Year: 1996
Publisher: Natsume

Before Harvest Moon, we wouldn’t have thought it was possible to be interested in a game based on farm life. But marriage side-quests, tending to crops, and natural disasters changed all that. It was basically our gateway game to other niche titles like Animal Crossing, Seaman, and Viva Pinata. Bless you, Harvest Moon, for making us so much more cultured.