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Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (DS)

Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (DS)
alaScore 77

10 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Some have doubts about the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Common Sense Media (

Farm sim requires a lot of patience but rewards for it.


Parents need to know that this engrossing, farm-based role-playing game requires a lot of time and patience. The plotline, once it gets going, can be very interesting, but kids will have to work through lots of straight forwarding farming simulation in...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Kimberley Wallace (

Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands


When I first started playing Sunshine Islands, I had an intense feeling of déjà vu. The game is so painfully similar to Island of Happiness that it practically feels like the same title just fine-tuned a little bit. Sunshine Islands may be a follow up...

Sunshine Islands is a passable installment in the Harvest Moon series. It's a great pick up and play game, but it doesn't do much new. My hope is that the series will continue to try to spin in new directions, try unique things, take some risks, and...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Alice Liang (

Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands Review


This latest farming sim entry continues to expertly cater to its dedicated fanbase.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Nintendo Life (

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The inclusion of regular button controls over Island of Happiness's touchscreen-only commands helps to elevate this above its predecessor, but even with its neat island-raising idea to expand the game world it feels a little unambitious. It rarely puts...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Steve (

A mix


It sounds to me like a nice mix of Viva Pinata and Animal Crossing. Both good but missing something. Might have to pick it up.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Dark (



i hav IoH, but now i want this one..... and i can't get it cause i have no money..... but i like that you can use the face buttons.... but honestly i like the stylus controls... i got used to them.

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Jay (

Not a review but...


I might give this a try...always wanted to try a farmin sim on the DS =)

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Thomas (

Good review, good game


As a long time dedicated HM fan, I was concerend that there wasn't going to be enough change from Islands of Happiness, but I was proven wrong. First and foremost, the controls are finally done well, with options for face buttons and stylus. In fact,...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Rage (

Just a thought


but I wish there was a harvest moon MMO.But otherwise this is a great addition to the series so far.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: jeremy1456 (

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride: - We're off to Never Never Land


The Dragon Quest series is, in my humble opinion, the most consistent series of role playing games around. Across eight installemnts there's only been one that I would consider below average. Even then the quality of the others more than makes up ...

Compelling Story, Interesting Scenario, Great Classic Battle System, Excellent Soundtrack, Decent Length

Save System is Archaic

Mar, 2009