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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) Choose your plot of land from either Ocean Side, River Side or in the centre of Flower Bud village and start farming. With a wealth of animals to tend and crops to grow, Harvest Moon: Magical Melody offers gamers, young and old, hours of agricultural fun for the whole family. [Rising Star Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Even after two years, this is still my favourite Harvest Moon game in the whole world ever. Whether you're a fan or a newcomer, Magical Melody is captivating, mixing the best aspects of every game that came before to create the biggest, most involving, most addictive and most challenging entry in this loveliest and most unique of series.
  2. 80
    It's soothing, compulsive and peculiarly thrilling all at once: a perfect little world where working hard brings its own tangible rewards and cows have huge happy faces. Even in this slightly butchered state, it's good to see Magical Melody finally on these shores.
  3. Quotation forthcoming. [May 2008]
  4. It's the 'Simple Life' personified, with all the benefits of running a successful lifestyle block - minus the muss 'n' fuss (not to mention backbreaking labour). Allow yourself a good hour for the learning curve, though.
  5. Magical Melody is a decent game and if you have the time to invest in it your affections toward it will grow.
  6. 65
    Magical Melodies doesn’t foal around. What kernels of entertainment can be extracted from its time-consuming gameplay are let down by lazy aesthetics and an overall confusing design for newcomers to the franchise.
  7. This game actually has less content than the original, and with no other improvements, it's hard to recommend this even at a $30 price point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. LauraD.
    Mar 29, 2008
    I have this game on the DS and I love but the Wii version is far superior!
  2. T.O.F
    Dec 20, 2009
    I think that this game is the best out of all of the harvest moon game
  3. HC.
    May 5, 2008
    This game is really good i haven't played the gamecube one but i think it better then it any way it a bit hard to control when you first play on it but alright at the start i did think the man you are look a bit weird. Expand
  4. zoea
    Aug 27, 2008
    the best harvest moon game i ever played and i have played nearly all the hm games and this game is 1 of the best yet
  5. KenD
    Sep 7, 2009
    I was a bit skeptical purchasing a game that was a originally for the gamecube But after playing it for awhile i started to realize the addictveness from the previous harvest moon games and fell in love with it again. Expand
  6. R.L.
    Mar 27, 2008
    A must have for all fans of the series, the at time lousy controls being the only negative point.
  7. BoyRacer
    Mar 26, 2008
    A very good game and well worth playing if you're a fan of the series. The only downsides are the controls, which are a little fiddly, and the the fact that you can only play as a male. In the original gamecube title you could choose between male and female characters - why the cut? Collapse