DescriptionAs a young boy, you visited your grandfather's farm one summer, which was one of the best there was. Now, some years later, your grandfather has passed away and you inherited his farm, which is now in a state of disrepair. The Mayor of the village has given you three years to turn things around, and bring the farm back to a state that your grandfather would be proud of. At the same time, you must also think about dating and getting married to secure a place in the village. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dirty, because that farm needs help and you're the only one who can make it the best farm anyone's seen.
- "牧場物語 ハーベストムーン" -- Japanese spelling
- "Bokujou Monogatari Harvest Moon" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Botany, Farming, Gardening
- Gameplay feature: Dating / Romance
- Gameplay feature: Fishing
- Genre: Simulation - Farming
- Harvest Moon series
- PlayStation the Best series
|Back to relaxing country life...||Iris-chan (61)|
|Harvest Moon: Back to Nature; is it the best in the series?||Sam Gordon (2)|
The Press Says
|GameSpot||Dec 15, 2000||8.3 out of 10||83|
|GamePro (US)||Jan 25, 2001||4 out of 5||80|
|Absolute Playstation||2001||79 out of 100||79|
|4Players.de||Jun 20, 2001||75 out of 100||75|
|IGN||Nov 27, 2000||7.5 out of 10||75|
|All Game Guide||2000||70|
|Game Informer Magazine||Dec, 2000||7 out of 10||70|
|Super Play||Jul, 2001||7 out of 10||70|
|PSM||Jan, 2001||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Informer Magazine||Dec, 2000||6.75 out of 10||68|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Fall 1st mail||1||Aimee Cox
May 18, 2008
ReferencesThere is a green, duck-like creature that lives in the lake at the base of Mother's Hill. However, there is more to this creature than a simple, made-up character. In fact, the Kappa is actually a part of Japanese folk-lore. It is a mythical creature that resembles a duck, and supposedly loves cucumbers. And of course, cucumbers are the Kappa's favorite in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature as well.
Title translationThe translated title of this game in English from Japanese comes out as "The Ranch Love Story: Harvest Moon."
Version differencesIn Japan, another version of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature exists for the PSX, with a female main character, slightly different gameplay, and a different story. Its title is translated to "Harvest Moon for Girls", but this version hasn't been translated for the U.S.
Information also contributed by Iris-chan and WildKard
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (Information about Harvest Moon: Back to Nature at Wikipedia)