Game Boy Advance Retro Gaming

How to Play Earthbound (Mother 3) on Game Boy Advance in English

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Is there an Earthbound GBA game?

While EarthBound is a beloved classic role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), many fans may not be aware that the game’s sequel was released exclusively for the Game Boy Advance in 2002. The game is titled “Mother 3” in Japan and is the third installment in the EarthBound/Mother series.

The story of “Mother 3” takes place on the Nowhere Islands and follows the adventures of a young boy named Lucas and his friends as they try to save their world from a mysterious enemy known as the Pig Mask Army. Along the way, they meet various characters, explore different locations, and uncover the secrets of their world.

“Mother 3” received critical acclaim in Japan upon its release, with many praising its story, characters, music, and gameplay. However, the game was only released in Japan and was not officially localized for other regions.

Is there an English version of Mother 3 on GBA?

An unofficial English translation of “Mother 3” for the Game Boy Advance was created by a group of dedicated fans known as the “Mother 3 Fan Translation Team”. The team spent several years working on the project, which involved translating the game’s Japanese text into English, as well as hacking the game to insert the translated text and make other modifications.

The fan translation of “Mother 3” was released in 2008 and quickly gained a following among English-speaking fans of the series. The translation was praised for its quality and attention to detail, as well as for its ability to capture the unique humor and charm of the EarthBound/Mother series.

Since its release, the fan translation of “Mother 3” has been widely circulated online and has helped to introduce the game to a new generation of fans. The translation has also been credited with helping to increase awareness of the EarthBound/Mother series in general, and has even been cited by some as a factor in the eventual release of EarthBound Beginnings (the first game in the series) on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2015.

Where can I download Mother 3 GBA in English?

You can download the unofficial fan translations for Mother 3 (aka Earthbound GBA) here. It is important to note that these translations are unofficial and may not be legal in all jurisdictions, so it’s always recommended to exercise caution and ensure that you are obtaining the necessary ROM files and emulation software from reputable sources. Fans who wish to experience the game in its original Japanese form can import a physical copy of the game and download a fan-made translation patch to play the game in English from the link above. However, importing the game and patching it yourself can be a complex and time-consuming process, and may require some technical expertise.