A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Simple tap/swipe controls are great for little hands.
Products & Purchases
Spin-off from popular Harvest Moon franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
For animal-loving kids, this can't help but be a winner. This collection of fun little activities lets kids take care of their favorite farm friends, from grooming to feeding. The responsive controls and straightforward mini-games are immediately understandable, and this being a pay-once app, kids can replay mini-games as many times as they want. The app's graphics and sound effects have the charm and sprightly color made famous by the Harvest Moon series, and kids will love caring for their animals and watching their crops grow.
Harvest Moon: Lil' Farmers' main drawback though, is its lack of fun, context, and personalization. Kids can't name their own farm or animals, and there's not the barest minimum of story here. Also, there's no fun farm animal information, or any real sense of achievement or skill growth so kids older than five could get bored with it fairly quickly. Still, it's a cute and harmless diversion for the tiniest farmers in your family.
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