GBAtemp Recommends! MOTHER 3

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  1. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    [​IMG] GBAtemp Recommends! MOTHER 3
    G.R. Issue #3 (GBA)
    How did you like Golden Sun? Good? Yeah, thought so.
    This week we've got another RPG we think you'll love.

    Welcome to the third issue of GBAtemp Recommends! - a weekly magazine feature in which we share our favorite Game Boy Advance titles. The games we recommend may be top titles from the GBA library, or they may be sleeper hits that missed the radar, but one thing's certain, they're all great games that are worthy of a play through!

    This week, we're promoting MOTHER 3.
    MOTHER 3 is a unique, quirky RPG with a golden story. Though never released on Western shores, MOTHER 3 is a favorite among many RPG players.
    It's the third in the series (the sequel to the somewhat popular EarthBound that was released for the SNES).

    You can check out's MOTHER 3 information page for a ton more of information about the game.

    Recently, a translation group from translated the game from the Japanese language into English.
    Grab the patch at the MOTHER 3 Official Translation website.
    Also check out their awesome MOTHER 3 Handbook guide that's available for pre-order! That's some of the best looking MOTHER 3 goodness you'll ever see.

    GBAtemp Recommends!

    MOTHER 3
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  2. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    not to seem rude or anything but is there gonna be other games besides RPG's ?

    (I havnt played mother3 due to compatibility with flash carts ect...)
  3. blueskies

    blueskies GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 14, 2003
    United States
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Excellent choice. I haven't finished the game yet, I'm taking my time. But it will be on my Supercard for a long time I'm sure.
  4. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Speak of the devil! I was just playing this right now. [​IMG]
  5. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Eheh [​IMG]

    Can't help the GBA had so many great RPG titles! [​IMG]

    Nah, I kid - but yeah we'll shake it up next week, I promise ya.

    I can guarantee you'll enjoy the game, I know I sure have. [​IMG]
  6. AXYPB

    AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 16, 2007
    United States
    I was expecting this to be second.
  7. adzix

    adzix GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 14, 2006
    excellent choice.
    this is why my game boy micro is back in action.
    currently i am in chapter 5, but i really try to take it slow and enjoy everything to the fullest.
    one of the prettiest gba games, for sure, plus an incredible amount of kickass music.
    the translation is nothing short of great, too.
    a must-play i'd say
  8. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Nov 6, 2005
    United States
    Foggy California
    Been playing this game on my XROM 512. Switch off between GBA SP, DS Lite, and Gamecube. It looks and sounds different but fantastic on each. Also you can play the entire game with just your right hand on the Gamecube's gameboy player, C-stick to move.

    I was not nuts about Earthbound but this game rocks. I got the first few generic quest collectibles out of order and sequence broke a bit. Just a little more grinding. It's always fun going back and talking to everyone every little step of the game. I don't want to miss a thing because I really don't see myself playing this brilliant grind-fest a second time over. Then again I'm not finished yet.
  9. Cai

    Cai Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    United States
    Actually, I disagree with the grind-fest assertion, as one is very capable of beating this game at fairly low levels...well, that is, if the player is utilizing the rhythm-based battle system. So what I'm saying is, it doesn't have to be a grind-fest at all.
  10. Pikachu025

    Pikachu025 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 3, 2006
    Late game (chapter 8) bosses are quite hard if you lack PP-recovery items though. But yeah, it's beatable at low levels.

    Amazing game in any case, should be played by everyone who likes RPGs. I also ordered the Handbook yesterday, as it looks to be an awesome piece of work.
  11. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Aug 7, 2008
    I only had to grind about 3 levels, to beat that damn Mecha-Gorilla, and that was only because I didn't realise you weren't supposed to use Thunder on it. If you're finding it to be a grindfest, then you're doing it wrong.
  12. agentgamma

    agentgamma I dont know what to put here

    Oct 5, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    Looks like an excellent game.
    Too bad I don't have a Slot 2 and won't be able to get one for a while [​IMG]
  13. B-Blue

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    Sep 18, 2006
    MOTHER 3 + GB Micro = infinite fun!
  14. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Former Staff
    Oct 23, 2007
    PowerLevel: 9001
    Yeah [​IMG]

    I'm playing it slowly to enjoy every single little piece of it [​IMG] Just brilliant.

    One of the most awesome games ever.
  15. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

    Mar 22, 2008
    Side 7
    HELL YEAH MAN! This game was why i bought a GBM and an EZ IV!

    Off topic: anyone used that snes gba emulator?

    Possible on topic: Who hopes they translate Mother 1+2?
  16. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    I thought we were to go with an action or sport game?
  17. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2007
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
    They did made a little teaser suggesting that they'll do both 1 + 2 too, but they didn't promise anything!!

    Also, I never played this game before, and it really rocks my socks off!! I'd like to get that Mother 3 faceplate for GBM, but I can't find it anywhere..[​IMG]


    And me too, but I guess, this is still actual, so shaun decided to post this up while it's still fresh..

    He has quite few suggestions already, so, next one will probably be platformer or sports..
  18. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Very nice game, I love it!
  19. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    I'm playing this game now.. on chapter 7.. it's indeed one of the best games on the GBA! Highly recommended!
  20. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    I'm on Chapter 3 or 4 at the moment. Pretty enjoyable so far. I've kind of put the game down for now though as I'm knee deep in Uni work and any spare moments I have are going to Fallout 3 at the moment. I'll definitely pick up where I left off later down the track though.