Mother 3

Made by HAL Laboratory/Brownie Brown, released in 2006

Burning through batteries like a madman



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




I can't believe I've been doing these since 2005, wtf. Who would have thought revisiting Phantasmagoria and wanting to share it with people would lead us here? Haha.

But anyway LET'S KEEP GOING! Will I make the deliveries on time? WILL I ESCAPE?? ALL WILL BE REVEALED IN THIS THRILLING EPISODE

You're not the boss of me.

Oh yeah I forgot, the theme that plays for this whole sequence is Monkey Delivery Sequence which is sort of forlorn kind of organ grinder music and it's nice and all but it may start to drive you crazy if you dawdle too much.

I'M FREE TO WANDER AROUND AND TALK TO EVERYONE NOW YESSSSS

THE BED'S MINE NOW

lighter hit my zap collar with your 2x4

that'll solve my problem

GONNA BITE YOU, MAN

SOMEONE PLEASE LISTEN THAT CRAZY MAN IS HOLDING MY GIRLFRIEND HOSTAGE

STOP GIVING ME BREAD THIS IS SERIOUS

Bob I'm a little worried about you

I'm you, I've been you all aloonnnggg

WELP BACK TO PLAYING WITH MY FRIENDS

Thomas is a deep thinker.

I'M A MONKEY actually I lingered for a second to check something and Mike was just really impatient.

THEN HE DIDN'T EVEN GIVE ME ANYTHING

it could be cause my inventory might have been full though

that giant peanut will be mine

SOMEONE HELP ME, GET THIS COLLAR OFF

WHY CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND

Sheep.

HI FLINT it's weird to just see you wandering around like this still

BONEY SNIFF THE COLLAR

TELL ME ITS WEAKNESSES

I wanted to go check on Lucas but weirdly the door wouldn't open. WHATEVER. I'm sure he's around here somewhere.

SOMEONE HELP ME

Thanks Brenda, I needed that.

DON'T DO IT IT'S A TRAP

I'M TRYING TO WARN YOU

brofist

I'M TOO CURIOUS TO SAY NO

:O

got to sit down for a second

hold on

what kind of fate is that for a nut i ask you

Angie on the ball as always.

all the burnt fur and the constant tears, so adorable!

This picture frame and I will be together forever

THANK YOU FINALLY SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING

I do like that the villagers don't instantly fall for Fassad's speech though, it's a nice touch. IT'S GOTTA BE SLOW, INSIDIOUS

IT'S ALWAYS BUSINESS WITH YOU

CAN'T WE JUST CHAT

give me a hug, pusher

TELL ME WHERE YOUR CLEAN SHEETS ARE FIRST SO I CAN ROLL AROUND IN THEM

got all this milling around to do

YOUR LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH

I went to Duster's house but of course he and Wes aren't home, what with them running around Osohe castle. DETAILS

HIGH FIVE!

GET THIS COLLAR OFF ME

OOK EEK

DON'T WORRY SCAMP YOU'LL BE FINE

IT'S WITHIN US ALL

beautiful

:O

TEASE

bros with all the animals

Can the protagonists actually understand the animals when they talk, or is it just translated for the player's benefit? :o I mean if you got PSI powers then that could explain speaking to animals but otherwise?

HUGE

i found your money butch

you hitting on me bro

THE DEEP DARKNESS PERHAPS

Incidentally the pigeons don't say anything when you talk to them, human or not. TOO DUMB OR TOO BUSY?

WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, JONEL

Just give me back my husband!

I finally get to these presents and all they have are nuts?! THIS SUCKS

WHAT A RIPOFF

Dang, can't wander too far. YOU CAN'T CONTAIN ME FOREVER, FASSAD

Woah it's Alec wtf

I had no idea you could ever find him up here, this is a genuine surprise to me. :O

Dang Alec sorry for doubting you in the caves back in chapter one. Interestingly, you only get the last couple lines if you take the nut bread, I think.

It's actually nice to see that the game didn't forget that Alec would be mourning for Hinawa too. I mean, she WAS his daughter and all. Though, seeing him do this does put the whole bizarre trip with Flint in a bit of a different light. Is weird awkward humor just how Alec deals with stuff like this, was he trying to put on a brave face in front of Flint for whatever reason, was he trying to stop Flint from freaking out? What was Flint and Alec's relationship anyway? WHO CAN SAY

Oh Mapson.

Happy boxes!

Oh here's a tiny map of Tazmily for once. You can kind of see Osohe up there near the middle. Duster and Wes's house is near the bottom right (above the circle but in that area), Lucas's at the bottom, and I think Alec's all the way at the top.

Man these things are heavy too so you can't dash. ARGH

ISAAC NO YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER

GO BACK TO PICKING MUSHROOMS

Gonna regret it, man.

Haha I love how he put the box to practical use though.

looks like a tv or a computer monitor

GET IT

You sure you need it, you seem pretty happy already.

Phew, that's a relief.

Abbot calm down

BUT THE FIREWOOD

A valuable quality

HAPPY ENDING

YEAH AWESOME AND there's no way I was close to the time limit with how much I was running around but it doesn't matter anyway though because

HOW COULD FASSAD HAVE LIED TO ME

THIS IS COMPLETELY OUT OF LEFT FIELD

true to form you can't win this no matter how hard you try

Sleeps with his eyes open

Weirdly, NOW I can go into Lucas's house, but he's still not here. :o WHERE ARE YOU, LUCAS

This might be the first time I've ever seen this in here since Thomas's stock is generated randomly and it's a rare item I'M GRABBING IT

EVEN IF SALSA CAN'T USE IT I'M KEEPING IT

forever

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME

I get obsessive over talking to EVERYone whenever I do something and it's because you never know when dialogue might change, even in small ways. YOU NEVER KNOW

I can tell by the look on your face.

SO GENEROUS

also i have to wash my hair

TURNS OUT I LEFT THE OVEN ON IT WAS THE CRAZIEST THING HA HA well anyway

what

When you say no to the mouse's story, haha.

ISAAC NO

are you his kids

YOU HAVE ONE NOW, SHOULDN'T YOU KNOW?

psychoactive happy box (mood altering happy box!)

YOU SUCK UP also how are you rich without money

(rich in spirit)

YOU'RE ALL SUCKUPS

I STILL APPRECIATE YOU, OLLIE

I dunno, Abbot seemed to figure it out pretty quick.

ISAAC JESUS

I imagine the five seconds chilling in a hot spring are the best feeling five seconds Salsa's had in days.

Alec ain't having any of this malarkey.

POOR NIPPOLYTE, WHY

Hee hee, Duster's staples are still here.

I think this is the first time we've seen a Pigmask speak, right? Otherwise we just see them run around, oink, bumble or whatever, but they haven't spoken like actual people until just now, I think. I have a few thoughts about this kind of thing but they're actually better left for the next chapter.

I'M THINKING OF DASHING INTO IT

Back down to the front area where they expected me to go

Duster's primary personality trait to others seems to be "sad".

HARD TO SAY, SO MANY PEOPLE FIT THAT DESCRIPTION

I like how these two chapters intertwine, hehe.

Wow that was fast.

The heck with that, I have to talk to everyone first.

Noooo!

Poor Duster never learned how to wash his clothes properly.

GHOSTS NOOOO

Super Ultra Mambo Tango Foxtrot Martial Arts!

THEY THREW SOCKS ON ME, IT WAS TERRIBLE

Even though you're such a good listener

Haha, sassy ghosts.

I do like how you get to talk to defeated Pigmasks, it makes the whole thing feel a bit more real, if that makes sense? Like the random battles had an effect on the outside world, sort of.

who can stand against their proton packs

I heard you the first time.

TOO LATE, THE MAP IS GONE

FRICK I DIDN'T COUNT

what's your deal

In a way, sure.

feeding off of decay, well what else would a ghost eat

Aren't you hiding under a bed sheet?

DON'T GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS, PIANO GHOST

I hear you, pigmask.

IF ONLY I HAD SOME KIND OF... ROPE...

Anyway back down in the basement.

OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY

HIYAH

Sort of an odd thing to say but alright.

AND THEN SALSA DOES THE DANCE I sadly don't have a gif of it BUT YOU CAN WATCH THIS VIDEO OF IT INSTEAD

it's pretty cute

DANCE THE STARS FROM THE SKY

OH FASSAD, YOU SCAMP

I was climbing down this ladder and caught a glimpse of something green, so I came back up to check and lo and behold!

You should meet up with the other ghost/frog around here.

Steppin up my swag, yes

OH NO

Even Drier Guys for the Cheery Skeleton, haha. It is hard to find the rhythm on this one but admittedly I wasn't trying particularly hard to combo with Salsa cause what's the point?

AW YEAH IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW

HOW LONG HAVE I DREAMED OF THIS DAY

Feel a bit bad about killing you now. Although I guess it's already dead?

A BEACHBALL

NO


NO

I REFUSE

Intriguing.

FASSAD

gotta drop a bone donk

ANYWAY

parties

you don't just PULL a lever

you have to romance it

You're getting kind of weird, Fassad.

FINE but you have no appreciation of the finer things

I suppose you could call it that.

What you get for making an army of pigs.

Hahahaha

A big Lemongrab?

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Suddenly I miss Starfox 64.

SO MUCH LANGUAGE IN THIS GAME

I'M GOING TO FAINT

Pigmask army was looking for sharp people.

Meanwhile, back at the end of chapter two. I think another translation had it as "You helped Duster escape with the money" or something along those lines.

Kumatora's got a fist with your name on it kid

What an odd thing to say, Wes.

Cmon let's go get some ice cream, that'll help

I'm buying

SO I'LL BE LEAVING IMMEDIATELY

ZZZZZZZZZZZZAP

i think that monkey just telepathically communicated with me

Not counting all the times I've disobeyed so far THIS TIME I'VE CROSSED THE LINE

IT'S THREE IN THE AFTERNOON

Since Fassad's asleep, Salsa takes the opportunity to cry. MOTHER 3 IS A FUN GAME

WAS THAT YOU FASSAD

FINALLY

Wes has a great deal of sympathy for monkeys it seems.

Kumatora don't encourage him.

I like how everyone in town is like OH YOU LOOK SO SAD MONKEY and Kumatora is the first/only person to actually DO something about it. KUMATORA ISN'T GOING TO SIT BACK AND LET THIS HAPPEN

THIEVES ACTUALLY STEALING SOMETHING?!

Wes, deft pickpocket.

Salsa just bursts into tears YOU HAVE NO IDEA WAAAA

OH WES!

WITH MY KARATE!!

One last zap for the road.

que

Oh yeah, the OTHER problem

OH NO

Now give me the rebel plans

Fassad why are you so invested in THIS particular monkey

I REFUSE TO ACCEPT FATE

I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

And away we go!

IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE but more on that later

AWW YEAH NOW WE'RE TALKING

Haha and they still follow Salsa around

Oh hey, Kumatora still has all her stuff from chapter two! For some reason I wasn't expecting that. These magic gelatins will come in handy.

Haha awwww.

BUT THEY'D NEVER EXPECT IT

WOOPS

YOU SHALL NOT DEFEAT ME MONKEYYYY

Haha did not do a lot of leveling last chapter, I forgot.

True to form, after being shocked by Fassad at every turn this chapter, Kumatora actually being nice about going the wrong way was really refreshing. FINALLY, THE SHOCKING IS OVER

PEOPLE CAN BE NICE TO ME AGAIN

Well that was sudden

SWEET

NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU

even though it's practically pointless with salsa, might as well get some combo practice in

THIS COULD BE BAD

Audacious March! I don't really remember if this was easy to combo since I didn't even try for the most part, haha.

TIME TO DANCE AND HOPEFULLY BOOST STATS

and spam PK thunder

WES, FOCUS

WES PLEASE

I actually can't remember if this ever landed a hit.

YOU DARN KIDS

THIS TANK WAS EXPENSIVE

WES

STUPID SHODDY PIG ENGINEERING

not too bad, though a bit long

may i set your face on fire

lucas saunters in, sup sup yall

GET OFF THE STAGE

wants some good seats for the comeuppance

AAAAAAAAARGH

DRAGO?!

HARDCORE

How the tables have turned.

And Fassad is tackled off into the wild blue yonder. THAT'S THE LAST WE'LL SEE OF HIM, SURELY

I AM ROAR, A DINOSAUR something something i forget the rest

crunch

Well that was fun Lucas make sure you invite us again next time if you want some revenge

well-founded revenge, doho

MY SON THOUGH, WHAT A LOSER

YOU THINK I GOT TIME FOR THAT OLD MAN?

WE STOLE AN EGG AND MY SON'S A MORON

WELL THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT

i didn't

provided he didn't die in a mountain ditch somewhere but what are the odds of that happening, get real

i AM running low on socks

MY SON'S MISSING COULD BE DEAD BUT EH CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO LOOK FOR HIM

YOU DO IT

Naaaah

cause NO ONE ELSE WILL

And the chapter ends! Something Strange is Going On, sort of triumphant and a bit like the theme while you're running around with Alec I think, haha.

WILL LUCAS SAVE THE TOWN FROM THIS ENCROACHING DARKNESS? WILL HE KICK OUT FASSAD AND DEFEAT THE PIGMASK ARMY TO SAVE HIS VILLAGE?

YOU'LL HAVE TO TUNE IN NEXT TIME AND FIND OUT

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