On July 27, 1989 the Mother/Earthbound series kicked off with Mother, though Japan only.
So, here's to a thread for the 25th anniversary, and for all things Mother.
Post your favorite things about the series as a whole or individually from each game, and if you've replayed any of them recently post how you feel about the game.
And, hey, maybe Lucas and Ness will be officially confirmed for Smash, who knows.
Well, wouldn't be an Anniversary thread if we didn't mention the fanbase, so might as well post it.
Along with that, there are also the other fangames and hacks.
playing earthvound right now woohoo! I just hit moon side.. how far am I into the game?
and anyone else think the progression of the game is perfect? perfect combo of linearity and backtracking and exploring given the SNES limitations.
You're probably about three-fifths of the way through the game, and yeah, the game does a good job of not having parts of it overstay it's welcome. Felt the beginning's a bit slow, but that was the point I was grinding on Sharks so might just be me
Also, should we worry about spoilering things?
Well I don't remember much. Remember I said it's been 10 years since I've played. I feel after I beat DQV I'll play the NES version (or should I play the GBA) and than Earthbound.
>Mother 3 has better gameplay and characters
>Mother 1 and 3 tell better stories
>Earthbound remains the most popular Mother game because of nostalgia
It wouldn't even bother me if it weren't for the fact that Lucas is most definitely being cut from Smash.
GBA has better controls, but the music quality suffers for the port.
Depending on what NES version you use, I hear there's an alternate ending you might miss out on, that's also in the GBA.
I'm glad I was able to play Earthbound and Mother 3 during my NEET period a couple years ago. Now that I work two jobs (both EMS where I spend a majority of the overnight shifts sleeping) I rarely have time now.
I'm currently using Mato's thingies to translate Mother 3 into my native language (as a personal project, of course) and so far I'm having fun.
I have only to translate menu text before I tackle the main script and start having nightmares.
Anybody doing this? Any tips?
Native language is Mexican Spanish.
I think it's more that it's the only one with an English release, so it had the most exposure, and now it's on the Virtual Console, so that's only going to increase.
There's also this thing where some people who like Earthbound didn't enjoy Mother 3, and vice versa. It's sort of the black sheep of the series.
Aw yeah mother 3.
I hope lucas gets in smash.
Mother 3 is my favorite game of all time ;_;7
>Ana switches places with Lloyd when naming characters and walking around. She now follows right behind Ninten,
>the better to put the moves on him.
You could cut the time you take to post on /v/ and use that to play games though.
I don't play for very long either. I think it has charm, but I don't think the gameplay is very good. I want to play though to see if I get to a part where I'm hooked into it.
Nintendo would never use him. They would never trust someone outside their team to translate their game.
The only way the game would be brought over is if Nintendo released a collection of them. And they finally agreed to translate the games. However I don't know if they would ever do that.
the only problem with Mother 4 honestly is it being called 4 instead of a subtitle or "fangame". Everything they've shown is really, really high quality, i just hope the heart is there.
Also Earthbound and Mother 3 are both some of the nicest, best games made. Mother 1's pretty good as well
There's definitely and added pleasure to playing them in order, but it's not absolutely necessary as the stories are mostly self contained barring a few references that you might miss.
Nah, not really. The first game is kinda... divisive when it comes to the gameplay, so it's an acquired taste.
Mind you, I fucking love all 3 but
I love the story in 1 the most.
The order for me was EB>3>1
>I just hope the heart is there.
I don't think you could make high quality Mother anything without some heart being put in.
And there's definitely some quality control, like removing self inserts, barring internet memes, and some staff changes to accommodate this.
This thread is now about the best party member.
Weaklings can get out.
>This thread is now about the best party member.
I don't think there are enough Pippi images to support a thread, anon.
>tfw sang this to the gf
she is now the ex and song reminds me of her
So, this is what they call bittersweet, huh?
They released a GBA version of Mother and Mother 2, but it was never released here, despite both games having been fully translated by Nintendo into English. NoA just doesn't like the franchise and wants no part of it. I'm sure that if they could get away with stripping references to it from SSB they would.
It's a mock up made by a fan, but I don't remember the program it was built in.
They're just mockups , but yeah, it'd be a great style if they ever made remakes.
You know you probably browse too long when you recognize the same people in the same threads while being all anonymous
>post yfw no mother 3 localized or related announcement for smash
To be fair, Earthbound was a failure sales wise when it first released in the west. Although there were legitimate reasons for that, like being priced at $70.
Although I'm pretty sure Nintendo knows it's pretty popular now. Only explanation I can see for why it's $10 fucking dollars on the VC.
I am too a native speaker (spanish) but I find Mexican's way of speaking rather repulsive. Their strage words and quirks, I just hate them so much. Neutral Spanish is really good tho, Latin cartoons are better than Spanish cartoons.
>yfw Nintendo brings up nothing at all about the series.
Ah, ya veo a lo que te refieres.
Con "your" crei que te referias mi manera de hablar, personalmente. Ahora veo que te refieres a mis compatriotas en general.
Nah, entiendo lo que dices. De hecho me molesto un poco que el otro anon dijera "guey", porque es justamente ese el tipo de vocabulario que me gusta evitar. Asi como que "neutral master race" tambien.
Si te sirve de consuelo, no todos los Mexinacos hablamos asi (de hecho la gente donde vivo no se entera de donde vengo hasta que preguntan, no tengo acento tampoco).
Mi traduccion se esta haciendo por lo mientras un poco neutral, con regionalismos y chistes donde se pueda, pero ni tanto.
Ten un gato.
Itoi already said he doesn't mind, he'd just rather be the player instead of the one making it. I'm pretty sure if Nintendo wanted to make another Mother game without him, he'd be fine with it.
Because Itoi's done with games.
He told the story he wanted with Mother, and he made a fishing game. He's pretty much set for life.
Venezuelan reporting in
>tfw anon might know who you are but you won't know who anon is
>yfw they actually add Ninten
>yfw his moveset includes the Mother 1 Exclusive PSI
>yfw PK Gamma fully charged is a OHKO
>tfw still don't have a Wii U
>tfw have a 3DS
Ninten should really be an alt for Ness. They look almost identical.
Happy birthday to Mother.
Why are these threads always full of people who really dug Mother 1 and 3 but think Earthbound was bad? I didn't like Mother 3 as much as Earthbound. Too many feels, not enough surreal segments.
Two on the left are from Mother 4, girl on the right might be Pippi.
It had its moments. It's just the overall atmosphere was quite different. I liked the island segment with the mushrooms a lot, and ascent up the 100 floors of the Empire Pork Building. I think that was my favorite part of the game.
I have a problem with the plot though. Why did we spend so much time fussing over the egg of light if it never gets used for anything and thanks to Leder we never actually needed it?
not Kumatora scissoring with that chick from Pkemangs
The fuck is wrong with ya, man?
and then there was no one else.
>Decided to finally start Earthbound today
>No idea it was the 25th anniversary
>Buzz Buzz mentions 8 points I must visit
Am I in for an adventure, /v/?
After destroying the lightning tower, the party escapes by grabbing onto the the Masked Man's ship with with the rope snake. The rope snake drops the party and everyone gets separated.
When you find Duster again later he says the egg is safe and that's the last you ever hear of it. The egg is never mentioned again until Leder talks about it.
I'm sure you're
Earthbound for a good time.
Game might feel slow at first, but once you get Paula YOU BETTER FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS, NYUKKA.
What did ya name your favorite thing?
Oh like you wouldn't fucking believe.
I'll tell ya, it'll get a mite bumpy on the way, but this baby can cruise like no other.
>That last screen
>Tfw NessxLucas shipper
I dont care if they can only really be together in the smash universe. They will never not look like the cutest couple
>once you get Paula
once you face the first Starman
>You grinded for hours and never got this.
Come on anon, dont be like that. Just harmless fun.
What are yall's favorite tracks from the series?
Here are some of mine:
This track right here, I tear up just hearing it.
But anon, it's a Mother thread! You can have good feels too~
No crying till the end!
Head back to Twoson. Apple Kid will call you on your receiver phone if you have it. If not, visit Apple Kid.
To prevent things like this happening in the future, talk to fucking EVERYBODY.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axjhInYUkrQ (simply for how off-beat it was and how well it foreshadowed
becoming a robot and going back in time)
I completely forgot about the egg. And I wish the part with Leder explaining everything was like when you had coffee with Mr. Saturn. I really like Mother 3 but I have to say I prefer Earthbound. Three is really good and better in some regards but I didn't find myself enjoying it so much until the end. It was only after everything that I could appreciate the whole thing.
Going through the Hall of Remembrance and hearing the theme from Mother/Earthbound Zero was amazing.
At first it might be a bit burdensome, but after a while it will be one of the comfiest RPGs you've played.
You'll be grateful for the rolling HP meter, too.
Well someone fucking lied to me.
That said I think the hardest RPG I ever beat was SMT4 and I heard that game was casual dumbed down shit too.
>explodes into flames
>quickly skipping the dialogue to win the battle
what kind of wood and plant combustion is this?
why would anyone care he's just gonna say he doesn't like it like everything else.
No seriously, who exactly is that guy?
you gotta be pulling my leg
I was convinced he just doesn't like video games.
Oh boy, I'll be here all fucking night now
I was so disappointed that Wasteful Anthem wasn't the main piece in Brawl.
I keep hearing about how good Strange YourKnee is, so I understand your point. However, I haven't played it yet and I can't recommend games I haven't played.
Can't wait to do so, though.
[spoilerJack Bros. 2 when?][/spoiler]
"Earthbound was so good that the Japanese decided to jealously hoard the sequel, Mother 3, refusing to export it to English-speaking nations."
ACtual Qupte from extra punctuation.
The three penultimate bosses of Mother 3 all have pretty excellent themes. NK Cyborg is probably my favorite. Dunno why, I don't even like metal.
It'd be nice if it was stickied. Mother doesn't get a lot of love here.
>"next we're going to do a challenge from a very special GBA title"
>thread gets stickied
>discussion ruined by "fucking Nintendrone Mods"
>discussion heighten by more people getting into the game and seeing the thread
>Kumatora probably fucked Duster at some point while Lucas was sleeping.
>mfw 2-3 Territorial Oaks
I named him after myself and Claus after one of my friends.
What was the context behind this again?
>Mother threads have been piling up for the past few weeks
>want to run through the games again but never do.
>anniversary comes up and I haven't finished them
Guess I'm pretty much obligated, now.
Next year marks ten years since I got into Mother via Earthbound. It's a lovely series and at the time I was instantly hooked on its atmosphere. Replaying it on the Virtual Console and it still holds up with the characters, music and setting.
Can't wait to celebrate it properly.
fall off the ship and your party gets separatedyou can do things in any order, even if the game practically shouts a specific order. That means you can go directly to the Chimera Lab, get Kumatora, ignore the Mole Cricket and go cross the sea if ya want. Fuck, you can go to the sea without Kumatora as well.
It's gonna be though, though.
all the FE reps prove that Nintendo uses smash to advertise its franchises
it is really unlikely we'll get another Mother rep unless nintendo decides to bring Mother 3 stateside
and that's not going to happen, lucas is going to be an alt skin for ness
>So, here's to a thread for the 25th anniversary, and for all things Mother.
So wait, this is a thread dedicated to a thread dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Mother, as well as all other things Mother related?
then what's captain falcon advertising?
it's last game came 10 years ago
then what's little mac advertasing?
It's last game came 5 years ago in the wii and they need to advertise games for the wii U, not the wii
And what's even megaman advertising?
MML3 was cancelled
It's going to happen, sakurai said with lucina if the character play is a littlke different it gets it's own slot, lucas clearly has a different playstyle, he would be an alt costume if he wasn't on brawl
You are stupid
Captain Falcon was in the original Smash 64, and none of those characters will be cut
NES representation, same with Megaman, it's done to make the game more culturally relevant
Lucas was barely different from Ness in Brawl, he will be an alt costume and PSI Flash will be an alt skill
>Mt. Itoi with Giygas's ship as a stage hazard is not a thing
Ness almost gets the axe twice.
Your marketing only characters fails because of his inclusion
Little mac isn't a retro character and neither is megaman, little mac it's based on it's reboot, so is the his stage and songs. Megaman it's third party and has a classic stage just like sonic in brawl with green hill zone
Lucas is a lot different than ness in brawl, his A moves and smash moves are different, only his B moves are smiliar but work different
And lucina is a little different from marth, because she has more focus on the blade of the sword,and most of her animations are the same, even the idle one. Not to mention she has the same fucking specials
I wonder if you are the same asshole that says lucas is your main but you obviously want him gone, if that's so I'm fucking tired of arguing with your delusional post and I'm just going to end this discussion posting an archieve of an old thread with all the shit I told you before
Buy it on Wii U
I tried to get into it on emulator, but I could never commit even though my PC runs it perfectly and I got DS3 to work on it
If it's any consolation, Earthbound is one of the higher selling games on there, only being passed up by shit like A Link to the Past
>I tried to get into it on emulator, but I could never commit even though my PC runs it perfectly and I got DS3 to work on it
God I know the feeling. I don't know if it's the fact that I spent money for something that makes me want to see it through or I just odn't like playing games on my PC.
>Come to think of it...
>All three of us are mother-less.
>Talk about a big coincidence.
>Ness and Lucas have new final Smashes
>PSI Rockin has Ness conjure rainbow colored instruments for Paula, Jeff, Poo, and himself to rock everyone to death
>PK love has Lucas cry in front of a gravestone as cyan hexagons pelt all the opponents. During this a faint image of Hinawa is in the background similar to Pit's old final smash
How would you react
>What was your mom like, Lucas?
>Was she nice?
>No, uhh, it's just that I have no memory of my
>I only asked 'cause I wondered what it's like to
>reviews video games professionally
I'll buy it for the Wii U today.
I just want Nintendo to care about the series.
>Tfw I didn't set my favorite food as cock because it's not funny.
I guess I don't have a soul for not finding grade school humor funny.
but what if your favorite food really is cock
Did you tear up?
play the melodies for Queen Mary
Queen Mary remembers her past
Watching Magicant slowly disappear as you hear the story of Giegue
Grandmother is finally at peace and with George
this is right after visting George's grave
I cry every time.
Why would you do that, anon!?
Total nonsense. Damn near everyone here that played Mother played it after Earthbound.
I never get to have any fun.
>My mom died a long time ago.
>My dad raised me by himself.
>He'd make food and teach me how to fish and
Pic related: My heart.
>He was a strict, but nice dad. l
I'd rather Lucas have a cinematic final smash that incorporates Mother 3's combo system as well as his other party members. Like, Lucas strikes with the initial hit, Duster, Kumatora, and Boney combo whoever got hit up to a max combo (16, right? so 5 hits a piece) and then Lucas shits a PK Love all over them.
If you had to make a sequel to Mother 3, what would you make it about? You can use any bullshit fan fiction there is, and yes I know the games should stop at 3 but what if you HAD to, like Itoi was holding a poetic gun to your head?
Personally I'd make it about giant robots somehow.
As soon as it hits 8AM everything goes to hell.
It's literally the worst time to be on /v/ until around 11PM the next day in my time. Even then I can barely tolerate it until past midnight.
It's 5am now. I need to go to bed.
Good luck trying to have this thread later in the day.
>Start emulating Earthbound
>Get to Summers
>God sweet mercy of fuck
>File corrupted once i´m in Fourside
And that´s how i never beat the damn game.
I might download it for the WiiU once i buy one.
Apple kid is a bro.
Dude, I got the Wind Waker bundle also.
Well all the games have a "Friends and family" Theme. Mother 1 was about being adopted, Mother 2 was about being loved and having friends, and mother 3 was about the loss of loved ones.
If I were to make mother 4 I'd make it about recovering from the loss of loved ones and finding new people to love. As cheesy as it sounds.
It matched my OoT 3DS so I had to get it!
Is this actually similar to the book that came with the original release?
Mother 1 is great, the only problem is the ridiculous random encounter rate. If you want to play it, play the Mother 1+2 version with the translation patch and the easy ring. Don't feel casual, it doesn't actually make the game easier, but just lowers the random encounter rate to something a more tolerable.
I was in this thread earlier today and asked which game to start with, and a lot of the responses were helpful. For being on 4chan and getting nothing but angry responses to my posts almost every time, this thread is refreshing. Thanks.
Playing Mother on GBA before sleeping.
If I absolutely had to?
Probably a hypothetical world after Mother 3, set years after so it doesn't conflict with the previous game.
Set it in a modern society, but not too modern, maybe early 2000's America. Technology is convenient and on the rise, but not too intrusive like it is today.
In the same vein that every Mother game connects via the Main villain, I'd probably have the main antagonist be something that survived the universe reset, like a residual effect. Maybe too much "an ancient evil awakens," but Mother 2 did it, so I'll run with it. It's not really "evil," but it's just a supernatural thing that threatens modern society, or maybe just aliens.
Main characters would be kids from different sects, middle class kid, rich girl, troubled kid that's a little of both, and the outlier would be an old style gangster, but a cool one, because the idea of gangs used to be cool.
Have the middle class kid lose a family member, and he goes out to search for them, meeting the rest of the cast along the way.
Have the rich girl want to be known as someone other than "the rich girl".
Have the troubled kid be a pretty cool guy who's just willing to come along for the ride.
Have the gangster be indebted to the group, and consider them his honorary gang he has to protect.
>want to draw something mother related
>can't bring myself to it
>no original Ideas
these feels... jesus these all bring me back to times i have forgotten. earthbound, autism on starmen,mother 3 patch, never beating mother 1 but then my dumb friend who dropped out of school beat it. jesus fuck this has been to much for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDc7uy4qoBk
And who the fuck speaks neutral spanish? Maybe actors and people who studied the language.
Let's not pretend other spanish speaking places don't have their own accents and shitty regional words.
In the spirit of the series I'd make it mostly unrelated to the others but with some nods here and there to the previous games.
The previous Mother games have all put you in the role of a child seeing the world with a child's mind, how he exaggerates his surroundings(living cars, being attacked by hippies, etc) so it might be interesting to make a game with an adolescent's point of view and that confusing time.
Perhaps with a theme of lost innocence, everything around you permanently changing for better or worse, and general confusion with the world and your place in it.
>lock yourself into the ASC
>the ASC can not be escaped once entered, practically your coffin
>tfw Porky is immortal
Earthbound has better music, pacing, and an overall more interesting atmosphere.
Mother 3's story trumps all of those IMO but it's not hard to see why most people prefer it at face value
>removing self inserts, barring internet memes, and some staff changes to accommodate this.
Honestly the development team really proved themselves to me with this
It would have been really easy for them to just churn out a piece of shit and probably profit off of it through donations or something. But they showed they actually care about the game buy getting rid of the cancerous contributors
To be honest I went into Mother 3 expecting Earthbound 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Instead I got a more story focused game with a ton more feels. It wasn't what I wanted but I didn't hate it.
I will say that if at all possible, don't emulate it. Run it out of a flash cart on a GBA. Musical battles are broken on emulation and will make you hate the mechanic and wonder why everyone kisses its ass so much.
Not him, but
>Thinking anything is sacred
I left the autistic fanbase at Starman.net because they saw the game is some kinda beautiful thing that would have change people's lives by playing it.
It's okay, but it deserves no better treatment than anything else.
>Getting rid of some staff because they didn't mesh with what the team wanted, like they wanted to put in self inserts and memes
That is dedication. Whoever's in charge of that project really wants their game to be respected as a true part of the series.
Guys, I booted up my Mother reproduction cart a little bit ago and was planning on making a new game, but instead checked on my old file.
It was just Ninten and Lloyd and I wandered into Spookane(?) and got a key for a spooky house, went in, went down some steps and stuff, and some bat turned Ninten into stone.
W-what do I do? I Know there's gonna be a boss soon, I feel it, and Lloyd is kind of shitty right now.
I god another draw idea
Lucas sucking Claus cock who is a Tane-Tane illusion
even better if that illusion monster is on fake claus' face and he is licking lucas head while he is sucking him off
>they saw the game is some kinda beautiful thing that would have change people's lives by playing it
To be honest that's what Mother 3 is marketed as.
>Real life is Mother 4
When do I learn PSI Gaming?
Animal Crossing is close to what a 3D Mother would look like, especially when you look at the N64 footage of Mother 3. That's probably what he meant, and it's just taken out of context.
Anon, you just can't say shit like that, Itoi is one of the best kind of people out there.
Why would I shit on him just because he's an indie dev?
He still made the game, and in the same situation that the game they made turns out as good as the Mother series did, he'd pretty much have the same credentials to say it, and have it not mean nothing.
He said something along the lines of "real life has strange, funny, and heartrending moments. so in a sense, real life is mother 4"
I get what he was going for, but it's kinda cringeworthy to me now.
He did. In fact, his website has a HUGE animal crossing section. I remember him saying something like "I don't need to make any more games because I can just play out my ideas in Animal Crossing."
The right of the picture is all the dark shit that happens underneath the happy cute stuff in the game.
Ness turns into a robot near the end, his leg is going into the darkside of the picture.
It's deep, you wouldn't understand it.
I'm not seeing it, how is that cringeworthy?
>Paula will forever be remembered for wielding a frying pan, despite all her awesome abilities.
Same with Peach in Mario RPG. What was it with old Nintendo, and equipping girls with kitchen things?
I guess it kind of makes sense in Peach's case, because she likes to bake.(Even though the frying pan isn't a baking tool.)
>Earthbound gets released for VC
>cool I can't wait to play it
>Wii U only
I wanted to get it on my 3DS.
Its a shame really, It emulates very very well on psp, so does mother 3 however the combo system doesn't really work that well if emulated.
Played em all on emu and beat mother 3 by only combo'ing by accident on occasion.
>tfw he"ll probably never want to be an artist for a game.
muh favorite track
this shit is ultra cozy for those autumn jogs