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Parents' Guide to

Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming

By Alex Porter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Engaging puzzle game about harvesting vegetables.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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The gameplay in Frantic Farming is fast, addictive, and fun. While the core idea of manipluating colored blocks is nothing new, the extra modes and original story are enough to make the game feel fresh. And there's lots of gameplay variation, most interesting being the Mission Mode, where you map out your moves, instead of racing against a clock. Some stages, too, have higher difficulty level, sometimes making for a uneven experience. But overall, a solid, delightful, and compelling puzzle game with broad age and gender appeal.

Online interaction: Multiplayer modes let DS owners link-up and share a single game cartidge.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Natsume
  • Release date: August 25, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for (no descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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