Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life (牧場物語～ワンダフルライフ Bokujō Monogatari: Wonderful Life?) is a video game that was released in Japanon September 12, 2003 for the GameCube, and on November 11, 2004 for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by Marvelous Interactive Inc. and released by Natsume, and is part of the long-running Harvest Moon series of video games. The GameCube version offers connectivity with theGame Boy Advance game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.
When the player begins the game, they see a coastline in Forget-Me-Not valley. Takakura, an old man who used to be the player's father's best friend, is speaking (or thinking) to their father, stating: "He wasn't unhappy. But he didn't seem to have a direction in life. One day, I went to see him. I told him about the farm you left to him. Your son didn't seem to know much about farming, but he was willing to give it a try. So I brought him to Forget-Me-Not-Valley.". The player is then seen walking down the village with Takakura, and he explains how he and the player's father owned the farm. Soon, two dogs will appear the player chooses one to keep. Takakura agrees to show the player around the valley and introduce them to the villagers, including the eligible bachelorettes: Celia, Nami, and Muffy.