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EarthBound 2

Hack of Mother 3


this is the complete Mother 3 translation but “westernized” as all instances of “Mother 3″ have been changed to “EarthBound 2″ like the title screen and end screen as well as some names being changed to more western common names such as Hinawa is now Amber and so on, basically the game has been modded to feel as though it got a proper western release

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Mother 3 (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy Advance (v. 20210227-023848)
  • File/ROM MD5: AF8B0B175F7EC8914CB87B3161BA1AAA
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 4F0F493E12C2A8C61B2D809AF03F7ABF87A85776
  • File/ROM CRC32: 42AC9CB9




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
JeffmanOriginal HackingEnglish translation as base
TomatoOriginal TranslationEnglish translation as base
ChewyOriginal TranslationEnglish translation as base

User Review Information


Reviewed By: onigirli on 29 Jun 2022

I don’t normally have a problem with Japanese names, and never even really considered the ones in Mother 3 to be much of a problem but now that this hack brought attention to them it occurred to me that, yeah, they were kind of jarring after all the other western-sounding names in the game… and never did sound quite right. It’s such an oddly-specific thing to ‘fix’ but the game finally did feel right to me. A surprise because while I’m not fond of Kumatora/Hinawa as a name I still figured I’d find it too hard to adjust to something else. But not really. It was fine and the chosen replacements worked for me. Kudos

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Basedonigirli29 Jun 20221.0Yes
An inherently flawed concept from the start, not done particularly well.theNightStar15 Dec 20211.0No
Hell Nomarcievania14 Dec 20211.0No
Good way to imagine localized titles.RealGaea14 Dec 20211.0Yes
Finally A True Western Release of Mother 3!dewhenson0714 Dec 20211.0Yes