Mother 3

Made by HAL Laboratory/Brownie Brown, released in 2006

Shenanigans! SHENANIGANS!



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




Surely THIS will be the final floor!

Under Construction... plays here, another take on the Chimera Lab theme, which is in itself a take on the Osohe Castle theme. Ominous!

Thank you thank you tip your waiter

embroiders all the walls

Awww little capsule dogs

aww

AGH

AAAAAAAAAAGGH

WHY DO I EXIST

Right with the pointy part of the shoe, ouch

AWW YEAH

MY LUCKY STREAK CONTINUES UNABATED

ANOTHER 3% CHANCE ITEM DROPPED

SUCKAAASSSS

If you REALLY want to get completionist you can farm Love Walkers to get a ribbon for Boney too but eh I just got the one

SO CUTE

me and all my twin brothers work here

oh really

JUST KEEPIN YOU ON YOUR TOES

Let's see how you do buddy

Feel a little guilty about this

Business pushing people off the edges, sure

Lucas staring at him uncomprehendingly

the cheesecake building's next door

woops slipped

IS THIS HOW YOU DO IT

guy just siiiiiigh

I BET SOMEONE WILL COME HELP YOU BEFORE YOU FALL TO YOUR DEATH

probably

even angrier than before

I think the Rhinocerocket Mk II gets Even More Intense Guys, which is a variant off a theme I already like a ton, haha. Just with some blippy parts in the middle of it.

haha with a little heart

MY RAINBOW GLOVES ARE TOO AWESOME THOUGH

Everyone just >:(

wait what

I've mentioned before the few lines in this that kind of blew me away and made me doubletake, and this was definitely one of them. MOTHER 3 CONTINUES TO PULL THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER YOU JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON it does these great surprises so well, I love it.

just one casual line and all of sudden you don't know WHAT to think about Pokey

What, don't want to swim with the hippos?

Okay THIS time this is the right floor for sure

Automated... is mostly a random sequence of beeps that will drive you crazy if you're looking for rare drops. Unfortunately this floor has a bunch of em.

Man can you imagine how overwhelming and bizarre this must look to all of them? They've never seen any kind of advanced technology before, I bet they could barely wrap their minds around the idea of a computer. AND THEN SUDDENLY

Hey, they finished the Almost Mecha-Lion!

don't look at my butt

awww DARN IT

The white pigmasks drop two items, one's a 15% chance for a King Burger, and the other's a 3% chance for an Awesome Cape. GUESS WHAT I ENDED UP GETTING LIKE TEN OF

hey how's it goin

You may remember Octobots from EarthBound!

ARRRRRRGH

oh man tripout city here i come

man i would eat the heck out of that

wuh

Haha I WILL BEAT YOU TO DEATH WITH THIS CHEWTOY

Yesss PK Ground is one of the last things Kumatora learns and will come in handy in the future.

Because BAM YOUR SHIELDS ARE USELESS, HA HA

it doesn't work great on everything though but for a few things coming up it'll definitely be useful

ARGH YOU STUPID ROBOTS

I HATE YOU

UGH NO MY MEMENTO WHYYYY

we'll never know duster's astrological sign

sounds good

oh dang that's my phone, gotta go

Drown yourself for the greater good!

Looks fun

This can go a ways to explaining the weird gibberish some of the people in town were saying before. Hey, don't these tubes look kinda familiar? I wonder if Andonuts was involved in the development of these too.

These other chickens tho, what posers

We saw before tho with people like Isaac that some people WANT to be pigmasks, so that means the army is made up of both volunteers and people brainwashed into service.

put out the ultimate chimera first

A Piglion!

I'm not buying it

No, not his catchphrase!

This guy just wants to see one really

haha CMON LUCAS HELP A DUDE OUT

PULL HIM OUTTA THERE

By this point in the game you've gotta have it memorized

No Lime Koolaid for me thanks

Whatever Pokey I'm just gonna stay down here with the tubies and play solitaire

Pig Pigmask

Pigception

Hey wait, are you the gum chewing guy??

DON'T DO IT

YOU'LL JUST BECOME NUGGETS

i'd recommend against it

Even the Save Frog!

DD:

I wonder if these are Flint's sheep.

Carpainter?!

Man don't eat in the tube what are you doing

DD:

DREAM OF MANY

Joking aside can you imagine how utterly disturbing this would be to all of them, just to be walking around all these glowing tubes filled with people and animals that can all talk and move and watch you, chanting about Pokey

Nightmares for life

ARGH YOU HORRIBLE ROBOTS

Ionia gave me her last memory AND I WASTE IT ON A DUMB ROBOT

FINALLY now I never have to deal with these pains in the butt again

A fancy yellow bandana just for you Duster honey

(just like the one Wes used to call him at the very beginning??)

I wonder why Horus of all things? Come to think of it, most of the other bandanas were bird themed (Kite, Sparrow, Swallow, Chick) and Horus usually has a falcon head, maybe that's where it comes from.

I cut all of this out so you can't really appreciate it but I seriously spent like an hour fighting these white pigmasks to try and get the awesome cape and THEY KEPT MOCKING ME BY REFUSING TO DROP IT

None of the items gave me as much trouble as this one.

Hey, Jeff had that! I used it all the time, haha

ARRRRRRRRRRGH

At this point I got frustrated and quit for a bit. Then of course, in the very first white pigmask battle I get into when I reload...

WHAT well I'll take it, haha

oooo bunch of protections

Lucas lookin pretty kingly here

Nothing like a Syreen bustier but who cares

Always so hard to decide between these

RARE ITEM DROPS CHECK

Man I just noticed that Duster's defense is like 40 points ahead of everyone else's, dang.

After a break and now that that's done, let's pick up where we left off.

I realized I never did get a shot of this from the front before SO HERE YOU GO

that smile

Some people wonder if the failed space program is related to the white ship, but who knows?

aaaaagh

Dumb robots

And still nothing in the memo! I guess by this point in the game they'd dropped the mechanic and didn't bother writing any more.

Lookin classy

CAN THIS BE IT? CAN THIS BE IT??

darn it

Oh hey, that's right!

My mental A button hammer is the best.

I DON'T GET IT

The audience is just painted on the wall

DARN IT POKEY WHERE ARE YOU

Mini-Pokey's Entrance!

after slowly walking around

Try Kind of Hard! for the minigames, just cheery and silly.

My turn! TIME TO HAMMER EVERYONE

Or talk to my teammates instead

Duster confused by this whole idea

WIN, WIN FOR YOUR LIFE

psshhh

Incidentally none of these cue cards were translated originally.

DOIN GOOD

And... stop! for the game end fanfare

I worked really hard

a fresh outlook eh

HOW'S THAT

CAN'T HANDLE MY INTENSITY, EH

better do as it says

woops

Okay this time for sure

DARN IT

man

As Lucas rolls his eyes

It took me a while to figure this out when I was first playing, haha. I did it straight and won and failed, then screwed up on purpose and failed, and I was like WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME

Then read up on it and i was like oh

I'll get you

MORE STAIRS

Suddenly want to play Prof. Layton for some reason.

NOT FOLLOWING

Oops!

I VOTE WE PUNCH EVERYONE TO DEATH

Duster getting reeeeealll

As Lucas falls on his face

How's it goin over there

Shall I join you

I was admiring the cardboard crocodiles

ZOOOOM

BUT WE'D HAVE SUCH GREAT PARTIES

take your sweet time buddy

ANOTHER ONE??

Too late

Up we gooo

Oh man rapidtapping

I am pro at rapidtapping

thank god

I like how there's a tiny scale model of New Pork City in here for no reason.

ICE BURNNNN

This might be the meanest thing Duster's ever said so far, haha

indulge my fist in a second

Lucas rolls his eyes

eeehhhh

Hahaha

Want me to take it seriously eh

CAN'T I DO BOTH

Lucas with giant muscley biceps

"Mom" tattoo on one

Alright alright

And we even rolled out the red carpet!

And the nice couch!

I guess they all just slept on top of each other

SURELY POKEY WILL FINALLY BE BEHIND THIS DOORWAY

but you'll have to wait and seeee

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