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Awesome Music: MOTHER
aka: Earthbound
MOTHER 1

Earthbound

Mother 3
  • Master Porky's Theme from Mother 3.
  • Also from Mother 3, "Unfounded Revenge" (the Fierce Pork Trooper's boss music) and "Smashing Song of Praise" (the Steel Mechorilla's boss music). They're in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for a reason.
  • Hell, You Call This A Utopia?!?, and the Super Smash Bros Brawl version are Creepy Music.
  • F-F-F-F-F-FIRE!
  • Mr. Batty Twist.
  • Ode to Ancestors: 8th Movement works as a Moment Of Awesome, since it puts several well-known pieces of classical music together.
  • Porky's Porkies is a bizarre, yet supremely awesome, 8-bit track form the third installment.''
    • While not complete, this guy's remix probably counts as well.
    • By the same token, that little song that plays when DCMC comes to the rescue. Surprisingly good, considering it's something most people probably won't hear all the way through.
  • One Word: Mother!? As if Chapter 6 of Mother 3 wasn't poignant enough, this song really drives it into absolute Tear Jerker territory.
  • Dry Guys and its faster remix Even Drier Guys. Its whimsical and slightly melancholy tone coupled with an accordion and an excellent piano solo captures the top quality standard for music in the game as well as the tone of the story.
  • A Letter to you, Honey and Letter from you, my sweet pull off the same effect.
  • Run, My Dog, Run! from Mother 3. It's basically the soundtrack to Boney's Moment Of Awesome. Whether or not Boney is the most powerful character, that scene singlehandedly solidified his "Boney is awesome" status forever.
  • Whether cheery or heartrending, Theme of Love is simply a beautiful song.
    • Speaking of Theme of Love, there is also the vocal version of the song which is sweet and heartrending no matter what language it's being sung in.
    • Fan remixes of Theme of Love are no slouches either. There's this localized version of it in English, with lyrics translated by the person behind the fan translation of Mother 3, Tomato, so you can be sure this English version of the song is really as accurate as it can be in the language without sounding too awkward.
  • Mind of a Thief from Mother 3, the Tazmily music for Chapter 2.
  • Intense Guys. It seems like okay boss music, until you realize that... "Whoa, that's not a boss I'm fighting. It's a freaking golden bat." Possibly the most epic non-boss tune in existence.
  • Volcano! Inferno! A slow yet exciting piece, perfect for exploring a volcano.
  • A Railway In Our Village? is sadly only played in the beginning of the future.
  • Piggy Guys is so awesome that it received an epic remix that contains another song which SHOULD have been in Brawl.
  • Though they were basically a spinoff of the Runaway Five from Earthbound, DCMC was an in-game rock/jazz band that took a few of the best Awesome Music candidates from the game and made them a million times more Awesome. For example, the "DCMC Theme," a remix of Duster's "Mind of a Thief" tune.
  • Fate and Serious from Mother 3. The way to combo these songs is pretty clever, too.
  • Natural Killer Cyborg. An amazing rockin' theme that assures the player they are going up against a massive super-robot, and it's even got a bit of 'Beat It' mixed in for extra awesomeness.
  • At the end of Mother 3, the most beautiful songs from the trilogy are reprised, including (surprisingly) the MOTHER 1 main theme. What makes it go into absolute Tear Jerker territory, though, is the reprise of Pollyanna, played as you take the boat ride to Porky's room. What makes it so sad is that Porky has crossed the Moral Event Horizon so many, MANY times, in such horrible ways, that you know there's no way he can have a happy ending, and also that you're surrounded by mementos from Earthbound: turns out he really did like Ness as a friend after all, huh?
  • Both Dangerous Guys and Even More Dangerous Guys feature a fantastic saxophone line that you just can't help but smile when listening to either.
  • Bon Voyage Amigo. Only a game like Mother 3 can make what's supposed to be the joyous occasion of completing your party, a Tear Jerker moment.
  • It Is Finished/It's Over, a remix of the Love Theme played at the climax of Mother 3 where The Masked Man AKA Claus finally comes to his senses and says one last goodbye and apologizes to Lucas before killing himself. It's... very sad.
  • Bordering on Awesome Music and horror is the final boss theme, Battle Against The Masked Man.
  • Fall of the Pig King should have been used in the game.
  • The transitioning of the music in Mother 3 works out really well. The MT Apartments song represents mystery, what has happened to our world? Immediately afterwards, Leder's Gymnopedie explains. The scene is concluded by The unnamed remix of the Chapter 3 closing music, which symbolizes Lucas's ambition to do whatever it takes to bring back peace.
  • Refreshing Toilets.
  • Monkey's Love Song. Being stuck with a total douchebag should not sound this catchy...
  • Strong One is quite possibly one of the best boss themes in a game with nothing but good boss themes. Enjoy comboing to the 15/8 meter.
  • The music used in the battle against Mecha-Drago. Very melancholic, very awesome.
  • Battle Against the Masked Man. Massive terror in this song; it sounds like the soundtrack is dying.
    • Absolutely nightmarish in reverse.
  • Wasteful Anthem has a flute portion worth listening to.
  • Even the songs that only a few people will ever hear are still amazing.
  • Gentle Rain, a very peaceful and soothing track. The Mother 3i remixed version combines this with a remix of Confusion, the music that plays when Flint finds out Hinawa has been killed in a not precisely tactful manner, perfectly conveying a sense of shock and loss.
  • The entire game kicks off with a little song called Fun Naming. It's a gentle, moving piece that helps welcome the player to the Mother 3 world.
    • And after that, this song accompanies a sweeping view over the Nowhere Islands.
  • The Attic's A Dungeon!? is pretty easily overlooked, playing in only one pretty short area, but that doesn't stop it from being an awesome beat.
  • The Green Train's Fun Too! sums up the joy of riding a green-colored train.
  • The normal train music is really awesome, really making use of the electric guitar.
  • A Tiny, Enormous Miracle, one of the game's most heartwarming pieces of music. Especially at the 1:05 mark, when it changes to a beautiful reprise of "A Railway In Our Village?".
  • Open Sesame Tofu! Also known as the Osohe Dance song.
  • Memory of Life, the very last song of the entire franchise. A soft, heartwarming track that is all but saying "the happy ending is finally here, after all this time."
  • And Then There Were None is, simply put, Tear Jerker in musical form.
  • Monkey's Delivery Service, though not as sad as the aforementioned music, is still damn hard to listen to without getting teary, as it embodies all the shit Fassad put Salsa through.
  • After going through a long adventure, seeing the ending, the "The End?" screen and its secret, you're treated to a roll call of the characters you met in the game, set to this awesome medley, appropriately called Curtain Call. The way it starts, you can almost hear an entire audience roaring with applause in your head.
  • LOG-O-TYPE, a grand, majestic theme that plays when the Mother 3 logo appears in the intro of the game. To quote a Youtube commenter, "The first time you heard this, you knew you were in for one hell of a game".
  • "Accelerono". It's used as the battle theme for the walking tombstone enemies, whose gimmick is that they walk towards you... slowly... until they very painfully strike. And the music sounds slow and lumbering at first, until it gets faster... and faster... and faster...
  • "And El Mariachi", used for battles against the cactus wolf. Sounds absolutely nothing like battle music. Is still awesome.
  • The song for the credits, 16 Melodies, combines all three main themes from each Mother game. It starts out with brief snippets of "Theme of Love", "Eight Melodies", and "Smiles and Tears", then plays the first full verses of "Eight Melodies" from Mother 1 and Earthbound'''s "Smiles and Tears", and finishes with the full version of "Theme of Love" which ends its last remaining verse very triumphantly. It's uplifting, tearjerking, and heartwarming all at once as it embodies the strong end to this trilogy of great games.
  • The Game Over theme, Stand Up Strong, is - like pretty much everything else in Mother 3 - beautifully tearjerking, in that it embodies the serenity of death: it's pretty much a funeral tune, played with an organ. It is, essentially, "you can now rest in peace" in musical form.

Mother 4
  • Special mention should go to Azure Studio's project. Though it may be a Fan Sequel, it looks as every bit as awesome as the official titles, and it's no slouch in the music department either. A small example is this remix combining both MOTHER 1's "Battle Against a Dangerous Foe" and Earthbound's "Sanctuary Guardian" themes.

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alternative title(s): Earth Bound; Mother 1
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