Mistreated Mother Fans Swarm Miiverse To Beg For Earthbound

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There is perhaps no group of gamers more mistreated than American Mother fans.

While Japanese gamers have gotten all three games in the surreal RPG series, all we've gotten is Earthbound, a Super Nintendo localization of Mother 2. Americans didn't get Mother on NES, Mother 3 on Game Boy Advance, or any of the subsequent ports and re-releases—and Nintendo won't say why.

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Rubbing salt on our Mr. Saturn-sized wounds, last week Nintendo announced a release of Mother 2 for the Wii U's Virtual Console... in Japan. Nowhere else. (I asked a Nintendo rep if it will ever come here. The response: "We have nothing to announce about this game at this time.")

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So. U.S. gamers have taken to the Wii U's social network, Miiverse, to protest. Here are just some of hundreds of Mother-related posts on the Miiverse page for Balloon Fight (click to expand):


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I love it. Occupy Miiverse!

(Hat tip: Kotaku reader JonathanPonikvar)

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jonathanponikvar
Jonathan Ponikvar

I remember renting Earthbound from Blockbuster over and over again back when it first came out. After about the 6th time in a row (and when I was only about halfway through the game), my mom finally just went out and bought the dang thing for me. I finally had it, and this time with the strategy guide!

I still have that cartridge, AND the guide. Held onto them for almost 20 years now. And I'd buy the VC version in a heartbeat just to support it... if Nintendo would listen.

Hey, we succeeded in getting Xenoblade and the Last Story brought over here. Stranger things have happened.