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July 22nd, 2012 | MOTHER 3, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos

By now, many fans of MOTHER 3 know about the debug room that lets you go to key points throughout the game. Lesser known is that there are similar points elsewhere in the game that let you jump to specific parts of Chapter 7.

Basically, under unknown conditions, Magypsy sprites show up in some locations, and if you talk to them you can choose where in Chapter 7 to go. I first became aware of this debug menu while translating the game – you can see it all in the script data here.

Now, how to access these reliably is still a mystery. Many years ago some folks (including me, I think?) managed to find a way to access Doria outside of Osohe castle. More info on that here.

Anyway, RyukaValis recently found others by accident! Check out the video here:

For more info on this new discovery, see here.

Again, how to make this happen is still unclear. So it’ll be some time until anyone learns how to reliably access these debug characters. If anyone finds out, please let me know!


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5 Comments to MOTHER 3 Magypsy Debug Menus

Ostricho said on Jul. 22, 2012

Wow, I’m amazed. I love secrets in games.

jinxkatty7 said on Jul. 22, 2012

really neat. Lucas, you must pass your heart on to the red carpet… So make sure you pull those needles!

SSBMaster11 said on Jul. 23, 2012

Do you think that this could theoretically be used in a TAS to skip major portions of the game, or is the debug menu completely inaccessible without hacking?

Mato said on Jul. 23, 2012

I don’t know of any way to access it without cheat codes or hacking, so right now I don’t think that’s a possibility.

Patrick said on Jan. 18, 2013

This video answers your question.


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