A fan-made crossover game of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}''/''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'', made in RPGMaker 2000 by 'S'.

The game begins when a Meteor crashes into Gensokyo. After Reimu and Marisa fight of the mysterious alien that arrived with it, they find an unconscious boy nearby, who reveals that he has no memories. Soon after, things go to hell in Gensokyo. Not that that stops the lightheartedness and endless references to other works.

The translated game can be found [[http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/touhoumother.htm here]], while a playthrough can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=86A894F907AA6782 here]]. A sequel to the game, ''Return of Touhou Mother'', is currently being uploaded as a series of videos by vgperson [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCD0138885284D835 here.]]

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!!This game contains examples of:

* AmnesiacDissonance: When he first arrives, [[spoiler: Porky]] has no memory of his past. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he gets better, and later fakes his amnesia to further his plans.]]
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: After [[spoiler: Reimu, Marisa and Yuka are sent to Old Gensokyo]], Sanae stars in her own chapter. [[spoiler:She returns after Reimu collects the seventh melody.]]
** A really jarring one happens in the sequel: [[spoiler:You'll have spent a lengthy part of the game playing as Ness, right up to freeing Reimu of her mind control, at which point she attacks you out of anger - and then you're suddenly controlling ''Reimu'' and fighting against ''Ness''.]]
* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler: [[UnwillingRoboticisation Reisen]].]]
* ArtShift: The early designs for Reimu, Marisa and other cast members are used when they're in Old Gensokyo.
* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins: The Devil's Machine actually ''defeats'' Reimu and Marisa, and Porky gets away with everything he's done in the first game.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: ...This happens a lot, let's just say that. It's subverted almost as often.
* BrattyHalfPint: Suwako, a little bit, at least to Sanae. For one thing, if you say you don't understand what she's saying, [[BerserkButton she won't even bother to repeat herself and gets mad at you.]] Possibly a minor case of TookALevelInJerkass too. Don't worry, she's undeniably still a good guy, and as a frog goddess, she's the one you have to go to save the game, just like in Mother 3.
--> Suwako: "You watch too much anime."
--> Suwako: "Did you understand all of that?"
--> Sanae: "No."
--> Suwako: "Since when were you this stupid?
* BreakTheHaughty: After the party defeats [[spoiler:FutureBadass Cirno]], she's reduced to [[TheWoobie staring at the wall and muttering about how useless she thinks she is]].
* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Played with horribly near the climax, when [[spoiler: everyone else shows up and mistakes the roboticised Reimu, Marisa and Tenshi for mere {{Mooks}}]].
* CallBack: After much Touhou-related stuff and references, this is ''finally'' done for the MOTHER series proper with [[spoiler:Ran and Chen discovering the [[MOTHER3 Absolutely Safe Capsule]] in ''Return of Touhou Mother'', wherein the screen fades to black afterwards... [[OhCrap and then you hear a click]].]]
* ChangedMyMindKid: This is how [[spoiler: Mima joins the party]].
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The Eight Melodies]].
* ClippedWingAngel: Tenshi gives [[spoiler: Scarlet Weather Rhapsody of All Mankind]] a second try during her second fight... [[spoiler: and the Rainbow Sword can't take a second round of it and snaps to pieces, knocking her out.]]
* ColdBloodedTorture
* DarkerAndEdgier: While the first game has a large number of lighthearted and comical moments in the middle of everything, [[spoiler:Gensokyo's industrialization and the human/youkai conflict it escalates]] are always taken quite seriously. The sequel takes a pretty hard hit of CerebusSyndrome as well, to the point where you have to squint for any humour that isn't in the battles.
* DemotedToExtra: While the gameplay leans decidedly towards the ''MOTHER'' side of things, the characters from said series are for the most part pushed to the wayside - even [[MOTHER3 Lucas and Claus]] are mere side characters. [[spoiler:There's a reason for this.]]
** Not so on the sequel though, where Ness enters the scene proper as a playable and important character.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler: Tenshi]] works against the heroes more than almost anyone else, [[spoiler: effortlessly beats down Remilia and ''Yukari'']], and unlike the other Touhou characters is never persuaded to switch sides [[spoiler: until the very end of the game, after Porky [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness turns her into a robot]] to cover his escape.]]
* FakeOutFadeOut: Both times against [[spoiler: Tenshi's final attack.]] The first time has Ridley's battle music, the second time has [[spoiler: Bhava Agra As Seen Through A Child's Mind]] start back up at full force.
* [[spoiler: FantasticRacism: One of the conflicts for the sequel, found near the end of Chapter 1. Porky was just the nudge needed for the humans and youkai to realize just how much they disliked each other.]]
* FragileSpeedster/GlassCannon: Marisa, having the second-highest speed and IQ, along with two immensely potent spells, but with the lowest Defense and HP.
* FriendshipMoment: Several between Marisa and [[spoiler: Porky]], until [[spoiler: his FaceHeelTurn]].
* [[spoiler: FutureBadass:]] A few characters become this after the party [[spoiler: returns from Old Gensokyo.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler:Several, always filling a 'fifth' slot. These include Nitori, Sanae and Tenshi.]]
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Source of a [[TearJerker fairly big]] MoodWhiplash in the sequel. En route to your next destination you happen upon [[spoiler: Sanae and a very transparent Kanako. They explain that the incidents in the previous game caused a great many humans to no longer believe in or care about gods, so Kanako's physical being is vanishing from the world. And then when you return to that area later, neither Kanako nor Sanae are present.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality: [[spoiler: Are the humans justified in liberating themselves from the youkai they had feared for so long by merging Gensokyo with the Outside World? Or is it the youkai who are justified in keeping the humans under their thumb if it means preserving Gensokyo?]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Eirin, Kaguya, and Kanako.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Reimu and Marisa refuse to fight all of Gensokyo, mostly ignoring the player's input]].
* HeroicMime: You'd expect Ness to be this instead of Reimu, but it's surprisingly the other way around in the first game. This is corrected in the sequel.
* HopelessBossFight: Several, but the worst comes right at the end, against [[spoiler: all of Gensokyo]].
* {{Homage}}: Sanae's side of the story is a loving tribute to ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
* KarmaHoudini: Unfortunately, [[spoiler: ''Touhou Mother'' is set ''before'' ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'']], meaning that [[spoiler: Porky gets to escape justice]]. Considering the ColdBloodedTorture she engaged in, [[spoiler: Eirin]] is also EasilyForgiven.
** In NakaTeleeli's Let's Play, however...
--> '''[=NakaTeleeli=]:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome If I have to alter time-space itself...]]
** [[spoiler:In a surprising twist, the sequel reveals that MOTHER 3 (in this continuity anyway) chronologically ''precedes'' the Mother series and thus this fanseries, made apparent by the Absolutely Safe Capsule making an appearance and Porky [[HijackedByGanon returning near the end]] where he is [[SubvertedTrope fought and defeated for real]].]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:After Reimu throws off Yukari's [[MoreThanMindControl helmet]], the latter pretty much just leaves the scene rather than force it back on.]]
* LetsPlay: NakaTeleeli has a blind run beginning [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh9IQf17heU here]], where he points out many of the {{Shout Out}}s and references. Notably includes character 'cheat sheets' to help anyone unfamiliar with the VideoGame/{{Touhou}} series, and a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/NakaTeleeli#p/c/7A5FA573D8EB138B/0/-sfU4RotGao quick summary]] of the events of the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series as an optional starting point.
** LetsPlay/GunarmDyne has done one as well.
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler: Mima]] hits almost as hard as Yuka, is faster than Marisa and has some of the most powerful offensive and healing spells right from the beginning.
* MediumAwareness: Marisa likes to make references to game mechanics, particularly the four-person party aspect.
* MightyGlacier: Yuka fills this role.
* MoodWhiplash: All over the place. The game is so full of these that it's very easy to be laughing or enjoying a CrowningMomentOfAwesome at one moment then bawling like a baby the next.
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMindControl: In the sequel, it's assumed that Yukari put a mind control helmet on Reimu. It turns out that Reimu put it on ''herself'', after Yukari told her what it did, because she was so distraught by everything that was happening and didn't want to think anymore. Yeesh...]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:Marisa wants to be the one to save Reimu so badly that she's willing to kill Ness just so ''he'' can't.]]
* MushroomSamba: Mimicking [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}} Tanetane Island]], of course.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''-related items are presented with much more dramatic fanfare than the normal items. How much? Finding Remilia's full ''JJBA'' collection causes the earthquake in the Scarlet Mansion.
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My Human Village Right Or Wrong]]: Poor Keine...
* MythologyGag: Because of Phantasmagoria of Flower View, Yuka's speed never naturally increases.
* TheObiWan: [[spoiler: Mima]] invokes this in order to [[spoiler: teach Marisa Starstorm]].
* OhCrap: The sequel is quite possibly the only time you will ''ever'' see [[spoiler:Yukari]] having this reaction. And it is glorious.
* OneHitWonder: [[spoiler:Sanae,]] for a little while, anyway.
* RecurringTraveler: [[CreatorCameo S]], appearing as a white {{Kirby}}, more or less.
* RecurringBoss: "a", a slime who multiplies his stats by some number each time you fight him. Also [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Tenshi]] and Reisen, as [[UnwillingRoboticisation New Reisen and Miracle Reisen]].]]
** [[spoiler:Marisa]] is fought twice in one of the later chapters in ''Return''.
* [[spoiler:RogueProtagonist: In the sequel. While Reimu doesn't qualify due to MoreThanMindControl, ''Marisa'' is a different story - she is absolutely '''livid''' at Ness, whom she holds responsible for her friend's current state.]]
* RunningGag: Yuka and her (lack of) speed.
** "There are ants at your feet. [[LampshadeHanging ...What, here? Get back to the forest!]]"
** "[[TotallyRadical Dude? That's rad.]]"
* ShipperOnDeck: [[spoiler: Mima]] seems to ship Marisa/anyone.
* ShoutOut: [[http://vgperson.com/other/TouhouMotherReferences.txt So many that it's hard to know where to begin...]]
* SilentProtagonist: Reimu has no written lines; Marisa and her other companions do most of the talking.
** [[spoiler:Until the TheStinger at least.]]
** Ness takes up the role instead in ''Return''. It's ironic given that ''he'' was given lines in the first game, despite being a Silent Protagonist himself in Videogame/EarthBound.
* SquishyWizard: What else would you expect of Marisa?
* [[spoiler:StableTimeLoop: The game's author seems to have gone with the "MOTHER 3 precedes Videogame/EarthBound chronologically" route, so all of the characters are living in the world Lucas rebuilt using the Dragon in Mother 3 - which Porky was born in. Loose knowledge of those two games is all you need to know what happens next...]]
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: [[spoiler: The humans who want to rebel against the youkai's rule aren't portrayed in a positive light. After all, they are led by Porky and if they get what they want, Gensokyo will vanish as the consequence.]]
* TimeSkip: The sequel is set six months after the end of ''Touhou Mother''. [[spoiler:Things aren't going well.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Cirno]] goes from goofy comic relief boss battle to one of the more difficult boss battles in the game [[spoiler: sometime while the party is stuck in Old Gensokyo.]]
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler: Porky, Eirin.]]
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Happens to [[spoiler: Sanae and poor Reisen]], with the latter sticking better than the former.
** Near the climax, [[spoiler: Reimu, Marisa and Tenshi are put into robotic bodies]].
** [[spoiler:In the sequel [[WellIntentionedExtremist Yukari does this to Reimu, turning her into]] [[AndIMustScream something similar to the]] [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}} Masked Man.]]]]
* TechnologyIsEvil: One of the major conflicts is the forced modernization of Gensokyo.
* TheQuisling: When stuff starts going to hell in Gensokyo, [[spoiler: Kanako, Tenshi, Eirin and Kaguya]] align themselves with [[spoiler: Porky and the Pigmasks]].
* [[spoiler:VictoryIsBoring: Porky finds that he's just too ''bored'' to kill off Reimu and Marisa after they're beaten, and instead [[SoLongSuckers roboticizes them as a final "screw you" to Gensokyo before leaving]].]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Remilia tries to take over the human village to drive Porky out of Gensokyo. By bringing an army of undead there and [[KillEmAll killing everyone in it]].]]
** [[spoiler: The sequel has Yukari bring some of the most powerful youkai in Gensokyo together and forcefully taking over, under the impression that should humans get any sort of power they will always abuse it.]]
*** [[spoiler: Yukari is willing to do just about anything to protect Gensokyo. [[FaceHeelTurn Even if it means becoming just like Porky.]]]]
* WorthyOpponent: "a" considers you this by the end, healing you to full before the fight and giving you a strong weapon upon defeat.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Rinbokusan is stated to be on board [[spoiler: Porky's ship.]] She never actually shows up.
* WhatTheHellHero: Marisa does most of the calling-out.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: Unreasonable Guy... did something!
** [[CriticalHit ...?! What did Mima do?!]]
** [[spoiler:Porky pulls this just like in ''MOTHER3''.]]
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