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November 19th, 2009 | MOTHER 1+2, Uncommon Knowledge

Today is the “Great American Smokeout”, which I guess means it’s also this guy’s birthday 😛

Incidentally, the crow had a cigarette in the Famicom version of MOTHER, but in MOTHER 1+2 it was taken away. Itoi (a notoriously heavy smoker) quit smoking around the time MOTHER 1+2 was being made. I’m guessing it’s just coincidence though, since a lot of stuff censored in EarthBound Zero was left that way for MOTHER 1+2.

 

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17 Comments to Smokey the Crow Tries to Stop


curiouspasserby said on Nov. 19, 2009

Happy b-day smokey! I think that with Mother 1+2 the programmers just dumped the Earthbound Zero data and then put in the Japanese text from the original. Just a theory.

Carl said on Nov. 19, 2009

As far as I know, every change made for the English version of Earthbound “Zero” except for the English-language text was incorporated into the game for Mother 1+2. In his interview with Lost Levels, the game’s English script writer, Phil Sandhop explains: “In software development, each subsequent version is usually derivative of prior versions. Once the program was changed they would have continued to use the revised program and plugged in their old text modules.”

PK Mt. Fuji said on Nov. 19, 2009

I’ve just noticed that they even changed Ninten’s sprite. No yellow line on his shirt.

LucasTizma said on Nov. 19, 2009

I never understood why this funny little “guy” wears…red stilettos. LOL

guy said on Nov. 19, 2009

sneakers are too big for bird feet

20thCenturyBoy said on Nov. 19, 2009

The reason of this post is just hilarious XD

MagicBarrier said on Nov. 19, 2009

F*** yeah Smokey!

SamWibatt said on Nov. 19, 2009

If any of you out there are trying to quit today, good on you. I quit almost a year ago and know how tough it is. Well done, Smokey the Crow!

Tobias said on Nov. 20, 2009

Smokey the Crow is the best.

PKFighter201 said on Nov. 20, 2009

Smokey the Crow vs. Smokey the Bear.

Although I didn’t know Itoi was a “notorious” smoker

Ness and Lucas Killing every ALIEN!!! said on Dec. 12, 2009

i am sooooooooooo glad itoi stopped smoking…

ITOI YOU ARE AWESOME

Ness said on Aug. 1, 2010

Somebody should do a fan translation for Mother 1 and Mother 2 (EarthBound).

TGP said on Oct. 11, 2010

Is it me or is that sprite Mother 2 styled?

GiegueFanboy said on Feb. 12, 2012

Cool sprite, EB styled.

BigDream said on Mar. 21, 2012

Guess Itoi removed it to avoid being tempted to smoke again. Anybody agree with me?

CaliforniaRollz said on May. 12, 2012

So guys, I’m playing the Mother 1+2 fan translation and the crow still has a cigarette. Did Mato and the crew add it back in?

Poe said on May. 12, 2012

Yes, they did! Here’s some more info on what Mato changed in the patch: http://mother12.earthboundcentral.com/#why


 

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