Island Releases More Island Letters

Happy Island developer Crowdstar refreshed the game’s free gifts tab today, with a new collection of decorative island letters. The letters are very large, in the style of the famous “Hollywood” sign, although each letter of course has its own island.

The newly available letters are: D, N, L, S, I, Y, P, A, and H. The only way to get one is to receive it as a gift from a fellow Happy Island friend – they can’t be purchased.

On an unrelated note, Crowdstar has also released a new attraction. The Villa Arcaia Winery is for sale for $3.50, with about 650 copies left.

Happy Island Adds Golden Rotunda and More

Happy Island developer Crowdstar seems to have a thing for solid gold decorations and attractions. The company released the latest in a long line of solid gold items today – this time a Golden Rotunda. It is for sale for $5, and is a limited edition with about 700 remaining.

The rotunda is a golden version of the normal Cozy Cabana, but honestly, wouldn’t the normal version be more practical? Then again, anyone buying something made out of solid gold probably isn’t too concerned with practicality. The purchase is probably bound to be more along the lines of Mr. Burns’ Ivory Back Scratcher.

Anyway, the company also released four new decorations: King’s Pagoda, Red Sugar Maple, Green Sugar Maple, and Basket Tree. All four are pictured below.

Happy Island Adds Parisian Stand & More

Happy Island developer Crowdstar released more attractions and decorations in their hit resort sim this week. Three new attractions and three new decorations have been added in total.

The new attractions are: Parisian Stand, Merry-Go-Round, and Orange Grove. The Parisian Stand is for sale for $3.50, and is a limited edition with about 800 copies left. The Merry-Go-Round is for sale for 500,000 coins, and the Orange Grove is for sale for $1.00.

The three new decorations are: Olive Tree, Cable Car, and Orange Tree. The Olive Tree seems designed to match all the Greco buildings that have been released, and the Orange Tree seems designed to be a companion to the Orange Grove attraction.

Happy Island Releases Picnic Decorations

To help Happy Island players further capture the spirit of summer on their tourist islands, Crowdstar has released a variety of picnic themed decorations. The new picnic tables are available in a variety of styles, to ensure they match everyone’s islands, regardless of their theme.

The new items are: Shangri-La Picnic, Tiki Picnic Table, Greco Picnic Table, BBQ Pit, plain Picnic Table, and Picnic + Umbrella. All the new tables are for sale for 110,000 coins, and the BBQ pit is for sale for 10 FB$ ($1.00).

One suggestion is to place these tables near food stand and food truck decorations!

Happy Island Introduces ‘First Windbreaker’ Attractions

Happy Island developer Crowdstar is developing quite a reputation for movie parody item sets. The newest example is their new “First Windbreaker” collection of elemental temples. The four buildings are a reference to the new summer movie The Last Airbender, and the cartoon of the same name.

There are four temples for sale, corresponding to each of the four elements: Fiery Shrine, Frozen Shrine, Geo Shrine, and Breezy Shrine. Each one costs 45 FB$ ($4.50). Players that purchase all four receive The First Windbreaker himself. The shrines are limited editions however, with only about 1000 of each left as of this post.

On an unrelated note, the rest of the MIA giant Tetris blocks we wrote about two days ago are now available (yes, including the long straight piece).

Happy Island Adds Tetris Blocks & More

Happy Island is no stranger to odd decorations. The game has been updated with plenty of items that are an obvious fit with a vacation or island theme including beach gear and tropical topiaries, but there has also been plenty if weirdness, including a complete giant chess set.

Today’s decoration additions might be the most unusual yet, though. Players can now purchase oversized Tetris blocks to decorate their island. The full set isn’t available yet – for now just the Purple T, the red S, and the Green Z are for sale. Presumably the rest, including the coveted long straight piece, are still on the way.

Other recent additions include two kites, a BBQ Pit, an Enlightened Temple Attraction, and a Stumpy’s Sparklers attraction.

Tiki Resort Adds Third Island

Tiki Resort developer Playdom finally gave resort owners more land to work with this week, with the release of Island 3. Earlier in the week the company teased the expansion, stating that Island 3 would be rolled out if their post received at least 5000 likes. Over 22,000 people pressed the “Like” button – an overwhelming response.

We don’t have many details on this third island because Playdom is rolling it out to players in stages – some are getting earlier access than others. We’re in the unfortunate group that doesn’t not yet have the new space. Playdom has stated that within about a week, all players should have access.

Do you have access to the 3rd island? If so, what do you think? Leave a comment and let us know!

Happy Island Releases N.D.’s Dig Site

Happy Island developer Crowdstar has released another innovative permanent bonus. This time in the form of N. D.’s Dig Site (cute name!).

The dig site is for sale for 89 FB$ ($8.90), but like the Pot of Gold added to Happy Pets, it also awards players 1 FB$ per day for the first 14 days. So if a player checks in each day, the price is effectively reduced to 75 FB$.

At the end of the 14 day period, players are given one of three golden artifacts, modeled after the three items Indiana Jones is after in his original film trilogy – a golden chalice, a golden ark, or a golden idol. After that, the dig site continues to award 5,000 coins per day, forever.

Although the Indiana Jones theme is cute, like the Pot of Gold, the value of this offer seems a little iffy to us. A couple of free attractions will also earn a combined 5,000 coins per day forever. So players are spending $7.50 basically just to get the special golden artifact.

Happy Island Adds LE Wizarding Attractions

Happy Island developer Crowdstar released two limited edition wizard themed attractions today. Like the rest of Crowdstar’s pop culture-inspired updates, these items never mention Harry Potter by name, but the inspiration is clear.

The Wizard School and the Wizard Field attractions are both for sale for 55 FB$ ($5.50). They strongly resemble Hogwarts Castle and a Quidditch pitch, respectively.

Both appear to be quite popular. Despite going on sale just a few hours ago, there are only 500 Wizard Schools 1100 Wizard Fields left for sale. Perhaps their success means more wizarding decorations and attractions will soon be in the works?

Happy Island Adds Summer Sports Attractions

Happy Island developer Crowdstar is celebrating the summer season with a collection of summer sports attractions. To keep everyone’s island tourists from getting too healthy, other attractions, including a pancake restaurant, have also been added.

The new attractions are: Children’s Slide, Volleyball Net, Pharaoh’s Palace, Imperial Shrine, Tuscan Villa, Street Ballin’, and The Short Stack. Like all Happy Island attractions, these can be upgraded over time. So that basic tennis court might turn into a complex stadium, if a player has enough coins to upgrade.