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Following a disappointingly buggy surprise launch on Switch during Nintendo’s August 11 Indie World Showcase, Garden Story has finally received a laundry list of important bug fixes. The patch brings the game to Version 1.06, and it includes all patches that have already been rolled out for the game on Steam. Here’s a rather giant list of everything that the Version 1.0.6 patch aims to fix, provided by Nintendo Life.

  • Added collectible to unlock final memory slot
  • Fixed soft lock where endgame sequence would not fire
  • Fixed soft lock where Concord could perish while exiting a dungeon
  • Fixed soft lock where Concord could get trapped in Ollie’s shop
  • Fixed soft lock where Rapa would not address Concord when arriving in Autumn Town at night
  • Fixed bug where the player could plant seeds without owning them
  • Fixed various visual bugs
  • Reenabled missing book in Summer Bar library
  • Various spelling and wording adjustments
  • Created additional protections for the issue blocking some players from triggering the end game sequence
  • Unobtainable items have been removed, enabling Library and Dowsing Rod upgrade completion.
  • Fixed bug where Pagu’s favour could override the dowsing rod quest step
  • Fixed bug where favour completion could clear building plots
  • Fixed bug where roll boots could interrupt dowsing minigames
  • Fixed various visual bugs
  • Fixed Waterlog puzzle gate collisions
  • Added consistency to “Bloom Bank” area name
  • Minor audio adjustments
  • Fixed sequence break and soft lock where Concord could avoid bridge repair in the Rana tutorial
  • Fixed sequence break where Concord could slip past the Waterlog guards
  • Added visual indicator for where to trigger endgame sequence. Currently exploring other possible sequence issues in this area
  • Fixed soft lock where Concord could get trapped in the Mists
  • Added item names to Village Storage Box
  • Cube Coast is now labelled properly on the map
  • Updated credits

So, that is a lot of fixes, huh? It is great to see that the game is getting plenty of much-needed TLC post-launch, providing players with an opportunity to eventually play the game with all of the speed and buglessness that the Act’s creators opposed.

Finally, here is a look at the brand new icon (it’s the one on the left, I promise that the game received recently). Overall, it is a stellar improvement from last time’s lazy, incredibly pixelated icon.

Have you tried out Garden Story? If so, what did you think? Are you happy to see the fixes listed in this patch? Let us know what you are thinking in the comment section below.


Nick Pearson
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras.

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