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** There are 134 recipes to discover that will either require experimenting with ingredients and six utensils (including the no utensil option) with the fully stocked kitchen that requires a house upgrade and all of the channel two shopping network items.

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** There are 134 recipes to discover that will either require experimenting with dozens of ingredients and six utensils (including the no utensil option) with of the fully stocked kitchen that requires or looking at a house upgrade and all of the channel two shopping network items.guide.


* CosmeticAward: The Goddess (or Guts, if she hasn't been rescued yet) congratulates you for completing milestones. These include completing the Shipped Items, Fishing, and Mining lists, but they also include the repeated acts of shipping items, catching fish, and even taking steps, ranging from 10,000 to 10 billion for each one. Each time, the congratulator remarks [[LampshadeHanging that they have no reward for you]].

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* CosmeticAward: The Goddess (or Guts, if she hasn't been rescued yet) congratulates gives you congratulations for completing milestones. These include completing the Shipped Items, Fishing, and Mining lists, but they also include the repeated acts of shipping items, catching fish, and even taking steps, ranging from 10,000 to 10 billion for each one. Each time, the congratulator remarks [[LampshadeHanging that they have no reward for you]].you]], though if it's the Harvest Goddess, you do increase her affection.

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* CosmeticAward: The Goddess (or Guts, if she hasn't been rescued yet) congratulates you for completing milestones. These include completing the Shipped Items, Fishing, and Mining lists, but they also include the repeated acts of shipping items, catching fish, and even taking steps, ranging from 10,000 to 10 billion for each one. Each time, the congratulator remarks [[LampshadeHanging that they have no reward for you]].

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* OneHundredPercentCompletion: The Farm Summary page serves as a completion checklist in addition to keeping track of your money, supplies, and tools. Some of these are important for unlocking in-game rewards, but several of the checklists are so unnecessarily thorough and/or have no reward:
** There are 101 Farm Sprites with different unlock requirements, including doing specific actions that might not be part of your gameplay routine hundreds of times and using your tools on random spots on the map. You only need 60 to rescue the Harvest Goddess and enable marriage, but you need all 101 if you want to marry the Harvest Goddess.
** There are 134 recipes to discover that will either require experimenting with ingredients and six utensils (including the no utensil option) with the fully stocked kitchen that requires a house upgrade and all of the channel two shopping network items.
** There are five house upgrades and twelve unique buildings, and the list shows what each building is made out of. Three of the upgrades and eleven of the buildings can be built using the extremely expensive gold lumber. Buying all of them costs over 900 million gold, plus 900 million for the private island that the villa must be built on. Accounting for the ability to have seven barns, that results in about 2 billion gold to have all of the best buildings.
** There are 51 species of fish and 7 assorted items you can attain by fishing with Galen's fishing rod during different seasons on various bodies of water, including the 900 million gold private island. The six "Fish Kings" will require a Level 6 or 7 rod, and one must be caught in the HOT SPRING.
** There are four unlockable mines with 64 items that you can mine, both by digging with your hoe and by hammering rocks, 10 enemies that can be fought, and 66,799 floors to explore. The mining item list is another requirement for marrying the Harvest Goddess.
** And then there is the shipping list with 273 unique items that must be placed in the shipping bin or cannery, including several of the items from the mining and fishing lists (though thankfully not any of the unique species of fish); every crop, animal product, forage item, maker product, and recipe (including the failed ones); items from the vendors, gifts from the Witch and Harvest Goddess, and an item from a secret minigame that can only be unlocked at 4:44 AM. Completion of this list is required for marrying the Harvest Goddess.
*** Each item also has an optional checklist that for some just requires you to find two of the item and ship once each with the bin and the cannery, but for the farm products which can be leveled up list levels 1 to 100 for every item, and for each level include the normal version, canned version, and for the crops the rare "big" version that has a 1 in 255 chance of appearing. Completely optional and no reward, but the game still presents it like something it wants you to complete.
** There are 608 (625 in the girl version) cards to collect from the randomized card packs sold in the Sprite Company Tree, with five rarities that each card can come in, totaling 3,040 or 3,125 cards total. You can narrow down the range of cards by checking the hundreds digit of your gold balance, but even with save scumming it's a grueling task with no reward.
** And finally, there is the Farm Degree, or Farmer Title, which is based on a hidden number that ticks up with the completion of certain milestones. The highest amount you can add at once is 500, for the one-time event of getting married. How many points do you need to achieve the highest rank? One BILLION.

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* AndYourRewardIsParenthood: After you get married, you can have a baby, which leads to a TimeSkip after which your child is a toddler. Your child's appearance is based on your spouse. Since this game is based on ''A Wonderful Life,'' the child actually grows to become a teenager, and is more of a fleshed-out character than in other games.


** One event in ''Cute'' has your friend, Mimi, telling you how she envies you. She married for convenience, whereas you married for love. She wishes she had as nice and romantic a man as your husband. What's so odd about that? She decides to rectify this by announcing that she's going to have [[YourCheatingHeart an affair with your husband]]. Your character performs the HeroicMime equivalent of giving her three "Oh-no-you-di'ón't!" snaps, and she tries to cover herself by claiming she was joking. And this isn't the only adultery joke in the game, oddly...

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** One event in ''Cute'' has your friend, Mimi, telling you how she envies you. She married for convenience, whereas you married for love. She wishes she had as nice and romantic a man as your husband. What's so odd about that? She decides to rectify this by announcing that she's going to have [[YourCheatingHeart an affair with your husband]].husband. Your character performs the HeroicMime equivalent of giving her three "Oh-no-you-di'ón't!" snaps, and she tries to cover herself by claiming she was joking. And this isn't the only adultery joke in the game, oddly...


** In ''Cute'' Rock asking you if you would like to hang out with him at the beach. You are married and he is not. When he realizes that you and him are the only two on the beach, he begins to get a few ideas...but quickly decides against the beach. You are married and he is not. When he realizes that you and him are the only two on the beach, he begins to get a few ideas...but quickly decides against it since he doesn't want your husband angry at him for the rumors about you having an affair that could get around.

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** In ''Cute'' ''Cute'', if you are married and Rock isn't, you can see an event with Rock asking you if you would like to hang out with him at the beach. You are married and he is not. When he realizes that you and him are the only two on the beach, he begins to get a few ideas...but quickly decides against the beach. You are married and he is not.beach. When he realizes that you and him are the only two on the beach, he begins to get a few ideas...but quickly decides against it since he doesn't want your husband angry at him for the rumors about you having an affair that could get around.

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* BurnTheWitch: A conversation between Witch Princess and [[spoiler:Keira]] shows that the latter tried to get WP killed for being evil. [[spoiler:In revenge, Witch Princess put her into a magical coma and locked her away in a mine]].


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** One event in ''Cute'' has your friend, Mimi, telling you how she envies you. She married for convenience, whereas you married for love. She wishes she had as nice and romantic a man as your husband. What's so odd about that? She decides to rectify this by announcing that she's going to have [[YourCheatingHeart an affair with your husband]]. Your character performs the HeroicMime equivalent of giving her three "Oh-no-you-di'ón't!" snaps, and she tries to cover herself by claiming she was joking. And this isn't the only adultery joke in the game, oddly...
** In the Japanese version of ''Cute'', there was a GayOption however they hid it as the "[[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Best Friends System]]". They kept the romantic lines intact and you can [[HasTwoMommies still have a kid]].
** In ''Cute'' Rock asking you if you would like to hang out with him at the beach. You are married and he is not. When he realizes that you and him are the only two on the beach, he begins to get a few ideas...but quickly decides against the beach. You are married and he is not. When he realizes that you and him are the only two on the beach, he begins to get a few ideas...but quickly decides against it since he doesn't want your husband angry at him for the rumors about you having an affair that could get around.
** The idea that you can impregnate Leia is just so ''ridiculous'' that the developers couldn't resist making Dr. Hardy lampshade it.
-->'''Dr. Hardy''': ''(to Leia)'' So you're a mermaid, huh?...[[MermaidProblem Well, never mind.]]

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* DenserAndWackier: Noticeably more humorous and silly than previous installments, including gratuitous BreakingTheFourthWall and {{Flanderization}}.


* GayOption: The first and only one so far, referred to as "Best Friends".[[note]] i.e. "best friends" as in [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha NanoFate]]. You can't marry a male character after you've "befriended" a girl, and you raise a child together with your companion. Not helped by the fact that the whole thing is referred to as "marriage" anywhere but the best friends ceremony. Supposedly, the codes for these bachelorettes are directly ported from the boy version.[[/note]] However it is only featured in the Japanese version of ''DS Cute'' and it's for the Special Bachelorettes.

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* GayOption: The first and only one so far, game in the series to have this option, though referred to as "Best Friends".[[note]] i.e. "best friends" as in [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha NanoFate]]. You can't marry a male character after you've "befriended" a girl, and you raise a child together with your companion. Not helped by the fact that the whole thing is referred to as "marriage" anywhere but the best friends ceremony. Supposedly, the codes for these bachelorettes are directly ported from the boy version.[[/note]] However it is only featured in the Japanese version of ''DS Cute'' and it's for the Special Bachelorettes.


''Harvest Moon DS'' was the first ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' game to be released on the Nintendo DS in 2006. The game can be summed as ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town.]]''

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''Harvest Moon DS'' was the first ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' (now ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'') game to be released on the Nintendo DS in 2006. The game can be summed as ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town.]]''

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* HideYourLesbians: In the Japanese version of ''Cute'', you can become "best friend" with any of the Special bachelorettes. It's marriage in all but name, and even that's wishy-washy (for example, proposing to Leia has her describe it as a proposal and outright say "Let's get married"). You can also become [[HasTwoMommies mothers]] when the Harvest King gifts you a child. The English version of ''Cute'' removed the feature, but you can still go through everything ''but'' the marriage. You can still see the Heart Events and end up with awfully flirty dialogue that leaves the [[CrushBlush woman blushing]], but you can't "best friend" them.


* AwesomeButImpractical: Golden Lumber is one of the four materials you can use for buildings (along with Grass, Normal Lumber and Stone.) It is the most indestructible material you can use, however it has a huge price tag and you can only get it from Gotz (who charges it 100,000G '' '''a piece''' '') or from Thomas' Winter Event (which only happens once an in-game year). Subverted if you make millions a ''day'' with the DiscOneNuke, making buying Golden Lumber extremely trivial.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Golden Lumber is one of the four materials you can use for buildings (along with Grass, Normal Lumber and Stone.) It is the most indestructible durable material you can use, however it has a huge price tag and you can only get it the material from Gotz (who charges it 100,000G '' '''a piece''' '') or from Thomas' Winter Event (which only happens once an in-game year). Subverted if you make millions a ''day'' with the DiscOneNuke, making buying Golden Lumber extremely trivial.



* DiscOneNuke:
** ''DS'' has ridiculously exploitable mines. By using savescumming techniques, it's entirely possible to (on the first day of the game) get all of the cursed tools, any (or all) of the cursed accessories, and a huge amount of rare gemstones that can be sold for massive profit. By the end of the second game day, it's possible to have the legendary sword, several million G in the bank, and accessories that give you infinite working potential and twice as much time outdoors to work. Generally players are expected to take several game years to get this sort of bankroll and equipment spread.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Harvest King banishing the Goddess and the sprites for being called a baldy.



* DiscOneNuke: ''DS'' has ridiculously exploitable mines. By using savescumming techniques, it's entirely possible to (on the first day of the game) get all of the cursed tools, any (or all) of the cursed accessories, and a huge amount of rare gemstones that can be sold for massive profit. By the end of the second game day, it's possible to have the legendary sword, several million G in the bank, and accessories that give you infinite working potential and twice as much time outdoors to work. Generally players are expected to take several game years to get this sort of bankroll and equipment spread.



** The Sprite Casino.

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** The Sprite Casino.Casino has tokens you can wager and exchange for prizes. Such as more profitable seeds and very handy trinkets.


* ContinuityNod: In the Japanese version of ''DS'', linking it with a copy of ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]'' that had linked with a copy of ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' will make the grave of your ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Wonderful Life]]'' character appear as ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]'' is set in the same town as ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' but 100 years in the future; the English version just makes the grave belong to your Mineral Town character. This is possible in the English version, too. It's just a [[GameBreakingBug really bad idea]].



* DiscOneNuke: Probably the biggest example in the franchise. SaveScumming repeatedly at the mines allows you to get, among other things, millions of G, all the legendary tools, and the best crop growing area within the first 2 in-game days of playing.

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* DiscOneNuke: Probably ''DS'' has ridiculously exploitable mines. By using savescumming techniques, it's entirely possible to (on the biggest example in first day of the franchise. SaveScumming repeatedly at game) get all of the mines allows you cursed tools, any (or all) of the cursed accessories, and a huge amount of rare gemstones that can be sold for massive profit. By the end of the second game day, it's possible to get, among other things, millions of G, all have the legendary tools, sword, several million G in the bank, and the best crop growing area within the first 2 in-game days accessories that give you infinite working potential and twice as much time outdoors to work. Generally players are expected to take several game years to get this sort of playing.bankroll and equipment spread.



* {{Eyedscreen}}: Used extensively in cutscenes

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* EarnYourBadEnding: There's an optional ending in ''DS'' involving bringing a level 100 poisonous mushroom to the Harvest Festival and putting it into the stew, thus killing off the entire valley and causing the credits to roll. It would be [[BlackComedy hilarious]] if it wasn't so difficult to grow such a mushroom in the first place.
* {{Eyedscreen}}: Used extensively in cutscenescutscenes.
* {{Flanderization}}: Most of the characters personalities were simplified from previous games, which means several were also flanderized. Popuri, for example, became even more immature than in ''(More) Friends of Mineral Town''.


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* GameBreakingBug: ''DS'' has a bug where the game will sometimes save improperly, leading to the save becoming corrupt. It is far more common when using a sprite team (especially the fishing team, which is the source of a bug that can make you a billionaire in a night).


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* GlobalCurrencyException:
** The Sprite Casino.
** Also joked about on the "TV 3 Shopping" station: If they're not selling real items you can use, they're selling items specifically for Harvest Sprites, which use the Sprite currency, Korobos. The sprite who runs the station says, "If you use a different currency, sorry."


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* ShoutOut: During Leia's yellow heart cutscene, [[MadScientist Daryl]] yells [[Film/ThePrincessBride "Inconceivable!"]] when you get the glass bottle open with a regular corkscrew.

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