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Alternative Names

ルーンファクトリー フロンティア

Developer

Neverland Company

Genre

Role-Playing

Release Dates

03/17/09 Xseed Games
11/27/08 Marvelous Interactive
04/01/10 Rising Star

Community Stats

Owners: 130
Favorite: 4
Tracked: 7
Wishlist: 23
Now Playing: 13
 
8.3

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Rune Factory: Frontier (Wii) > Opinions (96)

EricFabian posted 06/06/2013, 02:07
still play this game sometimes! Man 120hrs+ isn't enough to do all stuffs!
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 21/10/2011, 12:52
spent a lot of time on this as well, it's insane how i wasted time making jams to get monet : P
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spurgeonryan posted 01/07/2011, 05:14
What MRT people can only play regular games so long before they have to get back to there call of duty.
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MrT-Tar posted 30/06/2011, 01:52
good to see this game do better than I expected. I'm surprised at how long the average use time is on the U.K Nintendo channel though. It's at 37 hours, compared to my 83 hours and I could've easily spent a lot more time on it
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pokeclaudel posted 06/04/2011, 03:18
I hope they make another for the 3ds
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Fededx posted 27/03/2011, 05:17
Still selling, and I think the numbers are OK now :)
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Boutros posted 22/01/2011, 04:42
Cute game but I highly disliked the combat part.
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Nychii posted 16/12/2010, 07:00
It's out of stock on almost every online outlet or it's ridiculously expensive. I've already got a copy but I'm still wondering if XSeed will restock it after the holidays, especially since the next Wii/PS3 will come out in Japan next year
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 28/11/2010, 09:54
6k this week
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blunty51 posted 11/11/2010, 03:21
Yea, not too bad, tho deserving of more.
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Conegamer posted 07/11/2010, 09:06
Well that's better than expected!
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spurgeonryan posted 02/11/2010, 03:20
200,000 wont be too bad for a litle known rpg, right?
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IxisNaugus posted 28/04/2010, 10:35
Looks like this won't be reaching 0.03 in Others anytime soon. I honestly thought that was a reasonable expectation but I guess not :(
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spurgeonryan posted 23/04/2010, 03:18
Yes that gamestop thing has helped alot of games including Wii games. I hope this one gets more exciting after the first ten hours of play or I will give up. Need another ogre battle.
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kanjitech18 posted 21/04/2010, 09:45
Another 6K for this week. Awesome.
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Kenology posted 20/04/2010, 09:58
If anyone wants my copy of this game, PM me.
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SaviorX posted 14/04/2010, 01:39
6k in Americas this week! I honestly could not be happier for some strange reason lol
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Arfen posted 14/04/2010, 01:10
Will release en so many countries at 04/16/10 so we will se how good this will do
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spurgeonryan posted 12/04/2010, 05:05
well here comes other sales! I think we need another big game over there to get them interested in the Wii again, or is it because they are in there own gloomy recession now that they dont want to buy anything? Hey Greece was bailed out..so lets go! THis game is fun so far!
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mpereira posted 10/04/2010, 01:48
$19.99 on GameStop
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SaviorX posted 09/04/2010, 12:14
Sold 2.5k in America this week due to the Gamedays sale from Gamestop.

This is a mouthful: Best-selling XSeed published console game in America since Wild Arms in 2007.
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Arfen posted 08/04/2010, 12:46
It's not released in all Pal area, so numbers will increase
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kanjitech18 posted 07/04/2010, 05:19
GameStop Game Days sale. This game = $20. Picked this one up. I needed another game for my new Wii, well used but I wanted another Wii since my old one got jacked.
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SaviorX posted 02/04/2010, 12:57
I just got it. I hope its good as you guys say it is.
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Spring posted 29/03/2010, 09:42
Oh oops! Didn't notice that heh XD. The release in others is only in a few days so we'll see how sales will fare. I hope there's a market over there
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Cheebee posted 27/03/2010, 10:11
@ Spring

April 1, 2010. It even says so in the column on the left side of this page.
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Spring posted 09/03/2010, 12:08
I keep finding myself revisiting this page to see how the numbers are holding up but nothing seems to be changing. Rune Factory needs more love...

Anyone know when others will be releasing the game?
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Hero of legend posted 06/03/2010, 08:08
I do blame XSEED's brand being inferior than Natsume's.

Had this been published by Natsume, the game would've done over 3 times as much possibly.

However, this game is without a doubt a shining star of the entire HM series.

It's the only one not localized by Natsume, thus the translation is perfect. and no bugs to worry about, and the only console game in NA to have MMV's name on the front. AND that game is this one which is perfect because it's a HM game and it's just such a special deal that it's not localized by Natsume, it's an amazing game!

Get what I mean?
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abcdario posted 06/03/2010, 03:18
Stupid Servientrega S.A., they stole my game ! >: (

I would like to get it again, i only received the empty box :'(
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IxisNaugus posted 04/03/2010, 05:58
I may just pick this up when it's available here in the UK.
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NeoStar9 posted 31/01/2010, 01:26
Low sales because it was never pushed in any manner by the publisher. It isn't even in stores anymore from what I can tell. This is what happens when you just release a game and do nothing else. Xseed is a horrible publisher.
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tube82 posted 09/01/2010, 01:07
omg, why are the sales so low? the ds ones did fairly well.

IMO this is THE Wii game that should have it's sales multiplied by 10.

I really can't believe every single harvest moon game sells more than this, when this is the pinnacle of the farming/rpg genre and has more depth and new stuff than your usual harvest moon title.

Seriously one of the best three 3rd party wii titles.
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spurgeonryan posted 29/12/2009, 04:36
I've never heard of it until it made this years games of the year list. Sound great, sadly good games don't sell well on the wii on ly crap. So whynot just make crap? THat ? has been answered because that is all they make now, except for on or two games every other month.

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Cheebee posted 23/11/2009, 08:52
Man this sure takes long to get released here in Europe...
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Son1x posted 29/10/2009, 01:20
I shall be getting this once it gets released over here :)
Which should be Q1 2010.
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pots555 posted 19/10/2009, 01:05
Great game. Super fun. I think it's a super balanced game between farming (wich is fun by the way) and fighting in the dungeons. Try it! I was very surprised.
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Topramen posted 15/10/2009, 02:53
Every MMV game (maybe not elder saga) deserves to sell 2 million copies. They are that good
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Fleeman posted 10/10/2009, 07:36
Europe is getting it in janurary so hopefully that will bring up the sales
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burning_phoneix posted 01/10/2009, 01:54
Best Harvest Moon game ever made. I hope it cracks 250k but I doubt it will.
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krimoz911 posted 29/09/2009, 12:30
this deserves more sales.
I played a lot of harvest moon games and this is my first rune factory game, and the changes they made makes it much more fun and rewarding.
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DarkFury posted 21/09/2009, 08:04
The amount of content in this game is beyond astounding.
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Moonhero posted 03/09/2009, 10:20
100k makes me happy. People, It's time to buy this.
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Spring posted 26/08/2009, 06:27
Awesome, it broke 100k! Progress is slow, but I'm glad that the sales are looking up
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Moonhero posted 04/08/2009, 06:42
This game is worth looking into, even at full price. I got over 100 hours out of it. Not bad for $50.
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intro94 posted 01/08/2009, 09:57
great game, Xseed said its selling"Ok" for them..So i guess this is fine for their expectations, hope a price drop aids this.
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shokenchi posted 25/07/2009, 03:53
still hasnt had any price drop yet.
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Jumpin posted 19/07/2009, 01:40
This game is the most undersold game of any game I have ever come across in my life. This is the Wii game I have had the most fun with overall.
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Moonhero posted 03/07/2009, 07:40
I made a review for this game. I hope you all like it.
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Quilex posted 27/06/2009, 09:08
Is this game set to release in the UK. I have been keen to get it since I first come across it.
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JTurner82 posted 17/06/2009, 07:03
I think this game would have been a tough sell either way, what with its unusual premise and the fact that games like these tend to attract limited audiences. But I will admit that it is a very interesting change of pace from the average Wii "shovelware".
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Spring posted 13/06/2009, 07:54
Just got the game and it's amazing! With tons to do, good balance, incredibly addicting, I'm really impressed. Buy this game! Rune Factory is a much better title than a lot of the other games on the Wii and Xseed Games needs our support to keep making awesome games
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ash3336 posted 13/06/2009, 04:01
I wish this could sell more. Xseed Games are amazing pubs and make only high quality games. They need support because they are fully supporting the Wii right now.
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Pikaboo posted 28/05/2009, 08:48
People, get this game. It's the only game I've clocked over 100 hours on in years!!!
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intro94 posted 18/05/2009, 12:57
@WhiteX this is hardly an rpg, is a farming simulation.Its like saying animal crossing is an rpg...Seriously, it only has rpg elements like castlevania symphony of the night has.
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Finnbar posted 08/05/2009, 12:16
My brother and I almost bought this today, but I said id check on VG to see if its any good and if people like it. Looks like I might have to buy it now!
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Hark21ball posted 30/04/2009, 05:12
Very addicting game. Over 100 hours and still going!
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WhiteX posted 27/04/2009, 02:41
JRPGs are not selling the way they used to and to be frank, RFF is gorgeous and all but it gets old very quickly if you´re into combat on your RPG experience, i mean, you tire of swinging you sword.
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MrBubbles posted 24/04/2009, 06:57
if you buy this game, make sure you look after the Runeys from the earliest point you can. if you ignore them you will have to work hard to fix it. or else you will be unable to grow practically anything.
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PipForever posted 17/04/2009, 04:04
I don't know if this game is really selling that poorly. I can't find it anywhere. I'll admit that I live in a smallish town, so that may have something to do with it, but its sold out at Gamestop and Best Buy. At Gamestop they had "just sold the last copy." I'm assuming that they just didn't make very many. This is a small publisher.
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VivaLaWiida posted 15/04/2009, 01:23
Europe will save this game.

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sparkit34 posted 15/04/2009, 10:46
I played Rune Factory on the DS, and i must say it was brilliant. There was just so much to do, that i could put down the game for weeks. Talk about value for money!! Any news on when/if this comes to Europe?
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noname2200 posted 14/04/2009, 06:13
Ouch! America, I'm disappointed in you!
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teknohick posted 11/04/2009, 09:57
the game met expectations in japan already;

Rune Factory Frontier (Wii) - Starting retail preorders : 45k, FY forecast : 55k

expectations for NA:

• Rune Factory Frontier (Wii) - FY forecast : 100k

now, they say they plan to sell 100k units before their financial year is up, which is 2010, it could very well reach 100k... though it dose seem like they expected something more from the title in NA, either they were way off or VGC is
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mfogg20 posted 06/04/2009, 04:04
This is the perfect game to purchase for $50 in these tough times because it will hold its value extremely well. It will last you a very very very long time.. and even in a year or two this game will be able to be sold for either close to $50 or possibly even more cause i predict it will be nearly impossible to find
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naruto3336 posted 05/04/2009, 11:27
People, This game is awesome but I do not think RPGs sell well on Wii. Hopefully this(Doubt it) and Little King's Story can change that. LKS has caught my attention for a while.
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Soriku posted 05/04/2009, 08:00
Stupid retailers.
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Seferoth75 posted 04/04/2009, 10:51
Hard to find a copy. At least for me in my area. Of course games like this never really sell that well to begin with.
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sc94597 posted 04/04/2009, 06:22
This underwhelming. Especially considering that it actually got advertised.
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vonboy posted 04/04/2009, 05:56
i wonder if this will sell much better if it's ever made budget priced.
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Khuutra posted 03/04/2009, 12:34
Gentlemen, this is not going to have legs.

I better pick up a copy while I still can.
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mfogg20 posted 31/03/2009, 11:48
love this game
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Moongoddess256 posted 30/03/2009, 07:03
I didn't even realize this came out :( And I just spent tons of money on game stuff :(
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alekth posted 30/03/2009, 07:23
Haven't been that sucked into a game since Disgaea 1.
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Hyperion posted 27/03/2009, 09:15
This game is amazing. I hope it can sprout some legs
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tphi posted 27/03/2009, 07:53
Wahoo. I would have bet on 40 000 for his first american week.

What the hell ? Tree of tranquility made 40k, RF1 40k, RF2 20k...

I'm so sad :(
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Wetcoaster posted 27/03/2009, 05:23
I got it today =D
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SaviorX posted 27/03/2009, 04:18
I promised a while ago that I would buy Bangai-O Spirits for the DS, and eventually I did that.

I promise to buy Rune Factory Frontier. Let's just hope it sustains at least 4k legs until I get there.......
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Kenology posted 27/03/2009, 02:14
T_T

Come on people, BUY THIS GAME! Please have legs... PLEASE.
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metalgearmatt posted 26/03/2009, 10:14
@Below

It seems to be the opposite...
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tphi posted 26/03/2009, 07:03
This game will do as tree of tranquility : flop in japon, succes in america.

(tot sales : http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=6563®ion=All à
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Wetcoaster posted 25/03/2009, 08:42
I'll get this next paycheck....
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CONMAN15 posted 24/03/2009, 08:14
I wanted to get this but I've been buying too many games.
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Kenology posted 20/03/2009, 07:41
Why'd this game flop so hard in Japan? WTF.
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*~Onna76~* posted 19/03/2009, 09:33
Waiting anxiously for this game. In the meantime I'm playing Harvest Moon ToT on the Wii.
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mfogg20 posted 19/03/2009, 01:27
http://wii.ign.com/articles/963/963797p1.html

Got an 8.3 from IGN!! Better start searching your local stores for this gem
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noname2200 posted 19/03/2009, 12:12
First person on this site to claim ownership!

Good times so far. I've heard Rune Factory 2 is better, but I haven't played that one yet. All I can say is that this is much better than the original Rune Factory.
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*~Onna76~* posted 01/03/2009, 11:20
Pre ordered the US version so at least 1 sold copy from me ;) Can't wait for this game!
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 04/02/2009, 08:50
well, i think there's no need to take Japan numbers into consideration, great games like de blob, boom blox and so on sold almost nothing in Japan, so what!?
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JTurner82 posted 26/01/2009, 01:25


Well it's almost near 40,000 in Japan. That's saying something.

Then again, I wasn't expecting this game to be all that huge to begin with. (Although I DO expect that the numbers will be substantially higher when it comes here to America.)
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terislb posted 11/01/2009, 01:04
hope this isnt as good as the ds game.. otherwise ill have to buy a wii : )
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Wetcoaster posted 29/12/2008, 07:31
I like the boxart. =D
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sebbbbe posted 16/12/2008, 12:29
Well, Marvelous planned to sell 55,000 copies in this fiscal year in Japan.
I think that is possible.
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Chrizum posted 12/12/2008, 02:58
Flop. Poor Marvelous
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arsenal009 posted 05/12/2008, 02:03
I think they'll be happy with 200k

Maybe it wasn't so smart to sell at same time animal crossing came out?
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Senrii posted 03/12/2008, 08:12
165.000 in Japan.
210.000 in America.
125.000 in Europe?
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kopstudent89 posted 02/11/2008, 03:54
Any idea how much this can sell?
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.04m
Japan
0.16m
NA
0.13m
Europe
0.03m
Others
0.37m
Total
1 21,057 n/a n/a 21,057
2 7,111 n/a n/a 7,111
3 3,492 n/a n/a 3,492
4 2,465 n/a n/a 2,465
5 2,073 n/a n/a 2,073
6 1,675 n/a n/a 1,675
7 457 n/a n/a 457
8 300 n/a n/a 300
9 253 n/a n/a 253
10 204 n/a n/a 204

Opinion (96)

EricFabian posted 06/06/2013, 02:07
still play this game sometimes! Man 120hrs+ isn't enough to do all stuffs!
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 21/10/2011, 12:52
spent a lot of time on this as well, it's insane how i wasted time making jams to get monet : P
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spurgeonryan posted 01/07/2011, 05:14
What MRT people can only play regular games so long before they have to get back to there call of duty.
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MrT-Tar posted 30/06/2011, 01:52
good to see this game do better than I expected. I'm surprised at how long the average use time is on the U.K Nintendo channel though. It's at 37 hours, compared to my 83 hours and I could've easily spent a lot more time on it
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pokeclaudel posted 06/04/2011, 03:18
I hope they make another for the 3ds
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Fededx posted 27/03/2011, 05:17
Still selling, and I think the numbers are OK now :)
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