When we last checked in, I'd ended up in the land of cotton candy due to talking to a rock. I'd say this place looks strange, but thanks to SSB4, it's no doubt quite familiar to you! It's Magicant, of course! The original flavor Magicant, as opposed to the one that showed up in EarthBound (who would have thought it could have possibly foreshadowed the release of Mother 1 in English?).
oh well, obviously
Rare Candies, sure
but who am I to lie to a swimming cat?
KEEPING IT ALL FOR YOURSELF EH
I love how dubious this always sounds. You can picture the one raised eyebrow.
thank you, tiny witch
HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW IT WAS WITCHAPALOOZA
you okay hon
so far the most frustrating thing about this game is the limited inventory, I swear. Ninten has like ONLY EIGHT SLOTS FOR ITEMS. IT SUCKS.
Ooo a queen, I'll practice my curtsy
spot on :O
Which helpful old man
oh, the one, you know
throw in a nickel, is that what you said
you seem legit
aw yeah, free flatscreens for everyone
what, no snakes?
stop pushing your magic herbs on me
CAN I DO THIS WITH EVERYTHING
i bet there isn't a restroom :(
(actually i should go check)
HOW COULD THAT EVER HAPPEN, HAHA
new reaction image just for you
might as well be honest to you dream wizards
please give him this letter for me, it's filled with hair
sure ninten says, scrolling through his phone
get diamondized, got it
that's how it gets you
how dare you THIS IS MY PLACE
he didn't give me one :(
then i said no and he said this. Aha!
i love how pointless this little dialogue chain is. So Mother.
watch me amaze you
hey, free hotel
OH yeah, there are two sleep themes in Mother, Comforting Sleep for houses and Hotel Sleep for hotels. Hotel Sleep ended up coming back in EarthBound I think. :B
If I remember where your house is, sure
you seen a kid in green around here
SURE, RANDOM GUY, GIVE ME YOUR LIFE'S WORK FOR NO REASON
That probably won't happen.
As you can guess, you can use the Ocarina to listen to whatever bits of the 8 Melodies you've got so far. Not unlike the Soundstone in EB.
WERE YOU LISTENING
Oh man are these the houses of Pincho Pancho and Tomas Jefferson
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i just lost the other half of this writeup
THIS SUCKS I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN
ugh i shouldn't split it in half though asfhghghjfdj uhgh
just gonna be really surly through the rest of this
how'd you get here
these showed up again in EB and mother 3 if you recall
with a nod
another place to sleep, like magicant even needs more at this point
Magicant is really big on healing, it makes me nervous
sucks to be you pal
i tried to give him my ocarina but it wouldn't work
so this came back in EB as well
shows what you know
why are the monkeys in this game so rude
probably a coincidence
BUT THEN IT WOULDN'T TELL ME
playing it with his feet
i wonder what this about? i better not forget about this later
this guy's seen it all
5/5 would refresh again
was it dinosaurs
more weird x symbols
it knows Fury Swipes apparently
I REMEMBER YOU FROM MOTHER 3
YOU STILL LOOK CREEPY
I didn't know Flying Men talked in caps.
Trivia: They don't have a specific theme in the game, despite having a song on the vocal CD. That song did eventually become their theme in EB though.
just stay here okay
but then he wouldn't tell it to me, wtf
alternately reminded of a lollipop and uzumaki. not a great combination.
GET AWAY FROM ME
420 blaze it
oh great you do that too
SO THIS ORIGINATED IN MOTHER 1 IF YOU'RE CURIOUS it's not as violent here without the rolling hit counter though
anyway I went to this part of Magicant with a bunch of holes but I didn't get a cap for some reason oops, I went in one and voila
YOU BRAVE SOUL
I thought this was related to the Swoosh dying but it seems to be random.
what in god's name
this sounds important, better hang on to it
what a cute little dragon
probably for the best
i cleared up inventory space just to pick this up and I CAN'T EVEN USE IT UGH
at the end of the dungeon
More Beatles references, this series is full of them
i feel you forgotten man
Then he looped his dialogue. Must be making a mistake here.
GO BACK TO YOUR 3DPD
welp there he goes
a new cave with a new windy path
where AM i
you kids got any drugs
not as impressed with the shading on this one
Anyway I eventually stumbled onto a school.
this is misleading, i said no
the theme here is Twinkle Elementary, it's jaunty and cute. Part of it reprises in the EB naming screens.
Dragon Warrior 4 is my brother's favorite one I think.
call the police
hang in there
cast your vote
how am i supposed to drop acorns on people now
some BOTTLE ROCKETS?
Middle of Nowhere, is that where we are?
DO YOU THINK I'M PRETTY, JUST LIKE A SUPER MODEL DO YOU LIKE MY HAIR, WOAH OH, WOAH OH
DO YOU LIKE MY HAIR, WOAH OH, WOAH OH
just some test tubes in here
i'm just a nurse, i'm not liable
sounds megarad but i'm an upstanding gent
(it's the same either way)
Hey, this came back in the other two! As Trout Yogurt in EB, but still.
this sounds familiar
who are you talking to
i bet this piano isn't important
don't look at ME
let's hope it goes better than some i've seen
why am i taking damage THE GIRL SNEEZING ON ME GAVE ME A COLD
THAT'S HILARIOUS BUT ALSO KIND OF ANNOYING i don't have anything to cure this where's the hospital
get out of my town
i'll take your advice very seriously
I missed the first line, it was something like "I always say" or something
is the department store going incognito
this is a family game, how dare you
i feed them to the dog instead
hey i met your kid
i bet i have to ride that train for some reason
I actually forget my answers to these questions
But it doesn't really matter either way
like that CROOK IN THERE TRYING TO STEAL HALF MY DOUGH
this is the patriotic part
you can see i haven't found a hospital
Cars plagiarized Mother 1, write your senator
Oh yeah, Ninten has asthma, I totally forgot about that.
Not too dissimilar to the end screens from the other games.
Game Over and Level Up! for no reason. level up hasn't changed between games I don't think
It occurred to me then that I hadn't checked any enemies in a while.
sure i lost half my money anyway dying to the devil truck BUT I'D RATHER LET IT GET RUINED SOAKING IN MY OWN BLOOD THEN PAY THAT RIPOFF DOCTOR
Anyway in Magicant I couldn't find an ATM so I looked it up and it turns out you need to use telepathy at the fountain to call up the dude, thus the cry from the heart thing.
Apparently in the original Mother he just healed you which seems really pointless. Like there isn't enough here to do that already.
There we go, decked out properly.
IT WASN'T MEANT TO BE THIS WAY poor flying man
great sorrow of ninten is odd phrasing
then i thought OH I SHOULD READ THAT GUY'S MIND
think up your own riddle
go in this twisty place
the music here is Wisdom of the World, one of my favorites from Mother. It kind of solemn and sad but there's also something kind of determined about it. The vocal version has some really pretty lyrics.
Dang, I need to help this lady
also these guys remind me a little of pigmasks
I'm picturing a fish hook
I'LL FIND IT FOR YOU
I ALREADY HAVE ALMOST HALF OF IT
what is this thing i picked up
I didn't have the inventory space for these so I just left them, I'll have to get them later.
groucho swoosh :O
THE MOTHER EXPERIENCE
anyway in a hole i found this guy
BETTER STEAL IT
hey that guy was just talking about this
getting from magicant to where you want to go is trickier though
STOP LOOKING AT ME
what on earth
calm down there lynx
it looks a bit deranged for one
lot of random animals attack you in Mother
I'M EQUALLY CONFUSED
i hear you
hey, my favorite
stupid inventory problems abound when i have no space to buy a new bat so i can equip it and sell my old bat
better steal it
STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO
ho ho ho
i fixed it
again that dubious look
well that was inevitable
so i died again but whatevs, checking more stuff
toss it around your backyard
the eyes... the eyes...
hmm, this looks promising
i went in, then decided nah, i'll come back later
back at twinkle school, this guy finally opened the door for some reason
tell it to your pushbroom buddy
nah it's fine
huh, that wasn't what i expected
woop, got it done! well i missed some convo options, oh well
So in EB it's Eagleland, in Mother 3 it's the Nowhere Islands, and in Mother it's the Middle of Nowhere, hmm.
don't spit off it, i will find you
hello jiggly trashcan
i'm not making any promises
HI JEFF i mean lloyd
then no matter how much i talked to him he refused to move. FINE I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO GO GET YOU A ROCKET THEN
Time to explore the factory!