One of the craziest RPGs I’ve played! It’s great!
Mother 3 is a great retro-style game made by Nintendo. The game is a turn-based RPG and is the third in the series of games. Outside of Japan it is known as Earthbound and the first game of the series was out in 1989 but if you’re a Super Smash Bros Ultimate fan you’ve probably seen Lucas who is from Mother 3.
Hold on too your hats is going to get slightly weird.
The game takes place after the events of Mother 2 but it is never explained how long. The game is set on different islands called the Nowhere Islands as you follow twins Lucas and Claus. The islands are invaded by a mysterious force called the Pigmask Army. After the invasion, you’ve lost your twin brother Claus. The game kind of goes gradually crazier from there and I don’t want to add in any more detail as this game has a great story and gameplay shouldn’t be spoiled, it should be experienced!
The Retro feel doesn’t disappoint.
Mother 3 is retro games at its finest, it has a lot in common with the Pokémon games of old like Pokémon Fire Red and Pokémon Leaf Green graphically and mechanically, but Mother 3 was made 10 years after the original Pokémon games so this game is a lot more polished, refined and perfected. The Mother 3 graphics could inspire any indie game dev today on their game if they’re looking to add that retro feel to their game. If you’re an indie game player this has that indie game feel to it and that’s never a bad thing.
Simple turned based gameplay like the classics.
The gameplay is classic turn-based RPG where the enemy takes a turn then you do like the Pokémon games and like the Final Fantasy games. For example, Final Fantasy games like 1 and 2. This isn’t amazingly different, you’ve probably played mechanically. You level up like most turned-based RPGs and fight like most others, but it is the story, you come to play Mother 3 for, not the mechanics.
This game is either for the indie gamer or the turned-based RPG gamer if you are just looking for that kind of gameplay but if you not an indie gamer or a turned-based RPG gamer but love a great story told through your games, this is definitely the game for you, even though it is slightly crazy. It has a great story that you have to experience for yourself.
Download Mother 3
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP