The game starts with your mother and father both going on an excavation on some ancient ruins. Therefore sending you to stay with your grandparents in Clover Town while they're gone. When you arrive at Clover Town, you'll notice that the town as seen better days. And your grandparent's shop is going to be torn down due to lack of customers. With your dedication, you help revitalize the town.
While the game has you maintaing crops and livestock, the bulk of the game involves running the store. Where you can sell decorative eggs, juice and ice cream to your customers while playing minigames. The more points you gain, the more gold you earn. The game also incorporates motion controls for the minigames, like stirring the Wiimote around to fill a cone with ice cream.
Tropes that apply to the game:
- Alliterative Family: Adam and Amanda are siblings.
- Ambiguous Gender: The androgynous Jamie is not gendered.
- Canon Foreigner: Some customers are original characters.
- Continuity Cameo: A hodgepodge of customers that visit your shop appear from previous titles up to this game.
- Crossover: Various games from throughout the series cross over.
- DecemberDecember Romance: Implied to be the case with Ellen and Saibara, with Ellen mentioning him on occasion.
- Downloadable Content: There was four sets that was released for the game, costing around four dollars a pop. Often adds new animals, crops, tourists and decorations for your shop.
- Four-Leaf Clover: The motif of Clover Town. Eventually you get to give necklaces made out of four-leaf clovers to spread happiness to villagers, courtresy of the Harvest Sprites.
- Granny Classic: The player's grandmother, Sharon. Also Ellen from 64 fits the bill too.
- In-Universe Game Clock: You can only do farmwork once a real-life day, be watering crops or feeding animals. Also you need to wait for crops to fully mature.
- Kid Hero: Cory/Connie appears to be younger than the other protagonists. They were sent to stay with their grandparents when their parents are on a business trip.
- Lighter and Softer: Your animals don't get sick or die when you neglect them, rather they run away from you.
- Named by the Adaptation: Muffy's son with Mark is named "Andy".
- One Steve Limit: There's a boy named Nick, while previous games feature a Harvest Sprite named Nic.
- Pointless Band-Aid: Nick wears two bandages on his forehead for no clear reason.
- Related in the Adaptation: The two protagonists of Magical Melody, Adam and Amanda, are siblings.
- Young Entrepreneur: You get to run both the farm and the store.