1. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    I never understood why the games were called mother.
    Anyone want to clarify this for me?
    Earthbound makes some sort of sense to me.
  2. Spikey

    Spikey Your Special Someone

    Mar 16, 2006
    United States
    I suppose it's a reference to Mother Nature? As in the Earth? That's the best of my guesses anyways.
  3. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Mother is the Japanese name for the series.
    There are three games in the Mother series:

    Mother 1 (EarthBound Zero, NES - Never officially released in US)
    Mother 2 (What you know as EarthBound, that was on SNES)
    Mother 3 (GBA game that has yet to come to US, and probably never will)

    For Mother 3, however, there is an English language patch for the GBA ROM.
    It's not all the way done with, but you can download it from Mother3.Fobby.net. On the main page of that site is the blog, where it keeps you updated on how the translation is going.
  4. Zarxrax

    Zarxrax GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 5, 2005
    United States
    What? Like the rest of the game made any sense?
  5. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    Of course, pig soldiers, crazy spacemen, and machine building heads talk to me all the time!
    In fact, I think my neighbor just bought a time machine.