Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
|Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town|
Also known as: Bokujou Monogatari: Mineral Town no Nakamatachi (JP)
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is the fourth game in the series, based on Back To Nature. This would be when all of the gameplay elements started to settle for later entries.
This item was in Harvest Moon: Back To Nature and was used in the very first event with Elli; however, it has no use in Friends of Mineral Town, and cannot be obtained. Surprisingly, it is worth 800 affection points when given to a girl.
Queen of the Night
Technically not unused because it is seen in one event in the game; however, it is normally impossible to see it in your inventory. When hacked into your inventory, it even has its own description, and is also worth 800 affection points when given to a girl.
Seen briefly during Mary's purple heart event, but is also impossible to see in your inventory normally. It is also worth 800 affection points when given to a girl.
There is a hidden event script (0x080E) which shows a debug menu that allows the player to edit affection towards villagers and play an unused tutorial scene. It can be accessed with the following CodeBreaker code and using the calendar inside the player's house.
Modify script id of calendar inside player's house 8201f0f2 080E
Check and see if these untranslated text are also in the Europe version of the game.
Zack Speaks Japanese
This text can be seen after talking to Zack a few times when he picks up your shipment.
The translated text says:
(Hey) [Name], It's become a pretty nice farm, hasn't it? From the way things look, it's pretty admirable.
Carter Speaks German
Ein Teilzeitjob auf dem Weingut h[o]rt sich nach einer Menge Spa[b] an.
Von Job erz[a]hlen. Nicht erz[a]hlen.
This text - missing some German umlauts, represented here by the letters in square brackets - can be seen when you offer Carter the Winery Job. The [b] is also wrong, as ß should be represented as ss when not available and isn't related to b. Translated it reads:
A part-time job at the winery sounds like a lot of fun.
Tell about the Job. Don't tell.
In the Japanese version there is an event that is triggered by checking your TV at exactly 4:44. This time is considered bad luck in Japan because the number 4 has the same sound as the word "death" (shi). If you attempt to trigger the event in the US version it will open and close the dialog box endlessly. The Japanese text is still in the US version of the game, but untranslated.
The text shown there was supposed to be a riddle, where the player should read the text wall not from the left to the right, starting from the first line like in a English, but rather read it like in traditional Japanese (i.e. vertically starting from the right column). The various riddles would tell the player how to uncurse equipment.
Unused Text Strings
With the use of a hex editor you can find some text strings.
This string is scattered throughout the ROM.
In pirated versions of the game you may at times get this message.
Check the Japanese version and see what it says.
This game allows you to connect to the GameCube game Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for a few bonuses. In order to access it, you have to throw an item into the Harvest Goddess Pond. In the US version of the game, the Harvest Goddess will ask you if you want to stop communication. However, that is not correct because selecting No will exit out of the screen. In the European version, this was fixed by changing the word "stop" to "start".
The Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series
|Nintendo 64||Harvest Moon 64|
|PlayStation||Harvest Moon: Back to Nature|
|Game Boy (Color)||Harvest Moon • Harvest Moon 2 • Harvest Moon 3|
|Game Boy Advance||Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town • Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town|
|GameCube||Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life • Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life|
|Wii||Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility • Harvest Moon: Animal Parade|
|Nintendo DS||Harvest Moon DS • Harvest Moon DS Cute|
|PlayStation Portable||Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley|
|Nintendo 3DS||Story of Seasons|
|Rune Factory spin-offs|
|Nintendo DS||Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon • Rune Factory 2 • Rune Factory 3|
|Nintendo 3DS||Rune Factory 4|