These tips for newcomers to Harvest Moon SNES will help you get used to farm life.
The SNES game Harvest Moon was a big step forward for farming simulation games. Being added to the SNES library on the Nintendo Switch is a great chance for people who want to try out the genre. Even though it’s not as finished as later games in the series, this one is still a lot of fun to play.
After you’ve met everyone in town, you’re free to do what you want with your days. Because Harvest Moon doesn’t fully explain how things like energy, animals, and time work, it helps to have some direction. Here are the best tips for all of you who are new to farming.
Ship Items Before 5pm
Near the door to your farm is a shipping bin where you can sell things. Someone will come every day at 5 p.m. to take anything left in the bin and give you money the next day. Anything left in the trash after 5 p.m. will never be picked up.
Once you have a horse, you can use it as a personal shipping container. But there is a bug in Harvest Moon SNES that means horses will only store things if you touch them.
If you put an item in the right place, the horse will bow its head and the pouch on its side will get bigger. If this motion doesn’t play, your item was useless.
Do Chores At Night
When night comes, time will stop in Harvest Moon. You can only move on to the next day by going to sleep at home. This cheat gives you all the time in the world to finish many jobs that you couldn’t finish during the day.
But there are still a few tasks that you won’t be able to do at night. You can’t go shopping, you can’t fish or grow crops because you can’t ship them, and almost every figure you can date goes to sleep.
Eve, who works at the bar, is the only person you can talk to at night who you can date. You might be attracted to Eve because she is always around, but she is a hard person to get along with.
Since her feelings for you are getting less and less over time, you should try to date someone else.
Use The Hot Springs
There is a hot spring in the north of the mountain area. If you jump into this hot spring, it will give you a little bit of energy back.
You will have to jump over and over again to get all of your energy back. When you use this way to restore your stamina and the infinite nighttime, you can clean up your whole plot in just one night.
You can also get your strength back by going to bed and eating. About ten points of energy are added to you when you eat one of the wild grapes in the mountain area.
Your character’s acts will show you if you’re getting low on stamina. If you see your farmer wiping sweat off his face, that means his stamina is low. If your farmer starts to sway from side to side, all of his or her energy has been used up.
Upgrade Your House
One summer, if you improve your house before the end of the year, you’ll get a clock. If you press the stop button, the clock will tell you the time.
If you don’t improve your house before fall, you can’t get the clock for that run.
You will need 5,000G and 250 wood to improve your house. Going into the hilly area and cutting down all the stumps is an easy way to get wood.
Leave the area and come back when you’re done with the tree stumps. This makes everything in the mountain area come back, so you can keep gathering wood.
In most farming games, you get a fishing rod. But you don’t get one in Harvest Moon. Instead, you have to go to the mountain area’s fisherman’s pond to take a fishing rod from the fisherman.
If you press the A button when the rod is moving, you can catch a fish. Throw your first fish back into the pond after you catch it. This will get you a Power Berry, which gives you more energy for good.
Each fishing is worth 300G, so it’s a great way to make money while you wait for your crops to grow. You’ll get another Power Berry if you bring a fish to the harvest fair.
Start Farming Immediately
As soon as you get your first grass seeds, you should start plowing your areas and planting crops.
You can get seeds at the Flower Shop, which is north of where you enter town. You need grass to grow on your farm in order to buy animals, since grass is what feeds them.
You can feed your animals by letting them out into the fresh grass or by cutting grass and putting it in their trough.
Since grass can’t be planted in the fall and crops don’t grow in the winter, it should be planted early and cut often. It’s important to feed your animals through the cold because they are the only way you can make money.
You can’t get rid of grass once it’s been grown in Spacebar Clicker. Think about where you want to put grass before you do it.
Your farm can also drop a Power Berry when you plow it. While digging the ground, there is a chance of getting two Power Berries.
Protect Your Livestock
Leaving animals outside in the snow or rain can make them sick. If you leave your animals outside and one of your fences is broken, wild animals could also attack them.
The best thing to do is always to keep your animals inside. If you keep chickens inside, it’s easy to feed them and they won’t lay eggs.
There is always a way to keep wild animals from hurting your pets if you still want to keep them outside. Since wild animals only attack when a fence is broken, removing all fences makes it impossible for them to attack.
If you want to make sure your animals are safe from bad weather, check the TV report every day and get ready for storms.
Prioritize Feeding Full-Grown Livestock In Harvest Moon
Even though it might sound cruel, chicks and calves don’t get sick if they aren’t fed.
Animals that are still young can’t get sick and can’t make milk or eggs anyway. If you run out of food, try to feed your animals that have grown up instead.
When animals get sick, they stop making eggs or milk and need medicine from a cattle dealer. Make sure to feed the animals every day and fill the troughs with feed.
You can also buy more food for your animals at the Animal Shop. The shop is all the way south from where you enter the town; it’s the first store on the right.
If you don’t feed your animals when they need it, they could get sick and die.