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Ever wanted to live life on a farm, with nothing but the sun, the fresh scent of your crops, the muddy fields underneath, and cows and chickens to keep you company? Well, you're in luck, because you have just inherited your grandfather's ranch, but it's in a terrible state of disrepair! What ever can you do?

You're going to do like the farmers do; roll up your sleeves, get down in that dirt, fix that farm up and make it the best farm anyone has ever seen! It sure gets lonely on that farm...but not to worry! There are plenty of girls in the village, and if you treat them right and manage to win their love, you've got yourself a wife!

So let's go, farmer! You've got 2 years to make a name for yourself on that farm! Work hard, and the rewards will be great!


Harvest Moon SNES After a hard day's work at the ranch, spend some time after hours at the local tavern for info.
Harvest Moon SNES In Game
Harvest Moon SNES Sometimes plowing will unearth valuable items. In this case you've found some money...while discoveries varies, plowing everything in sight maybe a good idea...just in case.
Harvest Moon SNES A rainy day is good for the crops. You don't have to water any crops when it rains, but remember to keep your livestock out of the rain or else they'll get sick.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "牧場物語" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "牧场物语" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Bokujou Monogatari" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Farming is a lot better than it sounds SNES thrawn (67)
Confirm the origin of fire. Everything is alright! SNES Iris-chan (72)
Who the heck wants to be a farmer?!? SNES Andrew Taylor (8)
Damn Addictive.... SNES Andrew Douglas (10)

Critic Reviews

1UP! SNES Apr 24, 2012 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Land SNES 2003 89 out of 100 89
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1997 1.75 out of 6 85
IGN SNES Feb 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
The Review Busters SNES 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jun, 1997 32.5 out of 40 81
RPGFan SNES Nov 26, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro SNES Aug 31, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FNintendo Wii U Sep 04, 2013 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Aug 06, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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Jan 12, 2013


1001 Video Games

The SNES version of Harvest Moon appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Harvest Moon is one of the few games in the series where the main character can have more than one child. As of 2008 the only other game where this is possible is Harvest Moon 3 GBC.

Title translation

The original Japanese title of the game, Bokujo Monogatari, literally means "Farm Story".

Related Web Sites

  • Harvest Moon Farm (A website dedicated to the Harvest Moon series.)
  • Ranch Story (A small Harvest Moon site, dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date info on the upcoming releases of the Harvest Moon series.)
  • Ushi noTane (Specializes in information on the Nintendo Gameboy console versions of Harvest Moon and Legend of River King Games, but has sections on Harvest Moon and many of its sequels.)
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (21142), gamewarrior (5048) and Satoshi Kunsai (2074)