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Mother (game)

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Mother / EarthBound Beginnings
MOTHER (マザー)
Mother boxart.png
Boxart of Mother.
Developer(s): APE, Inc.
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Category: Turn-based role-playing
Players: 1
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: EarthBound
Copyrights: N/A
Release dates
N. America:

June 14, 2015

Japan:

July 27, 1989

Europe:

June 15, 2015

Ratings
ACB:

PG

CERO:

A

ESRB:

T

PEGI:

3

USK:

0

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Mother is a role-playing game released for the Family Computer in 1989, and the first title in the EarthBound series. Despite being a Japan-exclusive release, the game was localized and primed for release by Nintendo of America, and would have been known as "Earth Bound" (note the space). However, because the NES was reaching the end of its lifespan, it was decided that the game would not be released. Only a few prototype cartridges of the localized game exist, though years later the ROM was leaked onto the Internet. The unreleased English version was later officially released for the first time on Wii U Virtual Console under the name EarthBound Beginnings during the week of E3 2015.

Blurb[edit]

Nintendo eShop[edit]

The year is 198X. As Ninten, a young boy from Podunk with psychic powers, you must locate the eight melodies to aid the Queen of Magicant. Armed with your trusty baseball bat, you'll fight crazed hippies, zombies... and the occasional Magic Snail? Find out what's causing these strange phenomena in the first-ever US release of the EarthBound Beginnings game!

Robots are everywhere, and Ninten can't beat them alone. You'll have to team up with a colorful cast of unezpected characters–including Lloyd, Ana, and Teddy–to win intense battles with psychic attacks. PK Fire! PK Thunder! PK Freeze! Sound familiar? Well, Ninten isn't the only one with psychic powers–his companion Ana also uses offensive PSI attacks to help out in battle.

But that's just the beginning of your epic team-ups. On Ninten's journey between Magicant and Earth, you'll join forces with the Flying Men too! Have a blast exploring an abandoned zoo, saving the world, and more!

Nintendo website[edit]

EarthBound Beginnings is finally released!

The Year is 198X. As Ninten, a young boy from Podunk with psychic powers, you must locate the eight melodies to aid the Queen of Magicant. Armed with your trusty baseball bat, you’ll fight crazed hippies, zombies… and the occasional Magic Snail? Find out what’s causing these strange phenomena in the first-ever US release of the EarthBound Beginnings game!

Robots are everywhere, and Ninten can’t beat them alone. You’ll have to team up with a colorful cast of unexpected characters—including Lloyd, Ana, and Teddy—to win intense battles with psychic attacks. PK Fire! PK Thunder! PK Freeze! Sound familiar? Well, Ninten isn’t the only one with psychic powers—his companion Ana also uses offensive PSI attacks to help out in battle. But that’s just the beginning of your epic team-ups. On Ninten’s journey between Magicant and Earth, you’ll join forces with the Flying Men too! Have a blast exploring an abandoned zoo, saving the world, and more!

Story[edit]

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Gameplay[edit]

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Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

Family Computer Game Pak
Digital download (Wii U)

Download size

Wii U: 65.9 MB

Input / compatible controllers

Famicom controller
Wii U: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote Classic Controller

Other releases[edit]

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
Mother 1+2 Mother 1and2 box.png Game Boy Advance) JP: June 20, 2003 A compilation release of both Mother and EarthBound. The port of Mother in this release includes changes made to the unreleased English version of the game.
EarthBound Beginnings Wii U (Virtual Console) WW: June 14/15, 2015 A port of the game released as a digital download on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, with Virtual Console emulator features. This would be the first release of the game internationally, using the English translation of the game that was never released.

External links[edit]


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Main games

Mother / EarthBound Beginnings • Mother 2 / EarthBound • Mother 3

Ports and remakes

Mother 1+2

Other/canceled games EarthBound 64 • Untitled EarthBound game (Nintendo GameCube)
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