I actually feel like I made a lot of progress in the game in a short period of time? I just have been too lazy to actually write the posts. |D I'm still really enjoying it so far! BUT WILL THE UPCOMING FACTORY SPOIL IT FOR ME??
Might as well test this sucker.
Hey, it works! Is it just me or is the swimming cat always winking
If my shots of Magicant before weren't clear. So pointy.
Puri told me about this guy so I had to find him!
Apparently in the EB0/EBB translation it's Noodle Noggin Ninten instead. WHICH I KIND OF PREFER BECAUSE THAT'S SOME GREAT ALLITERATION
noodle noggin ninten
Oh right since i didn't get a shot of these before, here's what the holes look like. wells. whatever.
LOOK HOW MANY OF THEM THERE ARE i can never remember which one leads down through the minidungeon
thank god for that
After some painful inventory juggling FINALLY
I've been told repeatedly that this is going to come in very handy shortly.
Then I thought hey, I still have these breadcrumbs from some other point I used a piece of bread that I can't recall, I wonder where they'll take me.
Aaaand they took me here for some reason. What?! Darn it! Now I have to walk all the way back.
Alright THIS TIME let's get serious.
Here's the Factory Theme, it's very ominous and presumably haunts the dreams of those who've struggled through this area. I don't THINK this reprised in EarthBound but I can't remember.
The Sweet Lil Factory consists of tons and tons of empty space and also exit doors.
And the only enemies here are rats. WELL, EASY ENOUGH ninten can oneshot them with ease at this point, so getting interrupted by them is just a minor nuisance
stole this door design from metroid
boy needs a knife
Beth, Beth, who's Beth again
OH RIGHT TEDDY that's right, haha
man where IS he
FACTORIES FOR GIANTS
kind of a ladder-al move
beautiful tetris mural
MY LIMITED INVENTORY IS THE WORST THING ABOUT THIS FACTORY SO FAR
Really I should've dropped the Flashdark but I kept intending to use it and keep forgetting, at SOME POINT
Rats chewing on the walls
look rat we both know how this is going to end
a waste but darn it
YOUR MOTHER WEARS ARMY BOOTS
it can't be true D:
check out our diddly bop, flashes for emergencies going WOOP WOOP WOOP
well i was gonna use this eventually anyway
Lloyd come with me I need more pockets
aww yeah BOTTLE ROCKET FACTORY
wait wasn't i just there
As a note, apparently the weakling stinkling line is actually a running thing throughout the series. It's a really weird insult, let's see... I know Mato wrote something about it.
In EarthBound, after Pokey taunts you and tells Ness to use his “telepathy” to cry for help, he says to the party, “…you pathetically weak heroes of so-called justice!”
There’s nothing really wrong with this translation at all. It’s just that in MOTHER 2, the term he uses is a more unique insult (well, unique among the insults used in the MOTHER games), one that gets used only one time in MOTHER 1 and one time in MOTHER 3. In my translations of both games, I translated it as, “…you weakling, stinkling…” In all three games, the lines are used during important times; in MOTHER 1 it’s when you get Lloyd, and in MOTHER 3 it’s when you’re saving the Mr. Saturns.
So if I were to ever retranslate EarthBound (which I have no plans to) I’d probably change this to say something like, “…you weakling, stinkling so-called heroes of justice!” so that all three games would be consistent.
So there you go, haha.
I mean OUR rocket, right buddy
I kept waiting for dialogue or something but nope that is the end of the scene LOID BLEW UP THE ROOM ALRIGHT DONE
FINALLY A SECOND PARTY MEMBER at level one, eesh
Well actually I'm not too worried, Ninten's so beefy at this point and the Easy Ring will get him up in levels in no time I'm sure.
If you'd like to laugh at his stats. No PSI of course!
yeah looks fine
(then the hoarding begins)
i assume you didn't notice, person wearing them
WHY IS EVERYONE SO MEAN :<
whaaaat this conspicuous piano doesn't even do anything?? what a ripoff
why this is here i have no idea
Loid nodding quietly in the background.
Oh here's the first part of what that lady said the last entry, haha.
YEAH LET'S BUY A GUN
BUT WHAT IS IT FOR
Let's head back to Magicant and get you equipped, bro
Dissed by a magic cat, when does it end
LOID WILL SHOW YOU ALL SOMEDAY, YOU'LL SEE
shouldn't take long
Two levels already! No problem.
After spending a good chunk of cash, hopefully Lloyd now will not die when someone breathes on him.
NOW WITH INVENTORY SPACE I CAN FINALLY PICK UP ALL THESE THINGS
But then I opened one box and took what was in it and it opened all the others :O I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A CHOICE
Ninten's a beast at this point who can one-shot practically everything, so Loid is just skimming along beside him for the most part. At one point he DID take a bit of damage, but Lifeup fixed that!
I missed some stuff in the Sweet Lil Factory, SO BETTER GO BACK AND MAKE SURE I GET IT ALL
it's so great to have more pockets, you really have no idea
YOU'RE ALL MINE
HEY YOU HIT MY NERD HOW DARE YOU
loid standing there like :o
Might as well stay in a hotel to see what it's like.
Aww, no newspaper like in EarthBound! Oh well.
So maybe I can use this to make a shortcut from Magicant.
Nope. Apparently you can't use breadcrumbs to get to or from Magicant. DARN. It's so tedious having to go through the minidungeon everytime I want to leave.
Pickin up a lot of PSI here.
I WON'T DIE TO THOSE TRUCKS AGAIN
New enemies! Hey, that rope one came back in Earthbound!
KEEP TRYING, LOID
Hmm, this is a problem.
Wandering around a bit to see if I could find another way around, hey! I'll take that.
"Ninten what was that"
Not even a number, haha.
Bipedal dogs will guard all our factories
Uses it to make all his ice cream sundaes.
Then the dog ran back and forth for a bit
Oh just a normal stray dog, phew
(that can talk??)
So we meet at last, big brother factory.
Ain't spending ages in here, that's for sure.
Don't get too close to this thing.
Doesn't look that old. :O
There we go.
OW SHOULDN'T THE FRANKLIN BADGE BE BLOCKING THIS
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN
DON'T LEAVE ME IN SUSPENSE
YOU LIED TO ME GAME
turns out you have to use it in battle, haha
WHAT, THIS SUCKS
Someone direct me to the Olympics!
Dr. Distorto has had better days.
Alright that's a BIT better for the beam.
deepdeep, deepdeep, deepdeep
Fancy ductwork in here
YEAH MORE BOTTLEROCKETS I CAN HOARD AND NEVER USE
I dunno, does it?
Another Franklin Badge?? :O
This is definitely gonna come in handy.
totally underestimating it as we speak
REACHING MY LIMITS ALREADY
what a cute little rocket
I wonder where the other rockets went
Aaaand done! That wasn't so bad, actually.
Actually no I forgot something in a room so I went to go get it, haha.
WILL THIS BE USEFUL? (no)
Alright, fired off a cute lil rocket, let's go!
thanks granny :>
Said no to the guy, ARE YOU SURE, CAN I TRUST YOU
Snails aren't bugs I guess
CHECK OUT MY INTIMIDATING PAINT JOB
I found this tunnel but then figured I should probably ride a train through it instead of walk.
rope rope rope
this looks promising!
panics about what though
I JUST GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE MAN
what festive names
Let's just work down the list, why not
Haha the train music is The Paradise Line, it's really fun and goofy. |D There's a vocal version off the CD as well that's really great, haha. It even has a bit of Paula's theme in it!
The game shows you the whole trip, but the train music is so much fun, who even notices |D
Reindeer here we come!
Well eventually but
A favor :o
ALRIGHT, A QUEST
AND A THIRD PARTY MEMBER
I'll do it when I feel like it, buddy
pretty impressive :O
IF ONLY I COULD CARRY MORE
Then I thought you know what, might as well go pick Ana up now just so I can have the inventory space, who's to stop me
Something's going on in Easter, but what?
And here we are! And the theme here is Snowman, a song that's reprised in all the Mother games. :D You've probably also heard it on the Smash Bros. soundtrack, haha.
COULD IT COME TRUE
Way down in the right corner of the map now.
any of you kids got a cigarette
PSYCHIC BIGFOOTS NO
pyew! I worried this guy might be too high up for me to take out, but it turns out it was fine.
THIS BATTLE WAS MORE OF A PROBLEM
in old SPOOKANE
you look like ghost hunting types
More of a bed n breakfast it looks like
A FRYPAN, I WONDER WHO THAT'S FOR
Advent Desert, eh
Protagonists don't NEED warm clothes
PLAYING HOOKEY AGAIN
Yeah not dealing with this
haha so that's what it looks like
FROM THE BRINK OF DEATH
i gotcha loid don't worry
tiny little cross on top!
There she is!
Didn't Paula have one too? HMM
Man I should've said no to see what she'd say. Oh well.
That's straightforward enough
LOOK AT ALL THIS OVERT RELIGION
Ana then shoves Lloyd out of the way to make sure she walks next to Ninten instead
also puts on her hat, aww haha
Our vague God figure will do the rest!
Level 1 again, eh
She does start with Lifeup B though!
EVERYTHING'S FREE IN MAGICANT
I think I got jumped accidentally here but hey I'll take the level
got a dance recital to go to
Then I was really tired so I decided to take a break. :B
(backup save file just in case)
Pink Shell houses! Just like the Magypsies~
Another chunk of change sunk into equipping Ana and we're on our way!
Ana then proceeded to learn new PSI like once every battle, even if she didn't level. SHE'S ON A ROLL
I think at one point she learned two at once.
THIS IS TRUE
More and more PSI
Finally made it to Reindeer! They have a lot of dogs here.
Lot of dogs
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOUUUU
IT WAS DEFINITELY THE COLD THAT DID IT OKAY
This kid mocked me in his hideout of trees, it was hard to get in there
COULD IT BE THE TREES I'M HIDING IN??
intertown rivalries abound
game the system
when i said no
LET ME SING MY COOL SONG FOR YOU
more good old fashioned american food
ana no don't set him on fire
i was going to rub my head all over your face, who wouldn't want that?
No wonder that other lady was cautious :O
The cops here aren't very determined
Ana waving her hand like ME ME I DO
Hey someone's looking for you buddy
what are you up to
more and more expensive with more people
this lady thankfully did not make me sick
pointedly ignoring the guy
an unattainable dream
I DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS
and then i got 500 bucks
NO NOW I AM A CRIMINAL
don't you, don't you
YOU SAYIN I'M FAT
This'll probably come in handy.
aw yeah NOW WE'RE TALKING
even the narration has no respect for lloyd, haha
Could be all the death beams we're selling to children, but eh
HE GAVE ME THIS MONEY
IT WOULD BE but that's yet to come in EarthBound
poor hungry npcs
take your kettledrums and your screaming and get outta here
I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
ghosts are mean!
Clear this stupid annoyance up
Not as good as I was picturing but still!
Anyway I went and wandered up and around Reindeer a bit and found this path.
And a house!
Man lost dentures were a plot point in Pokemon too.
Sign casually jostling you and rifling through your pockets
YES SWEET i thought i was going to have to wander around and check the ground or something
oh man oh man
Man that guy in town wasn't kidding
I THINK I HAVE ENOUGH
well at least i don't have to worry about colds anymore. what a weird little subquest.
a fence for this house
Let's go see what's going on in Halloween.
Hey, fire escapes!
Lots of fire escapes.
YOU'RE DEAD MEAT, SNAKE
Big tall building here
But there's no doctor in it, wtf.
Well there's this guy, but
Alright finally, I started wondering where all the people were
Our ghost piano must stay our town's secret.
I'm going to be out a job if I can't find them, lalala
them and their DEMON BABY
That'd explain it.
WHERE'S THE GHOSTS
talking about satan and such
OH I guess this is her
haha brass key with a tiny little ghost hovering over it
in our summer home
The mailman seemed pretty happy
i need a second to process this...
then i said yes. CHEER UP, GUY
Hey, a hint lady! Oh dang I totally would but I don't have enough money.
I JUST DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH CASH
that haunted house is mine
oh what THE DEATH BEAMS CAN BREAK? what a ripoff
What a dark house.
Haunted house, haunted mouse
that dust doesn't look as lively as it usually does
OH NO YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE
big long stairs in here, it reminds me of yume nikki, haha
I WAS A MONK IN MY PAST LIFE, HELP
WHO ARE YOU, WHO'S TALKING TO ME
the timing on this was pretty effective, it doesn't really come through the cap though.
You can't keep me from that ghost piano pal
On and on we go
REMEMBER ME, GIVE ME A HUG
This feels like a room where something should happen.
THESE GUYS ARE A GIANT PAIN they hit HARD
slowly filling out the list
IT'S NOT RIGHT... NOT RIGHT...
did not understand the form of the ghost's attack
Expecting something a bit fancier than that, but sure.
yeaaaaahhh FOUR MELODIES DOWN
The piano was practically the first path through the place I tried, that was simple enough. Though I was an idiot and didn't lay down any BREAD CRUMBS SO NOW I HAVE TO BACKTRACK
time for school
I KNEW IT
This house is confusingly laid out.
hahaha ONLY A WING AND HALO REMAIN
woops, this is going badly
OW LOOK DON'T START WITH ME
Some more little shots of the angel sprites
THE HEALER CAN'T FIX THIS AND THERE'S NO DOCTOR IN THE HOSPITAL
i swear to god
Anyway eventually I finally took the train back to Reindeer and went to their hospital instead.
FINE I'LL GO HIT THE ATM FIRST
healthcare at work
Alright, back on track.
SUUUPER HEAL!!! Which can actually revive dead friends I think, though I suppose it doesn't matter since she was the one who died first.
just one smoke, i swear
SHE'S RIGHT HERE
durr why didn't i think of this before
Got her a frypan, not that she's going to be attacking anything any time soon
Sure, why not
BLAR HAR HAR
oh rub it in why don't you
Lots of status effects here.
Just wanted to make sure this dead end room didn't have a secret or anything! I had to go through the whole haunted house to make sure I didn't miss anything. :B
that WOULD be nice
Anyway my internet connection was out while I was playing this part, so I decided to try and make my own map of the haunted house.
IT TOOK ME A FEW TRIES
(the other page is just notes on layton puzzles, i wonder sometimes what it'd look like to someone who just picked my notebook up off the street)
Aww yeah, Freeze Y! This is so handy. It lowers an enemy down to a critical state.
I totally missed the first screen somehow, durrhey. I think she said the ghosts hadn't left yet. :B
you seem impulsive, lady
GOTTA SAY, IT'S AN IMPROVEMENT
:o what's this all of a sudden
I wonder what the game will use this for. :O
Next up, the desert!