sunshine islands? island of happiness?

#1AnthonyTheGamerPosted 12/11/2009 12:34:43 PM
wat is the difference btwn the two games?
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#2LightHawKnightPosted 12/11/2009 2:40:56 PM
Use the search bar, or go to ushi no tane.

copied and pasted from ushi no tane

Changes from Island Of Happiness

One of the main changes from the previous version is the fact that stylus controls are not required. You can use the directional pad to move your character around, but the stylus controls are still in place if you prefer to use them.

The other major change is the inclusion of the farm degree to determine your progress. The farm degree in past versions has typically been a simple judgement of how well you are doing in your game; in HMDS Cute you could get new house wallpapers depending on your degree rank, and in IoH you could rename Sunny Island if you reached the rank of Ranch Duke. In Sunshine Islands, there is more than just the basic farm degree.

There are six categories (fishing, mining, cooking, crops, animals, and "others") that combine together to determine your overall farm degree. You can't see your point value per category, but features in the game unlock as you get higher points in each one. For example, you can't reach the bottom of the mine on Volcano Island until you have enough points in the mining category to earn the right to do so. Until you do, you are restricted to only reaching certain floors. If you only had 30 mining points then the furthest you can go is floor 10.

The addition of the category system adds more challenge to the game, as it requires players to actually do things in the category they want to advance in. If you want to catch large fish, then you'll have to do a lot of fishing to earn that right. If you want to unlock Yam seeds, then you have to ship a lot of crops. If you want to successfully cook a high-level recipe with your kitchen, then you need to practice cooking.

Another major change is the addition of random events that did not exist in IoH. The heart events have been cut back to just the basic 4 at purple, blue, green, and yellow heart colors, instead of the 96 different versions from Island of Happiness. In their place are about 30 random events, where you can watch little mini scenes of the villagers interacting with each other.

Some of the minor changes include:

The sun/water point system for crops is still in place, but it is easier to grow crops. Sun points now count on cloudy days and you can only, at most, give your crops 2 water points per day (unless you modify that with yellow Wonderfuls, which also exist in SI).
Besides the standard animals, you can have upgraded animals such as the Jersey Cow, Silkie Chicken, and Suffolk Sheep.
You can choose between two different colors of pets when you are offered. There is a horse, dog, cat, and pig.
The same marriage candidates exist plus a new one for each gender. Will is available for girl players, and Lily for boy players.
You can befriend and hire wild animals to fetch you items.
The greenhouse can have up to 3 season-specific sun stones, which gives your crops 3 sun points per day if grown indoors.
There are more items to "collect", such as the 143 different fish species, over 220 cooking recipes, 40 mushroom types, 100 Sun Stones, and so on.
The harvest sprites can be hired to "enchant", which includes simple tasks like watering crops, feeding animals, and so on. The sprites can also do more advance tasks like lowering the material necessary for Gannon's buildings, increasing affection with people, and increasing the amount of bites you get when fishing.
Getting specific colored Wonderfuls in festivals is no longer based on the farm degree. The colors are based on the weather that occurs 2 days after the festival.
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#3KazandersandPosted 12/11/2009 3:38:48 PM
In IoH you get one happy island. In SI you get a bunch of islands filled with sunlight that may or may not be happy.


But truthfully, what LHK said.
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#4AnthonyTheGamer(Topic Creator)Posted 12/12/2009 12:29:18 PM
thank you
#5MindManipulatorPosted 12/12/2009 2:54:10 PM
if one enjoyed IoH would you recommend this game?
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Ah man, read that as MathMurderer- PepTheGreat
#6MindManipulatorPosted 12/12/2009 4:16:09 PM
and it seems like getting wonderfuls is much harder this time around. is this good or bad? I know in IoH I got kinda over powered quickly with oranges
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#7KazandersandPosted 12/12/2009 4:54:49 PM
If you liked IoH then you would definitely like this one. Although if you preferred the way the stylus controls worked in IoH there will be minor disappointment. Rather than giving you a choice between the two you have to find some form of hybrid to avoid wasting time.

It's good that wonderfuls are a bit slower in the acquiring this time around since it extends the game rather than having the ideal wonderful set after the first year and having no real need for others.
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"All those people in the dining car, would you please kill them for me sir?" -Czeslaw Meyer
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#8MindManipulatorPosted 12/12/2009 5:12:51 PM
well I think I rather like the classic controls. so that's not a problem
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#9MindManipulatorPosted 12/12/2009 5:21:15 PM
is the teleport stone still in the game? it looks like it would serve more purpose in this one than IoH
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Ah man, read that as MathMurderer- PepTheGreat
#10MindManipulatorPosted 12/12/2009 7:31:39 PM
also is switching wonderfuls easier?
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