Mother 3

Made by HAL Laboratory/Brownie Brown, released in 2006

Light and Flakey



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2013! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




I forgot to put up the HQ tracks from Chapter 6! So here you go, haha. Not that many but still some pretty ones regardless. The Love Theme is usually worth the price of admission.

Suddenly a pink loaf of bread!

Elvis no!

Oh hey! Remember them?

Aww yeah, hitting people with sticks, making them rethink their lives

All in a days work

WELL PROBABLY NOTHING

JUST RAINING CALLBACKS ALL OF A SUDDEN

You may recall the mole cricket from the prologue, aka the last time Lucas was ever truly happy. SINCE THEN IT'S ALL BEEN DOWNHILL

Oh man oh man this is gonna be intense

NOW I'M HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS, WAIT

Just a tad

Haha, I recognize these neon walkways! More and more Earthbound memories, how peculiar. The music here is even reminiscent of EarthBound with a familiar BWEEEEP wooooooop high pitched noise you may recognize from other caves.

you eyein me, lotus root

ALSO LOVE GLOWSTICKS

The fart sounds really add a nice feel

THIS SOUNDS REALLY SERIOUS

I'M NOT SURE I'M PREPARED FOR THIS

MAN I DUNNO

NO MOLE CRICKET NOOOO

Or either way

MAN I BETTER THROW UP SOME SHIELDS AND RAISE MY OFFENSE AND

Oh.

THE HARDEST BATTLE OF MY CAREER

NO YOU JUST NEED TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES

I SUPPOSE I shouldn't eat out your eyes

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN

Aha!

So true.

i'm real busy

don't lock your doors

MAKE SURE YOU EV TRAIN US PROPERLY

Just like the Exit Mice from EarthBound! :D

I really relate to this character.

That's right, buddy.

too late, he's already eating one of my nut breads as we speak

BUT I WANTED TO SHOW HIM TO EVERYONE

I honestly don't know very much about mole crickets for real.

protoplasm? A DOG? WHAT??

As long as I never see them again

do not feed mechalion near open flame

NO NOT POWER CORDS

THAT'S THE WORST

i like how the root looks progressively horrified as it's eaten alive, thanks for that mother 3

D:

Oh phew.

I'D CHITCHAT WITH YOU ANYWAY

Aww I didn't even notice this one was green at first, haha

LIVE THE DREAM, SAVE CRICKET

well now i feel kinda bad

Can't argue with that

Lucas however is a pillar of strength and bravery

fear not

Doesn't this work on any maze?

ENCORE

My new meditation mantra.

Dumpling is slang for something isn't it

ALRIGHT, SINCE YOU GUYS ARE SO SINCERE ABOUT IT

Went to go store some stuff and

you can't make me

Anyway, like pretty much all the crickets tell you, to get through the maze just turn at every turn. There aren't any items or enemies to worry about SO TAKE YOUR TIME IF YOU LIKE

Getting lost here would be super annoying, dang.

After a while...

WE MADE IT!!

And the music playing here?

It's Snowman, of course! The theme that plays in all of the Mother games when you're in a snowy area. I assume you know by this point that music is sort of a BIG deal to me, so when I finally got out of the cricket hole for the first time and stepped out on this big mountain and heard Snowman, I had to take a second to be like aaaaaaaaaaaa omgggggg snowman aaaaa

I love this sonnnggggg

Just a sudden big kick to the heart from Mother 3 BUT NOT A HORRIBLE ONE LIKE SO MANY OTHERS

Just a nice nostalgic kick, haha.

Also caught a brief snip of Kumatora's idle animation, where she yawns. :B

IT WASN'T ON MY SCHEDULE BUT

Haha and the snowmen here are shaped like Ness's snowmen in Magicant!

OH NO

RADICAL LEVELS AT MAXIMUM

good god ya'll

I see what you did there

BY THE WAY ALL THE ENEMIES UP HERE HIT PRETTY HARD

ANOTHER MAGYPSY YAAAY

Ended up getting whomped by some of those Chilly dogs SO HERE'S KUMATORA WHEN SHE'S KO'D

Arrrgh fleaas

I guess the Chilly Dogs and yetis leave Lydia alone most of the time, haha.

snowman tragedy

Just like mom used to make!

The mole crickets will follow you around from now on to sell you stuff if you want, haha. It's pretty handy.

LUCAS THE BEAR BOY

A pretty ribbon for Boney, yes

Bunniesss

Awww but you look kinda cold too Lydia. I should make a gif of this.

Frozen shell!

A pigmask?!

Awwwww

OH NO

I DIDN'T WANT TO KILL YOU ANYWAY BUT NOW BUNNIES TOO

NOOO

I'D DO IT

if i could instead of having to pull all these needles and KILL YOU ALL SOB

Lydia with the big heart

NO LYDIA YOU'RE GREAT YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT

noooo whyyyyy

If the time sounds like a whole bunch of rumbling shaking crashing noises than sure.

MY MUFFINS!

I'd go look but it's so cold out there

NO THE SOUND OF A NEEDLE BEING PULLED

WE'RE TOO LATE

And the Pigmask theme kicks in

Lucas

Lucas you have to know, don't you?

THE COMMANDER HAS WINGS

I WANT WINGS

But instead all I get is a Mechorilla, boo.

And now finally we hit the other half of the SSBB track, Smashing Song of Praise! With a doodly little bit in the center meant to throw off your combos, darn it.

More than ANYTHING, defense up is really important this battle. When I was first playing, this was actually the first battle where I really realized how important all the stat buffers/debuffers were, because the Mechorilla will WRECK you if you do not pump your stats. I'M VERY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS.

OW JESUS

You might assume that PK Thunder would be a good idea and it is! For two or three turns, then this happens.

Aaaaaa ow ow

Anyway, as mentioned, raise your stats, lower the Mechorilla's. However, depending on what order you decide to pull the needles, you might not actually be able to lower the Mechorilla's stats. One time I went through here without Kumatora or Duster, and man it was ROUGH because you have no idea how useful Offense Down is until you don't have it anymore. Also losing Kumatora's Lifeup was hard as well. It's a tough battle with just Lucas and Boney, no joke. I DID IT THOUGH by the skin of my teeth, haha.

If you do things out of order, you could actually come up here with a full party, but I've never actually done that. :O I bet this guy would be a lot easier with Duster, haha. SOMEDAY I SHOULD TRY IT.

So many different paths in Chapter 7.

HMM, I DON'T KNOW

Gonna guess no

Wrecked by a pigmask ship, what a way to go.

HI LYDIA

stop screwing up, basically

Noooo lydia whyyyyyy

And inside, bunnies! They seem a bit flustered whenever you talk to them though, haha.

You remind me of someone I used to know

BECAUSE MAGYPSIES ARE WONDERFUL

Awww and it all works out in the end!

So the legend of The Pigmask Magypsy of Snowcap Mountain begins

And there was a magic butterfly under his helmet! How odd. I missed this but if you try and dash in here he also yells at you, haha.

I DIDN'T FIND THAT RARE FROSTED BUN ENEMY BUT WHATEVER I HAD TERRIBLE LUCK WITH RARE ENEMIES

I'M OUTTA HERE

Haha, just like the Lost Underworld from EarthBound!

What could that tiny speck be?

And the music that played here was also a real delight for me. :D It's called A Flying Whatchamacallit, and if you played EarthBound it'll definitely sound familiar. It's very similar to the theme for the Skyrunner! I always adored the Skyrunner theme so I was super jazzed to hear this variant on it. :D ANOTHER FUN NOSTALGIC KICK, THESE ONES AREN'T SO BAD MOTHER 3

AS OPPOSED TO THE UNENDING SORROW YOU NORMALLY INFLICT ON THE PLAYER

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Thanks for the help, Gravey.

Haha sort of expected them to just flop out like waaaaaaaaa @_@

THAT WAS NOT THE GENTLEST LANDING

A bottle! :O But what could be inside it?

YES THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME

I KNOW THAT FONT
I KNOW THAT FONT ANYWHERE
AAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Again when I was playing this, I wasn't expecting a real direct sequel to EarthBound, and it was so late in the game, I was starting to think that there weren't going to be any Mr. Saturns at all. So when I was playing this and I saw that squiggly font for the first time you would not believe how insanely excited I was, haha. just OH MAN THEY'RE HERE
THEY'RE HERE
MR SATURN IS HERE
AAAAAA

The secret passage!

But first let's backtrack! No one really said anything different BUT I WANTED TO CHECK ANYWAY

Back down into the Salsa pipes, wooosh

AJSGFGAFHHADHGJHHFDJS

A MR SATURN TABLE

SATURN TABLE

ADSHFG AAAAAAA

feel free to imagine me playing this the first time and having to put the GBA down to go EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

YES YES IMMEDIATELY

SLAM IT IN MY EYEBALLS

WHAT NO
NO
NO
NO
NO

Man and to think if I'd just checked that sideroute the last time I was in the highway I might have been able to find... probably a bunch of roadblocks that'd stop me from going over there BUT STILL

all my wildest dreams come true

HI HO TABLE AWAAAAYYYY

hee hee and it makes weird whinny/gallop noises as it runs around too

I REALLY WANTED TO SEE DUSTER RIDE THIS TABLE that was one reason why I did things out of order that one other playthrough, but I think I glitched it or something because the table vanished when I had him. Or maybe Saturn tables are not meant for Duster, which is a terrible thought.

VROOOOOM

But first

Man better do good on your chimera reports or DOWN GOES THE BUILDING

Have to use gloves to hold the Chilly Dog up to your nails.

I know somewhere that this guy's name is a pun but it keeps eluding me.

Oh yeah, I missed the entry for this guy before because of when I broke the Pork Bean last time. SO I WENT AND GOT IT AGAIN JUST FOR YOU

Fine soldiers.

It's hard to catch with the caps but the table will slide and twirl around when it hits the banana peels, haha.

Instead of advancing the plot LET'S LOOK AROUND

Backtracking to the old clayman factory and hey, it's full of robots now!

No problem, although can be annoying when they gang up on you.

HEY GUYS WHAT'S GOIN ON

WAIT NO I DIDN'T MEAN TO ATTACK YOU

Still can't go the other way it seems. PIGMASKS CLEAN UP YOUR TANK MESS

but i thought you gave me a bomb for a biscuit

i thought we were bros

uuuh uuuuuuuuhhhh

I'M JUST HUNGRY

GIVE ME SOME DOGGY JERKY

You can actually make some cash this way if you need to. Buy some doggy jerky or biscuits, come up here, get a bomb or whatever, sell the bomb for a profit. It seems like a bit of a waste of time though, money usually isn't a huge problem in Mother 3.

Reunited!

Haha awww.

:o

I wonder if this whole bit makes Lucas feel a bit wistful. Even the mice's dad eventually comes home, but Flint never does. NO HAPPINESS FOR YOU, LUCAS

THE ETERNAL QUEST

Eating the toilet paper

Hey! HEY!

Buddy get with the program already

Think positive!

Man even inanimate objects are harsh to you Lucas. SO I WAS SHORT A FEW DP, SO WHAT

LEOLEO WERE YOU ROBBED oh

YOU LIE LEOLEO

:(

NEVER MORE THE THUNDER TOWER TIMES

ever since i blew it up, hehehe

WILL WE FIND WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR?

WHAT MYSTERIES AWAIT OUR YOUNG GROUP?

TUNE IN NEXT TIME!

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