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Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands
Harvest Moon DS Sunshine Islands box
Developer Marvelous Interactive
Publisher Japan Marvelous Interactive
America Natsume
Australia Nintendo Australia
Released Japan February 21, 2008
America November 12, 2009
Europe December 3, 2010
Modes Single Player
Ratings Japan A (All Ages)
America E (Everyone)
Australia G (General)
3 (Ages 3 and older) - PAL Regions
Platforms Nintendo DS
Genre Simulation
Media Nintendo DS Cartridge

Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands (牧場物語 キラキラ太陽となかまたち, Bokujō Monogatari: Kira Kira Taiyōu to Nakama-tachi, lit. Ranch Story: Shining Sun and Companions) is the fifth game released for the Nintendo DS. It is a remake of Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness, fixing the faults in the game.


Welcome to the Sunshine Islands, an island chain brimming with life. Some say the islands are not everything they once were, though. Many years ago, a great disaster befell the islands. Could there be a way to restore them? Maybe you can find out, Player!

The islands are in peril! Years ago, a powerful earthquake struck the Sunshine Islands. In Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands, it's up to the player to raise the sunken islands by finding the magical Sun Stones.

Players rejoin all of the beloved characters from Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness, and get to meet a number of new friends as well.

New Features/Fixes

  • One new eligible bachelor and bachelorette.
  • No rival children, but rival marriage still exists.
  • Unlike Island of Happiness where everything is done by using the touch screen, players can now use the buttons on the DS.


You must collect sun stones in order to advance on through the story. As islands are raised, the player will be able to meet new characters, harvest new crops, and befriend animals such as ducks, monkeys, and badgers. Players will also grow and harvest crops, care for animals, mine, fish, and compete in festivals in their quest to restore the Sunshine Islands to their former glory.


Most of the characters return from Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness, with a new bachelor and bachelorette for the main character. Their names are Will and Lily, respectively. Will is Sabrina's cousin and Lily is a treasure hunter.

  • DennyGo to Denny's Page
  • ElliotGo to Elliot's Page
  • MarkGo to Mark's Page
  • PierreGo to Pierre's Page
  • SheaGo to Shea's Page
  • VaughnGo to Vaughn's Page
  • WillGo to Will's Page
  • ChelseaGo to Chelsea's Page
  • JuliaGo to Julia's Page
  • LannaGo to Lanna's Page
  • NatalieGo to Natalie's Page
  • SabrinaGo to Sabrina's Page
  • Witch PrincessGo to Witch Princess' Page
  • LilyGo to Lily's Page



Rival Marriage

The candidates that the player does not marry has potential to get married to their rival. By watching rival events between the rival couples, there is a potential for rival couples to get married. After they marry, the rival couple will also have a child of their own.

Shea, Mark, Chelsea, Witch Princess do not have a rival candidate. There are also no rival children in Sunshine Islands.

See Also

Games in the Harvest Moon & Story Of Seasons Franchise
Super NES Harvest Moon
Nintendo 64 Harvest Moon 64
GameCube Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life  ·  Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life  ·  Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Wii Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility  ·  Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
Wii U Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories
WiiWare Harvest Moon: My Little Shop
Game Boy Harvest Moon GB
Game Boy Color Harvest Moon GBC  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 2  ·  Harvest Moon GBC 3
Game Boy Advance Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town  ·  Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town
Nintendo DS Harvest Moon: DS  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Cute  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands  ·  Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar  ·  Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns  ·  Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming  ·  Puzzle de Harvest Moon
3DS Harvest Moon 3DS: A Tale of Two Towns  ·  Harvest Moon 3DS: A New Beginning  ·  Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley  ·  Story of Seasons  ·  Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale  ·  Harvest Moon: Skytree Village  ·  Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
PlayStation Harvest Moon: Back To Nature
PlayStation 2 Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland  ·  Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
PSP Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl  ·  Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon  ·  Harvest Moon: Back To Nature (PSOne Classic)
PlayStation Store Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl  ·  Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley  ·  Harvest Moon: Back To Nature (PSOne Classic)
Android / iOS Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

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