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  • Summary: It's up to you to successfully build and maintain a farm while befriending the people of the town. In Harvest: Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, you can do anything from planting vegetables and raising different animals to marrying the woman of your dreams and starting a family. The game lets you choose which events, minigames, and adventures to complete. Through the Game Boy Advance link cable, you can connect this game with Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life to unlock new events and surprises. Expand
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  1. Definitely stands on the shoulders of the Harvest Moons before it, but it also emerges as a much more polished, balanced, visually enjoyable, and definitive gameplay experience than any title in the series before it.
  2. It's incredible that a game about farming could be so enthralling. [Jan 2004, p.157]
  3. An immensely enjoyable game that will consume your day, if you're not careful. A great game for multiple players; too bad there are only two save slots.
  4. The game is so diverse that it'd take months, maybe years, to see everything.
  5. Friends of Mineral Town is an absorbingly deep and enjoyable game, even if it does turn out to be little more than a 2D remake of the PlayStation's "Harvest Moon: Back To Nature." [Mar 2004, p.112]
  6. 80
    If you’ve lived in the city your whole life and don’t know a dang thing about cows, don’t fret none: the controls are easier than ’possum pie.
  7. 60
    I guess I can see where some people might enjoy this existence, but it's not for me. I need some sort of concrete goal in my life. Not to mention variety.

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  1. Positive: 74 out of 75
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  1. DennisJ.
    Dec 17, 2003
    People who like very fast games will probably think this game is boring. But with the right amount of patience and imagination, this game rocks! personally I think it rocks!!! Expand
  2. Mr.Niceguy
    Nov 24, 2003
    I love the harvest moon series and this one is no exception I can't wait until Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life comes out so I can link the too.
  3. ERB
    Dec 1, 2013
    This is probably the best game I have ever played in the Game Boy Advance.The game is really addicting and you are likely to play this game all day and everyday.Harvest Moon is a game that will teach you why being a farmer is good.In this game you are in a town called"Mineral Town"and your job there is to take care of the farm in the town.You can plant vegetables or fruits and you can also take care poultry animals like cows and chicken.There is also this part in the game when you don't water your plants and feed your animals they are likely to die.The game feels realistic.

    Harvest Moon is a great game and it gets a 10/10!Harvest Moon is one of the best game ever made for the Game Boy and we will all remember this game.That is why I recommend you kids to buy this game because this game is for you.The game is Legendary and I love this game.
  4. SnowPuff
    Feb 22, 2004
    It is a fun, do it at your own pace kind of game, you choose your wife, and even after 30 years in the game I learned something new.
  5. DragonHeart
    May 23, 2005
    Who said the farmers job sucks ? this game is always good I play it for 7 hours a day !
  6. PresleyW.
    Aug 12, 2005
    This is the best game in the world!!!! I play it 24/7!!!
  7. CloeD.
    Jul 5, 2005
    harvest moon is the best game in da world !!!!!!!!!!xxx i play on it 5 hors a day!!! and love it to bits i think im addicted hope someone new tries it out lv c xx Collapse

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