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12:50 PM on 06.10.2014

Nintendo pokes fun at fans, jokes about Mother 3

Nintendo draws a lot of criticism for things it both does and doesn't do. Usually the venerable platform holder quietly takes it all on the chin, rather than responding to irate fans and hecklers. Not today, though. The Ninte...

Kyle MacGregor


1:30 PM on 03.18.2014

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii

EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz...

Darren Nakamura

8:15 PM on 12.18.2013

Fan recreates Earthbound with HD visuals

To say that Earthbound, or Mother as it's referred to in Japan, is a much loved and admired game, is an understatement. From fans creating charity drives, to organized campaigns to get the game on Nintendo's virtual console -...

Alessandro Fillari

7:00 PM on 04.20.2013

Mother 3 fan translators offer their patch to Nintendo

Nintendo recently announced that they're releasing EarthBound on the Wii U virtual console in the U.S. and Europe. Then they debunked the theories that it hadn't been previously re-released because the music sounded too ...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 AM on 12.21.2012

Shigesato Itoi hints at something related to Mother

The folks at EarthBound Central have been following Mother designer Shigesato Itoi's Twitter like they presumably always do, and apparently something is a brewing. The outlet translated two recent tweets: "Since it's now okay...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 12.22.2011

Christmas lights synched to Mother 3 credits music

Time for some more holiday cheer! Check out this lighting display that has been set in time with the beautiful "16 Melodies" from the Mother 3 soundtrack. AwesomeHouseLights has been taking requests for songs to get the ligh...

Tony Ponce



+10 games to help the Wii go out with a bang photo
+10 games to help the Wii go out with a bang
by Jonathan Holmes

The Wii is on it's way out. Sure, with an install base of over 80 million, chances are that smaller developers will be making Wii games for a while, but when it comes to being Nintendo's primary home console, the little white demon's days are numbered.

Sadly, the console's last year in the marquee spotlight is looking pretty weak for exclusives and must-have titles. We've got Kirby Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Bit.Trip Complete, La-Mulana, and Rhythm Heaven to look forward to, and... that's pretty much it.

Nintendo of America could easily change that. There are over ten Wii games already released in other territories that could quickly fill out the console's final year before retirement, some of which fans are already begging for. Are all of these games are sure to make Nintendo buckets of money? No, but at this point, it's not just going to be about making money for Nintendo. With the Wii U, Nintendo has pledged to re-prioritize "hardcore" gamers, though with a name like the "Wii U", there is already reason for those gamers to doubt how serious Nintendo is about that pledge. By releasing these games prior to the Wii U's launch, Nintendo could get a head start on convincing "hardcore" gamers that they're serious about doing everything they can to include them. More importantly, these games look like a lot of fun. Releasing games that look like fun is a good thing, no?

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6:00 PM on 01.15.2011

Mother 3 Adventure Time mash up gets me giddy

I'm currently planning an episode of Constructoid about constructive criticism for gaming's famous female protagonists. The idea is to talk about how they can be more effective and positive role models without alienating game...

Jonathan Holmes

10:00 PM on 12.27.2010

Tomopop toy roundup: Sonic, Ezio, Mother, ZEKE and more

Did you know that on top of all this videogame goodness served to you on a regular basis, the ModernMethod Network also brings you Japanese/anime culture, movies and toys? Videogames are an ever growing medium and more than a...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 07.27.2010

Game SERIES Debate to the Death! EarthBound (Mother)

EarthBound, which has always been known as Mother overseas, started out as one of the most beloved RPG series of its time, remained one of the most cherished series all throughout the 1990s, and has since then proven that it ...

Tom Fronczak

6:30 AM on 07.20.2010

Banpresto selling glut of Mother toys in next six months

If you need another, physical reminder that the Mother series gets no love outside of Japan, this story is for you. Banpresto has announced a new line of statues featuring characters from Mother and EarthBound. The first...

Conrad Zimmerman





2:30 PM on 06.17.2010

E3 10: Exploring the office of Dr. Andonuts

EarthBound/Mother fans know who Dr. Andonuts is. The rest of you don't. If you're one of those in "the rest," I can tell you in brief that Dr. Andonuts is a major character in one of Nintendo's most beloved and maltreated se...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.06.2009

Mother 3 figurines will make you weep tears of joy

You know that list of top 50 games of the decade that one site did? You know, the one. The one where we had Mother 3 as the third greatest game of this decade. I bet you thought there wasn't a way we could honor the game any ...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 12.04.2009

Nepotism FTW: Spirit Tracks has Mother 3's rope snake

So I guess the Mother/Earthbound community has been talking about this for a while, but I didn't see the connection until this morning as I was cruising around the Game Watch Impress looking for news. LoZ: Spirit Tracks has b...

Jonathan Holmes

4:00 PM on 11.19.2009

The Memory Card .76: Brotherly love

“The Memory Card” is a seasonal feature that dissects and honors some of the most artistic, innovative, and memorable videogame moments of all time. We all have experienced our fair share of sad moments in videoga...

Chad Concelmo

12:00 PM on 10.18.2009

Giygas: A psychoanalysis of evil Itself

[Editor's note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...



4:00 PM on 04.02.2009

The Memory Card .60: Flint's rage

This is it, kids: the Season 3 finale of The Memory Card. Like always, though, this feature will be back before you know it for a hopefully star-studded Season 4. My love of classic 16-bit era sprite graphics is so strong tha...

Chad Concelmo

2:20 PM on 04.02.2009

Fils-Aime is a 'big Mother fan,' game still not coming out

Nintendo nerds all want Mother 3 to come out. I get that. Hell, even Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime gets it -- he loves the game. Despite his love for the title, Reggie sets the record straight on this much-wanted game in a r...

Dale North

4:40 PM on 01.21.2009

Brownie Brown interested in Wii title and Mother 3 localization

Brownie Brown is not a hooker, but it's looking for work. President of the studio, Shinichi Kameoka recently spoke to Siliconera about the developer’s desires for the future. Kameoka said that he would “like to tr...

Brad Nicholson



An RPG Draws Near! Mother 3 photo
An RPG Draws Near! Mother 3
by Colette Bennett

If you are already a fan of the other games in the series, there's no question why the excitement is so great for the English translation of Mother 3. Maybe you haven't discussed or even heard of the game, and reading all these fervent declarations of rapture is a little confusing for you: why is this game such a big deal anyway?

I could tell you that I've played them all, and pretend like I am incredibly knowledgeable, but I'm not going to even attempt to fool you: that just isn't true. All I can share is that I've spent a lot of time wandering around the Japanese original wishing I knew what was going on. Therefore, what you are about to read is very much my first real journey through the world of Mother 3; a handbook on the hype, if you will.

To find out what all the fuss is about, hit the jump.

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10:05 AM on 10.20.2008

The book fetish fairy strikes again: The unofficial Mother 3 Handbook

I was suffering the paroxyms of book fetishist rapture last week after finally getting a gander at the Ninokuni in all its glory last week, but it seems that my day is not over yet when it comes to my hobby. As you may know, ...

Colette Bennett

11:47 AM on 10.17.2008

Done and done: Mother 3 fan translation is complete!

We told you it was coming, and we just wanted to give you a heads up: the Mother 3 fan translation project is complete!"After more than 13 years of waiting, the sequel to EarthBound is now in English!" writes Tomato...

Nick Chester





9:03 AM on 10.17.2008

Destructoid interview: Starmen.net webmaster Reid Young

It has been a long journey for Reid Young, webmaster of Starmen.net. For over a decade, he and a band of devoted followers have been fighting a losing battle with Nintendo of America. What Reid (popularly known by his handle ...

Brad Nicholson

8:59 PM on 10.15.2008

Fan translation of Mother 3 is finally finished!

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe the day has finally come (and before you yell, yes, I know this news was official a couple nights ago -- you can blame the blind, homeless children I have been reading bedtime stories to the ...

Chad Concelmo

7:09 AM on 02.08.2008

Free game is free: Fan made Earthbound spin off available now

A lot of Western gamers have been sad for years over Nintendo's continued refusal to localize more games in the Mother/Earthbound series (the home of Smash Bros Brawl characters Ness and Lucas). But luckily we have the crazed...

Jonathan Holmes

11:10 AM on 12.26.2007

Surfer Girl: Mother/Earthbound series to hit US, possibly next year

Even after talking to the famed tipster Surfer Girl, we still don't know what to make of her. We do know that she says a lot of things that we like to hear, and on Christmas she said that the Mother/Earthbound series will com...

Dale North

8:12 PM on 12.16.2007

To dream the impossible dream: The first ten minutes of Mother 3 now in English

 Genesis Starmen.net does what Ninten-don't. For over a year now, their team of dedicated programmers have been plugging away on making a translation hack of the Japanese language only GBA game Mother 3/Earthbound2. And ...

Jonathan Holmes

3:51 AM on 10.05.2007

The Smash DOJO!! recap: Two player co-op is in ... sort of

The week started off with a new challenger! Lucas has joined the Brawl and he has made his way from MOTHER 3. Masahiro makes a small mention towards Ness as well in this update. He will more than likely make it back. I made m...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:18 PM on 09.03.2007

Nintendo chief Iwata and designer Itoi talk shop over dinner

Been awhile, kids -- it's your favorite Linde, freshly returned from the barbaric wastes of Hungary, where goose liver serves as both key component to every meal and a common substitute for drinking water. Them folks are craz...

Aaron Linde

7:55 PM on 08.20.2007

Starmen.net assaults Nintendo of America with envelopes, books

You guys already know the score -- when there's movin' and shakin' in the way of EarthBound or Mother news, I'm usually the nerd on call to give you the skinny. And since almost every ounce of movin' and/or shakin' these days...

Aaron Linde

10:20 AM on 08.02.2007

Marathon: Durandal port should come with Dramamine

Bungie's classic Mac first-person shooter Marathon: Durandal is now available for download on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. A mere 800 points nabs you this Freeverse-made remake, souped up in high-definition. It's just too bad t...

Dale North

4:14 PM on 07.06.2007

Starmen.net's EarthBound Anthology

Sure, some might stare a bit cockeyed at the EarthBound fan community, but you can't say they're not resourceful, dedicated, and above all, tenacious. Proof positive: over 250 pages of devotion bound in one book, the ...

Aaron Linde

1:09 PM on 07.04.2007

Two teams make one in ongoing quest for a Mother 3 translation

Destructoid is no stranger to the myriad Mother 3 translation dramabombs that have dropped since the game's original Japanese (and nowhere else) release of the game, mostly due to my corrupt influence. But now we've g...

Aaron Linde





9:39 AM on 04.02.2007

Mother 3 soundtracks available on US iTunes store

Hello, people outside of Japan! How are you today? I have some exciting news! You can finally now download your favorite tunes from the Game Boy Advance game, Mother 3! Two soundtracks have been made available -- Mother 3+ a...

Nick Chester

2:49 AM on 03.03.2007

Mother 3 translation actually making progress; take THAT Aaron!

Remember when Aaron so somberly wept over the last shreds of hope regarding a proper translation for Mother 3? As it turns out, he wept a bit prematurely.HarassmentPanda (which, we're going to assume is not his Christia...

Earnest Cavalli