Oh no... Mother 3...

So Mother 3 sparked my curiosity randomly. 
It started with checking out some old Earthbound reviews. Then with digging around for anything Earthbound related. Then after I woke up from my blackout, I found myself listening to the entire Mother 3 soundtrack. 
 
THEN there was a Gamebaz page open in my browser with a listing for the Mother 3 GBM for almost a thousand dollars.
And oh GOd there are 2 up on ebay for about 600 less... What the hell.. 

Why do I do this to myself? I'm going to have to play this. I'd prefer to do so legitimately, but I am so enthralled...

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Posted by Captainlunchbox

So Mother 3 sparked my curiosity randomly. 
It started with checking out some old Earthbound reviews. Then with digging around for anything Earthbound related. Then after I woke up from my blackout, I found myself listening to the entire Mother 3 soundtrack. 
 
THEN there was a Gamebaz page open in my browser with a listing for the Mother 3 GBM for almost a thousand dollars.
And oh GOd there are 2 up on ebay for about 600 less... What the hell.. 

Why do I do this to myself? I'm going to have to play this. I'd prefer to do so legitimately, but I am so enthralled...

Posted by FancySoapsMan

I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese).

Posted by Captainlunchbox
@FancySoapsMan said:
" I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese). "
It's just sad that The U.S. and U.K. get the shaft from Nintendo on this.
Posted by Wes899

In situations like this it's perfectly ok to get a rom and the fan translation.

Posted by Captainlunchbox
@Wes899 said:
" In situations like this it's perfectly ok to get a rom and the fan translation. "
Would I be double ok if I imported the cart, too? Then the ROM would just be a backup to something I already own. (Yes, I am over thinking this)
Edited by wolf_blitzer85
@Captainlunchbox said:

" @FancySoapsMan said:

" I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese). "

It's just sad that The U.S. and U.K. get the shaft from Nintendo on this. "
Also it seems like you might need a japanese snes system to even play the game since the shape of the cartridges are pretty different. They are the same shape as European cartridges, but European SNES's run in a PAL format where as the game itself is probably NTSC-J so you'd still be out of luck.
Posted by Captainlunchbox
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @Captainlunchbox said:

" @FancySoapsMan said:

" I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese). "
It's just sad that The U.S. and U.K. get the shaft from Nintendo on this. "
Also it seems like you might need a japanese snes system to even play the game since the shape of the cartridges are pretty different. They are the same as European cartridges, but European SNES's run in a PAL format where as the game itself is probably NTSC-J so you'd still be out of luck. "
I'm looking at Mother 3 for the GBA. But the first Mother game was released here as Earthbound.
Posted by TooWalrus
@Captainlunchbox
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @Captainlunchbox said:

" @FancySoapsMan said:

" I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese). "
It's just sad that The U.S. and U.K. get the shaft from Nintendo on this. "
Also it seems like you might need a japanese snes system to even play the game since the shape of the cartridges are pretty different. They are the same as European cartridges, but European SNES's run in a PAL format where as the game itself is probably NTSC-J so you'd still be out of luck. "
I'm looking at Mother 3 for the GBA. But the first Mother game was released here as Earthbound.
That was mother 2.
Posted by wolf_blitzer85
@Captainlunchbox said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @Captainlunchbox said:

" @FancySoapsMan said:

" I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese). "
It's just sad that The U.S. and U.K. get the shaft from Nintendo on this. "
Also it seems like you might need a japanese snes system to even play the game since the shape of the cartridges are pretty different. They are the same as European cartridges, but European SNES's run in a PAL format where as the game itself is probably NTSC-J so you'd still be out of luck. "
I'm looking at Mother 3 for the GBA. But the first Mother game was released here as Earthbound. "
I'm aware of that. I didn't know that Mother 3 was a GBA only joint though. That's insane they have cartridges going for that much.
Posted by Captainlunchbox
@TooWalrus said:
" @Captainlunchbox
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @Captainlunchbox said:

" @FancySoapsMan said:

" I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese). "
It's just sad that The U.S. and U.K. get the shaft from Nintendo on this. "
Also it seems like you might need a japanese snes system to even play the game since the shape of the cartridges are pretty different. They are the same as European cartridges, but European SNES's run in a PAL format where as the game itself is probably NTSC-J so you'd still be out of luck. "
I'm looking at Mother 3 for the GBA. But the first Mother game was released here as Earthbound.
That was mother 2. "
I thought Mother 2 was the N64 version?
Edited by Kjellm87

I can say it is as good as Earthbound/Mother 2, it's simply brilliant.
It gave me this good feeling when playing, something that I've missed in recent games
 
Also the N64 game was canned for Mother 3 on the Advance

Edited by MikkaQ
@Captainlunchbox said:

" @TooWalrus said:

" @Captainlunchbox
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" @Captainlunchbox said:

" @FancySoapsMan said:

" I played it on my laptop it works pretty well. If you buy a legitimate cartridge you won't be able to understand it anyways (I'm assuming you don't speak japanese). "
It's just sad that The U.S. and U.K. get the shaft from Nintendo on this. "
Also it seems like you might need a japanese snes system to even play the game since the shape of the cartridges are pretty different. They are the same as European cartridges, but European SNES's run in a PAL format where as the game itself is probably NTSC-J so you'd still be out of luck. "
I'm looking at Mother 3 for the GBA. But the first Mother game was released here as Earthbound.
That was mother 2. "
I thought Mother 2 was the N64 version? "
That was cancelled, it was what Mother 3 was supposed to be. The only north american mother game was Earthbound. Mother 1 and 3 haven't come out here. Though there IS an official translation of Mother 1 that never got released, that's floating around the web somewhere.  
 
Anyway, this game is awesome, the fan-translation seems really well done and yeah fun game for sure.  Probably no point in importing a cart if you're just playing it on your computer translated, especially because owning a game and then downloading that game's Rom isn't legal, the backup has to be made from your own cart, so if that's your concern, forget about it.
Posted by Captainlunchbox
@Kjellm87 said:
" I can say it is as good as Earthbound/Mother 2, it's simply brilliant. It gave me this good feeling when playing, something that I've missed in recent games  Also the N64 game was canned for Mother 3 on the Advance "
Like "good feeling" as in how you smile a little bit when you think about playing it?
Posted by Kjellm87
@Captainlunchbox said:
" @Kjellm87 said:
" I can say it is as good as Earthbound/Mother 2, it's simply brilliant. It gave me this good feeling when playing, something that I've missed in recent games  Also the N64 game was canned for Mother 3 on the Advance "
Like "good feeling" as in how you smile a little bit when you think about playing it? "
Kinda "You've worked hard and long, but it payed off", yeah. Also the ending part is something of the sadest thing I've seen in a videogame.