Back in the day, there was a game for the Nintendo Famicom in Japan called Mother. Here is a summerized story that I got from the fan site MotherXP.com. It's a fan site trying to do a remake of Mother or what some fans call EarthBound Zero. This was supposed to release in the US but was cancelled cause they thought it would do bad in sale cause other games like Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior were doing well. It's all on Starmen.net
Story: "A young girl looses her mother. A young boy is tormented at his elementary school for his intense genius, and another young boy becomes corrupt, seeking vengeance for the murder of his parents. In the middle of this, Ninten wakes up one night to find his house in chaotic disarray.
After returning the lamp to normal, Ninten ventures out to see things are still not right. Mimmie, Ninten's sister, is terrified in her room when her doll is running amok. Downstairs, Ninten's mother is barricading the door and wishing her husband was home. The phone rings, and who else but Ninten's father calls.
Ninten's father tells him there is something deeper going on, then a mere poltergeist. Ninten learns he has psychic powers, strange and unusual powers that are unexplained, except the slight mention of them in his Great Grand Father's Diary.
It's time for Ninten to embark on a journey, to get to the heart of the plague that has turned honest people into crooks, animals driven insane and piecing together a haunting melody that lingers in the Ninten will unite with the shy gifted one from the snow land, the weakling from the huge city, and the devastated youth of a crime infested town, to find an answer of their own. Who is destroying all these lives, taking the lives of a boy's parents and kidnapping an entire town's adults to leave the children helpless and terrified.
Who has lost his tail?"
Then there was the sequel as a lot of us know as EarthBound (Mother 2). It's about a boy name Ness (yes, the one from the Smash Bros. games) who wakes up after hearing a Meteor smash in the hills of Onett. So he goes to see what is going on and finds out that he is destined to save the world from evil aliens. He has to seek out his 3 alleys, Paula, Jeff, and Poo. Together they can stop the threat of the evil alien, Giygas, from destroying there world. This one actually came out for the SNES to the US in 1995. But it did so poorly in sales. Who would buy a game with a slogan "EarthBound: This game stinks!"? The game didn't stink! It was really really really good......DAMMIT!!! Nintendo messed up there, but doesn't admit it.
Next was the long awaited sequel Mother 3. Original was suppose to come out for the fabled Nintendo 64 Disk Drive, but once that never fell thru, they scrapped it. This game has the Newcomer, Lucas, from SSB: Brawl. I'm not going to explain this one. After that news, EarthBound fans came together to make a petition to bring it back. A fan site known as Starmen.net came on the scene to start the petition to bring it back. After getting over 30K worth of signatures and a little luck, we hoped that this would work. Some time later Nintendo announces that Mother 3 is in the works for the GBA. Oh, Happy day!!! As soon as it came out in Japan, there was no word on it coming to the US. This made US EarthBound fans mad! A lot did get the import, and the others downloaded the ROM. The rest were just disapointed. 2 years later we're still fighting for the Trilogy to be released on Wii Virtual Concole or on the DS. Also, I've played this one and I must say it's absolutely the best. You'll laugh, cry, get confused, and well it's that good!
This series should be released state side cause the fan base increased well over 30K and would do really well in sales. But Nintendo of American will not release it. Why is this? Well, if EarthBound did so bad in 1995 it will do bad now. This is no longer true!
Thank you, for hearing me out. And I must say, this was the longest blog I ever did. lol
Edit: Note: If any other Mother/EarthBound fans see this blog, please tell me if I did anything wrong or if I left out anything important. I want this blog to be as accurate as possible. Thank you.