Posts Tagged ‘ Happy Island

Exclusive: Happy Island Upgraded Building Gallery

I’ve been digging Happy Island quite a bit the past few weeks. The game is laid back, has a nice graphical style, relaxing music, and has no failure state. Every time you check in, your island is guaranteed to be a little bit farther along than it was the time before.

But, one aspect of the game that I don’t enjoy is that you never know what your shops and attractions will upgrade into. Every building can be upgraded twice, but there is no way to know whether the time and money investment will turn an attraction into something cool, or something lame. But… never fear. Social Game Central is here to help.

We have snapped pics of what the first ten buildings look like in their final, upgraded form. If anyone has any fully-upgraded buildings besides these 10, snap a pic and leave it in the comments. We’ll add it to this post.

The Happy Island Petunia Pavilion upgrades into the Blossom Boutique:

The Happy Island Sea Shell Stand Upgrades into Poseidon’s Grotto:

The Happy Island Rickety Dock Upgrades into the Marina:

The Happy Island Luau upgrades into the Cultural Center:

The Happy Island Greek Theater upgrades into the Colosseum:

The Happy Island Bazaar upgrades into the Emporium:

The Happy Island Airport upgrades into the Tiki International Airport:

The Happy Island Nero’s Inn upgrades into Nero’s Palace and Casino:

The Happy Island Fruit Stand upgrades into the Souvenir Stand:

The Happy Island Beach Bungalow upgrades into the Tiki Tower Regency:

More Happy Island building upgrade info coming soon!

Happy Island Introduces Multiple Islands

Pretty major news for the ever-growing population of Happy Island players. Developer Crowdstar announced yesterday that players can now manage up to FOUR different islands, instead of just one. This is a pretty major addition to Happy Island – the young game is essentially four times larger than it was, before this update.

My hunch is that Crowdstar introduced this change for performance reasons. My island was getting fairly crowded, and the game was beginning to run a little slowly as a result. But it also introduces a bunch of creative freedom. Players could now have one shopping island, one food island, one tiki island, etc.

This expansion makes less logical sense than it does in aquarium games – after all, it makes sense to buy multiple aquariums, but multiple islands is a different manner – but I’m not complaining. Although Happy Island is a low-stress game (no penalties for not checking in, etc.) it does become a little hard to level-up once your level gets into the teens. All the additional real estate should help significantly. Details:

- Happy Island 2 unlocks at level 15
- Happy Island 3 unlocks at level 25
- Happy Island 4 unlocks at level 35
- Players navigate between islands on the top-right of their screen (see img below)