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Lucas and co. must pull the seven needles and save the world


Nobuyuki Inoue


Shigesato Itoi (story), Shigesato Itoi (screenplay)

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Strange things start happening in Lucas' peaceful, and happy town. Lucas along with a thief named Duster, a tomboy princess named Kumotora, and your dog, must set out to pull the seven needles to save the world. Menewhile an old foe is tryingstop you, with his pig mask wearing army, and animals combined with machines, and other animals, to stop Lucas Duster, Kumotora and Boney.

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Release Date:

20 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother 3 See more »

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Despite popular demand from fans, Nintendo has yet to give a proper English localization however dozens of fans have taken it upon themselves to provide one. See more »


Lighter: I wish I could pound fate with this 2x4.
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Referenced in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2009) See more »


Written by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Shogo Sakai in "Ode to Ancestors: 8th Movement"
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Strange, funny, and heartrending. Simply AMAZING
9 April 2009 | by rjdfhorn_06See all my reviews

Truly one of the greatest games/RPGs of all time. This game has the ability to connect with players unlike any others i've seen before. The battle system is AMAZING and intuitive using a musical combo system, allowing the player to perform combos by following the beat of the battle music. The ending of the game is amazing, and may bring one to tears. Throughout, you'll laugh at jokes/puns, notice historical references, etc. The game as a whole is very funny, yet extremely emotional. Any fan of video games (especially the Earthbound/Mother series) will a lot to love in this game. Shigesato Itoi really delivered an excellent addition to the Earthbound/Mother series. Definitely "strange, funny, and heartrending." PLAY THIS GAME NOW!!!

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