|“||“Sam is an outgoing, friendly guy who is brimming with youthful energy. He plays guitar and drums, and wants to start a band with Sebastian as soon as he has enough songs together. However, he does have a habit of starting ambitious projects and not finishing them. Sam is a little stressed about the impending return of his father, who has been away for years due to his line of work.”|
|— Dev Update #12|
He's has a reputation of being a prankster and troublemaker, and is often in trouble with the Mayor. Sebastian tells you at the Luau that one year Sam put a bunch of sardines in the soup as a prank, and if you "ever wonder why Sam leads the town in community service hours." He is also a bit of a glutton, and is always talking about being hungry for or smelling pizza.
Sam can often be found practicing his guitar in his bedroom. He's also frequently seen outside of his house playing a handheld video game, or attempting skateboard tricks. On weekends he can be found playing pool at the Stardrop Saloon. He works part time at JojaMart on Monday and Wednesday. If the player finishes the Community Center bundles, he will instead be working in the Artifacts and Minerals display in the Museum (near the fireplace). During spring he frequents the Stardrop Saloon, visits the woods west of town in the fall, and the beach during summer.
When it's raining he'll often stay home all day, or visit the Stardrop Saloon for a few hours.
His schedule can deviate if there are specific conditions like season, weather or certain days of the week. Below are his schedule deviations prioritized highest to lowest (for example when it rains that schedule will override all others below it)
Rainy day (Option 1)
Birthday (JojaMart open, And not Raining)
Birthday (JojaMart open, And Raining)
Raining (Year 2)
Monday & Wednesday, Community Center Restored
Sam lives with his mother Jodi and younger brother Vincent. His mother spoils both of them, and claims that neither have ever had to do any chores. He is close to Vincent, and feels responsible for him in his dad's absence. In Spring, Year 2, Sam's father Kent returns and resides in the house with the rest of the family. After marriage, Sam will visit his family weekly to check up on Vincent, though if you speak to him while he's there he'll tell you that he really came to visit for a free lunch.
Sebastian and Abigail are his band mates and close friends, and they often spend time together. When they are hanging out at the Stardrop Saloon, Sebastian is always seen beating Sam at pool, while Abigail watches from the couch.
|“||“誕生日プレゼント？ 親切にどうも、 ありがとう！”|
|“||“誕生日を覚えていたんだな！ ありがとう。これは いいものだ。”|
|“||“おや… 誕生日プレゼントに？ ありがとう…”|
|“||“Aw, yea! This is my absolute favorite!”|
|Cactus Fruit||The sweet fruit of the prickly pear cactus.||Foraging - Desert|
|Maple Bar||It's a sweet doughnut topped with a rich maple glaze||Cooking||Maple Syrup (1) Sugar (1) Wheat Flour (1)|
|Pizza||It's popular for all the right reasons.||Cooking||Wheat Flour (1) Tomato (1) Cheese (1)|
|Tigerseye||A stripe of shimmering gold gives this gem a warm luster.||Minerals|
|“||“Thanks! I really like this.”|
|Joja Cola||Joja Corporation.||Joja Corporation, Fishing, Saloon Vending Machine|
|“||“You got that for me? Thanks!”|
|“||“Hmm.. this is... interesting.”|
|Common Mushroom||Slightly nutty, with a good texture||Foraging - Fall|
|Chanterelle||A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor.||Foraging - Fall|
|Daffodil||A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift.||Foraging - Spring|
|Dandelion||Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad.||Foraging - Spring|
|Hazelnut||That's one big hazelnut!||Foraging - Fall|
|Holly||The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration.||Foraging - Winter|
|Leek||A tasty relative of the onion.||Foraging - Spring|
|Morel||Sought after for its unique nutty flavor.||Foraging - Spring|
|Purple Mushroom||A rare mushroom found deep in caves.||Foraging - The Mines|
|Quartz||A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines.||Foraging - Mines|
|Salmonberry||A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest.||Foraging - Spring|
|Seaweed||It can be used in cooking.||Fishing|
|Snow Yam||This little yam was hiding beneath the snow.||Foraging - Winter|
|Wild Horseradish||A spicy root found in the spring.||Foraging - Spring|
|Winter Root||A starchy tuber.||Foraging - Winter|
|“||“You really don't get it, huh?”|
|Coal||A combustible rock that is useful for crafting and smelting.||Mining|
|Copper Bar||A bar of pure copper.||Furnace||Coal (1) Copper Ore (5)|
|Duck Mayonnaise||It's a rich, yellow, mayonnaise.||Mayonnaise Machine||Duck Egg (1)|
|Gold Bar||A bar of pure gold.||Furnace||Coal (1) Gold Ore (5)|
|Gold Ore||A precious ore that can be smelted into bars.||Mining|
|Iridium Bar||A bar of pure iridium.||Furnace||Coal (1) Iridium Ore (5)|
|Iridium Ore||An exotic ore with many curious properties. Can be smelted into bars.||Mining|
|Iron Bar||A bar of pure iron.||Furnace||Coal (1) Iron Ore (5)|
|Mayonnaise||It looks spreadable.||Mayonnaise Machine||Egg (1)|
|Pickles||A jar of your homemade pickles.||Preserves Jar||Any Vegetable|
|Refined Quartz||A more pure form of quartz.||Furnace||Coal (1) Quartz (1)|
Enter Sam's house when he's there.
| Sam and Sebastian are jamming out in Sam's room. Sam tells you he's trying to get a band together, but he's unsure what style of music to play. He asks what music you like.
No matter which style you pick, Sam says that's the style he's been thinking about for the band. He asks Sebastian if he's on board too. Sebastian agrees and Sam thanks you.
In any season except winter, enter the beach on a sunny day between 7am and 3pm. This event only happens in Year 1.
| Sam is watching his brother Vincent play in the sand. Sam says his dad used to take them to the beach on sunny days. Vincent asks if their father will come home. Sam says "Of course". Vincent mentions overhearing people talk about mass military casualties. Sam tells him not to believe them, and Vincent returns to playing. Sam feels bad for getting his brother's hopes up and asks for your opinion.
Sam tells you the band's coming together, and Sebastian really wanted Abigail to be the drummer "for some reason".
Enter Sam's house when he's there.
| Sam is in the kitchen. He says hello. As he's getting you a snack, he drops an egg on the kitchen floor. His mom hears the commotion, walks into the kitchen, and becomes upset about the mess. Sam asks you to tell her what happened.
Jodi thanks you for being honest, and Sam insists he'll clean up the mess.
On a sunny day, enter the town between noon and 4pm.
| Sam is skateboarding and grinding on Emily and Haley's flower box. Lewis catches him and scolds him for it. Sam asks for your opinion.
Sam shows up at your doorstop between 6am and 8am. Only triggers if you've seen his two-heart event.
|Sam invites you to see his band play in the city and asks to meet at the bus stop at 4pm. Enter the Bus Stop screen between 4PM and 7PM to meet Sam and the others, and watch them play. He thanks you for inspiring his band with the type of music they should play.|
After receiving a letter from Sam, enter the town on a sunny day between 8pm and midnight.
| You meet Sam outside his house. He says it's cold outside and sneaks you into his room to talk privately. As he admits he's falling for you, his mom knocks on the door. He has you hide in the bed. His mom comes in and asks why he's sweating and red in the face, and Sam says he's just been doing push ups. She wishes him good night and leaves.
You are presented with the option to:
Once married, Sam will move into the farmhouse with you. Like other marriage candidates, he will add his own room off to the side of the bedroom, which resembles his old room. It has his keyboard and guitar, along with a computer and bookshelf. He also builds a half pipe in the backyard to continue practicing skateboarding tricks.
- 1: At 12 hearts he will sometimes wake up early to help on the farm by:
- Water crops
- Fill pet bowl
- Feed animals
- Repair fences
- 2: He will occasionally cook (breakfast/dinner) for you, adding one random food item to your inventory. Both are frozen/instant foods, which he explains is because he never learned to cook. If your inventory is full, you will not receive the item. Some of the possible items are:
Sam spends a lot of time chilling inside of the house, most often in the kitchen. While he will help around the farm sometimes, he can also make the excuse of feeling "lazy today", and says he'll help out another day. He also quits his job at Joja Mart, which he's happy about.
Sam is very affectionate, excitedly asking you about your day, or offering to give you a massage after a day of hard work. He likes to refer to you as "baby" or "honey". While he still makes mention of playing his guitar, he tells you at some point that he has no interest in being a musician anymore, and is a "family man" now.
Near the start of Winter, he says:
|“||“"Winter's just around the corner. We need to double check the heating system, turn off the valves, and check all the insulation in the house."”|
...then tells you not to worry, because he'll take care of it. This is unlike his usually carefree and lazy attitude, and shows an oddly helpful handyman side of his character.
On Mondays and Fridays, he will go into town to visit his family for the day, then spend some time with Sebastian and Abigail at the bar like he would prior to marriage. He expresses a lot of worry for his younger brother Vincent after moving out, and while also mention that Vincent calls every so often. Even so, he says the only thing he really misses about living at his parent's house was his moms fish casserole
Sometimes after visiting his family or the saloon, he will come home in a bad mood, and complain that the house is dirty.
Sam's look evolved over the years the game was in development. Here's a timeline showing how ConcernedApe's art and Sam's style changed over the years before the game was launched.
- Sam is allergic to pollen, which he mentions during the Egg festival. He also mentions that his "nose is really happy" during summer due to the typically lower pollen count.
- "Sam" is short for "Samson", which he reveals to the player once they have a good relationship with him. He also states that he doesn't want the player to tell anyone.
- "Sam" is a unisex given name of Hebrew origin, meaning "God has heard". Other meanings are "Sun child" or "bright sun".
- Sam behaves differently than other NPCs when the player rummages through garbage cans. Instead of being disgusted, he just asks the player why they're searching through the trash.
- On Sam's portraits, his undershirt is yellow, however in his sprite, it is red.
- Sam's Old Guitar is a weapon in the game, but is currently unobtainable.
- Sam used to live in Zuzu City. He recalls how bright and loud it is day and night, and how hot it is during summer.
|独身男性||アレックス • エリオット • ハーヴィー • サム • セバスチャン • シェーン|
|独身女性||アビゲイル • エミリー • ヘイリー • リア • マル • ペニー|
|町民||キャロライン • クリント • ディメトリウス • エブリン • ジョージ • ギル • ギュンター • ガス • ジャス • ジョディ • ケント • ルイス • ライナス • マーロン • マーニー • モーリス • パム • ピエール • ロビン • ヴィンセント • ウィリー|
|その他||用心棒 • ドワーフ • 市長 • おじいさん • 部下 • ジュニモ • クロバス • ミスターQi • 年老いた水夫 • サンディ • 魔術師|