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MAGICAL MELODY: Events [16 Apr 2009|12:57am]

There aren't as many random events in this game as there are in the other Harvest Moons, but it has its fair share.

RIVAL EVENTS: Information, Locations and Descriptions.Collapse )

RECIPE EVENTS: Information and Characters.Collapse )

OTHER EVENTS: ft. Henry, Saibara, Martha, TerryCollapse )
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MAGICAL MELODY: Foraging [18 Dec 2006|07:02pm]

In addition to planting crops when first starting out, I highly recommend foraging every other day or so. Granted, it doesn't give you too much income, but it does help you get on your feet (perhaps you can alternate between mining, fishing, and foraging?). Regardless, it's a nice thing to do every once in a while; many villagers enjoy getting these items as gifts, so when your income becomes stable you can begin doing that. You can also start using these items in your cooking to discover new recipes.

*Herb and flower seeds can be bought from the Spring Farm and planted for profit.

  • Herb (Green) (100G)
    This is most abundant in the mountains, but can also be found (albeit rarely) scattered about the village. It serves many purposes: (1) dye yarn; (2) gift-giving; (3) recovering some stamina; (4) cooking.

  • Herb (Purple) (75G)
    This is, like the Green Herb, extremely easy to find in the mountains, but can also be found throughout the village. Same uses.

  • Moondrop Grass (40G)
    This is great as a present, as it cannot earn you too much money. It can be found all throughout the mountains.

  • Very Berry (45G)
    This can also be used as an effective gift. It is extremely good at recovering stamina, and can be used to make refreshing drinks such as Very Berry Soda.

Nature is oh-so-bountiful.Collapse )
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MAGICAL MELODY: Likes & Dislikes Made Easy [18 Dec 2006|12:09am]

Coming soon! I just have to compile a more comprehensive list. :3
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MAGICAL MELODY: Character Guide [17 Dec 2006|09:26pm]

This section will be divided into three categories: Bachelors, Bachelorettes, and Other (respectively). No pictures have been added, but you can always go look those up on other sites. Please excuse any errors on this guide; I tried my best to get everything right. Please feel free to contact me if you find a mistake!

If you have no time to go shopping for the perfect gifts, you can use my other simpler guide: Likes & Dislikes Made Easy. I recommend it, as the items are extremely easy to come up with, and each one is a happy gift. (This guide does not have background information or anything; characters are merely categorized by common happy gifts.) That being said, let's move on to my formal character guide. Jamie will be in the "Other" section, as s/he is marriage potential in both the boy and girl versions.

Descriptions and gifts.Collapse )
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Up & coming for Magical Melody sections! [04 Dec 2006|05:48pm]

I've been away from this community for such a long time! Sorry about that. ^^; I put away the game for quite some time, but recently I've taken it back out, and have caught up on a few things. I'll be writing up some mini-walkthroughs (but I'm going to need suggestions for that.. I've already gotten the note walkthrough up) and some other info:

Planting & Crops
[ - ] Unlockable crops

[ - ] Mines & Special levels
[ - ] Gases
[ - ] Ores
[ - ] Jewels

[ - ] Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter



So yes, keep an eye out.
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MAGICAL MELODY: Fishing [21 May 2006|01:31pm]

Fishing can prove to be very helpful at the beginning of the game, when money is tight. They're a pretty good source of income and many villagers enjoy getting them as gifts.

Basic Information.Collapse )

Fish Species
King fish are italicized. For more information about the kings, see this entry.

Amago: River (Spring-Fall)
Blowfish: Ocean, Island (All seasons)
Bonito: Island (Spring-Fall)
Boot (Left): Anywhere *most luck in River* (All seasons)
Boot (Right): Anywhere *most luck in River* (All seasons)
Can: Anywhere (All seasons)
Char: River beneath waterfall (Spring-Fall)
Chulowfish: Ocean (All seasons)
Clam: Beach/Tideline (Spring-Fall)
Crawfish: Anywhere (Spring-Fall)
Crucian Carp: Sunny Lake, Stardrop Pond (All seasons)
Cureall: River near mouth of Ocean (Spring-Summer)
Dace: River (All seasons)
Flounder: Ocean (All seasons)
Halfbeak: Island (All seasons)
Halibut: Ocean (Fall-Winter)
Huchen: Sunny Lake (Spring-Fall)
Jamasquid: Underground Lake (Winter)
Lampsquid: Island (Summer-Winter)
Lobster: Ocean (Fall-Winter)
Mackarel: Island (Fall-Winter)
Maple Flounder: Ocean (Fall)
Opaleye: Ocean, Island (Summer-Winter)
Rainbow Trout: River (All seasons)
Red Snapper: Ocean, Island (Spring-Summer)
Salmon: Mouth of River (Fall)
Sardine: Island (Spring-Fall)
Saury: Island (All seasons)
Shinapper: Ocean, Island (Winter)
Shrimp: Island (All seasons)
Silver Carp: River, Sunny Lake, Stardrop Pond (All seasons)
Smelt: Sunny Lake, Stardrop Pond (All seasons)
Snadore: Ocean, Island (All seasons)
Squid: Ocean, Island (All seasons)
Squid Prince: Island (Summer)
Tuna: Island (Summer & Winter)
Yamame: River (Spring-Fall)
Yellowtail: Island (Fall-Spring)
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MAGICAL MELODY: Getting Villagers to Move In [08 May 2006|05:16pm]

There have been a lot of questions about how to get the villagers to move in, so here's an easy-to-understand guide. If you need clarification, go ahead and leave a comment (anonymous posting enabled). This should be helpful, as a majority of the villagers must be unlocked. As you befriend villagers and ship goods, preexisting buildings will expand. More often than not, you will get a letter in the mail informing you of the change. Then, upon entering the newly remodeled building, a cutscene showing off the changes will play.

Movin' on up!Collapse )

If any information is inaccurate, please let me know. ^^
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MAGICAL MELODY: Power Berry Locations [07 May 2006|12:04pm]

There are a total of five power berries (that I know of) scattered within this world.
  1. Get 30 notes. After you have gotten 30 musical tones, go to the Goddess Lake. You will unlock an instrument and one of the sprites will praise you for doing so well. He will hand over a power berry, and you will leave. The pond.

  2. Win Horse Race Rank B. You MUST enter the Horse Race in Rank B, because each of the other ranks gets a different prize. Win the race, and you will be awarded the Power Berry.

  3. Win the Beach Festival. The Beach Festival is a swimming festival in which you have to touch four different colored buoys in a marked-off box. Do so first, and Mayor Theodore will give you a Power Berry.

  4. Reach the 100th level of Moonlight Cave. You must make sure that Tim has moved in, or the event won't trigger. (Tim moves in with Tai, the blacksmith. Get the blacksmith to move in by shipping both ores and jewels.) Go into Moonlight Cave (the all-season mine) and get to the 100th floor. There, you will begin to enter the Mayan Temple. As you approach, Tim will call out to you saying he was getting uneasy being the only one down there. He'll then tell you that he found something, and you can have it. He hands it over, and it turns out to be a Power Berry.

  5. Attend the Pumpkin Festival. Place a pumpkin in the shipping bin in the Town Square a da before the scheduled festival or it will be cancelled. Attend, and Mayor Theodore will thank you for your donation. He will then hand you a Power Berry.
Find another one? Leave a comment and let me know!
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MAGICAL MELODY: The Kings [27 Apr 2006|04:15pm]

If you have already gotten Ray to move in, you may hear him talking about the "King fish," and how he is determined to catch them. There are four different Kings. If you're having trouble finding them, here's where to look:

Right Boot: You can find this in the river in any season. I have had the most luck in the early Spring. This is the only "right" boot you can catch, so you'll know when you get it. The description is as follows:
Boot [Right]
For some reason, it looks like a King.

Jamasquid: You only have Winter to catch this. Besides that, you have to get to the 100th floor of the mines of the Underground Lake. Every time you enter the lake mine, be sure to bring your fishing rod! If you do get to the 100th floor, not only will you get a Note (the first time), you will have the opportunity to fish. You do not need to have any special fishing rod to catch it. (Sidenote: Upon exiting the Lake Cave after catching the Jamasquid, Ray will congratulate you and give you a copper fishing rod as a reward.)

Prince Squid: After you have the Dolphin at the pier at one heart, you can ride it to an island. To catch this fish, it must be summer, and you must be fishing on the south side of the island only. You will not be able to catch it anywhere else.

Huchen: You can catch this fish at Sunny Lake any time from Spring through Fall.

Remember, the better Fishing Rod you have, the higher chance you have of catching a King.
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MAGICAL MELODY: Frequently Asked Questions [22 Apr 2006|02:38pm]

If you have a question, leave a comment and I will try to answer it.

I read that Dan likes clams, but I can't find them in any of the shops! How do you get them?
To get clams, you have to go to the ocean. Dig along the very edge of the water, and you should find some.

What is "broiling"? How do you broil?
Broiling is a method of cooking. You can broil fish and clams by making a bonfire using the matches in your toolbox. Go to the beach or on community property and push the X button. When you have the fire going, put the food item on the fire by pushing A. It will look like your character just dropped it, but wait a second or two and your character will reach back into the flames and take out something!

I can't find any truffles! Where are they?
Make sure you're in the season Fall! You can find truffles by the pond in the western section of the world, just above the path to sunny lake. There you will find Mora trees, which look like chestnut trees, except they will not have any chestnuts on them. If you have your pig, you can set him down near the trees, and he may find one. I haven't had any luck with this, but I have heard your pig will dig up the truffle, and you must grab it. Contrastingly, I heard he will only sniff it out, and you must use your hoe to dig it up.

Xs represent tilled land.
-s represent untilled land.
Os represent trees.

There is also another method, one you do not require a pig for. Dig around the shade of the trees, and wait to see if the spot is untilled the next day. If it is, till that ground again, and you may find a truffle. They can also be found near water, so if you're not having any luck by the trees, dig around near the rivers and streams.

Though truffles may be a pain to dig up, they sell for 1000G each, so it's well worth the time and effort. The picture above demonstrates the tilling technique. As you can see, the land around the outside of the shade of the tree has been tilled. Be patient; you'll find it sooner or later! And if you don't, well, there's always next year.

How do I get the largest rucksack?
To get the largest rucksack, befriend Martha to 2 hearts and walk into the Clinic one day. Be careful, though; she will only expand your rucksack by five spaces. Make sure you buy the medium-sized rucksack from the Tool Shop (1000G) before you go off getting the upgrade. That way you'll be able to hold a total of 15 items rather than just 10 in the end.
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MAGICAL MELODY: Note Locations [22 Apr 2006|12:51pm]

Having trouble finding the Tones of Happiness? Here is a walkthrough to help you on your quest. If you have any questions regarding the guide, feel free to leave a comment. Please do not redistribute this guide; you may, however, print it out to help you with the game. The locations can be found under the cut.

Tones of Happiness Locations.Collapse )

After collecting..
50 TONES: This is a very long scene, so grab a bag of chips, sit back, and enjoy the show. The instruments start playing, and eventually the Harvest Goddess will be set free. She will thank you for helping her, saying she is feeling better now. You will be interrupted when you notice Jamie, who has been watching all this. She is disheartened because she couldn't do it alone, and runs off. The Harvest Goddess then asks you to find the rest of the notes. Don't get scared when the Credits start to roll; you'll go back to playing in a few minutes. From this point on, whenever you are out of stamina, you can go to the Harvest Goddess and she will replenish it.

100 TONES: Technically, you can only collect 49 notes. After you have gotten all that you can, go to the Goddess Pond. She will have a talk with Jamie, and Jamie will turn over the remaining note. You can continue to play the game, as it does not end. You can work towards owning everything the game has to offer, or growing all your crops. Do whatever you want!
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Layout. [20 Apr 2006|05:49pm]

Obviously, this place actually has a layout now. Thanks oodles and kaboodles to our [new] maintainer, is_that_boa, for making the banner and icon! :]

And thank you to me for the loser vertical line background and coding. :]
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Affiliation Guidelines & Application. [19 Apr 2006|09:29pm]

Okay, you know what? I'm feeling lazy, so I'll make it easy for you guys:

  1. If your community dies, or the maintainer(s) decide to take a break of some sort, please let me know. I want to provide helpful links from which visitors can get recent updates, game info, etc.

  2. Keeping in touch would be nice. That's pretty much all I have to say about that.

  3. Please use proper spelling and grammar (or at least try). If some of your members don't, then that's understandable. You, as a maintainer, should.

Ooh, yes, very long. So now, if you would like to affiliate, please leave a comment with a reason why you want to affiliate.
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