January 4th, 2008
Recently I’ve been playing a lot of Mario Kart 64 with my friends on a mate’s Wii. And only yesterday we were tossing ideas around about what other retro multiplayer games that we should play that we haven’t already. So we loaded up my friend’s Virtual Console to see what my friend could buy and I also shat myself. Right on the front page was Harvest Moon for the SNES.
I couldn’t believe it, Harvest Moon was one of my favourite SNES games and I hadn’t played it for years (as I traded it (and an almost perfect save slot) with my cousin for Lufia 2). Now after I got home from my mates place I went online to suss this out and it turns out that Harvst Moon is only available for the PAL VC which is extremely strange (and satisfying ^_^).
So if you have enough points to pick this one up then do so as you’ll be doing yourself a great service. Harvest Moon goes for a ridiculous price on eBay so you can save yourself a heap of money. And its the best Harvest Moon game ever, all of the follow ups to this game lacked the magic and pure balance that made this series form such a strong niche following.