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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things - Episode 7


And now for something a little more lighthearted. You know when you're playing a game and it makes references to its earlier spiritual prequels? Well, with Mother 3, this happens somewhat often as it has a lot of the same characters such as Mr. Saturns, various running gags, and so on. However, one thing I certainly did not expect is one of the best. Toward the end of chapter 8 (the final chapter), you have a long hallway, then a short boatride.

Sounds fairly unimportant...unless you've played both Mother 1 and 2 (Earthbound). If you watched the video and still didn't get it, here's why it's so awesome. The hallway is the old NES title screen theme for Mother 1. The boatride theme is a revamped version of the field theme for Mother 1. Furthermore, along the ride you get to see various things from Mother 2 that were significant.

In fact, even after that you get a pencil eraser and use it to erase a pencil! Well, if you want. It has no relevance on the plot at hand, nor is it absolutely necessary...and yet, it doesn't matter. It was an immediate nostalgia trip for me. I could watch this scene over and over again. Absolutely brilliant.


So there was a lot of dark, near depressing stuff this time around, but a little light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you enjoyed this one and to be honest, I'd love to get more of these out in rapid succession, but it takes a while for me to remember the scenes I absolutely adore. Well, see you next time!
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About gunsageone of us since 2:58 PM on 04.11.2008

I've been gaming since 1987. I used to be a big Nintendo fanboy, then Square jumped the shark, so I followed. Eventually I realized neither Square nor Nintendo were the only companies out there worth following and my collection more or less speaks for itself now. I love to meet up with people on XBL, though I haven't done much online with the Wii. I've also been writing game review articles since 2004 on the old Project Wonderboy, then Morphine Nation, and now back to the new Project Wonderboy and various other sites.

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