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The second proper release in Natsume's pastoral franchise to come to the Wii, Harvest Moon: Animal Parade adds in some RPG convention to its tried-and-true farming gameplay, and for some extra spice it even brings the circus to town. It seems the divine tree that stood for years in the Harvest Goddess' pond is dying, and as a result the five bells have lost their power, and all the animals are leaving. Only gamers can bring the tree back to life by ringing the five bells and going on a quest to find the Harvest King.
But when the circus rolls into town, and a number of the exotic animals escape, players must put their quest on hold in order to restore tranquility to the village. There are a number of wild animals to capture and tame, including raccoons, hippos, giraffes, and penguins, and players can then take the newly tamed creatures on walks, teach them tricks, and ride them around town. When not saving the village and tending to animals, players can engage in more traditional Harvest Moon pursuits, such as expanding their farm, building their family, and using their Wii Remote to cultivate crops. ~ Christopher Brown, All Game Guide