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?? crucial plot info for Mother 3 seems to be left out of most discussions and synopses

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Post by Daos » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:42 am

Bah, you and your Mother videos, as if this whole topic wasn't making me want to play through the whole series again anyways. :P

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Post by Cravdraa » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:43 am

So you're looking for more then?
Because there are literally hundreds.
I am confident that these are the best yet.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Trr6B3CUDI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgUe8FlHWTs

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Post by Marilink » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:29 pm

AJ THAT EARTHBOUND MEME PAGE IS SO GOOD

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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:46 pm

[spoiler= late mother 3 visual spoiler. Also dank meme]Image[/spoiler]
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Post by SmoothOperator » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:55 pm

Weird question,

It was a while ago when I read this but wasn't the dialogue of the mouse that loved Fassad taken directly from some other piece of media Itoi was fond of?

Something like, "I know he was a horrible person, but he was always nice to me!"

I swear I saw this tid bit somewhere. I can't find that interview now. ;.;

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Post by Cravdraa » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:45 pm

I've never heard of that.
But it doesn't mean it's not true.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:10 am

So I started playing Mother 1 (GBA Mother 1+2 version with the Easy Ring hacked in). Really enjoying it so far. It's really cool to see things that influenced both Earthbound and Mother 3 in it, as well as things specific to one or the other. Like the pink shells in Magicant that look like the Magypsies' houses (the God's Tail itself looks a lot like those pink shells too), soundtrack elements referenced in both - but mostly Earthbound, etc.

Every time I get another piece of the melody my reaction is just "oh it's the next part of the interlude of that song from Melee" oops lmao. Love the soundtrack though, especially when I recognize songs that are remixed in Smash or Earthbound. Like the sanctuary guardian theme! I love that ****, had no idea it was based on a Mother 1 battle theme. Sick.
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Post by Cravdraa » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:56 am

It's really interesting as a sort of proto-Earthbound, isn't it? But it still has it's own distinct feel and themes. I had a friend once describe it to me as "a parody of games that didn't exist yet why was this made?" (He liked the game, mind you)

This is important, did you remember to try and eat the Canary chick?

So maybe you were already aware of this, but one of the biggest dramas over the different translations for mother 1 are the names of the towns. Like, of all the possible things for the fandom to be split on this is probably the biggest one. For your convenience.
Spoilered for landmark names if those mean anything to you I guess.

[spoiler]Mothers Day = Podunk
Thanksgiving = Merrysville
Santa Clause Station = Union Station
Halloween = Spookane
Easter = Youngtown
Valentine = Ellay

Mt. Holy Loly = Mt. Itoi
For some reason Reindeer and Snowman are the same in both.[/spoiler]

I think that's all of them.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:58 pm

I mean I'm pretty sure the map (most helpful map in the history of maps in video games btw, but it's really old so I can forgive that) lists all of those names anyway so it's cool.

I DID NOT REMEMBER TO TRY EATING THE CANARY CHICK. I AM SORRY.
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Post by Cravdraa » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:40 pm

One of my favorite things about the game is that's it's surprisingly non-linear. The game has a clear path and order of events it suggests for you, but it's actually possible to recruit Ana before Lloyd, or skip Ana entirely. And because you can do things out of order and they never disable the onyx hook or teleport, it's possible to ditch your party members at various points and beat the game in a surprising number of ways. (Always the same ending)

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:25 pm

I'm pretty sure I'm going to sequence break the game entirely on accident. I definitely ended up getting lost at the bottom of a well in Magicant and found a sleeping dragon that it isn't the time to wake yet. I haven't found the giant obvious fountain all of the NPC dialogue is directing me toward, but I found that, so.[DOUBLEPOST=1491686730,1491686252][/DOUBLEPOST]DP:

Also, I've been simultaneously re-playing Subspace Emissary because I literally haven't gone through it since the game's initial release, and because LITTLE KNOWN FACT it's what sparked my initial interest in the Mother series yeears ago. I thought Lucas's little story arc was cute and Porky's design was creepy and fascinating.

It's even better than I remembered it, and Lucas teaming up with Red is still easily the best part (not that all of the other teams aren't also great. Link + Yoshi dream team, y/y).
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Post by SmoothOperator » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Apollo, have you made any new progress in Mother?

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:03 pm

No, I got a bit distracted by Brawl. Fully intend to though, it's been really fun so far.
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Post by Kargath » Wed May 17, 2017 4:14 am

A Mother 3 tribute mod for Mother's Day!
[SPOILER]https://twitter.com/Alerdyy/status/863580875929288704[/SPOILER]
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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed May 17, 2017 12:34 pm

**** colder than PK Freeze right there.......
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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:38 pm

bump because i made something and want to share with fellow fans of this series because it is MOTHER related:

[MEDIA=youtube]Y8Uy9FFv26Y[/MEDIA]

I don't care how cheesy Pollyanna is, I love it so much and it never gets old so I had to make a cover as tribute :,)

[and im 100% sure the only people who know the original song for comparison are in this thread lmao]
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Post by Cravdraa » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:35 pm

You did an amazing job on this.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:43 pm

Thank you!! I really love the original song, so I had a lot of fun listening to it hundreds of times to pick apart the different voices in the composition, and then figure out what they were doing harmonically & decide how to translate or alter them in my version. Really satisfied with the result, labors of love tend to pay off <3
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Re: ?? crucial plot info for Mother 3 seems to be left out of most discussions and synopses

Post by Cravdraa » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:37 am

So last night youtube suddenly started recommending all sorts of japanese mother videos to me, and I don't know why because because I wasn't even watching anything related.
Anyway, I figure I needed to document and share this occurrence, because these are all new, even to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnXhrjcRNjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PRTSjLSIFk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTyQ0_dMmQc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0aOlXo81Ug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hqMrTKJTOM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XORaOCmJ3qw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO9z13_N_T8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puxTEcew5NI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dobnq4rfjkM

Most of them seem to be weird japanese AMVs but they're all original animation? And most of the videos were put up by different people?
Anyway there a lot more of than even these, but if that's a good start on the off chance that anyone is interested.

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Re: ?? crucial plot info for Mother 3 seems to be left out of most discussions and synopses

Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:17 pm

So I spent yesterday performing the LONG overdue activity of downloading a million Mother series songs to listen to on repeat for the next month.

Mother 3's soundtrack is incredible, of course, as everyone knows, and Earthbound has some great tracks too..... but Mother 1's soundtrack is also SOLID, and it blows me away what they did with an NES.

No wonder the Onett stage's music from Melee is my favorite Smash theme. It's a medley of gorgeous music. Bein' Friends is so pure, guys

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