Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Crop Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/s6zxp/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-crop-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/s6zxp/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-crop-guide Wed, 15 Jul 2020 16:33:30 -0400 Josh Broadwell

In Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, crops are plentiful. Each season gives you multiple different crop types to choose from, each with their own benefits and drawbacks depending on how you plan out your farm and daily routines.

The game doesn't give out a lot of information about each crop type, though. Lucky for you, our Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town crop guide does all the work for you.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Crop Basics

Jeff selling crop seeds in his shop.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when you're getting started with your crops, aside from the basics like using the hoe to till the fields. It might be obvious for veterans, but note that each seed back spreads in a 3x3 square. Stick to that for each crop to maximize your gain, since getting creative with field tilling won't do you any favors.

In the Story of Seasons remake, you can actually walk over your crops, so you're free to make as many 3x3 squares as you want, and even put them together with no space in between.

Holding "ZR" as you till each square is a good idea as well. That way you have better control over the reticule's position and won't accidentally till over a square with seeds in it, which would destroy the seedlings.

Don't neglect the Harvest Sprites either. Give them gifts like Flour to raise their friendship levels, and you can get them to help out with watering and harvesting crops. That saves on stamina and means you can plant — and earn — more.

Finally, though the game tutorial doesn't tell you, make sure you plan your crop times in advance; all crops are season specific. Any remaining spring crops wither on Summer 1 and so on. But if you've got cash to spare, you can go to Huang's store (in Zack's house) and purchase a select variety of crops for the upcoming season.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Crop Guide

With that out of the way, here's every seasonal crop you can grow and what you'll need to know about each of them.

The prices laid out below is based on bags of seed, and you'll have a better chance of growing higher quality crops when you upgrade your field level each year. In your first year, you'll mostly get one-star crops and occasionally two-star crops.

Also, these prices are for Normal Mode. If you're playing in Simple Mode, you'll get a slightly higher price for each crop level, usually ranging from 10G-20G or higher per crop. All crops marked with an asterisk come from Huang's store.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Spring Crops

A player stares at a dirt plot in their garden before planting seeds.

You might not get rich quick with your first round of spring crops, but there's enough to build a strong foundation for your farming future. Again, the cost laid out below is based on bags of seed (nine seeds per bag), and the shipping prices under each star rating are for individual crops, e.g. one bag of turnips costs 120G and shipping all nine one-star turnips would net you 540G.

Crop Cost Grow Time Regrow Time 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star

5 Star

 Turnip 120 4 days N/A  60  66 72  78  84
Potato 150 7 days N/A 80 88  96  104  112
Cucumber 200 9 days  5 days 60  66  72  78 84
Strawberry 150 9 days 3 days 65 71 78  84  91
Cabbage* 500 14 days N/A  250  275  300  325  350
 Toy Flower* 400 12 days N/A 10 10  10  10  10
Moondrop Flower*  500  6 days  N/A  10  10  10  10  10

 

You won't unlock strawberries until you've shipped 100 each of turnips, potatoes, and cucumbers.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Summer Crops

A player wearing a blue hat harvests a plant in their garden.

Summer crops give you a split choice between fast money and being patient for recurring rewards.

Crop Cost Grow Time Regrow Time 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star

5 Star

Tomato 200 9 days 3 days  55  60 66 71  77
 Corn 300 14 days 3 days  85  93  102 110 119
Onion 150 7 days  N/A 80  88  96  104 112
Pumpkin  500 14 days N/A  280  308 336  364  392
Pineapple* 1,000  20 days  5 days  500  550  600  650  700
 Pink Cat Flower* 300 6 days  N/A  10  10  10  10  10

 

Like with the strawberries, you'll only get access to pumpkin seeds if you ship 100 each of summer crops: tomatoes, corn, and onions.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Fall Crops

The list of items and prices in Huang's Store.

Fall offers a wider variety of crops to choose from, thanks to the Story of Seasons remake adding some new choices to the mix.

Crop Cost Grow Time Regrow Time 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star

5 Star

Eggplant  120  9 days  3 days  60  66  72  78  84
 Carrot 300 7 days N/A 120  132  144  156  168
Yam 300  6 days 3 days  55  60  66  71  77
 Spinach  200 5 days  N/A 110  121  132  143  154
Adzuki Beans  300 10 days 4 days 80  88 96 104 112
Chili Peppers 300 12 days 5 days 100 110 120 130 140
 Bell Pepper*   150   7 days   2 days    40 44  48 52 56
Blue Magic Red Flower* 600 10 days  N/A 10  10  10  10  10
Red Magic Red Flower*  600  10 days N/A 200  200  200  200  200
Sunsweet Flower  1,000  10 days N/A 10  10  10  10  10

 

You get the drill by now. Spinach won't become available for purchase until you've shipped 100 yams, carrots, and eggplants.

The fall flowers need a bit of explaining as well. The Blue Magic Red Flower is the standard flower, the one you'll more than likely get from the seeds Huang sells. However, there's a 5% chance a Red Magic Red Flower will sprout instead.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Sunsweet Flower Event

The colorful Mineral Town map gives an overview of the land and town itself.

The Sunsweet Flower is part of an important event chain that also ties in with marriage. On the first sunny day in fall (except a Sunday or a Tuesday), or when you've reached a marriageable character's blue heart stage (whichever comes first), leave your house between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Jeff greets you and takes you to the store to speak with Basil.

Events unfold, the Nature Sprites get involved, and then you end up with two special flowers to give back to Basil and Jeff. Basil takes one of them away. Three days later, during the same time frame, Jeff greets you again and gives you a Preserved Flower gift item. After that, you can buy another Preserved Flower for 1,000 G at the store.

To move the relationship on even further, you have to give a Preserved Flower to a marriage candidate after you've seen their first four heart events. You can do this for any and all marriage candidates you're interested in as well. However, it's not required for the Harvest Goddess or other special marriage partners.

The next time you leave your house during the same time frame in fall, Basil is waiting, and he gives you the new flower: the Sunsweet Flower. That's when you can start buying Sunsweet seeds from the store, but after the Sprite event in this chain, you can also start finding Sunsweet Flowers in the Secret Forest (the wooded area in the middle of Mineral Town).

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Winter Crops

If you've played a Story of Seasons game before, it won't surprise you to learn you can't grow crops in winter. Instead, you'll rely on foraging, mining, and animal products to keep your cash flow alive.

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Harvest Goddess Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/g13nl/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-harvest-goddess-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/g13nl/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-harvest-goddess-guide Tue, 14 Jul 2020 21:46:16 -0400 Josh Broadwell

It just wouldn't be Friends of Mineral Town without the Harvest Goddess, and fortunately, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town brings the Goddess back with plenty of divine glory.

Like before, the Harvest Goddess is a marriage candidate if you're willing to work for it. But making friends with the Goddess offers a wide range of benefits on its own, including the option to buy pets.

Our SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Harvest Goddess guide breaks down every aspect of the Harvest Goddess, the items she likes, and how you can marry her.

Friends of Mineral Town Harvest Goddess Guide

You'll find the Harvest Goddess in the waterfall pool right outside the main mine, near the hot springs. If this is your first time in Mineral Town, go south out of your farm and head west at the crossroads near carpenter shack (Botss' house).

You can toss an item into the Harvest Goddess' pond once per day. As with all gift giving in Friends of Mineral Town, you'll want to focus on what the Harvest Goddess likes or loves since anything else won't really do you much good in the friendship department.

Harvest Goddess Loved Items and Harvest Goddess Liked Items

The Harvest Godess thanks the player for an item near a pond and waterfall.

The Harvest Goddess only has two loved items, strawberries and pineapple, neither of which you'll have access to in the first year. So you'll want to focus on the Harvest Goddess' liked items, which are fortunately much more plentiful and common.

  • Azuki beans
  • Bell Pepper
  • Blue Magic Flower
  • Red Magic Flower
  • Toy Flower
  • Pink Cat Flower
  • Moondrop Flower
  • Orange Venus
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Chestnut Rice
  • Chestnut
  • Roasted Chestnut
  • Chili Pepper
  • Chop Suey
  • Coffee Milk
  • Cucumber
  • Dorayaki
  • Eggplant
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Fruit Milk
  • Gold Egg
  • Platinum Egg
  • Good Quality Egg
  • High Quality Egg
  • Egg (normal)
  • X Egg
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Montblanc
  • Oden
  • Onion
  • Pepper Steak
  • Spicy Pepper Steak
  • Pot-au-Feu
  • Pumpkin
  • Potage
  • Quiche
  • Relax Tea Leaves
  • Spicy Margherita
  • Spicy Ramen
  • Spicy Sandwich
  • Spicy Stir-Fried Vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Strawberry Milk
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tomato
  • Turnip
  • Vegetable Pizza

Flowers are your best friend until you get your crops going and for the in-between times. You can always find at least one every day, either around the mine and lake, south of your farm, or in the new park area in the middle of Mineral Town.

Harvest Goddess Rewards

You'll get a special gift for every set number of liked or loved items you throw at the Goddess. Even if you aren't interested in everything else or marriage, it's worth giving her 10 items because you'll get a Power Berry.

# of Items Gift Description
10  Power Berry Increases your maximum stamina
20  Increase friendship level with friend/romance partner of your choice If you want to marry the Goddess or Kappa, you have to choose your desired partner now. Otherwise, you can't marry them later regardless of what else you do.
30  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
30  Van Comes to Town  After the 30th item, Van will arrive on a sunny Wednesday
40  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
50 White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
50  An Interesting Book  Book you can read back at home to pass an hour
60  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
70  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
75  A Really Interesting Book  Book you can read back at home to pass two hours
75  Lou Comes to Town  Lou visits the Inn every Sunday, and you can learn new recipes from her assuming you have the kitchen expansion.
80  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
90  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
100  A Super Fascinating Book  Book you can read back at home to pass three hours
100 Mine Elevator  Lets you go to set floors in both the regular mine and Lake Mine
100  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
110  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
120 White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
130 White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
140  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter
150  Seaside Cottage  House by the beach, complete with bed and calendar
150  White Grass  Wild herb, normally only available in winter


If you're wondering what the heck to do with all the White Grass, you can ship it for some extra cash in winter or use it in a recipe for the Turbojolt fatigue-relieving item. That's useful if you plan on burning through your stamina meter or need that extra push down in the mines.

Friends of Mineral Town Harvest Goddess Marriage Requirements

The shipping log shows turnips, potatoes, and other items and their numbers for shipping.

You're in for a long haul if you want to marry the Harvest Goddess. There's a laundry list of things to do that basically has you plumb the depths of everything Friends of Mineral Town has to offer. And it's a five-year journey because she won't marry you until Year 5.

Completion Requirements

Shipping Items

That gives you plenty of time to do the next requirement: complete the shipping list. You'll find the shipping list on your bookshelf at home, and it's essentially a list of everything you can ship in the game. You'll need to ship at least one of everything on the list to catch the Harvest Goddess' eye.

Fishing

You'll also need to catch one of every fish, which will take at least one year, possibly more. There's a Fishing Log on your bookshelf if you need to keep track as well.

The fishing rod is a gift from Zack when you visit his house on the beach, and you can fish in a few different areas:

  • Downstream
  • Lake
  • Hot Spring
  • Winter Mine
  • Ocean
  • Upstream
  • Goddess' Pond

The type of fish you'll encounter in each area changes depending on the season. It's not quite as simple as just catching 'em all, though, since you need to catch the six Guardian Fish, which we go into more detail about in our fishing guide.

You can't catch Guardian Fish without a fishing rod that's level six or higher, and you can't forge those at Saibara's place.

The level six fishing rod is the Cursed Rod, and you'll find that on floor 29 of the Lake Mine. That's the one you can only access in the winter when the lake freezes. Save before going in, though, because it's not guaranteed the Cursed Tools will appear.

Note that you can't un-equip Cursed Tools until they've been blessed. The Cursed Rod turns into a Blessed Rod when you've used it 50 times, either actually fishing or just pressing the button.

At the time of writing, the Japanese version 1.1.2 requires you to fully upgrade every tool before the Cursed Tools will appear. So far, the Western version is at 1.0.1 with nothing mentioned in the patch notes about that.

Plunder the Mines

The player character stands in front of a cave entrance near a pond, waterfall, and bamboo.

On top of catching every fish, you'll need to get all the special items in the mines: Goddess Orbs, Kappa Orbs, and the Teleport Stone.

Goddess Orbs are in the Spring Mine on the following floors:

  • 60
  • 102
  • 123
  • 152
  • 155
  • 171
  • 190
  • 202
  • 222

Each Goddess Orb is in a random stone, but they aren't guaranteed to show up. Like with the Cursed Tools, save before going down to a floor with a Jewel so you can re-load and try again if they aren't there. Once you have all nine, you'll form the Goddess Gem.

The same goes for Kappa Orbs. These are in the Winter Mine in the lake:

  • 0
  • 40
  • 60
  • 80
  • 120
  • 140
  • 160
  • 180
  • 255

All nine form the Kappa Gem, which can restore fatigue.

Floor 255 of the Lake Mine is also where you'll find the Teleport Stone. It, too, is hidden in one of the rocks, but you'll need to be in at least Year 3 for it to appear.

Proposing to the Harvest Goddess

The Harvest Goddess thanks the player for an offering.

As mentioned, make sure to pick the Harvest Goddess as your romance partner during the 20 items event. You'll also want to buy a large bed, like with other marriage candidates, and the Harvest Goddess' heart meter needs to be red.

The trouble with that is you can't actually see it. Suffice to say, if you're giving the Harvest Goddess gifts on a daily basis, you can be pretty confident she'll be at the red heart level by Year 5.

With all these requirements under your belt, go to the Church on Monday, Wednesday, or any rainy or snowy day. Head to the confessional at the back, and speak with Carter. Choose to confess, and admit your desire to marry the Harvest Goddess.

Some are saying the option only appears randomly, so you may need to try over multiple days.

Finally, just buy a Blue Feather from the store, and throw it in the Goddess' Pond. If you've done everything on the list, she'll accept your proposal.

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And that's absolutely everything you need to know about the Friends of Mineral Town Harvest Goddess, but be sure to check out our other Friends of Mineral Town guides to get the most out of your time on the farm.

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Birthdays and Holiday Calendar https://www.gameskinny.com/0dmyg/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-birthdays-and-holiday-calendar https://www.gameskinny.com/0dmyg/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-birthdays-and-holiday-calendar Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:59:24 -0400 Ashley Shankle

You could settle for just giving your neighbors gifts on any random day in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, but you need to know their birthdays if you're serious about building relationships with the townsfolk.

Birthdays are the perfect time to give gifts, as gifts given on birthdays give a bonus to their affection towards you. It also sort of makes up for time you've spent totally ignoring someone, just a bit anyway

The calendar listings below touch on both the birthdays and holidays to expect during your time in Mineral Town. These can actually be seen in-game, but if you're like me, you may prefer to have them written out to look at while you're running around town.

What are alt birthdays?

The game tries not to make it so you have a birthday on the same day as other important characters, so alt birthdays are set when you have your birthday on the same day as their default.

For example, Popuri's birthday is by default on Summer 3. If you set your birthday to Summer 3, her birthday will be moved to Summer 10 instead.

Spring Birthdays and Holidays

  • Spring 1: Mochi Pounding Tournament
  • Spring 4: Bold's birthday
  • Spring 8: Harvest Goddess' birthday, Kappa's birthday
  • Spring 9: Harvest Goddess' alt birthday, Kappa's alt birthday
  • Spring 11: Saibara's birthday
  • Spring 14: White Day
  • Spring 15: Blueberry's birthday
  • Spring 16: Elly's birthday
  • Spring 17: Mugi's birthday
  • Spring 18: Horse Race Festival
  • Spring 19: Lillia's birthday
  • Spring 20: Elly's alt birthday, Gourmet's alt birthday
  • Spring 21: Gourmet's birthday
  • Spring 22: Cooking Festival
  • Spring 26: Aqua's birthday
  • Spring 30: Sasha's birthday

Summer Birthdays and Holidays

  • Summer 1: Frisbee Festival
  • Summer 3: Popuri's birthday
  • Summer 4: Harris' birthday
  • Summer 6: Cliff's birthday
  • Summer 7: Cluck Cluck Festival
  • Summer 10: Popuri's alt birthday, Cliff's alt birthday
  • Summer 11: Basil's birthday
  • Summer 16: Timid's birthday
  • Summer 17: Ran's birthday, Kai's alt birthday
  • Summer 20: Moo Moo Festival
  • Summer 22: Ran's alt birthday
  • Summer 24: Fireworks Festival
  • Summer 25: Thomas' birthday
  • Summer 29: Zack's birthday

Fall Birthdays and Holidays

  • Fall 2: Gotts' birthday
  • Fall 3: Music Festival
  • Fall 5: Yu's birthday
  • Fall 7: Brandon's birthday
  • Fall 9: Harvest Festival
  • Fall 10: Greedy's birthday
  • Fall 11: Mana's birthday
  • Fall 13: Moon Festival
  • Fall 14: Cherry's birthday
  • Fall 15: Karen's birthday
  • Fall 18: Horse Race Festival
  • Fall 19: Doctor's birthday
  • Fall 20: Carter's birthday
  • Fall 21: Fluffy Festival
  • Fall 23: Anna's birthday, Karen's alt birthday, Rock's alt birthday
  • Fall 25: Doctor's alt birthday
  • Fall 27: Rick's birthday
  • Fall 30: Pumpkin Festival

Winter Birthdays and Holidays

  • Winter 2: Jennifer's birthday
  • Winter 6: Gray's birthday
  • Winter 11: Dudley's birthday
  • Winter 13: Ellen's birthday
  • Winter 14: Valentine's Day
  • Winter 15: Duke's birthday
  • Winter 19: Huang's birthday
  • Winter 20: Marie's birthday
  • Winter 21: Huang's alt birthday
  • Winter 22: Nappy's birthday
  • Winter 23: Marie's alt birthday, Gray's alt birthday
  • Winter 24: Starry Night Festival
  • Winter 25: Knit Stocking Gift Day
  • Winter 26: Mei's birthday
  • Winter 29: Jeff's birthday
  • Winter 30: New Year's Festival

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There's a lot to know about making the most of your time in Mineral Town, but that's all you need to know about birthdays! Check out our other Friends of Mineral Town guides, but above all, enjoy the game in your own way and in your own time. You never know what you'll come across.

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Pets Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/z2rgu/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-pets-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/z2rgu/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-pets-guide Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:42:11 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town brings back plenty of features from the original, and that includes Van, the traveling merchant. How you finally get Van to come to town is a bit different in this version, though, and he's peddling some rather different cargo this time as well: pets.

Our SoS: Friends of Mineral Town pets guide breaks down how to get Van to town and what you need to do to buy pets.

Friends of Mineral Town: How to Get Van to Show Up

You won't get any pets without getting Van to come around first. To do that, visit the Harvest Goddess' pond outside the mine. Then offer a gift she likes or loves once per day, 30 times. She'll give you White Grass in return.

After that, Van shows up to your farm on a sunny Wednesday. If you're doing this in Spring or Summer, a sunny Wednesday won't be too hard to come by.

But if you want to make sure the sun is out that day, you can try to get a weather reroll by saving on the 13th, then checking the weather the next day. Continue doing that until you get a sunny day.

Keep that trick in mind for after Van arrives as well. He stays at the Inn where you can buy a variety of goods every Wednesday. But he only opens his pet stall in the Town Square on the 15th of every month from noon until 5:30 p.m. — and only if it's sunny.

So if you're dead set on buying pets, you'll want to have some control over the weather.

Finally, note that even if you start chucking Goddess presents into the pond from the very beginning, you still won't have a pet in time for the first Summer Frisbee Festival, since Van only sells pets on the 15th.

Friends of Mineral Town Pets 

Here are all the Friends of Mineral Town pets you can get from Van. One thing to keep in mind is that these are basically just for the Frisbee Festival and just to have.

Farm animals automatically go back indoors at 8 p.m. every night, so you don't actually need them for any practical purpose.

Van sells different pet types depending on the season.

Friends of Mineral Town Pets: Spring
  • Shorthaired Cat — 20,000 G
  • Bengal Cat — 20,000 G
  • Calico Cat — 20,000 G
Friends of Mineral Town Pets: Summer
  • Penguin — 30,000 G
  • Navy Penguin — 30,000 G
Friends of Mineral Town Pets: Fall
  • Mineral Dog — 10,000 G
  • Papillon — 20,000 G
  • Husky — 20,000
Friends of Mineral Town Pets: Winter
  • Capybara — 30,000 G
  • White Capybara — 30,000 G

You'll need to do some work if you want more than one pet as well. After your first, Van won't sell you another one until you've reached eight hearts on that pet's affection meter.

Alongside interacting with your pet, you can raise their affection by feeding them Pet Treats, which Van also sells.

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That's it for our SoS: Friends of Mineral Town pets guide, but check out our other Friends of Mineral Town guides as well to help smooth out your days on the farm.

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Power Berry Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/u4vmh/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-power-berry-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/u4vmh/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-power-berry-locations Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:06:23 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Any classic Harvest Moon fan or current Story of Seasons fan (they are the same thing, after all) knows that Power Berries are the key to having long, productive days. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is no different!

Each Power Berry you eat increases your maximum stamina, allowing you to do more tilling and watering, fishing, and whatever else you'd like before getting tuckered out. The sooner you get all 10 of them, the better.

Let's go into how you can get the regular Power Berries first, with the special Blue Power Berry in the next section.

Friends of Mineral Town Power Berry Locations

  • Found tilling the dirt on your farm  This Power Berry can be found anywhere in your farm's land, but it probably won't be too hard to find while just tilling the land like normal.

  • Found on the 100th floor Spring Mine  This one takes some time to get and is hidden underground like anything else in the Mines.

  • Found on the 19th floor of the Winter Mine  Just like the above, but only on the 19th floor in Winter.

  • Fished out of the ocean in winter  This should be done on the dock and does not seem to require the use of a Mythic Fishing Rod in this version.

  • Exchange 900 medals at the horse races  These medals can be obtained via betting on the horse races, but it might be hard to get this in the first year.

  • Win the horse race  Once your horse has matured and is able to enter the race, you've got to win to get this Power Berry.

  • Bought from the store  This one becomes available only after you purchase a large bed from Gotts. In the original game, you had to buy this Power Berry from the TV shopping network.

  • Behind the Winter Mine  When the lake freezes over, you can get behind the entrance to grab up this Power Berry.

  • Win the Beach Day Festival  You won't be able to compete in the festival until the second year, once your pet has matured and practiced fetching. Win the festival, and you'll get your berry.

  • A gift from the Harvest Goddess  You must toss an item into the lake for 10 days straight (it can be done sporadically) for the Harvest Goddess to give you this Power Berry. You can do this from the start of the game, so get to it! Even flowers will do.

How to Get the Blue Power Berry

The Blue Power Berry is different from the others, in that there is only one and it keeps you from getting fatigued quickly in rain or snow. You'll want to get it immediately.

You'll need a total of 11 Cucumbers to get this berry unless you've already met Kappa by fishing him up. Then you only need 10.

Over the course of 10 days, you need to toss a single Cucumber into the lake to summon Kappa. On the last day, he will grant you the special Blue Power Berry.

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That's it for our guide to Power Berries in Friends of Mineral Town. Are you enjoying this return to classic-style Harvest Moon? Let us know over on Twitter, and check out our other Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town guides!

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Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town Coming to the Switch https://www.gameskinny.com/od4th/harvest-moon-friends-of-mineral-town-coming-to-the-switch https://www.gameskinny.com/od4th/harvest-moon-friends-of-mineral-town-coming-to-the-switch Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:51:09 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Marvelous Studios recently announced it's remaking Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town for the Nintendo Switch, together in one package titled Reunion with Mineral Town.

Or, more accurately, it's Story of Seasons: Reunion with Mineral Town, thanks to "that thing" with Marvelous, Natsume, and copyrights for the Bokujou Monogatari franchise name.

Currently, the game is set for a Japan-only release on October 17.

Since it's built on both Mineral Town and More Friends of Mineral Town, players will be able to choose either a male or female protagonist. Judging from the pictures shared via Japanese publication Famitsu, it seems all the familiar bachelors and bachelorettes are returning, such as Popuri and Cliff, along with some potential new characters. Whether these silhouettes will be woo-able is likely, though, of course, still unconfirmed.

While this is an entry in the Marvelous Story of Seasons franchise, it appears Reunion with Mineral Town is sporting an aesthetic more similar to recent Harvest Moon games like Skytree Village.

The original Friends of Mineral Town for Game Boy Advance was essentially a more polished version of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature/64 with some of the edge taken off its characters and a ton of QoL improvements — like actually making movement easy.

More Friends was the same basic game, but the player played as a female protagonist instead, with the option to be "best friends" with one of the town's eligible ladies.

These are widely regarded as the series' pinnacle for a variety of reasons, partly for improving the Back to Nature formula. The games featured an excellent balance between enhancing activities like fishing and the relationship system vis a vis introducing new animals and elements.

One thing FoMT was noted for was its connection to the GameCube game Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. It's a bit of a stretch to hope we'll see an AWL remake alongside, but there could very well be more new features added to Reunion with Mineral Town to replace old ones.

We'll know more soon, as additional information is expected to be revealed when this month's Famitsu is officially released on July 4.

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5 Classic Harvest Moon Games for Stardew Valley Fans https://www.gameskinny.com/a0nzo/5-classic-harvest-moon-games-for-stardew-valley-fans https://www.gameskinny.com/a0nzo/5-classic-harvest-moon-games-for-stardew-valley-fans Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:45:52 -0400 Angelica Dimson

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Stardew Valley has drawn a lot of inspiration from The Harvest Moon series, now renamed the Story of Seasons series. Considering a lot of the games that made this list were some of the earliest Harvest Moon releases, it is clear that the series has a special place in fans' hearts.

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But what do you guys think? What is your favorite game in the series?

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1. Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
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This highly acclaimed game in the franchise has a lot of charm to it. The characters in town will seem fairly familiar for those who played Harvest Moon: Back To Nature. 

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The residents of Mineral Town make a significant contribution to the game, developing friendships with you (or not), formulating their own thoughts on your character, and more. You'll be able to woo them into your circle of friends with gifts and other trinkets, of course, but the power they have over the gameplay in this iteration of the series is more than most others. 

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And on top of that, those friendly interactions trigger events and cutscenes that, while appearing modest enough, have long-term consequences on how your game plays out. So if you want some more feels, I suggest this entry in the franchise.

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2. Harvest Moon: Back To Nature
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Harvest Moon: Back To Nature is a classic in the franchise. So much so, that there are forums where fans debate whether Harvest Moon: Back To Nature is better than Harvest Moon 64. 

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This comes at number two on our list because it has an 82 rating on MetaCritic, which means it's a quality game. Unlike other Harvest Moon games, you only have three years to bring your grandfather's farm back to thriving condition -- adding a sense of urgency to a game that can at times be lackadaisical.

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3. Harvest Moon 64
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Harvest Moon 64 is a classic farming simulator that starts with you taking over your grandfather's farm (sound familiar?). Reminiscent of Stardew Valley, the gameplay here is so engaging that you won't mind the grinding and micromanaging involved. There is a lot to do. Harvest Moon 64 focuses heavily on farm and town life. And if you like festivals, there are a lot of seasonal festivals to attend. 

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4. Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon
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For dungeon crawlers and monster lovers, Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a mix of the traditional farm life found in the original Harvest Moon games and dungeon crawling found in The Legend of Zelda games. Plus, it is portable -- using the Nintendo DS platform.

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Both farming and dungeon crawling work hand in hand, helping you reach new areas and to craft items for your adventure. Plus, you can fight, befriend, or capture monsters, the latter of which can be used to help out on the farm or fight in dungeons. 

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Did I mention that there are three more sequels for this fantasy Harvest Moon? So the adventure doesn't have to end when you finish the first game -- there are still more monsters to catch!

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5. Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
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If you want a wider array of animals than Stardew Valley has to offer, Harvest Moon: Animal Parade is a fun game where you can befriend not only farm animals but also more exotic animals such as silkworms, pandas, and penguins. 

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The game follows the same formula of growing crops, improving your farm, and nurturing a family. However, it stands out because Harvest Moon: Animal Parade allows the player to do more with all the animals: walk them, teach them tricks, and even ride some of them. So instead of parading around the town on your horse, ride an ostrich instead!

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Stardew Valley has steadily become a massive bestseller ever since it hit Steam in February 2016. Estimated by SteamSpy to have earned $24 million in the past year, it's hard to imagine it was a one-man project. What we do know is that creator Eric Barone, who is a huge Harvest Moon fan, started Stardew Valley as a Harvest Moon clone to teach himself how to code. 

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Now, it is its own beast, and Barone still updates it to this day. So while you wait on those updates (or have already played Stardew Valley through several decades of seasons), take a look at these five Harvest Moon games for Stardew Valley fans. 

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These games will be ranked in terms of popular opinion, game review scores, and how similar each is to Stardew Valley. So let's get started!

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