hm64 When I first started posting Dream About Me here on Smack Jeeves, I expected that all my readers would have played Harvest Moon 64. So, I was quite surprised when I started getting fans who hadn't played the game, and even more surprised to learn that I had readers who not only not played HM64, but had never played any games in the Harvest Moon series.

This section of the site will provide a little info on HM64, as well, as the HM series as a whole. If you've never played an HM game, check out the Harvest Moon page. If you're a fan of the games, but haven't played 64, read on.This section may contain spoilers for the game or comic, so be ye warned!



Harvest Moon 64 was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64 (duh) and is the third game in the series. Many of the characters in HM64 would go on to appear in the Mineral Town based games, but with different relationships and changed personalities.

Popuri, Ann, Maria, Karen. Elli, Gray, Rick, Cliff and Jack are all descendants of either the five bachelorettes from the first game or, in Jack's case, the player character. Popuri is the granddaughter of Nina; Ann, Gray and Rick are the grandchildern of Ann; Karen and Cliff are Eve's grandchildren; Elli is Ellen's granddaughter; Maria is Maria's granddaughter and Jack is the grandson of the player character from the first game, who himself inherited the farm from his grandfather. By the time the game begins, all of the orginal bachelorettes, expect Ellen, have died.

As stated earlier, many characters from HM64 appear in the Mineral Town based games (Back to Nature, Friends of Mineral Town etc), which seem to be more familair with fans of the HM series. This seems to be the biggest source of confusion for readers who haven't played HM64 and leads to comments like "Ann and Gray aren't brother and sister!" and "Isn't Basil Mary's dad?".    

And so a table!
Character HM64 Mineral Town series
Popuri daughter of Basil and Lillia
no siblings
family runs a flower shop
Love Interest: Gray
daughter of Lillia and Rod
sister of Rick
family runs a Poultry Farm
Love Interest: Kai
Ann daughter of Doug(Hall)
sister of Gray
cousin of Rick
family runs Green Ranch
Love Interest: Cliff
daughter of Doug
no siblings
family runs an Inn
Love Interest: Cliff
Gray son of Doug/Hall
brother of Ann
cousin of Rick
family runs Green Ranch
Love Interest: Popuri
grandson of Saibara
no siblings
family runs a Smith
Love Interest: Mary
Rick cousin of Ann and Gray
runs a tool shop
Love Interest: none (not a rival bachelor)
son of Lillia and Rod
brother of Popuri
family runs a Poultry Farm
Love Interest: Karen
Cliff Cousin of Karen
no job (hobo)
Love Interest: Ann
Works at a vineyard
Love Interest: Ann
Karen daughter of Sasha and Gotz
cousin of Cliff
family runs a vineyard
Love Interest: Kai
daughter of Sasha
family runs a store
Love Interest: Rick
Maria/Mary daughter of Mayor and Anna
runs a Library
Love Interest: Harris
daughter of Anna and Basil
runs a Library
Love Interest: Gray
Elli granddaughter of Ellen
no siblings
family runs a bakery
Love Interest: Jeff
granddaughter of Ellen
sister of Stu
works as a nurse
Love Interest: Doctor
Harris works as a mailman
Love Interest: Maria
son of Mayor Thomas
works as a policeman
Love Interest: none (not a rival bachelor)
Jeff family runs a bakery
Love Interest: Elli
husband of Sasha
father of  Karen
Love Interest: Sasha (not a rival bachelor)
Kai works at the vineyard
Love Interest: Karen
owns a restauraunt
Love Interest: Popuri

Yeah, that's right. Jeff is a rival bachelor in 64 and a father of one of the love interests in the MT games.
And no, I didn't forget to include Doctor in that chart. He's not in 64.