Hello and Welcome! To the Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life game guide. First lets go over the usual...the controls. Control Stick: Move Character Control Pad: Scroll Through Menus L Button: Center Camera on Character; Change Page on Status Screen R Button: Whistle for Animal; Change PAge on Status Screen Z Button: See View from Characters Perspective X Button: Open Quick Start Menu Y Button: Function Button; Train Dog; Item Description A Button: Function Button; Talk; Open; Eat B Button: Function Button; Cancel Function Start/Select Button: Open Pause/Start Menu Now please take a moment to review the basics before you go off with your hoe and hurt someone. It will save you time, and may prevent a mess or two. Name Your Character As Takakura gives you the tour of the village, he'll ask you to name your dog and your cow. Later in the tour he'll ask you what you want people to call you. It's a long life. Choose names that appeal to you. Dear Diary Sleep, Save your game and check your farm status by viewing the green diary next to your bed. It's a good idea to save your game everynight in case of a messup. Now that we've gone over the basics, here is the stuff you really want to know. Life By Chapter Your father always wanted to raise a farm. Years ago he bought a farm with his best friend Takakura but never lived long enough to fullfill his dream. Now you must take over the farm. Takakura will teach you about farming, but you need to choose your own path. Farming for Profit Farming isn't just laying back and watching the grass grow. Your constently planting, feeding, watering or buying things for the farm. If you get any spare time, go and check out the village. Takakura can give you advice on other things. Your Place Your farm contains a barn, tool shed, a food storage, a chicken coop, Takakura's house, and your house. In your house (to start with) you have a bedside table, a TV, a miniture kitchen, a calender, and a bookshelf. Through the years you can buy and upgrade things for your farm and house. Herds, Flocks & Fluff Cows Because the can produce milk twice a day, cows are the biggest money makers on the farm, but milk quality and quantity depends on how much feeding, brushing and attention the receive. Sheep Easy-going sheep eat half as much as cows, but you can only trim their wool once per season. Pamper your sheep by washing their wool and they'll grow exceptionally valuable Golden Wool. Chickens Chickens require a little more than a rooster and chicken feed to lay eggs daily,but relying on raising chicks for your coop may eventually result in a flustered flock of unproductive roosters! Then Comes Marrige... During your first summer you will recive a blue feather. It's a traditional symbol for marrige but engaging to soon can ruin it. Celia Vesta makes no secret for finding a man for this girl. Celia is compassionate and knowledgeable about crops and farming. Shes a down-to-earth sweetie looking for an honest, hard-working man. To Win Her Heart Celia is a softy for flowers. Even if you forget once or twice, Vesta will try and arrange a marrige for you. Celias diary is on the bed above Vestas room Muffy Muffy is a flashy flirt who doesn't want to waste away polishing goblets at the Blue Bar. If you perfer a pretyy face who doesn't have a clue about farming, this is the girl for you. To Win Her Heart Flowers, flowers, flowers...Muffy likes pretty petals and nothing else except for a Big Huchep fish. You can find her diary inside the colorful lamp at the Blue Bar Nami Nami is potentially the smartest of the three prospects and she won't fall for cute lines or pretty flowers. You need to use your noggin to wind the heart and mind of this worldly traveler. To Win Her Heart Nami perfers Fall flowers so try to impress her with the items and fossils you get at the archeology site. Her purple diary is on the desk in her room at the inn. Raising Kids At the end of year 1 you will end up with 1 of the 3 prospects and a baby boy. Will he inherit the farm? Will he grow into an unruly teen? Will your nearby neighbors influence his career path? It all depends on how you decide to apply your newfound parenting skills. The Townsfolk Farming success doesn't just depend on what you know. Some lucky breaks depend on who you know. Here is a brief base of everyone who lives in Forget-Me-Not Valley. Rock- Lives at the Inner Inn Tim- Lives at the Inner Inn Ruby- Lives at the Inner Inn Nami- Staying at the Inner Inn Galen- Liveing in the Group of Houses Nina- Living in the Group of Houses Chris- Living in the Group of Houses Wally- Living in the Group of Houses Hugh- Living in the Group of Houses Griffin- Owns the Blue Bar Muffy- Works at the Blue Bar Romana- Lives in the rich Villa Sebastian- Works for Romana at the great rich Villa Lumina- Lives at the rich Villa Vesta- Owns Vesta's Farm Marlin- Works at Vesta's Farm; Vesta's Older Brother Celia- Works at Vesta's Farm Kassey and Patrick- Lives at The Pyrotechnician House Daryl- A Crazy Scientist who Lives at the Lab Carter- Works at the Dig SIte Flora- Works at the Dig Site Gustafa- Lives in Gustafa's Yurt Dr. Hardy- Living in the Group of Houses Van- Sells Items Beside the Inner Inn Cody- Owns Cody Studios Po-Po- Lives Among Forget-Me-Not Valley Sprites- They Live in the big Tree by the Spring Get Connected If you own Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, you can connect to your GameCube and play. To start the process, head towards the path on the mountain range. The Harvest Sprites will ask you if you want to connect and will give you step-on-step instructions on how to connect. Frequent Farming Questions I gave flowers to a woman who is not a potential bride and she likes me. Can I marry her instead? Nope. You can give gifts to everyone in town but there are onlyy three marrige prospects. Hearts in the dialogue of potential brides indicate what the love. Marrige is yucky and the only chicks I like are chickens. Do I have to do it? Certainly not, but your game will end on year 1. If you want to play further, you must get married. I propused and now her diary lost a heart. What did I do wrong? Timing is everything. Gives gifts and don't propuse unless there are alot of hearts or wait until the end of the year for her to come to you. I hug and feed my horse daily but he is stressed out! Like all other livestock, your horse needs fresh air and exercise. Let him outside on the sunny days. Can I mix cow breeds? Of course. You don't need to pair cattle according to breed. It's fun to experiment. Does my wifes personality decide how our child acts? Yes. Nami's child will be quiet and shy. Muffy's child will be happy and giggly. Celia's child will be down-to-earth just like his mom. How many career paths are availble for my son? Depending on how many people you befriend, you son may have up to 6 choices. I want to buy something but I have no gold! How can I make some, and fast? You can sell some of your animals and crops. It'll take about 1 day for the money to get to you. It is easier and faster to sell stuff when Van is in town. Now get out there and start planting. Remeber, its a long life. Have fun with it! 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