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Added by Mr. Saturn on 7 Jul 2012 12:58
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Games for Mother (Earthbound) fans

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Chrono Trigger - Nintendo DS

Three youths travel back and forward in time to save the world. Chrono Trigger is one of the greatest gaming masterpieces.

I haven't played and can't recommend Chrono Cross or the Chrono Cross prequel Radical Dreamers.
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People who added this item 686 Average listal rating (560 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0

If you enjoyed the sometimes very poignant and heartwarming story of Mother 3, you'll probably love this game.
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People who added this item 944 Average listal rating (1009 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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Dragon Warrior Series


The Dragon Quest games influenced the Mother trilogy and this is my favorite Dragon Quest game.
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People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
ToeJam & Earl - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive

Like Earthbound, Toejam & Earl is a funny game with a distinctly 90's feel and plenty of weird bad guys. ToeJam & Earl is a dungeon crawl adventure game that might interest some Earthbound fans.
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0

Dragon Quest IV has a similar narrative style to Mother 3. The characters are presented in separate chapters and come together in the last part to save the world. Maybe this influenced Mother 3.
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Yume Nikki - PC Games

Yume Nikki can be downloaded here.

An 8-bit area resembles the game Mother.
Developed by the creator of the Mother Trilogy.
People who added this item 150 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Dragon Warrior - Famicom and NES

The gameplay of the Mother Trilogy is heavily inspired by Dragon Quest.
People who added this item 293 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Final Fantasy - Famicom and NES

Like in Earthbound, four youths travel back in time to save the world.
People who added this item 525 Average listal rating (285 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
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.
People who added this item 369 Average listal rating (253 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Pokémon FireRed Version - Game Boy Advance

Creatures, Inc., formerly known as Ape developed Mother 1 and 2 with Nintendo before developing Pokemon Red.
People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
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.
People who added this item 1136 Average listal rating (913 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0

Beautiful and epic. Much like the Mother series, despite it's cute exterior lies an immersive story. It's not nearly as thought provoking as the Mother series, but it definitely is a wonderful tale.
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Costume Quest - PlayStation Network

Earthbound influenced Costume Quest.
People who added this item 286 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
The World Ends With You - Nintendo Wii
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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
People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Secret of Evermore - Super famicom and SNES
People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Maniac Mansion - PC Games
People who added this item 364 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Golden Sun - Game Boy Advance
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
StarTropics - Famicom and NES

In StarTropics you play as a boy with a yo-yo and a bat to fight monsters and rescue your uncle who was abducted by aliens.

Quirkiness overload! As with the Mario games, not deep but just bursting with characters and color!
People who added this item 162 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
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.
People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Terranigma - Super famicom and SNES
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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.
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Mario

Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series (various)
Quirky, funny, cute, and colorful. It doesn't get very deep or thought-provoking like Earthbound/Mother 3, but is entertaining with interesting characters and enemies.
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Paper Mario - Nintendo 64
People who added this item 518 Average listal rating (254 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Super Paper Mario - Nintendo Wii
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Paper Mario: Sticker Star - Nintendo 3DS
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - Game Boy Advance
People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0

Games fans of the Mother trilogy will enjoy.

I got some help by posting on Reddit and Listal.

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The quotes are from the listal user Vapor unless otherwise mentioned.

Mother is my favorite game series so you might like my favorite games list, my JRPG list, or one of the many console specific JRPG lists from Vapor e.g. SNES JPRGS.

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