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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 The life of a farmer: Planting seeds on newly plowed soil.
Harvest Moon SNES Take you puppy out for a walk, doesn't he look cute?
Harvest Moon SNES Sooner or later, you'll need more land to plant your growing crops. Building fences helps to border your territory.
Harvest Moon SNES Plowing is hard work, but you can't grow any vegetables without good soil to plant them in.

Promo Images

Harvest Moon Screenshot
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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 thrawn (65) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Confirm the origin of fire. Everything is alright! Iris-chan (72) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Who the heck wants to be a farmer?!? Andrew Taylor (8) 1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars1.2 Stars
Damn Addictive.... Andrew Douglas (10) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

1UP! Apr 24, 2012 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Land 2003 89 out of 100 89
The Review Busters 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Total! (Germany) Oct, 1997 1.75 out of 6 85
IGN Feb 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Nov 26, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro Aug 31, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Archives Nov 24, 2017 15 out of 20 75
HonestGamers 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.)
Satoshi Kunsai (2085) added Harvest Moon (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (20959) and gamewarrior (5084)