Sunday, March 30, 2008

From Pinky

Thanks a lot for all your help!
If I would encounter any problems in harvestmoon, I'll ask you again...
thank you so much,your such a Big help!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thanks and Questions about Cute


I was reading your walkthrough on (all of yours about Harvest Moon are really great by the way. I've read the one for AnWL as well!) and I just had a few questions. It would be great if you could answer them!

1. Can you marry someone from the Mineral Town bachelor list without actually having the game?

2. Is there a way to buy extra land like in Harvest Moon: Magical Melody?

3. Is the Best Friends system available for this game too?

4. What does the Witch Princess' Gift actually do?

Thanks so much freyashawk! I really appreciate it.

My response: I am glad you find my guides helpful. Here are the answers to your questions:

1. If you do not insert a cartridge of FoMT or MFoMT into the DS, you will not be able to unlock the visits of the Mineral Town characters either in Cute or in the original HM DS. This will make it impossible to court and marry them. You will 'meet' them only when you order items by telephone from Mineral Town. I always have inserted the cartridge and as a matter of fact, in the test cartridge I was sent initially, the Mineral Town characters had been unlocked by the previous user, rather annoyingly, because the Mineral Town game appeared to have been unplayed. The reason I assume this to be the case was because the tombstone, which usually will have the name of your rancher from Mineral Town on it, simply declared: Rancher X or something like that. I need to confirm Kai's position with Natsume actually or try to start a game without inserting the GBA cartridges but I believe Kai could be an exception. It seems to me that you could court him if you do not have FoMT or MFoMT because he has the stall on the beach during the summer season and one of the Festivals is based on that.

2. You cannot 'buy' extra land but you can use any public land. Perhaps I should add a new section to my guide about that, although I believe it is mentioned in various sections of the General Guide. ANY tillable land can be used by your character. In fact, crop growth time depends on the location of the land, and my Guide does include this information as well as how quickly crops will grow in each location. There is a 'Super Field' behind the Waterfall where everything grows more quickly than it would anywhere else on the map.

When you hire the Sprite Team to tend to your crops either by watering or harvesting, you must choose the location where you want them to work, with the exception of the Super Field. This makes it easier to grow crops in more than one location. You can hire Sprites to water a public field where you have planted crops while you tend to your own field... or whatever. Personally, I find it better to upgrade crops in HM Cute DS than to plant too many plots everywhere. There is a Sprite who will be rescued when you have shipped an enormous quantity of items, but other than that, more money is made by shipping upgraded crops or selling the seeds for them to Van...

3. There is no 'Best Friend' option in the English version of the game. I have tried to make this clear by stating that, although the Heart Events for the Magical Girls have been retained, they 'lead' nowhere and no longer have any 'courtship' significance. Sad but true. There are political factions that could have blown it out of proportion and made it into an issue... unfortunately, there always are those who are eager for any 'witch hunt'.

4. If you keep the gift of the Witch Princess in your rucksack overnight, you will gain points towards your Farming Degree. You do need to ship one in order to complete your shipping list, but there are many different ways to obtain these gifts, so you should have no problem with that. In HM DS and Cute DS, there are a number of items that must be shipped to complete the Shipping List even though they have little or no monetary value. You need to ship one of each of the Cooked Items as well.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mining Guide for FoMT/MFoMT

hello freya. good day.c=
i found your mining guide was very helpful!c=
thanks for making a awesome guide! hee-hee (n_n)


You are most welcome. I'll do my best...

Courting Kai in Cute ...

Hello, I would like to start off by saying thank you very much for you guides on They have been very helpful so far. I did have a question if you wouldn't mind answering. I was wondering if Kai is ever around thoughout the months other than summer. If you have a chance to respond I would appreciate it. Thanks again for the guides!


Dear Stephanie,

I am glad that you find my guides helpful. It is kind of you to mention it. Too many players simply email me with 'Yo, dude! How do you find...?'

The answer to your question is that Kai only visits the Valley during the Summer. Although this makes courtship a longer process in OTHER Harvest Moon games like Harvest Moon Boy & Girl and More Friends of Mineral Town, in Cute he is the easiest Mineral Town bachelor to court and in fact, you should have him at deepest red heart by the beginning of the second summer and be able to marry him before he leaves at the end of that season.

He is easy to please as well. Give him a bag of flour and he will be very happy. A Pineapple is his Most Favourite gift, though and if you give him a Pineapple each day, you will have no trouble marrying him in the 2nd summer.

Remember that the other Mineral Town bachelors visit the Valley only one day each week which means a maximum of 4 visits per season and 16 per year. Kai is in the Valley for 30 days in Summer each year. In other words, you can raise his heart level twice as quickly as any other bachelor from Mineral Town.

Good luck with your game! Kai is even more attractive in Cute than in any other Harvest Moon game that includes him. His Fourth Heart Event overwhelmed me frankly and marriage to Kai is delightful. You will find the text of all his Heart Events, Marriage Proposal and Wedding Event in my Courtship and Marriage Guide in the Text section, although you probably would rather be surprised by experiencing them 'new'. The schedule of his Heart Events as well as his likes and dislikes is included in the section that deals specifically with Kai.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Another Note of Thanks

thank you for making the guide it has helped me sooo much i wouldn't have gotten to where i am in the game without it i hope you will make more for future HM games. i like HM's but have a hard time with them. so please continue your great work

Complete First Year Journal

I like your Complete First Year Journal it made me laugh how you didnt get a present from the sock oh and what have you gotten as a present

My response: I thought that link had been removed from IGN! My very first game guide was written as a journal by a character named Aloysius. I wrote it initially in response to a plea for help from a specific player, never intending to publish it. As you can see, that was a few years ago and I have gone on to write over 80 traditional game guides. The journal by Aloysius did not reflect a 'perfect game' by any means and thus is slightly embarrassing but it is part of the early history of my relationship with Harvest Moon.

From Karin

Hey, just a quick note to say thank you for all the great Harvest Moon information posted on
Your guides have been extremely helpful, and made playing so much more fun! I can't believe what a great game it is!

Thank you!

When I find an email like this when my box is filled with a hundred emails asking game questions, it gives me the determination and strength to continue... Thank you for writing!