History VideoGame / MOTHER3

20th Jul '16 4:43:49 PM tropette
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* {{Sexophone}}: Played inside [[spoiler: Porky's 'fan room'.]]
19th Jul '16 8:16:27 PM Starlight36
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* MagicByAnyOtherName: [[PsychicPowers PSI]], just like in its predecessors. Interestingly, though, at one point, Mother 3 actually ''was'' going to feature more traditional [=RPG=] magic, but ultimately, Itoi opted to bring back [=PSI=] instead.

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* MagicByAnyOtherName: [[PsychicPowers PSI]], just like in its predecessors. Interestingly, though, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen at one point, Mother 3 actually ''was'' actually]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen was]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen going to feature more traditional [=RPG=] magic, RPG magic,]] but ultimately, Itoi opted to bring back [=PSI=] instead.



* {{Whatever}}: This is an actual ''enemy'' in the game, and a normal reaction when you see things like [[http://walkthrough.starmen.net/mother3/image/enemies/whatever.png this]].



* WolfpackBoss: [[spoiler:The Mecha-Porkies]]. Even in a group of eleven, they'd be perfectly manageable if they didn't [[MadeOfExplodium explode]].

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* WolfpackBoss: [[spoiler:The Mecha-Porkies]]. Even in a group of eleven, they'd be perfectly manageable if they didn't [[MadeOfExplodium explode]].explode]] [[TakingYouWithMe when defeated.]]
** Earlier in the game, in Chapter 3, Salsa and Fassad fight a [[WolfPackBoss Wolf Pack]] MiniBoss in the form of three Gooey Goos.
19th Jul '16 7:59:01 PM Starlight36
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* LightEmUp: PK FLASH!

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* LightEmUp: PK FLASH!Flash! Although, it's actually mostly an ailment-inflicting technique.


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* MagicByAnyOtherName: [[PsychicPowers PSI]], just like in its predecessors. Interestingly, though, at one point, Mother 3 actually ''was'' going to feature more traditional [=RPG=] magic, but ultimately, Itoi opted to bring back [=PSI=] instead.
19th Jul '16 7:45:21 PM Starlight36
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19th Jul '16 7:45:14 PM Starlight36
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* CallAHitPointASmeerp: [=PSI=] Points, or [=PP=], take the place of standard [[ManaMeter MP]] to match with [[PsychicPowers PSI]] being [[MagicByAnyOtherName the series' equivalent of standard RPG magic.]] Also, [[CriticalHit critical hits]] are called "SMAAAASH!!" hits instead.

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* CallAHitPointASmeerp: [=PSI=] Psychic Points, or [=PP=], take the place of standard [[ManaMeter MP]] to match with [[PsychicPowers PSI]] being [[MagicByAnyOtherName the series' equivalent of standard RPG magic.]] Also, [[CriticalHit critical hits]] are called "SMAAAASH!!" hits instead.
19th Jun '16 1:32:07 AM ladytanuki
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* HeavySleeper: Duster.

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* HeavySleeper: Duster. Even Boney dragging him all the way through town and through the forest doesn't wake him up.



* HurricaneOfPuns: Alec sure enjoys his vine puns, doesn't he?

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* HurricaneOfPuns: Alec sure enjoys his vine da-vine puns, doesn't he?


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** Played straight with their mementos, though that's more I'm Dying, Please Take My AutoRevive Item.
19th Jun '16 1:00:34 AM ladytanuki
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** Although, in Chapters 5 and 7, he doesn't bother donning an entire Pigmask outfit - yet somehow wearing just a mask manages to fool the real Pigmasks.



* ArmsDealer: You meet some along the way.

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* ArmsDealer: You meet some along the way.way, one of whom even admits to selling "dangerous things".



** Potentially, any battle involving Kumatora, as an electric guitar riff plays whenever she lands a physical attack.



* AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub: Inside the flying limousine.

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* AwkwardlyPlacedBathtub: Inside the flying limousine.limousine, and also inside the Chimera Lab and near the top of Thunder Tower - though the latter is at least partly justified due to it being in an awkwardly placed room full of toys.



** Although, this time around, key items like maps and the famous [[VideoGame/{{EarthBound}} Pencil Eraser]] ''are'' kept in a BagOfSharing, so as to [[AntiFrustrationFeatures not take up personal inventory space]].



* BattleThemeMusic: Every enemy except the Pigmask Army has their own signature theme song.

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* BattleThemeMusic: Every enemy except the Pigmask Army has their own signature theme song.song. Even the FacelessGoons of the Pigmask Army have a different one depending on their rank.



* BearTrap: Where you first meet Kumatora, she's stuck in one of these.
* BedsheetGhost: The Stinky and Friendly Ghosts in Osohe Castle.

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* BearTrap: Where you first meet Kumatora, she's stuck in one of these.
these. Kind of funny when you realize that her name translates to "bear tiger".
* BedsheetGhost: The Stinky and Friendly Ghosts in Osohe Castle. Notably, the former had an appearance change from ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' - in that game, Stinky Ghosts were devilish-looking ghosts living in trash cans.



** [[spoiler:Porky]] too, no doubt.

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** [[spoiler:Porky]] [[spoiler:Porky and Claus]] too, no doubt.



** Played with in the case of the [[spoiler:[[BigBad Porky]]]]: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld He's physically thousands of years old]], but still has the mental age of a child.

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** Played with in the case of the [[spoiler:[[BigBad Porky]]]]: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld He's physically thousands of years old]], but still has the mental age of a child.



** A minor version of the new party member theme plays when Fassad joins Salsa.
** A slower descending variation of the key item theme plays when the party finds an item they had hoped not to find.

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** A minor minor-key version of the new party member theme plays when Fassad joins Salsa.
** A slower descending variation of the key item theme plays when the party finds an item they had hoped not to find.find - most prevalent with the [[BlatantLies Happy Boxes]] in Chapter 3.



* DoesNotLikeSpam: Every character with an even number of letters in their name save Duster is not fond of cheese. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yes, really]].

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Every character with an even number of letters in their name save except Flint and Duster is not fond of cheese. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yes, really]].



** TheEvilGenius: The higher-ranking Pigmasks. Fassad counts as well.

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** TheEvilGenius: The higher-ranking Pigmasks. Fassad counts as well.[[Dr. Andonuts (reluctantly).]]



** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Dr. Andonuts and the Masked Man/Commander/Claus.]]

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** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Dr. Andonuts and the [[spoiler:The Masked Man/Commander/Claus.]]



* FriendlyGhost: The ghosts in Osohe castle who don't have [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes and actively chases you.]] They offer you stuff to buy, offers food to you at their party, and when Osohe Castle is invaded by Fassad's troops, they lock themselves up in the kitchen, sad that they don't get to party more. One of the mice in the castle lampshades their friendliness.

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* FriendlyGhost: The ghosts in Osohe castle who don't have [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes and actively chases chase you.]] They [[DungeonShop offer you stuff to buy, offers buy]], offer food to you at their party, and when Osohe Castle is invaded by Fassad's troops, they lock themselves up in the kitchen, sad that they don't get to party more. One of the mice in the castle lampshades their friendliness.



* GirlyRun:
** Kumatora, [[TomBoy rather unfittingly]], but she ''was'' apparently raised by Magypsies.
** Ionia, during the short amount of time that she's a GuestStarPartyMember.

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* GirlyRun:
** Kumatora, [[TomBoy rather unfittingly]], but she ''was'' apparently raised by Magypsies.
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GirlyRun: Ionia, during the short amount of time that she's a GuestStarPartyMember.
18th Jun '16 4:47:31 PM rjd1922
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** Ironically, this also ends up the case for [[spoiler:the Egg of Light that Duster was supposed to find ''instead'' of the Noble Spitoon. It's meant as something to both induce and reverse LaserGuidedAmnesia, but short of curing Duster's (which happened over the course of the game), everything has already gone past the point where the Egg's memories of the world before the Nowhere Islands would've been helpful.]]



* MushroomSamba: Mixed in with some horror. After washing ashore on an island, your starving party is forced to eat some mushrooms. This results in a very bad trip. On the way to sobriety, you can look inside some mailboxes, which are not really there, and find things like "expanding darkness", "an image of yourself, crying", a rotten plate of your most cherished meal made by your mother, and you see images of your friends and family who insult and threaten you. Designer and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series mastermind Shigesato Itoi described this as his worst fear, and had to tone down the original script for this area because he was scared to read it.

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* MushroomSamba: Mixed in with some horror. After washing ashore on an island, your starving party is forced to eat some mushrooms. This results in a very bad trip. On the way to sobriety, you can look inside some mailboxes, which are not really there, and find things like "expanding darkness", "an image of yourself, crying", a rotten plate of your most cherished meal made by your mother, and you see images of your friends and family who insult and threaten you. Designer and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' series mastermind Shigesato Itoi described this as his worst fear, and had to tone down the original script for this area because he was scared to read it.
14th Jun '16 11:41:15 AM Kadorhal
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''MOTHER 3'' is notable for its long development cycle (approximately the length of the already-long production of the previous title), having been planned almost immediately after ''MOTHER 2'' was released. Details began to surface of ''MOTHER 3'' as a UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} -- as part of the now-failed Nintendo 64DD add-on -- and was even given the tentative worldwide title ''[=EarthBound 64=]'' before falling into {{Vaporware}} territory (its earliest development predated ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever's'', which didn't surpass its time in DevelopmentHell until 2007). It was officially cancelled in 2000, although it resurfaced on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance in 2006 -- apparently due to renewed interest while ''MOTHER 1+2'' was being worked on, but Nintendo has yet to [[NoExportForYou release the game outside of Japan]], despite vocal campaigns of support for an international release. (Lucas eventually saw international recognition due to his inclusion in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.)

Nintendo's refusal to release the game outside of Japan (as the GBA was all but dead in North america and Europe) led to drastic measures -- which, in this case, means an English-language FanTranslation which took years to complete. As it stands, said translation is currently the only way to ever play the game in a language that is not Japanese. The translation can be found [[http://mother3.fobby.net/ at its dedicated homepage.]] For ease of reference, this unofficial FanTranslation is the primary source for tropes.

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''MOTHER 3'' is notable for its long development cycle (approximately the length of the already-long production of the previous title), having been planned almost immediately after ''MOTHER 2'' was released. Details began to surface of ''MOTHER 3'' as a UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} title -- as part of the now-failed Nintendo 64DD add-on -- and was even given the tentative worldwide title ''[=EarthBound 64=]'' before falling into {{Vaporware}} territory (its earliest development predated ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever's'', which didn't surpass its time in DevelopmentHell until 2007). It was officially cancelled in 2000, although it resurfaced on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance in 2006 -- apparently due to renewed interest while ''MOTHER 1+2'' was being worked on, but Nintendo has yet to [[NoExportForYou release the game outside of Japan]], despite vocal campaigns of support for an international release. release (Lucas eventually saw international recognition due to his inclusion in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.)

''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'').

Nintendo's refusal to release the game outside of Japan (as the GBA was all but dead in North america America and Europe) Europe by the time it was released) led to drastic measures -- which, in this case, means an English-language FanTranslation which took years to complete. As it stands, said translation is currently the only way to ever play the game in a language that is not Japanese. The translation can be found [[http://mother3.fobby.net/ at its dedicated homepage.]] For ease of reference, this unofficial FanTranslation translation is the primary source for tropes.
29th May '16 7:43:30 AM Digsu
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* TheBait: Dr. Andonuts suggests that Lucas use Boney as bait so that he can press the off-switch on the Ultimate Chimera's back. Boney is most definitely ''not'' amused by the idea.
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