This is one of the most important furniture of the game. It's where you sleep. You can buy a bigger bed from the T.V. Shopping Network. Buy it if you want to get married.
It's where your books and letters are stored. Books can be acquired once you've purchased something new. The books are actually very useful tutorials. Think of it as a mini-library. The letters, on the other hand, are mail that you get from your mailbox. Once you investigate your mailbox, all your letters will immediately be put here so you can read them again.
Unlike in the boy version, where in the mirror only tells you about the day and your current physical condition, this time, the mirror allows you to change the color of your overalls! Choose from the default blue or the other options : blue, pink, red, green, white and orange. Frequently changing your clothes will impress the boys. By changing clothes, I mean talk to him in one outfit, change, then talk to him again.
Plays different music/bgms from record plaques. Connect to HM: Another Wonderful Life on GameCube and buy it from Lou/Ban.
Who can live without it? You can't 'coz you'll need it for a lot of things. To turn on the TV, walk up to it, press B and surf the channels using the directional buttons. Some channels are only available for a specific period of time.
Announcements - Announces festivals of the season (press RIGHT)
Tutorial Channel - Where there are tutorials for beginners and advanced users (press DOWN)
T.V. Shopping Network (press LEFT)
This channel is available in your farm house every Saturday until you have bought every item they sell. Then, they don't air and will be replaced by St. Emerald's Academy. If you haven't bought everything they sold, they will air again the next year. To buy item/s, go to Doug's Inn and use the phone on the counter. Here are the products and their prices:
10.000 G (you can only buy this of you bought everything else
H. Goddess New Year's Game Show (press LEFT)
Available in the first five days of Spring. This is where you guess if the number is higher or lower. The more the wins, the better the prize. Here's a list:
Mineral Town Friends (press LEFT; only in Vacation House)
Every Wednesday. This is where you learn all about the residents of Mineral Town, their personalities, families and birthdays.
Rock-Paper-Scissors Game show (press LEFT; only in Vacation House)
Every Saturday. This is where you play the rock-paper-scissors game with the H. Goddess. She gives out some great prizes too. Here's a list:
A type of grass/herb
Rice cake or buckwheat flour
Elli Leaves (recover stamina & fatigue)
** The unused items are record plaques for your record player but they don't play anything at all. But unlike in the boy version, you can sell these to Won for a TON of money!!! Prices for unused items don't go lower than 500,000G and the R-P-S Certificate itself is worth 1 million G!
This is where you can store non-food items like ores, branches, flowers, accessories and such. Like the fridge, it has 32 slots all in all and in each slot, you can store up to 99 of one item.
Makers are machines that instantly convert one product to another, more expensive product. There are three makers in this game:
Cheese Maker = turns milk into cheese
Yarn Maker = turns wool into yarn
Mayonnaise Maker = turns eggs into mayonnaise
To get a maker, go to Saibara, the blacksmith and have him make one for you. The requirements are as follows:
fully expanded chicken coop and/or barn
one Adamantite per maker
20,000G per maker
It's expensive, I know. But well worth it once you have the gold eggs, gold wool and gold milk 'coz it sells for more and it lasts a lifetime.
Once you have fully expanded your farm, you can ask Gotz to make you a bath. This is where you can rejuvenate a bit of stamina and fatigue though it takes 30 minutes of your (game) time.
Put flowers in to rejuvenate stamina. Buy from Won. I highly recommend the Red Magic Grass which grows in fall, since it rejuvenates +10 stamina.
Cook Food here. Buy the complete set from the TV Shopping Network.
If you're just starting off on the game and have not yet upgraded or planted anything in your farm, here are some ways to make quick bucks.
NOTE: Cheat codes are provided in the later part of the guide.
250,000G in one week (needs VBA emulator)
During the first five days of spring, the H. Goddess will have a New Year's game show where you'll have to guess if the number is higher or lower. Just surf the channels by going to your TV, press the B button and use the directional buttons to locate the H. Goddess show (try pressing the RIGHT button constantly). Play the New Year's Game Show. Save game state (Shift+F1) then guess. If you get it wrong, hit F1 and it will take you back to before you got the answer wrong. Just keep trying until you get it right. Play until 70 wins to get the Pirate Treasure, which is worth 10,000G. Play 5 times(since the show runs 5 times a day) and you get 50,000G a day, which is 250,000G in 5 days. Sure, it may get monotonous, but if you want quick bucks, this is the way to do it.
You can also try for 25,000G a day or 125,000G in five days by winning until 60 to get the Fish Fossil worth 5000G. Another one would be for 10,000G a day or 50,000G in 5 days by winning until 10 to get the Relaxation Tea Leaves worth 2000G. Just remember to play the game 5 times a day.
I don’t know why I named this that. It's mostly 'coz you get these moneymaking items for free in places in town. Gather as many medicinal herbs as you can 'coz they sell quite well. Fishes are great sources of money too but you'll need to upgrade your pole to get bigger fishes. Mushrooms, esp. poisonous ones, sell a lot. Digging in the mines also helps. There's also honey every morning at the tree in your farm. If you turn blue, simply go to sleep, go to your bath or dip in the hot spring for a few hours.
Non-stop Mine Digging
Dig in the mines (preferably Winter Mine) and fill your basket and rucksack with expensive minerals. Dig up as much gold coins as you can too(which doesn't take a slot in your rucksack and is instantly added to your invoice)until you turn blue. Then, go to hot spring and dip for 2-3 hours (game time) before going back to the mine and digging up again (empty your rucksack first by putting items in your shelf).
Horse Race Gamble
During the Spring and Fall Horse Festivals, place your bets and win lots of medals. Exchange the medals for broaches, which sells for 2,000G each (necklaces cost the same but it takes 20 medals so broaches, which takes only 18, costs less but sells for the same price). Fill up your rucksack and your basket. You can even carry an extra one in your hands.
WARNING: If you entered the festival with your horse and won for the first time, you must not have anything in your hands or else you won't get the Power Berry.
In spring, plant cabbages (250G a piece) and lots of turnips (prepare for busy weeks since it grows very fast)
In summer, plant pineapples (500G a piece), preferably 8 patches. Buy pineapple seeds from Won during spring so you can plant it as early as the first day of summer. That way, you can harvest twice since it takes 20 days for these money-making babies to grow.
In Fall, plant Sweet Potatoes. Lots and lots of it! You can even make this the exclusive crop for your farm (at least during the season). It grows fast and costs a lot (120G a piece). Get ready for busy weeks 'coz you're going to need a lot of time harvesting everything.
During the Summer Beach Festival, you can fish without wasting time or stamina. Just bring your basket with you and fish lots of fish. If you have the blessed or mythic fishing rod, you can fill your basket with pirate treasure. Another festival where you can do this is the Summer Fireworks Festival.
WARNING : If you already have a husband, DO NOT FISH DURING FESTIVALS! If you do, his affection rate for you WILL drop.
Mythic Money (needs VBA emulator)
You can only get this in the later parts of the game, when you have the Vacation House. You can use cheats to earn loads of cash and get the V. House early. Anyway, once in the V. House, you get a T.V with 3 different channels. Every Saturday, the Harvest Goddess plays the Rock-Paper-Scissors game with you. Just like tip #1, save game state (Shift+F1) then guess. If you get it wrong, hit F1 and it will take you back to before you got the answer wrong. Just keep trying until you get it right. Play until 40 wins to get the Mythic Stone, which is worth 20,000G! If you don't want to use it for upgrades, you can ship it. Problem is, you can only play this once a day. You may also play up to 20 to get the Alexandrite (10,000G) or 30 to get the Pink Diamond (10,000G)
Bargaining with Won
This is one of the latest features of the mineral town series. After the second event with Won, you'll be able to sell your products to him, mostly, at a higher price. Just be careful not to get tricked into selling for lower. To sell, bring your items in your rucksack and hands. Approach Won's Orange box counter and talk to him from there. Select the selling feature. Make sure you have the item in your hands. Won will name a price and you can either agree or not. I suggest you try and sell expensive stuff like the pink diamond since he throws in some major incentive to it. But just be careful. This guy can be sneaky.
25 MILLION G in one week (needs VBA emulator)
You heard me. I said 25 MILLION G! Too good to be true but its true! However, this only happens if you've unlocked Won's selling feature. During the first five days of spring, the H. Goddess will have a New Year's game show where you'll have to guess if the number is higher or lower. Just surf the channels by going to your TV, press the B button and use the directional buttons to locate the H. Goddess show (try pressing the RIGHT button constantly). Play the New Year's Game Show. Save game state (Shift+F1) then guess. If you get it wrong, hit F1 and it will take you back to before you got the answer wrong. Just keep trying until you get it right. Play until 100 wins to get the H.G High/Low 100 wins, which is worth 1 MILLION G when you sell it to Won! Play 5 times (since the show runs 5 times a day) and you get 5 MILLION G a day, which is 25 MILLION G in 5 days. Sure, it may get monotonous, but if you want quick bucks, this is the way to do it. Just remember to play the game 5 times a day and sell it to Won, not to Zack (shipping box).
1 MILLION G per week (needs VBA emulator)
This only happens if you've unlocked Won's selling feature and when you have the Vacation House/Town Cottage. Once in the V. House, you get a T.V with 3 different channels. Every Saturday, the Harvest Goddess plays the Rock-Paper-Scissors game with you. Just like tip #1, save game state (Shift+F1) then guess. If you get it wrong, hit F1 and it will take you back to before you got the answer wrong. Just keep trying until you get it right. Play until 100 wins to get the R-P-S Certificate, which is worth 1 MILLION G when you sell it to Won! Problem is, you can only play this once a day. You may also play up to 40 to get the Mythic stone (20,000G), 20 to get the Alexandrite (10,000G) or 30 to get the Pink Diamond (10,000G). But better choices would be the unused items ranging from 50-90+ wins, worth no less than 580,000G-970,000G. Just remember to sell it to Won, not to Zack (shipping box).
This only happens if you've unlocked Won's selling feature. Some time in Winter, you'll receive a note in the mail, saying you've won the lottery. The prize you get is Van's favorite thing (looks like Karen's wine from FoMT). You're supposed to take it to Van but unless you're able to connect to GameCube’s Another Wonderful Life, you won't be able to do so. Instead, you can keep it in your shelf or sell it to Won for 48,000-57,000G! You'll win the lottery ever so often so I suggest you start collecting these bottles.
Helping the Mayor
This only happens if you've unlocked Won's selling feature. Sometimes, Mayor Thomas will come over and ask you a favor. If you succeed in the task, he'll give you a Golden lumber, which you can sell to Won for 48,000-57,000G! He'll ask favors ever so often so I suggest you start collecting these lumber.
Here's a listing of the things you can sell and how much they are worth. Unlike in FoMT, this time, after one of his events, you can actually sell stuff directly to Won, mostly at a higher price! For animal products, this depends on the day. For other items, it's a touch and go thing. Just keep turning down offers 'til you're satisfied with the price. But the profit may sometimes only amount to 30G more than Zack's and you have to rush to Won's shop and sell stuff to him individually. You can have your pick of Won and Zack, depending on your need for extra income.