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Last month, Weekly Famitsu put up a poll on its site, asking readers what sequels to games they’d like to see the most. I was actually considering mentioning it here, so people could vote for MOTHER stuff, but I didn’t want to go through the hassle of explaining the process πŸ˜›

Anyway, I quickly forgot about it until the other day, when the results were printed in the May 8-15 edition of the magazine. Here are the results, and the MOTHER series got pretty high on there!

1. Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) 267 votes
2. Shenmue 249 votes
3. Okami 204 votes
4. Gotchaforce 189 votes
5. Xenogears 185 votes
6. Breath of Fire 180 votes
7. Rockman Dash (aka Mega Man Legends) 176 votes
8. Ogre Battle 174 votes
9. Chikyuu Boueigun (aka Earth Defence Force) 162 votes
10. Kowloon’s Gate 151 votes
11. Shinobido 141 votes
12. Demon’s Souls 123 votes
13. Rockman X (aka Mega Man X) 110 votes
14. Chrono 107 votes
15. Z.O.E 94 votes
16. MOTHER 92 votes
17. Romancing SaGa 90 votes
18. Senjou no Valkyria (aka Valkyria Chronicles) 87 votes
19. Justice Gakuen 82 votes
20. Medarot 81 votes
21. Subarashiki Kono Sekai (aka The World Ends With You) 79 votes
22. Shadow Hearts 77 votes
23. Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke 75 votes
24. Panzer Dragoon 72 votes
25. Baten Kaitos 69 votes
26. Infinite Undiscovery 65 votes
27. Lost Odyssey 65 votes
28. Wild Arms 64 votes
29. OZ 60 votes
30. Jet Set Radio 59 votes
31. Dewprism 58 votes
32. Ougon no Taiyou (aka Golden Sun) 57 votes
33. Another Century’s Episode 56 votes
33. Estopolis Denki (aka Lufia) 56 votes
33. Fire Pro Wrestling Spike 56 votes
36. Biohazard Outbreak 55 votes
37. Eternal Arcadia (aka Skies of Arcadia) 54 votes
38. Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou (aka White Knight Chronicles) 51 votes
39. Panzer Front 50 votes
40. Seiken Densetsu 48 votes
41. Front Mission 46 votes
42. Grandia 43 votes
43. Arc The Lad 42 votes
44. Bullet Witch 41 votes
45. Racing Lagoon 39 votes
46. Drag-On Dragoon 37 votes
47. Panekit 36 votes
48. Metal Wolf Chaos 33 votes
49. Tokimeki Memorial 33 votes
50. Famicom Detective Club 30 votes

Nice to see Famicom Detective Club and Lufia represented too πŸ˜€

Thanks to the multitude of people who sent in news about this over the weekend! Much appreciated πŸ˜€

 

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66 Comments to Japan Wants Another MOTHER


SamWibatt said on May. 4, 2009

Excellent! Glad to see Mother did so well.

Agreed re: Lufia, and I’m also pleasantly surprised that Jet Set Radio got such a good showing.

Ma, He Sold Me For A Few Cigarettes said on May. 4, 2009

no f-zero?

japan is full of rpg nerds :[

Charles said on May. 4, 2009

Yep, I’m really looking forward to playing Lufia II this summer. Another Baten Kaitos would be cool.

LucasTizma said on May. 4, 2009

Yay! I hope Shigesato Itoi feels compelled to create a new MOTHER game. Maybe it can be a crossover of M1-M3 and feature Ninten, Ness, and Lucas! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ PK Overload!

LucasTizma said on May. 4, 2009

(LOL Why is my avatar a cat?)

Poe said on May. 4, 2009

You get a randomly-generated EB sprite when you register, LucasTizma. ;P

Greenzsx87 said on May. 4, 2009

I don’t know… Metal Wolf Chaos sounds pretty hard-ass. πŸ˜‰

leommj said on May. 4, 2009

There we can see how many titles are published in Japan and don’t come to America… I’ve never heard of many of these games =P

LeonardoGolden said on May. 4, 2009

@LucasTizma
I am Ness’ dad πŸ˜€

Also, Okami? Never played it, but…

Beware The Fangirl said on May. 4, 2009

I SEE SKIES OF ARCADIA. WAAAAANT.

LucasTizma said on May. 4, 2009

@LeonardoGolden: Uh, can I have some money? I took out some Spiteful Crows on my way into work this morning. O.o Mom said to ask you about that.

Zinco said on May. 4, 2009

How could anyone, much less an RPG nerd, want a new Breath of Fire game over a new Chrono sequel? Everyone in that country is mad.

Ap0llo said on May. 4, 2009

What i would love to see is a Mother 1 remake for the DS

though i am happy to see Megaman Legends way up there

Josh said on May. 4, 2009

okami 2 would be absolutely awesome

pooppoop said on May. 4, 2009

woo the readers of this magazine have great taste

make another breath of fire already (not dragon quarter)

R7038XX said on May. 4, 2009

@LucasTizma
Yeah, because that doesn’t seem horribly forced or in any way logical.

santiagoff said on May. 4, 2009

Fuck yeah. WHERE THE HELL IS CHRONO BREAK/BRAKE SQUARE?! WHERE THE HELL IS IT?!

HAK2 said on May. 4, 2009

i actually wouldn’t want another Mother game. too much hassle to get it X(

Flint said on May. 4, 2009

Interesting that its the only Nintendo series on that list? I guess they voted just series that warranted sequel on the works (that would also explain why no Dragon Quest or PokΓ©mon in there).

TheBatFax said on May. 4, 2009

I’m so very pleased with number 50. Gooo, DS compilation! Please?

Oh, and really cool about Shenmue, Mother, Skies of Arcadia, and Jet Set Radio. Just one more game to finish off Shenmue…

Reggie Film-Anime said on May. 4, 2009

MOTHER IS COMINING HERE

Lampi said on May. 4, 2009

oooh just posting to check which sprite I got πŸ˜€

Mr. Tenda said on May. 4, 2009

Metal Wolf Chaos? Really?

lampi said on May. 4, 2009

so many RPGs =\

Hypotenuse Man said on May. 4, 2009

Here’s hoping that the developers listen to at least some of these. I’d love a new Baten Kaitos.

IWontGetOvertheDam said on May. 4, 2009

Heh. Seems I’m not the only one to submit this story.

Faux said on May. 4, 2009

It’s no surprise that Skies of Arcadia is in that list. Hopefully Sega will not be retarded about it.

Ana said on May. 4, 2009

Now, why isn’t there Super Smash Bros in it?

blahmoomoo said on May. 4, 2009

Heh, they really want another Mega Man Legends (#7). That series really needs to end that cliffhanger at the end of MML2 πŸ˜›

But it would be great for another Mother to exist!

Fred McNanner said on May. 4, 2009

@Greenzsx87: Metal Wolf Chaos is not the best of games…presidents in mechs…

I’m really happy with almost all these choices, but am I the only one that doesn’t want a new Mother right now?
I’m not saying there should never be Mother 4, but 3 wrapped things up great, and I can’t see where 4 could go.
Itoi’ll probably make it when the DSi is dying and Virtual Boy 2 had been out for a few years.

Poe said on May. 4, 2009

You’re not alone, Fred. I’m happy with how the trilogy ended. I like it better when things end at a good time, rather than being dragged on until they get stupid.

Big A2 said on May. 4, 2009

Same here Poe. Mother 3 was the best ending to the series we could’ve asked for. A new game would ruin it.

PKNuMan said on May. 4, 2009

OF COURSE THEY DO!

Claus said on May. 4, 2009

Now that I think about it, Itoi can’t be THAT tired. Especially because of how active he is. But still, I don’t think anything else in the series could happen.

NekoKnight said on May. 4, 2009

They just need to remake MOTHER/Eartbound Zero. I don’t really care what system it’s on, just as long as it comes out.

zedrein said on May. 4, 2009

*gasps* Wha-?! Japan wants another MOTHER game? Ya, no crap buttheads!!

You Guys! said on May. 4, 2009

Guys, just because Mother is on there doesn’t mean that there will be, and if so they might not release it in the U.S!

LegendofPatrick said on May. 4, 2009

I’m also happy to see Megaman Legends on there. That game took up a lot of my middle school years πŸ˜›

Jvct said on May. 4, 2009

Hey, Tomato, i was going to download the translation patch to Famicom Detective Club and…

Did you translated it?

Will said on May. 4, 2009

nice to see okami at number 3. too bad it wont happen πŸ™

Leirin said on May. 4, 2009

No Super Mario RPG 2? =/ Surprising. And yeah, also startling to see no Smash Brothers on the list… Weird.

NamelessFriend said on May. 4, 2009

Okami: The Celestial Plains Adventures? HELL YEAH!

Also, we still need a true Viewtiful Joe 3!!

pooppoop said on May. 4, 2009

Leirin
wasn’t there a gba sequal to super mario rpg several years ago?

Darien said on May. 4, 2009

I’m not surprised by the absence of Smash Bros., since there’s a fairly-recent series entry at the moment, and it doesn’t seem “abandoned” like most of the entries on that list do. You’ll notice there’s no mention of most big-name franchises (Zelda, Mario, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy) that sell massive numbers but also regularly, predictably see new releases; it’s mostly one-offs that people would like to see a sequel to and serieses that haven’t had an iteration in years. That said, I’d have picked Baten Kaitos myself; Viewtiful Joe is also a great choice. I’m with the people who think the Mother series is probably best to leave ended, though I certainly wouldn’t complain about a Mother-like game with the same quirky visuals and settings. πŸ˜‰

And lord knows there have been plenty of Super Mario RPGs since the original; Paper Mario on the N64 had the working title “Super Mario RPG 2,” so it’s pretty clear that Nintendo considers the Paper Mario / Mario & Luigi franchises to be SMRPG sequels.

And I’d guess that probably Chrono is so comparatively low on that list because, as much fun as the first one was, everybody played the second one also, and it was complete pants.

kevinchai said on May. 4, 2009

The title of this post totally gave me the idea that Ninten, Ness, and Lucas are “brothers from another mother.”

GoldenEevee said on May. 5, 2009

I see Chrono Brake on there!

Leirin said on May. 5, 2009

Hehe, I guess you’re right Darien. Also, I’m strangely glad to see Medabots/Medarot make the list, despite no longer being a fan of said franchise.

Belasted said on May. 6, 2009

I was very pleased with that list. I hope that Xenogears means Xenogears, and not XenoSaga. And yes, Lufia is a nice addition. And Breath of Fire and Chrono. I’m sure a Chrono sequel should be made, since the re-release. Also, why not a Seiken Densetsu sequel that is more similar to Secret of Mana? I remember pre-ordering Legend of Mana because I thought it was gonna be like Secret of Mana. I was so wrong.

Boomerang78 said on May. 7, 2009

3. Okami 204 votes
5. Xenogears 185 votes
13. Rockman X (aka Mega Man X) 110 votes
14. Chrono 107 votes
16. MOTHER 92 votes
25. Baten Kaitos 69 votes
28. Wild Arms 64 votes
32. Ougon no Taiyou (aka Golden Sun) 57 votes
33. Estopolis Denki (aka Lufia) 56 votes
37. Eternal Arcadia (aka Skies of Arcadia) 54 votes
40. Seiken Densetsu 48 votes
42. Grandia 43 votes

YEAHHHHHHHHH THESE. DO WANTTTTT

Krennthief said on May. 7, 2009

I think Mother 1 an Mother 3 would make the best movies of all the Mother games. Only as anime films, though. It’d be weird to see them as live-action movies, but that wouldn’t be bad, either.

Krennthief said on May. 7, 2009

Whoops, wrong topic… I should read what I’m posting on next time…

M-Warrior said on May. 7, 2009

I would absolutely love a Okami sequel!
A Mother sequel would be awesome too!
And a Chrono sequel.
Though I prefer adventure games over RPGs, so Okami is in first place.

Jeeves said on May. 8, 2009

I’m glad SOMEONE liked Gotcha Force. Look at this, 50-something comments and not one mention.

Raw said on May. 10, 2009

Okami @ #3?!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

wants_latios_lots said on May. 12, 2009

Oh God Okami I would legitimately cut off my right pinky finger for it

My only concern is that it wouldn’t be a good sequel, but I mean really. It wouldn’t be able to hurt the greatness of the original game, so I think I’d be okay even if a sequel sucked.

motherfan said on May. 12, 2009

NOW THIS!Itoi,just make mother 4 already.

MOTHER 4 SHOULD BE MADE IMMEDIATELY SORRY FOR ALL CAPS!

M5_Annie said on May. 14, 2009

Well, it’s obvious that people want a MOTHER 4 and then, they want even more with MOTHER 5. The cycle continues!

killa400 said on May. 15, 2009

hey how do you play eb0 as eb

ST said on May. 24, 2009

Wow, I thought Seiken Densetsu would be higher on the list.
But still Mother surpassing Lufia, Grandia, Golden Sun and Seiken Densetsu. That is quite impressive.

PSIchopath said on Jul. 12, 2009

I hate this avatar, can I change it? (Imma noob πŸ™ )

PSIchopath said on Jul. 12, 2009

@ M,HSMFAFC: Lol, yeah

Lukeas said on Jul. 14, 2009

Wow Gotcha Force!! πŸ˜€
That is an Awesome game!!
Glad to know MOTHER got there as well!

dog said on Jan. 16, 2010

awesom

Anonymous said on Jan. 17, 2010

Mother 3’s ending was good enough.
I’d like “MOTHER: the complete trilogy” for DS, though.

Ricardo said on Jan. 17, 2010

pooppoop: Mario and Luigi RPG wasn’t a sequel to Super Mario RPG. It was another saga. Paper Mario was going to be Mario RPG 2, but later they changed it.


 
 

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