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Pony Ranch (Windows)

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Description

Pony Ranch is a managerial simulation where the players constructs and manages a pony ranch. As in most tycoon games the player starts in front of an empty space and constructs his ranch by building compounds, stables, shops and so on. He has also "terraforming" tools to his disposal to create plane levels or hills.

The main idea is to create an independent economic cycle which means the ranch produces its own food and gains money by selling its products and letting people visit the animals for an entrance fee. For the former there are ten animals like cows or chickens, for the latter eight horse breeds. Every animal has its own necessities which the player needs to fulfill.

This means even if the game is aimed at children it features relatively complex coherencies, e.g. to sell bread the player needs a corn field, employees to harvest the corn, silos to store it, a mill and a bakery to produce bread and a shop to sell it. Besides the free playing mode there are also ten missions where the player needs to fulfill goals in a limited time.

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Pony Ranch Windows The game's main menu. There are two modes of play, the campaign and free play.
Pony Ranch Windows The second part of the tuorial is based around a working cattle farm
Pony Ranch Windows The tutorial takes the player through terraforming, placing and selling objects, changing the kind of ground and more.
Pony Ranch Windows Free Play in Arizona and visitors are arriving. Better open the doors and charge an entrance fee, getting animals in for them to see can wait until later.

Alternate Titles

  • "Poney Ranch" -- French title

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The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2006 45 out of 100 45
Krawall Gaming Network Sep 26, 2006 18 out of 100 18

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Patrick Bregger (110939) added Pony Ranch (Windows) on Nov 30, 2009