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

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    Daos

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    Bah, you and your Mother videos, as if this whole topic wasn't making me want to play through the whole series again anyways. :tongue:
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    AJ THAT EARTHBOUND MEME PAGE IS SO GOOD

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    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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    Cravdraa

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

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    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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    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.

    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.

    I think that's all of them.
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    Apollo the Just

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    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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    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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    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.
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    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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    Apollo, have you made any new progress in Mother?
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    No, I got a bit distracted by Brawl. Fully intend to though, it's been really fun so far.
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    ****in colder than PK Freeze right there.......
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    bump because i made something and want to share with fellow fans of this series because it is MOTHER related:



    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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    Cravdraa

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    You did an amazing job on this.
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    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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