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 This screen takes the player through the tutorials and starts the campaign. Some missions are shown in red because thay are locked until the previous mission is completed
Pony Ranch Windows The tutorial in full screen mode, maximum resolution. In this setting the writing is a little hard to read
Pony Ranch Windows The tutorial takes the player through terraforming, placing and selling objects, changing the kind of ground and more.
Pony Ranch Windows Placing feeding devices is not enough. The player needs an anilam keeper who will fill them up. He in turn will need a farm that grows fruit and grain. The farm in turn will need ...... and so it goes

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ранчо «Ласковый пони»" -- Russian spelling
  • "Poney Ranch" -- French title

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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 (200677) added Pony Ranch (Windows) on Nov 30, 2009