Is anyone being Earthbound/Mother fanatic?

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Jan 22, 2013
  1. Yepi69
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    This month i've been playing a lot of EarthBound and Mother 3, I just can't get enough :gba:
    What about you guys :)?
     


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    I am!!!
    Although I only played Mother 1 on the GBA but it was such a beautiful and amazing game :wub: (Just how on earth did they actually jam that big map on a NES cartridge back then!?)

    Dunno when I'm gonna play Mother 2 and 3 though as I have tons of games to play now :wacko:
     
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    Earthbound is one of those games I play once a year, along with Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana (and the one that comes after.) I love them so.
     
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    I haven't played Mother 1 yet, but Earthbound and Mother 3 were absolutely incredible, Earthbound might even be my favorite JRPG.
     
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    So does it go Mother 1, Mother 2, Mother 3 in Japan & Earthbound Zero, Earthbound, & Earthbound 2 in the US? Confused about this
     
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    Technically Just Mother, Earthbound, and Mother 3. Earthbound:zero is more or less the name given to the translation. Both Mother and Mother 3 (correct me if I'm wrong) never saw a release outside of japan, so those are fan based translations.
     
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    Earthbound zero was originally called earthbound, after the snes earthbound was released. It was the prototype English release on an actual cartridge. Zero was added to differentiate the two. Mother 3 is specifically Japan only. English translations exist for all 3 games, and they're all phenomenal.

    I've been playing Mother 1 GBA with the English translation. Displaying it on my TV and playing with a wireless 360 controller, and I'm having a blast.
     
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    If the games were ever released in north america what do you suppose they would call them? the 1st&3rd i mean
     
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    Yupp big fan. Beat earthbound and mother 3 last year. Currently playing through Mother 1, it's fun but it no Earthbound or Mother 3 for that matter. I'm really hoping they get released soon in NA.
     
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    Mother 1 was supposed to be released in the US as EarthBound Zero, it even got an official translation and everything, however due to marketing reasons and the fact the SNES was going to be shown to the world, they canceled it.
     
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    I'm a huge mother fan but seriously, EarthBound Zero is cool but I just hate the random battles every 5 seconds, it annoys me so much.
     
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    Thanks for the intel, I looked before but wasn't a lot of info out there at the time.
     
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    Its definitely the weakest of the 3 but its also the oldest, time improves things. Thats why you should start with Zero so you dont get disappointed.
     
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    Yeah it's worse than pokemon when it comes to random battles. People would have hated it when if nintendo had released it.
     
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    Probably not because NES rpg games were based on random battles every 5 seconds.
     
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    No Zero :P It was added by the Demiforce guys who fixed the AP. The original title was going to be "EARTH BOUND" with a space in it ;)
     
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    DAKOTA! I read somewhere that they removed the EarthBound Zero name from the rom's binary data.
     
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    No no no. The original, unmodified ROM is still around, check for that yourself :P
     
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    It wasn't until after Earthbound (M2) was released that people found the Mother ROM was an official translation, which is why they added the 0 to it (since it's working title was Earth Bound) when removing the AP and fixing the crash bugs (not sure which crashes are bugs and which are AP right now).
     
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    So Mother, regardless of U.S. name, started to get a release, but got the red flag because the SNES game was being released? I'm all confused here, I would love to know the history of this great series.
     

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