Posted on 16/05/04 in Food Systems & Animal Rights
Have you ever wanted to be a farmer? Possibly not, but here’s your chance anyway. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) game Harvest Moon lets you take on the role of a farmer who has had a farm/ranch left to him by his parents and he is there alone for just over 2 years. During this time you must control him and earn money to buy crops and livestock (don’t worry no animals are killed in the playing of this game).
The other main objective of the game is to find the girl of your dreams, get married settle down and even have kids. How much the girl loves you is determined by the number of hearts in her diary. If its one she doesn’t think much of you, if its two she thinks your OK, three she likes you, and five she loves you like a fat kid loves cake, and wants to marry you.
Anyone who does decide to play this game be warned it is a long game and could take quite a while to complete. There are a few people who have completely lost their social lives to this game. One farmer-player claimed, “I cant sleep at night I’m worrying whether Maria will like the present I bought her or if the chickens have been fed,” whether this is true or not is for you to decide after you’ve farmed.. err I mean played.For any further help with the game please contact the editor in the first instance. For any further help with the game please contact the editor in the first instance.
If you want to play this game and don’t have a SNES you can either buy a newer version on the Gamecube or Game Boy Advanced (GBA) or get a SNES emulator from www.eyesonff.com and then get the ROM from www.nerologic.com .The legality of this is questionable so read the legal stuff on the site before downloading. Now I have to rush, got to go pick the crops and give Eve some flower bye.