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Harvest Moon DS (Nintendo DS)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
62
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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Advertising Blurbs

natsume.com:

    An Enchanted Farming Adventure!

    The Witch Princess conjured up a prank that went too far! Now it's up to you to restore the magic of Forget-Me-Not Valley. Seek out all 101 Harvest Sprites as you plant fields, tend livestock and find the right wife to share your farming dreams! As you find the missing Harvest Sprites they can help with chores around the farm...some might even unlock various activities or important information!
    • Raise Cows, Sheep, Chickens and Ducks!
    • Plant and grow a variety of crops and trees!
    • New Festivals, Extensions, Items and Mini-Games
    • Inserting your copy of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town or Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town into your Nintendo DS will unlock many surprises in Harvest Moon DS!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Apr 19, 2007.

www.nintendo.com:

    Portable farming

    The Harvest Moon franchise makes its DS debut.

    The Witch Princess has conjured up a prank that went too far! Now it's up to you to restore the magic of Forget-Me-Not Valley.

    Features
    • Raise cows, sheep, chickens and ducks
    • Plant and grow a variety of crops and trees
    • New festivals, extensions, items and minigames
    • Inserting your copy of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town or Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town into your Nintendo DS will unlock many surprises in Harvest Moon DS!

    Seek out all 101 Harvest Sprites as you plant fields, tend livestock and find the right wife to share your farming dreams. As you find the missing Harvest Sprites, they can help with chores around the farm ... some might even unlock new activities or important information!

    Fans of the Harvest Moon series will soon see that they're tilling familiar soil with the Nintendo DS version. Setting up your farmstead while maintaining relationships with the local honeys puts forward hours of challenges for you. Luckily, the Harvest Sprites can help you on a day-to-day basis.

    As you perform tasks in the game, you discover a Harvest Sprite once you hit certain benchmarks (such as chopping so much wood or cutting so much grass). Once you discover a Harvest Sprite, you can visit their tree--a home the Keebler elves would envy. There, you can request that a group of Harvest Sprites help you with some duties, whether it's watering your crops or helping you with your stamina.

    They don't work for free, though. You need to give them medals. You can buy medals or earn them by beating the house in a poker minigame. Hey, Harvest Sprites love their table games.

    Whether you're farming, wooing, mining or building, you'll need to move fast. Time really flies once you're out and about in the sun. When you are inside buildings or the mine, time will stop so that you can get your work done.

    About the only thing missing from Harvest Moon DS is a multiplayer function, whether it's to play games or trade goods. Hopefully, the next version will come equipped with some sort of wireless exchange.

    Bottom Line
    Some may get frustrated with the amount of time it takes to establish yourself, but others will relish the challenge.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53404) on Nov 08, 2006.