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Harvest Moon - Nintendo Super NES

by Natsume Sha
Nintendo Super NES
Kids to Adults
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)


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  • Your chance to run a farm
  • You decide what to grow and where to grow it
  • Learn all about farming
  • Many factors to take into account while planning



Product Details

  • ASIN: B000035Y7G
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,411 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Here's your chance to get away from the smog and traffic of the city and experience life in the country in the farming simulation Harvest Moon. You'll literally enjoy the fruits of your labor as you plant seeds and watch them grow into all kinds of fruit-giving trees, vegetables, and everything else you need to survive. You'll have to consider several factors when planning your farm: when the harvest season occurs, the changing of the seasons, and natural disasters that nobody can predict. In the world of Harvest Moon, it's not who you know, it's what you sow!

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The addicting game December 20, 2005
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Game-10/10 Harvest moon, a farming simulation game, is a very unique game with a good story line to back it up. Being 110% original, this game contains more secrets and things to explore than any other game I have played. With the exception of being a highly difficult game, this makes playing all the more addicting. As you are playing, there are goals you feel you must meet, but only if you are a serious player. Natsume has created a flawless entertainment game;yet, the company is often misunderstood. All the people I have ley play this game feel they must go out and buy one of their own; what can I say, I would do the same thing.

Difficulty-10/10 Although some people think this game is for kids, I am sure a kid would never be able to fathom the world of harvest moon. The game requires a large quantity of work and effort to attain the simplist of things, such as photos for your album and falling in love with another character. Aside from eing difficult, the game will force you into eing responsible foe animals and your social life. Secrets, photos, and being friends with every person in the game requires patience and skill.

Music/Sound-10/10 Harvest Moon has different toons for each of the four seasons you play within the year. To my suprise, these repeting songs don't seem to become annoying because you are so focused on the game. As well as good sounds, the game contains many songs for festivals and events. An example of a well done sound effect is when you are nearing the end of a horse race and the crowd begins to cheer, or even the church bells that ring when you are getting married. These are all classic toons that help the game be original.

Secrets-10/10 This game totals over 100 secrets that are not facile to achieve.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't want to spend a fortune on this game? July 5, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me get something out of the way; Harvest Moon is a hidden gem on the SNES. At the time it was released, it was a relatively obscure game, but it has since spawned many sequels. Harvest Moon took the relatively boring concept of farming, and created an addicting game. As such, this series has a legion of fans.

That being said, unless you're totally intent on acquiring this game in its cartridge form, there are other ways you can obtain it for far less money.

Many of you might chime in and recommend emulation, but since I don't have any experience with emulation and don't know the legal requirements of the emulation process, I hesitate to suggest it.

However, there is a legitimate way to acquire this game for far less money by purchasing it off of the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console. The Virtual Console has many classic games spanning a variety of systems. Many of the these games are FAR cheaper than their cartridge counterparts, and some of them are not. Harvest Moon currently retails for 800 Wii points or $8.00 on the Virtual Console.

What you will need:

1. You will need a Wii, and while the console will set you back $250, the Wii will essentially pay for itself because it offers MANY rare titles in addition to New Adventure Island.

2. You will need internet access. The Wii is Wi-Fi compatible right out of the box, but if you don't have a wireless router, you can purchase a fairly inexpensive device that will allow you to connect an ethernet cord to the Wii. If you have to purchase such a device, you may also need to purchase an ethernet cord or at least a longer one than what you have.

3. You will need an SD card to download your games onto.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original classic. August 9, 2001
By Ben
When I first found this, I had absolutely no idea that this game would be so good. All I really wanted was just a little break from Squaresoft RPGs, but what I got was the first game in a whole new awesome series.
By now, everyone knows what Harvest Moon is all about: You have a certain number of years to run a successful ranch by farming crops, raising animals, and selling various kinds of produce. You upgrade your tools into stronger and more efficient ones, and you visit town to buy things or talk to people.
Now, I've played the PSX version, Harvest Moon: Back to Nature as well. Although that one is excellent (and, from what I hear, better than the N64 version), I have to agree with the other reviewer, Bart: This game just has a classic "feel" about it that the others can't quite match. Maybe it's the style, or maybe it's just because it was the original and the first one I played. I don't know.
Anyway though, if you can still find this game in any capacity, get it. And then, after you've seen what it's like, grab the Playstation and Game Boy versions. They may not be exactly the same or inspire that same feeling, but you certainly won't be disappointed either.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelant Game,you have to play it! July 19, 2001
By Bart
This may only be the first in a great series but this game has that feeling none of the other harvest moon games have. In my opinion I like this Harvest moon game the best.It may not have sheep or all those festivals and events but the gameplay has that touch others dont.There are so many different things to do and get that i never got the same complete ending twice. I strongly advise you to try this game!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's the thought that counts
I have yet to play the game start to finish, however it started up with zero flaws, so my hopes are very high. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary Langford
5.0 out of 5 stars Best HM
My wife is obsessed with these games! If you are a HM collector... GET THIS!
Published 5 months ago by Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars The game that started it all!
This believe it or not, was actually not the first HM I've played, the first one I played was Save The Homeland. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kristin
5.0 out of 5 stars A Diamond In The Rough...
One of the best Harvest moon games I have EVER Played. I can appreciate it graphics, sound quality and its brilliant story-line for the time-span in which it came out. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars The First HarvestMoon is on the SNES
I can still vividly remember buying HM SNES from Games4Less in H.B. back in 1996. As I recall, it cost
$59.99, a reasonable price compared to today's prices. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. T
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up for harvest Moon Junkies
I admit I am a Harvest Moon junkie! I played the first one on SNES and loved it so I have gotten most of the series. Read more
Published on February 20, 2013 by Talo
5.0 out of 5 stars simple fun from a simple game from a simpler time.
I don't know what else I can say about this game that others haven't already. This is a good, wholesome game where you are a farmer, trying to restore the old family homestead and... Read more
Published on December 7, 2012 by Chief Slapaho
3.0 out of 5 stars The first and though its good, not the best.
I would like to start by saying this was a great beginning to a wonderful franchise... Sorta, after early 2000's I feel Harvest moon has gone way downhill but anywhoo! Read more
Published on September 24, 2010 by ME
5.0 out of 5 stars omg this game is so cool
this game is so addicting, it never ends. u start out as a boy who has a farm and you go to the town and talk to everyone and u buy some seeds and just start planting and watering... Read more
Published on October 15, 2009 by Ashley Billings
5.0 out of 5 stars WORTH EVERY CENT!
Harvest Moon is a Role-Playing game like no other! I even had my doubts when I played it but it instantly became one of my favorite games of all times! Read more
Published on February 10, 2005 by Mr. Saturn
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