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February 7th, 2008 | Audio Stuff, MOTHER 3, Uncommon Knowledge

The other day I decided to see if there were any missing music tracks in MOTHER 3, as there was one (or maybe more?) missing/hidden in EarthBound. More info on what I did here, but here are some of the cooler results.



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55 Comments to Unused / Missing MOTHER 3 Music

Fobby said on Jan. 12, 2009

I like “Hi,” “A neat little thing,” “Another love theme,” “Don’t listen to this during a nightmare,” and– aw forget it. I like them all.

Tansunn said on Jan. 13, 2009

I think your “Love Theme version” is actually a rendition of the Pigmask Army’s theme…

nach0king said on Jan. 13, 2009

Underwater Morning is now my ringtone 😀

otherhand said on Jan. 13, 2009

That first “Love Theme version” isn’t the Love Theme at all! It’s the Pigmask theme, but … sad.

Maybe it was for use with the removed “Porky dies” sprites.

satsy said on Jan. 18, 2009

Oooh, the last one’s nice and creepy. :3

M3 had quite the interesting soundtrack. Wasn’t the same as the others but it definitely had it’s own charm to it. 😉

GoldenEevee said on Jan. 20, 2009

The barren factory one is creepy, it gave me chills, where does it play, and you forgot the creepy breathing sounds!

Alxprit said on Feb. 12, 2009

Barren Factory plays when you go back to the place where the pigmasks mistake you for the commander in Chapter 7.

HAK2 said on Feb. 13, 2009

i think he means “alternate love theme by one of itoi’s interveiws when he said that the Pig mask theme was going to be the main theme, but it was replaced by the love theme. so really, it was the original love theme.

eb0ebm3 said on Feb. 19, 2009

trainish sorta sounds like a song i’ve heard in the game before, but I can’t quite put my finger on it, and a song that plays somewhere in or near tazmilly? (Sorry my memory isn’t “great”

Anonymous said on Feb. 28, 2009

Trainish is a remix of the song that plays when you ride the Green Train.

MagusDuality said on Mar. 10, 2009

I think the creepy Giygas sounding thing is interesting.

Maybe they WERE planning to have Giygas in the game…

DanteAMD said on Apr. 4, 2009

MagusDuality, they were. There’s even unused bgs and sprites…

FireStar said on Apr. 5, 2009

Isn’t there also a unused version of the Battle against drago with “glitch-outs” and a version of etude for ghosts closer to the 64 version?

Matoking said on Apr. 5, 2009

The last one was very creepy. According to what I have heard, it was going to be used in the Lucas Nightmare battle or something.

booo95 said on Apr. 14, 2009

The last one sounded like a siren with a voice. Maybe there was gonna be a self-destruct sequence?

FuzzyPicklez said on May. 9, 2009

Maybe the slow Green Train one was originally planned for the mine cart ride. I guess since they scrapped that, they decided it was good train music so they made another train and sped the music up.

The Sad Pigmask theme sounds sort of like New Pork Bossa.

FuzzyPicklez said on May. 9, 2009

And maybe there was originally an underwater grotto and there was a hotel there, and when you woke up then the underwater morning music played.

I think that “Hi” one was originally the Mother 3 Saturn Valley theme. Especially with that “Boing” at the end. I thought this even before I heard the “Boing,” though. Maybe they liked it at first, but then they came up with Mr. Saturn Theme Z and liked it better, but they liked this enough to revise it and use it as the Mini-Porky minigame theme.

FuzzyPicklez said on May. 9, 2009

That slow version of “A Railway In Our Village!” was probably the Tazmily theme after everyone left for New Pork City. That’s my opinion on it, anyway.

I don’t know what to say about the other tracks.

FuzzyPicklez said on May. 31, 2009

Hey! If Barren Factory’s on that list, then so should the Final Needle Hot Spring!

Metroid_maniac said on Jun. 24, 2009

Sound familiar? it does…

oinkyescommander said on Jun. 29, 2009

“barren” sounds like the ruined zoos music a little(not snowman)
“awesome” sounds like overdone pokemon music

oinkyescommander said on Jun. 29, 2009

boo95, ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said on Jul. 14, 2009


Barren: use Saturn Pork Bean to get to the factory where Lucas got confused or the commander 🙂

PKSTARMAN said on Jul. 20, 2009

Wow… Maybe the “Boss thingy” song would be great in the game!

LucidEnigma said on Aug. 7, 2009

The song “a neat little thing” seems like a Epilouge, Chapter 9 intro song, perhaps there is more…

Jeagle101 said on Aug. 7, 2009

“Don’t listen to this during a nightmare” sounds a lot like Giygas speaking to you in your sleep or something ._.’

Curiomime said on Aug. 11, 2009

Is there links to Mother 3 tracks ripped directly from the game somewhere? Like the actual GBA tracks, so I can play them in winamp. (For those that don’t know, there are special plugins that’ll let you play Video game music ripped from various games and game systems)

PSIchopath said on Aug. 16, 2009

You either Jeagle101????

Gurp said on Aug. 17, 2009

Another Love theme sounds a lot like and Then There Were None. Both I like a lot.

Davidronled J.r said on Nov. 26, 2009

Trianish is used in the game when you go on the green trian right it sounds the same.. to me.

MuthaTweeFan said on Jan. 11, 2010

The “Love Theme Version” song is actually the Pigmask theme. I guess it might’ve been used instead of the “Absolutely Safe Capsule” track OR if Porky might have actually died.

MuthaTweeFan said on Jan. 11, 2010

By the way, If you increase the pitch of the last one, you can make out that it’s what the DCMC say starting out their last song. (1 2, 3, 4, 1 2, 1 2, 3, 4.) If you listen carefully, you can also make it seem like it’s saying 1 2, Lu, cas… The original idea that this would be used for was that *SPOILERS* Claus would be possessed by Giygas and he would call out to Lucas. Slowing down the music reveals that after the DCMC say “1 2, 3, 4,”, you can hear cheering DCMC fans in the backround.

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NES said on Apr. 22, 2010

I like DCMC music it RAAAAAAKS

CHUGGamon said on Apr. 22, 2010

I LIKE MOTHER 3 GAMEplay but i never played it yet i wish arrrrgh

CHUGGamon said on Apr. 22, 2010

Some people thinks that kumatora is hot ?

TheMr.SaturnGuy said on May. 29, 2010

I think there was supposed to be an underwater bed/resting place and Underwater Morning was supposed to play when you get up

iamwinsauce said on Jun. 11, 2010

hey, anyone remember ionia’s needle? how it had a MOAT around it? maybe ionia’s seashell (heck, maybe all of them!) could’ve been underwater!

iamwinsauce said on Jun. 11, 2010

“hi” sounds like another thing i heard. maybe removed for copyright or sumthin, eyeunno.. but yet again, there are like 20 million musical references in mother 3, so…
still, can’t quite put my finger on where i heard hi.

iamwinsauce said on Jun. 11, 2010

love theme version makes me want to cry.
God damn! how did porky become such a sympathetic villain!?

iamwinsauce said on Jun. 11, 2010

a neat little thing sounds a lot like “run, my dog, run!”
maybe a neat little thing was the original?

TheMr.SaturnGuy said on Jun. 19, 2010

The Love Theme version sounds like the Pigmask/Porky theme. that leads me to belive that it was the beta/alpha love theme.

TheMr.SaturnGuy said on Jun. 19, 2010

I wonder what Ness thought about Porky after Porky was finnaly gone……

Penguiness said on Jul. 25, 2010

The “Barren” theme is actually a vocal version of the battle song “Tragic Reconstruction.”

Ninia said on Nov. 20, 2010

Lu…cas (or in Japanese)
help me…
That is probably the scariest BGM I’ve ever heard in my life.(Don’t listen to this during a nightmare)

On a cheerier note, “Trainish” is probably one of the best cut-out-but-should-be-put-back-in songs EVER!

Lumakiri said on Feb. 17, 2011

The unused backgrounds aren’t for Giygas… sigh. They’re representative of how Lucas sees Claus throughout the final battle – as a mindless robot (the first unused sprite), then as dead (the angel) so on and so forth. It’s really deep and unnerving and it s a much darker version of the battle.

It’s not Giygas, maurons.

lolWatt said on Feb. 17, 2011


Who are you calling a “mauron”? When it’s spelled “moron”

carl said on Apr. 10, 2011

i love the diffrent hi version

anonymous said on Apr. 10, 2011

I know I’ve heard the “Love Theme Version” song before, I think I had a cover of it saved on my computer once, but I can’t seem to find it. 🙁 It’s a shame, I loved that song.

Also, the Barren song is really pretty, now I want to find that place in the game.

Is there anywhere on the internet where all the music files from the game are, by any chance?

Beanisawsome1 said on Jun. 25, 2011

The last one is very disturbing.
Imagine if Nintendo left that in.
There would be complaints from parents everywhere in Japan. xD

Matthewtheman said on Oct. 17, 2012

That 2nd love theme version seems to be a sadder and slower version of “Volcano! Inferno!”

Ziz said on Jan. 10, 2013

I like all songs, except for the last one. It sounds very creepy.
I also think that Claus is saying “Lu…cas, help me…” even I mostly hear “Ryu…ka, help me…” in it. Now, if you listen to this soundtrack once, you hear it, that’s sure.
Listen a second time to it, much more carefully now.
Without making it slow I can hear that it’s not the “help”, what most fans are thinking to hear, it’s really “three”. You can’t really hear the “one, two” and the “four”, but I can hear the “three” though.
It’s just in my opinion. Sure, some fans will think otherwise, but well. Like I said, it’s my opinion.

Lucas said on Jan. 25, 2014

Don’t listen to this during a nightmare-scary.mp3 it’s during the battle with Vapor 2.Maybe Claus soul calling for help from Hell due to its brother Lucas.This soundtrack is scarier than Hidden Track from EarthBound.

Lucas said on Jan. 25, 2014

Some guy on Starmen.net topic called “Itoi’s Ending” plans to efford missing final boss issues.
2.Rope snake.
4.Aleolia’s Table.
5.Vapor 2.

Lucas said on Jan. 25, 2014

If somebody plans and/or making back MOTHER 3 Beta sprites it’s important not by Game Shark Codes,but adding to game like restoring level map of Hidden Palace Zone to Sonic 2(2013).


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