Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Kappa Marriage and More Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/buwvb/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-kappa-marriage-and-more-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/buwvb/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-kappa-marriage-and-more-guide Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:47:39 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has plenty of marriage candidates, but Kappa is one of the most difficult to get to know. Even if you don't want to marry him, it's worth making friends since Kappa gives you a one-of-a-kind item.

You can only give Kappa one gift item, and like the Harvest Goddess, you’ll need to complete nearly everything FoMT has to offer if you’ve got your sights set on wedded bliss with the water spirit. Fortunately for you, our SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Kappa guide breaks it all down so there’s no guesswork involved.

SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Kappa Basics

Don't do this.

Kappa lives in the lake near Mother's Hill. But you can't just go up to him for a chat. Like the Harvest Goddess, you'll need to offer him an item as a gift, which you can do once per day except during the winter when he's not around and except when it's storming.

Unlike the Harvest Goddess, he won't appear if you chuck something he doesn't like into the water.

Kappa only responds to cucumbers. And you can only grow cucumbers in the spring. If you've already moved past your first season and didn't stock up on cukes, you'll have to wait to meet Kappa until the next year.

Unless you're determined to live alone and have every Mineral Town resident hate you, don't throw anything else in the lake. That just counts as litter, which decreases everyone's friend meter, and Kappa ignores you for it anyway

It doesn't matter where to make your Kappa offering either, so long as it's in the lake.

SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Kappa Events

Kappa doesn't really have any rewards for you as you get closer to him — except one — but there is a series of events where you at least get to speak to and see him more. Note these events aren't numbered in order. They're just different types of events you can experience with Kappa.

First Kappa Offering Event

As the heading suggests, you'll see this event the first time you give Kappa a cucumber. It's essentially your introductory event.

Second Kappa Offering Event

The name isn't entirely accurate here. The second offering event is the one you'll see most of the time, aside from the first and 10th time you offer Kappa a cucumber. He appears, says nothing, and leaves.

Third Kappa Offering Event

The 10th time you give Kappa a cucumber, he'll pop up and offer you the Blue Power Berry. It's definitely worth your time, even if you don't care about marrying Kappa. This is a one-time only event.

Fourth Kappa Offering Event — Kappa's Treasure

Kappa's fourth offering event isn't tied to cucumbers. Instead, you'll see it once you find all nine Kappa Jewels, and he gives you the Kappa Gem (more on that in a bit). And as you'd expect, this event will only happen once because there's only one Kappa Gem.

Kappa's Fifth Offering Event — Disaster

Kappa's Disaster Event occurs when you accidentally catch Kappa whilst fishing. This event can happen once per day, though it's a pretty rare one.

SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Kappa Marriage Requirements

Even if you skip out on meeting Kappa the first year, you can still get started fulfilling the Kappa marriage requirements list — and there are plenty to fulfill.

You'll need to be in year five before Kappa even considers marrying you, and you'll need to be tossing him cucumbers over a prolonged period.

The only way to tell you're getting close to that is if you aren't romancing anyone else at the time. The General Store starts selling the Blue Feather when a marriage partner is at 50,000, so you'll know you're close if that happens and Kappa is your only marriage interest.

Completion Requirements

Tell the Harvest Goddess You're Interested

The most important thing to do is connected with the Harvest Goddess. In her second event — unlocked after you offer her 20 gifts — you'll need to say you want to get closer with Kappa. If you don't do this or you choose someone else, you can't marry Kappa even if you complete the other requirements.

Shipping Items

You'll have to complete the shipping log. You'll do this by shipping one of every item listed in said log, and you can find it on your bookshelf back at the farmhouse.

Fishing Requirements

Kappa won't marry you until you catch every single fish as well, and that's going to take at least one year to do. Like with the shipping log, you can find a fishing log on your bookshelf. But it's a bit more complicated than that.

The type of fish you'll encounter in each area changes every season. Aside from the regular fry, you'll 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 (and you'll need to do that anyway for another requirement).

Save before going in, though, because it's not guaranteed the Cursed Tools will appear.

Cursed Tools cannot be un-equipped until they've been blessed. The Cursed Rod turns into a Blessed Rod when you've used it 50 times, which you can do just by pressing the tool button ("Y"). You don't actually have to fish.

Go Mining — A Lot

In addition to filling up the fish and shipping logs, you'll have to gather everything in both the Spring and Winter Mines. The Spring Mine is the one you always have access to, near the hot spring. The Winter one is in the lake and, surprise!, it's only accessible during winter.

And by everything, we mean everything. You need one of every kind of ore, plus all the statues, Goddess Jewels, and Kappa Jewels. If you aren't sure whether you've collected every item from the mines, you can check with the Harvest Goddess to see.

Our Harvest Goddess guide goes into detail about the Goddess Jewels, but here's the scoop on the Kappa Jewels.

There are nine Kappa Jewels, and they're only found in the Winter Mine on specific floors:

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

You'll only find one Kappa Jewel on each of these floors, and it only appears once. That said, it can be random whether the Jewel appears or not. The best thing to do is to save on the previous floor, go down to the floor with the Kappa Jewel, and then if it's not there, just re-load the game and try again.

Don't save once you get to the floor with the Jewel. Map layouts and items are determined once a floor loads, so if the jewel isn't there once you reach the floor, re-loading won't help.

Friends of Mineral Town Kappa Marriage Requirements: Next Steps

With all this done, and in year five, it's time to take your relationship further. Make sure you buy a Large Bed from the carpenter, and you'll need the Blue Feather as well. Before you go offer it to Kappa, though, head to the church to offer a confession to Carter. You can do this on any Monday, Wednesday, or rainy/snowy day.

During the confession, say you want to marry Kappa. This option won't appear unless you've completed all the other requirements

Some report the confession option for marrying Kappa isn't always available, so you might want to try the save/load trick from the mines here as well.

Finally, just head back to the lake one more time, and hurl the Blue Feather in to start your married life with Kappa.

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SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Bachelor Marriage Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/astk7/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-bachelor-marriage-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/astk7/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-bachelor-marriage-guide Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:33:12 -0400 Ashley Shankle

You've got to settle down if you want to make the most of your time in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, and in this iteration, you can marry eligible bachelors or bachelorettes no matter your gender.

There are more bachelors than bachelorettes in FoMT, and three of them are hidden marriage candidates: Huang, Bon Vivant, and Kappa. Two of them provide a fair challenge for the fan looking to truly do everything over multiple playthroughs.

We'll be going over the likes and dislikes for all nine bachelors, from the fan-favorite Gray to the elusive and food-obsessed Bon Vivant.

You can increase all the townsfolk perception of you by granting them gifts and talking to them every day. Actions speak louder than words, though, so be sure to give gifts to those you want to be endeared to.

These are the gains and losses for gifts from "Favorite" to "Hated":

  • Favorite items grant 9 Friend Points and 800 Love Points
  • Loved items grant 9 Friend Points and 500 Love Points
  • Liked items grant 3 Friend Points and 300 Love Points
  • Neutral items grant 1 Friend Point and 100 Love Points
  • Disliked items remove 3 Friend Points and 500 Love Points
  • Hated items remove 9 Friend Points and 800 Love
How to Get Married in SoS: FoMT

The requirements to get married haven't changed much over the years, and they aren't anything crazy:

  1. Get a character's heart up to a red heart via gift giving and seeing/participating in their heart events. Once a character reaches a new heart level, you can find them at the right time and place to trigger the event for that tier.
  2. Upgrade your house twice, to the Big House.
    1. It costs 150 Lumber, 50 Material Stone, and 3000G for the first upgrade, to the Slightly Bigger House.
    2. It costs 600 Lumber, 250 Material Stone, and 10000G for the second upgrade, to the Big House.
  3. Buy the Large Bed from the shop.
  4. Give your love interest a Preserved Flower, one of which will be given to you for free after triggering a character's red heart event.

In the item listings below, items that are particularly easy to obtain are underlined to make this whole process easier. Don't be afraid to give someone the same things every single day  it's totally normal!

Gray's Likes and Dislikes

Gray endears himself to most players because of the harsh treatment he receives from his grandfather, Saibara, but he comes to learn his way during his time in Mineral Town just as you do.

He catches a lot of flak from Saibara, but Gray is a hard worker with a kind heart. He spends most of his time at the forge, library, and inn.

The rival for Gray's affection is Marie, and his birthday falls on Winter 6.

  • Favorite items: Roasted corn

  • Loved items: Precious stones and ore of all types, apple pie, baked sweet potato, baumkuchen, bibimbap, bracelet, brooch, cake, candied sweet potato, carbonara, cheese souffle, cheesecake, chocolate, curry bread, curry rice, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, fried rice, fries, ice cream, nasi goreng, necklace, okonomiyaki, omurice, pancakes, pudding, sand rose, sunscreen.

  • Liked items: Eggs of all types, cheese of all types, ajillo, almond jelly, bagna cauda, branch, bread, cheese fondue, cheese risotto, corn, curry udon, daifuku, eggs benedict, high grade grape juice, ketchup, large fish, lumber, margherita, mashed potatoes, material stone, mayonnaise, moon dumplings, napolitan, perfume, popcorn, potato, quiche, ramen, shark fin soup, stew, tamagoyaki, tomato, zenzai.

  • Disliked and hated items: Trash of all types, food with spicy in the name, adzuki, ancient fish fossil, bamboo shoot, bell pepper, carrot, chestnut, chestnut rice, chili pepper, dango flour, dorayaki, fodder, hot spring egg, mont blanc, golden lumber, oden, pet treat, pepper steak, pot-a-feu, turnip, red grass, poisonouse mushroom, pirate's treasure, yellow grass, letter in a bottle.

Kai's Likes and Dislikes

Kai's only in Mineral Town over the summer, but he has such an impact on it that Rick just won't shut up about how much he hates Kai — even in winter.

Kai enjoys the relaxed pace of Mineral Town and the friendliness of its inhabitants, but he's a little harder to woo since he's only in town for one month of the year. Luckily, you can begin giving him pineapple near the end of summer, and a fair portion of his loved items are easy enough to obtain.

Popuri is the obvious rival for Kai's love, and his birthday is Summer 22.

  • Favorite items: Pineapple

  • Loved items: Eggs of all types, bibimbap, bread, churros, corn, curry bread, curry rice, diamond, eggs benedict, french toast, fried rice, high grade grape juice, large fish, nasi goreng, oil, omurice, onion, perfume, pineapple juice, pink diamond, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, shark fin soup, tomato, wheat flour, wild grape water.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, milk of all types, small and medium fish, acqua pazza, ajillo, bagna cauda, bracelet, brooch, butter, carpaccio, cheese, curry powder, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, fish fritter, grilled fish, honey, ketchup, mayonnaise, napolitan, necklace, orangettes, paella, popcorn, relax tea leaves, salad, sashimi, seafood rice bowl, strawberry cake, sunscreen, sushi, tempura, wild grapes, orange, orange bread, orange peel.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious ore and stones of all types, building materials of all types, fur and wool and yarn, mushroom or matsutake and their products, trash of all types, grass of all types, bamboo shoot, bamboo shoot rice, baked sweet potato, candied sweet potato, curry udon, daifuku, hot spring egg, fodder, golden lumber, margherita, miso soup, mochi, oden, okonomiyaki, pet treat, philosopher's stone, pot-a-feu, pirate's treasure, ramen, roasted corn, sand rose, buckwheat flour, tempura soba, tempura udon, turnip, poisonous mushroom, letter in a bottle, mysterious lithograph, ancient fish fossil, zaru soba, zenzai, udon, sweet potato

Doctor's Likes and Dislikes

One of a pair that seems destined from the outset, Doctor spends just about all of his time at the clinic with Elly. He's focused on the health of his patients, though, and not particularly on his ever-reliable nurse.

Doctor is focused on health and healthy living, just what one would expect from someone with the exact name of their profession. He spends most of his time at the clinic.

Doctor's birthday falls on Fall 19, and your rival for him is Elly.

  • Favorite items: Milk

  • Loved items: Grass of all types, fruit and vegetable juices of all types except pineapple juice, bamboo shoot, medium and large fish, blue magic red flower, carpaccio, chestnut rice, elli leaves, butter, honey, mont blanc, paella, poisonous mushroom, roasted chestnut, seafood rice bowl, shark fin soup, stew.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, all non-plain milk, eggs of all types (including hot spring), food with spicy in the name, adzuki, baked apple, acqua pazza, bamboo shoot rice, bell pepper, carrot, cheese, chestnut, chili pepper, corn, chop suey, dorayaki, eggs benedict, ketchup, mashed potatoes, matsutake rice, mushroom gratin, mushroom rice, napolitan, oden, onion, orangettes, pepper steak, pineapple, pineapple juice, pot-a-feu, potato, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, quiche, relax tea, roasted corn, small fish, vegetables, spinach, strawberry, strawberry cake, orange, orange bread, orange peel, tempura soba, tomato, turnip, zaru soba.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious ore and stones of all types, building materials of all types, trash of all types, ancient fish fossil, baumkuchen, bracelet, branch, brooch, cake, fodder, chocolate cookies, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, necklace, margherita, pirate's treasure, philospher's stone, perfume, pancakes, popcorn, sunscreen, sand rose.

Cliff's Likes and Dislikes

Cliff is perhaps the least obvious bachelor in Mineral Town, as he spends half of the first year sitting in church. It's also possible to see him leave town completely if you don't get him a job at the winery.

Provided you've taken the time to get Cliff a job, he'll stay in town and you can woo him all the way to marriage. Since he's essentially homeless unless you marry him, he's not the pickiest guy out there.

Ran will swoop him up if you don't, so be prepared for his Summer 6 birthday.

  • Favorite items: Curry rice

  • Loved items: Bamboo shoot rice, bibimbap, cheese fondue, cheese risotto, curry bread, curry udon, fried rice, grilled fish, margherita, matsutake rice, miso soup, mixed au lait, mushroom gratin, mushroom rice, okonomiyaki, omurice, ramen, sandwich, stew, stir-fried vegetables, sushi, tamagoyaki, tempura, tempura soba, tempura udon, vegetable juice.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, milk of all types, adzuki, baked apple, baked sweet potato, baumkuchen, boiled egg, bread, cake, candied sweet potato, carbonara, carrot, cheese, cheese souffle, cheesecake, chocolate, corn, cucumber, daifuku, dorayaki, fries, fruit juice, grape juice, high grade grape juice, raisin bread, pineapple, pineapple juice, ice cream, mixed juice, mochi, moon dumplings, onigiri, orangettes, pancakes, salad, popcorn, pudding, relax tea, sashimi, strawberry, strawberry cake, strawberry milk (cooked), zenzai, tomato, orange, orange bread, orange peel, wild grape water, wild grapes.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious stones and ore of all types, fur and wool and yarn, grass of all types, trash of all types, butter, copper, fodder, dango flour, ello leaves, ancient fish fossil, curry powder, letter in a bottle, golden lumber, oil, pirate's treasure, mysterious lithograph, pet treat, philosopher's stone, poisonous mushroom, sand rose, wheat flour.

Rick Likes and Dislikes

Rick's a family man, which means his first priority is his mother and sister — and taking care of the family's chicken farm.

Though he spends most of his time complaining initially, Rick slowly opens up to you about his protectiveness over Popuri and Lillia, and it turns out not to be that much of a stickler as he initially seems.

You'll be competing with Karen for Rick's attention, and his birthday comes on Fall 27.

  • Favorite items: Hot spring egg

  • Loved items: Eggs of all types, ajillo, bagna cauda, bibimbap, cheese, chicken feed, chocolate, churros, corn, eggs benedict, french toast, high grade grape juice, honey, large fish, mayonnaise, nasi goreng, omurice, popcorn, pudding, quiche, shark fin soup, tamagoyaki, wild grape water.

  • Liked items: Grasses of all types (except yellow and red), building materials, blue magic red flower, bracelet, brooch, carbonara, carpaccio, cheese souffle, cheesecake, chocolate cookies, curry udon, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, fish fritter, fries, fruit juice, grape juice, ketchup, medium fish, raisin bread, necklace, onigiri, mushroom, mixed juice, napolitan, necklace, tempura udon, sunscreen, stir-fried vegetables, relax tea, relax tea leaves, ramen, pineapple, pineapple juice, pet treat, paella, orange venus.

  • Disliked and hated items: Precious ore and stones of all types, trash of all types, fur and wool and yarn, boiled egg, yellow grass, red grass, ancient fish fossil, letter in a bottle, pirate's treasure, mysterious lithograph, poisonous mushroom, philosopher's stone, daifuku, perfume, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, curry rice, curry bread, cheese risotto, cheese fondue, stew, sand rose, golden lumber, zenzai, sweet potato.

Brandon Likes and Dislikes

Brandon is brand new to SoS: Friends of Mineral Town, and he's relatively new to Mineral Town as a whole.

Spending most of his time up in Gotts' workshop, Brandon is an artist and looks toward the beauty of nature for inspiration to create new works. He's surprisingly open to simple gifts, using them to draw inspiration as well.

Unlike the other more straightforward bachelors, Brandon doesn't have a love interest. His birthday comes around on Fall 7.

  • Favorite items: Matsutake, dorayaki.

  • Loved items: Eggs of all types, apple, adzuki, baked apple, cheese, carrot, butter, cucumber, curry powder, eggs benedict, honey, ketchup, mashed potatoes, napolitan, oil, onion, orangettes, potato, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, quiche, relax tea leaves, sweet potato, orange, orange bread, orange peel, wheat flour.

  • Liked items: Milk of all types, apple pie, baumkuchen, bibimbap, branch, buckwheat flour, cake, candied sweet potato, chocolate, chocolate cookies, carpaccio, fish fritter, fruit juice, grape juice, high grade grape juice, ice cream, large fish, lumber, medium fish, miso soup, mixed juice, lixed au lait, nasi goreng, omurice, paella, pancakes, pudding, pirate's treasure, ancient fish fossil, pudding, salad, sandwich, seafood rice bowl, shark fin soup, relax tea, strawberry cake, sushi, tempura soba, tempura udon, vegetable juice, wild grape water, zaru soba.

  • Disliked and hated items: Fur and wool and yarn, precious ores and stones of all types, trash of all types, brooch, bracelet, necklace, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, mysterious lithograph, philosopher's stone, dango flour, elli leaves, fodder, letter in a bottle, roasted corn, sunscreen, pet treat, material stone.

Huang's Likes and Dislikes

Huang is the easiest of the three secret bachelors, and he really only has one special requirement: buy the flower vase he offers you.

Unlike Kappa and Bon Vivant, Huang will stay at your home. Though he only comes home from 5 p.m. onward, he otherwise stays at Zack's to peddle his wares.

There are no rivals for Huang, and his birthday is on Winter 19.

  • Loved items: Adamantite, alexandrite, ancient fish fossil, philosopher's stone, bracelet, brooch, diamond, dress, earrings, face lotion, face pack, sunscreen, gold egg, diamond, emerald, gold, mithril, moonstone, orichalcum, peridot, pink diamond, ruby, sand rose, topaz.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, aquamarine, garnet, orangettes, perfume, sapphire, orange, orange bread, orange peel.

  • Disliked and hated items: Building materials, trash of all types, fodder, golden lumber, letter in a bottle, mysterious lithograph, poisonous mushroom, copper, scrap ore, silver.

Bon Vivant's Likes and Dislikes

Bon Vivant's marriage requirements are a little different from what you might be used to in Friends of Mineral Town. One thing's for certain: he certainly lives up to his title as gourmand.

You don't have to worry about heart events with him, unlike most other marriage candidates. However, he'll only be persistently present at your house on days 10, 20, and 30 or each month.

In order to tickle Bon Vivant's fancy, you'll need to:

  1. Win the cooking competition five times: You likely won't be able to in your first year, so this alone will push you to six years.
  2. Cook every single recipe at least once
  3. Get his affection high enough
  4. Have a Big House with a Large Bed and grant him a Blue Feather, like everyone else

It's worth noting that cooking once a day actually gives the same value of affection toward Bon Vivant as if you were talking to him.

You'll only have an opportunity to give him a gift after the cooking festival (Spring 22, which is also his birthday). He will stay in the town square until 8 p.m. on the day of the cooking festival, so you'll have to trek back out there to give him a gift.

  • Loved items: Elli leaves
  • Liked items: Any cooked dish (but NOT spring sun, summer sun, fall sun, or winter sun)
  • Disliked and hated items: Anything that's not a cooked dish

Kappa's Likes and Dislikes:

Kappa is almost as hard to marry as the Harvest Goddess is, so much so that we've got a guide on how to marry Kappa in FoMT.

Kappa will never leave the lake on Mother's Hill, even after you marry him. Why marry this guy? Well, just look at his face. Why wouldn't you?

  • Loved items: Cucumber
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SoS: Friends of Mineral Town Bachelorette Marriage Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/g2mil/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-bachelorette-marriage-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/g2mil/sos-friends-of-mineral-town-bachelorette-marriage-guide Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:25:00 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Your schedule is packed tight in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. Nonetheless, you've likely got your eye on one of the guys or gals available to date and eventually marry in town.

Getting someone to enjoy your company enough to marry you is a time-consuming process. Not just because of the sheer amount of gifts you have to toss their way over time, but because you must reach particular progression goals before anyone will even consider moving in with you.

In this guide, we'll be focusing on the seven eligible bachelorettes in town, particularly their extensive lists of liked and disliked items.

Giving townsfolk items that are their favorites, loved, or liked will increase their fondness for you by increasing amounts; while giving them items they dislike or hate will decrease how they feel about you. The gains and losses are as follows:

  • Favorite items grant 9 Friend Points and 800 Love Points
  • Loved items grant 9 Friend Points and 500 Love Points
  • Liked items grant 3 Friend Points and 300 Love Points
  • Neutral items grant 1 Friend Point and 100 Love Points
  • Disliked items remove 3 Friend Points and 500 Love Points
  • Hated items remove 9 Friend Points and 800 Love Points

In short: You just don't want to give someone an item they dislike or hate, under any circumstances unless you outright do not like them — though that gives you no gameplay benefits.

How to Get Married in SoS: FoMT

The requirements for this have remained mostly steady since Back to Nature:

  1. Get a character's heart up to a red heart via gift giving and seeing/participating in their heart events. Once a character reaches a new heart level, you can find them at the right time and place to trigger the event for that tier.
  2. Upgrade your house twice, to the Big House.
    1. It costs 150 Lumber, 50 Material Stone, and 3000G for the first upgrade, to the Slightly Bigger House.
    2. It costs 600 Lumber, 250 Material Stone, and 10000G for the second upgrade, to the Big House.
  3. Buy the Large Bed from the shop.
  4. Give your love interest a Preserved Flower, one of which will be given to you for free after triggering a character's red heart event.

In the item listings below, items that are particularly easy to obtain are underlined to make this whole process easier. I know I end up giving people pretty much the same things over and over, it's likely you will too.

Popuri's Likes and Dislikes

Popuri and her mother have a distinct feature from the rest of Mineral Town's residents: their pink hair and red eyes.

Popuri helps her brother run the chicken farm, with her mother on sales duty. She's certainly the bubbliest of the girls you could marry in Friends of Mineral Town and would love to leave and see the world, but she's a country girl at heart and isn't too keen on exotic or spicy foods.

Her birthday is on Summer 3, and Kai will be your rival for her affections.

  • Favorite items: Bibimbap, omurice, tamagoyaki, nasi goreng

  • Loved items: All apples and apple products, non-processed eggs and egg products (not hot spring egg), baumkuchen, cake, chocolate, chocolate bread, cookies, diamond, dress, earrings, face cream, face pack, face pack, fruit peel tea, ice lotion, madeleine, orangette, pancakes, perfume, perfume, pink diamond, pudding, quiche, relax juice, sunscreen, orange, orange bread, orange cookies.

  • Liked items: All milk types (including coffee, etc.), yarn of all types, ajillo, amethyst, aquamarine, bagna cauda, bamboo shoot rice, candied sweet potato, churros, french toast, grape juice, honey, ketchup, napolitan, okonomiyaki, pet treat, pineapple, pineapple juice, pink cat flower, popcorn, relax tea leaves, roasted corn, sapphire, stew, strawberry cake, topaz, wheat flour.

  • Disliked and hated items: Foods with 'spicy' in the name, trash of all types, grasses of all types, building materials of all types, animal feed, ancient fish fossil, bell pepper, chestnut, chestnut rice, chicken feed, chili pepper, eggplant, eggplant, fluorite, fodder, garnet, gold, golden lumber, high grade grape juice, jade, mixed au lait, mixed juice, mont blanc, mysterious lithograph, orichalcum, pirate's treasure, poisonous mushroom, pot-a-feu, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, roasted chestnut, scrap ore, silver, buckwheat flour, spicy pepper steak, stone, turnip, turquoise, vegetable juice, wild grape water, zenzai.

Ran's Likes and Dislikes

Mineral Town's very own tomboy tsundere, Ran spends most of her time helping her father run the inn — though she can be found each morning at the Goddess' Pond soaking in nature.

She is quite the cook thanks to working at the inn, and naturally she's keen on receiving foods as gifts.

Ran's birthday is Summer 17, and the rival for her attention is Cliff. In the original game, her name was Ann.

  • Favorite items: Cake, pancakes, baumkuchen, cheese fondue, cheese risotto, matsutake rice

  • Loved items: Apple pie, baked sweet potato, bibimbap, carbonara, cheese souffle, chocolate, curry bread, curry rice, daifuku, diamond, fried rice, hot spring egg, ice scream, mochi, mushroom gratin, mushroom rice, nasi goreng, okonomiyaki, omurice, perfume, pink diamond, pudding, salad, salad, stew, stir-friend vegetables, strawberry milk, sushi, tempura soba, zaru soba, zenzai.

  • Liked items: All apples and apple products, all fruit and fruit products, all milk types, non-processed eggs of all types, ajillo, amethyst, bagna cauda, bracelet, bread, brooch, candied sweet potato, chocolate cookies, churros, cookies, dango flour, dress, earrings, eggs benedict, face lotion, face pack, french toast, fries, garnet, large fish, madeleines, margherita, miso soup, mysterious lithograph, necklace, quiche, ramen, relax tea, ruby, sapphire, shark fin soup, buckwheat flour, sunscreen, tamagoyaki, orange peel, tomato, topaz, udon, vegetable juice, wild grapes.

  • Disliked and hated items: Grass of all types, trash of all types, adamantite, agate, alexandrite, ancient fish fossil, chicken feed, fodder, gold, golden lumber, jade, lumber, material stone, mythril, moonstone, orichalcum, philosopher's stone, pirate's treasure, sand rose, scrap ore, stone, turquoise.

Elly's Likes and Dislikes

Elly isn't just kept hard at work at the clinic, she also has to take care of her elderly grandmother and rambunctious little brother.

Taking care of Ellen and Yu keeps Elly plenty busy and grounded, and she has a clear crush on Doctor from the outset. Young love isn't permanent though, and she can be won over with a little effort and a lot of grass.

Elly's birthday is on Spring 16, and your rival for her affections is Doctor.

  • Favorite items: Orange venus, almond jelly, moon dumplings, red magic red flower.

  • Loved items: Milk of all types, blue magic red flower, bracelet, brooch, dango flour, diamond, dress, earrings, elli leaves, face lotion, face pack, letter in a bottle, mysterious lithograph, necklace, perfume, pink cat flower, pink diamond, sunscreen, toy flower.

  • Liked items: Every grass except yellow grass, acqua pazza, amethyst, apple pie, aquamarine, baumkuchen, candied sweet potato, carbonara, carpaccio, cheesecake, chocolate, chocolate cookies, cookies, daifuku, emerald, fish fritter, french toast, garnet, ice cream, large fish, madeleines, medium fish, mixed au lait, mochi, paella, pancakes, popcorn, relax tea, relax tea leaves, ruby, salad, sandwich, sashimi, seafood rice bowl, shark fin soup, small fish, topaz, vegetable juice, zenzai.

  • Disliked and hated items: Trash of all types, foods with 'spicy' in the name, ancient fish fossil, bell pepper, bibimbap, chestnut, chicken feed, corn, corn, fodder, fried rice, golden lumber, high grade grape juice, ketchup, lumber, material stone, mont blanc, napolitan, onion, pepper steak, pirate's treasure, poisonous mushroom, roasted chestnut, scrap ore, spicy margherita, stir-fried vegetables, stone, tamagoyaki, wild grape water, yellow grass.

Jennifer's Likes and Dislikes

Jennifer and Brandon are brand new to this Friends of Mineral Town release, and are fairly easy to woo compared to the classic characters.

Jennifer herself lives in a tent up on the hill, and likes to talk about spirituality. Interestingly, she gets along well with Popuri's mother, Lillia. Out of place and mostly talking about chakras, she's a far cry from the other girls in Mineral Town.

Jennifer's birthday is on Winter 2.

  • Favorite items: Roasted chestnut, chestnut rice, mont blanc.

  • Loved items: Candied sweet potato, chocolate, chocolate cookies, cookies, madeleines.

  • Liked items: Milk of all types, eggs of all types (not hot spring), wool and fur of all types, foods with 'spicy' in the name, adzuki, ball, bamboo shoot rice, bell pepper, blue magic red flower, bracelet, brooch, cabbage, carrot, chestnut, chili pepper, chop suey, corn, cucumber, curry powder, dango flour, dorayaki, earrings, eggplant, eggs benedict, raisin bread, grape juice, high grade grape juice, honey, mashed potatoes, matsutake, matsutake rice, moondrop flower, necklace, oden, oil, onion, orange venus, pepper steak, pet treat, pineapple, pineapple juice, pink cat flower, platinum egg, pot-a-feu, potato, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, quiche, relax tea leaves, roasted corn, buckwheat flour, strawberry, strawberry cake, sweet potato, tempura soba, tomato, toy flower, turnip, vegetable pizza, wheat flour, wild grape water, zaru soba.

  • Disliked and hated items: Trash of all types, all stones and precious ores, all fish and fish products, all cheese and cheese products, all building materials, face lotion, face pack, golden lumber, letter in a bottle, mysterious lithograph, paella, perfume, poisonous mushroom, philosopher's stone, pirate's treasure, sand rose, sunscreen, weed.

Karen's Likes and Dislikes

Originally the most popular girl between Harvest Moon 64, Back to Nature, and Friends of Mineral Town, Karen lives on here in SoS: FoMT with the same attitude and a totally different design.

Outgoing and smart, Karen spends a fair amount of time both helping her parents around the shop and hanging out with Rick.

Karen's birthday is on Fall 15, and Rick is the very obvious rival for her attention.

  • Favorite items: Fries, margherita, popcorn.

  • Loved items: Cheese of all types, bamboo shoot, chestnut rice, diamond, high grade grape juice, matsutake, mont blanc, perfume, pink diamond, roasted chestnut, sashimi tempura, wild grape water.

  • Liked items: Eggs of all types, food with 'spicy' in the name, ajillo, amethyst, aquamarine, bagna cauda, bell pepper, blue magic red flower, bracelet, brooch, butter, cheese fondue, cheese risotto, chestnut, chili pepper, chop suet, corn, cucumber, dress, earrings, eggplant, eggs benedict, emerald, face lotion, face pack, garnet, grilled fish, hot spring egg, mashed potatoes, mayonnaise, miso soup, moondrop flower, necklace, orange venus, pepper steak, pink cat flower, potato, pumpkin, pumpkin potage, quiche, red magic red flower, roasted corn, ruby, salad, sapphire, spinach, stir-fried vegetables, sunscreen, sweet potato, tamagoyaki, toy flower.

  • Disliked and hated items: Apples of all types and apple products, fur and wool of all types, trash of all types, all building materials, grass of all types, adamantite, agate, alexandrite, ancient fish fossil, baumkuchen, cake, candied sweet potato, copper, carbonara, cheese souffle, cheesecake, chocolate, chocolate cookies, cookies, elli leaves, fodder, fluorite, raisin bread, gold, golden lumber, jade, grape juice, mythril, moonstone, honey, ice scream, madeleines, mixed au lait, orangettes, mysterious lithograph, orichalcum, philosopher's stone, pirate's treasure, pancakes, pet treat, buckwheat flour, sand rose, scrap ore, silver, strawberry milk, orange, orange bread, orange peel.

Marie's Likes and Dislikes

Marie is Mineral Town's resident bookworm, compounded by her father's obsession with local flora and fauna. She's not just a librarian, though — much like her father, she has a penchant for writing.

You can most often find Marie tending the library, though she heads up to Mother's Hill with her family on her days off. Timid and more than busy, she prefers to take things slowly.

Marie's birthday is on Winter 20, and your rival for her affection is Gray... provided he doesn't leave town.

  • Favorite items: Relax tea, vegetable juice.

  • Loved items: Bamboo shoot, blue grass, black grass, chocolate, chocolate cookie, chestnut rice, diamond, dango flour, elli leaves, grape juice, raisin bread, letter in a bottle, poison mushroom, matsutake, mont blanc, mysterious lithograph, pink diamond, perfume, red grass, roasted chestnut, relax tea, wild grape.

  • Liked items: Apples of all types, fur and wool of all types, cheese of all types and foods with cheese, mayonnaise, foods with 'spicy' in the name, aquamarine, apple pie, ajillo, bagna cauda, bell pepper, bamboo shoot rice, chestnut, yarn, carbonara, pepper steak, pineapple, pineapple juice, orange, orange bread, orange peel, matsutake rice, chop suey, sapphire, orange grass, yellow grass, tomato, dress, honey, pet treat, spinach, pumpkin potage, garnet, mushroom gratin, yarn.

  • Disliked and hated items: Building materials of all types, trash of all types, okonomiyaki, curry bread, curry rice, fried rice, chicken feed, fodder, butter, golden lumber, pirate's treasure, ancient fish fossil

Harvest Goddess Likes and Dislikes

The Harvest Goddess is a little different from the other girls in Mineral Town in more ways than the obvious.

Aside from granting her gifts she actually likes, you actually have to follow a rather lengthy process to get her to even consider marrying you... and it is possible to make a mistake.

Take a look at our Harvest Goddess marriage guide for the full rundown of what you need to do to woo this particularly snooty deity. Her birthday is on Spring 8.

  • Loved: Pineapple, strawberry.

  • Liked items: Foods with 'spicy' in the name, eggs of all types (not hot spring),  milk of all types, adzuki, bell pepper, blue magic red flower, cabbage, carrot, chestnut, chestnut rice, chili pepper, chop suey, corn, cucumber, dorayaki, eggplant, eggs benedict, mont blanc, moondrop flower, oden, onion, orange venus, pepper steak, pink cat flower, pot-a-feu, potato, pumpkin, pumpkin otage, red magic red flower, roasted chestnut, relax tea leaves, strawberry cake, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, toy flower, turnip, X milk.

  • Disliked and hated items: Building materials of all types, trash of all types, ore and precious stones of all types, ancient fish fossil, mysterious lithograph, letter in a bottle, brooch, necklace, dress, ball, bracelet, perfume, philosopher's stone, golden lumber, pirate's treasure, poisonous mushroom, sand rose, sunscreen.
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A similar guide for the guys is coming next week, but in the meantime, enjoy your time in Mineral Town and all the time-crunching it entails to truly make the most of it. Keep your eyes open for even more Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town guides here on GameSkinny.

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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 Fishing Rod Location https://www.gameskinny.com/8ed7o/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-fishing-rod-location https://www.gameskinny.com/8ed7o/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-fishing-rod-location Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:38:47 -0400 Josh Broadwell

It wouldn't be a farm-sim game without fishing, and Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has it in droves. To get started, you'll need to get your hands on your first fishing rod.

In this guide we'll talk about how to get the fishing rod in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral town, as well as how to upgraded it all the way up to the mythic fishing rod near the end of your time in Mineral Town.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Fishing Rod

You can get the Friends of Mineral Town fishing rod almost right away. Once the introductory days are under your belt, head down to the beach when Zack is at home. You can get there by going to the town square and heading out the east exit, and Zack's house is the one near the pier.

But like all the other Mineral Town characters, Zack has his own unique schedule. He's only at home:

  • 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. (you won't make it in time unless you have a grown horse)
  • 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 8:10 p.m. to 10 p.m.

When you enter Zack's house, you'll trigger an event where he talks about having an extra fishing rod and passes it on to you.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Fishing Rod Upgrades

When you first get the rod, it's just at level one like all your other tools. And like your other tools, you can upgrade it at Saibara's forge.

Fishing Rod Level Requirements
Cheap Fishing Rod Your first fishing rod
Copper Fishing Rod 1 Copper Ore, 1,000 G, 1 day. Rod EXP must be 10%
Silver Fishing Rod  1 Silver Ore, 2,000 G, 2 days. Rod EXP must be 30%
Golden Fishing Rod 1 Gold Ore, 3,000 G, 3 days. Rod EXP must be 55%
  Mithril Fishing Rod  1 Mithril Ore, 5,000 G, 4 days. Rod EXP must be 100%
Cursed Fishing Rod  Lake Mine floor 29 (all other tools must be Mithril)
Blessed Fishing Rod  Use the Cursed Rod 50 times
  Mythic Fishing Rod 1 Mythic Ore, 50,000 G, 7 days
(All other tools must be Blessed)

 

A higher fishing rod level means you can catch bigger, more valuable fish. In fact, you'll need at least a Cursed Rod or higher to catch the Guardian Fish and complete the fishing log if you want to marry the Harvest Goddess.

One other thing worth noting for the Cursed Rod is it's not guaranteed to appear on the mine's 29 floor. So you'll want to save on the floor before, then re-load and try again if it doesn't appear. Cursed in Friends of Mineral Town just means you can't un-equip it until you break the curse.

Since the requirements for doing that dropped from using it 255 times to just using it 50 times, that shouldn't prove too difficult. You don't need to actually fish with it either; it counts if you're just pressing the button.

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And that's all you need to know about the Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town fishing rod. If you're just getting started, be sure to check out our other Friends of Mineral Town guides for more ways to maximize your time on the farm.

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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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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Review — Good Ol' Reliable https://www.gameskinny.com/12ahi/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-review-good-ol-reliable https://www.gameskinny.com/12ahi/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-review-good-ol-reliable Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:29:52 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town might be new on Nintendo Switch, but the foundation for the game has been around the block more than once by now — Harvest Moon 64 and Back to Nature created the base, while the original Friends of Mineral Town on the Game Boy Advance further refined the formula.

With the genre growing quite a bit since we first met the likes of Mayor Thomas and Popuri, is it still worth meeting the same folks and plowing the same ground again? Absolutely. The game and formula are timeless for a reason.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Review — Good Ol' Reliable

If you’ve never played Friends of Mineral Town, you probably still know the basic idea behind it. Dear old grandad’s left us behind and left you his run-down farm in the boonies. Maybe that sounds like a less than ideal inheritance, but it’s where you spent some of your happiest hours as a child, and going back was always your dream.

Now your dream has come true! And it’s time to wake up and get to work because Mayor Thomas wasn’t joking when he called the farm run down.

The premise has probably been overused since it first appeared in Harvest Moon 64, yet that’s not really a problem. Friends of Mineral Town Switch sits on the border between remake and remaster, so it’s not really setting out to overhaul the game’s foundations.

The most obvious change is letting you woo eligible folk of either gender, regardless of your own. Gone is the pearl clutching of Harvest Moon Cute, where the game insisted that woman your female farmer lived with was just your “best friend.”

She is the manager.

Apart from being a long overdue change to the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons formula, it means you get to see more character events. Heart events formerly locked behind gender are free to view as you pursue relationships of any kind, though they obviously become more romance-oriented as those friendships develop.

Friends of Mineral Town Switch introduces two new marriage candidates to shake up your love life: Jennifer the nature woman and Brandon the eccentric artist. Each fits into Mineral Town seamlessly, to the point where it’d be strange going back to an earlier version and not finding Brandon at the carpenter’s house or seeing Jennifer’s tent pitched at the bottom of Mother Hill.

Even better, it’s pretty easy to get to know them both. Unlike others in town, Jennifer and Brandon count basic things among their liked and loved items, things like flowers and eggs. So you don’t have to jump through hoops or break the bank just to get a friendship started with the newcomers.

Outside the hunt for marriage partners, Friends of Mineral Town has an engaging and eclectic cast of townsfolk to befriend as well. And they’re even better than Friends of Mineral Town veterans might remember thanks to Xseed breathing new life into their writing and your responses.

It’s not a huge departure from the original, but everyone speaks a lot more naturally in the Friends of Mineral Town remake. And of course, there’s the usual extra Xseed pizazz added in.

Whether you’ll find the townsfolk worth engaging with is entirely an individual matter of course, but to me, they and their stories definitely still hold up after all these years. No, you won’t find poignant, timely stories like soldiers dealing with PTSD like you do in Stardew Valley, but everyone’s got a story to tell.

Manna and Duke are stuck in a strained marriage, strained thanks to his constant drinking. Cliff has plenty of issues. Gray’s grandfather the blacksmith constantly berates him and seems incapable of showing affection (except to you when you give him presents). And Lillia suffers from an unspecified illness which her husband is away trying to cure.

I appreciate the small tragedies in games like A Wonderful Life and Stardew Valley, but I also recognize the strength of a mostly warmhearted story with a tinge of real-life sadness added in. That’s what you get with Friends of Mineral Town. As you grow closer with your chosen friends, or everyone if you can spare the time, you’ll see new events expanding on their relationships and antics that aren’t revolved entirely around you. 

You’ll learn their patterns and habits, and as you form your own, it gradually feels like you’re fitting into a close-knit, welcoming community — albeit where the residents still only have a few things to say every season outside their events.

More events definitely would have been welcome, and I think it’s past time for farm-sim games to move beyond the one-liners and too-few interactions. But there’s still no denying FoMT’s charm, no matter how well you know these characters.

Friends of Mineral Town pulls this off with the farmwork side of the game as well, which is really the game’s most impressive feat. I was hesitant in the first few, very familiar hours. Mineral Town is small, and your list of tasks is pretty limited compared to more recent games like Stardew Valley. That actually becomes a boon as you start establishing your own rhythm though. 

Time moves fast, and you rarely have a chance to do everything you’d like in a day. So you end up planning out small goals to focus on instead. First is obviously handling crops, then animals, then improving your tools to make farming easier. Then it’s working toward your house expansion so you can actually cook your raw crops, and so on. 

The more prosperous your farm becomes, with much help from the eager Nature Sprites, the more items you get access to, which means more ways to improve friendships with more people.

The number of systems in Friends of Mineral Town isn’t quite as impressive as Rune Factory 4 Special  — which is hardly a surprise given the length of time between both games — but it all meshes together into a compelling package just the same.

That said, you do feel the need for more to do at times, even with a handful of new animals and cows that make coffee milk (Don’t ask how. Just do). If you get the Nature Sprites on your side, they reduce burden of your farm chores significantly, and you’ll likely find yourself at a loose end as the afternoon wears along.

That’s really a gripe with the genre more than Friends of Mineral Town, since the same thing regularly happens in modern games like SDV as well. But at the end of the day, you just… end the day. There’s always something to work towards tomorrow.

Whether you’re jumping in for a few minutes to finish a task or sinking a few hours in while you work through a whole season, there’s something to be said for the strength of a simple framework executed well and the appeal of working towards small goals.

Finally, it’s definitely worth mentioning Friends of Mineral Town Switch’s graphical enhancements. Everyone gets snazzy new portrait art, someone stole Gray’s hat, and the rest of the environments sit comfortable near the Link’s Awakening remake toy-box diorama style, skewing a bit more towards the soft and fluffy.

The soundtrack received a slight overhaul too, making it fuller and more interesting all around. 

A few of the sound effects come across as a bit lacking, and a scant handful of the soundtrack changes are overbearing, like the summer event day music. However the good outweighs the bad in this area, easily.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Review — The Bottom Line

Pros
  • Compelling gameplay systems that keep you wanting to do more
  • Strikes a great balance between these systems
  • Interesting and sympathetic supporting cast
  • Big improvements to relationship system
  • Improved translation and localization
  • Lovely graphics style
  • It's Friends of Mineral Town, but on Switch
Cons
  • It's Friends of Mineral Town, but on Switch. It's not reinventing the wheel, even where there's some room for improvement.

If Rune Factory is about fitting as many systems as possible together, Doraemon: Story of Seasons emphasizes character, and Stardew Valley is about beating Jojamart by being a one-farmer variation of the same thing, then Friends of Mineral Town is about balance. It’s about balancing your time, your relationships, and your chores while working for a brighter tomorrow.

Yes, that’s what Friends of Mineral Town was always about, but time hasn’t dented its appeal any. At the end of the day, even if there’s definitely room for more, that’s enough for me.

[Note: A copy of Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town was provided by XSEED for the purpose of this review.]

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Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Brings the Cows Home Soon https://www.gameskinny.com/al8a4/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-brings-the-cows-home-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/al8a4/story-of-seasons-friends-of-mineral-town-brings-the-cows-home-soon Fri, 15 May 2020 17:16:18 -0400 Josh Broadwell

We knew Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town was sprouting up sometime this summer, but XSEED Games today announced a firm release date. Friends of Mineral Town on Nintendo Switch will launch July 14.

There's a lovely new trailer accompanying the announcement, showing off what's changed and what stays the same.

Mineral Town itself is back with all its residents (and that gloriously nostalgic soundtrack) intact. But there are some new, marriageable faces around town as well, including Jennifer and Brandon. You'll even be able to marry any of the town's eligible folk regardless of what playable character you choose.

The goal in Friends of Mineral Town remains the same: bring your family farm back to life, and dig a place for yourself in the town by making friends and taking part in events. However, it's a remake more than a remaster, and XSEED says we can expect new content and gameplay changes alongside returning favorites like the horse race event and multi-floor mining.

All retail pre-orders for Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town include a Strawberry Hanako plush based on the game's strawberry cow, while digital pre-purchases unlock a cow costume. In the game, of course.

It's been far too long since we last visited Mineral Town, and we can't wait to get back there. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Friends of Mineral Town Switch news as it develops.

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