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  • Summary: 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. 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. [Natsume] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. For a puzzle game departure from a slow-paced simulation series, Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming really does deliver. It brings a unique puzzle game and pairs it with the charm and mystery of a Harvest Moon dilemma, creating a game that is part puzzle, part adventure.
  2. Jun 5, 2011
    85
    Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming takes the world of farms to a different path from the main series, but not far from its essence, theme and amusement.
  3. Plenty of unlockables keep this produce market-fresh for a long time. [July 2009, p.87]
  4. You'll need a stylus instead of a shovel in Frantic Farming, an outright, full-blown, pull-your-hair-out puzzler that offers a fresh perspective on the genre and an addictive gameplay hook. It's not perfect, but it's one hell of a crop.
  5. 70
    Unfortunately, in order for a player to lay claim to Frantic Farming mastery, he'll need to perfect one specific technique. [Aug 2009, p.84]
  6. Harvest Moon should stick to the cow-tending. [Dec 2009, p.70]
  7. Feb 22, 2011
    50
    The Harvest Moon games are usually entertaining, but Frantinc Farming lives up to the name and it is unacceptable short with playtime short of an hour. And it just isn't fun enogh to play through more than a few times at most either, so do yourself the favor and buy another puzzler instead.
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  1. RachelW
    Sep 9, 2009
    4
    I really had high hopes for this game, but sadly it really disappointed me... The story was really short and there really wasn't much action in my opinion. I think as a single player game it sucks, but it could be fun with a few other friends. I'm sure it's a hit with the younger crowd as well. Expand