Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake of the Game Boy Advance games Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (FoMT) and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (MFoMT). The original FoMT game had a male protagonist, and the original MFoMT game had a female protagonist plus a few additional improvements. The new Switch And Steam(PC) version combines both games along with updated graphics and gameplay improvements while keeping to the original village, farm, and nostalgic environment that fans expect in a Mineral Town game.
This entry into the Bokujou Monogatari series begins the same as the 2003 original FoMT game. As a child, you spend a vacation on your grandfather’s farm, helping him care for his crops and animals, and even making a childhood friend. After grandfather passed away, the Mineral Town mayor sends a letter to invite you back to care for the old farm.
The plot of the game is to revive grandpa’s farm in whatever way you would like. The game does not have a defined storyline to follow and only ends if you turn down Mayor Thomas’ offer at the beginning of the game. Players can freely move through the game at their leisure.
Other changes from the GBA game include:
Same-sex marriage and two new marriage candidates
Marriage candidates have two new romantic heart events
Items stack within the rucksack, making inventory management easier to handle
Mining has been made easier with the addition of pitfall holes and elevators
Crops now have a star-rank quality (1 star through 5 stars)
New crops such as soybean and chili pepper
The protagonist can now walk over the top of the crops
The animal barns have herding bells on the exterior wall to bring all animals out of their barns with a single chime
New farm animals include Angora Rabbit, Brown Chickens, Alpaca, Strawberry cow, Fruit cow, and Coffee cow
The horse can run outside of the farm
More pet options are available besides the standard dog such as different varieties of dogs, cats, capybara, and penguin
The mirror inside of the farmhouse is available for predefined clothing customization.
A new park area between the livestock farm and the town’s Inn.
Developer: Marvelous Interactive
Publisher: XSEED Games
Release: July 14, 2020
Genre: Simulation, Role-Playing
Platforms: Switch, PC
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