Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Added by Mr. Saturn on 11 Mar 2012 06:59
3031 Views No comments

Mother Trilogy

Add header image

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 4 items
Rating: List Type:

Well put. Like I said before, I’ve started to grow fond of people who like the MOTHER games, but to put that in a cooler way, I might say, “The very lives you’re living now are MOTHER 4." I really feel that way. “Today we had lots of ridiculous thoughts, today we felt sadness, today we laughed a lot.” That’s what I had set out to do within the world of those games. - Shigesato Itoi
People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Mother - Famicom and NES

The US President of Nintendo says he's a huge Mother fan but unfortunately bringing the Mother trilogy into the US won't add enough 'business momentum', maybe because of legal issues of the sequels. Mother 1 was officially translated by Nintendo, but Nintendo doesn't have plans to release it outside of Japan.
Mr. Saturn's rating:
Owned Wanted Played Custom
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Mother 1+2 - Game Boy Advance

If you mod the Mother 1 part of the game I recommend using the Easy Ring if you're new to JRPGs or don't want to spend a lot of time grinding or leveling up (Mother is infamous for the difficulty, especially when you reach Mt. Itoi.) This version of Mother 1 is the best version.
Mr. Saturn's rating:
Owned Wanted Played Custom
People who added this item 315 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
EarthBound - Super famicom and SNES

The only Mother game you can legally buy outside of Japan, if you have about $100 to spend on a used Earthbound cart.
If you're playing a pirated cart you'll get a (this video contains spoilers) terrible surprise. Modern emulators don't have this problem.
Mr. Saturn's rating:
Owned Wanted Played Custom
People who added this item 129 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
Mother 3 - Game Boy Advance

Mother 3 was going to be made on the Nintendo 64 before being canceled. Mother 3 was 30% completed according to Itoi, but canceled because of the impending release of the Gamecube, before being revived on the GBA (source).

You should read this Mother 3 interview after beating the game.
Shigesato Itoi said the Mother series is over, but don't worry because Mother 3 is the perfect ending of the series (it's my favorite game from my favorite series of all time).

Itoi said in an interview
I’m not going to release a MOTHER 4; MOTHER is over now. But lately I’ve started to really appreciate having released three MOTHER games... in my eyes, I see them as unfinished works that I’ve left sitting there for someone... to take the baton and run with it.

Fans have started a Mother 4 fan game; I have no idea when it will be released.
Mr. Saturn's rating:
Owned Wanted Played Custom

The first Mother game was created by Shigesato Itoi after he played Dragon Quest. He was also inspired by John Lennon's song Mother.

Itoi wrote and designed the game, and Mother 1 was produced with great input by Shigeru Miyamoto (known mostly for Zelda and Mario).

I recommend this newcomers guide.
The Starmen.net walkthroughs are the best.
Mother (Earthbound 0)
Mother 2 (Earthbound)
Mother 3

If you're a fan of letsplays, youtube user chuggaconroy has excellent letsplays for the mother trilogy.

Mother 1
Mother 2 (Earthbound)
Mother 3

For Mother news, you should visit Earthboud Central.

Please tell me if you have any good links about the Mother trilogy I didn't include.

Unfortunately, the trilogy can only be played with illegal translations.

Please buy the Mother games if you beat the games and if they ever come to your gaming region (I know I will).

Added to

23 votes
Game Series of Interest (199 lists)
list by Zozoulini
Published 6 years, 3 months ago 19 comments
15 votes
checklist (215 lists)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 5 years, 6 months ago 3 comments
4 votes
Games (50 lists)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 6 years ago
5 votes
RPG Lists (17 lists)
list by Mr. Saturn
Published 5 years, 5 months ago

Related lists

Games for Mother (Earthbound) fans
35 item list by Mr. Saturn
14 votes 2 comments
Favorite Franchises/Sagas
82 item list by Veed
2 votes
Top 10: Film Trilogies
10 item list by Aldenvdk
13 votes 1 comment
Books in a Trilogy or Series
71 item list by Raven
11 votes
Mother, Son/Daughter II - Academy Award
49 item list by Kandi
16 votes
Animal World; Mother-Daughter Pictures
19 item list by Iceviper
24 votes 5 comments
Mother Twice or More - Movies
11 item list by Kandi
15 votes
Trilogy by Directors
31 item list by rarendra
3 votes
The Best Trilogy
175 item list by Mirko
22 votes 6 comments
The Godhead Trilogy
3 item list by Sandrick

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

More lists from Mr. Saturn

Post comment

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block