2BGC Ep. 6 – Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

The sixth 2-Bit Game Club game will be Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (2003) for the Game Boy Advance.

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When your elderly friend passes away he leaves his farm in your young hands and without any more preamble Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is off to the races. Praised by many critics as the high water mark for the franchise (confusingly called the Story of Seasons), Fiends of Mineral Town is a combination of fan favourite staples for the series with all of the fat cut. The game sets a pace just a notch above slow and unfolds a simple and charming story where the player has a meaningful amount of control over the shape of their farm and the realtionships they foster.

Developed by Marvelous Entertainment of Tokyo and published by Natsume in North America. The newest instalment in the series was received well critically with an 81 on Metacritic, gaining a 90 from Nintendo Power Magazine, and a 89 from IGN. The game is available of the WiiU Virtual Console, as well as your friendly local retro game store. Then there’s also means available to those with few scruples.

 

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