Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Fireflies in Island of Happiness
When I first begin to notice glowing golden points of light near the banks of the river on my Farm, I thought they represented some new secret in Harvest Moon. I followed them in vain, attempting to capture one. I tried to fish for them. I tried to catch them with the stylus...
What they are, in fact, are Fireflies. Yes, they are magical but only in the sense that the beauty of Nature is magical. You will see them randomly near any body of water in Island of Happiness, especially in the Summer season.
The screenshot I have included was taken in haste, but you can see a glowing golden pinpoint of light to the right of my character. It is a firefly. At first, it hovered over the water of the river, then moved gradually east along the path in West Town. You may see them often near the Goddess Spring as well.
Some Harvest Moon games, including Magical Melody and the upcoming Tree of Tranquility, actually include a Firefly Festival. In Island of Happiness, they are part of the landscape to be enjoyed but you cannot interact with them furthe