Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is finally here on not just Nintendo Switch but also PC via Steam. While this remake of a beloved classic is something veteran players will be getting, there are loads of new players who will be getting into Story of Seasons for the first time through Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. 

How to access the map in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Pressing – brings up your farm map. Pressing + brings up the map of Mineral Town.

Explore Mineral Town to learn where everything is in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town doesn’t have a massive world to explore but it will help you save time if you start exploring and getting used to where every shop and location is in the game. This will save you time during days and let you accomplish more of what you want to do daily in the long run.

Get used to foraging in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

While exploring, you often see different coloured grass, fruit, or logs scattered across areas. Make sure to pick these up and if needed, use your tools on wood or stones. Adding foraging to your daily routing in-game helps a ton not just for making money but also because you will meet various NPCs while doing this. You can use these situations to give them gifts to raise affinity.

How to upgrade storage in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Upgrading your house gets you more storage room inside for wood, stones, and ore. To increase your bag storage, you can buy a basic bag from the General Store. This lets you carry eight tools and 16 items. The next upgrade is the Big Bag that lets you carry twelve tools and 24 items. 

How to get the fishing rod in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

You get the fishing rod for free by talking to Zack on Mineral Beach. Make sure you have space in your tool inventory before heading to his house for the cut-scene that gives you the fishing rod for free.

Where to store crops and fruit in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

You can only store crops and any food items like fruit in a refrigerator. You can buy this once you upgrade your house once at the workshop through Gotts.

How to make money quickly in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

In the beginning of the game, crops and fishing are the best ways to make money. Fishing might be easier if you want a low investment way to make money. Barring this, betting on the horse races in the first season is also a good option. If you are sent ‘Van’s Favourite’ by mail in the game, save it for Huang because he will buy it from you for around 50,000 gold. This is possible after a few seasons pass.

How to sell items in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

If you want to ship items, you can put them into the shipping box outside your house. These items are collected daily at 5:00pm. To sell items, you need to befriend Huang who sells goods at Zack’s house daily. To befriend Huang, gift him gold ore daily for a few days until he lets you know that he will now buy items you want to sell.

How to level up tools fast in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

You level up tools by using them. Once a tool has levelled up, it can be upgraded. To level up quickly, you can go into the spring mine and keep hitting the air with an axe or hammer or any other tool until your stamina runs out. Once this happens, go outside to the hot spring to recover stamina.

How to raise stamina in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

You can raise stamina by eating power berries. You can get these from various parts of the game.

Where to find a power berry in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

The first one you get is from digging on your field. After that, an easy way to get one is by donating items like food or crops to the Harvest Goddess at Mother’s Hill near the Spring Mine or the hot springs. Donating to her for 10 days in a row will have her gift you a power berry. 

How to recover stamina fast in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Consuming grapes or certain things you forage is a good way to recover stamina fast. Barring this, you can also check in with the clinic to buy medicine after you make some progress into the game.

How to unlock cooking in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Once you upgrade your house for the first time, you unlock cooking in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. 

How to get recipes in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Watch TV on every Tuesday in the entertainment channel to learn a new recipe. This is the easiest way to get recipes early on.

Tips for mining in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Make sure you empty your pockets barring items to recover stamina first. Once you have done this, start hitting stones with the hammer and then start digging with the hoe to find a ladder. Once you reach a lower floor, keep doing this. If you are looking for ore to upgrade your tools, plan accordingly because silver and gold ore is only found below the third floor with gold around the sixth floor. You will need to keep an eye on your stamina on these lower levels. If you use a ladder to climb up, you come out of the mine.

How to raise affinity in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Gifting people things they like is the best way to raise affinity. Each character has their own likes and dislikes. 

How to become friends with the Nature Sprites in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

The Nature Sprites are located behind the church on the top right of the map. Giving them coloured grass to match the sprite’s colour or honey daily will raise their affinity. They can then help you do chores on the farm or take care of livestock.