Harvest Moon comes to Virtual Console

SNES iteration of the franchise comes to Wii

Today's Virtual Console update comes in the form of Harvest Moon, the farm simulator that somehow makes chopping trees and growing vegetables more fun than it should be.

Available for 800 Wii points, Harvest Moon puts the player into the role of a young farmer who is put in charge of his late Grandfather's farm. Over two years, the player must develop the farm, get married and have children.

Which all sounds like the most mundane, mind-numbing bore fest we could possibly think of, but somehow it all adds up to a fun, addictive little game.

Even so, look to the Virtual Console next week, where we're hoping Nintendo return to releasing three titles in each update.