I want to play Mother

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  1. sphere9
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    I really want to check out the Mother series, but I have no idea where I should start/which versions I should play.

    Any Mother experts out there who can lend me a hand?
     
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    Well if you want to try the original nes game you could play that. Or play the more well known snes game earthbound or the newer gba game mother 3. I haven't played earthbound that much but i don't think you need to play one to play the others in terms of story. They also have different characters.
     
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    So there is no one title that can be considered the definitive entry point into the series? I was thinking of just starting with the SNES one and taking it from there.

    I heard that there were some complicated anti-piracy checks on it though, which makes it kinda hard to emulate, can anyone confirm/deny?
     
  4. TLSpartan

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    When I ran it on my SNES Flashcart for the first time it brought up anti piracy issues(a lot of games have done this because I dumped them improperly). ucon64 fixed that up though. I have heard the game can delete your save file(near the end I heard) if it detects its pirated or something). Just use savestates if you want to be safe. As for your original question I would go Earthbound(Mother 2).
     
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    Mother 3 carries over more stuff from Mother 2 than Mother 2 does from Mother (not counting core gameplay), but I'd suggest either Mother or Mother 2 (earthbound).
     
  6. fishykipper

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    i got all of them, used wikipedia to find all the correct names!
    theres english translation out there for each game!
    then i downloaded them and played them through my wii, using an emulator channel! pretty phat on a big screen!
    I must say i found them amazing, almost as addictive as PKM!

    mother 3 is especially good!
     
  7. Jotokun

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    Definitely play Mother 2/Earthbound before you play Mother 3. There are some direct plot connections, and while you dont need Mother 2 to understand anything, it will increase your appreciation for the later half of the game.

    Mother 1 is pretty close to Mother 2, while direct connections exist I dont think it'd be a problem to play 2 before 1 because of how similar their plots are.
     
  8. ChaosBoi

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    Although I went from 2 to 1 and then 3, it might actually be a good idea to play them in order. The end of 1 sets up the story for 2, and the end of 2 sets up the story for 3, even though all 3 games are years apart from each other timeline wise. You'll also get a better understanding of the main antagonist in 2 if you beat 1 first.
     
  9. Rydian

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    Just whatever you do, don't play 3 first.
     
  10. Blue Protoman

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    I think it takes effort to activate anti-piracy for Earthbound; I played and beat it with no problems on an emulator for GP2X.
     
  11. kirokun

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    Play them in order:

    Mother/Earthbound Zero
    Mother 2/Earthbound
    Mother 3/Earthbound 2 [Most people still call it Mother 3]