Remember That Inaccessible Path In Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life? The Remake Might Change That

Remember That Inaccessible Path In Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life? The Remake Might Change That

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For those of us who didn’t have a link cable or a Game Boy Advance, the GameCube era sometimes felt like being left out of the content that all the wealthiest kids on the playground would brag about. There was the Tingle Tuner in Wind Waker, new content and secrets in games from Harry Potter to Crash Bandicoot, and a whole new town in Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life.

Back on GameCube, A Wonderful Life had a path near the farm that went up a hill, but it didn’t go anywhere. Trying to go back up the path would lead to a cutscene where the Harvest Sprites would stop you, saying you could find out “what’s going on” by logging in with Friends of Mineral Town on the Game Boy Advance, which required the link cable, a GBA and a copy of the game.

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Combining a copy of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town with A Wonderful Life would open up Mineral Town to the residents of Forget-Me-Not Valley. Admittedly, the player still couldn’t go there themselves – the Harvest Sprites would still stop you, and apparently all you’d get out of the market was some extra music and a few new recipes brought back from the NPCs allowed to leave. . A little disappointing, of course…but for people who didn’t get a chance to experience it for themselves, it was like being stopped by a bouncer outside a club where things nice could have happened.

According to a fan translation of an official Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life stream, which showed an hour of gameplay in Japanese, this town might finally be accessible – or, at the very least, this path actually has some use. Josh’s Gaming Garden has the scoop (from 6:46):

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In the stream, Daiki Yamashita heads for the path, only to get the dialogue that it will take six hours to get there, implying that it takes most of the day to get to this town – but that’s it. ‘is possible. Unfortunately, Yamashita doesn’t take the option of going to town, so we still don’t have all the answers.

What do you hope is at the end of this path? Did you manage to connect Friends of Mineral Town to A Wonderful Life, or were you left behind like us? Tell us in the comments below.

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