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Happy Island Releases Persian Attractions

We at Social Game Central enjoy Happy Island quite a bit, but one of our criticisms of the game is that its updates are eclectic and unfocused. It’s more fun when a collection of new stuff all follows a central theme, instead of being a random mishmash of buildings and objects.

Because we have made this observation more than once in the past, we are going to go ahead and take credit for Crowdstar’s collection of three Persian themed attractions, added to the Happy Island shop today. You’re welcome!

Players can now purchase a Persian Fort, Gyro Stand, and Persian Market. The fort is for sale for 79 FB$ ($7.90), and the other two are both for sale for coins. All three are permanent additions to the Happy Island shop, with no expiration date or limited availability.

Happy Island Adds More Golden Decorations

Happy Island developer Crowdstar has been releasing solid gold decorations for a while now, and has even released a golden attraction, for sale for one million coins. Presumably to give those high-level players something that even their extensive island empires will have to save up for in order to purchase

More golden decorations made their debut today: the Strip of Gold airstrip, and a Golden Dock. The airstrip is for sale for 285,000 coins, and the dock is for sale for 235,000 coins. To purchase either, players must select their current dock or airstrip, and click the ‘Style’ button. This will bring up a shopping menu for just that object, allowing players to customize their dock or airstrip to their liking.

Happy Island Adds Unhatched Mystery Egg

Happy Island developer Crowdstar made another mysterious addition to their island resort sim today, in the vein of the Box of the Unknown released earlier this month. This time, the mystery is surrounding an unhatched egg.

If players come back to Happy Island each day for 7 days straight, and click the “Incubate” button after selecting their egg, at the end the egg will hatch into… well… we aren’t exactly sure! It is a mystery, after all. Players can also instantly hatch their egg by paying 199 FB$ ($19.90).

It sounds like Crowdstar listened to player criticism regarding the Box of the Unknown, and made this Mystery Egg much more player friendly. It can be moved anywhere the player prefers, and it can even be stashed! Players will just need to remove it from their stash once per day to incubate it, and then it can go right back into storage.

Do you know what’s inside this Mysterious Nest? If so leave a note in the comments below!

Happy Island Adds Three More Attractions

Happy Island developer Crowdstar has released another set of new attractions, hot on the heels of the last batch, just released a few days ago. The Happy Island team has clearly been busy lately! Especially considering that each attraction can be upgraded twice, with new, more detailed artwork.

The new attractions are: Campfire, Palm Tree Nights, and Yard Sale. In contrast to the expensive yard sale and night club (both cost over 200,000 coins), the Campfire is very cheap at just 6,400 coins. It is interesting to think back to the beginnings of everyone’s Happy Island career, when a 5,000 coin attraction seemed expensive!

Happy Island Adds More Attractions & Archipelago Props

Happy Island developer Crowdstar added another handful of new attractions this week, as well as more props allowing players to customize their archipelago.

First up is a new mini island “islet” – Island in the Clouds. Besides its unique visual style, this islet also gives players room to place 15 more attractions. It is for sale for 299 FB$ ($29.90).

The new archipelago decorations are an ice cube, and an ice drift. Both are available for coins, and seem designed to supplement the glacier decoration that was added last week.

Finally four new limited edition attractions were also released. They range in price from $6.80 to $8.90, and are available in limited quantities. The most popular of the bunch appears to be the Lion Grand – there are only 247 left. The other three new additions are: Ruins of Amun, Vintage Dinar Casino, and The Penguin Casino.

Although the aren’t labeled as being “new,” non-limited attractions Fishing Pond, Tropical Pedals, and Tanning Salon are also fairly new additions to Happy Island.

Happy Island Introduces Trash Master 3000

Happy Island developer Crowdstar gave players the opportunity to purchase a special Trash Master 3000, this week. This trash sucker looks like a giant trash can, but don’t be fooled by its mundane design. It cleans up three days worth of trash per island with a single click. Players still earn the full amount of coins and XP for the trash clearing, to boot.

The Trash Master 3000 is being sold for 99 FB$ ($9.90), and isn’t specifically labeled as a limited edition, unlike other recent Happy Island special offers. It likely won’t be offered forever, though.

Considering the small amount of coins and XP players earn for clearing trash, we aren’t sure this trash master is worth the price. But as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and it certainly doesn’t hurt to give players the opportunity to buy a premium item like this, if they want to.

Tiki Resort Adds Memorial Day Charm

It is becoming a bit of a tradition for Tiki Resort developer Playdom to release special charms themed around major holidays and events. The most recent example is the new Patriotic Memorial Day charm, available now on the Tiki Resort gifts tab.

Players can send this red, white & blue gift to one another free of charge, like all gifts. Once received, it can be dropped into your island’s volcano to create a fireworks show for your tourists. Pretty neat, right?

No word on an official expiration date, but we don’t expect this charm to stick around much longer than the holiday itself, which is this coming Monday, May 31.

Tiki Resort Releases Premium & Standard Attractions

Tiki Resort developer Playdom has kept the updates rolling this week, with a steady stream of new attractions and other new additions.

First up, it is Tiki Resort Fan Appreciation Week this week, meaning lots of free items are up for grabs. Players can collect a free Happiness Charm by clicking here, and free pineapples by clicking here. More freebies are available on the Tiki Resort fan page.

Five brand-new attractions have been added to Island 2 (Baja Island) as well. Best of all? All five are available for shells! Baja Island tourists can now enjoy a Fancy Hotel, Spanish Mission, Seafood Restaurant, Karaoke, and Windsurfing attractions.

Finally, two new limited edition premium decorations have also been released. The Cotton Candy Stand is for sale for 98 FB$ ($9.80), and the Wild Pony Ride is for sale for 49 FB$ ($4.90). Although both are technically “limited,” there are over 32,000 Cotton Candy Stands and 23,000 Pony Rides still available, so there isn’t a huge amount of urgency to purchase either right this moment.

Happy Island Adds Archipelago Decorations

Just as we predicted, the first set of archipelago decorations have been added to Happy Island. Players can now begin to decorate and customize their entire string of islands in the same way each individual landmass can currently be customized.

The archipelago decorations are: Channel Marker, Lost Column, Rocky Outcropping, Lost Arch, and Rocky Column. These decorations aren’t cheap, however. All but one cost north of 100,000 coins!

To access the archipelago shop, players must be on their archipelago view, by clicking the island icon in the upper righthand corner. When in the archipelago view, the normal island shop icon will change into an anchor – the symbol for the new shop. It is also here that players can buy new islands and islets for their archipelago.

Happy Island Adds ‘Box of the Unknown’

If there is one thing social game players love, it is a good mystery. Crowdstar seems to have caught on to this fact, based on the new Box of the Unknown popping up on players’ islands.

Players can find the orange crate on their first island, near the shore. It is animated, shaking back and forth, with a set of eyes peaking out. The box requires the help of six friends to open. Players can ask for help by posting a Facebook wall post, or unlock the box themselves for a whopping 599 FB$ ($59.90). So… what’s inside?

…a monkey!

Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you?

Be warned: Some players are reporting techincal difficulties with their box, and are not being awarded their primate. Open at your own risk!