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Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming
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Nintendo DS box art

Developers

Natsume

Namco Networks

(BlackBerry)

Platforms

BlackBerry, Nintendo DS, iOS, Android

Release date

August 7, 2009

Genre

Puzzle

Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming is a puzzle game that revolves around farming developed by Natsume. It was released for Nintendo DS and iOS on August 25, 2009. At E3 2011 Natsume announced the game would be ported to Android in Summer 2011. The game features twelve playable characters along with Download Play Multi-Player for the Nintendo DS version.

PlotEdit

The players compete to gather vegetables to fix a mysterious glowing tower that is causing vegetables to sprout at random all over Sunny Island.

ReceptionEdit

Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming received mainly positive critical reception upon release. Lauren Ronaghan of NintendoWorldReport praised the game's puzzle elements, calling the game "immense fun", and while GamePro's Aaron Kohn agreed on the strong puzzle gameplay, he noted the game's unequal distribution in difficulty. Nintendo Power and the Official Nintendo Magazine gave the game an 8 out of 10 and 75% respectively. GameZone's Derek Buck concluded that although Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming does not offer much in innovation, the gameplay is where it excels.