The Ushi No Tane websites specialize in information about the Nintendo console versions of the Harvest Moon and Legend of the River King games. Both game genres are created and published in Japan by Marvelous AQL. The North American localization is handled by Natsume, while Rising Star takes care of the European release.
The latest version of Harvest Moon in various regions of the world are Bokujyou Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi (Japan), Harvest Moon: A New Beginning (North America), and Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Europe).
The latest version of River King, in all regions of the world, is River King: Mystic Valley (2009)
Since 2000, Ushi no Tane has been run by a grouchy old lady who happens to be fond of video game agriculture. It is not officially affiliated, sponsored, endorsed, or employed by the developers of Harvest Moon or River King.
HM GBC is finally out!
| Posted at 14:51 on 17 May 2013 Harvest Moon Gameboy Color
has finally been released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop! The game costs $4.99 and requires 49 blocks of space on your SD card. It's also rather small file-size wise, and doesn't take but a few moments to download off of the eShop. It is going to also earn you 10 Coins for completing the Club Nintendo
- Your character's name determines what your winter crops are. Start your name with a capital letter to grow Carrots and Eggplants, use a lower-case letter for Peanuts and Broccoli, and put a symbol as the first character of your farmer's name (the heart, arrows, [, etc.) to have access to all 4 crops.
- If you play as the girl main character, you will get free seeds inside your tool shed.
- There is a hidden 1000 G in the dresser next to your bed.
For those of you who enjoy Rune Factory, Natsume has announced that Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
is now available for digital purchase on the Playstation Network. The game costs $29.99 and requires 2.5 G of space on your Ps3 hard drive.
Comments: Add | View (1)Yawnsville in Mooville
| Posted at 11:25 on 03 May 2013
Another week and still no sign of Harvest Moon GBC
on the North American 3DS eShop. Hopefully soon? We'll just have to wait and see, I guess. *shakes a fish at Europe*
I have not experienced any freezing or hiccups with the latest digital release of Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns 3DS
that came out two weeks ago. I've played the petting mini game, run up and down the mountain, and planted a lot of crops, yet still the game won't lock up. I'm only in Summer though, so it is a bit early to tell. Once I reach Fall and if it still
plays smoothly, then I'll be satisfied that all of its problems are resolved.
On the other hand, I got a craving for Metropolismania
and finally picked up the DS and Ps3 versions of the game series. Granted, they're going to be sitting on the Fogu game back-log shelf for a while (along with Xenoblade, Laytons, multiple RF games, etc.), but the chances that Natsume will localize either one of these is z-e-r-o, so huzzah for region-free games!
Hopefully I can get the ANB cooking recipes done this Fogu-work weekend.Comments: Add | View (9)Two Towns is now digital
| Posted at 12:08 on 19 Apr 2013
As of yesterday's Nintendo 3DS eShop update, the 3DS version of Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns
is now available for digital download. The game costs $29.99 and requires 1,929 blocks of space on your SD card. When the game was originally released to retail stores in November 2011, it was priced at $39.99, so there's now a small $10 discount.
Buying the game is also worth 50 Coins
for US Club Nintendo
. The retail version from 2011 was not worth any
Does it lock up just like the retail version? It's hard to say at the moment; I'm only a few days into the game and haven't experienced any freezing yet, but with the retail version I didn't see it until late Spring season.
The digital download version even detected a Streetpass hit that I received a few weeks ago from another ToTT player, even though I haven't unlocked Streetpass in the digital version yet.
There was a Nintendo 3DS system update a little bit ago, but the update didn't resolve the framerate issues in ToTT 3DS when many objects are on the screen, such as when you're growing a lot of crops in Konohana. My retail copy still runs slow on my farm.
Since we received the digital version of Tale of Two Towns this week, we didn't receive the virtual console edition of Harvest Moon GBC
. Maybe next week! Besides, you should all be playing Legend of the River King
Back to farm'n!Comments: Add | View (4)