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Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

aka: Bokujou Monogatari Harvest Moon

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As 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

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Fall 1st mail Aimee Cox (0) 2008-05-18 22:52:19



There 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 translation

The translated title of this game in English from Japanese comes out as "The Ranch Love Story: Harvest Moon."

Version differences

In 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 Games

Harvest Moon GB
Released 1998 on Game Boy, 1999 on Game Boy Color, 2013 on Nintendo 3DS
Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl
Released 2009 on PSP, 2012 on PS Vita
Harvest Moon DS
Released 2005 on Nintendo DS
Harvest Moon 64
Released 1999 on Nintendo 64, 2017 on Wii U
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
Released 2004 on GameCube
Harvest Moon
Released 1996 on SNES, 2008 on Wii, 2013 on Wii U
Bokujō Monogatari: Harvest Moon for Girl
Released 2000 on PlayStation, 2008 on PSP, PlayStation 3
Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness
Released 2007 on Nintendo DS

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Satoshi Kunsai.

PlayStation 3, PSP added by Charly2.0. PS Vita added by Sciere. PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 added by Rellni944.

Additional contributors: Iris-chan, chirinea, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified March 2nd, 2023.