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The Ushi No Tane websites specialize in information, FAQs, and guides about the Nintendo console versions of the Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, and Legend of the River King video games. These game genres are created and published in Japan by Marvelous. In other regions, you'll find Natsume, XSeed Games, Marvelous AQL of Europe, and Rising Star involved in the series' release.

The latest version of the farming series in various regions of the world are Bokujou Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsuna Tomodachi (June 2016), Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories in the App Store in various regions (except Japan), and Story of Seasons (December 2015, Europe).

The latest version of River King, in all regions of the world, is River King: Mystic Valley (2009).

Since 2000, Ushi no Tane has been run by a grouchy old lady who happens to be fond of video game agriculture. The website is not officially affiliated, sponsored, endorsed, or employed by the developers of Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, or River King. This is simply a fan site.

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SoS: 3oT Game Festival Info | Posted at 10:45 AM on 30 September 2016
It's another quiet week on the farm'n front. Natsume will soon be ramping up their promotion of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, as the game is scheduled to be released sometime this November. Over on Marvelous/XSeed's side of things, there's a new Twitter poll asking players to vote for either the hoe, watering can, hammer, or fishing pole (Yea! Go Pole!)

So this week let's go over the Game Festival in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. There are a variety of festivals in the game, more than normal due to there are three towns, but one of them is the Game Festival that happens on Summer 20 and Winter 18. Most everyone in the villages participates in this festival; the three magical beings aren't able to join in on the fun. During the Game Festival you will be assigned to a random four-person team and then play a competitive game against the other teams. The team that does the best will be the winner of the festival and will receive a prize, and whoever does the personal best will also receive a prize. You can potentially win two prizes!

While the festival happens twice per year, there are three versions of it you can experience. Each of the villages has their own unique game that you'll get to play:

The calendar inside your farm house will tell you what village the Game Festival will take place in.

Each of the towns festivals have their own set of festival victory items: 11 from Westown, 9 from Tsuyukusa, and 10 from Lulukoko. It is rather easy to win these festivals though. For the item hunt festivals, you'll want to eat something before the festival starts that increases your running speed by 150%, and there's a lot of recipes in your kitchen that can do this. For the fishing festival, have Ludus attach bait to your fishing pole the day before the festival and eat a kitchen-cooked dish before entering the festival that helps to make fish bite your line faster.

The Game Festivals don't have a challenge rank (beginner, veteran, expert, or legend). They're simply fun celebrations the villagers do together to help the comradery between the towns.

Until next time!

- Cher
(Remember that fall leaves are good for the compost pile!)
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