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                                            BY Niveau
                                E-mail address- Niveau@2-cool.com  

--Version 1.1-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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  -Version 0.1
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--11/25/1999--
  -First Draft! Making a FAQ is hard work. This is probably only 10K too. I can't 
imagine what it's like for the people who make 800 some. 

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  -Version 0.2
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--11/26/1999--
  -Updated Town Map
  -Added Other MoneyMakers To Walkthrough
  -Made Some Minor Corrections

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  -Version 0.3
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--11/28/1999--
  -Updated Tools (Thanks to Razer107 for the info)
  -Updated Credits
  -More Minor Corrections

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  -Version 0.4
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--12/06/1999--
  - I didn't really make any updates this time. The only major thing is that I 
changed my name (I needed a less general alias)
  - Updated Characters
  - Updated Credits

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  -Version 0.5
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--12/20/1999--
  -Changed my E-mail address

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  -Version 1.0
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--12/30/1999--
  Sorry it took so long to update. I just got the game a few days ago, had to recopy 
some of this FAQ, and I thought it would be more useful if I beat the game first. I 
finished with the basics, now to the walkthrough. I will put the people who helped 
with this in the credits next update because people were nagging me to do it 
quickly. BTW, where else does it sat Braves@witty.com on this FAQ. For some reason 
I've had 85 E-mails on that address and only 15 on the one I changed it too.
  
  -Updated Controls Section
  -Updated Tools Section
  -Updated Other Expenses Section
  -Deleted Characters Section (It was useless)
  -Added Recipes Section
  -Added Dating Section
  -Added Power Apples Section
  -Added Album Section
  -Added a FAQ Section
  -Fixed some pre-game mistakes (Happy Pyrowl) Send me others if you find them.

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  -Version 1.1
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--01/09/2000--
  It feels weird to write all of those zeros. Happy New Year. This isn't a big 
update, I just had to add some information I found. I added the second year and part 
of the third year schedule.

  -Updated Tools Section
  -Updated Other Expenses Section
  -Updated Recipes Section
  -Updated Album Section
  -Updated Power Berries Section
  -Updated Credits
   
  
-----------------
 Introduction
-----------------
   This is my first FAQ ever so be patient with me. E-mail me telling me how my FAQ 
is and how I can improve it. Any suggestions would be useful. Make sure to label the 
subject Harvest Moon Comments(Which no one does). I decided to do my first FAQ on 
Harvest Moon because it is the first game I'll be getting next and I expect it to be 
really fun. I will fill in what I found out and what was the best for me as I go 
along. Enjoy.
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Table Of Contents:
-----------------  
1) Introduction
2) Story
3) Controls
4) Tools
5) Other Expenses
6) Basic Strategy
7) Town Map
8) Walkthrough
    -1st year
      -Spring
      -Summer
      -Fall
      -Winter
    -2nd year
      -Spring
      -Summer
      -Fall
      -Winter
 9) Dating
10) Recipes
11) Power Apples
12) Album
13) FAQ
14) Credits
15) Copyright
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     Story
-----------------
  There's not much of a story here. Basically, you inherited your grandfather's farm 
and you try to get it in top shape before you're evaluated in two years.

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    Controls
-----------------
   Control Stick- Move your character
                  Scroll Menus

   Start- Brings up Rucksack screen

   L and R- Rotates the view of the farm

   Z- Identify an item you are holding

   A- Select menu options, talk, open doors, give or throw an item you are holding

   B- Use the tool you are currently holding
   
   C up- Place the item you are holding in the rucksack

   C right- Call your dog

   C down- Eat the item you are holding

   C left- Call your horse 
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     Tools
-----------------
The basic tools have three different levels. These are the tools I know so far 
thanks to Razer107.

--BASIC TOOLS--

--1st Level--

    HAMMER- Use this to break up rocks. Big ones take 6 hits while small ones take
            1 hit.

    AXE- Use this to chop up the stumps in your way. It takes 6 hits.

    HOE- Use this tool to break up the soil before planting. Clears one space

    SICKLE- Use this to cut weeds. It also cuts grass for livestock. Clears one 
            space

    WATERING CAN- Used for watering crops. Waters one space.

--2nd Level--
    
    SILVER HAMMER- Breaks up rocks in 2 hits

    SILVER AXE- Breaks up stumps in 2 hits

    SILVER HOE- Tills 3 squares

    SILVER SICKLE- Cuts 3 squares

    SILVER WATERING CAN- Waters 3 squares
 

--3rd Level--

    GOLDEN HAMMER- Same as the basic hammer except big rocks now only take 1 hit.

    GOLDEN AXE- Same as the basic axe except stumps now only take 1 hit.

    GOLDEN HOE- Tills a 3x3 square

    GOLDEN SICKLE- Cuts a 3x3 square
   
    GOLDEN WATERING CAN- Waters a 3x3 patch of crops

--OTHER TOOLS--
  
    BRUSH- Brush your horse, cows, and sheep with this to make them happy.

    MILKER- Milk your cows with it
  
    SHEARS- Cut your sheep's wool

    BELL- Calls your sheep and cows to you

    CHICKEN FEED- Feed chickens with it. Sort of self-explanatory.

    BOTTLE- Hold medicine and wine in it.    
       
-----------------
 Other Expenses
-----------------
  What are the prices of these things?

   Kitchen- 5,000 gold, 450 wood
   Bathroom- 3,000 gold, 350 wood
   Stairs- 2,000 gold, 250 wood
   Green House- 30,000 gold, 580 wood
   Log Terrace- 7,000 gold, 350 wood
   Child's Bed- 1,000 gold, 150 wood
   Brush-
   Milker-
   Shears-
   Ocarina-
   Chicken Feed- 10g per bag
   Fodder- 30g per bag
   Carpet-
   Room Organizer-
   Bell-
   Bottle- 200g
   Vase- 2000g

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  Basic Strategy
-----------------
  This section is mainly about things that you should do year round that could help 
you in the game. 

    -FARMING
  
1) Clear the land of any obstacles where you plan on farming. Move the rocks to 
different locations, break them up with your mallet or dump them in the water. Pull 
the weeds from anywhere that you're putting your crops and chop up any stumps with 
your axe. Not only does this clear the land but it also gives you extra wood.

2) Till the ground in a three-by-three square with your hoe. Then stand in the 
middle square and throw you seeds. They will cover the square. Make sure to water 
the plants every day after that except on rainy days.

3) Make sure you place your farming area near the collection bin so that you don't 
waste time carrying your crops as far during harvests.

4) Use your tools often as they will upgrade into better tools once you get good 
enough with them.

 -ANIMALS
1) Take good care of your cows. The better you do the more money the milk will be 
worth.

2) Make sure to keep your animals healthy. Don't let them stay out in the rain. If 
they get sick buy them medicine.

3) It's less expensive to breed the animals then it is to buy them. This works for 
all animals.

4) Sheep and chicken will also earn you money so it's a good idea to have them. 
Sheep will 
get you more money but less often while chickens will only give you a small amount 
but 
you will get money from it everyday.

5) Treat your horse with love and care. Eventually, it will be able to haul your 
harvest to 
the bin. You'll even be able to race on it.

 -OTHER
1) Always lend a hand if someone asks you to help

2) Don't save the game a day before a festival in case you get sick. If you feel you 
need to, then don't do anything the day before.

3) Get a greenhouse and kitchen before anything else. Especially the stairs. They're 
useless.

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   Town Map
-----------------

I'm sorry that this map isn't very detailed but it should get the point across. I 
now have details about the places that are not in the town, but they are not yet on 
the map. The box represents the town and the letters represent the buildings, which 
I'll go into more detail below. 
______________________________
|                            |
|        B     C      D      |
|                            |
|                            |
| A            E       F     |
|                            |
|     H        I      J      |
|   G                        |
|____________________________|       
        Town Map

  A) TOWN SQUARE- This is where most of the festivals and activities take place.

  B) THE BAR- This is where most people gather in the evenings. You can also get a
              healing drink, but it's a bit pricey.(Note- Closed on Sunday)

  C) CHURCH- Nothing special. You can talk to the potion shop owner's kids here.

  D) LILIA'S FLOWER SHOP- This is where you will find all of your seeds for crops. 
                          That includes grass and flowers.

  E) RICK'S TOOL SHOP & CRAFT STORE- Buy your tools and other supplies such as the 
                                     cow brush or ocarina. (Note- Closed on 
                                     weekends and Wednesdays)

  F) BAKERY- Eat the expensive sweets here to increase your energy level.

  G) MAYOR'S HOUSE- You can talk to Maria here.

  H) LIBRARY- Read the books and talk to Maria here too.

  I) THE MIDWIFE- Come here if you're ever about to have a baby.
 
  J) POTION SHOP- Buy medicine here for your yourself if you get sick or tired. 
                  Also, bring your medicinal herbs here if you find any.

  K) GREEN RANCH- Buy your livestock and your free horse at the beginning of the 
                  game here and medicine for your animals. This is also where 
                  you'll find Ann.
  
  L) VINEYARD- This is where you will find Karen and some of the workers.

  M) MOON MOUNTAIN- You can find a spa and a restaurant here after you fix the
                    bridge. 
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   WALKTHROUGH
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                              -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                                     1st year
                              -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                                 -----------------
                                      Spring
                                 -----------------
 So far I only have the schedule for the first year and the price of the crops. I'll 
have to put in the schedule for the 2nd year and the details on each season once I 
have the game or when I get more information.
________________________________Schedule___________________________________________
                          
                          1st………………………First Day
                          8th………………………Planting Festival
                          16th……………………Deadline For Entering Horse Race
                          17th……………………Spring Horse Race
                          18th-22nd………Vote For The Flower Princess
                          23rd……………………Spring Flower Festival
___________________________________________________________________________________

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         CABBAGE                    POTATOES                     TURNIPS

      Seed Cost- 200 g          Seed Cost- 200 g            Seed Cost- 200 g
      Unit Price- 90 g          Unit Price- 80 g            Unit Price- 60 g
      Growth- 7 days            Growth- 6 days              Growth- 4 days

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

  
OTHER MONEYMAKERS-
              These are the things in the wild that you can get money from if you 
find.

     -VERYBERRY FRUIT-              -MEDICINAL HERBS-              -EDIBLE HERBS-
            
    Unit Price- 40 gold            Unit Price- 70 gold           Unit Price- 30 gold 
    Place Found- Woods             Place Found- Caves            Place Found- Caves               

                                -----------------
                                     Summer
                                -----------------
____________________________________Schedule_______________________________________
                            
                            1st………………………………Fireworks
                            9th………………………………Vegetable Festival
                            17th……………………………Firefly Festival
                            24th……………………………Sea Festival
___________________________________________________________________________________

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                      TOMATOES                               CORN

                Seed Cost- 300 gold                    Seed Cost- 300 gold
                Unit Price- 100 gold                   Unit Price- 120 gold
                Growth- 9 days                         Growth- 13 days

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


OTHER MONEYMAKERS-

                  TROPICAL FRUIT                          WALNUTS                   

               Unit Price- 40 gold                   Unit Price- 70 gold
               Place Found- Woods                    Place Found- Woods

                                -----------------
                                     Fall
                                -----------------
                
_______________________________Schedule____________________________________________
                          
                          4th………………………Cow Festival
                          12th……………………Harvest Festival
                          20th……………………Egg Festival
                          23rd-27th………Bridge Repair
                          27th……………………Deadline For Horse Race Entry Fall
                          28th……………………Horse Race
___________________________________________________________________________________
 
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                                   EGGPLANT                          
                                                
                              Seed Cost- 300 gold                    
                              Unit Price- 80 gold                    
                              Growth- 7 days                         

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////


OTHER MONEYMAKERS-

        WILD GRAPES               MUSHROOMS              POISON MUSHROOMS             

    Unit Price- 40 gold       Unit Price- 70 gold      Unit Price- 30 gold  
    Place Found- Woods        Place Found- Caves       Place Found- Woods and Cave
      
                               -----------------
                                   Winter
                               -----------------
_________________________________Schedule__________________________________________
                           
                           10th……………………Thanksgiving
                           8th-30th…………Mine Open To Public
                           12th-16th………Work On Mountain Spring
                           18th……………………Deadline For Entering Dog Race
                           19th……………………Dog Race
                           24th……………………Starry Night
                           27th……………………Spirit Festival
                           30th……………………New Year's Eve
___________________________________________________________________________________
                         
      The greenhouse is the only way to grow crops during the winter. Unless you 
earned enough extra cash during the rest of the year you're going to have to go 
mining. I'll list the minerals instead of the crops for this. You need to find holes 
to go down into to find the blue stone and rare minerals. You can also find some 
worthless coins here.

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

          IRON STONE                             MOONLIGHT STONE          
        Unit Price- 100 g                       Unit Price- 500 g   

          BLUE STONE                               RARE METAL
       Unit Price- 700 g                       Unit Price- 1,000 g

                               STRAWBERRIES
                        (Only grown in the greenhouse)
                            Seed Cost- 500 gold
                            Unit Price- 150 gold
                            Growth- 6 days

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
 
                              -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                                    2nd year
                              -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
 
                                 -----------------
                                      Spring
                                 -----------------
____________________________________Schedule______________________________________  
                            
                            1st………………………New Year
                            8th………………………Planting Festival
                            16th……………………Deadline For Entering Horse Race
                            17th……………………Spring Horse Race
                            18th-22nd………Vote For The Flower Princess
                            23rd……………………Spring Flower Festival
___________________________________________________________________________________


                                 -----------------
                                      Summer
                                 -----------------
____________________________________Schedule_______________________________________

                            1st………………………Fireworks
                            9th………………………Vegetable Festival
                            17th……………………Firefly Festival
                            24th……………………Sea Festival
___________________________________________________________________________________
  
                                 -----------------
                                       Fall
                                 -----------------
____________________________________Schedule_______________________________________

                            4th………………………Cow Festival
                            12th……………………Harvest Festival
                            20th……………………Egg Festival
                            27th……………………Deadline For Horse Race Entry Fall
                            28th……………………Horse Race
___________________________________________________________________________________                 

                                -----------------
                                     Winter
                                -----------------                
____________________________________Schedule_______________________________________

                            10th………………………Thanksgiving
                            8th-30th……………Mine Open To Public
                            18th………………………Deadline For Entering Dog Race
                            19th………………………Dog Race
                            24th………………………Starry Night
                            27th………………………Spirit Festival
                            30th………………………New Year's Eve
___________________________________________________________________________________
  
                            
                            -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
                                   3rd Year
                            -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

                                -----------------
                                     Spring
                                -----------------
____________________________________Schedule_______________________________________

                            1st………………………New Year
                            8th………………………Planting Festival
                            16th……………………Deadline For Entering Horse Race
                            17th……………………Horse Race
                            19th-22nd………Vote For The Flower Princess
                            23rd……………………Spring Flower Festival
___________________________________________________________________________________
                                     

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    Dating
-----------------
I thought I might need this section so I added it. I will try to add a lot more 
later.

The hearts that show up in the text box of the girl you're talking to show how 
interested she is in you. White= Indifferent, Blue= Friendly, Green= Flirtatious, 
Yellow= Enamored, Red= Truly in Love. It's best to wait until she has a red heart 
and you have some things added on to your house. Don't wait too long though or she 
might get married to someone else. I didn't marry until the beginning of the 2nd 
summer, so you can wait until then. Try not to miss any days because special things 
can happen on some days. For example, one day Karen was sick and her mom asked me to 
visit her. You don't want to miss it, because it's the only chance you'll get to see 
her room. I think that that happened a day or too after the first new year's. There 
were other incidents like the wine machine room incident, but I don't want to spoil 
too much. The bad thing about getting married was that she sometimes tried to help 
pack the eggs (The only thing she helps with) and most of the time she ends up !
breaking them.

 Karen- (I know Karen the best because she was the one I married, I'll try to find 
out about the others when I get a chance.) Likes berries mainly. The berries are 
found in Spring and Autumn. Give her one everyday. Save up 8 berries in your 
rucksack over the 1st Spring to give her over Summer and try to get a kitchen by the 
middle of Autumn to store berries to give her over winter. I found her at the 
vineyard, in front of the carpenter's house, at the beach, and at the inn at night. 

 Ann- Likes corn. It said she also likes furry creatures but it doesn't seem like 
it. I've found her at the ranch and at the little pond in the woods.

 Maria- Likes it when people come into the library. I've found her at the church, in 
the woods, and in the library. She's probably at her house sometimes too, but I've 
only gone there a couple of times.

 Elli- Likes eggs and milk. She also like when you buy from her bakery. I found her 
in the bakery, and in the woods. 

 Popuri- Likes flowers. I've found her in the flower shop, outside the flower shop, 
and in the woods.
  
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    Recipes
-----------------
  Don't know what they do, but here are the ones I've found. E-mail me if you know 
more.

Tomato Rice- Give a tomato to Karen's mom
Eggplant with MisoPaste- Give an eggplant to the midwife
Mushroom Rice- Give a regular mushroom to the carpenter
Steamed Clams with Wine- Give wild grapes (Found in Autumn) to Karen's Dad
Sesame Dandelion Greens- Give the souvenir shop owner a medicinal plant
Bread Pudding- Give an egg or milk to Elli
Veryberry Wine- Give the vineyard worker a verryberry fruit (Found in Spring)
Miso Soup- Give an edible herb to the Potion Shop owner
Strawberry Dog- Give some strawberries to the little boy with black hair named Stu
Corn Fritters- Give corn to Ann's dad
Stuffed Omelet- Give an egg to Ann's brother
Fried Char- Give a big, blue fish to the fisherman
Strawberry Champagne- Give a strawberry to Karen
Rolled Cabbage- Give a cabbage to Maria
Herb Rice Cake- Give an edible herb to the old woman on Mt. Moon
Strawberry Jam- Give a strawberry to Popuri
Mashed Potatoes- Give a potato to Ann
Spa Poached Egg- Give an egg to the brown haired kid named Kent
Cinnamon Milk Tea- Give milk to the baker
Walnut Cake- Give a walnut to the old lady in the rocking chair
Char Stuffed W/Mushrooms- Give one of the carpenters a mushroom
Corn Pasta- Give corn to Popuri's dad
Cream Of Turnip Stew- Give a turnip to Maria's mother
Easy Tomato Soup- Give a tomato to the guy that picks up your shipments
Fried Potatoes and Bacon- Give the mayor a potato
Garlic Potato Beef- Give a potato to the mailman
Grilled Trout W/Chhese- Give a fish to one of the carpenters
Hot Spicy Wine- Give a fall grape to the bartender
Milk Recipe- Give milk to Rick
Mushroom Salsa- Give a lot of mushrooms to the elf outside the cave
Pickled Turnip and Cabbage- Give a turnip to the old man on Mt. Moon
Potato Pancakes- Give a potato to the little girl named May
Simple Tomato Soup- Give tomatoes to the priest
Twice Cooked Tomatoes and Greens- Give a tomato to the Florist lady name Lilia
Hunter's Tea- Give an egg to the guy with the hawk 

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  Power Berries
-----------------
  These are the berries that you'll see if you look on the the tree picture in the 
kitchen. They give you more strength and stamina. E-mail me if you know more.

--RED BERRIES--

 -Dig with your hoe near the doghouse
 -Buy one from the salesman at the Flower Festival 
 -Win one at the Egg Festival
 -When the pond is frozen in Winter, cross it and break a boulder with your hammer.
 -Throw a large fish into the pond next to the Fisherman's tent
 -If you go to the goddess on a day when you haven't done anything at all to tire
  yourself, and then you wish for strength, she'll give you one.
 -Dig one up in the 3rd level of the mine
 -Give a marble to the elves 

--BLUE BERRIES--

 -Throw a small fish into the pond next to the Fisherman's tent

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     Album
-----------------
  This section will tell how to get all the pictures that are in your album. Once 
again, E-mail me if you know more.

 Picture with Grandfather- This picture is in there when you start
 Winner at Sea Festival- Win the race at the Sea Festival
 Hot Springs Completion- Complete working on the hot springs
 Wedding- Get married
 Full house Extension- Get every house extension including the baby bed
 Winner at Horse Race- Win the horse race
 King of Harvest Festival- Be chosen as king of the harvest festival
 Picture of you w/your cow- Take your cow out to graze right after it wins the cow
                            Festival
 Picture of you w/Popuri and flowers- Water the Blue Mist flower that you buy in 
                                      the 2nd summer.
 Picture of you and your baby- Have a baby

-----------------
      FAQ
-----------------
  This is where I'll answer some of your questions. I'll only put questions up here 
if I get at least 2 of the same question.

Q: Where is the beach?
A: Go down as soon as you enter Green Ranch

Q: How do I cook?
A: I don't think you can

Q: How do I get married?
A: Buy a blue feather at Rick's Shop and then give it to her. You'll be married 
   the next Sunday.

Q: What are recipes for?
A: You get graded on how many you have at the beginning of Spring of the 2nd 
   year.

Q: The best farming pattern is _____
A: I don't care. I think the 3x3 square is because you get the same # of crops 
   if you do the C pattern. At the end of the season you can always cut your old
   vegetables to get to that middle one. What if a storm comes through and takes
   out a couple. You'll still have that extra crop to fall back on.
 
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    Credits
-----------------
 Send me E-mail at Niveau@2-cool.com with any information on this game and I will be 
sure to put you on here. E-mail me power apples, recipes, and album pictures.

Aceohearts- Told me a lot of the recipes.

Razer107- Told me the names and the uses of the tools.

StampedeCatcher8- Pointed out that you get to choose the character's name.

Ljus Huvud- Also pointed out that you get to choose your name, and other small 
            details which will be added when I have more info.

Xanthos- Told me the name of the playable character.

Nintendo Power- I got most of my information from the Nintendo Power magazine and 
                their website.

Natsume- For making this great game. 
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   Copyright
-----------------

    Copyright 1999 Niveau

Do not put this FAQ anywhere without my consent. Pretty simple.