Itoi, Iwata, and Old MOTHER 3
Back in 2003, before MOTHER 1+2 was released, Shigesato Itoi got together with the composers for MOTHER 1 and 2 and asked them to talk about their experiences, as well as suggest a bunch of music albums for fans to listen to after playing through the games.
The resulting Japanese article was a lot of text though, so for 10 years nobody really got around to translating it all… until now, thanks to Iwant and Chewy!
Here’s a sample from the text:
He may not have much of a presence nowadays, but Prince blended musical genres together. In a way, MOTHER did, too. I like his moves, it was like watching a monkey when I saw him on video. His level of concentration and the instantaneous force he held when diving into music-making was incredible. There’s not an explicit feel of funk in the game, but once in a while it’ll show its face through the bass phrases and rhythm. If you feel a little fun-kay! when you’re playing MOTHER, that’s why.
Check out the entire translated article here!
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- Dru, the 13-year old boy: I can’t believed I missed all this! I had my busiest week of school, and I barely had time to do anything other...
- GrapeEscape: @? Jigglypuff is a veteran and has been in every single Super Smash Bros. game since the original, so I don’t know what...
- Bionic: @starman0 Yes, it was a tweet from Itoi! I wrote to him in Japanese with extremely poor grammar (I only studied it for a couple of months,...
- eagle0wl: awesome!
- starman0: @Bionic: I wish I did! I was too in shock at what was happening to get one though. It was the stuff nightmares are made of :O