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"Harvest Moon (牧場物語, Bokujō Monogatari, lit. "Ranch Story") is a series of life simulation/farm simulation/role-playing video games produced by Victor Interactive Software (acquired by Marvelous Entertainment in 2003) and was originally created by Yasuhiro Wada in 1996. English translation and distribution of the game is done by Natsume (and Rising Star Games in Europe). The object of the game is to maintain a farm over a period of time, tending the crops and livestock through the seasons, while befriending the nearby townsfolk and getting married in some games. The first game was Harvest Moon, released for the SNES in 1996. Games in the series have also been produced for Game Boy and GBA, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube and Nintendo DS; with new titles for Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo DS, and for the Wii.

Most gameplay in the Harvest Moon games consists of planting seeds to grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, and collecting items, making home improvements, and building personal relationships. A successful farmer must weigh the cost, selling price, number of harvests, and growth times of the various types of produce in order to pick the best product for each of the seasons. One can also go fishing and mining for extra profit.

The ultimate challenge is for the player to manage their time. There is only a short amount of time in each game day, and the player only has a set amount of energy. They must balance their time and strength by working on the farm and making friends with the people in town."

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Not to be confused with the similarly named "Harvest Moon" that uses the same logo.

  • The name "Harvest Moon" is owned by the publisher Natsume, not the developer Marvelous AQL.
  • When the two companies parted ways, Natsume kept the name and started their own "New Harvest Moon" series starting with Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley.
  • Developer Marvelous AQL was forced to change the name of all future releases in the original series to "Story of Seasons".
Main series Remaster Remake
1. Harvest Moon (1996)
2. Harvest Moon GB (1997)
3. Harvest Moon 64 (1999)
4. Harvest Moon 2 GBC (1999)
5. Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (1999) Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (2003)
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (2020)
6. Harvest Moon 3 GBC (2000)
7. Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland (2001)
8. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (2004)
9. Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (2005)
10. Harvest Moon DS (2005)
11. Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness (2007)
12. Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility (2007)
13. Harvest Moon: Animal Parade (2008)
14. Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar (2008)
15. Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (2008)
16. Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (2009)
17. Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (2010)
18. Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (2012)
19. Story of Seasons (2014)
20. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (2016)
21. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (2021)
Spin-offs Remaster Remake
1. Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (2006)
2. Harvest Moon: My Little Shop (2009)
3. Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (2015)
4. Doraemon: Story of Seasons (2019)
  • Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning was the last title to be released under the original "Harvest Moon" or "Bokujō Monogatari" name.

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