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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 Looks like you've got yourself a new dog.
Harvest Moon SNES Sometimes while plowing, you'll find a mole challenging death at the edge of your plow. Put him somewhere else where he can dig safely.
Harvest Moon SNES Natsume company logo

Promo Images

Harvest Moon Screenshot
Harvest Moon Screenshot
Harvest Moon Screenshot
Harvest Moon Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "牧場物語" -- Japanese spelling
  • "牧场物语" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Bokujō 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
The Review Busters SNES 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Wii Feb 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1997 1.75 out of 6 85
TigerChainsaw SNES 2020 8.2 out of 10 82
RPGFan SNES Nov 26, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro SNES Aug 31, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 05, 2008 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Aug 06, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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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 (21110), Rik Hideto (463970), gamewarrior (5042) and Satoshi Kunsai (2074)
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