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->''Learn something, experience somewhere, grow some more.''
->-- '''{{Tagline}}'''

'''''MOTHER 4''''' is a fan game in the VideoGame/{{MOTHER}} series that is currently in production by Azure Studios. It started as a game made in RPG Maker, but was later moved to the GameMaker engine, and then to its own custom made engine in C++. The game follows the adventures of a young boy named Travis and the leader of a biker gang named Leo, who get caught up in the events surrounding a group called the Modern Men. More information can be found [[http://www.mother4game.com/ here]]. The game is slated for a Winter 2014 release -- you'll have a nice, {{free|ware Games}}, Christmas present this year.

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* AnimateInanimateObject: One of the enemies that was shown in the trailer is a living, brown Autumn leaf.
* ArtEvolution: Compare the [[http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9215/screenie2l.png early screenshot of Travis (formerly named Chase) on his porch]] to [[http://www.mother4game.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/relaxing-scenery.png this newer one]].
** Not to mention [[http://i.imgur.com/CXziZMC.png a timeline of sprites as the project went on.]] [[note]]The blonde girl at the top of the sheet is an early character named Rina who was possibly scrapped in development, and Floyd didn't seem to be a thing early on.[[/note]]
* TheBusCameBack: Apparently according to one of the battle scenes of the trailer shows Leo using PK Beam alpha. Meaning we may get to see previous battle elements from Mother 1 and 2 (Earthbound) like having three PSI users, as well as seeing the [[GameBreaker gamebreakingly]] sweet 4th-D Slip from Mother 1.
** And, according to the team, Teleport and Telepathy will also be making a reappearance, Teleport from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}''s 1 and 2, Telepathy from 1.
* DarkerAndEdgier: It's been stated that this game will be darker than ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. And considering how dark ''that'' game was...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fNbJIl_Mkg The teaser trailer]] has disturbing music. It starts calm and with people laughing in the background, and slowly gets louder and more ominous and the people in the background keep laughing, with the laughter turning into screaming laughs in the [[LaughingMad manner of a maniac]], then ending off with a music tone that is creepy and foreboding.
* {{Delinquents}}: Fitting of the games 'idealized' America setting, Leo and his biker gang are based off of the '50s greasers, right down to the leather jackets and greaser style hair.
* DesperationAttack: A new element called the "Final Stand" feature will be used, causing a character's stats to dramatically increase while their health is rolling down toward zero. Similarly, when your psychic points are rolling down you can still use PSI for a cost as high as the number the meter indicates as it slowly decreases.
* FanSequel: Quite possibly one of the most promising ones on the internet. Not only does the [[OriginalFlavour overall style stay faithful to the Mother series as a whole]] (the sprites taking cue from ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', but being set more in VideoGame/EarthBound and {{Mother 1}}'s 'modern' urban setting), but even the music doesn't sound far off from something that would be made for an 'official' Mother game.
* InUniverseGameClock: Time passes between day and night (if you so choose it) when staying in a hotel, with a number of different tasks and events available only at certain times of the day, or with specific character combinations.
* {{Leitmotif}}: As in ''Mother 3'', every one has their own battle sound effects. Unlike the 3rd game, they have their own level up jingles as well. See VariableMix below.
* MusicalNod: They've remixed the ''MOTHER'' title theme, "Humoresque of a Little Dog" (and called it "Dog Humor"), the hotel theme from ''MOTHER 2'', and the Yado Hotel's theme from ''MOTHER 3''. They've also combined and remixed "Battle Against a Dangerous Foe" (from ''MOTHER 1'') and "Sanctuary Guardian" (from ''[=EarthBound=]''). "Dog Humor" also contains a tiny nod to "Because I Love You" (AKA Fourside's theme) from ''[=EarthBound=]'' (which is ''really'' a nod to the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTMqnfpX7zU version]] of "Humoresque of a Little Dog.") And it probably doesn't stop there.
* OriginalFlavour: You'd swear it was an official ''MOTHER'' game if you didn't know it was made by fans. It's even apparent with the music. For example, "The Green Run" sounds just like the Onett theme, right down to the instrumentation, the beginning bass line, and the trumpet duets.
* PsychicPowers: But of course, seeing as it's an ''Videogame/EarthBound''/''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' fangame.
* {{Retraux}}: Shares the overall GBA design of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', with a few minor graphical updates. {{Averted}} with the music though, which uses a completely original sound font that sounds way more advanced than anything the GBA or SNES could do. (Outside of the below example, of course.)
* {{Sampling}}: One of the battle themes samples several sounds from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. Fittingly, the theme's name is "Battle Against a Familiar Foe".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: One of Floyd's actions is to bribe the enemy with money so they'll stop attacking them.
* SkyscraperCity: The developers have stated that they have a Fourside equivalent.
* SliceOfLife: Perhaps not to the extent of Persona 3 and 4, but emphasis is being placed on character relationships and interactivity with towns and cities beyond using them as a means to continue your adventure.
* VariableMix: Instead of a singular level up jingle like the other three Mother titles, every character will level up with their own leitmotif (Travis's is a retooled version of the original level up tune). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Y4cmZ_3Yk These will seamlessly overlap with one another when two or more characters level simultaneously.]]
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