Known for developing and publishing family-oriented video games worldwide, Natsume is adding another feather to its cap withHarvest Moon Grand Bazaar. With a fun cast, beautiful graphics, and the opportunity to interact with other gamers, this could be one of the best handheld games in a long time. Considering the success of Farmville, which is extremely similar to Harvest Moon Grand Bazaar’s theme, I can see no reason why it won’t be a smashing success. The cost is $29.99 through Amazon.com, or at Gamestop, store or online. There has been no shortage of the game reported, as yet. Gamestop recommends calling your local store to confirm supply before making the drive.
Important things to know:
Published by: Natsume
Developed by: Marvelous Entertainment
Number of Players: 1 – 4
Release Date: US – August 19, 2010; Japan – December 16, 2008
Rating: E for Everyone, comic mischief, use of alcohol
Platform: Nintendo DS
Zephyr Town is becoming a ghost town. The bazaar, which once was regarded as the best in the world, drawing customers from all over the globe, has lost its glitter. Tumbleweeds outweigh the visitors. Gamers: Save This Town! Raise animals, harvest crops, create delicious delicacies, fall in love, get married, play the game as a boy or girl. Replayability is great. Just don’t forget to bring your wares to the bazaar and sell, sell, sell. How often does one get an opportunity to actually save a whole town?
Grand Bazaar really is a fun video game, and appropriate for any age. Like all Nintendo games, it is easy to use. To see a trailer, visit this site.
There are no cheats and codes, as of August 26, 2010. IGN invites you to post any you find here.
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IGN DS Press Release, Natsume’s Harvest Moon Grand Bazaar Launches Today for Nintendo DS