Mother 3

Made by HAL Laboratory/Brownie Brown, released in 2006

Ladder game



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




I LOVE THIS PART hee hee it's so great

Oh yeah, and Lydia from last time!

Anyway, when we last left everyone, we took a ride in a strange white box! WHERE WILL THEY GO NEXT

Gallop gallop

This is hard to get across with just caps, but when you get off the table here, the music changes. It's not the same highway music you heard before, it's something very different... but, if you played EarthBound, something very familiar. As you know I'm a big nerd for music so when I first heard this theme I flipped out. I RECOGNIZE THIS THEME, I RECOGNIZE THIS INTRO

I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS, I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

But first. Hey, didn't you show up in Saturn Valley way back when?

GETTING INTO MY BEGONIAS

AND FINALLY EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

feel free to imagine a glass shattering squeal here on my part when i first saw them

actually every time i finally see a Mr. Saturn in this game THEY'RE HERE THEY'RE FINALLY HERE WE FINALLY FOUND THEM AAA AAAA

WHY ARE YOU ON YOUR BACK OH MY GOD ARE YOU HURT OH GOD ARE THE MR. SATURNS HURT OH GOD I CAN'T HANDLE THIS OH GOD OH GOD

I love that this is the first thing a Saturn says to you but also it's the first thing you see coming in all OH GOD YOU SAID YOU NEEDED HELP ARE YOU OKAY ARE YOU OKAY

and they're just chilling on the floor watching the ceiling for no reason I LOVE MR SATURN SO MUCH YOU GUYS

Well that'll happen if you're just staring up there without closing your eyes honey

UNLESS YOU'RE ACTUALLY HURT AFTER ALL IN WHICH CASE DDD:

WE'RE SO CLOSE WE'RE SO CLOSE

AAAAAAAAAAA SATURN VALLEY AAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA you can tell immediately by how it has presents at the top of ladders for no reason

And now Mr. Saturn Z becomes clear! I LOVE THIS THEME IT'S SO GREAT it's so similar to the first one so you know it's them but it's so different at the same time and UGH

CONCENTRATED JOY

Haha yeah I know what you mean WAIT WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE NO

NO

*frrrrrrrrt*

Saturn Valley says, why not put farts in present boxes? It's a compelling argument.

WHAT NO NO NOT THE MR. SATURNS TOO although teehee nonsensical

THEIR SILLINESS WILL OVERCOME YOU

YOU CAN'T RESIST THEM

no one can not smile when seeing a mr saturn

Inside a house AND

NO NO HOW DARE YOU TERRORIZE THEM

NO NO NO

I MUST DEFEND MY MR. SATURN FRIENDS

These Pigmasks can hit pretty hard if you're not ready, especially if you're here with just Lucas and Boney. :o

While the bots are talking in the houses it plays this bizarre theme.

I GOT A BETTER ONE

HMMMM

THIS IS THE STORY OF THE DAY OF ALL THE BLOOD

Man get with it, Pigmask Captain.

ENOUGH OF YOUR CREEPYPASTA

and my heart grew three sizes

I'M LOOKING THIS WAY

OUT FOR YOU

wait that doesn't quite add up

MY JOB HERE IS DONE

MY REWARD IS THE ENDLESS JOY YOU BRING ME

AWAY!

I think the theme in the houses once they're free is we humming, just cute and happy.

and then a SKELETON POPPED OUT

Meanwhile, found a shirt! Haha it has a skull on it, Lucas's goth period.

YOU ALL ARE SO GREAT I MISSED YOU SO MUCH

THIS GAME WAS SO SAD WITHOUT YOU

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW

FINALLY MOTHER 3 LETS ME EXPERIENCE JOY

Saturn fever, that's serious

And then Conker told me to be kind to others and I learned a valuable lesson.

DR. SATURN EEEEE although haha i guess he's not a doctor this time, he just likes hanging out in trash cans

FOILING THOSE WHO HOPED THAT DR. SATURN WOULD HEAL THEM hahahahaha EB expectations subverted yet again

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK, CITIZEN

Haha i picture this sort of |D in my head GOD I LOVE THEM, I LOVE THE MR SATURNS SO MUCH YOU GUYS

SHOWER ME WITH PRAISE AND ADULATION

no one else in town will

As far as I know this item is totally useless. :O I should use it at some point tho just to show you, haha.

THANKS THANKS ENJOY OUR FART PRESENTS

WE WRAPPED THEM UP PRETTY JUST FOR YOU

Oh man, Strawberry Tofu! Those of you who played EarthBound (or read my caps for it) may remember at one point a machine that made Trout Yogurt. Or at least it did in English. Originally in the Japanese version, it made strawberry tofu instead. :D AND NOW HERE IT IS

ANOTHER BLAST FROM THE PAST

Not as gross as trout yogurt, that's for sure.

no YOU get!

THERE YOU ARE

duster we were separated for like ten minutes and you already got yourself captured by pigmasks, come on

I was pretty happy to see Duster but not so much the POOR MR SATURNS HANGING BY THEIR SINGLE HAIR YOU MONSTERS HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO THEM

I'LL SHOW YOU i was seriously really angry and upset playing this the first time seeing them strung up like that, haha. I guess I wasn't expecting to see anything terrible happen so overtly to them, as opposed to the kidnapped ones that just had the shackles back in EarthBound. HANGING THEM BY ONE HAIR, IT'S SO CRUEL

throwing up scary jpgs

Mr Saturns do you want to be tickled? :o

I WANT VENGEANCE

I WON'T LET YOU DO THIS TO THE SATURNS what is that

WELL PROBABLY NOTHING, TIME FOR TRIVIA

:O

You don't get anything for it though, haha. Incidentally "This Game Stinks!" was the tagline for EarthBound back in the day. |D

THE FOOD QUESTION REMAINS ELUSIVE

ARGH NO

HOW COULD THIS HAVE BEEN AVOIDED

IT REMINDED ME OF THE MAUSOLEUM WHERE MY AUNT WAS BURIED

arrrgh noooo

YOU TOUCH THE MR SATURNS AGAIN AND I WILL END YOU, YOU HEAR ME

so casual just OH HERE YOU ARE DUSTER

CAPTURED AGAIN I SEE

Duster were you sleeping or just half-conscious

Aww so concerned for your teammates duster

I WAS CAPTURED AND BEATEN AND TIED TO A STAKE BUT OMG ARE YOU GUYS ALRIGHT??? :OO

I love the idea of Duster hanging out with the Mr Saturns like you wouldn't even believe. Although I picture the Pigmasks suddenly showing up and all the Saturns panicking, and then Duster panicking, and the Pigmasks yelling and panicking, then just a huge chaotic faily mess with everyone flailing and running around in circles, hahaha. just EVERYONE STAY CALM

BOING BOING ZOOM BOING

NO WAIT DON'T

SOMEONE GET THE KICKING GUY

EVERYONE CALM DOWN NO THIS WAY

ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

Poor Duster I guess just got overwhelmed by their numbers. ME AND THE SATURNS WERE HAVING TEA AND THEN...

Find my favorite character with my other favorite characters from the last game, this whole segment just a perfect storm of :DDDDD for me, hahaha.

i made sure cause if i lost it again my dad would KILL me

Sort of an odd thing to say.

BECAUSE WE'RE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN HUGS FOR EVERYONE

YES THE POOR MR SATURNS waaaaa

Haha that's right, Duster has no idea what's been going on up to this point.

The usual pause, and...

Haha Duster gives her a look. WHAT KIND OF LOOK? YOU DECIDE!

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy

MR SATURNS CAN LIE! :O To Pigmasks anyway, haha.

I would love to see that.

THEIR BEAUTIFUL SOULFUL EYES

Duster, Mr. Saturn whisperer

Tho now I wonder why Duster didn't go look for everyone else. Maybe he was hurt? He seems okay now. Or maybe he was unconscious and only woke up recently, or the Pigmasks actually took over the place like right after he got there so he didn't have a chance. I LIKE IMAGINING HIM HANGING OUT WITH THEM REGARDLESS THOUGH he seems to like them, as any sane person does.

BEAUTIFUL

Mr Saturns taken captive like ten times a day

IT IS A HARD LIFE WHEN YOU HAVE NO ARMS

SWEET this is so handy

HI ROPE SNAKE WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO

rope snake come with us, slither around in duster's things again like before, you'll totally feel better

COME WITH ME NOW

I WANT TO EXPLORE OSOHE

gotta march in place

YES FOREVER

YES ABSOLUTELY

I'D NEVER LEAVE IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO

Mr. Saturn watch just has BOING for all the numbers.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT'S THE SAME THING THE SATURN SHOPS USED TO SAY BACK IN EARTHBOUND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I'LL BUY ANYTHING, JUST TAKE MY MONEY

haha it looks so happy

FINE MR. SATURN PRODUCTS

BOING RIBBONS FOR EVERYONE

These are kinda handy to give to Boney if you don't have access to bombs. :O BUT MORE IN A SECOND

god that looks delicious

PATRIOTIC RICE

For the danger seekers

I love that Mr. Saturn puts cups of coffee at the tops of ladders for no reason.

that hole

catch the greased up mr. saturn

FIRE SPRING PERHAPS

ARGH MY HEART

I CAN'T TAKE THIS CUTENESS

HNNNNNNNGHHHHH

i do love that this confirms what I always suspected about the Mr. Saturns which is that they are totally obsessed with ladders

PLAY LADDER, MAKE LADDER, LADDERS EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE!!!

you fiiinnnee

haha wow that's not what i pictured at all

MR. SATURN HAS NO TIME FOR HAIKU

A more somber Dakota.

MORE FARTS, MORE

would be delicious with some frosting though

MY HEART CAN'T TAKE THIS

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Duster suggests quietly, if that's okay, just saying

ONLY FIVE CAN LADDER after all

DON'T WORRY I GOT THIS

i've never had barley tea, throwin that out there

OH NOOOOOOO

i like picturing duster apologizing quietly to each one as he goes up, haha. all sorry sorry D:

BE CAREFUL

Picturing a Saturn sneeze just them shouting DAKOTA!!! really loudly

VICTORY!

no... now i'm all alone...

oh right there you are

HEART... BURSTING...

FOUND GOODS? I'M THERE!

Most of it's not that interesting tho, tho I think this is the first time I've seen one of these.

MISSED A LINE but enjoy the Mole Cricket smile anyway.

Aw yeah, that's the way to live.

Making careful lists of what teas everyone likes.

Again? Did you confuse me with Claus

that keeps happening

NOT A BAD WAY TO GO REALLY

I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH

WHY DO I HAVE TO KILL ALL OF YOU

Lucas'll need these

yes, nailed it

RIGHT THROUGH ITS TOE

IT REALLY DIDN'T LIKE THAT, BOY HOWDY

or... SMOOCHIES??

Everyone in the game could use these actually. Well Boney and Kumatora are mostly okay I guess.

Hee hee

TYPES OF BOULDERS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

This is actually sort of a slidey rock puzzle that I got sort of stuck on for a bit because I wasn't paying attention durrr

there we go SOLVED IT

GIVE ME A HUG KUMATORA

get a noogie instead

ARGH NO THERE ARE MORE OF YOU

THAT'S A BUG?!

burned his foot clean off

SOUNDS LIKE I SHOULD INVESTIGATE

After I get this out of the way

Oh yeah, the theme of the volcano is Volcano! Inferno! and it's just got a heavy drumbeat, sort of an electric piano and horn going on, pretty cool haha.

Oh hey!

Arrrgh SO MANY MUSHROOMS

Heh, I got nailed with strangeness and then got nailed with it AGAIN. I wonder how many times this can happen?

did i interrupt you back there, lava dude

gotta peeeee

NO ONE CAN ESCAPE THE FART BOXES

After a while QUICK PULL IT NOW

And a bizarre sax heavy riff starts playing, sounds a little familiar even

more horny than ever i'm sorry i'll show myself out

MAN THAT WAS GREAT TOO

SO SATISFYING

New blog title

why

BETTER HOPE YOU HAVE THE SHIELD SNATCHER

seriously it is SO useful

HORN BEAMS

WOW that is a ton of damage

Apparently the bear only shows up rarely, but the chance of it showing up is worth picking up a few honey showers and hoping you get lucky. I managed to get it my first try. :O

Haha it makes the most bizarre sound when he hits you with this.

NO MY SENSE OF SMELL

I'VE GOT YOU NOW FASSAD

YOU CAN'T HEAL FOREVER

you and bananas, i swear

Something about the phrasing here always sticks with me

well that was odd ANYWAY

duster pay attention

what are you and boney looking at over there

there we go

ANOTHER PHAT BEAT HAS AWOKEN IN ME

just in time for you to die! noooooo

this needle is intense. but you'll see.

ionia no not ionia whyyyyy

i'm PRETTY sure you're light! and that's good enough for me

WHEN I FIND OUT I'LL TELL YOU

SOMEHOW

I'LL TREASURE THEM ALWAYS until i get hit by PK flash in a random battle and end up using it by accident arrrrghhh

nooooo we barely had a chaaaaance

I went to do a quick thing for Phrygia's animation so I looked in their sprite folder and I found a bunch of sprites of some other guy that looks nothing like Phrygia. :o

Who is this guy? How mysterious. Maybe you were gonna see Phrygia in your dreams at some point?

what

Well here's the gif anyway, haha.

Poor Aeolia never saw it coming.

sob

AND WHAT OF THE POOR BUNNIES

that's meeeee

Still to come!

NO NOT IONIA

what's your deal locria, get with the program

MAKE THIS ANNOYING WHY DON'T YOU

HI YOU GUYS HOW ARE YOU DOING

DID THE EARTHQUAKE KNOCK YOU OVER

yesssss new ladder

I KNEW I COULD COUNT ON YOU

dang i couldn't catch it, but duster's idle animation has him wiggle an eyebrow, let's see

eeeehh

eeeeeehhhhh?

:o

BEING A LADDER IS GREAT

NO ONE ELSE UNDERSTANDS

NO I'LL PLAY WITH YOU

JUST LET ME

follow your heart

noooooooooooooo

haha if a mr saturn could be sarcastic

You should talk to that punk back at the Yado Inn!

INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES

I'LL KILL THEM ALL FOR YOU

mantises seem to be what they call pigmasks, hehe

HEAL ME DR SATURN

mr. saturns seem to have a new fascination with barley though

tonight on tbs

Duster calm down

LET'S LIVE WITH THEM FOREVER

OR MAYBE THEY DON'T CALL THEM MANTISES

maybe their village is just swarming with invisible praying mantises

we weren't just looking at it, what

haha quietly skeptical

NOT GONNA SAY IT DIRECTLY BUT I'M A LITTLE DUBIOUS MAYBE

or perhaps just puzzled

also applies to hamburgers

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DESTINY

as i clutch at my chest and collapse to the ground SO CUTE

SO CUTE

AAAAAAAGHHHH

birdie fishing BIRDIE FISHING

WITH BALLOONS

can't even handle this

HERE'S A GIF THOUGH

TOO CUTE... NO WORDS... SHOULD HAVE... SENT A POET...

OUR BALLOON FISHING LINES ARE FLAWLESS

i think i've seen a comic with a bird just running right into the balloon and falling to the ground cause it's so startled

IT COULD WORK

after a bit of running around

tweet tweet boing

CAN DO

OMG JUST LIKE IN EARTHBOUND AAAAA

the steam might change the taste

wha

YESSSSSSSSSSSS TRIPPY MONOLOGUE

JUST LIKE I WAS HOPING FOR

And the Coffee Break music here is the music for the coffee break in EarthBound! aaaaaaaaa so many feelings

THE WORLD HAS TOUGHENED YOU UP LUCAS

not your father of course, who knows where flint is right now BUT YOUR NEW FAMILY OF DUSTER AND KUMATORA AND BONEY WILL STAY BY YOUR SIDE INSTEAD

I imagine it's pretty hard for Lucas to hear them or believe any of this. But more on that later.

I wonder if Duster and Kumatora got their own internal speeches telling them not to give up. WHAT WOULD SUCH A SPEECH ENTAIL? HMMMM

kumatora's just "keep doing what you're doing, a+"

hi saw you were staring into space, just gonna go through your bag

just flailing its little feet and snuffling at you ALRIGHT HERE TAKE IT

sparkly as balls

oh yeah that thing

IT'S BEAUTIFUL

I DUNNO, IT'S A BIG DECISION

i'm goin for it

we'll pass, sorry

it's not a walnut cage okay

didn't i kill some of those

WHY YOU BUSTIN MY CHOPS LUCAS

hahahahahaha

being contrary is so worth it

OH NO ONLY KUMATORA QUALIFIES

Even the Mr. Saturn seems a bit dubious

BUT WHAT COULD GO WRONG

so duster when should we get ready toDUSTER WAIT DON'T GO YET WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO

LUCAS YOUR PANTS

HANG IN THERE ROPE SNAKE

ROPE SNAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaakee

Well that was fun

dead DEAD!!!

rope snake cmon don't be like that COME BACK

Oh yeah I forget if I posted this before, the music on the beach is called Beachcombing, just sort of slinky and pleasant.

the wild beach arrow

Fakers!

aww yeah TANETANE ISLAND I'M COMING FOR YOU

Next time!

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