Mother

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Mother
Mother boxart.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Nintendo
Nintendo
RPG
NES Cartridge
Family Computer
Retail Features
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Main Credits
Shigesato Itoi
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Family Computer
July 271989
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Mother, sometimes known as EarthBound Zero and EarthBound Beginnings, is the first game in the Mother series. It is an RPG for the NES starring Ninten, a very similar character to EarthBound's Ness, though it has been understood that they are not the same. Regardless, Mother shares many similarities to its sequel EarthBound, such as PSI abilities and the main antagonist Giygas (called Giegue during this game).

North American release[edit | edit source]

The game was intended to be released outside of Japan. In fact, it was even fully translated and ready to go. However, with the release of the SNES, it was decided not to release a new NES game. Fans were still able to play the game many years later, in ROM form, when it was leaked onto the internet. This ROM was later officially released on the Wii U under the new name "EarthBound Beginnings".