Parents' Guide to

Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

In-depth farm sim is great entry in popular series.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

kids love it

age 11+

boring for boys being boys

My 10 year old daughter farms on her iTouch and occassionally Facebook applications. This held my son's interest (11 years) momentarily (as in one week) and while totally appropriate, not what his age wants to do.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Getting to run your own farm stand in Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar is a fantastic new feature that adds so much depth to this long-running (and sometimes repetitive series). Fans of the Harvest Moon games should love this new twist, which layers on a whole new money-management strategy aspect to the game. And newcomers to these farm sims will have a deeper playing experience than they would have by picking up one of the older titles. The open-endedness of the game allows for some nice exploration and a true customization of your experience. The characters here are also all new (no recycling of characters, as has been done in some previous HM games), and are on the whole a very likable bunch. The farming itself may have been turned into harder work than before, but the ability to sell things other than crops adds a lot of much-needed variety. This is one of the best Harvest Moon games in a long time.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release date: August 28, 2010
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief, Use of Alcohol
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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