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Sunday Roundup: 5/12/13

Two quick games this week, thanks to Groupon of all places. I’ve used the online coupon site before for this and that, and I’ve always seen game deals on there. It’s usually something like $10 – $20 off a somewhat new game (like right now they have Resident Evil 6 for $15). The site updates frequently, so I suppose if you’re in the market for some newish games on the cheap, you might get lucky. This week for me though, I found two games that are in a series near to my heart. And at a magnificent price!

Harvest Moon Animal Parade CoverHarvest Moon: Animal Parade
Release Date: November 12th, 2009
Purchased at: Groupon (Online – $35)

First up this week is Harvest Moon: Animal Parade on the Wii. Not only is this a Wii exclusive, it’s one of the new Harvest Moon games out there (not to mention the newest game in the series on the consoles). The Groupon I purchased included this game and the one below for just $35 total. The crazy thing is, I believe this game is around that place by itself brand new. So, needless to say this was a pretty good deal.

Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility CoverHarvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
Release Date: September 30th, 2008
Purchased at: Groupon (Online – $35)

The very first Harvest Moon game developed for the Wii, Tree of Tranquility came out prior to Animal Parade but both games are done in the same art style. Honestly, I expect the games to be identical to previous games in the series. By that I mean it’ll be about framing, wooing a woman, and starting a family. One more important thing to note about this Groupon deal: It also came with the plush duck from Animal Parade! A trend with Harvest Moon games is to release as a bonus item a stuffed animal from the series with each new game. My girlfriend Laura adores soft things as well as Harvest Moon, so this purchase was a no brainer. I believe we now collectively have a stuffed horse, duck, alpaca, sheep, and cow. Not to mention most every Harvest Moon game 🙂


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  1. Harvest Moon is a great franchise! Great finds! I have yet to buy and play any Harvest Moon games, but it’s a series that I look forward to play.

    1. I highly recommend! I haven’t played anything else quite like it.
      I think they are all approachable titles, but I feel Harvest Moon 64 was the easiest to grasp out of the ones I’ve played. The newer 3DS versions aren’t bad either, but I liked the art style more on the N64.

      1. I remember wanting Harvest Moon for the Gameboy and the Nintendo 64, and I’ve been looking att the Gamecube and Wii titles as well. I’ll have to make some research and put them on my list 🙂

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