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In this, the first Harvest Moon entry for the DS, you must build and maintain a farm, tending livestock, and growing all manner of crops. The Harvest Goddess has been turned to stone and banished! Restore her to "Forget-Me-Not-Valley" by locating all 101 Harvest Sprites. Marry one of 14 potential brides, including those from "A Wonderful Life Special Edition", a mermaid and more. (Five of these brides will visit town when you insert your "Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town" or "More Friends of Mineral Town" into the GBA slot of your DS.)

Upgrade your farm buildings to support new functions, such as adding a kitchen for use in cooking, or for holding livestock. Open up the local mine, and harvest ore useful for upgrading your farm tools. Win big at the local casino, playing any of four games!

General gameplay takes place on the upper screen, while the lower touch screen is used to access your inventory, status screens, and save. Brush your livestock and even milk cattle using the stylus.


Harvest Moon DS Nintendo DS Title Screen.

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Alternate Titles

  • "牧場物語 コロボックルステーション" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Bokujou Monogatari: Colobocle Station" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Official Nintendo Magazine Apr 12, 2007 79 out of 100 79 May 07, 2007 75 out of 100 75
RPGFan Oct 22, 2010 73 out of 100 73
Jolt (UK) May 19, 2007 6.6 out of 10 66
GameSpy Feb 07, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pocket Gamer UK Jan 08, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Deeko Sep 23, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55 (UK) Apr 09, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Bordersdown Jan 31, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Computer Bild Spiele Jun 06, 2007 3.57 out of 6 49


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European version

The function to send mineral town girls from the GameBoy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town into Harvest Moon DS to marry was removed in the European version because of technical difficulties and bugs. The poker and black jack mini games were also removed.
Doppelgamer (303) added Harvest Moon DS (Nintendo DS) on Oct 12, 2006