Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is a video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Marvelous Interactive Inc. and published in the U.S. by Natsume. It was released in November 2003.
The game follows along the same lines as the rest of the Harvest Moon series, in which the player takes on the role of a farmer whose only goal in the game is to make a profit from the farm he runs. This includes producing crops and raising livestock. The player can also marry one of the five women in the town or the Harvest Goddess, a nature spirit who lives next to Mineral Town. The setting of the story (Mineral Town) was also in another Harvest Moon game: Harvest Moon: Back to Nature. Friends of Mineral Town is, in many ways, an enhanced Game Boy Advance port of that game.
Initially there is very little on the farm, save some old tools. The player must begin by clearing the large field on the farm of weeds, tree stumps, twigs and rocks, all varying in size. From there, the player must plant a variety of crops to earn money to buy other needed things, such as livestock, in order to run a successful farm.
The social aspect of FoMT, as in other Harvest Moon games, is a very large part of the game. There are many villagers to befriend, and in doing so the player may unlock certain items and events that otherwise would be inaccessible. There are six eligible bachelorettes to choose from, including the Harvest Goddess. Once married, it is possible to have a son.