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Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness

Harvest Moon DS Island of Happiness box

Harvest Moon - Island of Happiness (JP)

Developer Marvelous Interactive
Publisher Japan Marvelous Interactive
America Natsume
Australia Nintendo Australia
Released Japan February 1, 2007
America August 26, 2008
Europe December 12, 2008
Australia March 26, 2009
Modes Single Player
Ratings A (All Ages)-Japan
E (Everyone)-North America
Platforms Nintendo DS
Genre Simulation
Media Nintendo DS Cartridge

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.

Plot

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 bad, violent storm at sea and the ship you are in was hit by a lightning 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.

Gameplay

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.

Marriage

In every Harvest Moon game, there are requirements to get married. Here is the list of requirements for IoH:

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

Bachelorettes

Bachelors

Children

Main article: Your Child (IoH)

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

To have a child, the following conditions must be met: Get married. After marriage, 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.

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