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Game Review   2011-02-10


Virtual Villagers: New Believers

These village simulation series created by Last Day of Work have become so popular that now we meet the fifth sequel - Virtual Villagers 5: New Believers. Once again we are on the mysterious island called Isola. The story stars when a child  discovers a lost mask on a forbidden path at the edge of the village. The elders gather to examine never seen mask and appoint a small group of villagers to search that path, which take them into the darkest part of the jungle. Unfortunately, they are captured and taken prisoner by faceless, non-believing natives. You play as a god  trying to protect your little band on this beautiful island, to help them survive and develop, and to convert some of these heathens to your side in order to enlarge your tiny tribe.



You play as a god trying to protect your little band on this beautiful Island, to help them survive and develop, and to convert some of these heathens to your side in order to enlarge your tiny tribe.


First of all you select 5 members of your new tribe. Choose them thoughtfully, paying attention to their age, sex and skills they can master. Their abilities may come in handy for building, researching and at last for surviving. Having checked your island by scrolling around the map you will notice a lot of locations, where your villagers can learn new useful skills. And besides you will see the heathens, wearing masks of different colors. They are here to bother your people in different ways. Their behavior depends on the color of their masks. For example,the blue masked are harmless, they can  join your tribe. If you are willing to do this just click and drag one of your members on top of blue masked heathens. Other color masked natives (like red and orange) are not friendly. You may use “god-like” powers such as swarm of bees, butterflies, earthquake and lightning which may help to protect you villagers and to convert some of the non-believers.


At the beginning your group is surrounded by stakes to keep your people in one spot. Don't waist your time and get down to business. One member of your tribe can tear down the stakes and build a structure to protect your food. If you are familiar with previous Virtual Villagers games you know how to do it . Drag and drop you characters onto places you want them to work on. It is the same with learning new skills.


Make sure your villagers are learning many useful skills throughout your play on the different locations on the map.


Then you get someone to start building the hut, so, your villagers can reproduce. Once it is ready the couple enter this structure and produce a baby, because only kids can collect food (mushroom) and important relics for different types of points. However you may need to give bieth to another child, the first one will outgrow his duties someday. Adults cannot do this kind of work and thas is the downside. As the relics appear for a shot period of time so be quick to pick them up. Again, click on the child, drag him to the item and drop the kid on it.


Your main goal is not only converting the heathens to you side but also destroiyng mausoleum and totems. It turns out to be not so easy because these structures are guarded by the masked tribe. You are faced with this type of puzzles all the way long. You may use your god powers to clear the area. Finding the ways of overcoming these obstacles helps add variety to the scenario. In whole this new version differs from its predecessors in a little. There are some new twists in this game. You have extra power, heathens are to be converted to your faith, new puzzles are more challenging, the villager area is lager and even more beautiful.

Graphics and music are up to the mark us usual.



Not only beginners but even fans of this series will find many interesting things and spend hours helping your little tribe to get over the difficulties and solving rather complicate puzzles.

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Game Review   2011-02-10


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