ROM Hacks: "MOTHER 4" is finally here...? Uh-oh!

Started by RHDNBot, April 02, 2022, 09:11:38 PM

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Update By: Polinym

It's that time of year again. Which time? The first of a certain month, which means that it's time for THAT kind of EarthBound hack.

Given the issues of timing and wanting to avoid sounding like a pretentious wackjob with a stick up his rear to those who haven't played Persona 5 Royal like last year's disaster, this year the creator of this hack has decided not to use any deception in marketing.

"MOTHER 4" was designed as a sequel to the SNES RPG EarthBound. The goal was to create "the worst EarthBound hack ever made". Of course, it wouldn't be fun to just make the hack "lol unbeatable!". Thus, "MOTHER 4" is a troll hack, which will trick the player at each and every turn, much like a Mario Maker troll level. Trust nothing. "MOTHER 4" rewards players who are clever, but those who play just as mindless as the hack itself will struggle. Extremely skilled players could beat the hack in just a few minutes.

And the plot? The hack's writing is on par with Fire Emblem Awakening. Giygas is back! Why? How? Who knows. Nest's bicycle gets stolen, and he must get his friends to go stop the alien again.

"MOTHER 4" also includes the "Adaptive Troll Difficulty" feature, which causes random mechanics to cease functioning if the game is played for a long period of time. Use Nest's  "Calling Fone" to save the game anytime, anywhere and avoid the troll!

When does the madness end? When you get a hug, you know you've reached the game's end.

As per usual, a trailer for the hack can be found here:

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