TSM Episode 544: The Mother Ultimatum

We DEMAND the immediation localisation of Mother 3!

Mother 3 MUST be localised.

Download Link: Released 2019.07.29

The gloves are finally off when Caspius and SiliconNooB discover Nintendo’s lackadaisical celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Mother series: no localisation, no re-release, no port, but rather a weekend spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

19 comments on “TSM Episode 544: The Mother Ultimatum”

  1. Weekend SPIRIT event. Hence the picture above from Mother 3. Get it?

  2. OH! Those are GHOSTS?? I assumed Mother 3 had a scene with legless KKK members. My bad.

  3. I’m curious if for the fall play through if I can play my English version Mother 3 game boy advance cart. If that’s ok then I’ll do that. Otherwise I’ll use my XL to play Earthbound then. Also, what happened to Caspius’ faucet of disparaging promises that was being made? And they look more like floating condoms in the picture for this post. If I earned it, Metaknight and Final Fantasy VII……PS4 remake!

  4. @PubPibs: Entry begrudgingly awarded!

    Mother 3 is not acceptable for the Earthbound (Mother 2) playthrough, sorry.

  5. I have a theory about why we will never see Mother 3. I do not think Nintendo has the source code, and its likely lost. So they’d be left with a patched ROM with the fan translation. However, they don’t have a GBA emulator in house built for the switch, and the rhythm combat in Mother 3 has issues syncing during emulation. There are also issue with the bath scene that they could not easily remove due to lacking the source-code and I have heard mentions of some of the songs possibly having copy right issues here in the US. If they had access to the original project files and code, this would all be easily fixable but I know that its often the case in the game industry that these old source-codes are truly lost.

  6. However, they don’t have a GBA emulator in house built for the switch

    Then they should fix this problem.

    and the rhythm combat in Mother 3 has issues syncing during emulation.

    Nintendo’s threshold for quality is exceedingly low, so I don’t think this is it. Besides, I’ve never heard of this being much of a problem for people trying to play the game.

    There are also issue with the bath scene that they could not easily remove due to lacking the source-code

    Nintendo was able to alter the Earthbound ROM in order to remove flashes and strobing light effects so…

    and I have heard mentions of some of the songs possibly having copy right issues here in the US.

    People said that this was the reason that Nintendo had not re-released Earthbound on the Virtual Console, until one day Nintendo did re-release Earthbound onto the Virtual console…

  7. Tournament Entry Awarded: RabidKitten (31 July)!

    Tournament Entry Awarded: SiliconNooB (31 July)!

  8. Is the source code even needed to patch the ROM? Lunar Magic (the OG Mario Maker) has been around since 2000 but Super Mario World’s source code wasn’t fully released until 2015 (as far as I can tell).

  9. On the subject of the last 3ds game, wouldn’t that have been Persona Q2 Shadow of the Labrynth? I think that came out a month or two ago. I picked it up, and it’s a mix of Persona and Etrian Odyssey. The cartography focus in the game is…interesting. I haven’t decided if it’s fun or not yet.

    CD Projeckt Red is a pretty amazing company as far as their philosophy on their game releases. When I picked up Witcher 3, if I remember correctly it came not only with a complete full fledge very log and chock full of content game, but also with an instruction booklet, a soundtrack cd, and an additional lore booklet, all for the base price of the game at $60. The attitude behind it was just to reward people for purchasing the game.
    So, despite the fact that I had never played any games in the series before that point, it just left a delicious taste in my mouth while starting the game (a game that is still to this day one of my favorite PS4 games). People who put that kind of care into their packaging, and that kind of appreciation for their customers can be assured that at least I will put careful attention and enthusiasm in playing their game. Perhaps attitudes like that among players and the developer is why Cyberpunk 2077 is the most anticipated game going into next year. Other companies should be taking note.

  10. Tournament Entry Awarded: Gyme (31 July)!

    Tournament Entry Awarded: Fumunshu (31 July)!

  11. You know guys, we should make a list of games to choose from to make things easier for those who get an entry but have no idea on what games to choose for their entry. For example, if I wanted, the next entry might be Simon Belmont with Final Fantasy VII ps1 just so Caspius has somebody to root for in this competition. But as pointed out since this is about the Tournament directly, this doesn’t count.

  12. @Pub_pibs I already gave him Ness for Xenogears and Cloud for FF7 to root for. I think 2/80 characters is more than generous.

  13. So LJN free reign it is. Think ps3 Golden Axe is fine or go for Aquaman 64 next June?

  14. Just wish there was a Fable collection. 3 games of hell in 1 pack. Caspius’ ultimate nightmare

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