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Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness (牧場物語キミと育つ島 Bokujō Monogatari: Kimi to Sodatsu Shima, lit. Ranch Story: The Island Grows With You) is a farming simulation game developed by Marvelous Interactive and published by Natsume.

It is the fourth Harvest Moon game on Nintendo DS. Like previous titles in the DS series, Island of Happiness utilizes the stylus, and also features WiFi capabilities.


You can choose to play as a male character, Mark or a female character, Chelsea. Your character is an aspiring farmer who wants to begin a new life on a far away island. The story starts with the player boarding a ship that will take him/her from the city to an island to start a new life. While you are on the boat, there's a violent storm at sea. The ship you are in is hit by a lightning bolt and gets destroyed.

A man named Taro finds you on the beach and checks on your character, waking him/her up. He was on the boat with the rest of his family, and you are all now shipwrecked on this island. Taro takes you to the top of the island and finds an old abandoned ranch. He asks you if you want to be the rancher of this island. You will automatically agree.


All movements and actions are done using the touch screen, with the D-Pad used to change/equip tools and items. The game uses Wi-fi to enable an online farm ranking service and an online voice chat session using the DS Microphone.

The characters of Island of Happiness are all new characters to the Harvest Moon franchise. Additionally, there are some characters to unlock when you meet certain requirements such as building up the island or getting a certain item.


In every Harvest Moon game, there are requirements to get married. The requirements for IoH are:

  • You have met all main characters.
  • Have your house fully expanded.
  • Own the big bed.
  • Buy the Blue Feather.
  • You have seen your marriage candidate's black, purple, blue, and yellow heart events.
  • You have unlocked the church.
  • The candidate you want to marry must have a red heart.
  • 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
  • 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

Island of Happiness features 6 marriage candidates for Mark and Chelsea to court and marry. Four of the marriage candidates (Witch Princess, Mark, Shea, Chelsea) have no rival.




Main article: Your Child (IoH)

Your child will be born 90 days after your wedding date.

To have a child, your character must get married. After you get married, upgrade your house to "super size". 700 wooden lumber and 50,000 gold are required. Additionally, you can pay 80,000 gold if you don't have the lumber. After upgrading your house, buy the baby bed. This costs 10,000 gold.

Your child will grow into three different stages. Their gift preferences also change as they age.

Rival Marriage/Children

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 and the Witch Princess do not have a rival candidate.

  • Denny and Lanna can get married. They will have a daughter named Rosa.
  • Elliot and Julia can get married. Their daughter will be named Kelly.
  • Pierre and Natalie can get married and have a son named Jean.
  • Vaughn and Sabrina can get married. They will have a daughter named Emma.

See Also

Games in the Harvest Moon & Story Of Seasons Franchise
Super Nintendo 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
PlayStation Store Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl  ·  Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley  ·  Harvest Moon: Back To Nature  ·  Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland  ·  Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition  ·  Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
Android / iOS Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories · Harvest Moon: Lil' Farmers

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