FAQ by HarvestBeast64

Version: 1.5 | Updated: 06/28/00 | Printable Version

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By: HarvestBeast64

Okay, I had this game for a while so I am going to start this FAQS so 
everyone can see what this game is like.  Remember, this is for the 
Japanese version of the game and somethings might be left out when the 
US version arrives this August.

Harvest Moon: Back to Nature(English name)
Makiba Monogatari Harvest Moon(Japanese name)

1 Updates
2 Walkthrough
3 The Changes
4 The Characters
5 The Girls
6 The Animals
7 Extensions
8 Power Nuts
9 New Crops
10 Credits
11 Copyright

New Added Ones:

12 Items
13 The Kitchen

1 Updates

6/28/00-version 1.5
All the sections are somewhat done and I took out two sections because they are 
hard to info from.  Well, I will add details to some sections like the animals.
And I better check the spelling again.  I added two new sections: Items and The 
Kitchen, hope you like it!

6/24/00-version 1.0 
Okay, this is the second FAQ I wrote, but the first one didnít get in 
so I hope this one will.  I will get started in all sections or most, 
but I wont have time to finish them completely.

2 Walkthrough

When you start the game it, you talk to the mayor about when you were 
young.  It shows you going to your grandpaís farm and playing, you 
tried to make fun of the chickens, but they chased you away.  You rode 
on a cow too.  Then a girl comes and you two play in the forest.  When 
you were about to leave, you promised that you would come back someday, 
and thatís your future girl/wife.

Day 1
Well you get your farm today, and from what it looks like, it looks like a huge 
farm with nothing but weeds and junk.  Start clearing about a 4th of it, you 
will need to grow some crops later.  Well, the game passes in 10 minute 
intervals so you have time to go south of the farm, which is the moutains.  Look 
around and pick some wild crops to ship out, or you can go to the mine and dig.

Day 2
Well you should notice your money has increased, so if you have enough, you can 
go to the grocerry store and buy some seeds, if not keep on foraging.  Your 
backpack is very small, but the if you want it bigger, you need lots of money.  
The upgrades for the backpack is 3000g for the first one, and 5000g for the 

Day 3
You should have enough money by now so buy some cabbage or potato seeds because 
from what I seen, the new crops donít give much money during spring.  Well, 
water them and keep on foraging!  From now on, I am not going to tell you to 
forage because you do that everyday forever because it never hurts to have more 

Day 4
Letís hope itís the weekends, because you really need a fishing rod!  The 
fisherman is located near the beach by the dock on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 
from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Well try to get your money up to 1500 or more because you 
want atleast one chicken!

Day 5
Water your crops and do your usual things, I suggest you upgrade your Axe 
because it wont cut tree stumps, only little logs.  But then again, itís 1000g 
and you donít have the money yet.

Day 6
Okay, in my game I have about 2000-3000g now, I hope you do too, I bought a 
chicken today and some feeds, so you should too.  Now water your crops first 
because the Poultry Farm opens at 11:00 AM.

3 The Changes

Your farm is much much bigger with a horse stable you can walk in.  And you have 
a little windmill to make chicken feed by putting corn in it.

Your dog is a puppy at first, I am not sure when he grows up, since mine is 
still little.

The Girls is already slightly dating your rivals, but they are very easy to get, 
because you can change many levels of a heart in 1 day if you try hard.

You need to pay to upgrade your tools, itís more expensive as the levels are 
higher, upgrade them at the blacksmith.

You also get your brush here.

Everyone has been put into new set of families, same people, different families 
though, and Kent is no where to be seen.  

The Graphics are way better.

If you plant flowers during spring, a bee with come and make a hive, then you 
can make honey and sell it!

I also noticed that the swimming festival is a bit harder, you have to push the 
triangle and circle buttons.

4 The Characters

They are exactly the same as the N64 version except some has been taken out, and 
they have different personalities.

Also, a Doctor has been added, also known as your rival for Elli.

5 The Girls

Ann-In this game, she is the cooking master!  Her father owns a resturant and 
mostly if not always wins the cooking festival.  She likes Hot Spring eggs!

Cliff-He works with Annís father but if you wait till the end of the first 
winter and you ignored him, he will leave on a boat making it easy for you to 

Karen-She is a bit nicer now, and her family owns a groccery store.

Rick-He seems to be good friends with Karen, if your after Karen, watch out for 
this psycho!

Popuri-Everyone treats her like a child, even her brother Rick(Shock!).
She loves Pink Cat Mint flowers.

Kai-This atheletic jerk is hated by a lot of people in the town.  Just treat him 
bad and Popuri is yours, as long as you win the swimming festival

Maria-Sheís kind of outgoing now, and still works a much bigger library.

Gray-He seems to work at the blacksmithís and is Annís brother.  Just be careful 
because if you come at the wrong time, you will see an event, so avoid him.

Elli-She works at the clinic now, and is interested in the doctor(ugly guy!) and 
she very mature now, since her parents passed away, she has to take care of her 
little brother Stu and look after her grandmother.

Doctor-As mentioned above, this guy is the rival.  Try to avoid him and donít go 
to the clinic at a wrong time, or something will happen.

Couples wont get married until 4 years if your not.

6 The Animals

Fishes-They are my favorite in the game!  All you have to do is fish them for 
free, give them one bag of fish feed for the whole group, and the feed is not 
expensive!  Plus they grow up and become big fish, and they breed new fishes so 
you can sell them!
Price-free/fish for them.
Reproduce-feed it everyday and when it becomes a big fish, it can reproduce.
Note-I heard you can only catch big fish in the beach, someone please confirm 
Sell-depends on size of the fish.

Chickens-They arenít bad, infact they are pretty good money makers, just buy one 
chicken and incubate the others.  As soon as you get the chicken coop extension, 
you should be getting about 1000g or more a day if you have a few chickens.  If 
you win the chicken sumo..which I donít know much about, you will get gold eggs.
Price-1500g each, 1000g for medicine, and 10g for feed.
Reproduce-Chickens you buy can reproduce by putting an egg in the incubator, and 
small chickens wont until it matures.
Sell-depends if you are selling the chicken, an egg, or a hot spring egg.

Cows-They are next best money makers, when they mature, you will get small milk 
but will get bigger as you take care of them, win the cow festival and you get 
gold milk.  You can get the cow and tools like the milker at Mayís Farm.

Sheeps-They take much care because you have to talk to them and brush them and 
cut their wool, but they worth money.  Get sheeps at Mayís Farm as well.  It 
takes about 3 weeks or 20 something days for it to mature.

7 Extensions

Chicken Coop-adds more space for chicken, adds one more incubator, and a sauce 
machine for 20000g with some rare metals.

Barn(cows/sheep)-adds more space for cows/sheeps and a few more birthing 

Kitchen-adds a kitchen, two cabinets, and something else.  You may also cook in 
the kitchen.

Second house extension-adds more space to your home and a few rooms.

Greenhouse-same as N64, but there is nothing to protect it, so lightning storms 
and typhoons can knock it down.  Also has very little space.

I found out that if you are nicer to the Carpenter(Karenís dad in the N64) he 
will lower the price so be nice to him!

8 Power Nuts

-Found by digging in the mine a few levels in spring.

9 New Crops

Example: crop-days takes to grow/days to regrow
The crops in this game are:






Violet colored plant-n/a



Potato-9 days

Turnip-6 days

Tomato-9 days/3 days to regrow

Corn-14 days/ 4 days to regrow

Eggplant-7 days/3 days to regrow(I think)




10 Credits

Vito(vitochan@hotmail.com)-For helping me with some stuff I didnít know about.

Jim19(islandgames@yahoo.com)-We helped each other out because we both didnít 
some of the things.

11 Copyright

This Harvest Moon: Back to Nature guide is made by me, HarvestBeast64 and I own 
this FAQ, you may not copy it, sell it, or do anything except maybe use it to 
help you with your game unless you e-mail me and request it.  Then, maybe I 
might consider it.  So this guide is:
Copyright 2000 By HarvestBeast64

12 Items

Sickle-These 5 main tools for farming, and they can be upgraded to: Red Amber,        
Hoe    Silver, Gold, and Rare Metal by paying money to the blacksmith and giving        
W.Can  him the right piece of the material.

Fishing Rod-Given by the fisherman if you go there during night on 7:00 to 9:00 
PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The fisherman will give you a better one if 
you have 50 fishes in the pond.

Chicken Feed-10g a bag, you can buy as much as you want.

Fodder-30g a bag, you can buy as much as you want.

Milker-Price unknown, used to get milk from cows.

Wool Cutter-Price unknown, used to cut wool from sheeps.

Egg-Get from chickens, you can ship it, incubate it, give it to someone, eat it, 
and you can throw it in the hot springs for a boiled egg.

Popuri Egg-I got this from vito, Popuri will give you an egg and if you incubate 
it and name it Popuri when it hatches, Popuri will like you more.

Backpack Upgrades-Your backpack is very small at first so should make it bigger.  
The first upgrade is 3000g and the second is 5000g.

Fish Feed-Price unknown, You need this to feed the fishes.

Crop Seeds-You get these from the grocerry store and rare seeds are sold from 
the chinese merchant.  He comes to your house to sell you them.

13 The Kitchen

Now, my favorite part of the game, the kitchen!  In the psx version, you are 
allowed to use your kitchen to make food.   Making a big meal will for sure gain 
your energy back and you can sell your good too!  There are special food that 
the girls like too.  Be sure to buy tools like blender and stuff from the shop 
at home thing from your TV, Iím not too sure, I have to get back to you on that 

Iíll make a list of things you can cook soon.