I have always loved Harvest Moon, ever since the GB games. I have all GB, GBC, GBA, PSX, and the latest NDS games, I am just gonna start playing Sunshine Islands. Harvest Moon FTW.
We check out life on the farm in Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands.
Harvest Moon is no stranger to handheld platforms, and Sunshine Island represents the latest step for the series on the Nintendo DS. The core is the same as always: try to run a farm while balancing an active social life. However, Natsume has tweaked some things and added a few new features that should appeal to fans of the series.
Right off the bat, we noticed that the map displayed on the top screen revealed that the world was divided into a series of islands. Each island is home to a unique feature that enables you to perform special activities, such as mining ore, encountering unique animals, or putting the local harvest sprites to work on your farm. However, not every island is available from the get-go; instead, some serve as a reward for finding something called sun stones, which are awarded for helping the local villagers with their daily tasks. The game also features competitions, such as a Frisbee-catching contest, that you can enter your pets in to earn special prizes, such as upgraded tools to improve your farming efficiency.
Perhaps most importantly, Natsume has listened to the touch-screen-based complaints of the last DS game and enabled the main character to be controlled with the control pad as well, though touch-screen controls remain for those who prefer them.
It's difficult to gauge how much the added features will enhance the experience, but we're curious to find out when the final version hits the Nintendo DS this July.
OMG....this release... I thought the Sunshine Island was sink inside the sea ....=.= @Livlighing we 2 die together...Natsume kill us....LOL
the wait for this is killing me. harvest moon has been my favourite series since like, 10 years ago.
I'm really excited for this. :) It appears to me from a screenshot I saw that you can get different coloured horses. I'm not sure if it's accurate, but I sure hope you can buy horses of a different colour than brown. :)
I can't wait for this, looks a lot more 'colourful' than IoH, which was what put me off IoH. Looking forward to this alot :)
YES!!! ITS ALMOST THE RELEASE MAN!!! I didnt really like the controls on HMIoH so Im glad the controls are better. ^^ But the control pad on my ds broke recently so I better get it fixed soon.. >.>
YEA cant wait till it comes out but when does it cause it says in the impression that its July but in the top right coner it says August 2009. but still cant wait iver way hope its July!!
I play HM for the first time with Futurist Moon on the PSP, was ok. then i got Happiness for the DS and it was V.addictive. so i will be better (Downloading) this one
Death to Harvest Moon!!!! All hail Rune Factory!!!!!!!!!! Seriously...when is Rune Factory 3,4 ,5, and 6 coming? I have the money set aside already....
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