FarmVille Chinese has officially launched and while the Chinese version is very similar to the original FarmVille as far as fundamental game play and concept, there are some crop exclusives.
Our friends over at AOL’s Games.com investigated the crop exclusivity a little further and here’s what they had to say below.
“At the end of December, we brought you the news that Zynga had launched a new version of FarmVille for Chinese players. While the game appears mostly identical (the games share the same basic gameplay functions, crop prices, and so on), there are actually a few differences to be found, especially where Chinese FarmVille’s crops and trees are concerned.
While the standard version of FarmVille does have more items to offer overall, Chinese FarmVille has four exclusive crops, and one exclusive tree at the time of this writing. We’ve done a little bit of digging and have found out more about these exclusive crops and the exclusive tree, if you’re interested in seeing what our Chinese-speaking friends are experiencing in their version of the game.
The first crop is the Peony flower, which is the national flower of China, which obviously explains its presence in that version of the game. Based on our research, we believe the second crop to be Ginseng, an ingredient normally found in energy drinks or medicinal teas. The third crop is something called “dong chong xia cao,” which literally translates to “winter worm, summer grass,” but is more commonly known as Caterpillar Fungus. Finally, the mushroom crop is theLingzhi, a medicinal herb found in health supplements. As for the tree, it is known as the Areca Nut Palm, which is found in Asia and the tropical Pacific regions.
Whether or not the original version of FarmVille will ever receive these items as well remains to be seen. However, even if standard FarmVille doesn’t receive these items, it’s still interesting to see what items are being offered for the Chinese-speaking crowd.” (Source: Games.com)