Building the Great Wall of China Platinum Edition
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Building the Great Wall of China Platinum Edition 

Take control of your destiny in Building the Great Wall of China Deluxe, an epic journey. The Chinese Empire is in grave danger as the Nomads from the North threaten the wealth and prosperity of its lands. A smart and resourceful man named Kong Baotu, accepts the challenge to achieve the impossible, by committing himself to building the Great Wall.

  • save the Chinese Empire in this time management challenge
  • travel to the farthest reaches of China in more than 40 levels
  • gather resources, build boats and elevators, and more
  • enjoy special wallpapers and a bonus game
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Reviews of Building the Great Wall of China Platinum Edition
 | Added on: May 1, 2013
 
This was a fun game, with lots of things to remember and to think about. I really enjoyed it even though I am not usually one for the time management games. Keeping an eye on the tasks at hand as well as the clock was actually fun. Great fun for all.
 | Added on: March 22, 2013
 
I did OK after level 21 I THINK and it just got so boring to rebuild that wall every level.. I could not keep up with how much food it took, how much wood, stone, and gold and get gold star's no matter how many time;s I replayed...Maybe I just didn't think it out fast enough or something, but EVERY level it was all to build that darn wall again.. Oh well... NOT the worst but DEF. and NOT the best game I've played on here
 | Added on: March 24, 2013
 
Just can't get 3 stars for all the levels. I try different strategies and I always wind up needing more stones, or gold, or food. Never get the balance right to get 3 stars on all levels. The warehouse helps alot but sometimes it takes so long to get to it you can't make up the supplies you need. I'd like to see the designers get 3 stars on all levels.
 | Added on: March 1, 2013
 
You play as Konao Baotu who is called to build a wall around China to protect the country from invaders. You fall in love with the Emperor's daughter and are told you may marry once you complete the job. As with most games in this genre, you have to collect wood, food, rock and gold in order to progress. But there are variations within those catagories. For example, pumpkins grow quickly but provide less food than apples which grow slowly. You are constantly making choices and the game turns up the heat (literally) by introducing lightening, fires and fire breathing dragons which wreak havoc on buildings. The weather changes, darkness can suddenly fall and you may also be called to fight the dragon. The key to making a great game of this type is making it challenging without making it frustrating. I would say it does a great job of walking that fine line. There is also a casual version of the game that isn't timed which is something I know a lot of people prefer. If you enjoyed the Royal Envoy games, I think you will enjoy this equally well (if not more!) This isn't my favorite genre of game but I found myself playing this for large chunks of time. I highly recommend it.
 | Added on: March 7, 2013
 
I liked "Building the Great Wall of China, Platinum Edition," despite the politically incorrect usage of dragons as antagonists. This is a well-programmed, well thought-out game. The storyline and illustrations were good, and did not interfere with game play. I, too, did not like that I was not allowed to chain my movements. I think that some kind of meter to show the progress of the different workshops would also have been helpful in strategizing during play. While not as challenging as the Roads to Rome series, this was challenging enough for me to purchase, even though I had sticker-shock at the two game credit price. Is this game worth two credits? It depends. I was desperate for a new, challenging TM game, so I forked my credits over. I feel the game is TOO SHORT to merit the high price, and the extra five levels do not, in my experience with TM games, qualify this game as "Premium." I'd rather have skipped the five not-so-challenging extra levels and kept the extra credit! Buyer's remorse, I guess.
 | Added on: March 13, 2013
 
I don't play a lot of time management games, but I gather this one is not typical. I liked it, as far as it went. It was fun figuring out how to "beat the clock" and get three stars. It took me a while to do this, but once I did, then the fascination started wearing off, as one level was much like another. I was disappointed that the developers did not take the time to provide actual facts about the building of the wall, which would have made the game much more interesting, plus making it edcatiional for kids. I also did not like the addition of the dragons. As other reviewers have pointed out, the Chinese revere dragons. It's obvious the developers did not do their homework on that score. I also was disappointed that you couldn't chain commands, or at least not have to wait for a worker to scamper all the way back "home" before receiving another command. All in all, not a bad game, but not great either.
 | Added on: March 17, 2013
 
This is a great TM game that's easy to understand & play. You can play in casual mode or timed mode. I find that timed mode is quite the challenge if you are going after all 3 stars (gold) for each level and requires you to carefully think out your strategies to get the perfect 3 star wins but it's quite fun. Your main goals are collecting resources, clearing roads & building resource buildings so you can build sections of the great wall on every level. The graphics are pretty & colorful and the ambient sound (with the music turned off) is quite relaxing and soothing. The only thing WRONG with this game and why I didn't rate it a full 5 stars is that it doesn't let you chain up your actions... or stack up your movements and there's not enough power ups to speed up the game play. Normally you are only offered one power-up through the whole level. But there are awards to strive for as well as a room for building statues with your 3 star wins. I find this game quite entertaining and a fun challenge for a resource time management game. It definitely has a replay factor to it. There are 40 levels and with the Platinum Edition you get 5 extra bonus levels. I recommend this game to anybody who loves Time Management games.
 | Added on: March 4, 2013
 
This game was fun, up until the developers involved dragons. I'm sorry, the Chinese revere dragons as gods and bringers of life, wealth, luck, and power. I was upset by the idea that the game would imply that the workers feared dragons. Then when asked to shoot them out of sky, I imediently turned the game off. :( Sorry, if you are making a game based on real life, then please be realisitic. (Yes, I know dragons are fantasy, but not to the Chinese who even today belive they still live among us.) So, won't be getting this one. Thanks anyway.
 | Added on: March 17, 2013
 
I didn't find this game challenging (even in expert mode) until about two thirds of the way through. I still have a few levels where I haven't managed to get 3 stars and once I've done that, I may not play it again for a while. I have enjoyed it and have found it to be good value as it has kept me busy for a few days.
 | Added on: March 4, 2013
 
So I usually don't like Time Management Games like these (I don't really consider them pure time management) but when I saw the Great Wall tie in I jumped at it. And overall I love it. The dragons are more annoying then anything though and I wish you had put more information on the great wall itself like how long it took to build it and other facts about it. It would have been a great learning experience for the younger generation. When I started playing it I was watching Mulan so it tied everything together lol. I'm still playing it and still having fun with it several days later so that says something for the game. If I don't like it, I will quit playing right then. If you don't mind the no information history wise then it is a good game. :)
 | Added on: March 1, 2013
 
The storyline is interesting, and the gameplay is like many other TM games ...which I like. However, the commands cannot be chained, and there are very few ways to speed up the gameplay. Some levels have a one-time speed-up that lasts quite briefly - once it's used, there isn't another one for the level. It was boring afterwhile to wait for the slow little workers to run around and do their tasks. Strategic thinking is required to complete the levels at the highest levels, but the ability to chain commands or an opportunity to speed up the action would make it more interesting. So, mediocre, compared to the many similar TM games.
 | Added on: April 4, 2013
 
Why on earth would the creators of this game make it a health hazard to shoot the dragon? What an awful idea! I do no enjoy having to click on the mouse incessantly to shoot the dragon. I've stopped playing the game because of this. How awful.
 | Added on: March 15, 2013
 
really enjoy this game. love the music, and the story. it's like several other TMGs in that u gather resources, build warhouses/sawmills/stone mills/iron mills. i wish u could queue tasks, but even that doesn't take too much away from the game. it's cool seeing the workers build the wall. u also have to fight dragons, and repair buildings when their fire burns them. i find the graphics good. jst a fun game. i did find it more and more difficult to get 3 stars. will have to go back to those 2 and 1 star levels...
 | Added on: May 5, 2013
 
This is perfect for someone who likes a relaxing, non-stressful time management game. Building the Great Wall of China has a nice story (which can be skipped if so desired), pretty graphics and bonus play for those who finish with all gold levels. This isn't the most challanging game I've ever played, but that is a good thing sometimes!
 | Added on: May 5, 2013
 
This is another fairly typical "clear the roads" with various resources picked up from buildings (farms, sawmills, quarries, etc.) or off the land itself (berry bushes, rock piles, fallen branches, etc.) TM game; only this one has an Asian twist -- Chinese, to be specific -- with an ever-present task of building a wall at each level. It's well made enough, but has a few minor annoyances; & in my opinion, 1 MAJOR annoyance -- & the reason for my giving this game a rating below 4 stars... The dragons. Good Heavens. After you make it through a good portion of the game, they become SO irritating that I had to play a little at a time because I was getting SO frustrated! They interrupt the game b/c the little guys won't move/work while they're out, plus you can't fight them or click-to-stop the purple ones, which are the vast majority of the dragons. Even when you build the wall up first, it doesn't stop them. Other minor annoyances include: the levels' repetitive, "seems like I've done this 20 times already" challenges; a boring storyline; & the inability to "click ahead" - meaning you can't click on tasks ahead of time for the guys to do. But if you like TMs in this style, you should find it entertaining. It is fairly easy to get gold on every level - some levels a little less easy, but if I can do it, anyone can. And as long as you don't completely lose it (like I do) once the 5th dragon in a row has set one of your buildings on fire AGAIN - you may actually somewhat enjoy this game!
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