Resonant Tale

Hints and Tips

Always read signposts

There are many signposts placed around the world and they do more than just give directions! Make a habit of reading any new signpost you pass, you never know what you might learn. At some point you might even meet the signmaker responsible for their creation...!

Talk to everyone

The inhabitants of Harmonia often have useful information to share! As you progress through the game, characters will move around the world and find new things to talk about. Try talking to characters multiple times to hear everything they have to say!

Ask the Soothsayer for hints

The Soothsayer in Melody Village often has a hint to help you along if you get stuck or forget where you are going next. Apparently their pet cat can help you find those missing treasure tokens too, if you can find a way to understand their meowling!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get through the Timbre Woods?

Check for hidden paths behind trees! The picnic spot is a dead end, but you can find a way around it in the same area - look for where another bridge crosses the stream. If all else fails, just try walking behind every narrow tree you can!

I'm stuck in prison, how do I get out?

There's a clue written on the cell wall, but if you're still struggling think about all of the inputs of the Playdate! Note that if you have the Playdate cover it's possible it may interfere with the input required, so try taking it off. You can also disable puzzles involving certain input from the assist menu on the title screen.

How do I get inside Harmony Temple?

The signmaker has something to teach you once you get inside the Signpost Studio! After that return to outside the temple and take a good look around.

Where is the last key in Final Passage?

Talk to Arabella for some help! If it's the key inside the entrance, there's a signpost with a hint for it in the room to the far right (behind the bombable wall). You'll need to find a way across the water to get the order correct... this is the final puzzle of the game, so it's a good one!

I'm stuck on a boss! How do I beat it?

Just keep at it, you can do it! If you're really struggling you can turn off player damage or even the bosses themselves from the assist menu on the title screen.

What's with this code I found?

Once you have more items go back to the Spirit Shrine and look for a hidden room... you can find out more there!

Is it actually possible to get a score of 25 or more in whack-a-mole?

It's tough, but with a bit of luck it's possible! You might find it easier to use more than just your sword. If you're feeling sneaky there might also be a way to cheat...

Treasure Map

Click here for a full map of the overworld with all treasure locations marked.

Calendar Events

Play Resonant Tale on certain dates throughout the year to discover these little extras. There are twelve calendar events in total, one for each month of the year, coinciding with different real world celebrations.

January 1st - New Year

Welcome in the new year as Melody Village is decorated with kadomatsu. Interact with them for a New Year's greeting!

February 14th - Love Day

Love is in the air and roses are in bloom around Melody Village on Love Day.

March 17th - Luck Day

Lucky four leaf clovers can be found growing around Melody Village on Luck Day.

April 1st (until 12pm) - Fools Day

Before midday on Fools Day is a time for pranks, which in Melody Village means many treasure chests to open!

May 1st - May Day

On the first day of May the trees in Melody Village have bunting strung across them to celebrate the arrival of summer.

June 21st - Midsummer

The summer solstice marks Midsummer, and in Melody Village it's traditional for residents to grow sunflowers. They grow big enough to interact with!

July 7th - Star Day

In Melody Village (and Tempo Castle) wishes are written on tanzaku and hung from the trees on Star Day. Go ahead and read all of the wishes the residents have made!

August 11th - Mountain Day

Mountain Day is a day to appreciate mountains. Look out for a special signpost at the foot of Overtone Mountain!

September 19th - Yarr Day!

Yarr! September 19th be Talk Like a Pirate Day! Ye should set sail for the Treasure Shop in Melody Village and talk to the cap'n!

October 31st - Halloween

Trick or treat! For Halloween Melody Village is decorated with spooky pumpkins. Try interacting with them!

November 5th (from 6pm) - Fireworks

Watch out for a gunpowder plot! In the evening there'll be explosive pots placed all around Melody Village.

December 24th-26th - Yuletide

For three days the trees in Melody Village are decorated with twinkling lights, bringing festive cheer to the cold winter nights!

Events are triggered when launching the game by checking the Playdate's system clock.

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