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Sound Test: Mother 3- Hard Rain


WARNING! This blog contains minor spoilers if you haven't played chapter 1 of Mother 3.

Music is relative. It effects us in such a personal way that we can't possibly hope to describe the extent of that effect to anyone. It's why we are so protective (and sometimes even snobby) about it. Your personal taste in music will always be better to you than anyone else. So it's best to probably just accept that.

Here I will weekly (heh...) choose a piece of game music that I love and share it! Then talk about it. Not too complex, but I hope it's something you'll enjoy!

Sound Test: Mother 3- Hard Rain & Run My Dog, Run!

Tonight I struggled for a quite a while on what to post for this week's Sound Test. I was really feeling some of the music from Wind Waker and Baten Kaitos, but since the song I posted last week had a similar vibe I decided to pass. I instead turned to the game that's been haunting me day and night for the past several weeks. Mother 3.

For those who haven't played this masterpiece of a game, stop reading this. NOW. Go download the rom, patch it and play the game. I'm not even joking. Go. Even if you didn't really like Earthbound, this game is in a league of it's own and that includes it's music as well...

This song is heard right after Flint finds the letter that his wife had sent home (via carrier pigeon) earlier in the afternoon saying that she and their two sons would be back that evening... However, that should have been hours ago. It's at that moment that the silent and very manly Flint comes to a terrible realization. His wife and children are missing. In the middle of the night. In the rain. Just after a forest fire... Now what?

It's time to be a man, that's what!! Flint, realizing what needs to be done, grabs his dog and heads out to find his family.

I think that this theme fits the situation perfectly. I got chills down my back when I was playing because it conveyed to me exactly what was going through Flint's head at that moment. There's no time for excuses, you've got a job to do! I don't really think I need to explain this much more because the song does such a great job of explaining itself. Please enjoy!


I couldn't resist, I love this song too much not to include it and since it's right after the previous song I figured what the heck! Similar theme as well! Flint tells his dog (Boney) to go and find a man that's going to help them. This song plays as Boney races through the woods... A dog on a misson! This song gets my blood pumping just as much as the last one and I still get chills when I here it start up!

Chances are you'll be hearing more Mother 3 music at some point, since it has some of the best that I've ever heard in a video game, but for now, please enjoy these two songs! See ya next time!
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About jackal27one of us since 1:28 AM on 06.16.2008

I'm mostly a retro gamer. I don't hate everything after the 90's, but I tend to prefer retro game design. I enjoy alot of indie and portable games, not to mention a blockbuster title every now and then. However, like I said, the majority of my gaming takes place on older consoles.

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What I'm Playing:
Bravely Default
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Final Fantasy X-2 HD
Child of Light
Jeanne D'arc

My (supposedly) Weekly Posts:

Sound Test- Video game music. I love it, you love it, what more do I need to say?
Super Mario 64: Dire Dire Docks
Zelda: Link's Awakening: Tal Tal Mountains
Suikoden 2: Opening Theme
Dragon Quest V: Ocean Voyage
Katamari Damacy: Lonely Rolling Star
Castlevania:OoE: An Empty Tome
Castlevania: Heart of Fire
StarFox: Corneria
Mother 3:Hard Rain
Chrono Cross:Time's Scar(Opening)

Game Run!- Check out the exciting life of a poor retro gamer!
11/19/08- Batman(NES) and Power Blade
10/11/08- Mystical Ninja and Clash at Demonhead
10/10/08- MASSIVE update! NES and loads of games.
8/12/2008- Killer Instinct, TMNT:TF, Super Tennis
7/20/2008- Inindo, Wonderboy, Crusader of Centy
7/9/2008- NBA Jam, Out of This World

My Favorites:

Keep in mind that these change SO much... I'm terrible at lists...

...5 Consoles
2. DS
3. Playstation
4. NES
5. Wii


...3 Games
1. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
2. Final Fantasy IX
3. Dragon Quest V

Final Fantasy IX

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Unreal Tournament series

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Steam ID:jackal27


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