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I’ve seen some people who really wanted Takamaru as a playable character in Smash, but I really never thought he had a shot. He had one game 28 years ago that didn’t sell well and wasn’t even released outside of Japan until this year. The only reason most people even know about him is because of his game in Nintendo Land, and I think that only happened because the dev team made a ninja minigame and then slapped Takamaru’s name on it to give it some connection to Nintendo.

And yeah, you could argue that the Ice Climbers only got one game in the ’80s and they still made it into Smash, but the difference is that their game was released internationally and received moderate success. Plus, most of the reason they were added to Smash in the first place was because of the unique playstyle they could offer.

Bottom line, Takamaru’s gonna need some kind of revival to make it to playable status.

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Pic of the Day for July 28th!  We KNEW there would be something to expect soon, now that  Nazo no Murasame-jō is coming stateside!

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Pic of the Day for July 28th!  We KNEW there would be something to expect soon, now that Nazo no Murasame-jō is coming stateside!

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Oh, huh, really? That's weird. Because Hirokazu Tanaka (one of EarthBound's original composers) said in an interview that EarthBound took so long to get to the VC because of the music. (Just google "hirokazu tanaka earthbound sampling issue".) As for Mother 1, well... maybe Nintendo just has no interest in re-releasing it? To be frank, it hasn't exactly aged all that well compared to the other two games. :P Still, Mother 3 absolutely deserves to be re-released.

Huh, I didn’t know that. Maybe it was an issue putting it up on the VC in Japan, but not internationally?

And yeah, Mother 1 really isn’t nearly as accessible as its sequels. But it still has a big following in Japan, so it’s kinda weird that it still has yet to be released on VC even there. And I’m sure Nintendo of America still has the ROM of the unreleased translation sitting around somewhere, so they wouldn’t even need to retranslate it. Just change the title and replace all mentions of “Giegue” with “Giygas” and it’s good to go. Considering how popular the trilogy is in Japan and how many people internationally who would love to play the prequel to Earthbound, I can’t imagine that Nintendo wouldn’t make a profit from rereleasing it.

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Mother 3 has had trouble getting to America for the same reason EarthBound had trouble getting to the Virtual Console: lots of copyrighted music. I mean, the Mother 3 soundtrack has an exact replica of the Batman theme song on it, for instance. Having said that, I would still absolutely love it if Mother 3 got released outside of Japan.

I don’t think the music thing is as big of a deal as people make it out to be. Bill Trinen said that he wasn’t aware of any legal issues related to the music that were delaying Earthbound’s VC release, and you’d think he’d be the guy to know about that kind of stuff. And indeed, Earthbound was released for VC with no changes to the music. I mean, it’s very likely that Nintendo’s legal team did spend some time analyzing the potential issues, but it’s clear that they didn’t see enough of a problem with the sampling to say that it should be removed.

That said, if the legal team did see a problem with Mother 3’s music, it would definitely be more of a problem to change it than Earthbound’s, due to Mother 3’s combo system being linked to the music.

And even if that was an issue holding up Mother 3’s rerelease, what exactly is the holdup with releasing Mother 1?

Hey, y’know what would be a great way to celebrate the Mother 25th anniversary?

Officially releasing Mother 1 & 3 outside of Japan!

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mother 25th birthday !!!

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mother 25th birthday !!!

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