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''Harvest Moon: Magical Melody'' is a game in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series, developed by Marvelous Entertainment and translated by Creator/{{Natsume}} in North America and Rising Star Games in Europe. It was released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube in Japan in 2005, and in America in 2006. A UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} port was developed for the European release in 2008, and was released in America in 2009.

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''Harvest Moon: Magical Melody'' is a game in the ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' (now ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'') series, developed by Marvelous Entertainment and translated by Creator/{{Natsume}} in North America and Rising Star Games in Europe. It was released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube in Japan in 2005, and in America in 2006. A UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} port was developed for the European release in 2008, and was released in America in 2009.


* AwesomeButImpractical: The upgraded hammer will smash huge amounts of rocks at once without using nearly as much stamina as you would by smashing them one at a time, so you might think using it in the mines would be a great idea. Except that once you unearth items in the mines, you have about five seconds to pick them up before they disappear. The most items you can pick up before all the rest vanish is two, and that's assuming you don't get interrupted by a low stamina animation eating up most of that time on its own.



* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Somehow Jamie will always manage to have tons of farm shipments. Including in the winter, when no crops can be grown. Presumably Jamie is stockpiling huge amounts of crops and then shipping some each day in the winter just to outdo you.

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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Somehow Jamie will always manage to have tons of farm shipments. Including in the winter, when no crops can be grown.grown, or during a typhoon or blizzard which prevents the player from leaving the house at all. Presumably Jamie is stockpiling huge amounts of crops and then shipping some each day in the winter just to outdo you.



* AHomeownerIsYou: You can purchase multiple homes for yourself if you so choose.

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* AHomeownerIsYou: You can purchase multiple homes for yourself if you so choose.choose, and in fact you have to at least purchase a second house to get one of the notes.


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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Downplayed with Woody, Kurt, and Joe, since you can hire them to do jobs for you; however, you seem to be the only person in town who ''is'' actually hiring them, and you don't ever get to see them at work since all of their jobs are completed overnight. They mostly spend their time standing around inside their house. Joe even admits that they don't really do any work unless they're specifically asked to.

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* HealthyCountryAir: IllGirl Dia moved to the country for health reasons, though she almost never goes outside.


* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It's possible to get Louis to move to town permanently before you actually meet him, and he will act like you've already met. Then, when you attend the festival you're supposed to meet him at, he will act like you've never met.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It's possible to get Louis to move to town permanently before you actually see the event where you meet him, and he will act like you've you're already met.acquainted. Then, when you attend the festival you're supposed to meet him at, he will act like you've never met.


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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Gina and Michael have blue hair, Jamie has violet, Nina and Liz have pink.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Gina and Michael have blue hair, Jamie has violet, Nina and Liz have pink.pink.
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* AbledInTheAdaptation: Inverted. Dia is an IllGirl in this title. In ''Save the Homeland'' she was just aloof.


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* DisabledInTheAdaptation: Dia is an IllGirl in this title. In ''Save the Homeland'' she was just aloof.

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* DiscOneNuke: If you get insanely lucky, you can make several hundred the first few days finding random things on the mountain to sell.

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* GuiltBasedGaming: ''Magical Melody'' does this the first time one of your animals gets ''sick''. Your character has a dream that the animal dies and Hank yells at you for not giving it medicine when it was ill. Your character then stands before the animal's grave and tombstone while looking miserable before waking up.


* NamedInTheAdaptation: Ann's father and Nina's mother were unnamed in the original title.

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* NamedInTheAdaptation: NamedByTheAdaptation: Ann's father and Nina's mother were unnamed in the original title.


* AbledInTheAdaptation: Inverted. Dia is an IllGirl when originally she was just aloof.

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* AbledInTheAdaptation: Inverted. Dia is an IllGirl when originally in this title. In ''Save the Homeland'' she was just aloof.


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* DummiedOut: The in-game files include an unused dog disc item and an unused letter in a bottle item.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The characters lifted from the original game. Kind of to be expected, since the original game was for the {{SNES}} and took place in the early 1900s.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The characters lifted from the original game. Kind of to be expected, since the original game was for the {{SNES}} {{UsefulNotes/SNES}} and took place in the early 1900s.


* AbledInTheAdaptation: Inverted. Dia is an IllGirl when originally she was just aloof.



* DisabledInTheAdaptation: Dia is an IllGirl when originally she was just aloof.


''Magical Melody'', like most other games in the series, is a farming SimulationGame. It features many characters from [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 the original SNES game]] and ''Save the Homeland'', all [[SuperDeformed re-deformed]] into the cartoonish, child-friendly art style of the early games.

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''Magical Melody'', like most other games in the series, is a farming SimulationGame. It features many characters from [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 the original SNES game]] and ''Save ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland Save the Homeland'', Homeland]]'', all [[SuperDeformed re-deformed]] into the cartoonish, child-friendly art style of the early games.



* {{Bowdlerise}}: Natsume removed all references to alcohol, presumably since the SuperDeformed look makes it even more kid friendly. You still drink alcohol but it's referred to as "soda". Coincidentally (or not?) it also makes it more like the first game since it also censored the alcohol references.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Natsume removed all references to alcohol, presumably since the SuperDeformed look makes it this title even more kid friendly.friendly than the previous one. You still drink alcohol but it's referred to as "soda". Coincidentally (or not?) it also makes it more like the first game since it also censored the alcohol references.



* {{Expy}}: While most of the characters are lifted from [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 the original Harvest Moon]] or ''Save the Homeland'', most of the ones that aren't are expies, usually of characters from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and/or ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Back to Nature]]'':

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* DisabledInTheAdaptation: Dia is an IllGirl when originally she was just aloof.
* {{Expy}}: While most of the characters are lifted from [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 the original Harvest Moon]] or ''Save ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland Save the Homeland'', Homeland]]'', most of the ones that aren't are expies, usually of characters from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' and/or ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Back to Nature]]'':



** Doctor Alex is an expy of Doctor Tim from the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Mineral Town]] games.

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** Doctor Alex is an expy of Doctor Tim from the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Mineral Town]] games.



** Meryl visually resembles the fortune teller's granddaughter from the first game. She also takes after May from ''64'' has a similar sounding name.

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** Meryl visually resembles the fortune teller's granddaughter from the first game. She also takes after May from ''64'' and has a similar sounding name.



* LighterAndSofter: Zig-zagged. It's certainly lighter than games like ''64'' and ''A Wonderful Life'', has a bright and cute look, and lacks a church. It still contains many dark references to things such as death and the characters still drink alcohol (even if the English versions clumsily censored that).
* MiniGame: A few of them are actually plot-relevant, like the horse race mini game.

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* LighterAndSofter: Zig-zagged. It's certainly lighter than games like ''64'' and ''A Wonderful Life'', has a bright and cute look, and lacks a church. It church (though religion is referenced). But it still contains many dark references to things such as death and the characters can still drink alcohol (even if the English versions clumsily censored that).
* MiniGame: A few of them are actually plot-relevant, like the horse race mini game.game and the mountain climbing one.


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* NamedInTheAdaptation: Ann's father and Nina's mother were unnamed in the original title.


** Meryl visually resembles the fortune teller's granddaughter from the first game.

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** Meryl visually resembles the fortune teller's granddaughter from the first game. She also takes after May from ''64'' has a similar sounding name.


''Harvest Moon: Magical Melody'' is a game in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series, developed by Marvelous Entertainment and translated by Creator/{{Natsume}} in North America and Rising Star Games in Europe. It was released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube in Japan in 2005, and in America in 2006. A UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} port was developed for the European release in 2008, and was released in America in 2009.

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''Harvest Moon: Magical Melody'' is a game in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series, developed by Marvelous Entertainment and translated by Creator/{{Natsume}} in North America and Rising Star Games in Europe. It was released for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube in Japan in 2005, and in America in 2006. A UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} port was developed for the European release in 2008, and was released in America in 2009.

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