Virtual Console Monday – Harvest Moon and Lords Of Thunder



Two cult classics get a Virtual Console release this week:

Harvest Moon – SNES – 1997 – 800 Wii Points
You bought the farm, so now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try living off the fat of the land. Your challenge is to dig in and build your life as a farmer from the ground up. How you manage will determine the outcome, but remember: You always reap what you sow.

Lords of Thunder – TG16 CD-ROM – 1993 – 800 Wii Points
Lords of Thunder is a side-scrolling shooter that has you take on the role of a legendary warrior, blasting enemies to heavy-metal tunes. Whether it’s the fast-paced shooting or breaking into the fortress of a stage boss, you’ll be blown away by the intensity of Lords of Thunder.


  1. Wow!! SNES Harvest Moon! 🙂

  2. Yup, Harvest Moon for SNES can fetch around $100 on Ebay!

  3. Harvest Moon for SNES must be very rare to fetch such a high price, or is it because it is good? It looks very repetitive if you judge by the video.

  4. I played the Harvest Moon on Gamecube and thought it was pretty fun and addicting… until about 8 hours in when I realized I hadn’t started properly, and was completely broke with no cows, and having to sell 2-3 eggs a day just to get any money whatsoever. Basically it seemed like a tutorial mode on how to succeed would have been nice.

  5. Wow. I’ve never seen Harvest Moon until I clicked the link above. Just …. wow. SOOOOO BORRINGGG. I mean, to each his own. But I’d rather slam my man bits in a car door than play this game. About the time he started watering plants I couldn’t take it anymore.

  6. Finally! Forget Soldier Blade – Lords of Thunder is THE shooter to own on the VC.

  7. Finally!

    *crosses off another game from his Must-Have-for-VC list*

    Paying 80+$ for this game was just not an option.

  8. “Finally! Forget Soldier Blade – Lords of Thunder is THE shooter to own on the VC.”

    From someone who just discovered Soldier Blade for the first time last week, Lords of Thunder definitely has my interest…

    Harvest Moon isn’t quite my thing – but it’s a good addition and certainly adds something different to the Virtual Console lineup. Sort of like an Animal Crossing precursor, but without the animals.

    Great week, even if there are only two games released. 😀

  9. I would love harvest moon even more if I knew how to play. Unfortunately I’m quite the city slicker… @_@

    Now Lords of Thunder looks like my type of game I am definitely going to try this out!

  10. Harvest Moon is boring and repetitive, but it’s an Animal Crossing sort of boring. It’s not for everyone, but to others it’s super addictive.

  11. harvest moon 64 was my drug of choice for a while. after stress-filled days at work, I needed something repetitive, charming, and with minimal stress (almost sounds like guitar hero). Harvest Moon 64 was all of that- cute characters, exploration, a sense of controlling a farm- all things i’ve always wanted in a game!

    just started viva pinata. it’s similar and, so far, cute as a button. easy to sink time into it. thinking i’ll need animal crossing for my ds if it’s similar.

  12. I had the original Harvest Moon and am very faithful to the original game. Unfortunately (perhaps) I traded it with my cousin for Lufia 2 which is also rare and expensive. I guess I didn’t need Harvest Moon as my brother and I basically had a perfect save slot.

  13. I remember reading about HM in Nintendo Power many years ago, played it, and have loved it ever since. I’ve played most HM games since.

  14. Only 2 games this week?
    However the games DO seem to be decent.

  15. i never realized so many people hadn’t played harvest moon
    what a masterpiece of a game

  16. Lords of Thunder is a great shoot’em up for people who are looking for a different twist then the usual spaceship shoot’em up. It’s very cool and kind of addictive, even for a bad gamer like me.

  17. Lords of Thunder is a FUCKING BITCHES GAME!!! MOTHERFUCKER!!!!! FUCK you japanjaps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JAPIG!!!!!!!!!!!!

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