Games for Mother (Earthbound) fans
182 91. Chrono Trigger - Nintendo DS
611 7.92. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Nintendo 64
878 8.73. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Nintendo 64
117 8.84. Psychonauts - Xbox
In Psychonauts you play as Raz, a boy in a summer camp for psychics. Like the Mother games, Psychonauts is incredibly quirky, charming, and humorous. The world and its inhabitants are full of character. The level design is fabulously creative and each level is unique and well made. Psychonauts is a great experience and for 10 or so hours it's a great experience for even 'casual-gamers'. You might want to beat it in one sitting.
Apparently his previous game Grim Fandango is another masterpiece.
Mr. Saturn's rating:
56 7.85. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride - Nintendo DS
The Dragon Quest games influenced the Mother trilogy and this is my favorite Dragon Quest game.
Mr. Saturn's rating:
45 7.76. ToeJam & Earl - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
61 7.67. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen - Nintendo DS
25 7.48. Yume Nikki - PC Games
Yume Nikki can be downloaded here.
An 8-bit area resembles the game Mother.
2 09. Shigesato Itoi's No. 1 Bass Fishing - Nintendo 64
97 7.510. Dragon Warrior - Famicom and NES
199 7.511. Final Fantasy - Famicom and NES
376 7.912. Chrono Cross - PlayStation
Sequel to Chrono Trigger, with an amazing story if you dig deep enough. It's not completely presented, but smart gamers should get it pretty well. Do not compare it to Chrono Trigger, and like it for it's own merits, and you'll LOVE it. You play as Serge, who is essential the Chrono Trigger, an entity that's life or death causes a split in the time continuity creating 2 different worlds, one where he is alive, another dead. It has allusions to CT everywhere, of course, being a sequel.
196 813. Pokemon: FireRed Version - Game Boy Advance
44 8.914. Radiant Historia - Nintendo DS
Takes the time-traveling mechanics of Chrono Trigger and turns it on it's head. You're able to revisit any moment in history (with a little back tracking involved perhaps) It's not really reminiscent of Mother series, but it warrants a mention. At first I thought it was dull, then I really got into the characters.
1062 7.915. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - GameCube
15 716. Costume Quest - PlayStation Network
69 6.718. Contact - Nintendo DS
The doctor character looks like Dr. Andonuts but isn't him.
It has a similar art style and comedy to it...Never completed it (or Earthbound for that matter, I'm ashamed to say) but it really does feel almost like a spiritual sequel. It's not as solid as the Mother games are, but if you like Earthbound, I think you'll appreciate what Contact tries to be. - ape
47 7.223. StarTropics - Famicom and NES
49 7.224. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime - Nintendo DS
103 7.425. Illusion of Gaia - Super famicom and SNES
A friend of mine said the reason he liked IoG so much was because it felt like an actual journey, and it really does. You play as Will, a telepathic/kinetic boy who goes on a journey to discover his power and stop impending doom to his planet. I haven't played much of Terranigma, but it plays like IoG, figured I should mention it.
47 7.627. Okage: Shadow King - PlayStation 2
While the load times are horrible, and the dungeons could use some work, this game is really a personal favorite of mine. It involves a boy that gets possessed by an evil shadow. He then has to beat all the other people in the world that are possessed. Through this, him and his shadow gain an unique friendship. It's funny and has a wonderful graphical style, reminiscent of Tim Burton or some other gothy-cute thing. This came out years before Blue Dragon and is in no way related.
Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series (various)
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