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Gardens Inc.: From Rakes to Riches Walkthrough & Cheats

Depend on our Gardens Inc: From Rakes to Riches Walkthrough to guide you through 50 levels of intense time management gameplay. Having trouble getting your expert times? Just consult our detailed video solutions of each and every level to ensure ultimate victory and to save your grandparents from losing their family home.
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General Information and Hints

Author: Date: Apr-02-2013

Welcome to our Gardens Inc: From Rakes to Riches Walkthrough. We have provided video solutions and step-by-step instruction so that you can achieve expert time for every level. 

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Game Information and Hints

Player Movement:

  • Workers are added by upgrading the truck.
  • Workers' moves can be queued up.
  • Left clicking should stop a queued move but not one where the worker is on the way.
  • Green check marks show has been queued.
  • Hovering over the item will show you the cost and income.
  • If you have the resources to build, the item will be circled in green. Circled in yellow means you can get there but no resources, red means you can't get there.
  • Unfortunately once a building is fully upgraded, you will no longer get information

Resources:

  • Resources can sometimes be found on the side of the road.
  • Resources can be produced in shacks but you must pick them up.
  • Wood and stone can be retrieved from obstacles.

Planting:

  • Most levels have a bonus goal that is met by planting in the proper way.  Sometimes these are rather obscure and difficult to figure out.  Check out the walkthrough if you can't or don't want to figure it out.
  • Flower beds that are round do not require watering.
  • Square beds require 3 waterings
  • Build pumps as available to decrease water worker travel time

Gold:

  • At level 30,  gold is added into the game.  You will need to add the gold cost into all construction.
  • Gold is accumulated in very slow amounts just as you play, so if you need a small amount you can wait it out.
  • Gold is earned by planting and building gold statues.  The plants do not need to be watered to get the gold

Time

  • Clocks are sometimes on the road in later levels,  Gold clocks add time and red removes time.  If you have already gone past the -- time, adding time won't bring you back to it.  You can add as much time to the clock as you like and the bar won't stop moving again until you hit the original start time

Developer's Score - I'm not sure what each chapter's value is because it is not listed like in other games.  And once you beat it, there is no notification after the score screen.

Bonus:

  • Fast Run - Workers run 2x faster
  • Fast Work - Workers work 2x faster
  • Fast Shacks - Shacks generate resources 2x faster
  • Time Halt - halt the timer for 15 seconds
  • Fast Cash - Cash is generated 2x faster

Truck

  • Level 2 - 1 worker, 5 tools (10 gold)
  • Level 3 - 1 worker, 7 tools (20 gold)
  • Level 4 - 2 workers, 11 tools, (40 gold)

Tool Shack

  • Level 1 - 1 worker, 1 tool, 4 wood (10 gold) = 3 tools
  • Level 2 - 1 worker, 2 tools, 6 wood (25 gold) = 5 tools
  • Level 3 - 1 worker, 5 tools, 8 wood, 3 stones (35 gold) = 7 tools
  • Level 4 - 2 workers, 15 tools, 3 wood, 9 stones, (50 gold) = 7 tools more quickly

Wood Shack

  • Level 1 - 1 worker, 1 tool, 3 wood (15 gold) = 3 wood
  • Level 2 - 1 worker, 2 tools, 4 wood, 1 stone (30 gold) = 5 wood
  • Level 3 - 1 worker, 7 tools, 7 wood, 2 stones (40 gold) = 7 wood
  • Level 4 - 2 workers, 14 tools, 11 wood, 3 stones (70 gold) = 7 wood more quickly

Rock Shack

  • Level 1 - 1 worker, 2 tools, 2 stones (15 gold)  = 3 stones
  • Level 2 - 1 worker, 4 tools, 2 wood, 3 stones (25 gold) = 5 stones
  • Level 3 - 1 worker, 6 tools, 5 wood, 6 stones, (45 gold) = 7 stones
  • Level 4 - 2 workers, 11 tools, 3 wood, 13 stones (70 gold) = 7 stones more quickly

Seed Shack

  • Level 1 - 1 worker, 1 tool, 3 wood (15 gold) = 3 seeds
  • Level 2 - 1 worker, 3 tools, 3 wood, 1 stone (30 gold) = 5 seeds
  • Level 3 - 1 worker, 5 tools, 7 wood, 7 stones (45 gold) = 7 seeds
  • Level 4 - 2 workers, 13 tools, 9 wood, 5 stones (75 gold) = 7 seeds more quickly

Water Shack

  • Level 1 - 1 worker, 2 tools, 4 wood (10 gold)
  • Level 2 - 1 worker, 5 tools, 7 wood, 1 stone  (30 gold)
  • Level 3 - 1 worker, 11 tools, 5 wood, 7 stones (55 gold)

Pump--1 worker, 5 tools (10 gold)

Storage--1 worker, 2 tools, 4 stones (15 gold)

Pier

  • Level 1 - 1 worker, 4 tools, 6 wood (10 gold)
  • Level 2 - 1 worker, 5 tools, 8 wood
  • Level 3 - 1 worker, 6 tools, 10 wood

Swimming Pool - 2 water shack workers, 30 tools, 100 gold

Sprinkler - 1 worker, 1 water worker, 5 tools, 20 gold

Exchange Post - 1 worker, 1 tool, 4 wood (15 gold)

Gold Statue - 1 worker, 10 tools, 10 stones, 10 gold

Security Officer or Animal Rescue Shack - 1 worker, 3 tools, 4 wood, 2 stones, 10 gold

Altar--1 worker, 5 tools, 5 stones (10 gold)

Burglar Alarm - 1 officer, 15 tools, 50 gold

Obstacles:

  • Branches  1 worker, 1 tool (5 gold) = 2 wood
  • High Grass - 1 worker, 1 tool (5 gold)
  • Wooden Stairs - 1 worker, 2 tools, 5 wood (25 gold)
  • Weeds - 1 worker, 1 tool
  • Mud - 1 worker, 1 seed, 2 wood (5 gold)
  • Sandy Path - 1 worker, 2 wood, (5 gold)
  • Debris - 3 workers, 15 tools, 50 gold
  • Garbage - 1 worker, 1 tool, 5 gold
  • Wooden Bridge - 1 worker, 4 tools, 6 wood (20 gold)
  • Large Trunk - 2 workers, 3 tools, (10 gold) = 6 wood
  • Stone - 1 worker, 2 tools (5 gold) = 1stone
  • Hole - 1 worker, 1 tool, 1 stone (5 gold)
  • Rock Bridge - 1 worker, 4 tools, 6 stones (25 gold)
  • Large Stone - 2 workers, 6 tools (10 gold) = 3 stones
  • Rock Stairs - 1 worker, 2 tools, 5 stone, 25 gold
  • Fumarole - 1 worker, 2 tools, 2 stones, 5 gold

Plants

  • Circle Flower - 1 worker, 2 tools, 5 seeds
  • Circle Flower - 1 worker, 1 tool, 4 tools, 5 seed, 10 gold = 20 gold
  • Box Fowers - 1 worker, 3 tools, 6 seeds, 20 gold = 40 gold
  • Bush - 1 worker, 4 tools, 4 seeds
  • Bush - 1 worker, 3 tools, 3 seeds, 10 gold = 20 gold
  • Tree - 1 worker, 3 tools, 5 seeds
  • Tree - 1 worker, 4 tools, 6 seeds, 30 gold = 60 gold
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