Harvest Moon now shines on iOS
The popular Harvest Moon franchise made its first iOS appearance of sorts via Harvest Moon Frantic Farming back in 2013. I say “of sorts” because it was less a Harvest Moon experience than a casual action/puzzle game wrapped in a Harvest Moon shell. If you’ve been looking/waiting for a game more traditional to the franchise, you’ve now got Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
An original, full-fledged entry in the series, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is available now for $9.99 with no in-app purchases. If you don’t believe me, perhaps this video will allay your suspicions.
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Tasked with the job of revitalizing a farm, players will need to befriend the villagers in town to unlock the titular “Seeds of Memories”! Seeds can be unlocked in many ways, such as building relationships with villagers, catching a giant fish, or by raising animals. Players will need to be up to the challenge of collecting all of the Seeds of Memories!
Old favorites return in the animal department with cows, sheep, and chickens, along with a horse to ride, and a dog to keep as a pet! Farmers will also have a new pet to take care of, but it isn’t what they’ll expect… It’s a bobcat! The bobcat starts out wild, but as players befriend the animal, can they convince the feline to become their loyal friend?
So, yes, there’s cooking, fishing, foraging, mining, and upkeep, along with various contests and festivals. And, of course, players will be able to woo one of the ten marriage candidates (five bachelors and five bachelorettes), so they won’t have to resort to farmersonly.com for their romantic needs.
Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories can be purchased now from the iTunes App Store for $9.99.