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- Set in the world of the recent DS hit Harvest Moon - Island of Happiness!
- Continues the tale of the island and its residents with 12 playable characters, each with their own unique story!
- A variety of modes including Story Mode, the brain-teasing Mission Mode, and the action excitement of Score Attack Mode!
- Unlock character art, music, and some special surprises in your Collection Room!
- Test your farming skills as you play with or against your family and friends in Multiplayer Mode!
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Have you got an apple growing out of your DS screen? Something strange is happening on Sunny Island! Crops are popping up everywhere and growing out of control! If something isn't done soon, the once-tranquil island will be buried in an avalanche of vegetables! It's up to you to solve the mystery of this produce predicament as you try to tame the crops and gather as many vegetables as you can! Choose from 12 playable characters, each with their own unique story. See how the mystery unfolds from each character's perspective, and whom they meet along the way! The game features a variety of modes including Story Mode, the brain-teasing Mission Mode, and the action-puzzle excitement of Score Attack and Free Play Modes. Players can test their farming skills against their friends and family in multiplayer. Players can also unlock character art, music, and some special surprises in their Collection Room.
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, I'm enjoying this game a lot. It's a puzzle game based loosely on the crop-growing activity in regular HM games. A sprite moves through a field harvesting ripe crops and watering adjacent crops. You swap crops around in the field to keep the sprite moving and maximize your score. There are gold crops and giant crops with additional effects, and putting together chains of the same type of crop is key to success. Although you aren't putting together lines of items as in a Bejeweled-type game, the basic action is of that general group of games.
In the main story mode, you're gradually unlocking additional characters to play, from the most recent HM games. Each character has a series of 7 puzzle boards with various challenges, and pieces of the games story are revealed in between, in scenes much like conversations in other HM games. Some of these story pieces play out too slowly when I just want to get to the next challenge. I think I'm roughly half/two-thirds of the way through and I've just hit the first really taxing challenge for me. All of the previous challenges took no more than 2-3 tries, usually one, while this one has taken six unsuccessful tries so far and I think it'll be partially luck when I do get through. I'm hoping this isn't representative of the overall difficulty curve or things will be frustrating from here.
There's also a mode where you just pick a board and a character and play for score, and a non-timed "mission mode" where you try to arrange all the veggies to achieve a goal given a limited number of swaps. There's also a tutorial that introduces the gameplay quite nicely.
I imagine this game will stay pigeonholed for the HM fans, but people who enjoy gem matching games might also find this an interesting variation.