• Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2006
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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  • Summary: Harvest Moon: Magical Melody features plenty of crops, a variety of animals to care for, tons of festivals to participate in and loads of events to create a fun and entertaining game play experience. Play as either a boy or girl: Each gender has 10 potential spouses. Compete against a rivalHarvest Moon: Magical Melody features plenty of crops, a variety of animals to care for, tons of festivals to participate in and loads of events to create a fun and entertaining game play experience. Play as either a boy or girl: Each gender has 10 potential spouses. Compete against a rival farmer; Your productivity will be judged on a daily basis against that of your rival's...you will also compete against your rival in the festivals. Cultivate a wide variety of crops and trees. Raise cows, sheep, horses and chickens. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody offers 4-player minigames. Purchase different plots of land and expand your farm by building various extensions. The Harvest Goddess has turned to stone and the Harvest Sprites need your help to bring her back. You need to collect Musical Notes throughout the game in hopes of restoring her to her former self. There are 100 Musical Notes in the game and to collect the notes you must do a variety of different tasks, such as shipping a certain number of items, winning a festival or making friends with the wild animals found around your farm. Only by collecting a certain number of notes will the Harvest Goddess come back. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. NGC Magazine UK
    91
    Persistence is one thing that Magical Melody does reward - both materially and spiritually. [June 2006, p.22]
  2. Nintendo Power
    90
    So many aspects have improved from the previous "Harvest Moon" games, and Magical Melody exhibits such remarkable production quality, that the time it's taken Natsume has obviously been well spent. [May 2006, p.89]
  3. Repetition presides, but the amount of things you can do keep you coming back. The controls are very simple and they only encourage you to play more because it is so easy to handle.
  4. 82
    The final GameCube version, and it is by far the best. The sheer depth of gameplay will impress even the most seasoned veterans, and the difficulty is there as well.
  5. It's also undoubtedly Harvest Moon's high point, expanding the freedom of play while retaining the bright, simple aesthetics and pantomimed emotion that have defined the series.
  6. I've been utterly hypnotised by Harvest Moon: Magical Melody from the moment I laid my hands on it, even watching my girlfriend play it for hours on end (her time spent playing probably a tenfold increase on mine) and I still don't feel that we've even begun to scratch the surface.
  7. 70
    It's certainly the best Harvest Moon game in recent years, and it really comes close to greatness -- if only it had been paced a little better, then everyone would be able to enjoy it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. SabrinaS.
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    This Harvest moon game has FINALLY taken a bigger step then usual. You have lots of land to choos from and lots of spouses to chooses from This Harvest moon game has FINALLY taken a bigger step then usual. You have lots of land to choos from and lots of spouses to chooses from (of course since you can be either boy or girl thankfully) but Harvest Moon still has a long way to go since everyone gives them such great tips on how to improve the game. Expand
  2. MikeN.
    Mar 28, 2006
    10
    It's perfect.
  3. TylerW.
    May 27, 2007
    10
    I love this Harvest Moon game. I think all the gamecube Harvest Moons have been spectacular, with Magical Melody being the best. It goes back I love this Harvest Moon game. I think all the gamecube Harvest Moons have been spectacular, with Magical Melody being the best. It goes back to the Back to Nature type of characters (a game I also loved) and you can sit down for hours and play without being able to stop. 10 out of 10. Expand
  4. TaylorB.
    Jul 17, 2006
    10
    I thought this game is definatly the best of the series..i can't stop playing it!its like im addicted:p i can't wait untill another I thought this game is definatly the best of the series..i can't stop playing it!its like im addicted:p i can't wait untill another harvest moon commes out. Expand
  5. SammyB.
    Feb 7, 2007
    10
    Wow I love this game for Harvest Moon: A wonderful life I played it and then got bored , played it ect. But Magical melody I never get bored Wow I love this game for Harvest Moon: A wonderful life I played it and then got bored , played it ect. But Magical melody I never get bored it's never on and off it's always on. So if you haven't played this game I recommend to go out there and buy it now it's the best! Expand
  6. JoshS.
    Sep 18, 2007
    10
    I personally love all Harvest Moon games, and this one didn't disappoint. It's just like all the others out there, but that's I personally love all Harvest Moon games, and this one didn't disappoint. It's just like all the others out there, but that's exactly the reason why it rocks. The characters are cool, the crop growing is just as fun as always, and the animals are cute and fun to tend to as always. With the wider range of brides or husbands, this makes gaming a lot more fun. This game is definitally one of the best. Go Harvest Moon! Expand
  7. EricR.
    Mar 31, 2006
    0
    This game is a complete ripoff, do not buy it, I repeat DO NOT buy it. The graphics have been stepped down earlier than N64! Your character This game is a complete ripoff, do not buy it, I repeat DO NOT buy it. The graphics have been stepped down earlier than N64! Your character looks retarted, and old skills have been limited. Your stamina bar prevents you from travel or work. Expand

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