FAQ/Walkthrough by ARusonis

Version: 7.01 | Updated: 06/02/00 | Printable Version

Harvest Moon 64
Version 7.01
FAQ and Walkthrough
written by A.Rusonis(Gryffin 6@aol.com)

Table of Contents:
1) Version History
2) Introduction
3) Controls
4) Characters
5) Items
6) Animals
7) Love...Farm Style
8) Walkthrough
9) Farming Strategies
10) Tricks/Cheats/Tips
11) Recipies(You wanted it, you got it!)
12) FAQ/Rumors
13) Stuff I DON'T need help with
14) Credits
16) Challenges
17) Copyright Info

Version History
Version 1: 1st version; has partial walkthrough, some items and animals 
listed and a few hints and tips
Version 2: Included credits section and more FAQs
Version 3: Made some corrections and added even more FAQs
Version 4: Fixed some things and added controls and more secrets and more on 
Version 5:added more stuff
Version 6: added Recipies, challenges, and added and fixed more things
Version 7: added more stuff on the girls and other things
Version 7.01: I decided to start using decimals, added lots to walkthrough 
section, lots of other stuff, like characters and questions too

This the final edition of my Harvest Moon 64 FAQ/Walkthrough! Please do not 
e-mail me anymore info about Harvest Moon 64. In fact, I am deleting my AOL 
screenname Gryffin 6, so any sent email will not reach me anyways. Thanks fto 
all my loyal fans and supporters, you've been great!  

Hello. I'm Andrew and this is my Harvest Moon 64 FAQ. This is my first FAQ, 
so please try to bear with me. I welcome any feedback, such as questions, 
comments, or, if I forgot to include any info on the game, please e-mail me. 
My e-mail address is listed above. Please don't send me hate mail or porno, 
because if you do, I will give your address to nasty people who love to spam. 
Already, one unlucky person is on spaming lists across the globe. Anyway, on 
to the game!

Have you ever wanted to experience farm life, but the smell of manure makes 
you sick? Well, if that's the case, have I got the game for you! 
Introducing...(drum role please) Harvest Moon 64. It combines farming 
simulation and role-playing to make the perfect game. It will be available in 
the middle of December 1999.

The story is you are a young man who just inherited your grandfather's farm. 
You have 2 and 1/4 years to turn the run-down hunk of land into a prosperous, 
beautiful farm. Along the way you will have to participate in town events, 
grow food and raise livestock, deal with disasters, and try to woo a young 
Let the game begin!

A button:talk to people, pick up things, and throw things.
B button:uses current tool and acts as a cancel button.
Start button:brings up menu where you can select a tool, item, check money, 
time and day.
R/L buttons:shifts screen left to right.
Z button:checks item you currently have in your hand.
UP C button:puts item in ruck sack, a sack which you can store 
items/foodstuffs/presents for future use.
LEFT C and RIGHT C buttons:whistels and calls your horse and dog.
DOWN C button:lets you eat the food you are holding if edible. 
You(Jack, but you can rename him)-you are the young man whose job is to 
create a successful farm. You will have to interact with other characters for 
help and advice. Happy farming!

Dog(Koro, but you can rename him)-your loyal canine companion. I do not know 
his use as of yet.

Horse(Foal, but you can rename him)-your trusty steed. When he's old enough, 
you can ride him in races and have him help you haul crops to shipping bins.

Elli-one of the women you can try to woo. She works at the bakery and loves 
it when you eat her baked goods. She also likes likes eggs and milk. IMO I 
think this would be the worst one to woo. She will mary Jeff, the bakery 
owner if you don't.

Popuri-another woman in the game which you can choose to woo. She works at he 
flower shop(hence her name) and loves to see flowers planted at your house. 
Her dad is the town botanist, so help him out when you get a chance. She will 
marry Gray if you don't.

Maria-yet another woman you might want to woo. She is the goody-two-shoes 
daughter of the mayor. She works at the library and likes it when you look at 
the books and talk to her. You can also see her at the mayor's house. She 
will marry Harris if you don't marry her.

Ann-holy crap! Another woman you can try to woo. She works at the ranch and 
loves animals. If you want to win her heart, show her your dog and chickens, 
and give her wool. Ann's brother has it in for you at first, so avoid him 
until he becomes friendly. Ann will marry Cliff if you don't marry her.

Karen-finally! The last prospective mate in the game. Karen's parents run the 
vineyard and she works at the inn. To win her affection, bring presents of 
wild berries and make friends with the vineyard workers.IMO the best one you 
can try to woo. She will marry Kai if you don't marry her.

Mayor-The mayor of your village will greet you your first day at the ranch 
and give you a tour. He's involved with many town events, so you'll see him 

Rick-The guy who owns the tool shop. He is Ann's cousin.

Gray-Ann's brother. He isn't real friendly at first, but befriend and you 
will ee his softer side.

Artisan-He owns the craft store. Basically, a grumpy, old man.

Lillia-Popuri's mom and co-owner of the flower shop.

Basil-Popuri's dad and co-owner of flower shop.

Kai-The vinyard worker.

Karen's family-Karen's mom and dad run the vinyard.

Jeff-Bakery owner. Not much else `bout him.

Mr.Green-Owns the Green Ranch and kbows all about animals.

Entomologist-This wierd old guy lookin for the emerald butterfly.

Potion Shop owner-Self explanetory. Wins a lot of festivals. Grandfather of 
Kent and Stu.

Midwife-She will deliver your baby when the time comes for it to be born. 
Mother of the Buyer.

Buyer-He buys the crops you ship. Father of May.

Pastor-Runs the church and school.

Cliff-A wanderer. Befriend him, he's cool.

Harris-The mailman and really boring person.

Duke-The owner of the bar.

Carpenter-Old guy who supervises the workers. See him if you want to build on 
to your house. 

Photographer-He takes your picture at special occaisions.

As tradition, there are many useful items in the game. Some will be used for 
work, others for fun.

Hoe-use this to till the land and make fertile so you can plant crops there.

Hammer-use this to break up the rocks littering your farm.

Axe-use this to chop up stumps in your farm. The chopped up would can be used 
for building onto your house and making fences.

Sickle-use to cut the grass you grow for fodder.

Seed bags-these contain the seeds you must plant in tilled soil for plants, 
flowers, and grass to grow.

Ocarina-you will use this at the Spirit Festival. Make sure to buy one!

Shears- use to cut the wool off your sheep

Brush-use it to brush your cows, sheep and horse.

Bottle-store liquids in this

Rug-a rug that goes under you table.

Room Organizer-you can put non-perishables in here.

Each tool can be upgraded twice. The first time, the tool is three times as 
effective, the second time it gets the job done in one hit.

These are animals you raise for profit. The domestic animals are listed in 
the "Characters" section.

Cows-These animals cost the most, but give you the best reurn. It is 
DEFINETLY worth your while to buy and raise them. You can milk cows and sell 
the milks at the rate listed here. Small Milk=100 gold;Medium Milk=150 
gold;Large Milk=300 gold;Special Milk=500 gold. Cows cost 6000 gold each.

Sheep-IMO, this is the best thing to raise. They produce wool, which you can 
shear and sell for big bucks! The only downside is they do not produce daily. 
Like cows, you should raise sheep, and also like cows, the eat the grass you 
grow. You can sell the wool at the rates listed here. Regular Wool=900 
gold;Quality Wool=1800 gold.Yowza! Sheep cost 4000 gold each.

Chickens-Uhh, chickens. Not much to say about them. They eat chicken fodder 
instead of grass. They only good thing about chickens are that the hens 
produce eggs daily and they are low maintenence. They die eaisly. I reccomend 
them only to get recipies. Eggs can be sold at the rates listed here. Eggs=50 
gold. Chickens cost 1500 gold each.

Love...Farm Style
One of the greatest aspects of the game is fact that you can get married and 
have kids. There are five ladies to choose from(listed in the "Characters" 
section) and to get them to marry you. Specifics, such as favorite present, 
or the way to their heart is listed in the "Characters" section.

When you talk to an eligible lady in the game, a heart will appear in the 
bottom right corner of the text box. The color of the heart shows how 
interested the girl is to you. 
Affection;Pink=In Love.

To propose to a girl, she fist MUST be in love with you. Then buy a blue 
feather at the tool shop when you want to propose, and use it on the girl you 
want to marry. The blue feather will not appear right away after your girl 
falls in love with you. Then next sunday, the game will automatically take 
you to the church and you will get married.

Here is the walkthrough for the fist year.

1st-First Day;the mayor and townsfolk will stop by to say hello. The mayor 
will even give you a tour.
8th-Planting Festival;located in the Town Square. People will release the 
symbolic harvest ballons on your signal.
16th-Deadline for entering Horse Race;self-explanatory.
17th-Spring Horse Race;if you have not entered, you can take bets on the 
other horses.
18th~22nd-Vote on Flower Princess;vote for the lady you want to marry.
23rd-Spring Flower Festival;After the princess is chosen, dane with the girl 
you want to marry.

Crops(Spring crops are not reoccurring)
Cabbage-Seed Cost:200 gold Unit Price:90 gold Growth:9 days
Potatoes-Seed Cost:200 gold Unit Price:80 gold Growth:6 days
Turnips-Seed Cost:200 gold Unit Pice:60 gold Growth: 4 days

Nature's Crops(search the countryside for these)
Veryberry fruit-Unit Price 40 gold
Medicinal herbs-Unit Price:70 gold
Edible herbs-Unit Price:30 gold

During the 1st Spring, concentrate to build a good cash reserve. Try to get 
at least 2000 gold by the end of Spring. Do not buy any animals your 1st 
Spring. Plant at least 6-8 bags of crops, but really, really try to get many 
more. Also, work on going into the woods to forage. And even though it's just 
the 1st Spring, try to bring gifts and such to the girl you wish to marry. 
Witha little work, you will do fine.  

9th-Vegatable Festival;take a vegatable to be judged or go without one and 
serve as a judge.
17th-Firefly Festival;this involves floating a lantern onto the water at the 
24th-Sea Festival;takes place on the beach, you will be entered in swimming 
race much like a horse race.

Crops(Summer crops are reoccurring)  
Tomatoes-Seed Cost:300 gold Unit Price:100 gold Growth:9 days
Corn-Seed Cost:300 gold Unit Price:120 gold Growth:13 days

Nature's Crops
Tropical fruit-Unit Price:40 gold 
Walnuts-Unit Price:70 gold

In Summer, you must work hard. With your 2000 gold, go and buy 4 bags of 
tomatoes and 1 bag of corn, at least. There are few festivals in Summer, so 
work, work, work! Forage and cut lumber, and visit your girl reguarly. Try to 
buy a sheep this season as well. A sheep, you say? Yes, a sheep. They are 
less expensive than cows, and in early stages, their 900 gold a week is 
better than a cows 700 gold a week. You can buy a cow in Fall, so be patient. 
And get chickens only for the recipies, then sell them. Chickens really not 
worth your while, and there is real good chance you won't get out to feed 
them due to typhoons, and they will die, wasting a whole day at the funeral. 

4th-Cow Festival;take your best cow to get judged by milk quality or serve as 
a judge.
12th-Harvest Festival;go to sample the townsfolks produce and food, take the 
cake Elli gives you because there might be a coin inside.
20th-Egg Festival;race through town to find the egg identical to mayor's egg, 
be quick the prize is a Power Berry. The second year prize is a mysterious 
turtle statue.
23rd~27th-Bridge Repair;go help the carpenter fix the bridge leading to Moon 
27th-Deadline for entering Horse Race;self-explanatory
28th-Fall Horse Race;same as Spring Horse Race.

Crops(Fall crops are reoccurring)
Eggplant-Seed Cost:300 gold Unit Price:80 gold Growth: 7 days

Nature's Crops
Wild grapes-Unit Price;40 gold
Mushroom-Unit Price:70 gold
Poison mushroom-Unit Price:30 gold

In Fall, concentrate on three aspects of the game: Your girl, your animals 
and your lumber supply. Try to buy a cow this season, and cut lots of lumber 
for house extensions. You need pantloads of lumber to expand, so chop daily. 
You should be able to get 42 pieces of lumber a day until the hot springs are 
built. Also, visit you girl daily, and give her one gift a day, no more. And 
if your girl is Karen, start going to the bar and building your alcohol 
tolerance. Brush and feed your animals every day, and soon you'll be raking 
in cash. Oh, and for farming, umless you have a Greenhouse, which I doubt you 
will by 1st Fall, plant only 2-3 bags of Eggplant. 

10th-Thanksgiving;wait at home and greet the guests that come by, and make 
sure you're there when the lady you want to marry comes by.
8th~30th-Mine open to Public;if you don't have a greenhouse, make money by 
mining stones.
12th~16th-Work on Mountain Spring;go help work on the spring in Moon Mountain.
18th-Deadline for entering Dog Race;self-explanatory
19th-Dog Race;I assume this is like a horse race except you do not ride your 
24th-Starry Night;spend this evening with the lady you want to marry,Maria, 
Ann, and Elli will be at church, Karen will be at the beach and Popuri will 
be in the woods.
27th-Spirit Festival;if you bought an ocarina, go to the town square and play 
music with the locals.
30th-New Year;so you made it through your fisrt year, huh? Good Job!! this is 
a good night to ask your girlfriend to marry you. Good Luck!

Crops(must have greenhouse to grow Winter crops)
Stawberries-Seed Cost:500 gold Unit Price:150 gold Growth:6 days

Nature's Crops(you will find these in the mine)
Iron stone-Unit Price:100 gold
Moonlight stone-Unit Price: 500 gold
Blue stone-Unit Price:700 gold
Rare minerals-Unit Price: 1000 gold 

In Winter, it is a somewhat busy, somewhat boring month. If you have a 
Greenhouse, start planting crops and do the regular. Plant mostly tomatoes 
and corn, but also plant strawberries, too. If you don't have a greenhouse, 
you main way of making money will be mining, which starts on the 8th of 
Winter. Either way, remember to feed and brush(and buy, if possible)animals. 
And as always, go out chopping for lumber and visit your girl, who should be 
at least at the "green" stage if you payed enough attention to her. Your 
social schedual is also full, so make sure you attend events. That's it for 
year one, follow the same strategies for year two.  

Farming Strategies
Here I listed some simple strategies
1)Clear the land of rocks, weeds and stumps.
2)Till soil with hoe to make it fertile.
3)Plant crops in 3x3 grids. Make sure to water crops.
4)Plant close to the shipping bin to save time.
5)You can plant flowers to make your residence look nice. There are two 
different varities that cost 200 gold per bag, and a special bag at 300 gold. 
6)Buy and grow grass for your animals. Bags cost 500 gold per bag and take 7 
days to grow. Grass does not need to be watered, so plant them in patches.

My ASCII art is very bad, so I can't make a town map. I will try to make a 
GIF and submit it, but if that fails, I'm sure anyone could find their way 
around town. Again, sorry.

House and Farm additions
Kitchen-5000 gold, 450 wood(needed to marry)
Bathroom-3000 gold, 300 wood
Stairs-1500 gold, 150 wood
Green House-30000 gold, 580 wood(Yikes!)
Deck-7000 gold, 350 wood
Child's Bed-1000 gold, 200 wodd(needed to have a child)

Get your Horse at the Green Ranch for free!

The Invincible Katori(the stuffed pig head)is soley for decoration. 

The fisherman near the pond gives you rod and tells you how to use it. Fish 
can be sold at the rates listed here:Little Fish=30 gold;Medium Fish=100 
gold;Large Fish gold=180 gold. The jumper is a big black fish. Please email 
me with info on it.

Be nice to the Harvest Sprites you meet. Give them a marble and they will 
give you a power berry. 

Get the weather vain by digging in the mine. Give it to Rick.

Get a broken music box by using the map found by your tree. Give it to Rick 
so he will fix it then you can give it to girl.

Throw a small fish into the pond.

Toss a vegetable into the pond near the carpenters house. A goddess will come 
out a grant you a wish.

The Artisan will give you a book the 3rd year, give to the woman you like.

There is a tree by the cave. If you press A by it, you can climb it and get 
to the area where you would normally need the bridge to get to.

Power Berries are listed here.
1)Buy from man at Princess Festival
2)Throw a large fish into the pond near the fisherman's tent.
3)When the pond is frozen, use a hammer to break the rock.
4)Win one at Egg Festival
5)Get a blue berry by throwing a small fish in pond. This lets you work in 
rain without getting sick.
6) Find one in 3rd level of the mine.
7) Give marble to Harvest Sprites.
8) Find one by plowing your farm. 
9) Find one fishing at beach?
10) Basil gives you one?

Here's a recipie list for all of you. I've listed all the recipies I know 
about, but you might be able to get more. I don't think you can actually cook 
them, I think they just improve your happiness score. Recipies are listed by 
season or what you need to get them.
Crem of Turnip Stew-Give a turnip to the Mayor's wife
Turnip and Cabbage Preserves-Give a turnip to the old man at the Moon 
Mountain Restaurant
Mashed Potatoes-Give a potato to Ann
Fried Potatoes and Bacon-Give a potato to the Mayor
Potato Pancake-Give a potato to Shipper's daughter
Potato Garlic Beef-Give a potato to Harris the Mailman   
Rolled Cabbage-Give a head of cabbage to Maria
Verryberry Wine-Give a verryberry to Kai, the vineyard worker
Tomato Crem Soup-Give a tomato to the Shipper
Tomato Rice-Give a tomato to Karen's mother
Simple Tomato Soup-Give a tomato to the Priest
Twice Cokked Tomatoes and Greens-Give a tomato to Popuri's mother
Corn Fritters-Give some corn to Ann's father
Crin Pasta-Give some corn to Popuri's father
Walnut Cake-Give a walnut to Elli's grandma(it is listed as Herb Rice Cake in 
Recipie book)
Eggplant with Misopaste-Give an eggplant to the Midwife
Mushroom Salsa-Give a mushroom to the sprite who gaurds the entrance to other 
sprite's room
Mushroom Rice-Give a mushroom to the Lead Carpenter
Char stuffed with Mushroom-Give a mushroom to one of the working Carpenters
Steamed Clams with Wine-Give some wild grapes to Karen's Father
Hot Spicy Wine-give some wild grapes to the Bartender
Handmade Butter-Give-some milk to Rick
Bread Pudding-Give-some milk to Elli
Cinnamon Milk Tea-Give some milk to the Elli's father
Stuffed Omelot-Give an egg to Gray
Spa-Poached Egg-Give an egg to the boy in yellow
Spice Tea-Give an egg to Cliff
Strawberry Dog-Give a stawberry to the other boy
Stawberry Jam-Give a strawberry to Popuri
Strawberry Champagne-Give a strawberry to Karen
All seasons(with the exception of winter for some)
Fried Char-Give a large fish to the Fisherman
Grilled Trout with Cheese-Give a large fish to carpenter by the hot springs
Miso Soup with Sprouts-Give an edible herb o the Potion Shop Owner
Sesame Dandelion Greens-Give an edible herb to the Artisan
Herb Rice Cake-Give an edible herb to the old lady at the Moon Mountain 
Q:Whats's the deal with recipies?
A:See "Recipies"
Q:Can you have kids in the game?
Q:Can pets(dog and horse)die?
A:No, but livestock can.
Q:Can your wife get pissed of and dump you?
A:Yes, she can.
Q:How do you ask a girl to marry you?
A:See "Love...farm style"
Q:How does time tick away in the game?
A:It runs at a faster rate than in real life.
Q:Does time tick away in towns and houses?
A:From what I can gather, time ticks away in town, but not in houses.
Q:How many seconds equal an hour in the game?
A:12 real seconds equal one game hour and one real second equals five game 
Q:Do you store food for yourself?
Q:Can you keep a diary in the game?
A:Yes, it is used to save your game.
Q:Can you die or get sick?
A:You can't die but you can get sick.
Q:Is there daytime and nightime?
Q:Why would you build fences?
A:You would build fences around crops to keep weeds and animals away from 
Q:Are there any bad guys in the game?
Q:How big is the world of HM64?
A:I don't know exactly, but I can tell you it is pretty darn big. Bigger than 
any other Harvest Moon game.
Q:What time do you get up and go to bed?
A:You wake at 6:00 AM and go to sleep whenever you want to.
Q:Can you run out of stamina and fall asleep earlier?
Q:Can you watch the weather forecast for the next day?
Q:Do natural disasters occur?
A:Yes, and they can wipe out crops and may destroy your greenhouse.
Q:How often are you going to update.
A:I will try to update once a week. If I do not have any new info or 
questions, though, I probably won't.
Q:When are you getting the game?
A:Since the game is slated for Dec. 22, 1999, I will get it for Christmas.   
Please send in more questions and/or rumors.

Suff I DON'T need help with
How do you get into the hole in the Harvest Sprites room?/ Okay, when I said 
this, there was some confusion. I meant the hole in the room with two Sprites 
in. I found out is a hole that Harvest Sprites use to enter your barn and 
feed your animals during a typhoon, if you are nice to the Sprites.
How do you convince the Artisan to give you the pot he won't sell?/ Give him 
a blue rock.
What do you do with the weather vane?/ Give it to Rick.
How do you get the bottle of wine?/ Give presents and talk to Duke alot 
(Might not work if you are married or if Karen has left).
How do you wake up the vineyard?/ After getting the bottle of wine, throw a 
vegetable into the pond west of the Carpenter's and wish to "wake tree".
Some people tell me there is a flower that grows on Moon Mountain that is 
very special. If it is real, where is it?/ Again confusion was created here. 
I did not mean the special flower that Popuri helps you grow. I meant the 
flower that grows on select Fall days in front of the the Resturant. It is 
invisible at first, but you will get a berry from it by pressing a near the 
trees and bushes.
What is the Jumper, that big black fish for? And how do you catch it?
How do you get your wife to give you birthday gifts?
Please send me the name and description of any special items I have not 
listed(i.e. weather vane, treasure map). 

Get married before 2nd Spring 6th(when I got married)
Send entries to me. If your date is totally outlandish and looks like a lie I 
wont post it. Be sure to include who you married. I cannot garuntee I will 
post all entries.  

Thanks to:
Nintendo Power(my main source of info)
Tom Penn(most of the FAQs)
GameFAQs(for posting my page)
About.com/vgstrategies(for posting my page)
Natsume(for making the game)
Jedi778769(for controls and some secrets)
IcPKaLOWN(for FAQs and a secret)
Alvaro(some stuff on the women)
Jon Ace 1(answers to questions)
and finally...
Me(for writing the actual FAQ/Walkthrough) 

That's it for now. I will continue to update this fine FAQ. See ya!

I cannot garuntee that I will respond to every email and IM. Sorry, but I'm 
only one guy and I get TONS of email. Before you mail me, check the FAQ and 
make sure the thing you want to know isn't already listed here somewhere.But 
if it isn't feel free to email me. Also if you see my page in places other 
than the ones in the credits, please let me know and give me the address. 

Copyright Info
Copyright 1999 A. Rusonis(Gryffin 6@aol.com)
Reproduction and distribution of this document is prohibited without my 
consent. I'm serious. If I find that my FAQ is in a place where it was not 
authorized by me to be, I will seek IMMEDIATE action.