Harvest Moon: Magical Melody

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Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Harvest Moon - Magical Melody Coverart.png
North American cover art for GameCube
Developer(s) Marvelous Interactive
Publisher(s)
Designer(s) Yasuhiro Wada
Series Story of Seasons
Platform(s) GameCube, Wii
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Role-playing video game, social simulation
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (牧場物語 しあわせの詩 for ワールド Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta for Wārudo?, literally "Farm Story: Song/Poem of Happiness for World") is a social simulation video game for the Nintendo GameCube developed by Marvelous Interactive. It is an updated version of Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta (牧場物語 しあわせの詩?), which was only released in Japan. The updated GameCube version was released in the United States by Natsume on March 28, 2006. For the game's European release, Rising Star Games created an updated version for the GameCube's successor, the Wii. The Wii edition released on March 14, 2008 in European countries.[3] The Wii version of the game was also released in Australia on April 3, 2008 and in North America on August 25, 2009. The game was not released on the Wii in Japan. The Wii versions in all territories added motion-sensitive controls for actions such as fishing, mining and foraging[4] but removed the option to play as a female character.

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is the first entry without the involvement of the main developers from Victor Interactive Software.

Gameplay[edit]

The game has two main objectives: to wake the Harvest Goddess and to marry one of the townspeople. The Harvest Goddess has turned herself to stone out of melancholy at the townspeople's disregard. The player must gather musical notes by finishing various chores and milestones. These tasks are not revealed to the player aside from hints the player can gather based on the name of the notes in the Notes screen of the pause menu. Some are very obvious, such as the Second House note, but others are less obvious such as the Treasure Hoard note. Collecting at least fifty out of a total of one hundred notes lets the player create the titular magical melody that will revive the village's protectress. This does not end the game, which allows the player to continue collecting even more notes and building relationships with the townspeople. The player can choose to be either a male or female character in the GameCube version.[5] Each gender has a choice of ten potential spouses of the opposite sex, along with the androgynous rival Jamie who is eligible for either player gender. The player can have children, own a house and land, and mine, fish, and farm across four seasons. The game also includes several minigames in which up to four players can test their skills.[citation needed] Players unlock some minigames through gameplay, such as unlocking the swimming minigame after attending the Beach Festival and unlocking the horse race minigame after participating in a horse race in the main game.

Characters[edit]

Eligible Bachlorettes[edit]

Ann:[6][edit]

    • Birthday: 18 Summer
    • Lives at the tool Shop with her father Michael.
    • You will meet her when you enter the tool shop for the first time.
    • Favorite gifts: corn, hard boiled eggs, all ores.
    • Dislikes: Onions, Toadstools, vegetable juice
    • Your rival for Ann is Blue
    • She can be found in one of the rooms of the Junk Shop during business. But when it is closed on Tuesday's you can find her in the Moonlight Mine.
    • Events with her at:
      • 2 hearts
      • 5 hearts- special scene and a letter
      • 7 hearts
      • Plus, you will receive a letter from her every winter.

Dia[edit]

    • Birthday: 9 Winter
    • Lives at the Sanatorium. She has family but Basil, Gina, and Martha care for her.
    • You will meet her when you first enter the Sanatorium.
    • Favorite gifts: Blueberries, strawberries, Moondrop flowers
    • Dislikes: Toadstools, Sauteed Toadstools
    • Your rival for Dia is Kurt
    • Dia can be found either in the Clinic or on the second floor of the Sanatorium during the day. Sometimes you will find her in the forest near the workshop.
    • Events with her at:
      • 2 hearts?
      • 5 hearts-scene and a letter
      • 6 hearts
      • 7 hearts
      • 10 hearts- when married to someone else
      • If she leaves the village, she may send you a letter.

Ellen[edit]

    • Birthday: 8 Fall
    • Lives at the Blue Sky Ranch. Hank is her father and Blue is her cousin.
    • You will meet her first on 2 Spring when she visits your farm to give you a dog.
    • Favorite gifts: Butter, breadfruit, Cocoa, chocolate pudding, flowers, and Moonstone
    • Dislikes: Toadstools, Weeds
    • Your rival for Ellen is Carl.
    • Ellen can be found in one of the back rooms of the Blue Sky Ranch or outside in the pasture during the day. She can be found in the front room of the Blue Sky Ranch at 1:30 p.m. She likes to visit the Callaway Cafe as well. On Thursdays, when the Blue Sky Ranch is shut, she can be found in the square in the morning. You may see her at the Hearty Lyla Gift shop on Thursdays as well.
    • Events with her at:
      • 2? Hearts
      • 5 Hearts- scene and letter
      • 6? hearts
      • 8? Hearts- scene for sure if married to someone else
      • 10? Hearts
      • Plus, a letter every Spring and every Winter.

Eve[edit]

    • Birthday: 16 Winter
    • Lives at the Moonlight Inn where she works. Terry is her grandfather and Duke is her uncle.
    • You will meet her when you enter the Moonlight Inn for the first time.
    • Favorite items: Moonstones, cheese, flowers, mushrooms, rubies, strawberries
    • Dislikes: Toadstools, Failed recipes, Weeds
    • Your rival for Eve is Dan.
    • Eve can be found at the Moonlight Inn every night during business hours. The Moonlight Cafe is shut on Tuesdays. She is fond of long walks and can be found by the Lake or the ocean at other times. After the Paradise Orchard opens she can be found outside it in the afternoon on occasion.
    • Events with her at:
      • 7? hearts
      • 8 hearts
      • 9 hearts

Gina[edit]

    • Birthday: 20 Fall
    • Works at the Sanatorium where she is a nurse. Her Grandmother is Martha.
    • You will meet her when you enter the Sanatorium for the first time.
    • Favorite Items: Eggs, Boiled Eggs, Deviled Eggs, Toadstools,Mushrooms, Fish, Green Peppers, Herbs, Onions, Pontata roots, wool
    • Dislikes: Perfume, Weeds, Toadstool Saute
    • Your rival for Gina is Basil.
    • Gina can be found at the clinic during business hours. She often can be found at the Sanatorium and sometimes at the Junk Shop. When the Clinic is shut on Wednesdays, you may find her outside the clinic.
    • No scenes

Gwen[edit]

    • Birthday: 8 Summer
    • Lives at the Perch Inn. Her Grandfather is Woody and Doug is a distant relation of hers.
    • You will meet her when you attend your first horse race.
    • Favorite Items: Cabbage, Carrots, Cheese, Eggs, Pizza, Wool
    • Dislikes: Toadstools, Weeds
    • Your rival for Gwen is Bob.
    • Gwen can be found in the kitchen of the Perch Inn during opening hours. She can sometimes be found on the path outside the Workshop. She will be absent from the Perch Inn from noon to 4:00 p.m. when she returns
    • Events with her at:
      • 2? hearts
      • 5? hearts- scene and a letter
      • 6? hearts
      • 7 hearts
      • 8 hearts

Katie[edit]

    • Birthday: 29 Fall
    • Lives at the Calloway cafe where she works.
    • You will meet her when you enter the cafe for the first time.
    • Favorite Items: Butter, breadfruit, cheese, diamonds, eggs, flowers, marmalade, potatoes, sweet potatoes
    • Dislikes: chicken feed. toadstool
    • Your rival for Katie is Joe
    • Katie can be found in the Cafe Callaway during opening hours and outside the Cafe in the morning. The Cafe Callaway is shut on Tuesdays. Katie can sometimes be found in the Forest near the Workshop.
    • Events with her at:
      • 5 hearts- scene and a letter
      • 6? hearts
      • 7 hearts
      • 10 hearts

Lyla[edit]

    • Birthday: 27 Spring
    • Lives at the Heartful Lyla Shop which she owns but will not open this shop until you have shipped flowers.
    • You will meet her when you attend the Flower Festival for the first time.
    • Most favorite: Pink Cat Flowers
    • Favorite Items: Flowers, Juice, Sapphires, Wool, and Yarn
    • Dislikes: Fish and Toadstool
    • Your rival for Lyla is Louis
    • Lyla can be found in her gift shop during opening hours. The Gift Shop is shut on Mondays, and on that day you may find her at the Cafe Callaway. You may see her in the early evening (4:50p.m) on Monday outside the Spring Farm. She can be found at the Moonlight Inn occasionally in the evening.
    • Events with her:
      • 5 hearts- scene and a letter
      • 7 hearts
      • 8? hearts
      • Letter in Autumn
      • If Lyla leaves, but is a friend of yours, then she will send you a letter.

Maria[edit]

    • Birthday: 5 Winter
    • Lives at the Mayor's house and is the local librarian.
    • You will meet her when you enter the library for the first time.
    • Favorite Items: Stewed Potatoes, stewed yam
    • Dislikes: Toadstools, weeds
    • Your rival for Maria is Ray.
    • Maria is the Mayor's daughter. She can be found in the Library during opening hours and at the Mayor's house when the Library is not open. The Library is shut on Mondays. She can sometimes be found outside the Square on the corner near the Junk Shop
    • Events with her at:
      • 2? hearts
      • 3 hearts
      • 5 hearts- scene and letter
      • 6? hearts
      • 8? hearts

Nina[edit]

    • Birthday: 20 Spring
    • Lives at the Flower shop with her mother, Liz.
    • You will meet her when you enter the Flower Shop for the first time.
    • Favorite items: Eggs, Flowers, Herbs, Herb Tea, Hot Milk, Strawberries.
    • Dislikes: Chicken Feed, Fish, Toadstools
    • Your rival for Nina is Basil
    • Nina can be found at her mother's shop most of the time. The Spring Farm is shut on Mondays. Sometimes you will find Nina at the lake near the spot where Ray fishes.
    • Events with her:
      • 2? hearts
      • 3? hearts
      • 5 hearts- scene and a letter
      • 6 hearts
      • 7 hearts
      • A letter at New Years

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Release Dates". Gamespot. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Wii Release Dates". Gamespot. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Harvest Moon European Wii Release". Nintendo. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Harvest Moon Magical Melody UK product information page". Nintendo. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Instruction Booklet pg. 3
  6. ^ "Harvest Moon: Magical Melody - Character FAQ". IGN. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 

External links[edit]

"A Truly Magical Harvest Moon". Natsume. Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2012.