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Take a melody, simple as can be, give it some words and sweet harmony, raise your voices all day long now, love grows strong now, sing a melody of love, oh love~

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Welcome to /earthbound/, a board dedicated to Shigesato Itoi and Nintendo's Americana themed JRPG series, Mother, or Earthbound as some prefer to call it. Here are the rules:

1. Global Rules apply. No spamming, no chronic shitposting, no 3D child porn, etc.

2. Off topic discussion is generally discouraged, but is not entirely unwelcome, just try to keep it about Mother/Earthbound.

3. Porn is fine, but spoiler it please. Not everybody wants to see lewds of Ness and Paula or Lucas and Kumatora getting it on, or the doujin of Ninten being raped by the B.B. Gang, Valentine '88.

4. Have fun but don't take it overboard, don't make me have to turn into Mark.

Also, for those who want to talk to me directly, post in this thread, don't clutter the catalog please!

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Oh wait it was "The Chosen 4" that made me want to create an account on there not M2DX.

Guy is at the Lost Underworld now.

Only other major project to get that far fan wise of retelling the full tale that I know of is something I don't remember the name of anymore. The Chosen 4 is a comic though where as this other thing was fan fiction writing only.

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So I scraped deviantart for some Mother-series related fan art.

Some of it's good, some of it's bad.

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Anyone else love stuff like this in EB?

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Lindblom did a good job at making Earthbound's NPC's funny, I'd like to see his treatment of Mother 3.



A part of me wants to see that too. But Mother 3's translation really did so well in setting the mood.



>I've finally awakened the inner me, the true self.

Now she can use her persona to battle shadows in the cognitive world.



Yes I do!

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So who's the best out of these little shotas?


Best how?



Best protagonist, design, strength, etc.


Ness overall IMO




Lucas is clearly the most fleshed out character with a complete family and back story. He's even got the better dog. If you're talking about best in strength, then that would be Ness. Ness and Lucas are almost even when it comes to PSI, but Ness seems like the kind of kid that likes to rough house with his friends in their tree house. He's also a fan of baseball, which would make him more physically fit. Ness is also quick to sniff out danger, even if he has to do it alone. So to answer your question I prefer Lucas, but Ness would kick his ass in a fight.



Ness character wise is fine IMO

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Of Earthbound that is? I mean I wouldn't mind Mother 1 as well but I'd rather have EB.

I've seen stuff like this out there that really drives me to wanna see a 3D remake.


Granted in my case its not really in the clay models but more real life looking proportions.

I mean you can't tell me you wouldn't like to get lost in Fourside if it looked somewhat real. Easy way to avoid getting too lost around it would be to do what Pokemon XY did and just put a taxi system in place for their giant city.

Still if there was a remake what would you like in it?

Granted I do have mixed thoughts about Nintendo doing a remake of a game like EB, not sure they could really do it well again due to some of their remakes out there IMO. Granted I'm gonna bet my ideas aren't everyone's cup of tea as well so I don't really think I should judge of course.

Pretty sure that if they were to do a remake of EB as well they wouldn't spend much on it as well I guess.


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Earthbound is fine as is, though I can't deny that a graphical update would be interesting. While I do like Mother 1 I would like to see a remake of it using Earthbound's combat, would stop people from complaining about the random battles.


Yeah EB is pretty fine as is when it comes to the battle system in the long run IMO as well. Though a common complaint from people is the battle system cause they don't look at what EB has beyond the copied Dragon Quest system in place.

Though I wouldn't mind some new changes in place like:

-How you fix items as Jeff. As in making it not random when you spend the night with the right IQ but given a choice to fix them when you have the right IQ and then having the player put the stuff together and having parts to find beyond just "broken item" to work with. Would like some new tools like a freeze gun as well cause why not?

-the PSI system such as how I'd love to teach Ness PK freeze, fire, and thunder for example but they'd be less powerful than used by Paula. Each character could learn every PSI (besides Rockin) but some characters would be better at some than others to make it so it isn't too broken.

-To make it so people would wanna have Ness learn stuff beyond his comfort zone I'd make Rockin an "auto win attack" like how the Dragon System in Breath of Fire sort of is. As in Rockin learns new stuff as you power up your other PSI such as shield breaking properties, status affects, or multi hits (at a higher PP cost to use).

-And of course I have thoughts on how to not make that easy mode in every area and situation so the player can't just blindly rely on it. Turning off the powered up version options of rockin in areas like Moonside, Stonehenge base, Magicant, and situations like the Guardian boss fights or when Ness has homesick status I feel would prevent it from becoming too easy.

-I'd have Rockin linked to sound stone progression as well. Alpha at Giant step, beta after 3, gamma after 6, omega after 8. And of course Ness' stat boost would still be around end game wise.

Though not really sure how to make Poo and Paula rewarded by this system (beyond the fact that Paula using life up and such is pretty great). But then again no other character gets what Ness gets in the original game and its cool there so why not just roll with it and break the fuck out of Ness more? It was awesome on the SNES when Ness got his huge stat boost so why not just roll with that a Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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While NoA was rather neglectful towards this series, there was one way or another you heard about it, maybe through Smash Bros, a Youtuber mentioned it in one of their videos, you happened to stumble upon a copy of Earthbound sitting in a bargain bin or used game store, or you saw Nintendo Power's goofy "This game stinks!" ads, but the question remains: How did you find out about this series?


Saw the giant box at Blockbuster and rented it.


I saw the giant box at a Hastings way back and tried it out after a while. The game was always out but I was finally able to try it. The save file on it was at the cave of the past. That went about as well as you expect for a little kid. The file was erased as well cause young kids and saves don't mix well. Never got the chance to rent EB again after that though I didn't really mind at the time.

Later at a local video shop that was going out of business my mom got it for my b-day after talking me into it. Spent the summer beating it. So while I originally didn't want it again after my cave of the past exp I can say I can thank my mom for getting it for me and getting me into Mother.

I still have the snes cart which has my name on it in several different colored markers. I have the box as well. Which is in about as good of condition as a little kid could be expected to take care of things at the time and outside influences screwing with me. I had to replace the player's guide at one point when nintendo was able to do stuff like that cause younger siblings having a tantrum and older siblings property don't mix well. The player's guide that was replaced is in about as good of condition as you'd expect from a dog chewing it up some (I blame those scratch n sniff cards). Still the box, the cart, and the replaced guide are still usable to a point.

I have a copy of Mother 3 for my other official mother stuff. Never really spent that much to build that collection wise.

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Was he ever truly evil?



He took control over Giygas who had been reduced to a mindless being who couldn't do anything on his own due to him losing it fully after he failed to make Ness into what he was trying. Then again with Claus minus being successful in making his new weapon.



he was just a big asshole


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Most of what he did in Earthbound was driven by his jealousy of Ness, he's not what I would call "evil", just easily corrupted and manipulated, the way he acted in 3 was an extension of his corruption.

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Who's the best girl?

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>Paula takes charge plenty of times during the game.

Literally never. The only thing she does on her own is use her telepathy to call boys for help.



Ah c'mon, she had been overpowered by Carpainter and the Zombies, doesn't mean she's weak willed necessarily.



I didn't say she's weak willed. She just never takes charge. If she was the type to try and do things on her own, she would never have joined Ness and he would have died fighting Giygas.


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Kumatora is shit

screw that annoying pink-haired dyke

Paula and Ana are basically the same character, and they are both best girl.


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Most important of all, they both get together with best boy. and make love

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Rule 34 Thread

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Lest we forget, Valentine '88


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and that's it for this weird ass doujin

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Could it work? Obviously Itoi would have to be heavily involved, and it would have to be animated. But otherwise I think they could pull it off, maybe even rival Ghibli's films.

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Ness also didn't want to fight Porky as well.

Magicant showed Ness still wanted to save Porky



While there's no denying the Minches hated Ness and his family, I don't doubt that Ness had a shaky friendship with Pokey, a Homestar Runner-Strong Bad relationship if you will.



But Ness never hated him in return. As was stated before, when an image of him appeared in Ness' Magicant, Pokey was depicted as nice. And this was after all the troubles Pokey put Ness and friends through. Plus there is overwhelming evidence that Pokey himself didn't hate Ness, especially from Mother 3.


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It's likely that Pokey had developed an inferiority complex because of Ness and lashed out at him/did these evil deeds out of jealousy, which is why we see these bursts of kindness. And to bring back something from my other post, Aloysius and Lardna likely hated Ness's family because Ness's dad is a Homer Simpson-esque man who stole their money to fund Ness's adventure.



I can't help but feel that Saturn Valley was lifted straight from Beetlejuice, that and the theme for Peaceful Rest Valley reminds me a lot of Oingo Boingo.

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Anyone ever read this?


Nice find :)


Not much of a fine man, its the 1st book in the series that inspired Mother 3

Just wondering if I'm not the only one who read all 3 of them.

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ITT: Post your Mother-related papes.

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Remember, no crying until the end!


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Friendly reminder that the original writer that left the mother 4 team forever ago has been secretly working on his own rebrand.

I don't know how far along he is, but he's being real goddamn smug about it in private channels.

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Mother 4 will never happen. Our only hope is this dude's rebrand



what I want to know is how do you make the fourth installment of a series which has a story that has already concluded?


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How did they make Episodes 1-3 of SW after they made Episodes 4-6?


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So is it a prequel, is it related to the story of Giygas and Pokey, or what?



I'm not sure when it takes place, I don't think any of the Mother games have dates attached mentioned.

Here's a plot summary from http://mother4.wikia.com/wiki/Mother_4 :

"The game is set in the year 197X and follows the adventures of Travis, an ordinary boy with an interest in baseball and a propensity for daydreaming, yet extraordinary psychic powers; Meryl, a headstrong, eager, and rather reckless girl with psychic powers; Floyd, a street-smart and self-confident boy with a charismatic nature; and Leo, a taciturn psychic and leader of a biker gang. Their goal is to thwart the evil intentions of the mysterious group known as the Modern Men—the cause of many strange and dangerous happenings throughout the country of Pleiades."

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